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Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital, veteran or other legally-protected status.

 

If there are any current employment opportunities available at Thornton Academy they would be listed below.

  • To apply, select the appropriate type of application from the Downloads list below. Unless otherwise noted, all materials may be submitted to Employment Coordinator Susan Tarver (electronic submission is preferred).

Guidance Counselor: Middle School

School Counselor: Middle School

 

Thornton Academy is seeking a capable and experienced guidance counselor for the middle school grades (6-8).

 

Nature of the Position:  The TAMS School Counselor is responsible for:

  • Teaching a middle school guidance curriculum, in accordance with best practices
  • Fostering students’ positive attitudes and engagement with school in all areas — academically, emotionally, and socially
  • Consulting with students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding student issues, needs, and interests
  • Making appropriate referrals to outside service agencies as needed

The School Counselor reports to the Middle School Principal.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in school counseling or equivalent degree
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, ideally at the middle school level
    • Additional experience at the high school level would be a plus

 

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • List of three professional references, including contact information (references will not be contacted without permission)

Please note:  In the event that an interview is requested, submission of transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required together with completion of an application form.

 

Electronic submission is preferred.  Please put “Candidate: Middle School Counselor” in the Subject line and send to:

susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

 

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Accounts Payable/Accounting Clerk

JOB POST:  Accounts Payable/Accounting Clerk

 

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time Accounts Payable/Accounting Clerk with strong preparation and experience in computerized accounting systems.  

 

Accountability:  The individual in this position reports formally to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and takes daily direction from the Assistant Finance Director (AFD).

 

Job Requirements

This position requires an individual with:

  • Experience and demonstrated competency with computerized accounting systems
  • The ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively within a team environment
  • Complete understanding and respect for the extremely confidential nature of Finance Office business

 

Performance responsibilities

Tasks for this position include but may not be limited to:

  • Preparing weekly payments of all invoices and check requests
  • Accepting and processing funds for deposits
  • Handling all accounts receivable
  • Processing accounts activity related to the daily school nutrition program (“school lunch”)
  • Maintaining all vendor files, and resolving billing issues with vendors
  • Preparing year-end reports
  • Cooperating with the external auditor, providing relevant documentation for accounts payable
  • Reconciling various student activity accounts with faculty, coaches and student activity advisors
  • Reviewing and reconciling school credit card accounts
  • Cooperating closely with the AFD
  • Completing other tasks as assigned by the CFO, the AFD or the Headmaster

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or training in business accounting, associate’s degree preferred

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • List of three professional references with contact information (references will not be called without candidate’s prior knowledge)

 

All materials should be submitted electronically to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org.  Please put “Candidate: Accounting Clerk” in the Subject line.

 

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Chief Financial Officer

                     JOB POST:  Chief Financial Officer

 

Accountability:  The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports directly to the Headmaster in fulfilling all duties.

 

Nature of the Position:  The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all financial aspects involved with the operation and maintenance of economic sustainability for Thornton Academy.

 

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess extensive background and experience in
    • Accounting
    • Financial and budget analysis
    • Institutional planning and forecasting
    • Data collection and management
    • Human resource management
    • Contract negotiations
    • Capital projects
  • Have verbal skills and positive personality to handle contacts with trustees and trustee committees, professional colleagues and any other individuals who come in contact or have business with the Finance Office.
  • Have the ability to establish a positive working climate for Finance Office employees, establishing clear communication and performance expectations
  • Be a team player, willing to work with the administrative team for the common goal of generating ideas and providing information and feedback that enhance the headmaster’s ability to achieve school-wide goals
  • Understand and be able to track evolving state education legislation
  • Respect and uphold the extreme nature of confidentiality of the work of the Finance Office.

 

Performance Responsibilities

Tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all client communities including Saco, Dayton, Arundel and any new communities added in the future
  • Developing and managing budgets in all areas:
    • Instructional/departmental
    • Human Resources
    • Capital projects
  • Directing or assisting with contract negotiations on behalf of Thornton Academy, including but not limited to those involving:
    • Thornton Academy Teachers Association
    • Current contracting communities of Saco, Dayton and Arundel
    • New contracting communities
    • Capital projects (e.g., architects, contractors, city government)
  • Developing, staffing and overseeing a formal Human Resources program
  • Supervising all personnel working in the Finance Office departments
  • Participating in Board of Trustee subcommittees, including:
    • Serving as direct liaison to the Budget and Finance Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee
    • Other committees over a short or long term as appropriate to the committee’s ongoing tasks (e.g., Government Affairs Committee, Employee Relations Committee)
  • Tracking and communicating with administrative colleagues and trustees concerning evolving state educational legislation
  • Keeping the headmaster informed in a timely manner concerning the progress of all work

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance
  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience in financial management and accounting

 

 

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

 

 

About our school:  Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is an independent coeducational day and boarding school serving students in grades 6 through 12.  Thornton’s challenging core curriculum is complemented by substantial offerings in the arts, technology, multiple languages, athletics and diverse extracurricular student activities.  Located on an expansive 80-acre campus on the coast of southern Maine, Thornton Academy students enjoy a distinctive academic experience.  Learn more at www.thorntonacademy.org.

Substitute Teachers

To become a substitute teacher at Thornton Academy

The following materials are required in application for substitute teaching assignments at Thornton Academy:

 Applications may be directed to George Mendros, Substitute Coordinator:

  • By mail:  Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072
  • By email:  george.mendros@thorntonacademy.org

     FMI:  George Mendros (207-282-3361, x4455)

 Substitute compensation

Compensation for daily substitute teachers is on a two-tier scale:

    • Tier 1:  $60.00 per day

Following ten (10) successful days of employment as a substitute teacher:

    • Tier 2:  $75.00 per day

 There are no benefits associated with employment as a substitute teacher.


FMI regarding substitute teaching at Thornton Academy:

Go to www.thorntonacademy.org/substitute

OR

Contact Substitute Coordinator George Mendros (282-3361, x4455)

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 


 

Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

Please note: A completed application form is not required until the interview phase of the employment process.



Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 20854
(207) 282-3361
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