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Job Title:  Chaplain

Department:  Student Services

Reports to:  Assistant Headmaster for Co-Curricular Programs

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Last Updated:  January 2015

 

Summary:  

An all boys, all boarding, college preparatory school for 170 boys, Blue Ridge School has a 750-acre campus lying along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia. Founded in 1909 as the Blue Ridge Industrial School by the Reverend George P. Mayo of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, the School's early mission was to provide a vocational education for girls and boys who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to realize their rich potential. In 1961, the school’s mission changed, and it became a college-prep boarding school for boys. In this transition, the School terminated its formal affiliation with the Diocese but has retained an Episcopal identity.

Today Blue Ridge School offers a tailored learning system based on real-world, hands-on activities in which key concepts and study skills are embedded. With an average class size of nine students, teachers individualize classroom material and challenge students to fulfill untapped potential. The school attracts students from both the United States and around the world. In addition to Christians of many denominations, there are Muslim and Buddhist students as well as students who do not identify with any religious tradition.

Gibson Memorial Chapel, designed by Ralph Adams Cram and built by local craftsmen from 1929 to 1932, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two brief morning services and one Eucharist or Evening Prayer take place weekly. The primary Chapel messages are grounded in Judeo-Christian principles, while placing emphasis on making time and space in one’s life for spiritual reflection and development.

In addition to planning and leading worship, the Chaplain will provide pastoral care and promote school-wide involvement in personal spiritual development, intentionally including students and staff with a diverse array of beliefs. He or she will also have a teaching role and assist in creating and overseeing service learning and other spiritual activities for students.

In 2014, the School formed a partnership with a local Episcopal congregation, Buck Mountain in Earlysville, about 15 minutes away. Students are encouraged to take part in parish activities, such as helping at worship services at a nearby assisted living facility and singing in the parish choir. Buck Mountain’s Deacon and a team of laypeople have also launched an extension of the parish’s Food Pantry that operates out of Gibson Chapel on Saturdays. We plan to continue this partnership with the participation and guidance of the new Chaplain.

Qualifications:

  • An ordained Episcopal priest preferred; one with extensive experience working with youth in a counseling, ministerial, or educational setting.
  • Committed to the development of the whole student – his spiritual maturation as well as his intellectual, physical, and emotional growth.
  • Strong pastoral care skills; at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education required.
  • Experience with and/or openness to ecumenical, interfaith, or multicultural ministry.
  • Creativity in worship planning and willingness to work with and direct students who wish to take part in worship leadership.
  • Excellent preaching and liturgical skills in the Episcopal tradition.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to live in on-campus residence, depending on housing availability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the spiritual development of all students regardless of their religious affiliation;
  • Organizes routine programs of worship including regular chapel services and special ceremonies;
  • Contributes to the development, and oversees implementation, of School’s spiritual curriculum;
  • Provides pastoral counseling to staff and students; assists in making referrals to mental health professionals as needed;
  • Arranges for students of various faiths to worship in the method of their choosing on a regular basis;
  • Annually assigns leadership roles to qualified students (ie:  Sacristan & Verger) and oversees the fulfillment of these roles;
  • Plans and oversees worship music in conjunction with Director of Performing Arts and organist;
  • Teaches 2 full-year classes or handles administrative responsibilities as determined by the Headmaster;
  • Serves on weekday and weekend duty teams;
  • Participates in one co-curricular activity such as athletics, clubs or student organizations. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Episcopal priest or transitional deacon eligible for ordination within the first year of employment.
  • Professional development seminar or conference at least once every two years ongoing

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 10% walking, and 70% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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Job Title:  IT Administrator

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

FLSA Status: Exempt

Last Updated: December 2014

Summary

An all boys, all boarding college-preparatory school for 170 boys, Blue Ridge School has a 751-acre campus lying along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia. The Blue Ridge School campus itself is removed from distractions, allowing students to focus on academics, further develop character, build self-esteem, and progress toward a successful life of service.

Blue Ridge School provides an interactive learning environment in which capable and willing young men develop their minds and character. Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, Blue Ridge prepares its students for the dual challenges of college and career in the 21st century. At Blue Ridge, every aspect of campus life is directed toward the interests and needs of our students – because everything Blue Ridge does is for the boys in our charge. 

Since all salaried employees at Blue Ridge have dormitory and coaching responsibilities beyond their primary roles, Blue Ridge educators work hard and gain the added satisfaction only achieved when working with students both inside and outside the classroom. 

 The position of IT Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration, and support of internal and external networks. The position includes the responsibility to develop and maintain the network systems, hardware, applications, and computer security for Blue Ridge School. This responsibility includes approximately 50 computers for instructional purposes, 70 computers for administrative use, 12 servers, 40 wireless access points and the internet access utilized by 185 students and approximately 70 faculty/staff. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field, required;
  • Certified Network Administrator (CNA), preferred; willingness to obtain certification, required;
  • Well versed in modern technological tools and devices and educational applications;
  • Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including network design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and user support;
  • Working knowledge of copper, fiber, and wireless network configurations;
  • Experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies; experience in Active Directory Management and administration;
  • Working knowledge of Internet, e-mail systems, software packages, and software utilities; proper records maintenance and storage for local and distributed environments;
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair/maintain data networks, servers, and workstations; administer day-to-day operation of networks, servers, and workstations;
  • Experience with IP Telephony;
  • Ability to teach 9 week trimester elective course in Basics of Computer Networks or similar.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; prepare clear and concise written communications;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Ability to research and provide answers and solutions to user questions and problems;
  • Ability to learn new software and hardware packages; keep current by reading, interpreting, and applying information on technological changes;
  • Willingness to work additional hours during the week and/or weekend, if required.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to all personnel and students of Blue Ridge School;
  • Manages all software and hardware associated with network services of the School, including firewall, switches and routers (copper, fiber, wireless); troubleshoots network performance issues;
  • Configures, administers and backs up all School servers; manages storage of backed up data;
  • Creates, manages and administers Microsoft Active Directory; includes accounts and security associated with Network Shares;
  • Creates and maintains all email groups associated with blueridgeschool.com;
  • Responsible for specification, procurement, installation and maintenance of computer equipment and related peripherals;
  • Responsible for specification and procurement of all school printers and copy machines; assists with maintenance and liaises with external vendors;
  • Provides administration, maintenance, and support for VOIP telephone system;
  • Maintains a telecommunications disaster recovery plan;
  • Manages system for programming and maintaining School bell schedules;
  • Teaches two classroom periods of Basics of Computer Networks or similar course.
  • Demonstrates continued professional curiosity and growth;
  • Participates on weekday and weekend duty teams and assists with Co-Curricular Programs.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting (up to 35 lbs.), carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 30% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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Job Title: Nurse

Department: Student Services

Reports to: Assistant Headmaster for Co-Curricular Programs

Last Updated: January 2015

 

Summary

An all boys, all boarding college-preparatory school for 170 boys, Blue Ridge School has a 751-acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia. The Blue Ridge School campus is removed from distractions, allowing students to focus on academics, further develop character, build self-esteem and progress toward a successful life of service.

Blue Ridge School provides an interactive learning environment in which capable and willing young men develop their minds and character.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high degree of individual support, BRS prepares its students for the challenges and careers of the 21st century.  At Blue Ridge, every aspect of campus life is directed toward the interests and needs of our students – because everything BRS does is for the boys in our charge. 

We are seeking a part-time or PRN, LPN or RN to assist our head RN with the 24/7 operations of our Student Health Center (SHC).  When on duty, each nurse is responsible for the health of approximately 170 boys in grades 9-12.  The SHC is open when school is in session, which is approximately 8 months per year. School begins in September and ends in May with breaks in the fall, winter and spring.  Hours will likely be from 11am-7pm (days can be flexible) and at least one weekend per month. 

The nurse is responsible for identifying and treating health disorders among students and providing instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention.  The employee will evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed.  Decisions made by the nurse require discretionary judgment and analysis.  The nurse must enjoy working with teenage boys from an array of backgrounds and cultures.   

Qualifications:

  • Completion of training necessary for licensing as a registered nurse and experience in pediatrics and/or ER experience, preferred
  • Considerable knowledge of child growth and development
  • Desire to work with and educate teenage boys from diverse backgrounds
  • Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct a variety of functions in a fast paced work environment
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Comfortable with high degree of autonomy, and the ability to work as a member of the SHC team of nurses.
  • Outstanding communications, interpersonal and community relations skills.  The ability to communicate and work effectively within our community as well with parents that may be at great distances from their son
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and willingness to learn school software programs.

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Job Title: Chemistry Teacher

Department: Instruction

Reports to: Science Department Chair

FLSA Status: Exempt

Last Updated: January 2015

Summary

An all boys, all boarding college preparatory school serving 170 students, Blue Ridge School has a 751-acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains twenty miles from Charlottesville, Virginia. The campus is removed from distractions allowing students to focus on academics, further develop character, build self-esteem, and prepare for success in college and in life.

Blue Ridge School is innovative in its approach to educating young men, offering a learning system based on real-world, hands-on activities in which key concepts and essential study skills are embedded.  With an average class size of nine students, faculty members are able to help each student discover the best way to master the course material, challenging each student to reach beyond self-determined limits and fulfill his untapped potential.

The role of Chemistry teacher is a full-time, nine-month, position with primary responsibilities of planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  Each teacher is required to teach five sections of science each day in a combination of courses that would primarily be Chemistry but could include other science disciplines.  

Qualifications:

  •          Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a science-related field from an accredited institution
  •          Relevant teaching experience preferred
  •          Working knowledge of research on the benefits of single-gender education
  •          Flexibility, creativity and willingness to play an active role in the life of the School community
  •          Proficient use of technology in the classroom and the theory behind such use
  •          Excellent verbal and written communication skills with students, parents, peers and supervisors
  •          Exceptional organizational, planning, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills
  •          Effective time management skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Develop course syllabi and lesson plans
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom for class activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying learning styles
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and resources
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments to include regular constructive feedback on all work and assessments
  • Observe, evaluate, and record each student's overall performance and development
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Prepare reports and update all necessary records accurately, completely, and timely as required by school policies regarding students’ behavior and academic achievement
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by consistently enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • Perform certain advisory duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participate in department meetings, school meetings and parent meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject areas, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • Successfully convey to students the major concepts, principles, theories, laws and interrelationships of the field of science in which you instruct
  • Engage in safe, student-centered teaching methods, in numerous activities, projects, labs and outdoor activities
  • Assist students in designing, conducting, reporting and evaluating investigations in science
  • Use mathematics to process and report data and to solve problems
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Participate on weekday and weekend duty teams
  • Attend on-campus special events, such as registration, Parent Weekend, Alumni Weekend, School sponsored mixers, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •          n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  •          Teaching credential or certification preferred; not required

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 25% walking, and 50% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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"I really like that I can be myself here, and that there’s a lot of encouragement to try new things. I was introduced to mountain biking at Blue Ridge, and now I love it.”  - Ned Nichols ‘15

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