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Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.”

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy Employment Application

 

Director of Admission and Marketing

Job Summary

The Director of Admission and Marketing will report to the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs to oversee all aspects of the enrollment management process and ensure the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and communications plan.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive enrollment management plan to differentiate Elgin Academy’s unique brand to enhance recruitment and retention.

  • Create a written, diversified, coordinated admission and marketing plan with clearly defined objectives, timelines and assignment of responsibilities, covering the following areas: enrollment, communication, and marketing.

  • Oversee the daily operations of the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrollment.

  • Manage and administer the tuition assistance and scholarship programs in consultation with the Tuition Assistance Committee.

  • Compile and disseminate enrollment, tuition assistance and attrition data for institutional benchmarking purposes. Interpret these statistics, when appropriate to the administration, faculty, and Board of Trustees.

  • Manage the marketing and communications office to ensure consistency of messaging and the effective telling of Elgin Academy’s story to internal and external constituencies.

  • Work with divisional directors, other administrators and teachers to spearhead and track retention efforts.

  • Oversee the Director of International Studies to further develop recruitment and support of international students.

  • Promote good relationships with outside institutions or groups which can be helpful in attracting quality students.

  • Report to the Board of Trustees as necessary and serve as the liaison to the board’s Admission and Marketing Committee.

  • Serve as an engaged member of the school’s senior administrative team.

  • Supervise a Marketing and Communications Team, Director of International Studies, and an Assistant and work closely with other administrators and staff members.

Qualifications

  • Must be collaborative in nature and embrace the chance to work with others to design, implement, review, and adjust strategy to tell Elgin Academy’s story.

  • Must have a desire to work with a team that sets the strategic direction for the school.

  • Prior experience with independent schools preferred.

  • Proven customer and organizational skills.

  • Excellent public speaking and communication.

  • Ability to handle diverse activities and multi-tasking.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Marnie Kut, mkut@elginacademy.org.

 

 

Upper School (9-12) Spanish Teacher

For the 2019-2020 school year, we are seeking candidates for the full-time position of Upper School Spanish Teacher.  This person should be prepared to teach a course load that includes all levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced. This teacher will also team-teach a cross-curricular January Term course with other faculty members. They will be a student advisor and play a leadership role in co-curricular activities such as coaching athletics or sponsoring student organizations.  A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.

Candidates will be expected to aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy teachers promise to:

  • Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.

  • Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.

  • Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.

  • Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.

  • Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including the use of technology.

  • Support school community activities.

  • Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Doug Sept at dsept@elginacademy.org.

 

Upper School (9-12) Mathematics Teaching Fellow

For the 2019-2020 school year, we are seeking candidates for the full-time position of Mathematics Teaching Fellow. This person should be prepared to teach students in several sections of mathematics, likely to include geometry and precalculus classes. This teacher will also team-teach a cross-curricular January Term course with other faculty members.

The ideal candidate will also coach during at least one athletic season, be involved in the life of the school as a co-advisor, and grow professionally within our school community. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field is required.

Candidates will be expected to aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy teachers promise to:

  • Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.

  • Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.

  • Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.

  • Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.

  • Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including use of technology.

  • Support school community activities.

  • Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Doug Sept at dsept@elginacademy.org.

 

Coaches Needed

Elgin Academy has opportunities available to join the athletic coaching staff. Please contact Rick Williams, Director of Athletics at rwilliams@elginacademy.org

 

Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Harry Gould, hgould@elginacademy.org.