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Employment

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, the Global School®, values employees who are knowledgeable in their fields and committed to serving a global community. We offer our faculty and staff competitive compensation and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. If you would like to join our community, we welcome your application for an available position.

WMA prohibits discriminatory conduct of any kind. Unlawful discrimination is the unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics that are specifically protected by law or Academy policy. These characteristics include: race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, gender identity and any other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Faculty Positions

Upper school spanish

Opening: Upper School Spanish

Wilbraham & Monson Academy seeks a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will possess native or near-native ability in Spanish as well as a strong academic background in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. In addition to classroom teaching of four sections, the position will include coaching or equivalent afternoon responsibilities for two seasons.

The ideal candidate will be an educator with:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or related field
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to diverse populations and global engagement
  • Knowledge of and/or commitment to integrate relevant classroom technologies
  • A track record of collaboration with colleagues
  • Exceptional writing and speaking skills in English and Spanish

Competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For information about the school, please visit our website at www.wma.us. EOE.

Applicants for faculty positions should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Wally Swanson
Dean of Faculty
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

For candidates with less than five years of teaching experience, please include a transcript.

Anticipated Openings

Upper School Science

Anticipated Opening: Upper School Science

Wilbraham & Monson Academy seeks a full-time Science teacher for the 2017 - 2018 academic year to teach Grade 9 science. The Grade 9 STEM Science class aims to teach conceptual physics (Algebra 1 based). The candidate should be familiar with Next Generation Science Standards, be comfortable with Engineering Design Process and Design Thinking methodologies, and embrace project and problem based learning in a global context. In addition to classroom teaching of four sections, the position will include coaching or equivalent afternoon responsibilities for two seasons.

The ideal candidate will be an educator with:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the Sciences
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to diverse populations and global engagement
  • Knowledge of and/or commitment to integrate relevant classroom technologies
  • A track record of collaboration with colleagues

Competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For information about the school, please visit our website at www.wma.us. EOE.

Applicants for faculty positions should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Wally Swanson
Dean of Faculty
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

For candidates with less than five years of teaching experience, please include a transcript.

Coaching Positions

Varsity girls volleyball

Girls' Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

This position, starting in the Fall of 2017, involves the leadership and development of the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team. This position would also assist with the development of the Junior Varsity program. The coach is responsible for the organizing, training and match coaching of the varsity team. The first day of practice is Aug. 28 and the season concludes Nov. 11, although the postseason tournament takes place the following week.

Practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Matches take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wednesday away matches could mean a departure time of as early as 12:30 p.m. on that day. Saturdays have a similar schedule. A potential candidate for this position would need to be available during these hours on all days cited.

If you have interest, please contact Wilbraham & Monson Athletic Director Don Nicholson.

Email: dnicholson@wma.us

Phone: 413.596.6811 ext. 124

Staff Positions

director of leadership and planned giving

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: Working closely with the Director of Advancement, the Director of Leadership & Planned Giving will design, implement, lead and oversee a comprehensive leadership and planned giving program. The Director of Leadership & Planned Giving will focus on increasing, diversifying and maintaining a portfolio of key prospects for the institution and designing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts from current donors and potential donors to support planned giving and endowment goals related to the WMA
  • Serve as planned giving resource for staff and periodically provide opportunities for training and education
  • Lead monthly leadership giving meetings to develop strategies to identify, research, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with other frontline fundraisers
  • Oversee stewardship of endowed, leadership and planned gifts, as well as manage the enrollment and membership of the Heritage Society (WMA’s planned giving society)
  • Maintain an active prospect pool within assigned region and decade and conduct at least 8 - 10 face-to-face visits per month
  • Actively support the annual giving goals of the Academy in addition to leadership and planned giving goals
  • Coordinate with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations to recruit and manage volunteers for the 25th and 50th Reunion classes
  • Work with the 25th and 50th Reunion classes to establish and achieve dollar and participation goals for Reunion giving
  • Work closely with Marketing & Communications department to design and conduct direct mail and advertising for planned giving vehicles
  • Maintain professional associations and connections to remain current on best practices for planned giving vehicles so as to be able to serve as a resource for donors and staff
  • Conduct initial review of completed planned giving documents to ensure that they comply with WMA standards, IRS guidelines and are in the schools best interest

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Skill Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Significant experience in major gifts, planned giving and a proven track record of fundraising success, building and broadening major gift prospect pool preferably in an educational setting
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

director of stewardship and donor relations

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: Design, manage and implement a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that promotes recognition of donors at all levels that sustains a positive and mutually rewarding relationship between donors and WMA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and develop all stewardship related activities within the Advancement Office
  • Plan and execute stewardship events throughout the year to honor and recognize leadership and legacy donors. Including, but not limited to Heritage Breakfast, Named Scholarship Dinner
  • Work closely with fundraising colleagues to provide appropriate donor recognition for endowment, leadership and capital gifts
  • In conjunction with Marketing & Communications, manage the content of the annual report portion of the alumni magazine
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting as it relates to the stewardship of named or endowed funds
  • Review and modify, in consultation with the Director of Advancement, the acknowledgement process to ensure that donors are thanked in a personal, timely and appropriate manner
  • Establish donor recognition for first-time donors, consecutive year donors and lifetime donors.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Communications Department to highlight stewardship opportunities in Academy publications including but not limited to Academy World and Bell and Atlas Newsletter
  • Manage a prospect pool of assigned individuals within assigned region and decade and maintain regular contact with them to support the annual fund and the strategic goals of the Academy

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals

Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in development, fundraising, alumni relations or related field, preferably in an educational environment
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

director of parent programs

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: Reporting to the Director of Advancement, The Director of Parent Programs is primarily responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of WMA’s current parent constituency. The individual will be expected to focus the majority of their time working to cultivate and promote a positive relationship with top parent prospects to generate significant Annual Fund and capital gifts. In addition, manage the acknowledgements of all gifts to the Parents Fund and develop new stewardship techniques as required.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and implement an annual fundraising plan for parents in each class
  • Organize an appeal timeline, identify volunteer assignments, determine goals and target solicitation amounts
  • Develop parent annual fund program that utilizes parent volunteers to help solicit and support the goals of the parent Annual Fund
  • Recruit and manage all parent volunteers including but not limited to current parent class chairs, committee members and Parent Association members
  • Organize volunteer phone-a-thons as determined by the Annual Fund program
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteers via email, school website, phone, etc.
  • Work with Director of Advancement to develop and create a parent leadership group consisting of parents with capacity for major gifts to the Academy
  • Annually, identify new and returning parents to invite onto the parent leadership group
  • Manage parent leadership group and create events specifically for them
  • Prepare, generate and mail annual parent appeals
  • Serve as a liaison to the Parents Association
  • Attend all parent events for identification, cultivation and solicitation purposes
  • Attend and track parent events and participation
  • Expected to personally visit minimum of 5 - 8 parents per month during the fiscal year
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in annual fund, volunteer management or other fundraising activities, preferably within an educational setting
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

Office manager/administrative assistant

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: The Office Manager/Administrative Support person is responsible for oversight of the daily business operations of the Office of Advancement to ensure that it runs in an organized and efficient manner. Additionally, this person will be responsible for providing specific administrative support to the Director of Advancement and general support to other directors in the office.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Answer telephones, photocopy, fax, post notices, file, and make follow-up telephone calls when necessary, in support of the office operations
  • Monitor and assist with logistics of direct mail program, including planning, developing list criteria and output, mail house coordination and in-house printing where needed.
  • As a member of the A&D team, attend and assist during selected alumni, parent and prospect activities and events. Some events will require weekend or evening hours.
  • Manage the agenda and minutes for weekly staff meetings
  • Assist with the scheduling of appointments for the Director of Advancement
  • Prepare all itineraries and donor profiles for Director of Advancement
  • Assist Director of Advancement with coordination of materials for quarterly Trustee meetings
  • Work with Director of Advancement to process expense reports for travelers and maintain budget report

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience with database administration, familiarity with Senior Systems, Raiser’s Edge or other CRM database a plus
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A track record of meeting deadlines and being detail-oriented
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

security guard

Security Guard

Part-time: 10 - 20 hours per week

Job Description: The primary function of Security Guard is to practice the “detect, deter, observe and report” methodology. It is your duty to make rounds at designated times. This means to make sure everything is secure, i.e. doors locked, windows closed and lights are off. Also, check boilers during heating season and make sure they are running properly (no leaking pipes, etc.) Security Guard acts to protect property by maintaining a high visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, observing (either directly, through patrols, or by watching alarm systems or video cameras) for signs of crime, fire or disorder; then taking action and reporting any incidents to the Administrator and emergency services as appropriate.

Security Guard must be familiar with the WMA “Crisis Response” manual.

The Guard provides a visible deterrence to a crime as well as presents a positive impression of rule enforcement at the school.

Security Guard is often called upon to respond to minor emergencies and to assist in serious emergencies by guiding emergency responders to the scene of the incident and documenting what happened on an incident report.

Guard will also provide security for special school events or functions.

Skill requirements:

  • Requires good judgment in the analysis of facts and their application
  • Good interpersonal skills for contact with both faculty, administration and students
  • Good communication skills to communicate well as you have to deal with faculty and students, knowing how to effectively speak to them – being assertive and calm – may help you to avert potentially volatile situations
  • Requires the ability to work independently
  • Must possess a valid Massachusetts operator’s license

This position requires a lot of walking, lifting 50 pounds or less, as well as dealing with situations that may require the use of physical strength.

Educational requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • CPR certified
  • Preferred associate’s degree in Administration of Justice or equivalent or prior experience as a law enforcement officer.

Contact Bill Passy at 413.949.0919.

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