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Fryeburg Academy, located in Maine, is a private boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, and a Post-Graduate year. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.
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Employment

Required: A strong belief in independent education, and in particular, the mission of Fryeburg Academy.

Employment at the Academy is for those who will join us in striving to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and working towards preparing students for responsible citizenship. We seek capable, well-qualified employees who will work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards.

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  • Human Resources Manager

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    Human Resources Manager
     
    Department: Business Office
    Reports to: Director of Budget and Finance

    Position Summary:
    Fryeburg Academy’s Human Resources Manager is integral to the school’s employee experience and to ensuring that the Academy meets its ethical and legal obligations as an employer. This individual advises the Head of School and Budget and Finance Director on human resource matters; plans, organizes, and controls all HR activities, and is responsible for developing goals, objectives, and systems for the HR function. 

    Principle Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for all aspects of employee onboarding; provide education on personnel policies and benefit offerings; enter all new employee data into myFryeburg, FA’s database; annually provide employee information to Maine Department of Education
    • Manage and administer benefit plans; reconcile and process invoices
    • Support the hiring and recruitment process; manage training requirements
    • Communicate HR information to employees as needed, and ensure adherence to school’s employment policies
    • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal and state laws; recommend human resource policies and procedures to leadership; update all human resource documents
    • Oversee preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll
    • Prepare faculty and administrator contracts; maintain employee files and payroll database
    • Support the performance review process for all staff
    • Perform all necessary posting, reporting and audit requirements
    • Manage and monitor employee leave periods including Worker’s Compensation program, process claims, and oversee return to work process
    • Manage unemployment claims 
    • Consults with leadership on employee relations matters
    • Responsible for exit process for all departures 
    • Supports and advises departments on safety issues 
    • Assist with accounting functions and other duties as assigned
    Preparation, Knowledge, and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Relevant prior professional experience; HR management experience preferred
    • Proficiency in data entry, spreadsheets, payroll/HR software, Google Suite
    • Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • Adherence to  confidentiality
    • Valid Department of Education Criminal History Record Check

    Fryeburg Academy offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K, paid leave, and tuition remission. 

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to afusco@fryeburgacademy.org 

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to the Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
     
    Fryeburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 
  • Learning Loss Data Specialist

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    Part-Time Learning Loss Data Specialist

    Reports to: Director of Studies

    Position Summary:
    A key piece of our technology and academic support teams focusing on the data required to measure learning loss.

    Principal Responsibilities:
    • Enter, export, and manipulate data regarding learning loss, including:
      • State testing imports and exports
      • Ordering and organizing NWEA and other state tests
      • Assisting Director of Studies in evaluating, and developing plans for addressing, learning loss
    • Digitizing academic material and other records for dissemination through the myFryeburg Learning Management System for use in hybrid and remote learning

    Preparation, Knowledge and Skills:
    • 2-3 years office experience; independent school setting preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of technology, including databases, Excel and Google spreadsheets, and PDFs
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Adherence to confidentiality
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to afusco@fryeburgacademy.org 

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to the Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
     
    Fryeburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 




  • Post-Secondary & School Counselor

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    Post-Secondary and School Counselor

    Purpose: 
    A staff member in Fryeburg Academy’s Office for Post-Secondary Planning and School Counseling, the post-secondary and school counselor is a professional educator focused on students’ college and career readiness, providing proactive, over-time guidance that engages all stakeholders in helping students achieve success at Fryeburg Academy and beyond. This individual works for a week preceding and a week following the beginning and ending of a school year, respectively, and is responsible for light email correspondence throughout the summer; s/he reports directly to the Director, Post-Secondary Planning and School Counseling and works regularly with other post-secondary and school counselors, grade-level deans, school support team members,  and the Director of Studies.

    Specific Post-Secondary and School Counselor duties fall among the following essential functions of the job: 
    • Cultivates acquaintance and regular contact with students on his/her caseload
    • Provides regular individualized support in the three spheres of academic advising, post-secondary/career planning, and social-emotional support for all students on one’s caseload
    • Administers a comprehensive gr. 9-12 counseling curriculum based on student needs and transition planning
    • Advises student course selection and scheduling; develops 4-year plans with students 
    • Provides assistance with standardized testing (PSAT, SAT, AP, TOEFL, and ACT: others as appropriate)
    • Administers all aspects of post-secondary search and application/admission process—develops appropriate college/program lists, assists with applications, writes recommendations, collects, completes, and sends all supporting materials
    • Promotes transition, post-secondary, and career readiness planning through work with advisory groups, other small group meetings, class meetings, and individual meetings with students
    • Develops effective familiarity and connections with a broad variety of American colleges, universities, and other post-secondary training and study programs; stays abreast of the latest information regarding college admissions 
    • Consults and communicates with appropriate school personnel regarding student concerns and participates on the school-wide Student Support Team
    • Maintains professionalism: adheres to laws and ethical standards of school counseling
    • Provides students with social and emotional support as needed; provides responsive crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and makes appropriate referrals to outside mental health service providers
    • Assumes additional responsibilities as directed by the Director, Head of School, or HoS designees

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    • MS Counseling with a concentration in school counseling or MEd in School Counseling

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • Possesses a thorough knowledge of  school and post-secondary  counseling approaches
    • Demonstrates an understanding of child (adolescent) development and behavior
    • Possesses engaging interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic
    • Is innovative, enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible
    • Is experienced with needs of high school age students and their families
    • Embraces diversity and differences in all individuals
    • Familiar with Learning Management Systems and web-based post-secondary, college, and career planning software such as SCOIR and/or Naviance
    • Effective organizational abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrate an ability to work in a variety of settings
    • Communicates and works collaboratively with school counseling colleagues and the educational community as a whole
    • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth
    • Maintains membership with ASCA (American School Counselors Association) and MeSCA (Maine School Counselors Association)
    • Cultivates familiarity with relevant, timely issues in post-secondary planning and student support through professional reading

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Special Education Resource Teacher

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    Special Education Resource Teacher
    Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative Special Education teacher beginning immediately.  This full-time position involves meeting the academic support needs for a caseload of identified special education students as a member of each student's wrap around team. The candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the ability to provide effective, specialized instruction.

    Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching special education students. Fryeburg faculty have responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program; therefore, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.
    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree; MDOE 282 certification or eligibility for Maine certification; if not certified in Maine

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
    • Ability to collaboratively write quality IEPs in a timely manner, including data-driven, observable, and measurable goals
    • Skilled in collaborating with regular ed teachers
    • Skilled in connecting and building relationships with students
    • Demonstrated, pro-active skills in communication and problem-solving 
    • Detail orientation and developed organizational habits
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 10-12 students for their four years of high school.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Learning Support Center Tutor

    Purpose:
    Fryeburg Academy’s Learning Support Center  is responsible for assisting students with their course work and monitoring academic progress. The learning center is a place where students may be assigned for specific extra help, remediation or supplemental instruction. Students may also go to the learning center during a free period, lunch, or after school for academic assistance on an as-needed basis, this can be scheduled by appointment or on a walk-in basis as available. The Learning Support Center is staffed by three tutors who can assist students in a wide range of subjects and numerous types of academic support needs; they are not responsible for creating curriculum or course materials but may provide students with supplemental material to assist them as necessary. Learning Support Center tutors report to the director of post-secondary and school counseling.

    Learning Support Center tutorial duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
    • Assist students, both individually and in small groups, with time management, project management, test preparation, and credit recovery
    • Guide students toward independent, effective executive functioning through the development of habits of mind and practice 
    • Communicate with students’ support team, including grade-level dean and school counselor
    • Maintain a learning space conducive to purposeful work, and ensure students’ adherence to FA’s expectations for classroom conduct

    Qualifying Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience in an academic setting, high school and/or learning support experience preferred
    • High competence in a range of high school topics and skills

    Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
    • Ability and desire to innovate 
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • Understanding of how students learn and best pedagogical practices 
     
    Interested Candidate should submit a letter of interest and resume to Kelley Hodgman-Burns, Director of the Post-Secondary Planning and School Counseling. Khodgman-burns@fryeburgacademy.org.
     
  • Special Services Coordinator

    Description:
    Fryeburg Academy is seeking a special services coordinator to oversee all special education programs at Fryeburg Academy.  The coordinator leads a special services department of six full-time faculty, a school social worker, and several educational aids. The coordinator ensures that Fryeburg Academy meets the needs of students with disabilities by fulfilling the students’ individual educational plans; provides program leadership that is innovative, supportive, and collaborative; manages and engages staff and acquaints themselves with each student in the program.
    Fryeburg faculty and staff have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program; the special services coordinator will have a role on a dormitory supervisory team or within the weekend administrative supervisory rotation.
    The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, understand and enjoy the diversity of students in the program, and have a strong understanding of special education law and regulations. The special services coordinator will work closely with faculty, families, and the local school administrative unit, will assign caseloads, and will carry a small student caseload. This position reports to the Director of Studies.

    Specific coordinator duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:

    Special Education Law and Student Services
    -Interpret and implement Chapter 101 and IDEA regulations. 
    -Manage the special education referral/screening process
    -Determine eligibility to special education services based on evaluations and State of Maine regulations. 
    -Ensure the Academy thoroughly follows special education laws and regulations
    -Manage the College Board Student Services with Disabilities accommodation process
    -Evaluate students and write academic evaluations
    - Facilitate individualized education plan meetings for each student that receives special services

    Departmental Leadership
    -Plan and coordinate staffing needs of the department
    -Support and guide special services staff members; foster departmental collaboration; evaluate staff performance

    Curriculum
    -Design and direct departmental curriculum that meets the special needs of students
    -Customize curriculum to meet the special needs of students

    Stakeholder Consultation
    - Meet regularly with the local school district special education director and assistant special education director to keep them abreast of new student developments and ensure the use of common procedure and practice
    -Work with the local school district special education representatives to develop and ensure implementation of student IEP’s.
    -Work closely with post-secondary school counselors on individual student schedules and with counselors, social workers, grade-level deans, and faculty in assessing individual students and ensuring comprehensive support
    -Work with the admission office and incoming families to assess students’ needs

    Qualifications/skills:
    -Master’s degree preferred 
    -Maine Department of Education Certification 282 or 030
    -Five years teaching experience and/or administrative experience in the field of special education; working knowledge of Maine Department of Education Special Education Regulations (chapter 101) and IDEA
    -Strong understanding of adolescents, learning differences, learning disabilities
    -Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
    -Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with students, faculty, parents, and external resources. 
    -Aptitude to assess psycho-educational testing, with current knowledge base regarding learning differences/disabilities and educational trends. 
    -Demonstrated ability to initiate actions with minimal supervision and maximum discernment.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Student Records Manager (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fryeburg Academy

FRYEBURG ACADEMY
745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013      
admissions@fryeburgacademy.org
Fryeburg Academy is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.