At Mercersburg, we value diversity and believe in cultivating a safe community where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves.
Mercersburg Academy, an independent, co-educational, boarding school located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, was established in 1893. Mercersburg Academy offers a dynamic academic program to a diverse and close-knit community of learners. Students learn to think for themselves as they prepare for purposeful lives in a global community.
Mercersburg Academy is pleased to offer an opportunity for college graduates to apply for a position in our Fellows Program, in one of several areas departments of instruction.
Our program pairs the fellow with experienced mentors and guides, providing an immersive growth experience in an independent, boarding school setting. Participants are fully engaged in the academic, student life, co-curricular, and social life of the school. This can include class preparation, observing and then teaching classes; coaching or assisting in other co-curricular activities, dorm supervision, and advising students.
This is a two-year program that offers a stipend, housing, and full benefits. We are currently recruiting for candidates with a background and experience in any combination of the following teaching and co-curricular areas:
Math Basketball – Boys and Girls
Instrumental Music Climbing
History Field Hockey
Soccer – Boys and Girls
Strength & Performance
Fellows receive a stipend and full benefits including an employer retirement match, housing, and dining privileges. If you have a strong desire to pursue an experience in a progressive school environment, to learn from others, and to develop strong foundational leadership skills in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere, we welcome your application. Note-Mercersburg Academy graduates are not eligible.
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume, noting “Fellows Program” in the subject line.
The Fellows position is designed for college graduates who are interested in contributing their ideas, passion, and abilities to a school community that embraces innovation and personal development. Fellows gain an unparalleled experience and guiding mentorship that helps them determine the next steps in their career path.
Responsibilities and duties can include:
Teaching: Teaching or co-teaching sections in an academic department, adhering to course objectives and course of study as outlined in established departmental guidelines and curriculum, conducting varied and frequent assessments of student performance, utilizing appropriate technology in the classroom setting, keeping attendance and grade records, writing individual grade and comment reports as required by the school, maintaining regularly scheduled office hours for help sessions with students
Co-curricular: Assist, then lead components of co-curricular activities. Prepare and execute practice/activity plans, conduct of contests, and other components of team operations effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate proficient technical knowledge and strategies. Effectively convey these skills in teaching and guiding participants of all abilities in the activity.
Residential: Participate in the school’s advisory program to students living within the fellow's assigned dorm; serve as an adviser to a group of students in selected residential topics of well-being and gather with advisees weekly during adviser lunches and other planned adviser/advisee activities. Perform residential dorm duties within an assigned dorm to include one weeknight and several weekends per term.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Qualified candidates bring a high level of interest and abilities in the following areas:
Keen desire to learn the craft of teaching and guiding adolescents
Relationships with adults and students
Collaborative orientation and energetic engagement
Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving
Ability to utilize technology skills in a classroom or office setting
Proficiency in the use of a MacBook Pro and Google suite.
Proficiency in the appropriate academic content area
A valid driver’s license
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 27 states and 36 countries.