Working at Asheville School is like no other experience. Faculty and staff members are fully a part of our small community—most Asheville School employees live on campus alongside colleagues and students and lead or participate in school events.
Every action undertaken by the faculty and staff at Asheville School supports our mission and upholds our core values: to prepare our students for college and for life and to provide an atmosphere in which all members of a diverse, engaged, and purposefully small school community appreciate and strive for excellence—an atmosphere that nurtures character and fosters the development of mind, body and spirit.
Our core values are those of perseverance, integrity, respect and compassion. Asheville School employees work to demonstrate, uphold and teach those values to our students.
Asheville School hires faculty and staff positions. All teaching positions are designated as faculty positions.
Faculty members at Asheville School serve a purpose that is better described as a “calling” than as a “job.” They hold many roles and responsibilities beyond those of classroom teaching.
Most Asheville School faculty members live on campus and have responsibilities in our residential life program, either by working as a hall parent or serving dorm and study hall duties throughout the week. They also coach a sport or lead non-athletic afternoon activities.
Faculty members who thrive at Asheville School are passionate about their class subject, afternoon activities, and the growth and development of the adolescents under their care.
Asheville School teachers typically teach three to four sections of their class subject, coach or lead two seasons of a sport or afternoon activity during the school year, serve as advisors to a small group of students to monitor their progress and help them succeed, participate in our service program by leading community service projects on and off campus, are required to be present for school events and family-style seated meals for weekday lunches and Thursday dinners, sponsor and chaperone weekend activities, and take on weekly dorm or study hall duties.
It is a busy and rewarding schedule. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and benefits package, many faculty members live in housing on campus at no cost. Asheville School also offers tuition support for advanced degrees and supports professional development opportunities for faculty members throughout the year.
If there are no openings currently available, you can send a letter of interest along with your résumé to Dean of Faculty Joe Lambert.
Staff positions at Asheville School are typically in our administrative offices and have a more classic daily schedule than those of our faculty members. While staff members do not have the residential or advisory responsibilities of faculty members, they are an integral part of our community and are invited to take part in all aspects of life at Asheville School.
If there are no openings currently available you can send a letter of interest along with your résumé to the Director of Human Resources at HR@ashevilleschool.org.
Maintenance Worker Job Posting
Asheville School is a private, boarding high school located on a beautiful 300-acre campus in West Asheville. Our campus includes 350,000 total square feet of academic, athletic and residential facilities, along with athletic fields and specialty activity facilities. Buildings on this historic campus range in age from two to 120 years.
We are looking for several dedicated, flexible, and multi-skilled individuals, who are eager to learn the details of our work, with the goal of developing a broad range of maintenance skills and eventually becoming one of the rotating 24/7 on-call crew members. This is a full-time support staff position with a 40-hour per week year-round schedule. A staggered schedule that goes into the evening and/or includes Saturday work when students are on campus will be required for at least one of these positions. Overtime hours may be required and/or offered as needed.
Essential Responsibilities and Associated Duties
The people selected for this position will join a seasoned maintenance team and have the opportunity to perform a variety of duties that are essential for maintaining our facilities and grounds. New Maintenance Team members will not be expected to demonstrate proficiency in, and they will not be assigned to perform, all of the duties identified below at the time of hire. Instead, as part of the selection process, the Facilities Director will evaluate the current team’s expertise and what the qualified applicants would add to round out the team’s expertise.
Overall areas of concentration include, but may not be limited to the following:
· Grounds and Landscaping
o Weed removal
o Snow removal
· General Equipment Maintenance Technician
o Building Controls
· Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance
· Architectural Finishes
· General Facilities Assistance
o Event setup/staffing/teardown
o Deliveries and/or materials pick-ups
Work Setting/Environmental Factors:
This position typically works both inside and outdoors in fair and inclement weather, as needed.
Typical Position Demands:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Maintenance Worker to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. (See information about reasonable accommodations at the end of this posting in the Application Information/Applicant Notice Section.)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
- Is frequently required to lift, push, and/or pull furniture, appliances, small equipment, and other materials of varying weights, with and/or without assistance.
- Uses their hands to finger, handle, feel and/or operate objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequently reaches to the front, side, and overhead; and twists, turns, bends, kneels, and squats.
- Frequently walks and stands and occasionally needs to sit.
- Climbs ladders and/or scaffolding.
- Uses close, far, and peripheral vision and needs to be able to hear directions and alarms.
· At least three years of directly related experience.
· Demonstrates the mechanical aptitude needed to service and repair related equipment, systems, and vehicles. A high level of mechanical aptitude can substitute for some, but not all, of the required years of experience shown above.
· Possesses a current driver’s license. (A CDL is desirable, but not required.)
· Able to operate the maintenance department machinery needed to perform assigned duties.
· Able to respond immediately to unforeseen conditions and/or adapt to rapidly changing needs.
· Able to work as part of a team and resolve differences respectfully.
· Able to work well independently.
· Understands and follows safety requirements related to the position.
· Demonstrates integrity and a positive work ethic.
Other Requirements of Employment:
· Employees must have a working cell phone that can be used for work communications.
· The successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.
Asheville School currently offers medical, dental, and life insurance plans; retirement; meals during the work shift (when the dining hall is open); work breaks; and paid time off.
While each maintenance employee is expected to provide their own common hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures, etc.), Asheville School provides the following:
· Specialty tools, power tools, etc.
· Uniforms (shirt, pants and jacket) and weekly cleaning
· Footwear and other outerwear as necessary for weather
Application Information/Applicant Notice:
This recruitment is open until all positions are filled. You may email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, send them via regular mail, or drop them off at the Asheville School entrance/gatehouse located at 360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, 28806. Applicants needing instructions regarding how to prepare a cover letter or resume can contact the Director of Human Resources at 828-254-6346 ext. 4097. Application review will begin on Friday, April 9.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Human Resources at 828-254-6346 ext. 4097 or email@example.com.
Asheville School is committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. In addition, the School makes employment decision based on objective criteria and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Long-Term Substitute for Math Faculty Member
Asheville School, a purposefully small, co-ed boarding school of 295 students founded in 1900, and located on three hundred idyllic acres in the midst of the mountains of Western North Carolina, has an opening for a substitute teacher of mathematics. For 2021-2022 the expected teaching assignments are Honors Algebra II, Advanced Precalculus, and supporting our Math Lab classes.
We are looking for candidates who visibly love working with adolescents, who embrace the newest pedagogies, and who are eager to coach and/or assist with afternoon activities. Asheville School seeks candidates fully committed to investing energy in all three phases of the School's mission of "mind, body, and spirit."
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Keeps accurate and current records of all students' academic progress, informing students regularly of any deficiencies.
2. Prepares well as written daily lesson plans. Keeps curriculum maps current.
3. Read and be familiar with the Student Parent Handbook and the Faculty Handbook, and to follow and uphold school policy and regulations.
4. Aids in the supervision and discipline of students.
5. Prepares lessons that incorporate 21st Century Skills, that are student centered and model differentiated instruction.
6. Establishes classroom policies and procedures that communicate high expectations
7. Stays current with best teaching practices and pedagogy.
Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Meets with the departmental chair and other departmental teachers at least once a month and at additional times as designated by the departmental chair.
2. Communicates with the departmental chairs and Student Life concerning any specific student needs.
3. Informs the Department Chair of any activities that necessitate absence from class in order that proper supervision can be provided. This should be done at least three days before the absence.
4. Attends all regularly scheduled meetings – faculty, departmental, school wide.
5. Grades and returns all student work within a reasonable length of time - normally within one week.
6. Informs students of tutorial needs and to be available for these tutoring sessions.
7. Completes all interim, semester and yearly grade reports by indicated dates in order that all reports can be completed promptly.
8. Attends seated meals, convocations, chapel services and performs duty assignments as scheduled.
9. In addition to teaching assigned sections, possible support afternoon activities such as coaching an athletic team or supporting the arts.
10. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of the classroom.
11. Participate in service programs including Saturday activities.
12. Reports any maintenance or repair need to the Facilities Department online.
14. Remains in compliance with SACS/SAIS standards for instructional personnel.
15. Supports school activities with enthusiasm and attendance.
Minimum Job Requirements- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
· B.S. in Mathematics, or related field;
· At least 3-5 years of experience of teaching experience;
· Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction;
- A strong commitment to professional growth.
- Advanced degree in Mathematics, or related field;
- Minimum of 5 years of proven success in teaching high school students;
- Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum;
- Experience teaching in independent schools.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Salary and Benefits:
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience.
Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@AshevilleSchool.org. This position is open until filled.
Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.
“To people considering a job in a boarding school, especially a job that has a residential life component, I offer an analogy: when I was growing up, I saw my parents every day, not just one night a week for three hours. Working at Asheville School is a way of life. One has to jump all in!”
Burt Gordon '86, 24 Year Asheville School Faculty Member