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Employment Opportunities

Are you looking to become part of an exciting and positive school environment offering a rewarding experience?

The Albany Academies -- Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy -- practice a leadership model of education combining individual attention to students with project-based learning and demanding academics. We also combine single-gender education through the Tenth Grade with a co-educational program for juniors and seniors. For more than 200 years, the Academies have led the way in the Capital Region.

The Albany Academies, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, value diversity and seek applications from all qualified individuals.

The Albany Academies are currently seeking the following positions:

To apply email your resume and letter of interest, with the position title in the subject line, to jobs@albanyacademies.org.

Faculty Positions

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  • Albany Academies AAG Upper School Dean

    Overview
    The Albany Academies are independent, Pre-School through Grade 12 and Post-graduate, educational institutions located in Albany, New York that coordinates single-sex and co-educational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
     
    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to excellence. For more information about the school go to albanyacademies.org
     
    Position Summary - The Albany Academy for Girls Upper School Dean of Students is accountable for all aspects of the girls Upper School student life.
     
    Reports to – Hilary King, Upper School Division Director

    Essential Duties - In collaboration with the Upper School Division Director and the Academic Leadership Team, the AAG Dean is responsible for the following.
    • Maintain congruency between student activities and The Albany Academies mission
    • Monitor daily attendance and address student lateness, absences, and truancies, and provide daily feedback to faculty regarding student attendance
    • Ensure effective and efficient daily operations
    • Articulate the student programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, necessary to ensure that constituencies are fully informed, such that they are able to perform their individual roles
    • Provide an orderly, controlled, supportive environment in a way that fosters high morale, so that learning can take place
    • Meet the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the students
    • Oversee and direct the activities of those sponsoring student organizations, Leadership, and House activities
    • In conjunction with the student life team and student leaders, plan, implement and supervise spirit building/community building activities before and during home athletic events, as well as community service days and field days, and other special occasions
    • Maintain all manner of student adherence to expectations
    • Follow-through with correspondence and maintain records relating to disciplinary actions
    • Coordinate new student orientation and new student homeroom responsibilities
    • Schedule parent/teacher conferences and maintain related records and correspondence
    • Counsel students, working closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Schedule special programs and gatherings, such as community service days, wellness assemblies, alcohol awareness, and the like
    • Keep the Division Director informed of student issues and all other relevant matters
    • Assist in mentoring new faculty in their transition to the Upper School and/or The Albany Academies
    • Supervise and manage Upper School faculty regarding the advising program
    • Assist in preparing and maintaining the school's master calendar for Student Life Events.
    • Assist in building student schedules
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Upper School Division Director
    • Support the school and its leadership
    • Be a visible presence on campus
    • Strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation and work toward the resolution of routine and unique problems as they arise
    • Oversee the coordination of co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs
    Capabilities/Knowledge
    • Demonstrated leadership skills necessary for working with students and parents and collaborating with members of the Professional Community
    • Understands the social, emotional, and psychological needs of Upper Schoolchildren
    • Leading project teams
    • Prioritizing, organizing, and managing time
    Characteristics
    • Cares deeply about developing children
    • Flexible to adjust to whatever comes up each day
    • Enthusiasm for contributing to the students, the Division, and the School
    • Recognizes individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each student
    • Agile problem-solver
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Role model for students and other community members with regard to professional demeanor, attendance, and punctuality, teamwork, relationships, accepting constructive feedback, and communication
    Experience
    • Engaging with students as a teacher or administrator (required)
    • K-12 Administrative experience (preferred)
    Education
    • Bachelor’s degree (required)
    • Master’s degree (preferred)
    Schedule
    • This is a Full-time, 12-month position
    • The typical workday is 7:45 am–4:15 pm, with events taking place after hours and on weekends
     
    FLSA Classification: Exempt
     
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled classroom/office environment
    • Routinely move about inside the building and occasionally outside from building to building
    • Frequent interaction with others via speaking, listening, and typing
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will
  • Pre-school Assistant Teacher

    The Opportunity
    The Albany Academies is seeking a part-time, Pre-school Assistant Teacher. Pre-school is the earliest entry point into our Early Childhood Program.
     
    Overview
    The Albany Academies are independent, Pre-School through Grade 12 and Post-graduate, educational institutions located in Albany, New York that coordinates single-sex and co-educational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
     
    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence. For more information about the school go to albanyacademies.org.

    The Early Childhood Program
     
    Purpose
    The skills, habits, knowledge, and understandings developed in The Albany Academies Early Childhood program prepare children to be successful in our Primary Program (Grades 1-4) and beyond. This is accomplished through both play-based and cognitive approaches to growth and development. We spark curiosity and guide children to be passionate, inquisitive, and engaged learners who are also emerging as resilient and purposeful regarding their own development. In this phase of our program, children will experience both co-ed and single-sex environments. The preschool classroom is co-ed.
     
    Components of the Early Childhood Program
    The key components of our program include learning through play, child-centered classrooms, a whole-child approach, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, family-school partnership, and the systematic development of foundational content, skills, and habits.
     
    One of the hallmarks of an Academy education is collaboration in learning. In our Early Childhood program, we build the civic virtues and social competencies that support collaboration through a “centers” approach. Learning centers are teacher-created spaces and activities in the room designed for children to explore, acquire academic skills, and create, with increasing independence. Some centers stay the same all year, while others change weekly or daily depending on the topics and themes being studied.
     
    Thematic units provide the learning framework for a year of learning in the Early Childhood program. Themes such as seasons, lifecycles, families, and communities, are
    the centerpiece of learning around which teachers plan literacy activities, learning centers, discussions, field trips, and projects.
     
    The family-school partnership ensures consistency, support, and a positive relationship. The program is based on a safe, compassionate, warm, and respectful atmosphere. This promotes secure attachment between the child, the teacher(s), and the school community. Regular communication to the home regarding daily activities promotes child-family communication regarding the program to ensure smooth transitions between school and home. We refer to this family-child-school relationship as the triangle of secure attachment.

    Program Outcomes
    In addition to meeting and exceeding academic standards, students in the Early Childhood program at The Albany Academies also develop:

    Character:
    • Discover and develop a curiosity for learning
    • Begin to manage personal needs
    • Work through challenges and obstacles
    • Actively engage in their experience
    Personal virtues:
    • Use words instead of actions in difficult situations
    • Adapt to changes in routine
    • Accept and implement creative suggestions from others
    Cognitive Values:
    • Try another way to do something when suggested by a peer
    • Attempt to solve a problem by guessing based on past success
    • Try not to repeat a mistake
    Civic Virtues:
    • Participate in class responsibilities
    • Identify behaviors that are sensitive to the needs of others
    • Show concern for others and the community
    Social Virtues:
    • Listen to others and engage in cooperative play
    • Work with other children to complete a task
    • Recognize the contributions of other children
    Moral Character:
    • Take turns and wait for turn
    • Invite other children to join an activity,
    • Show an understanding that other children may feel differently from self
    Children successfully completing the Early Childhood program will be developing young learners who are curious, purposeful thinkers with emerging personal, intellectual, and social virtues
    The Pre-school Assistant Teacher Role
     
    The role of the teacher is to be caring, flexible, and attentive to the changing needs and developmental stages of their students. Teachers model the behaviors, skills, and habits they wish to instill in their students. Facilitate active learning, creativity, and inquiry through daily lessons and activities. Strike the delicate balance of knowing when to observe, when to encourage, when to guide, when to redirect, when to teach, when to question, and when to intervene throughout the day. Engage parents in their child’s learning and development in a variety of ways including daily feedback, regular conferences, and school events.

    Experience
    • ·1 year of teaching experience with young learners
    Education
    • Associates degree (required)
    • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
    Characteristics
    • Caring and patient
    • Communicates effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
    • Is calm in challenging situations
    • Has enthusiasm for the work
    FLSA Status – Exempt
     
    Assignment type: Part-time, 4 hours daily through June 2022
     
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • COVID19 vaccination required
    • The role is conducted in a heated and cooled classroom
    • Requires frequent movement in the classroom
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will

Staff Positions

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  • Admissions & Enrollment Office Assistant

    Overview
    The Albany Academies are independent, Pre-School through Grade 12 and Post-graduate, educational institutions located in Albany, New York that coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.

    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence. For more information about the school go to albanyacademies.org

    Summary
    The Admissions &Enrollment Office Assistant reports to the Director of Admissions & Enrollment and supports the day-to-day operations of the office. This part-time position contributes to meeting the enrollment goals of The Albany Academies. To be successful the individual must be warm and professional in representing the School to prospective students and families, and highly organized to work with them throughout the admissions process.

    Qualifications
    • Education: Associates degree required
    • Experience: 3 years of office administrative experience required
    • Demonstrated ability to master databases
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
    Characteristics
    • Follow through and attention to detail
    • Highly organized
    • Focused on the success of the team
    • Articulate communicator
    • Flexible
    • Inspired by the mission of the school

    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Manage all admissions related information
    • Organize and schedule events and tours
    • Support the communications with prospective students/families
    • Process incoming and outgoing mail
    • Support Admissions initiatives as needed
    Reporting Structure – This position reports to the Director of Admissions & Enrollment, within the Institutional Advancement Office.

    Travel – Not required

    Schedule – Part-time, Monday to Friday, up to 20 hours per week throughout the year, with the option for some of the work to be done from home

    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled office environment
    • Most of the work can be done sitting
    • Routinely move about inside the building and occasionally outside from building to building
    • Frequent interaction with others through speaking, listening, and typing
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
  • COVID19 Testing Coordinator

    Summary
    • Plan, manage, execute and track COVID19 testing for The Albany Academies community, including students, faculty, and staff.
    • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear personal protective equipment at all times.
    Reports to – Angela Sears, Lead Nurse

    Essential Duties
    In support of the School Nurse;
    • Prepare for testing
    • Support communication of the testing plan/logistics with participants
    • Execute testing
    • Track testing participation
    • Ensure 100% participation of target group, through follow-up communications
    Capabilities/Knowledge
    • Organizing events
    • Communications - both written and oral
    Characteristics
    • Organized
    • Detail-oriented to achieve high-quality outcomes
    • Approachable to provide a positive participant experience
    • Able to maintain confidentiality
    Experience
    • Has planned, organized, and executed large events
    • Managed a database
    • Medical background (Desired)
    Education
    • Associates Degree
    Schedule
    • Part-time, 2 days per week position, 8 hours per day, through June 2022
    FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (hourly)
     
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled environment
    • Routinely move about inside the building and occasionally outside from building to building
    • Frequent direct, face-to-face interaction with others
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will

Coaching Positions

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  • : Head Modified Basketball Coach – Albany Academy for Girls (AAG)

    Overview
    The Albany Academies, a Pre-School through 12, independent school located in Albany, New York, coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers. The School has been in existence for more than 200 years. Today, The Albany Academies is a Pre-School through grade 12, independent school that coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers. The School has more than 700 students across the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Divisions.

    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to excellence.

    For more information about the School go to albanyacademies.org

    The Basketball Program
    The Albany Academy for Girls offers a wide range of athletic teams for students in grades 7-12. Most student-athletes participate in multiple sports. Our coaches focus on the development of each individual and are passionate about their sport. The basketball program plays a role in developing teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and sportsmanship that sets student/athletes apart.

    The Role
    The AAG Modified Head Basketball Coach is responsible, in collaboration with the Athletic Director and the Varsity Basketball Coach, for the success of the girls’ modified basketball program. Coach the AAG Modified basketball team from October 15, 2021 – March 11, 2022
    • Daily practices - weekdays 2:30-3:15 pm
    • Games - generally, weekdays 5:30-6:30pm
    Experience
    • Basketball coaching (Required)
    • Current youth basketball coach (Preferred)
    Qualifications
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree
    • First Aid, CPR, and Concussion Management that meets NYS Coaching requirements 
    • Successful background check
    • New York State harassment prevention certification (provided)
    Characteristics
    • Leader of others
    • Developer of young women
    • Passionate about basketball
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