Careers

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.

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 International Studies

The Director of International Studies will support the Director of Admission in managing and overseeing the admissions and promotional process for the Elgin Academy International Studies Program.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operations of the international admissions process
  • Recruiting new international students; some travel is required 
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and retain international students
  • Recruit host families for international students and facilitate placement
  • Support host and natural families and facilitate communication between the two
  • Work alongside divisional directors with programs, activities, and academic support services as they relate to international students
  • Support the English Language Learning program 
  • Work with other staff to develop a student life program that integrates our international students and intentionally benefits our diverse community.
  • Monitor the documentation and visa application processes, including SEVIS requirements 

Qualifications

  • Prior experience with independent school international programs preferred
  • Proven customer and organizational skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to handle diverse activities and multi-tasking
  • Must be a team player
  • Willingness to travel overseas

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Seth Hanford, Head of School, at shanford@elginacademy.org.

 

Director of Personalized Learning

Elgin Academy is seeking to hire a “Director of Personalized Learning.” This person would be a member of the Leadership Team and would work collaboratively with the team and independently to establish a new learning support program for students in preschool through grade 12. This person would work in partnership with students, faculty, and families to create a supportive environment so that each student can achieve success. The ideal candidate will have experience working with a variety of students, including those with diagnosed language and behavioral learning differences. This is a great opportunity for a budding leader who is interested in developing and implementing a program to support learning and also desires to work directly with students.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Seth Hanford, Head of School, at shanford@elginacademy.org.

 

Upper School (9-12) Life Science Teacher

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are seeking candidates who are able to teach full-time in our Upper School Science department with an emphasis in the life sciences (Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science). They will also 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 biology or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.

 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically.

 

Doug Sept, Upper School Director

dsept@elginacademy.org

 

Upper School Mathematics

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are seeking candidates who are able to teach full-time in our Upper School Mathematics department. They will also 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 mathematics or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to:

Doug Sept, Upper School Director

dsept@elginacademy.org

 

 

Upper School (9-12) Studio Art Teacher

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are seeking candidates for the full-time position of Studio Art Teacher.  This person will work with both beginning and advanced students using a variety of media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, and three-dimensional art work. They will also 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 fine arts or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to:

Doug Sept, Upper School Director

dsept@elginacademy.org

 

Middle School (5-8) Science Teacher

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are seeking a full-time science teacher to join our Middle School Science department.  This person will teach 7th/8th grade science with an emphasis on environmental science and physics. Additionally, there is an option to teach some middle school mathematics classes. The ideal candidate should be passionate about teaching middle school students and be eager to contribute to and enrich the Elgin Academy community in additional capacities. A bachelor’s degree in a field related to science is required.  An advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience is desired.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Sandy Revak, Middle School Director, at srevak@elginacademy.org

 

 

Coaching Staff

Elgin Academy Athletics has opportunities available to join the coaching staff this spring in the following sports:

Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach

Practice 4 times per week for 90 minutes plus games in April and May

Upper School Girls Soccer Head Coach

Practice 5 times per week for 90 minutes plus Games in April and May


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.