Darrow School seeks an AMP Mentor, Advisor, Coach, and House Parent who is energetic, has an appreciation for and experience working with and inspiring teenagers. The successful applicant will have the desire to make a difference and have an impact on the lives of our diverse student population and appreciates the nature of boarding school life as much more than a job. Ideal candidate values student-centered education above teacher-centered, instinctively tries to catch students doing things right instead of wrong, and communicates care for each student.
As a Mentor, the successful candidate will work with Academic Mentoring Program, providing academic support to students on a one-on-one or one-on-two basis, based on program needs and enrollment numbers.
As an Advisor, the Intern will take on the roles of mentor, academic counselor, communicator, defender, parental contact, host, and institution representative. Perhaps most accurately, the role may be summed up in three categories: knowledge, guidance, and contact — each separate but interrelated and overlapping. The Advisor is an important communications link between the student, teachers and family. Advisors meet briefly with their advisees several times over the week and often arrange for longer sessions to discuss academic progress, sports, and other concerns that arise during the year.
The intern will be expected to coach or supervise an activity in the afternoon two out of three seasons. Some assignments are in the athletics program where teams compete typically on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Other assignments may include advising clubs, or other programs that enhance the educational experience of students.
House Parents are responsible for cultivating a safe, nurturing, structured and comfortable environment for students while ensuring that students adhere to the schools rules. Developing strong relationships with the boarding students, grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and consistency, is essential. Must be willing to take a proactive and hands-on approach toward working with students to solve problems and conflicts and to offer disciplinary and moral guidance when necessary. Additionally, House Parents are encouraged to enter fully into the life of the school and to develop and share their talents and interests with regard to extracurricular activities. As House Parent, the intern will have one weekday duty night, and be part of a weekend duty team on a rotating basis.
The Intern will be expected to proctor Support Study Hall as needed, typically one evening/week. The Intern will also plan and execute on- and off-campus activities for students during their weekend free time approximately 2-3 times/semester. The position also includes weekly Hands to Work duties and working to support Spring Term in May, and may include covering teacher absences from time to time.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with teenagers and possess a bachelor’s degree. An interest in active curriculum support strategies is preferred, as candidate has the ability to learn from master teachers. Competitive salary and benefits, including campus housing. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Darrow School, Attn: Human Resources, 110 Darrow Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125.
About The Darrow School
Darrow School, a small independent, co-ed, boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum, featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental consciousness. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
Darrow School faculty and staff are fully engaged in the life of a boarding school beyond the academic day as well, supporting students in a range of co-curricular programming, including athletics, residential life, weekend activities, and signature programs like Hands-to-Work, Winterm, and Spring Term. Darrow School’s mission is to create a community of learning able to empower students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.
Darrow School’s mission is to serve students with a wide variety of backgrounds ...and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.