Professional Opportunities


The Gerstell Academy faculty and staff work cooperatively to serve as role models for the entire school community. All functions of school operation provide learning opportunities for Gerstell Academy students. Faculty and staff will mentor, teach, and challenge Gerstell Academy students to grow into roles of greater responsibility. The faculty and staff fulfill their responsibility by articulating and implementing the mission and philosophy of the school on a daily basis.

Gerstell Academy is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and is committed to treating all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability.


Current Openings:

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Administration/Staff

Associate Director of College Guidance

Gerstell Academy is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Guidance. The Associate will work with the Director of College Guidance and is expected to know, understand, model, and incorporate the Gerstell Academy Value System and Leadership Model into all aspects of the College Guidance Program.

The job description includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Director in initiating and sustaining college contacts through campus visits, meetings with representatives, as well as completing and reviewing letters of recommendation for each student of the graduating class.
  • Coordinate registration of students in concurrent-enrollment college courses and online high school courses. Maintain all records (enrollment, grades, payment) and serve as proctor for online tests.
  • Meet with families and/or parents about their student's college admission process.
  • Update and maintain college communication bulletin board.
  • Maintain a list of local and national scholarships that will serve as a resource to the students and parents of Gerstell Academy.
  • Update students files and provide training on the online college admission software program database - Naviance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of College Guidance, the Head of Upper School and the President.
  • Maintain a high level of verbal, written, and electronic communication with teachers, students and parents.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point, and The Education Edge (school administrative software).
  • Be proficient in Naviance software program.
  • Attend all College Guidance Student-Parent Forums and support the Director of College Guidance during those events. Be prepared to present at College Guidance Student-Parent Forums in the absence of the Director of College Guidance.
  • Assist with the standardized testing process for grades 9-12.

Bachelor's degree and previous experience preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume an references to Mr. Brian Abbott, Head of Upper School babbott@gerstell.org.



Head of Lower School Admissions

Gerstell Academy is seeking a full time Lower School Admissions Associate. This position is a 12-month position with hours that are conducted primarily during the work week, but include evening and weekend responsibilities.

The Lower School admissions associate will lead all aspects of the primary and elementary admissions process for prospective Pre-K through Fifth grade applicants. The primary responsibilities of this highly visible position include:

-coordinate outreach in the community to generate interest in the Gerstell Academy lower school program, working closely with preschool directors, educational consultants, and local educational organizations. Represent Gerstell at local events.

-plan and lead admissions events for parents and prospective students, including tours, open house, community events, and receptions/playdates for admitted and enrolled families.

-manage the applicant pool, including application and file review, coordinating applicant visits and assessments, and overseeing Pre-K and Kindergarten group evaluations.

-Coordinate lower school shadow day visits for prospective students.

-Present candidates for admission to Admissions Committee and maintain open communications with Director of Admissions.

Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree and knowledge of early childhood elementary education.

-Minimum of three year's experience in lower school admissions with demonstrated success in enrollment growth.

-Strong marketing ability aligned with social media experience.

-Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

-Ability to collaborate well with faculty, administrators, and parents.

-Strong communication and organizational skills.

-Consistent and timely follow up.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Mary Louque, Director of Admissions/Vice President, at mlouque@gerstell.org


All School

No openings at this time.

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Athletics

No openings at this time




Middle/Upper School

Mathematics Instructor

Gerstell Academy is seeking a Mathematics teacher for the 2017-18 academic year with leadership experience and capable of teaching, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Probability & Statistics. Gerstell Academy is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, college preparatory leadership school based on the value system defined by the Gerstell Academy Mission, Motto, Principles and Attributes. This full-time position includes teaching students in grades six through twelve. Duties will include teaching the Mission, Motto, Principles and Attributes, teaching mathematics courses, committee work, curriculum mapping, serving as a student advisor, and other duties as assigned or needed to develop school programs. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. The desired candidate will be able to teach Mathematics as an academic course and as a vehicle to teach leadership education and character development. Please send resume to Mr. Brian Abbott, Head of Upper School, Gerstell Academy via email - babbott@gerstell.org.


Transportation

Job Title: Bus Driver
Department/Group: Transportation
Location: Gerstell Academy
Level/Salary Range: TBD
HR Contact: Josh Baldwin x1315, jbaldwin@gerstell.org, email or fax your resume to 410-861-9092.
Will Train Applicant(s): Yes, but must be willing to obtain Commercial Driver's License with endorsements. (see below)
Position Type: Part Time
Date Posted: August 31st, 2017

Job Description:
Roles and Responsibilities

A bus driver for Gerstell Academy must have good communication skills, be able to work effectively as a team member and with students of all ages, and adhere to the Leadership Principles, Attributes and policies of the school. The driver must be able to complete vehicle pre and post trip inspections, comply with all the DOT and MVA standards that apply, including a criminal background check, random Drug and Alcohol Testing, Medical examination/certification, and routine Driving Record background checks.

Furthermore, the driver must follow all safety policies and emergency procedures, including an ability to safely adhere to all route schedules; must be able to communicate schedule changes weeks in advance and be flexible during on duty periods to cover transportation requests.

Additional Requirements:
Submit to Driver Monitoring Program.
Participate in weekly transportation safety and staff meetings.
Supervise students after lower school dismissal (30min)
Positive, flexible attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed.
Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Transportation, or President of the School.

Preferred Skills:
Three years professional driving experience (buses or 15 passenger vans) preferred; will train to Commercial Driver's License standards with School Bus, Air Brakes, and Passenger endorsements.

Additional Notes:
Set Schedule: Weekdays (School Days) 5:45am-8:15am & 3:00pm-6:00pm
Flexibility: Field Trips and Athletic Events vary, but will include morning and evening routes and the occasional Saturday; Back-up availability to cover absences for the morning route 5:45am-8:15am.


Gerstell Academy

2500 Old Westminster Pike | Finksburg, MD 21048 | 410-861-3000 | 1-866-861-3000

"Gerstell Academy is the only leadership school in the area, and our children have benefited greatly by its values-based curriculum."

Leadership permeates all aspects of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their leadership in school, at home, and in the community.

"The admissions process at Gerstell Academy was a wonderfully welcoming experience. From the moment we entered the Robert E. Smith Hall, we knew that Gerstell was where we wanted our child to be."

"The challenging academics at Gerstell Academy taught our daughter to think critically and to be prepared to compete in an increasingly global society. We loved the Spanish fluency requirement."

Physical training encompasses both daily physical education opportunities and competitive athletics.

Gerstell Academy depends on the generous financial support of the entire Gerstell community. Please join us in the effort to make Gerstell greater!

Gerstell Alumni represent everything that is Gerstell. They are the ambassadors of the school that live the mission every day.

Gerstell Academy aspires and endeavors to remain a vibrant contributing member of our local communities.

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