Bridgton Academy is a wonderful community of people who work together to provide our students with a year that makes the difference. This community is characterized by a culture that respects ethics and diversity, and practices caring, collaboration, trust, civility, and fairness. Its success, and that of our students, depends on our motivation, perseverance, and commitment to teamwork and respect.

Available Positions

School Counselor
Science Teacher

School Counselor

This is a full-time, 10-month position with additional duties required, including student advising and one or more of the responsibilities of teaching, academic support, college counseling, and/or coaching. If available, an on-campus (ideally non-dormitory) residence will be provided. In addition to a competitive salary, the school counselor position features a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

EDUCATIONAL and other REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Counseling, Social Work or other relevant field is strongly required. Demonstrated experience providing counseling to young adults (specifically boys, ages 16-20), preferably in a residential setting, is strongly preferred. Experience with counseling related to diagnoses of (general, family, academic, and athletic-driven) anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, conflict, behavior disorders, and suicide ideation is strongly preferred. A working knowledge of learning differences, challenges and disabilities and ADHD is strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability & willingness to collaborate to build success plans is strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School DIRECT REPORTS: None
COLLABORATES with: All community staff who interact directly with and/or have a role in student life, including Director of Residential Life, Dean of Students, School Nurse, all dormitory staff; all student Advisors; Dean of Academics & all faculty, including Director of Academic Support; Athletic Director and all athletic coaches; Director of Admissions

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
• Provide a complete range of mental health counseling to students on an individual basis, including substance abuse counseling
• Collaborate with appropriate residential, academic, athletic, and advisory staff whenever possible to execute plans for student success
• Create education programs, awareness, and training to support Academy programs and leaders & staff in advising, residential &
student life (incl. roommates, living, bullying & other scenarios), academic support, classroom management, athletics & more
• Provide consultation to faculty and administration to support their work and decisions regarding students
• Identify student needs that require advanced professional support and identify local external providers to ensure such support
• Consult with admission staff with regard to pre-existing mental health concerns and the appropriateness of offering admission
• Assist administration in determining Academy separation decisions/strategies for students due to mental health concerns
• Perform other duties associated with a boarding school life and/or as assigned by the Head of School

SPECIFIC PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
• A commitment to the process of “learning to learn”, lifelong learning, and the ability to pass along one’s passion for such
• Strong understanding of and appreciation for the motivation and mindset of the emerging young adult male student(-athlete)
• Intellectual curiosity, willingness to listen, to exercise patience, to collaborate, and ability to lead
• High levels of energy, creativity, and at all times, commitment to our students, our faculty, and the mission of our Academy
• Warmth, tact, and a good sense of humor

SPECIFIC PERSONAL SKILLS:
• Willingness and ability to relate to, earn the trust of, communicate with, listen to, and collaborate with young adults
• Ability to maintain strict student-based confidentiality in accordance with legal guidelines, yet also disseminate information to
colleagues (as deemed necessary) to benefit students residing in an independent boarding school community
• Exceptional people skills, including caring, collaborative leadership, ability to communicate with sensitivity & confidentiality
• Solid organizational & record-keeping skills, strong writing skills, consistent work ethic, and ability to multi-task
• Excellent interpersonal skills; must especially possess good listening and verbal communication talents
CONTACT: Qualified candidates should send statement of interest and qualifications, résumé, and three letters of reference to Ms. Binaca Macdonald, Dean of Academics. All documents should be emailed to bmacdonald@bridgtonacademy.org. PDF file format attachments are preferred. If necessary, documents may be mailed c/o Ms. Binaca Macdonald to Bridgton Academy, P.O. Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057. The position will remain open until an exceptional candidate is hired.


 

Science Teacher

This is a full-time, 10-month position with additional duties required during the school year, including student advising and the possibility of dorm parent and/or coaching responsibilities. Courses may include Astronomy, Ecology, Meteorology, and Oceanography. In addition to a competitive salary, this position features a comprehensive benefits package.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a preference given to those with advanced degree(s).

REPORTS TO: Dean of Academics DIRECT REPORTS: None

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline, Master’s preferred.
• Experience teaching science
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with all members of a school community
• Ability to integrate technology into the learning environment

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide instructional leadership with a high degree of competence, adhering to Bridgton Academy’s core skills for all learners
• Manage the classroom in a positive, enthusiastic, and professional manner
• Facilitate and maintain appropriate communication with students, parents, administration,
and other appropriate faculty with regards to student progress
• Complete all teaching responsibilities and expectations in a timely manner throughout the school year
• Participate in all professional development activities
• Identify and put into practice effective methods or content which will support and enhance teaching and learning for
post-graduate students
• Develop and maintain constructive relationships with parents
• Communicate with advisors and families as needed/required
• Proctor evening supervised study one night per week
• Perform all duties as required by the Director of Residential Life and the Dean of Students in relation to
weekend duty, student life, and dorms
• Foster a learner-centered classroom experience that is inclusive of all
• Perform any and all duties as required by the Dean of Academics and/or Head of School

SPECIFIC PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
• A commitment to the process of lifelong learning and the ability to pass along one’s passion for such
• Strong understanding of and appreciation for the motivation and mindset of the emerging young adult male student(-athlete)
• Intellectual curiosity, willingness to listen, to exercise patience, to collaborate, and to innovate
• High levels of energy, creativity, and at all times, commitment to our students, our faculty, and the mission of our Academy
• Warmth, tact, and a good sense of humor

CONTACT: Qualified candidates should send statement of interest and qualifications, résumé, and three letters of reference to Ms. Binaca Macdonald, Dean of Academics. All documents should be emailed to bmacdonald@bridgtonacademy.org. PDF file format attachments are preferred. If necessary, documents may be mailed c/o Ms. Binaca Macdonald to Bridgton Academy, P.O. Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057.

Bridgton Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service or other protected status.