Employment Opportunities

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.

Current Employment Opportunities

Full-Time Marketing and Communications Director

Benchmark School is Accepting Applications for a
Marketing and Communications Director

Position Description: Benchmark School seeks a full-time, 12-month marketing and communications director. Reporting to the head of school, the director is responsible for the development and implementation of a broad, comprehensive, and strategic marketing and branding plan designed to promote enrollment, fundraising, and other school initiatives, both internally and externally. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to effectively lead, manage, and inspire a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment with multiple creative products, possess the ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, and with confidence with all constituents, be a skilled writer, and be familiar with the demands of print, web, and social media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day activities related to marketing and communications.
  • Develop and execute annual marketing and campaign plans that engage internal and external constituents in the support and promotion of the school.
  • Develop, manage, and implement the brand strategy.
  • Identify emerging marketing opportunities, design effective targeting strategies, and report on results.
  • Develop long-and short-term strategic goals for the school’s marketing, public relations, and communications efforts.
  • Create, implement, and measure the success of a comprehensive marketing, public relations, and communications program.
  • Provide support for volunteers and staff to effectively articulate the school’s success stories and value, vision, and direction to both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate the design and production of all print, social media, and digital publications, including the Benchmark Magazine, the Weekly Announcements, and other outlets to reach and influence the school’s target audience.
  • Collaborate with the Admission and Development Offices to develop strategies to recruit prospective students and engage alumni and families.
  • Oversee and maintain the strategic and creative direction of the school’s website and develop and manage an integrated online presence on social media platforms.

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

 Application Process:

  • A letter of application describing why you are a good fit for the position
  • A current resume
  • Three professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses

Send application materials to:  HumanResources@BenchmarkSchool.org or Benchmark School, Attn: Human Resources, 2107 North Providence Rd., Media, PA  19063.

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Full-Time Art Teacher (Beginning Sept 2019)

Position description:

In this full-time (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily) position, you serve as part of a talented and caring team of experts (e.g., supervisor, counselor, art teacher). Specific responsibilities for this position are:  teaching students a variety of methods and approaches to learning the concepts and skills associated with art fundamentals, principles of composition, and aesthetic concepts; planning for each activity by ordering supplies, creating models, setting up and cleaning up; working with classrooms teachers on special projects; collaborating with the director of innovation and other teachers on cross-curricular design thinking projects; integrating 21st century skills into the art curriculum; painting and other tasks connected to the middle school musical production; after school art clubs.  Major responsibilities for this position include:

  • Creating a warm and supportive environment that fosters confidence, risk-taking, and respect for all
  • Providing explicit instruction of thinking and learning strategies within an inquiry-based model
  • Engaging students in the creative process while building a classroom culture in which students understand and feel excited about art, design, and art history
  • Assessing students’ strengths and challenges and scaffolding instruction accordingly
  • Establishing routines, maintaining consistent expectations, and employing effective management techniques
  • Providing clear communication with students and staff members in a positive, professional manner
  • Demonstrating an openness to learning, growth, and change in accordance with the educational philosophy of Benchmark School
  • Actively pursuing professional growth and development through attendance at professional development opportunities provided by Benchmark School and other professional development opportunities
  • Maintaining an organized and efficient student workspace

Qualifications:

Key qualities include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art Education required
  • Experience teaching elementary and middle school art and art history
  • Experience integrating 21st century skills into art instruction
  • Pennsylvania public school certification or Private Academic School certification in Art Education required
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and parents
  • Enthusiastic interest in teaching, motivating, and mentoring students
  • A role model for students

Salary:
Salary is competitive for this head-teacher position.

Application Process:

Please complete the application form below, including:

  • A letter of application describing why you are a good fit for the position
  • A current resume
  • Digital portfolio of your own work and digital examples of student work
  • Three professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses

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