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Located in Brighton NY, and founded in 1917, Harley enrolls approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Our rigorous academic programs and exceptional fine arts curriculum are combined with unique offerings (hospice, glass studio, biomimicry), a commitment to experiential service learning, a deep commitment to the centrality of the student voice, and a nurturing environment for young people. The School is committed to diversity and the education of students in a global perspective.

For most positions, resumes are reviewed until the successful candidate is found. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we will not acknowledge receipt of every application. Only candidates of interest are contacted.

The Harley School is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes candidates who add to our diversity.

The following employment opportunities are available at The Harley School:

Horizons at Harley Executive Director

Location: The Harley School, Rochester, New York 

Organizational Overview:
Horizons at Harley is a not-for-profit, summer Student Enrichment Program that since 1995 has provided Rochester school children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life (www.horizonsatharley.org). Guided by a whole child approach, Horizons at Harley combines a focus on academics with experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster an awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for self and others, and encourage a life-long interest in learning. One hundred forty children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School. This past summer marked the 28th year of operation. To date, the program has provided over 2000 summer Horizons Scholarships to Rochester children and has received over $4 Million from charitable contributions. The Harley School (www.harleyschool.org) contributes free of charge the use of its magnificent facilities and administrative support for Horizons each summer. 

Outcomes demonstrate the impact that Horizons at Harley has on students’ lives: 

  • Horizons students avoid the “summer slide” and gain an average of one to two months in reading and math skills over the six-week summer session each year.
  • 95% of Horizons graduates go on to graduate from high school on time. 
  • 75% of Horizons graduates who graduate from high school enroll in higher education.

Position Overview:
Horizons at Harley is seeking a year-round, full-time, motivated and dynamic Executive Director to lead all aspects of its organizational and educational activities. Reporting directly to the Head of School of Harley and the Advisory Board of Horizons, the Executive Director is responsible for building and managing critical relationships with a wide range of key constituencies: students and their families, faculty, volunteers, donors, Advisory Board members, the Rochester City School District, the community of the Harley School, and the community at large. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the six- week summer program, fundraising, creating and managing the budget, recruiting and managing all program staff, and working with the Advisory Board to develop and implement sound strategies. Working in collaboration with Horizons and Harley school staff, the Executive Director is charged with fostering a caring and inclusive learning environment driven by a belief in the potential of all young people and passion for the mission of the program.

Job Duties  

Program Administration and Development

  • Organize and lead all program and administrative elements, serving as the program’s chief representative and driving force to maintain and improve the summer program and related year-round activities.
  • Recruit, retain, support, and inspire Horizons students and their families.
  • Hire, train, support, supervise, and evaluate Horizons teachers and staff.
  • Engage and lead program volunteers, including Horizons graduates, Harley students, and community interns.
  • Coordinate with the Advisory Board and the Harley Business Office to prepare and manage the annual budget and oversee financial transactions.
  • Ensure successful and compliant execution of all operational elements, including transportation, food, facilities, logistics, health, safety, and security.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the academic curriculum and the social, wellness, recreational, and cultural curriculum.
  • Oversee curriculum and program evaluation in conjunction with Horizons National.
  • Track high school graduation and college attendance/completion rates for program graduates.
  • Design and coordinate support activities and services for program graduates in high school.

Advisory Board, School, and Community Relations

  • Carry out the strategic plan developed by the Advisory Board. 
  • Consult regularly with the Advisory Board Chair and Board on significant operational and programmatic matters.
  • Provide administrative support to the Advisory Board, attending all Board meetings and providing necessary reports and updates.
  • Attend and actively contribute to all Advisory Board committee meetings.
  • Meet regularly with the Harley Head of School and serve on Harley’s Administrative Team, contributing expertise to Harley programs and community engagement initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Harley Advancement Office and with the academic division leaders to facilitate all shared administrative processes and reporting.  Coordinate with the Harley Advancement Office on the design and content for all public relations and written materials.  
  • Collaborate with key external constituencies and organizations to enrich strategic relationships and strengthen program content and delivery, including Horizons National and its affiliates, the Rochester City School District, the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association, and major funders.
  • Develop ongoing strategic partnerships with key community leaders.  Identify and capitalize on opportunities for media attention to increase public awareness.

Resource Development

  • Work with the Advisory Board to plan and execute fundraising strategies to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals.
  • Coordinate with the Advisory Board on development planning, including the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors.  Coordinate on event planning and management. 
  • Manage grant writing and complete required progress reports.  Identify and solicit prospective funding sources.

Position Qualifications

  • A leader with at least 7 years work experience, including experience in not-for-profit and/or educational organizations, and at least 3 years’ experience in a leadership position responsible for multiple functional areas (e.g., educational curriculum, staff recruitment and development, operations, finance, marketing). 
  • A child advocate with a passion for the Horizons mission and experience with programs serving children and youth. 
  • A fundraiser showing demonstrated success with foundations and individuals.  Grant writing experience required.
  • A relationship-builder showing demonstrated success with building and cultivating relationships with a wide variety of constituent groups and building successful partnerships.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to communicate inspirationally with a broad range of constituencies, including young people, parents, funders, educators, and community leaders. 
  • An effective manager with the ability to develop and inspire staff and volunteers.
  • A self-starter able to work independently, with excellent organizational skills, as well as a mature, sensitive interpersonal style.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.

Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000 per year: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We pride ourselves on being diverse, inclusive and providing equitable programs to all our stakeholders.  Competitive benefits package.

To Apply:

Please send a professional resume and letter of interest, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, to: horizonssearch@harleyschool.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Horizons at Harley is an equal opportunity employer.

    Director of Aquatics and Auxiliary Programs

    Position Description:

    Reporting to the Athletic Director and the Chief Financial Officer, and coordinating with the Auxiliary Programing Advisory Committee, the director of aquatics and auxiliary programs is responsible for organizing and implementing a diverse and safe swim program, which will incorporate group and individual activities, swim lessons and promote program participation. Responsibilities also include hiring, staff supervision, planning and confirmation of staff assignments and schedules and staff training. The aquatics director is responsible for providing quality leadership and supervision in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with The Harley School’s policies and procedures. As the School’s auxiliary program coordinator they will work closely to provide support and complement the School’s Athletic Director, and are responsible for program development, promotion, and monitoring of before and after school programs. Collaborates with other Harley Stakeholders regarding evening and auxiliary programming. including but not limited to wellness center, commons makerspace and kitchen, etc.  The Harley School’s auxiliary programs include but are not limited to: after school programs, evening programs including the wellness center, Commeons makerspace and kitchen, Middle School homework and tutoring programs, facilities rentals, and coordination with Empire Tennis sports programs. 

    Essential Functions and Key Objectives:

    Aquatics Program Management

    • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill pool objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. 
    • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
    • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, and local health and safety regulations.
    • Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of the pool. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
    • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR training.
    • Creates and schedules swim classes, community swim, and swim team practices and meets.
    • Horizons and Summer Camp swim programs
    • Assists with Lower School swim physical education programming
    • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
    • Maintain proper health and safety standards, in accordance with School aquatics safety standards and guidelines.

    Auxiliary Program Management

    Build vibrant programs that achieve annual and long-term net revenue growth targets, support the School’s mission and build Harley’s market exposure as an independent school.

    • Collaborate with school leadership, administration, faculty and staff to ensure all auxiliary programs align with and support The Harley School’s mission and philosophy
    • Design, enhance, and expand program offerings that align with our long-term strategic auxiliary programs vision and financial objectives
    • Continually explore innovative opportunities for leveraging the intellectual and physical assets of the School
    • Continually explore innovative opportunities for supporting school admissions and building the School’s exposure in the independent school market
    • Annually seek and analyze input from participants and staff regarding the quality of their program experience
    • Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance auxiliary program potential
    • Oversee health and safety protocols 
    • Oversee campus rentals by creating policies, protocols and procedures for facilities usage and pricing for all events and programs on Harley’s campus beyond the regular school day

    Administration and Operations

    • Work closely to provide support to the School’s Athletic Director
    • Ensure that the administration of the programs is efficient and effective
    • Oversee registration for all auxiliary  programs
    • Collaborate with leaders of the Wellness Center, the Commons, and the Digital Media Lab
    • Ensure that all auxiliary programs are in compliance with all applicable regulations of licensing and governing entities

    Other Duties

    • Participate in special assignments and projects as needed to improve school operations (i.e. buildings and grounds, safety, accreditation, committees, etc.)
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Desired Qualifications:

    Affinity for Harley’s education and process, the mission and values of The Harley School.

    The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform essential functions of the job:

    • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience managing summer/auxiliary programs or  equivalent
    • Current lifeguard certification
    • A high level of integrity and reliability
    • A love of children and desire to work within a progressive educational environment
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Well-developed collaborative work style; ability to interact with employees at all levels of the community
    • Ability to understand youth development programming, applicable regulations/laws, trends, best practices and new developments in the field
    • A strong cultural competency and ability to work with a diverse community
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products, Google applications, database management, website development, and digital media

    To Apply:

    In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Our School’s mission statement begins with, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.” Along with a cover letter and resume, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. Please send all inquiries to hhiggins@harleyschool.org

      Extended Day/Vacation Camp Childcare Worker

      The Harley School seeks a Childcare worker in the Extended Day/Vacation Camp program. Extended Day is part-time Monday – Friday, 2:50- 6:00 p.m. Vacation camp hours are usually during school holidays and maybe in addition to regular Extended Day hours.

      Qualifications:

      • Over 18.
      • Experience working with children 3 yrs. – 11 yrs.
      • Dependability, communication skills, and an excellent work ethic.
      • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
      • Current CPR and First Aid certifications are preferred but not required.
      • Must pass a criminal background check.
      • Creates a safe, friendly environment in the childcare area with quality supervision, focused attention, and caring service for the parents and their children.
      • Ensures registration and check-in/check-out procedures are followed.
      • Responds to each individual child’s needs promptly.
      • Supervises the use of toys and supplies and notifies the supervisor of supply needs, repairs, or replacements.
      • Maintains a clean, orderly area, picking up as needed and sanitizing toys as instructed.
      • Promotes a respectful community among the children, resolving conflict through appropriate words and actions.
      • Notifies supervisor of issues relating to each child (e.g. illness, crying, and conflict).
      • Promotes the health of all children by notifying the supervisor when child(ren) are ill and by being responsive to known health conditions such as allergies and asthma.
      • Exhibits good listening skills when conflict or discipline issues arise and problem solves professionally. Defers to the supervisor if issues need further resolution.
      • Reports any accidents or injuries immediately.

      To Apply:

      In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

      Please send all inquiries and/or resumes to jobs-ls@harleyschool.org.

        All Divisions – Instructional Substitutes

        The Harley School is seeking substitute teachers to provide per diem instructional services in various subject areas for its Lower, Middle and Upper School Divisions (Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12). Bachelors degree required. New York State teacher certification preferred, but not required. Candidates must be punctual and dependable; demonstrate professional demeanor; possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and the ability to interact effectively with faculty and students.

        To apply, submit the following to jobs@harleyschool.org:

        • Cover letter indicating the grade levels and subject areas in which you prefer to work
        • Resume
        • At least one reference letter
        • Proof of completion of Bachelor’s degree (transcript or the degree certificate itself)
        • If applicable, New York State teaching certificate or valid certification from another state
        • Equal Employment Opportunity

        The Harley School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting. All other aspects of employment such as compensation, benefits, terminations, training, tuition assistance, etc., shall continue to be administered so as to reflect the above policy.

        The Harley School

        1981 Clover Street
        Rochester, NY 14618
        (585) 442-1770

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