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

Position Title: Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Gerstell Academy has an immediate opening for a Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will develop and oversee the Alumni and Development functions for Gerstell Academy. Position is a 12-month position and reports to the President and the Board of Trustees.

This position is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for Gerstell Academy. S/he will create an Annual Fund plan, including the case for support, schedule, and implementation to ensure the continued growth and increased participation from all constituent groups. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will manage all aspects of the annual giving program, including personal solicitations, as well as telephone, electronic and mailed appeals. This person will manage the Alumni Relations function, including managing the contact information database and planning alumni events to ensure the continued connection between Gerstell Academy and the alumni.

This team member should appreciate Gerstell Academy's mission, strive to live Gerstell's Principles and Attributes and embrace the Gerstell Leadership Model. This person must possess the ability, experience, demeanor and talent to successfully work with alumni, students, colleagues, parents, trustees, parents of alumni, and other members of the Gerstell community.

Position Requirements

  • Preference for a Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year experience in fundraising, preferably annual giving.
  • Preference to fundraising for an independent school.
  • Excellence in both written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Appreciation of Gerstell's mission, Principles and Attributes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to participate in some weekend and evening events as well as some events during school breaks.
  • Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Creativity and flexibility.

How to Apply / Contact

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Carol Klauss at cklauss@gerstell.org.
EOE

Athletics

Seeking: Varsity Boys Cross Country Head Coach

Gerstell Academy is accepting applications for the position of MIAA Varsity Boys Cross Country Coach for the 2018 Fall season. 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. The Cross Country season runs from mid August through the beginning of November. Candidates should have previous experience either competing or coaching. This individual will be in charge of organizing and planning daily practices, training strategy and program management. Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Athletic Director Christine Hryzak at chryzak@gerstell.org

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Seeking: Varsity Girls Cross Country Head Coach

Gerstell Academy is accepting applications for the position of IAAM Varsity Girls Cross Country Coach for the 2018 Fall season. 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. The Cross Country season runs from mid August through the beginning of November. Candidates should have previous experience either competing or coaching. This individual will be in charge of organizing and planning daily practices, training strategy and program management. Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Athletic Director Christine Hryzak at chryzak@gerstell.org

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Seeking: Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Gerstell Academy is accepting applications for the position of Varsity Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach for the 2018 spring season. 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. The Lacrosse season runs from the end of February through mid-May. Candidates should have previous lacrosse experience either playing or coaching. This individual will be in charge of assisting with daily practices, game strategy and game management. Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Athletic Director Christine Hryzak at chryzak@gerstell.org


PE/Athletics

Seeking: Strength and Conditioning Coach/Teacher

Gerstell Academy is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach/Teacher beginning July 1, 2018. This is a full-time, 10-month position, teaching Middle and Upper School weight training classes. This position requires working with student-athletes and assisting them with reaching their individual and team goals. 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, Leadership Principles and Attributes. The right candidate will be expected to know, understand, model, and incorporate the Gerstell Academy Value System and Leadership Model into all aspects of the weight training program. Candidates should have prior teaching experience or experience working with athletes in this area. Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and NSCA certification in strength and conditioning preferred.

This individual will assist in developing and teaching curriculum for the Upper School weight training classes and Middle School introductory units as well as work directly with the Director of Athletics and Head Coaches to assess the individual conditioning needs of each program.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Christine Hryzak, Director of Athletics/Physical Education, at chryzak@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: January 3, 2018

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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