Employment Opportunities

Assistant Head of School/Director of Curriculum

The Assistant Head of School/Director of Curriculum is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all programs involving students and faculty.  When the Head of School is not available or on-site, the Assistant Head of School will be in charge.  This is a full-time exempt position reporting directly to the Head of School.

We value diversity, inclusion, and belonging and believe our community is made stronger by the differences represented by our students, faculty, staff, and families. We invite educational professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

School Operations

  • Act as the educational leader of the school, responsible for its day-to-day operation; directs the activities of the members of the school instructional staff in the performance of their duties
  • Foster an environment in which learning can take place, a school climate which is supportive and which reflects high morale
  • Grow a culture in which unity is achieved through tact, helpfulness, respect, and recognizes individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each teacher
  • Work toward a resolution of all problems – both routine and unique – as they arise
  • Keep the Head of School informed of the general programs, activities, and problems of the school; visibly present in all areas of the school
  • Participate in the admission process with the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment
  • Support the development and implements operational policies (The Student/Parent Handbook, Employee Handbook, enrollment and medical forms)
  • Revise Crisis Management Guide and conducts safety drills
  • Participate in developing the annual budget
  • Serve as an active member of the Leadership Team, Admission Team, Social Committee, and Board Committees as assigned
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies, and maintain the educational standards established by the state and by those agencies that examine and accredit the school
  • Support the school and its leadership

Education

  • Make recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty
  • Order instructional materials
  • Maintain program accredited by the PA Department of Education for the orientation of new teachers and in-service training of all teachers
  • Write the Professional Education Plan accredited by the PA Department of Education to provide professional development hours as mandated by the state
  • Conduct regular meetings with faculty that deal with routine school matters while stimulating an exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern
  • Consult with teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures
  • Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum
  • Supervise the teaching process, and reviews and evaluates the academic programs
  • Provide for the academic guidance of students; oversees the grading and the reporting of methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement
  • Maintain student discipline consistent with school policy; monitors students’ adherence to established school rules
  • Assist with writing grants for funding for training, programs, materials, etc.
  • Oversee and assist with the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities programs, including the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs
  • Collaborate with the Integrated Technology Specialist to build and coordinate the educational technology program
  • Observe teachers in their classrooms upon request and offers insights for the enhancement of effective instruction 
  • Oversee and assist teachers in the uniformity in assessment, parent reporting, and academic standards
  • Act as a substitute teacher in the classroom
  • Connect research to practice
  • Maintain knowledge of current and cutting edge research in the field of learning disabilities through professional reading and participation at conferences
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education preferred
  • Ten years of progressive experience in teaching at elementary/middle school level
  • Proven success at working collaboratively in educational leadership
  • Background in child development
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to be an active participant in the daily life of the school
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • Strategic thinker and empathetic problem solver
  • Supervisory experience preferred

To be considered, please send the following information to Jason Seggern at jseggern@hillsideschool.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • Copies of clearances and certifications

The Hillside School is an AA/EOE.

Educational Technology Specialist

This faculty position is full-time for 10 months and reports directly to the Head of School.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students, teachers, staff, and parents
  • Develop whole class instruction for students and teacher training in Assistive Technology (AT), Google Drive, Google Classroom, coding, videography, software, internet safety/cyberbullying, etc.
  • Instruct students on how to use AT to support their individual diagnoses or learning challenges
  • Educate families on their student’s needs and use of assistive technology
  • Document assistive technologies and provide comments on students’ report cards
  • Research and evaluate new developments in educational/assistive technology particularly for students with language-based learning disabilities
  • Preview and test hardware, software and websites for possible use at The Hillside School, complete cost analysis for each and purchase 
  • Troubleshoot minor software and hardware issues (when Junction PC is not on site) and assist Junction PC when they have to remote into a computer
  • Communicate with vendors
  • Prepare documentation for grant proposals as requested/needed
  • Create technology budget and maintain detailed records for annual audit
  • Manage and administer online subscriptions for students, faculty and staff
  • Provide assistance regarding device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom across all curriculum areas
  • Perform related duties as assigned/required

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred in Educational Technology, Information Technology, or Computer Science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology hardware, software, and related web-based or other tools
  • Demonstrated success working with colleagues to identify instructional needs to enable/enhance student learning
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Fluency and proficiency with Google Apps for Education
  • Strong organizational, technical, and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Clearances:

  • Act 34 (PA State Police Criminal Background Check)
  • Act 114 (Federal Criminal History Record)
  • Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance)

To be considered, please send the following information to Jason Seggern, Head of School, jseggern@hillsideschool.org or The Hillside School, 2697 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • Copies of clearances and certifications

The Hillside School is an AA/EOE.

Daily Substitute Teachers/Paraprofessionals for 2022-23 school year

Small class sizes, high level of support, and competitive pay. “I should be paying you.” – Current substitute teacher.

Must have the following clearances:

  • Act 34 (PA State Police Criminal Background Check)
  • Act 114 (Federal Criminal History Record)
  • Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance)

To be considered, please call 610-967-3701 or email anemeth@hillsideschool.org.

The Hillside School is an AA/EOE.