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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.

  • Applicants for posted openings -- Unless otherwise noted, the following materials may be submitted electronically to Employment Coordinator Susan Tarver:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Completed Thornton Academy application (available for download below)
    • Three letters of reference OR list of references with contact information
    • Copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts
    • Copy of current/active CHRC.
  • Applicants for daily substituting -- Submit the application form for substitute teachers (below) together with a copy of your current/active CHRC

Chief Financial Officer

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Nature of the Position: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all financial aspects involved with the operation and maintenance of economic growth and sustainability for Thornton Academy. The CFO reports directly to the Headmaster in fulfilling all duties.

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.
  • Understand and be able to track evolving state education legislation
  • Serve as a financial advisor, providing the headmaster with information and feedback that will enhance the ability to achieve school-wide goals
  • Be a team player, willing to work with the administrative team for the common goal of generating ideas
  • Have the ability to establish a positive working climate for Finance Office employees, establishing clear communication and performance expectations
  • 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


To apply

Interested candidates should submit the following information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of reference with current contact information

Electronic submission is preferred: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

(Please note "Candidate: CFO" in the Subject line)

If necessary, application packets may be mailed, directed to Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main St, Saco, ME 04072

NOTE: In the event of an interview, the following additional documents will be required: completed employment application, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a current CHRC certificate.

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

Senior Development Officer

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Nature of the Position

The Senior Development Associate must be a strategic, results-oriented, and hands-on professional capable of planning launching, and effectively executing a wide range of development-oriented initiatives at Thornton Academy.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with superior oral and written communication abilities, capable of training and deploying department staff so as to maximize results. He/she must be able to establish priorities, and work collaboratively as well as independently, taking initiative as well as accepting direction, in order to support and enhance the advancement of Thornton Academy.

Performance Responsibilities

Representative tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Managing development staff and work assignments: reviewing, revising, and/or establishing office protocols; training, deploying, and evaluating the performance of personnel as necessary.
  • Developing and executing a calendar of annual development events which will include but not be limited to: alumni reunions, recognition events (e.g., Athletic Hall of Fame), auction, cultivation events across the country
  • Overseeing alumni relations: identify alumni donor prospects, class agents and members of the Alumni Board; cultivate philanthropic relationships with alumni locally, regionally and nationally; liaise with the Alumni Board
  • Managing all aspects of the institutional program of annual giving (“Thornton Fund”), including coordinating and collaborating with the marketing/communications department
  • Assisting in the strategy, management, and execution of the upcoming capital campaign

Qualifications

  • Professional development management experience, with international fundraising a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, deploy, and supervise staff
  • Proven skill in networking, relationship-building, campaign planning and oversight
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of reference with current contact information

Electronic submission is preferred: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

(Please note "Candidate: Sr Development Officer" in the Subject line)

If necessary, application packets may be mailed, directed to Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main St, Saco, ME 04072

NOTE: In the event of an interview, the following additional documents will be required: completed employment application, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a current CHRC certificate.

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

    Maintenance Worker

    Title: Maintenance Worker

    Job Goal: To perform multi-craft work to safely maintain and repair the physical structure of Thornton Academy’s buildings and may specialize in one or more of the journeyman’s areas: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC.

    Reports to: Maintenance Director or his designee

    Responsibilities:

    • Must demonstrate safe work habits, including the proper care and use of all tools, equipment, vehicles, hazardous materials, and observing all established health and safety regulations.
    • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrate aptitude or competence for performing basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, HVAC, grounds maintenance, mechanical repair, alarm monitoring, trouble shooting and reset, door and door hardware repair, and metal fabrication.
    • Will be responsible for general mechanical repair and maintenance of vehicles and grounds equipment.
    • Installation and repair of machinery, plumbing, physical structure, and fixtures of the school buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals, building codes and safety regulations; using hand tools and carpenter’s, electrician’s, and plumber’s tools.
    • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects and makes repairs.
    • Inspects, diagnoses, installs, repairs and replaces gauges, valves, and other plumbing equipment.
    • Inspects, diagnoses, repairs or replaces lights and fixtures.
    • Paints, constructs, and repairs or remodels areas including basic carpentry, masonry, and dry wall using appropriate materials and tools.
    • Receives and delivers supplies.
    • Assembles and/or repairs equipment and furniture.
    • Supports the overall maintenance/custodial and educational program.
    • Irrigates and mows lawn and field areas and maintains trees, shrubbery, and other grounds and athletic field related work.
    • Notifies the Facilities Director or his designee immediately of any maintenance problems or the need for services by an outside contractor.
    • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the Facilities Director or his designee.

    Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified. It is not a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

    Qualifications:

    • Evidence of satisfactory experience and knowledge of maintenance and repair of buildings.
    • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and current CHRC (background check with fingerprinting certificate required to work in Maine schools)
    • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions, read and understand work orders and building plans, and work with minimal supervision.
    • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, students, and community members.
    • Must be able to operate Maintenance Department equipment, vehicles, and other equipment associated with this type of work.

    To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and completed job application (available for download below) electronically, by mail or in person to Susan Tarver:

    Electronically (preferred): susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

    By mail/in person:

    Administrators Office

    Thornton Academy

    438 Main St

    Saco, ME 04072

    Thornton Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment 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.

    Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

    Please note: A completed application form is not required until the interview phase of the employment process.
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    438 Main Street
    Saco, Maine 04072 
    (207) 282-3361
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