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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).

Upper School Teacher: French

JOB POST:  Teacher of English/Language Arts, Grade 7

 

Thornton Academy seeks a teacher with strong preparation and experience in middle school education and the teaching of English/Language Arts.

 

Professional qualifications and attributes desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Demonstrated success with a wide range of students
  • Strong skills of collegiality and teamwork
  • Commitment to active involvement in the school community as a whole
  • Experience with international students a plus

 

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • List of three professional references, including contact information (references will not be contacted prior to interview)

Electronic submission is preferred.  Please put “Candidate: Gr 7 ELA” in the Subject line and send to:

susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

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.

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, gender identification, 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 language, athletics and diverse 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.

Middle School Teacher: Grade 7 English/Language Arts

Teacher-Coordinator: ELL International Summer Programs

 Thornton Academy seeks Teacher-Coordinators to work with students (ages 13-17) who are enrolled in one of several International Summer Programs.  Programs are scheduled for periods of 3 days to 2 weeks during July and August, 2017.

 

Nature of the Position and Accountability:  Teacher-Coordinators will be responsible for teaching 3 hours of class per day (English, American culture, or STEM) and supervising students during afternoon and evening activities.  All teacher-coordinators will report directly to the ELL Program Director in fulfilling all responsibilities.

 

Job Requirements -- This position requires an individual who:

  • Has demonstrated success in working with youth, preferably teenagers
  • Is willing to be active in participating in all planned activities
  • Has exceptional verbal skills (oral and written)
  • Has a positive, friendly personality to handle the needs of foreign students
  • Can exercise skills of good judgment in emergency situations

 

Performance Responsibilities -- Tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Director and other ELL summer camp personnel in developing a program of active and diverse recreation activities for the camp
  • Participating in all planned activities (afternoon, evening, weekend) during the camp
  • Encouraging all students to participate in activities
  • Ensuring the safety and positive activity of all students at all times
  • Living on campus one of our dormitories throughout the program
  • Understanding and communicating summer camp rules, managing student conduct appropriately, and reporting serious issues or problems to the Camp Director
  • Supervising students during mealtimes
  • Working with the director and other teacher coordinators to develop a holistic curriculum for the camp.
  • Implementation of appropriate practices for good classroom management
  • Collaborating with other Teacher Coordinators during the program
  • Evaluating the activity component of the summer program following its completion

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a relevant field.

 

Compensation:  Dependent upon program length

  • Includes program preparation and 24-hour contact with students for the duration of the program.

 

FMI: Program Director Katy Nicketakis: katy.nicketakis@thorntonacademy.org or 207-602-4448

 

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, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Teacher-Coordinator: ELL International Summer Programs

Middle School Guidance Counselor

 

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, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Middle School Guidance Counselor

                     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.

Chief Financial Officer

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. 


Upper School Teacher: French

 JOB POST:  Upper School French Teacher

 

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time French teacher with strong preparation and experience in teaching at the high school level; experience teaching in international schools and/or international students is a plus.

 

Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience at the secondary level

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references (references will not be contacted prior to interview)

 

 

Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and submitted electronically to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org.   Please enter "Candidate: French Teacher" 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.

 

 

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.

 

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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