Gould Academy, an independent boarding school of 215 students, grades 9-PG, in Bethel, Maine, seeks teaching follows for a two-year program. Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to develop their teaching, coaching, and/or experiential education practices and pursue a Master’s Degree. Gould offers a challenging curriculum that includes an impressive collection of courses in all disciplines.
In year one, the Fellows Program explores the dynamic intersection of adolescent development in independent school residential settings in the mountains of Western Maine. Fellows engage in a variety of programs based on their skills and qualifications and form a learning cohort in year one to develop foundational skills in education and adolescent development. Gould is uniquely positioned to support advanced level experiential education that leverages our place-based assets, STEM and arts programs, and athletic programs.
Fellows begin graduate studies in the second year of their appointment and school responsibilities will be reduced to support their full participation in their program. A tuition stipend is provided for Master's studies or the Grow with Google Certification Program.
The goal of the program is to inspire and provide educational leaders of the future experience. Fellows must possess an enthusiasm for learning, appreciate adolescent development and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Essential Qualities of Employment
Creative, life-long learner who seeks to evolve and expand their knowledge base
Selfless team player and intrinsically motivated
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Responsible and trustworthy; exhibits good judgement
Possesses strong moral values that are aligned with Gould’s
Seeks joy and inspires others through their actions and words
Adheres to policies and expectations articulated in the Employee Handbook and has a strong understanding of their roles (teacher, advisor, coach, community life duties) as stated in the Code of Conduct and Community Guide
Essential Responsibilities Fellows’ Role:
Observe and/or assist in class(es) in collaboration with a lead teacher based on qualifications.
Observe and/or assist in coaching in collaboration with a lead coach/ experiential education leader based on qualifications.
Participate in Fellow’s learning cohort.
Support wellness programs with a focus on social-emotional development, experiential learning, diversity and inclusivity.
Participate in a duty schedule on weeknights and weekends.
Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.
As a co-advisor, you will learn about the advisory role and share in these duties. The Advisor knows, respects and embraces each advisee as an individual; maintains a strong understanding of adolescent development.
Co-coach/supervisor responsibilities for a sport/co-curricular program. Opportunities are matched with Fellow’s skills and interests alongside program needs.
Fellow Community Life
Integration into Community Life is a critical aspect of the Fellowship. Student supervision and engagement on school nights and weekends is a requirement. School night duty usually involves one to two nights of evening campus coverage, occasional backup coverage when necessary, and weekend duty that is assigned on a rotating basis in an equitable way.
A Fellow is required to participate in the Gould Fellows cohort group and meet the obligations and requirements of the training. A Fellow is expected to to pursue application to a Master’s program and be accepted to a program that supports on-line learning before the end of the first year.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. They will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor(s) and/or the Head of School.
Minimum of a BA or BS degree
Demonstrated interest in experiential learning
Demonstrated history of successful experience(s) working with adolescents in a variety of learning environments
Obtain a State of Maine, Department of Education CHRC clear status by successfully passing a criminal and sexual offender background check
possess a valid drivers license
Physical and Environmental Conditions
These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added to these by individuals on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.
Frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, sitting
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
Occasional lifting up to 10 pounds
Occasionally this position will be kneeling, squatting, climbing and driving a motor vehicle
Prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions
Ability to visit and move around on and off campus, must be able to travel to all campus locations and to appropriate training and/or meetings as required
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.
Gould Academy’s mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and to help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.
About Gould Academy
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school where faculty do their best to say ‘yes’ more than they say ‘no,’ where students have flexibility to try new things in new ways. Here, students celebrate each other, take risks, experiment, because we know that education is about the journey, about being in the NOW. We celebrate the creative process, not just the outcomes.
Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and visiting professionals who come to campus and work with students each and every year.
Our mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.