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IT Specialist

Spring Garden Academy is looking for a qualified IT Technician that will install and maintain computer systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality. You will also “train” users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.

A successful IT Technician must have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks, and operating systems. The ideal candidate will also have great troubleshooting abilities and attention to detail.

The goal is to build and maintain updated and efficient computer systems and networks to optimize the role of technology on business sustainability.

Responsibilities

  • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (routers, printers, etc.)
  • Check computer hardware (HDD, mouses, keyboards, etc.) to ensure the functionality
  • Install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications
  • Develop and maintain local networks in ways that optimize performance
  • Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems
  • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment
  • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their work
  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems (repair or replace parts, debugging, etc.)
  • Maintain records/logs of repairs and fixes and maintenance schedule
  • Identify computer or network equipment shortages and place orders

Requirements

  • Proven experience as IT Technician or relevant position
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • In-depth understanding of diverse computer systems and networks
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field
  • Certification as an IT Technician will be an advantage

 

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Office Administrator

Spring Garden Academy is seeking to hire an Office Administrator with 2-3 years of nonprofit and/or school administrative experience. Candidate should be professional, courteous, and have a desire to work in a private, Christian school. Additionally, organizational and strong data entry skills are required. We have both parttime and fulltime positions available.
Some job responsibilities include:
  • Serve as a receptionist for school students, parents, and visitors
  • Process a variety of student and school administrative information and data
  • Contact parents regarding student absences or illness at school
  • Maintain  student files
  • Lastly, assist with student’s enrollments, transfers, and withdrawals as required

Candidates interested in joining our team as an Office Administrator should review our website www.springgardenacademy.org  and  www.nextgenministries.us , to learn more about our mission and philosophy before applying.

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Middle School Teacher

Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is currently hiring a Middle School teacher for our North Philadelphia school. We are looking for qualified individuals who understand our vision and mission and are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families and encourage a collaborative approach to teaching and support.

The candidate should have a strong commitment to differentiated instruction, spiritual development, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, professional growth, an understanding of at-risk communities, and a school family model of education highly desired. Familiarity with Conscious Discipline and/or Keystone Stars are a plus. This position is ideal for a grad student or someone entering teaching in a non-traditional way.

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Similar Positions: Lead Preschool Teacher

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Preschool Director

Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is currently hiring an individual to join our team of directors as a Preschool Director. This person will administer our Early Childhood Education programs.

We are looking for qualified individuals who passionately embrace our vision and mission and are also committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk urban community. We believe this is more than a job; it is a calling to urban missions and to the belief that children can be leaders in their communities. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families. Thus, we are looking for individuals to support and nurture a collaborative approach to teaching and family engagement.

Candidates should have 3-5 years of administrative experience in addition to experience in the spiritual leadership and development of children or youth in the community, school, or church.

We also prefer candidates with a strong commitment to:

  • Differentiated instruction,
  • Leadership development,
  • Child-focused learning,
  • Standards-based reporting,
  • Ongoing formative assessment,
  • Professional growth,
  • Understanding of at-risk communities,
  • And a school family model of education.

Additionally, familiarity with Conscious Discipline (or similar models) highly-desired, a commitment to embrace and implement is a must. BA/BS required. Candidates with experience with NAEYC accreditation, ASCI accreditation, Keystone Stars or other quality improvement models, are also strongly desired.

Candidates who are interested in the Preschool Director position should review our websites (www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us).

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Assistant Preschool Teacher

Spring Garden Academy is hiring an assistant preschool teacher at our North Philadelphia and Spring Garden locations. We are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community. We also place a high focus on meeting the needs of trauma-impacted families and encourage a collaborative approach to teaching/support.

Two to five years of experience required and a BS/BA in early childhood or a related field strongly desired. However, we will consider candidates with significant coursework/experience in the field. Strong commitment to differentiated instruction, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, professional growth, understanding of at-risk communities, and a school family model of education highly desired. Also, familiarity with Conscious Discipline, NAYEC accreditation, Keystone Stars are a plus.

Interested candidates should review our websites, www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy before applying on our website.

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Learn more about our partnership with Philadelphia’s PHLprek Initiative!

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Lead Preschool Teachers

Spring Garden Academy is hiring lead preschool teachers at our North Philadelphia and Spring Garden locations. We are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community. We also place a high focus on meeting the needs of trauma-impacted families and encourage a collaborative approach to teaching/support.

Two to five years of experience required and a BS/BA in early childhood or a related field strongly desired. However, we will consider candidates with significant coursework/experience in the field. Strong commitment to differentiated instruction, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, professional growth, understanding of at-risk communities, and a school family model of education highly desired. Also, familiarity with Conscious Discipline, NAYEC accreditation, Keystone Stars are a plus.

Interested candidates should review our websites, www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy before applying on our website.

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Learn more about our partnership with Philadelphia’s PHLprek Initiative!

Experience : 2-5 years
Qualification : BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field required

Volunteer

Volunteer Tutor

Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is recruiting virtual tutors this summer (July 6- August 28). In this role, you will work children in 1st-8th grades to help them master concepts in one or more academic subjects and potentially even lead enrichment activities.
This position is virtual with some community visits, possible on site.

This could lead to part/full-time paid positions in the fall where we can train you for positions in our school and Out-Of-School Time (OST) programs. The ideal candidate will be a high school and/or college/grad student who desires to give back and work with at-risk children. A degree or significant coursework in Elementary Education, Youth Counseling, Early Childhood, or Recreation or a related field a plus. Two-five years of volunteer and/or professional experience required. Familiarity with child development, experiential learning, Conscious Discipline, and/or Keystone Stars are also a plus. A major in education, child development, youth programming, leadership, or children’s/youth ministry is a plus; however, this internship is open to other majors.

The candidate should learn quickly, be open to team-based work styles, demonstrate an interest in social/emotional learning, and be interested in applying trauma research in daily work. Additionally, the candidate should already have a minimum of 1200 hours working with children or youth (ages 18 and under) in a paid or volunteer position.

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