Maharishi School is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
- Mathematics Teacher – grades 5-8. Teaching experience with elementary or secondary mathematics preferred.
- SCI Teacher – for boys, grades 9-12. Guiding the students’ growth of holistic knowledge and development of consciousness through curricula in SCI and life skills. Requires excellent communication and relationship skills with adolescents. Secondary school teaching experience and TM Teacher preferred.
- Dorm Parent/Supervisor – the school is looking for one full time and one part-time person to manage student life in our newly renovated dormitory for the 10 to 15 grade 9 through 12 students living in the dorm. Housing and meals are provided as well as a salary. This could be an ideal situation for a couple.
- College / Academic Counselor – provides guidance and oversight in the college search, selection, and application process for all students; analyzes transcripts for new students and oversees special academic programs like correspondence courses and accommodations for students with special needs; administers and presents the results for the PSAT, SAT, AP and CTP tests.
- High School Physical Education Teacher – three days a week, from 4:45-5:30.
- Robotics Coach/Mentor – lead this extra-curricular activity, preparing the high school team for competitions in November through January.
- Administrative Director – oversees the operational side of the School, prepares and monitors the operating budget, and manages the Staff departments (Student Accounts, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Facilities, Registrar, Information Technology/Services, Development, and Alumni Relations).
Please send inquiries to Terry Weiss, Human Resources Director, email@example.com (641-472-9400 #5096). Including your resume is preferable. More complete job descriptions can be found on their respective tabs below.
It is the policy of Maharishi School not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices.
Create a supportive, nurturing and safe environment:
- Promote a positive and healthy community spirit within the dorm, helping students to develop respectful friendships / relationships
- Create and oversee a routine that includes regular and consistent time for sleep, study and recreation
- Ensure that meals are adequately supervised and that students eat a well-balanced diet
- Ensure that students get regular exercise, especially outdoors, and that they maintain regular hygiene and health practices, drawing on the traditions of the community (including meditation on weekends)
- In conjunction with the school, plan weekend activities and provide transport and support; ensure everyone participates
- Arrange appropriate hospitality for parents, school visitors and duty staff
- Participate in school activities and attend performances and events that involve dorm residents
- Serve as a mediator/facilitator when necessary to provide resolutions for interpersonal conflicts between students.
Ensure health and safety standards are upheld
- Ensure the safety of the dorm at all times. Dorm Parents will follow established procedures in regards to safety and first-aid issues.
- Conduct regular drills and ensure that safety equipment (fire extinguishers, sensors) are in working order
- Ensure that exit signs and emergency contacts are posted and accessible
- Arrange doctor’s appointments and regular check-ups, providing transportation for residents
- Administer over the counter medication following proper guidance and procedure when appropriate and keep careful records
Enforce discipline, in cooperation with school authorities
- Be firm and fair with the rules
- Uphold and enforce the Maharishi School’s code of conduct, solving problems within the context of the residence but reporting serious issues to the Upper School Assistant Director.
- Record all incidents and notify parents as appropriate
- Conduct nightly check-ins and enforce curfews
- Check rooms daily for tidiness and create an opportunity for students to take responsibility for keeping shared spaces clean and orderly (i.e. chores)
Procedures and additional responsibilities
- Maintain a scheduled presence in the dorm during days and evenings. A schedule will be created to ensure student accessibility at appropriate times.
- Maintain an “on-call” status every other weekend. Dorm Parents will be on-call by always carrying their cell phone
- Attend scheduled meetings with faculty and Head of School to report on dorm life
- Assist with student arrivals and departures, room placements and room inspections.
- Order and manage supplies and oversee the budget, keeping careful records
- Communicate and work with custodial team, maintenance, IT, vendors, nurse, school counselor, teachers, and staff whenever needed
- Maintain and regularly submit paper work to the business office including: schedules, records, payments and receipts, and regular updates to the budget
- Secure transportation for all school activities and prepare necessary documents
- Experience in residential work or other relevant experience with children/young people
- Training in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or Child care are particularly welcomed
- Experience working with adolescents in a professional context is preferred
- Experience dealing with international students is preferred
- The ability to work efficiently and effectively in a challenging environment is essential
- A strong awareness of Health & Safety (specifically as it relates to residential accommodation and to leading sports & activities) is essential
- Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation is essential
- Strong and demonstrable organization skills are required
- Ability and disposition to solve issues and problems with/between students is required.
- Demonstrable alignment with the values and priorities of the community is required
College Counselor Duties
- College Prep Class–one period first semester; college search, selection, application.
- Beginning of School Communication–email parents of seniors, juniors, sophomores with key grade specific information.
- Organize College Visits–MUM admissions activities; spring and fall visits to state universities and colleges.
- Test Prep Tutoring–organize PSAT/SAT/ACT tutoring September and January.
- Senior Transcripts–confirm that all transfer and correspondence course transcripts are received; confirm accuracy of Maharishi School transcript with Registrar and student.
- College App Packet–Update, assemble, and distribute college forms for student application packet. This is now mostly digital.
- SAT, ACT, TOEFL–remind students of exam dates, registration deadlines and procedures of submitting scores directly to colleges.
- Newsletter–on-going. Publicize key college prep information.
- College Search and Selection–aid in search and selection and assembling college list.
- College Applications–Provide student support for completing and submitting Common App and other individual college applications. Help Questbridge students navigate that application process.
- Counselor Recommendations–write recommendation for each individual senior as needed.
- Counselor School Reports–Upload/submit/mail transcripts, evaluations, and recs to common app and/or other individual colleges/universities.
- Scholarships–apprise students of specific scholarship application requirements and deadlines as time allows.
- ICAN– Schedule, arrange, inform students/parents of ICAN College Planning/Financial Aid meetings and available individual appointments. Facilitate student attendance at College Bowl Sundays and FAFSA help appointments.
- College Deadlines–Remind/consult students on Priority/Early Action/Early Decision deadlines and Regular Decision deadlines.
- Midyear Transcripts–Proofread with Registrar and students and submit mid-year transcripts as required by colleges.
- Grade 11 College Prep—Initial College Prep meeting with juniors; prepare & distribute packets; meet with each student individually.
- Senior Assistance Post-College Acceptance–Facilitate with students and families acceptance and payment of college offer, housing/meals registration.
- International Student College Financial Verification–Assist students to work with parents (sponsor) and bank to verify financial ability to pay for college.
- Visa/I-20 Transfer to Colleges–Assist students to organize required forms and meet with the lawyer who facilitates the transfer process.
- End of Year Tasks–Submit college acceptance letters to Registrar; prepare document of seniors’ schools applied/accepted/attending; update “Colleges Accepted To List,” compute ACT/SAT stats for Maharishi School & Peterson’s Survey, etc.
- Final Transcripts–Proofread with Registrar and submit final senior transcripts to college/university students are attending.
- Organize and Superintend Senior Appreciation Ceremony–Work with administration and faculty and community to determine senior award recipients, assign teachers to speak about students, prepare printed awards, program, refreshments, etc.
- Commencement–Work with Pioneer student speech writing and presenting, print graduation diplomas, pre-ceremony assist students and faculty, read out names of graduates, assist with clean-up post-ceremony, etc.
- Process incoming students–analyze transcripts and start individual files. Communicate with students and families to determine class placement and any additional courses needed to meet graduation requirements.
- Alternative Course Schedule–work with Cathy and administration/faculty to construct schedule of all classes not part of regular curriculum. Determine who, what, when, where and a teacher/supervisor for each alternative student.
- Meet with new and continuing Upper School students and families–College Counselor and Academic Counselor meet with students/families at the beginning of the school year, and subsequently as needed, to clarify and answer questions on student academic schedule and how it relates to the college prep process.
- Correspondence Courses and Contracts–ongoing. Advise students and families on correspondence course choice, draw up contracts and have signed by students/parents. Supervise courses. Proctor exams.
- AP courses–advise students about whether they should undertake an AP course(s), course choice and timing.
- CEP/504 Plan Accommodations–update shared document with faculty. If there is a new or continuing student with academic concerns, organize NCIs and AEA evaluations as necessary.
- Standardized Testing–Academic and College Counselors advise students on all aspects of standardized testing. Iowa Assessments, PSAT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, : when score reports become available, meet with parents as needed to explain reports.
- NCAA–update NCAA Course Roster if any senior(s) intend to participate in NCAA
sports. Upload junior and senior transcripts to NCAA.
- Honor Roll/Principal’s List–compile and send to Ledger.
- PSAT/NMSQT–grades 10 and 11. Order test materials in spring; adjust totals in the fall. Publicize, set up test supervisors and rooms, coordinate test day and return materials.
- ERB CTP–Determine test window(s) for Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Order test materials for grades 4-8). Publicize testing through emails, newsletter and hall signs. Organize supervisors and rooms. Oversee test rooms on test day.
- AP EXAMS–Order exams and administer tests. Work with teachers offering AP courses.
- SAT and ACT–Work with College Counselor to aid students in understanding, preparing for and registering for exams.
- Prepare and oversee the operating budget of the school.
- Manage staff departments, including Student Accounts, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Facilities, Registrar, Information Technology/Services, Development and Alumni Relations
- Plan for, and evaluate, the operational needs of the school. Coordinate and implement operational policy.
- Coordinate short and long range institutional planning.
- Allocate and optimize the resources of the school in conjunction with the Academic and Administrative Councils, ensure the school functions on a sound financial basis.
- Provide evaluation of the administrative staff, and facilitate their professional development.
- Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors and as an ex officio member of the Board’s Finance and Development Committees.
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration or its equivalent
- Experience with financial and/or operational management
- Communication Skills: the ability to communicate clearly by email, verbally, and over the phone as well as good listening skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and multiple tasks simultaneously
- Technical competency including familiarity with customer relation systems and Google Suite
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs
- Comfortable troubleshooting both technical and personnel challenges
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