Jobs at Sem

Chief Financial Officer

Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School seeks a Chief Financial Officer.

Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is situated in the beautiful Wyoming valley of northeast Pennsylvania, famously dubbed, the “valley with a heart.” In close proximity to the Poconos, the area contains many opportunities for outdoor pursuits with its picturesque mountains and lakes. Sem is two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Known as a school that encourages faculty and students to develop individuality and strength of character, there are abundant opportunities for student participation in a wide variety of well developed athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities. Wyoming Seminary has always been a caring, diverse school that enrolls students from around northeast Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. With 174 years of successful educational service and a tradition of academic excellence, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world.

The CFO will find ready collaborators among the President, trustees, and other administrators. Preserving Sem’s strong community ethos with its guiding core values of the True, the Beautiful and the Good and culture requires care and accompanying financial resources. The new CFO must develop a nuanced understanding of this approach to be successful.

Reporting to President as a member of the school’s senior Cabinet, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) holds comprehensive responsibility for all aspects of the School’s financial management including oversight, strategies, fiscal policies, hiring, programs, and practices.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications

Wyoming Seminary seeks a CFO who is thoughtful, even- tempered, a strategic thinker and a team player. In addition to overseeing members of the Business Office, the new CFO will oversee security and food service. The most appealing candidates will instinctively understand the interdependence of all aspects of an educational institution and the overriding need to best serve the students, teachers and staff who comprise the Sem community. Below are a list of the major responsibilities.

  • Report directly to the President and work closely with other senior administrators and the Chair of the Finance Committee as well as the Board’s Finance and Investment Committees.
  • Supervise members of the financial team.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the senior administrative team. The CFO will function as a financial coach for all senior administrators, assisting them with all aspects of their financial responsibility.
  • Steward the organization’s resources effectively and, by the application of sound business principles, maximize the School’s resources and improve its operating efficiency. The CFO will also enhance the School’s financial stability by developing, implementing and monitoring effective systems of financial control and decision-making.
  • Develop a sustainable, multi-year financial model capable of ensuring the School’s fiscal stability as part of the School’s strategic plan.
  • Champion the budgeting process to ensure a high degree of financial literacy among all budget controllers.
  • Oversee the preparation of periodic financial statements for the President and the Board of Trustees.
  • Remain knowledgeable of emerging trends and their potential impact on the School’s future and its opportunity landscape. The CFO must be prepared to “see beyond the numbers” and provide vital business insights from a financial perspective. The CFO must have the ability to develop insights and communicate them to others on the leadership and governance teams.
  • Manage relationships with external parties including financial consultants, auditors, investment advisors, bank representatives, as well as other advisors to assist in the organization’s financial and legal affairs.
  • Be a skilled project manager: developing project plans, communicating changes and progress, and completing projects on time and within budget.
  • Research, analyze, and present excellent benchmarking data that will advise all financial decisions.
  • Implement investment decisions of the Investment Committee; and coordinate with the endowment consultants.
  • Provide sound and consistent employment policies, adequate staffing levels, compensation, and appropriate benefits programs for all facets of School operations.
  • Oversee and work collaboratively with others on specific responsibilities including financial aid, risk management, employee salaries and benefits, compliance with federal and state regulations and the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Oversee the annual financial and 403b plan audits and filings of tax returns.
  • Attend and support Board and Finance/Investment Committees meetings.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; M.B.A. preferred
  • 10-plus years of financial and business leadership
  • Strategic thinker who sees the larger picture
  • Ability to understand and embrace Wyoming Seminary’s mission
  • Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the School
  • Ability to manage and mentor staff
  • Be process-oriented
  • Experience on senior administrative teams and working with nonprofit Boards; independent school experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, organizational strengths and weaknesses, etc.
  • High energy – brings a sense of urgency to the organization
  • Superb people skills; compassionate
  • Demonstrated ability to take complex subjects, distill them, and then communicate them to various audiences
  • A strong team player
  • Fair, but demanding; a willingness to say “no”
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion practices
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Evident integrity

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
  • A current résumé
  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission) to:

Nicole Brogan

Executive Assistant to the President

nbrogan@wyomingseminary.org


IT Network Administration and Tech Support

Network Administration, Microsoft Systems Administration and General Tech Support Person

Wyoming Seminary, a distinguished, 174-year-old day and boarding school located in Kingston and Forty Fort, in the historic Wyoming Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania, seeks a very bright individual with knowledge and experience in network administration, Microsoft Systems Administration and general IT tech support.

Qualified candidates should reside locally and also have the following education, experience and abilities:

Experience and Qualifications

• A degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or related four-year degree;
• 3-5 years of experience in managing networks, network switches and routers, Microsoft servers, network firewalls and printers in a business or education environment;
• Expertise with MS Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, File and Folder permissions, Server Backups, etc.;
• Background in network, endpoint and server security also highly desirable as is experience with wireless controllers and access points;
• Must have exacting attention to detail, be able to learn new technologies quickly with minimal guidance. Requires patience, politeness, a can-do attitude, and excellent communication, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills;
• Be able to lift up to 60 pounds, travel between two schools and work weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasional after-hours work required;
• MS, Cisco or other industry certifications are a definite plus. Linux knowledge is beneficial. Google Suite knowledge and experience are of value. Supporting both Mac and Windows-PC computers and their users will be required.

To apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and minimum salary requirement to Phil Liva, director of information technology, at pliva@wyomingseminary.org, or by mail to:
IT Position
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
201 N. Sprague Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704

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Upper School arts faculty

Upper School arts faculty position


Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School seeks a dynamic high school art teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is situated in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of northeast Pennsylvania, famously dubbed the “valley with a heart.” In close proximity to the Poconos, the area contains many opportunities for outdoor pursuits with its picturesque mountains and lakes. Sem is also only two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Known as a school that encourages faculty and students to develop individuality and strength of character, there are abundant opportunities for student participation in a wide variety of well-developed athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities. Wyoming Seminary has always been a caring, diverse school that enrolls students from around northeast Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. With 174 years of successful educational service and a tradition of academic excellence, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world.

Job responsibilities include:
* Full-time teaching: teach five high school arts courses. Specific courses likely to include drawing and painting classes, art history, as well as digital photography.
* Extra-curricular: outside of the classroom, all faculty supervise two co- or extra-curricular programs. This could include coaching sports, running clubs, running study hall sessions, etc. It also includes about three weekends a year supporting student life activities.
* Advising: Faculty are generally expected to serve as mentor to student advisees throughout the students’ time at Wyoming Seminary. The advisor is also the main liaison between an advisee’s parents and Sem.
* Residential Life: Faculty living in campus housing play a critical role in cultivating Wyoming Seminary’s community-centered student dorm life. Dorm parents share evening and weekend dorm duty and also regularly mentor, support, and guide students living in their dorm.

The ideal candidate:
* Has an undergraduate or master’s degree in the content area they are teaching.
* Has three or more years of teaching experience or a degree in secondary teaching.
* Has experience or interest in coaching sports, dorm parenting, and/or running student activities.
* Is committed to their ongoing growth and development as a professional.
* Is invested in positively and actively contributing to the school’s growth and development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of professional references to Lauren Streifer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, at lstreifer@wyomingseminary.org.

Upper School English faculty

Upper School English faculty position

Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School seeks a dynamic high school English teacher for the 2018/19 school year. Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is situated in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of northeast Pennsylvania, famously dubbed the “valley with a heart.” In close proximity to the Poconos, the area contains many opportunities for outdoor pursuits with its picturesque mountains and lakes. Sem is also only two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Known as a school that encourages faculty and students to develop individuality and strength of character, there are abundant opportunities for student participation in a wide variety of well-developed athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities. Wyoming Seminary has always been a caring, diverse school that enrolls students from around northeast Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. With 174 years of successful educational service and a tradition of academic excellence, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world.

Job responsibilities include:
* Full-time teaching: teach four high school English courses. Specific courses likely to include freshman or sophomore English as well as upper level elective courses.
* Extra-curricular: outside of the classroom, all faculty supervise two co- or extra-curricular programs. This could include coaching sports, running clubs, running study hall sessions, etc. It also includes about three weekends a year supporting student life activities.
* Advising: Faculty are generally expected to serve as mentor to student advisees throughout the students’ time at Wyoming Seminary. The advisor is also the main liaison between an advisee’s parents and Sem.
* Residential Life: Faculty living in campus housing play a critical role in cultivating Wyoming Seminary’s community-centered student dorm life. Dorm parents share evening and weekend dorm duty and also regularly mentor, support, and guide students living in their dorm.

The ideal candidate:
* Has an undergraduate or master’s degree in the content area they are teaching.
* Has three or more years of teaching experience or a degree in secondary teaching.
* Has experience or interest in coaching sports, dorm parenting and/or running student activities.
* Is committed to their ongoing growth and development as a professional.
* Is invested in positively and actively contributing to the school’s growth and development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to Lauren Streifer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, at lstreifer@wyomingseminary.org.

Upper School science faculty

Upper School science faculty position

Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School seeks two dynamic high school science teachers for the 2018/19 school year. Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is situated in the beautiful Wyoming Valley of northeast Pennsylvania, famously dubbed the “valley with a heart.” In close proximity to the Poconos, the area contains many opportunities for outdoor pursuits with its picturesque mountains and lakes. Sem is also only two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Known as a school that encourages faculty and students to develop individuality and strength of character, there are abundant opportunities for student participation in a wide variety of well-developed athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities. Wyoming Seminary has always been a caring, diverse school that enrolls students from around northeast Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. With 174 years of successful educational service and a tradition of academic excellence, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world.

Job responsibilities include:
* Full-time teaching: teach four high school courses in the sciences (interdisciplinary STEM, biology, chemistry). Specific courses likely to include interdisciplinary STEM courses as well as either biology or chemistry.
* Extra-curricular: outside of the classroom, all faculty supervise two co- or extra-curricular programs. This could include coaching sports, running clubs, running study hall sessions, etc. It also includes about three weekends a year supporting student life activities.
* Advising: Faculty are generally expected to serve as mentor to student advisees throughout the students’ time at Wyoming Seminary. The advisor is also the main liaison between an advisee’s parents and Sem.
* Residential Life: Faculty living in campus housing play a critical role in cultivating Wyoming Seminary’s community-centered student dorm life. Dorm parents share evening and weekend dorm duty and also regularly mentor, support and guide students living in their dorm.

The ideal candidate:
* Has an undergraduate or master’s degree in the content area they are teaching.
* Has three or more years of teaching experience or a degree in secondary teaching.
* Has experience or interest coaching sports, dorm parenting and/or running student activities.
* Is committed to their ongoing growth and development as a professional.
* Is invested in positively and actively contributing to the school’s growth and development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of professional references to Lauren Streifer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, at lstreifer@wyomingseminary.org.

Graphic Designer

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Wyoming Seminary seeks a highly motivated graphic designer to join the school’s communications office. The graphic designer will be part of the communications team and report to the Director of Communications. She or he will work with communications and other key school-wide departments seamlessly to convert written and spoken ideas into images, layouts and other designs, while implementing the school’s mission and branding.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Manage multiple projects, balance shifting priorities and focus on solutions to improve quality and efficiency as projects progress
* Plan and develop layout for magazines, brochures, and advertisements using digital and print mediums
* Work efficiently, effectively and independently to complete assignments in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing tasks and demands, tight deadlines, unexpected delays, revisions, ad hoc requests and changing priorities
* Provide creative support for web graphic needs
* Participate in the development plan to achieve the school’s goals in advertising and publishing and assist the marketing team in executing the marketing plan for publication.
* Complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
* Create graphics that articulate Wyoming Seminary’s mission, motto and values across digital and traditional marketing channels
* Originate design concept and layout for materials including photo selection, digital manipulation, and font usage adhering to Wyoming Seminary’s brand standards; generate updates and changes as needed

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor’s degree preferred in graphic design or related field
* A minimum of three years of professional, relevant experience
* Extensive experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS
* Experience with online marketing and strong understanding of website usability
* Strong written and verbal skills
* Excellent attention to detail, including the ability to handle copy changes with accuracy, control versions carefully, and ensure files are archived accurately and promptly
* Understanding of basic photography
* Experience working with vendors and printers and the ability to convey specific needs through language and professional terminology
* Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers
* Self-starter
* Sense of humor in a busy workplace

TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the following:

* Complete the attached Application for Employment form
* Submit a cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
* Submit a current resume
* Submit samples of graphic design work

Please send application materials to Jill Snowdon, director of communications, at jsnowdon@wyomingseminary.org.


Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach

HEAD COACH – BOYS BASKETBALL

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wyoming Seminary seeks an experienced person to serve as the varsity head coach for the boys basketball team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for coaching and providing direction to student athletes so that they might achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork in basketball.

The coach will be responsible for all aspects of the program and will provide leadership for Sem’s Lower School and JV programs. The coach will report to the Dean of Upper School, Director of Athletics and Associate Director of Athletics.

TO APPLY:
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the following:

*Complete the attached Application for Employment Form
*Submit a cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
*Submit a current resume

Please send application materials to Karen Klassner, Sem Director of Athletics, at kklassner@wyomingseminary.org