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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  • Administrative Assistant to the Head of Middle and Upper Schools

    Purpose
    Independently provide a full range of administrative assistance to the Middle and Upper School divisions in support of the quest to offer an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education to all Academy students. The Administrative Assistant must project a professional image through in-person, digital and telephone interaction with the Academy community and be able to set a high standard for excellence in working autonomously for and with the Head of Middle and Upper Schools and each member of the divisions.
     
    Essential Duties
    • Oversee all aspects of general office coordination for the Upper & Middle School Head and division members including correspondence, calendars, and files.
    • Handle a wide variety of situations and maintain confidentiality while keeping essential personnel informed.
    • Verify the accuracy of GPA calculations, transcript information, and honor roll specifications.
    • Ensure accuracy of student attendance records, including the regular compilation of tardy and absence marks.
    • Plan Middle and Upper School ceremonies and events, including but not limited to Orientation, Morning Meetings, field trips (bus reservations), Back-to-School nights, Parent Teacher conferences, Matriculation, Closings, and Convocation. Provide support to the Executive Assistant in charge of Commencement planning as needed.
    • Provide administrative support to all Middle and Upper School search committees.
    • Support Scheduler by creating and maintaining course records, entering course requests, and updating schedules in database.
    • Support College Counselor with clerical and computer support.
    • Support Head of Middle and Upper Schools and/or Director of Learning Support with filing, mailings, scheduling meetings, and correspondence.
    • Support the Front Office and Reception desk and assist in covering staff absences.
    • Oversee operation of NWEA MAP Growth testing, including rostering (EC/LS & MS), assessment scheduling (MS), and see that results are made accessible to parents, administrators and faculty.
    • Maintain Upper School Policy Manual and Course Catalog.
    • Take faculty emergency calls at home and arrange for substitute teachers, including supplying lesson plans, schedules and rosters. Supply all substitute and teacher absence information to business office to ensure accurate payment to substitutes and accurate faculty absence records.
    • Maintain Middle and Upper School spending records and receipts; process orders, reimbursements and online orders.
    • Oversee Middle and Upper School end-of-year ordering.
    • Oversee Pennsylvania Department of Education supply funding and spending via the NPIS website.
    • Willingly volunteer to assist, support, or train other Administrative Assistants.
    • Provide a working partnership with students, parents, and faculty with the sharing of information though telephone calls, emails, website postings, flyers and meetings.
    • Additional divisional duties as assigned by the Head of Middle and Upper Schools.
    • Arrive at 7:30 a.m.
    • Some evenings and weekends required.
    Qualifications
    Associates degree or relevant college coursework recommended with over 5 years of administrative experience in an educational setting.
    Proven success in the following job competencies:
    • Principles and practices of office management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Strong organization skills
    • Software and technology proficiency
    • Problem solving and decision making
    To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter with three references to Lindsay Bowman, Head of Middle and Upper Schools by emailing bowman.L@harrisburgacademy.org.
     
    About Harrisburg Academy
    Established in 1784 by Harrisburg founder John Harris, the Academy is one of the first independent schools in America and the flagship private school in Central Pa. At Harrisburg Academy, an outstanding, forward-thinking, hands-on education is paramount with students engaged on a unique journey of self-discovery, academic achievement, and social growth. Students, preschool through high school, excel in a challenging and diverse curriculum, and are well-rounded scholars and creative artists, exceptional athletes and talented musicians, and globally-minded philanthropists. They benefit from the enormous advantages of a small learning community each and every day that offers stimulating growth to prepare them for 21st Century success to learn boldly and to think analytically, creatively, and innovatively. More information at https://www.harrisburgacademy.org/.

Part-Time Positions

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  • After-School Care & Supervision (Early Childhood/Lower School)

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.*
     
    Position Summary
    The Extended Day Program provides a safe, fun, and enriching environment during after school hours each day for Harrisburg Academy students, using both organized and open-ended activities as students transition between their school day and home. 

    Responsibilities
    • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn
    • Monitor and maintain playground areas and other school areas as assigned
    • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and school faculty
    • Collaborate with co-teachers to plan and implement engaging age-appropriate activities for indoor and outdoor spaces
    • Regular communication with supervisors
    • Facilitate homework assistance activities
    • Prepare and distribute daily snack for EDP students
    Qualifications and Experience
    • Enjoy working with children in a less structured environment
    • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
    • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
    • Must Meet state specific guidelines for the role (clearances: PA State Police, Childline, FBI, Act 24)
    • Basic computer/technology skills
    • Able to move, see, and hear well enough to keep children safe as well as engage in physical activity with children
    • Ability to speak, read, and write English - additional languages a plus
    • Responsive Classroom approach
    • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
    • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
    Candidates also interested in substituting should indicate that in their cover letter to Ms. Kristina Yann, Director of Auxiliary Services. Harrisburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email only. No phone calls, please. Questions can be directed to the same email address. Criminal Record Clearances (PA Child Abuse/PA State Police/FBI Background Check) will be required.

    *additional hours during holidays and school breaks may be available