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 Program 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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  • History Teacher

    Harrisburg Academy’s Middle and Upper School seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a History teacher beginning in August 2022. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels of History with an emphasis on grades 6-8 with high school history courses as potential courses as well. International Baccalaureate experience is preferred although not required as the Academy is currently a candidate school with the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Additionally, this team member will serve as a student adviser and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs. 

    Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment while helping students to reach their full potential. All current Criminal Record Clearances and satisfactory references will be required. 

    This individual will: 
    • Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues. 
    • Provide meaningful instruction in Middle and Upper School History courses using a variety of research-backed 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 Middle/Upper School Director and History 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 e-mail to the Middle/Upper School Director, Mr. Ben Murphy at murphy.b@harrisburgacademy.org

    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, TB test and satisfactory references are required. Bachelor’s degree in History and/or related fields is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. 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 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.
  • IB PYP and MYP Coordinator

    Harrisburg Academy, a preschool through 12th grade college preparatory school founded in 1784, has opened a search for their next IB PYP and MYP Coordinator. Having offered the DP for over 10 years, the Academy became a PYP and MYP candidacy school in the fall of 2019 and is on track for PYP authorization in the spring of 2022 and MYP authorization in 2023. 
     
    As the primary liaison between the International Baccalaureate Organization and Harrisburg Academy, this position is responsible for leading all aspects of the implementation of the PYP and MYP. The successful candidate will guide the school through the authorization process and maintain compliance with all IB requirements. As a leader of teaching and learning, the Coordinator reports to the Head of School and is an integral member of the pedagogical leadership team. 

    Duties and Responsibilities Include:  
    • Maintain a thorough awareness of the principles and practices associated with the IB philosophy and program 
    • Lead the Professional Development and Curriculum Committee and collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team, Instructional Leadership Team, DP Coordinator, and individual faculty regarding the development and implementation of the PYP and MYP 
    • Lead the division’s process of developing and reviewing the PYP and MYP curriculum in alignment with IB guidelines, such as maintaining and publishing a record of completed Units of Inquiry (scope and sequence), assessments, interdisciplinary units, and the integration of ATLs 
    • Conduct regular observations and provide instructional feedback to faculty  
    • Plan and organize professional development such as workshops, conferences, school visits, induction, consulting with the Assistant Head of School regarding allocation of the professional development budget 
    • Provide orientation and orchestrate training for all faculty new to the PYP and MYP 
    • Communicate with parents and community members an awareness and understanding curricular aims, philosophy, and assessment practices 
    • Lead and prepare documentation for the IB accreditation/evaluation process  
    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and highly competitive. Qualified candidates will have substantial teaching and leadership experience with a strong background in curriculum and instruction. Advanced degrees in an appropriate educational field are preferred. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required. 
       
    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to Mr. George Nagle, the Middle and Upper School’s administrative assistant, at nagle.g@harrisburgacademy.org. Review of applications will begin immediately with the desired start date of July 1, 2021.  
     
    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. 
  • Mathematics Teacher, 2021-22 Academic Year

    Harrisburg Academy’s Middle and Upper School seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a Mathematics teacher beginning in August 2021. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels and disciplines of mathematics with an emphasis on grades 6-8 with high school mathematics courses as potential courses as well. International Baccalaureate experience is preferred although not required as the Academy is currently a candidate school with the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Additionally, this team member will serve as an adviser and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.

    Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment while helping students to reach their full potential.
     
    This individual will:
    • Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
    • Provide meaningful instruction in Middle and Upper School Mathematics courses using a variety of research-backed 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 Middle/Upper School Director and Mathematics Department Chair.
    • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
    Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and/or related fields is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, TB test and satisfactory references are required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by e-mail to the Middle/Upper School Director, Mr. Ben Murphy at murphy.b@harrisburgacademy.org. Harrisburg Academy embraces a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Third Grade Teacher

    Harrisburg Academy is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced third-grade teacher to join our expert faculty for the 2021-22 school year. Due to an increase in enrollment, Harrisburg Academy is expanding and opening additional lower school classrooms. As Harrisburg Academy has recently become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school, the successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the current lower school teachers to create and implement the core PYP curriculum in their own self-contained classroom. 
     
    Preferred Qualifications Include:
    • Elementary Education Degree
    • Previous classroom teaching experience; 3-year minimum preferred
    • PYP teaching experience preferred with experience creating Units of Inquiry
    • Competence in connecting with students and creating an inclusive classroom community
    • Competence in connecting with parents
    • Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans
    • Collaboration with faculty and administration
    • Excellence in classroom management techniques, experience with Responsive Classroom preferred
    • Enthusiasm for professional development and further knowledge about pedagogy
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by June 25, 2021. Please send all inquiries and application materials via e-mail to Kelly Rinehart, administrative assistant of the Early Childhood and Lower School division, at rinehart.k@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.

Part-Time Positions

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  • Short-Term Elementary Science Teacher 

    Harrisburg Academy is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced teacher to join our faculty as a short-term science teacher for part of the 2020-21 school year. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Science to grades preschool through fifth grade from the first day of school through November. Harrisburg Academy teachers are also expected to attend faculty meetings and assist with school events. 
     
    Preferred qualifications include:
    ·       Elementary Education or Science Degree
    ·       Classroom teaching experience
    ·       Competence in connecting with students and creating a healthy classroom community
    ·       Competence in connecting with parents
    ·       Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans  
    ·       Collaboration with faculty and administration
    ·       Excellence in classroom management techniques 
       
    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.  
     
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required.  Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by May 14, 2021.  Please send all inquiries and application materials via e-mail to Kelly Rinehart, administrative assistant of the Early Childhood and Lower School division, at rinehart.k@harrisburgacademy.org.  
  • Short-Term Kindergarten Teacher (Maternity Leave)

    Harrisburg Academy is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced teacher to join our faculty as a maternity leave teacher for part of the 2020-21 school year. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Kindergarten from September until December. Harrisburg Academy teachers are also expected to attend faculty meetings and assist with school events. Experience with the International Baccealureate’s PYP, Lucy Calkin’s Reading and Writing Workshop, and Responsive Classroom is highly desired.
     
    Preferred qualifications include:
    ·       Elementary Education Degree
    ·       Classroom teaching experience; 3-year minimum preferred
    ·       Experience in explicit math and reading instruction
    ·       Competence in connecting with students and creating a healthy classroom community
    ·       Competence in connecting with parents
    ·       Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans  
    ·       Collaboration with faculty and administration
    ·       Excellence in classroom management techniques 
       
    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.  

    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required.  Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by May 14, 2021.  Please send all inquiries and application materials via e-mail to Kelly Rinehart, administrative assistant of the Early Childhood and Lower School division, at rinehart.k@harrisburgacademy.org.