Employment Opportunities

Benchmark School is truly an amazing place to be. It is filled with creative students, supportive parents, and gifted staff members. It is both energizing and deeply fulfilling to help students grow as learners and individuals and then watch as they go on to thrive in school and life. 

Benchmark’s mission is to help our students develop into confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers who take control of their own learning. Defining characteristics of the school include our fundamental commitment to excellence and research-based innovation.  

As a result of these emphases, our graduates are self-advocates who approach tasks strategically, think flexibly, demonstrate persistence and resilience, and meet with success in school and in life.  

Current Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Speech and Language Therapist for the 2019-2020 School Year

Services will vary depending on students’ needs. Specific responsibilities for this part-time position include:

  • Evaluate the level of speech or language difficulty of students
  • Develop speech/language lessons for individual/group therapy sessions
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other school personnel in developing the best course of action for each individual child
  • Assess students’ development
  • Complete progress reports for students
  • May include attendance at school meetings when appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Pennsylvania License
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member

Salary:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Interested applicants should send:

  • A letter of application describing why you are a good fit for the position
  • A current resume
  •  The names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references

Submit your application using the form below.

Admissions Associate

Position Description:
The major responsibility of this part-time position (20 hours per week) is to work in conjunction with the Director of Enrollment Management and  Admissions, and other members of the leadership team and staff to facilitate all aspects of the process that leads to meeting or exceeding our enrollment goals with students for whom Benchmark School is a good match. The specific responsibilities of this position are described below. The Admissions Associate reports to the Director of Enrollment Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes prospective families and schedules parent visits and tours of the campus
  • Communicates with prospective families throughout the process, including answering the phone calls of prospective parents
  • Maintains and develops the ongoing admissions filing system; establishes folders for all applicants, and manages and updates existing files
  • Uses and maintains Blackbaud’s admission office database; processes all information (data entry) relevant to applicant records to ensure accurate reporting and tracking
  • Processes online applications and summer camp registrations
  • Attends all admission office events and assists with the planning, coordination, and execution of the events
  • Creates reports on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis and as requested/needed
  • Updates and processes office communication/correspondence for department mailings and/or emails; assists with document preparation
  • Prepares outgoing mail and application packets for inquiries and maintains the inventory of application materials and office supplies
  • Coordinates and manages professional admissions memberships for the director of enrollment management
  • Completes additional tasks that facilitate the admissions process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of administrative experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Google, and Excel, among others), as well as a familiarity with data management and calendaring systems.; knowledge of the Blackbaud data system is a plus
  • Strong at handling multiple projects simultaneously, including the ability to effectively prioritize, monitor deadlines, and complete tasks on time
  • Able to work well independently
  • Able to work well with people, collaborate, and earn their respect
  • Outstanding organizational skills as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • High integrity and the use of sound judgment and discretion in communication with the public and school communities
  • Knowledge of and experience in independent school communities is important
  • Deep commitment to the mission and vision of Benchmark School

Salary: 
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please send:

  • A letter of application describing why you are a good fit for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Submit your application using the form below.

 

Interested in a current job opening? Please complete the application below.  

Benchmark School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or membership in any other protected classification as defined under applicable federal, state, or local law.

When people ask me what is the best school I have seen in action, my go-to school is Benchmark. It is incredible and
without peer.

Steve Graham, Ed.D., Currey Ingram Professor of Special Education and Literacy, Vanderbilt University