CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Wichita Collegiate School (WCS) is a coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school for students in Early Childhood 2-year-olds through Grade 12. Since 1963, Collegiate has nurtured inquisitive thinkers, compassionate citizens, and students who are prepared to have a positive impact on their communities. Grounded in the values that have sustained it over the course of more than a half-century, Collegiate provides its students with a challenging academic environment supported by its long-standing history of being a highly balanced institution with equal excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

CURRENT OPENINGS

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The Director of Human Resources proactively develops HR policies and strategies and directs and coordinates human resources programs for all divisions, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, reward and recognition, health and wellness, performance feedback, diversity and inclusion, and employee services. The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the Director of Operations, but will also work closely with the Head of School.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials to the attention of Head of School Nathan Washer at nwasher@wcsks.com by the deadline of February 25, 2022: a cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references.

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UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

The Upper School English Teacher is responsible for preparing an enriching and diverse curriculum, with focus on English grammar and literature while creating a dynamic learning environment in the classroom.  Teachers are also expected to facilitate conversation, reflection, and understanding of concepts and diverse perspectives through a variety of teaching methods.  The newly hired Upper School English teacher is responsible for teaching all sections of sophomore English and potentially one section of AP Language Composition.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials to the attention of Head of Upper School Gaby White at gwhite@wcsks.com by the deadline of February 25, 2022: a cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references.

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UPPER SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER/MEDIA SPECIALIST/HELP DESK TECHNICIAN

This full time position is a combination of three part time positions, as follows:

1) The Upper School Computer Science Teacher is responsible for preparing an enriching and diverse curriculum, with focus on two electives: Introduction to Computer Programming, and AP Computer Science A. Teachers are also expected to facilitate conversation, reflection, and understanding of concepts and diverse perspectives through a variety of teaching methods. The newly hired Upper School Computer Science teacher is responsible for teaching one section of each of the two electives.

2) The Upper School Media Specialist is responsible for providing first line support to Upper School students with respect to modern research pedagogy, and providing first line support with digital media software and hardware, as well as helping students with best practices in both of these areas. The position will be maintained outside of the teaching schedule, concurrent with the Help Desk Technician role.

3) The Upper School Help Desk Technician is responsible for providing first line support to Upper School students and staff with respect to technology. The Upper School is a 1:1 environment where every student and teacher is issued a computer. Classrooms are also equipped with modern technology. This position will be the primary point of contact for Upper School students and staff when technology issues arise. The position will be maintained outside of the teaching schedule, concurrent with the Research and Media Specialist role.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials to the attention of Head of Upper School Gaby White at gwhite@wcsks.com by the deadline of February 25, 2022: a cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references.

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LOWER SCHOOL COUNSELOR

The Lower School Counselor supports the social, emotional and academic needs of students by offering services in a developmentally appropriate manner. The Counselor adapts the programming of services to meet the changing needs of the student population. The Lower School Counselor works under the direction of the Division Head and is a full-time, exempt employee.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials to the attention of Head of Lower School Lindsey Noble at lnoble@wcsks.com by the deadline of February 25, 2022: a cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references.

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LOWER SCHOOL TEACHER

Each Lower School Teacher is responsible for preparing an enriching and diverse curriculum, instilling a passion for the subject in students, and creating a dynamic learning environment in the classroom and other designated learning spaces/areas. Teachers are expected to facilitate conversation, reflection, and understanding of diverse perspectives through literature, writing, research, assessments, and classroom discussions.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials to the attention of Head of Lower School Lindsey Noble at lnoble@wcsks.com: a cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references. The position will remain open until filled.

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Early Childhood: Experience and coursework in education are preferred. Inquiries should be sent to Becky O'Hearn at bohearn@wcsks.com.

Lower School: Experience and coursework in education are preferred. Inquiries should be sent to Lindsey Noble at lnoble@wcsks.com.

Middle School: Experience and coursework in education are preferred. Inquiries should be sent to Hanale Vincent at hvincent@wcsks.com.

Upper School: Experience and coursework in education are preferred. Inquiries should be sent to Gaby White at gwhite@wcsks.com.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Located in east Wichita on a 42-acre campus, Wichita Collegiate is home to just under 900 students in four divisions. These divisions are named Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Wichita Collegiate School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and is a member of Independent School Management (ISM).

Why Collegiate?

Wichita Collegiate School’s faculty and staff make up a supportive and diverse community of colleagues who are experts in their fields and dedicated to lifelong learning. All faculty are engaged in professional growth plans that encourage them to further their expertise.

All faculty and staff engage in a variety of valuable professional development opportunities, both on campus and around the country supplemented by a healthy budget to support these opportunities. Recent professional development opportunities have taken faculty and staff across the country, including Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, and Napa.

Wichita Collegiate School also offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 403(b) plan with a generous annual match; term life and disability insurance; supplemental insurance plans; and flexible spending account, child tuition remission of 50% and more.

Why Wichita?

Not only has Wichita been named an All-American City four times since 1962 it also consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for "quality of life." These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply can't find in most metro areas.

Here are some additional resources about why Wichita is the place to be.

EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVES

Wichita Collegiate is a place where you know you're going to be challenged as a professional but also have the support and autonomy to be successful. The WCS community is supportive, involved, and on the same team. I could not be more happy and proud to work at WCS.

Hanale Vincent  

   Head of Middle School

What I appreciate about working at Collegiate is the ability to let learning expand as unique opportunities arrive. For instance when a student traveling to the United Arab Emirates sent us videos of her experiences in real time, I didn't have to worry that it would take us off my course timeline because we have a school that embraces real life learning experiences.

Meghan Smith  

   6th Grade Global Studies Teacher

Collegiate affords its students the best opportunity for academic, social, and athletic growth, but it also creates an environment where teachers can be creative and work with some of the best minds in the city. This place is special, and I am proud to be a member of its faculty.

Bill Messamore  

   Former Upper School Computer Teacher

WICHITA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT ATTENTION TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, VETERAN, OR DISABILITY STATUS.