Phillips Academy’s Office of Community Engagement seeks to appoint a one-year Fellow in Community Engagement beginning in August 2019 with the possibility of a two-year renewal. The Fellow program has a strong mentoring component designed for an individual new to a full- time professional position. Responsibilities include mentoring student leaders; supervising on- and off- campus community engagement programs several weekday afternoons and evenings, as well as some weekends; overseeing the office’s social media accounts and creating an end-of- term newsletter; helping to organize Non Sibi Weekend, the Academy’s annual weekend of community engagement; and designing and implementing programming related to social justice and social issues. The Fellow will work as a house counselor in the school’s residential life program and will be expected to participate actively in campus life. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills; a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice; an eagerness to work with a diverse group of high school students and community partners; as well as strong organizational and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse and inclusive academic community. Please note that candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license, a minimum of one year of driving experience, and a willingness to drive Academy-owned vans to transport students to off-campus community engagement programs.
For more information about the Community Engagement Office, please visit https://www.andover.edu/living/community-engagement. Please contact Monique Cueto-Potts, Director of the Office of Community Engagement, at 978-749-4140 or email@example.com, with any questions specific to the Fellow in Community Engagement position.
About Phillips Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.