Residential Life Faculty

Church Farm School
Exton, PA United States

FLSA Classification: Salaried, Exempt

THE CHURCH FARM SCHOOL

1001 E. Lincoln Highway

Exton, PA  19341

Since 1918, The Church Farm School (CFS) has prepared a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS is an Episcopal school offering a college preparatory education for 150 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. Additional information about CFS can be found at www.gocfs.net.

DESCRIPTION:

CFS is seeking organized, creative, mature and energetic young adults to live in and help supervise a small dormitory of multi-ethnic high school students for an immediate or soon-to-be-available position. Candidates must have completed or be in the final semester of their undergraduate degree. Master or Doctoral students are a plus.

This is an entry-level position particularly well-suited for individual pursuing a career in education, counseling, or social work. The primary job requirement is to support our scholars, encourage them to be their best selves and to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment in the cottage. You will assist the Head of House (HoH), the other adult resident, in supervising a cottage dormitory of 15-18 students. You and the HoH will each be on duty two weekdays per week from 3 pm to 8 am and every other weekend from Friday at 3 pm until Monday at 8 am. On the days/weekends you are not on duty you can pursue an advanced degree or explore additional financial opportunities like coaching, substitute or PT teaching, or fulfilling practicum hours.

Must Have:

  • A minimum of a BA or BS degree.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work a variety of days/hours across nine months per year on-campus.
  • Current Driver’s License and willingness to drive nine-seat passenger vans.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office and Google Suites.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.

Strongly Prefer:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing young people.
  • Experience as a student teacher, TA and/or RA.
  • Coaching experience and/or experience coordinating extracurricular activities.

What Will Be Expected of You:

  • Understand and welcome the challenge of supervising adolescent boys.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to support the school’s mission, entire program and core values (respect, responsibility, integrity and brotherhood) through time dedication, personal example, actions and attitude.
  • Cultivate and consistently maintain hospitable relationships with students, families and members of the CFS community.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with CFS students, adults and parents.
  • Support the Residential Life/Social Emotional Learning curriculum by facilitating discussion groups and implementing lesson plans.
  • Promote and develop a sense of community, collegiality and cooperation within the cottage and around the school.
  • Manage the cleanliness of common areas and student rooms within the cottage.
  • Mentor all students and guide student leaders, especially cottage prefects.
  • Assist students in fostering an appreciation and respect for differences in individuals.
  • Support the spiritual development of boys within the school’s Chapel program.
  • Promote self-discipline and responsible decision-making among the students.
  • Aid students in their academic preparation by helping them develop organizational and study skills.
  • Actively participate in weekend activities, on and off campus, including community service projects and transportation support when you are on duty.
  • Manage weekend and vacation forms as well as transportation requests for cottage/dormitory residents.
  • Attend scheduled meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Includes an entry-level 12-month salary, a private room or apartment, three meals a day when school is in session, health insurance, 401k, tuition assistance (after 1 year) and over 125 days off for fall, winter, spring and summer breaks. A $500.00 allowance will be paid to each new full-time Faculty or Cottage Faculty staff the first pay following acceptance of your appointment contingent upon the school’s completion of the background check process.

Church Farm School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Church Farm School welcomes and celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Contact Information

Apply by letter to the address above (Attn: Director of Student Life) or by email: hr@gocfs.net. Include by separate attachments: cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences and names and contact information for three professional references. Please enter the position in the subject line of the email.

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