CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Harrisburg Academy is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing young scholars, artists, and athletes of character. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining quality and exceptionally talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.

Established in 1784, Harrisburg Academy is one of the oldest non-public schools in the nation and Harrisburg’s only independent school. Our coed, diverse school community inspires students from age three through 12th grade by providing an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education focused on dynamic classroom experiences, strong student outcomes, and a commitment to character development.  The Academy proudly stands as the first school in the greater Harrisburg area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and merit scholarship.

Harrisburg Academy embraces the diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Full Time Positions

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  • Upper School IB MYP/DP Math Teacher

    Harrisburg Academy seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as an MYP/DP Mathematics teacher beginning in August 2024. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels and disciplines of mathematics with an emphasis on grades 9-12. Additionally, this team member will serve as an academic advisor and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
    This individual will:
    • Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues within the context of the International Baccalaureate Program.
    • Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School MYP/DP Mathematics courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods.
    • Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow Academy faculty and staff members.
    • Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment while taking all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
    • Possess a strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.
    • Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.
    • Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.
    • Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
    • Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
    • Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Head of the Middle and Upper Schools and Mathematics Department Chair.
    • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by email to the Head of the Middle and Upper Schools, Ms. Lindsay Bowman at bowman.l@harrisburgacademy.org.
    Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and/or related fields is required, and familiarity with the International Baccalaureate program and a Master’s degree is preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. All current Criminal Record Clearances and satisfactory references will be required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
    Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated.

Part-Time Positions

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  • Extended Day Program Assistant

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Salary starts at $15.00-$17.00 per hour and is commensurate with experience
     
    Position Summary:
    Our after-school program at Harrisburg Academy seeks fun, energetic people passionate about children. If you are looking to gain experience for a future career in education or love working with children, this is the job for you! This individual is responsible for teaching and supervising young children in the classroom and in our outside activity areas. 
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Maximize classroom space and provided materials to encourage fun and creative activities for after school learning and play, supporting both group and individual play.
    • Supervise students in outdoor and playground activity areas ensuring their safety. 
    • Foster a positive morale among colleagues. 
    • Has strong, clear communication skills with students, colleagues and parents.
    • Enforce the program rules, expectations and structure.
    • Address behavioral issues as they arise.
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong connection with students leading to a positive community culture.
    • Organized and purposeful using materials, in planning, and with flexibility.
    • Attentive to the physical needs of students.
    • Assists in the orderly arrival and dismissal to and from Extended Care

    Required Qualifications:
    • Currently pursuing high school diploma; completion and receipt of high school diploma preferred.
    • Secondary Education Degree, or some completed credit hours highly preferred.
    • Childcare experience and post-high school EEC or ECE credits a plus.
     
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI Clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. This position will remain listed until filled. Please send all inquiries and application materials via email to Valerie Jessee, Auxiliary Programs Manager, at jessee.v@harrisburgacademy.org.
     
    Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated. There is a 90-day probation period for all new employees.
  • Part-time Athletic Trainer (ATC)

    Harrisburg Academy is seeking a Part-Time Athletic Trainer (ATC) for after school sports beginning August 14, 2023.

    Qualifications:
    • BS Degree Required
    • Minimum 1 clinical experience
    • Current National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification
    • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
    • Current Applicable state license where required
     
    Responsibilities:  Must be available after school for practices and games Monday through Friday and scheduled Saturdays. 

    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required.

    Submit resume to Jeane Serino, Director of Athletics, serino.j@harrisburgacademy.org.
     
    Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated. There is a 90-day probation period for all new employees.