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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 with contact information (references and/or current employers are not contacted without candidate's prior knowledge)
    • Copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts
    • Evidence 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

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

Nature/responsibilities of the position: The individual in this position will process charitable gift donations, generate donor acknowledgements, serve as an integral part in development event planning and execution, and cultivate philanthropic relationships in the community.

Accountability: The Development Coordinator is a member of the Development Office and reports directly to the Director of Development.

Important attributes – The individual in this position must possess:

  • Experience in fundraising event management
  • Raiser’s Edge proficiency: database maintenance, query and report generation
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a cooperative and collaborative team member
  • A meticulous sense of organization and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and meet deadlines successfully
  • Superior written and oral communication skills

Areas of Responsibility Tasks and responsibilities in this position include but may not be limited to:

  • Following established office protocols related to fundraising, including but not limited to; tracking and recording all gifts, generating acknowledgement correspondence and delivering gifts received to the Finance Office
  • Leading in the preparation and execution, from start to finish, of Development Office events, including but not limited to; the annual auction, cultivation events and trustee events
  • Collaborating with the Communications Office on event marketing materials, invitations and social media strategies
  • Building relationships with alumni, volunteers and community partners
  • Using Raiser’s Edge to generate mailing lists and giving reports
  • Assisting with clerical duties as necessary
  • Assisting the Director of Development with capital campaign committee meetings, prospect identification and cultivation
  • Managing a portfolio of prospects
  • Receiving, assisting and directing campus visitors to all departments

Qualifications desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Current CHRC certificate (required by Maine law; FMI: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org)

To apply

Interested candidates should submit the following information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate (if any) transcripts
  • Three letters of reference with current contact information (references are not contacted without candidate’s prior knowledge)
  • Completed “Staff/Non-instructional” employment application (available for downloa or upon request)

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

If necessary, applications may be mailed to:

Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street Saco, ME 04072

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.

Long Term Substitute: Upper School French Teacher (gr 9-12)

JOB POST: Upper School French (gr 9-12)

Long term substitute teacher

Thornton Academy seeks qualified candidates for the long term substitute position of French Teacher in the Foreign Language Department at Thornton Academy.

Term of service: Start of school 2018 through early November, 2018 (i.e., first academic quarter)

Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Demonstrated success with a wide range of students
  • Maine teaching certification preferred
  • Experience working with international and/or ELL students a plus

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Completed application form (available for download)
  • Three letters of reference, including contact information for each individual
  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts (unofficial/student-issued transcripts are acceptable for initial application)
  • Valid Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) certification, either copy of certificate or documentation from the Maine Dept. of Education

All materials should be submitted electronically to:

susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

Please note “Candidate: LTS 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, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Ed Tech III -- Upper School (gr 9-12)

Educational Technician for Special Education: Upper School (gr 9-12)

Accountability

The Educational Technician takes daily guidance and task direction from the classroom teachers/case managers whom this position supports but reports to the Special Education Department Chair in fulfilling all duties.


Job Requirements

  • Ability to operate as a team member
  • Ability to adapt to the demands of special education programming
  • Ability to support classroom routines and individual student learning goals
  • Ability to instruct students one-on-one and in small groups for specific programming tasks
  • Ability to support behavior management programming to help foster a classroom climate conducive to learning
  • Ability to interact and support adolescents in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational, communication, and group process skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


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

  1. Assisting classroom teacher/case manager to ensure that individual student learning goals are implemented.
  2. Maintaining necessary documentation to support student/programming needs.
  3. Assisting with in-class work completion and assignments as directed by the teacher.
  4. Acting as a liaison between mainstream teacher, special education teacher, and student.
  5. Notifying teacher/case manager and the Special Education Department Chair of pertinent issues and problems.
  6. Assisting with daily student/classroom activities, as well as supervising students before classes and during transitions.
  7. Assisting students with hygiene routines (i.e. hand washing, buttons, zippers, changing clothes and bathroom routines)
  8. Transporting students to training sites off campus and operating as a job coach
  9. Supporting the Special Education Department as assigned by the Special Education Department Chair.


Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with adolescents in an educational setting
  • Maintain a valid Educational Technician III authorization from the State of Maine
  • Current and valid CHRC with fingerprinting
  • A valid Maine driver’s license

Note: Ed tech positions are sometimes open at both the middle school (grades 6-8) and upper school (grades 9-12) levels. In that circumstance, a single application will qualify a candidate for consideration for all open positions.


Term of service:

  • This is a full-time position (approximately 32.5 hours per week for 180 teacher days); start date for mid-year appointments will be determined at mutual convenience
  • Educational Technicians are appointed by the administration for a one-year (or through the end of school in the case of a mid-year appointment) term of service, the extension of which is determined annually.


Required Application Process -- All those interested in applying should submit:

  • School application form (available for download below)
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Transcript of any college coursework
  • Contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will also be accepted)

Electronic submission preferred: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

If necessary, a paper application file may be mailed to Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy 438 Main Street, 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.

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

Faculty (teacher, counselor, ed tech, social worker, administrator)


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