Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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Teaching and Administrative Faculty Positions

House Counseling Associate

Phillips Academy seeks House Counseling Associates to begin as early as the last week of August, 2020. House Counseling Associates live in dormitories and share responsibility with other academy faculty for the safety and wellbeing of the student residents.

House Counseling Associates must be able to work in close proximity to students, in person, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. A robust testing protocol is at the center of the academy’s monitoring and containment strategies. Students and employees must comply with the testing protocol. All students will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving on campus. On-campus testing will be administered at least twice in the first two weeks on campus and thereafter at frequent and regular intervals. The academy will provide testing to students and employees, including House Counseling Associates, at no cost. High-quality personal protective equipment (PPE) will also be provided at no cost to the employee. Students will be expected to abide by distancing and face-covering protocol when interacting with House Counseling Associates.

Responsibilities include:

Engaging in orientation and training opportunities focused on equity, inclusion, and wellness

Checking on students and ensuring their safety; this includes checking in on students in their rooms and in communal dorm spaces during the day; in the evenings and on weekends, this includes monitoring study halls, facilitating dorm activities, and ensuring healthy living and sleeping habits

Monitoring compliance with safety protocol and enforcing school rules; partnering with house counseling colleagues, residential student leaders, Sykes Wellness Center team members and residential deans

Cultivating an inclusive. supportive and healthy dorm community; planning and hosting dorm activities; facilitating dorm meetings and conversations focused on individual and community health and wellbeing

Sleeping overnight in the dormitory except when off duty

Communicating regularly with lead house counselor, individual student advisors, and students’ families; contributing to and maintaining a shared dorm log

Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience working with high-school-aged students preferred.

The House Counseling Associate is a part-time position; potential athletic and cocurricular assignments are possible. Housing in a dormitory apartment is provided as a necessary component of this residential work.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please visit our application portal to submit a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Jeffrey C. Domina, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy), résumé, and names and contact information for two or three (no more or fewer) references.

Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. In your cover letter, please address directly your experience and interest in working in such a school community. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with groups typically underrepresented in independent school settings.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks, as well as authorization to work in the United States.

As faculty at a vibrant boarding school, teachers at Phillips Academy contribute not only to the academic program but also to the athletics/fitness, co- and extracurricular, and residential programs. Although we’re always interested in the full range of what a candidate could bring to our school community, this year our athletic department is looking for potential coaches in the following sports in particular:

  • Boys’ lacrosse
  • Crew
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

If you have significant experience in one or more of these sports, please highlight it in your application.

Mr. Jeffrey C. Domina
Dean of Faculty
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-4161