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Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory school for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Regardless of their economic background, our students have access to the best teachers and technology to learn the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Teachers at Oxbridge Academy foster a lifelong love of learning, spark curiosity, encourage students to make good choices, and serve as role models. They deliver their content expertise to their assigned classes so that all students have rigorous and inclusive access to the curriculum and instruction every day to meet their learning goals. In Curriculum Coordination Teams, teachers work collaboratively on such areas as creating and revising curriculum, reviewing student work, selecting and developing instructional resources, planning and coordinating portfolio and exhibition activities, meeting with specialists, and preparing common assessments.

Oxbridge Academy offer competitive salaries and a variety of employee benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 403 B Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Use of Fitness Center

Please email us at with a letter of interest and resume.

Current Job Postings

Director of Development

About Oxbridge Academy

Oxbridge Academy, a non-profit, independent grade 9-12 school in West Palm Beach, Florida, is seeking a director of development to spearhead the annual fund, major donor giving, acquisitions of foundation grants, and other fundraising-related activities. This opportunity calls for an experienced and entrepreneurial development professional who is excited by the opportunity to reestablish a developmental program and to tackle fundraising in a singular fundraising environment.

Oxbridge Academy was founded in 2011 by William I. Koch, CEO and founder of Oxbow Carbon. Mr. Koch graduated from Culver Military Academy in Indiana before earning his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from M.I.T. Mr. Koch’s father also attended M.I.T. thanks to the support of a generous benefactor. In a sense, Oxbridge Academy represents a grateful son’s effort to “pay it forward.” Oxbridge offers an outstanding financial aid program, with 46% of current students receiving some form of financial aid.

While the school has been fortunate to have initial and continuing financial support from its founder, it needs to develop greater and broader fundraising capacity for long-term sustainability within its community and from outside local and national resources. Challenges include educating the community on the importance of donations versus tuition, and competing against several other local well-established prep schools. In addition, the school is located in Palm Beach County, which boasts a remarkable density of nonprofits with over 4,400 registered as of 2016, and thus, requires a creative fundraising strategy to distinguish the brand.

Job Summary

* The director of development works closely with the head of school and the board of trustees to manage the development department within the school and to build a strong culture of philanthropy with its parent, local, regional and global communities. The goal of this position is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Oversee all aspects of the development department, including leading the annual giving program, designing the capital campaign, building a core group of major donors, soliciting local and national corporate sponsorships, applying for local and national foundation proposals and grants, creating an alumni association, and hosting special development events.

* Work collaboratively and consistently with the head of school on all fundraising activities. Collaborate with the admissions and the communications and marketing departments as part of the office of advancement to create fundraising-related communication.

* Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the head of school and the board, supporting and advising them in all their fundraising efforts and responsibilities, including accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate.

* Enhance existing relationships and re-engage past donors, while building new relationships, systems, and programs that further tap into the generosity and resources of the community.

* Educate the employee and parent community on the importance and necessity of giving.

* Develop a complete program of research into the school’s key prospects and initiate an action plan of solicitation

* Manage the development budget.

* Create, supervise and nurture a development office staff.

* Coordinate the school’s volunteerism efforts.

Qualification Requirements

* Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.

* 5+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector preferred.

* 5+ years of experience in fundraising preferred.

* Independent school experience preferred.

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality.

* Superb verbal and written communication skills.

* Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members.

Time Commitment

* 12-month full-time exempt employee. Position starts as soon as possible after offer is accepted and the successful completion of background screenings.

Compensation

* Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply Interested Candidates Should Submit

* Resume

* Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit, including how your approach to fundraising would contribute to Oxbridge Academy.

* Application submission screening and interviews will be completed on a rolling basis until filled.

* Oxbridge Academy is committed to diversity at all levels.

* Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Executive Assistant to Head of School

Summary/Objective

Employee provides consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support for the Head of School in order to maintain the well-being of the school and the broader community. Employee plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of both the faculty and the student body. Employee will be the first line of communication between the Head of School and the community.

Tasks/Essential Functions

  • Promote the school’s mission, making it the center of all decisions and actions
  • Support an atmosphere of trust and honesty among teachers, administration, students, and parents
  • Organize and review daily priorities for the Head of School
  • Schedule, maintain, and confirm the Head of School’s appointments and calendar activities
  • Assist the Head of School with work and events related to the Board of Trustees
  • Review the Head of School’s mail and email, and draft responses when necessary
  • Screen the Head of School’s phone calls and take messages
  • Make travel arrangements for the Head of School
  • Manage work expenses for the Head of School
  • Assist in managing initiatives of the Head of School’s office
  • Compile and analyze information including reports, graphs, tables, records, and presentations

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years' prior experience preferred as an executive assistant to a high level administrator 
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Able to navigate a complex organization
  • Technologically savvy
  • Able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school

 

Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity at all levels, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Director of College Counseling

Oxbridge Academy announces its search for a new college counseling team member who brings the highest standards of professionalism to the critical role of guiding Oxbridge students on their journey from secondary to tertiary education.

At Oxbridge Academy, college counseling is part of the Academic Advising, Student Services, and College Counseling Office (ASC).  The goal of the ASC is to ensure that all Oxbridge Academy students and their parents have access to pertinent, practical, and well-timed information that will allow Oxbridge Academy students to succeed for four years in high school and move on to post-Oxbridge Academy destinations that match with our students’ talents, interests, and goals.

Members of the ASC team work collaboratively to guide, support, and challenge Oxbridge Academy students to reach their potential. As counselors and educators, ASC team members endeavor to impart to Oxbridge Academy students the skills and tools necessary to know themselves and discover their purpose in life at Oxbridge Academy and beyond. 

The candidate we seek will ideally bring at least several years of successful college counseling experience in an independent school or several years of admissions experience at a highly selective college or university. Our new team member must demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to teamwork and collaboration, superior interpersonal and communication skills,​ expert public speaking skills, and a commitment and desire to provide the best experience possible for students and families.

Oxbridge Academy’s ASC Office supports students on every step of their four-year journey through upper school and gives students the tools they need to plan and prepare for their academic future from the first day of ninth grade up until the moment they accept offers of admission at colleges and universities of their choice.

The individual ready to fill this important position will fuse expertise in college guidance and academic advising, superb verbal and written communication skills, fluency in navigating and customizing bespoke Naviance Student user experiences for students, parents, and teachers, and a desire to learn and grow within a dynamic and proactive office, which serves the best interests of our outstanding group of high school students and their families who have come to expect excellence in the support our ASC Office delivers through every stage of the transition from secondary to tertiary education.

This position ideally starts July 1, 2019; however, as we are searching for the right fit, there is flexibility for a strong fit candidate. 

Our new team member will provide intensive and personalized one-on-one counseling for 30-40 seniors (and their families) for the duration of their college search and application process and will exhibit strong organizational ability and the capacity to meet multiple, frequent, and competing deadlines. Excellent technology skills including the ability to use Naviance/eDocs and college-specific submission systems to process and send documents, access and analyze web and data based information, and control and manage student data are also essential.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising, Student Services, and College Counseling (ASC), our new team member will:

●      Enjoy writing compelling recommendation letters for 30-40 students by October of their final year in high school
●      Advise, administer, and track all aspects of the college search and application process including admission decisions and statistics using Naviance
●      Respond quickly and effectively to the needs of a diverse and demandingstudent and parent population
●      Provide personalized academic advising and college counseling to a caseload of approximately 120-140 students (caseload within Grades 9-12) including 30-40 seniors and their parents about colleges, universities, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing using varied formats, including, but not limited to:

  1. Individual meetings
  2. Small group presentations
  3. Large group presentations
  4. Subject/grade level specific workshops
  5. Effective electronic and print communication

●     Have a sophisticated and current understanding of selective college admissions and financial aid for international student applicants
●     Develop a personalized testing calendar for all students: SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, TOEFL, etc.
●     Administer the PSAT/NMSQT each year, interpret results, and use results for academic planning in coordination with fellow upper school team members
●     Serve as a member of our Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) team and educate and guide students and parents through the process of applying for accommodations on the SAT and/or ACT
●     Use web-based resources, local and national agencies, etc. to maintain professional knowledge of current issues and trends in college admission in the USA and Canada
●     Establish and maintain relationships with university admissions representatives; meet with and graciously welcome all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitate meetings between college representatives and our students
●     Facilitate college and career information sessions on campus
●     Develop and present parent awareness programs that related to varied admissions systems in different countries
●     Maintain membership in professional organizations (ACCIS, NACAC, International ACAC, SACAC)

Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity at all levels, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Science Teacher

Summary/ Objective:

The employee is responsible for understanding the Mission, Vision, Core Values, Employee Handbook and other school policies of Oxbridge Academy, ensuring the adherence of these policies in performance, action, and self-conduct. The Oxbridge faculty creates and manages a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. This position reports to the Academic Dean via the Department Chair.

Tasks/Essential Functions:

  • Teaches sections of research-based courses such as Honors Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Theory, Design & Practice and Environment Field Research in addition to all levels of Biology 
  • Helps expand the Oxbridge Academy research program. This signature program supports students interested in writing and publishing scientific papers
  • Prepares learning activities in an environment that fosters collaboration, inquiry, innovation and personal discovery
  • Provides teaching activities that may include discussion-based methods, project-based learning, tutoring, meaningful feedback and using a range of different learning resources
  • Adapts and differentiates teaching methods and instructional material to meet students varying needs, abilities and interests
  • Collaborates with other instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student learning and outcomes
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records in the current student information system as required by law, policies and administrative regulations
  • Observe students in a variety of educational environments and evaluate their academic performance, behavior, social development and physical health
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior, cultivating Oxbridge’s core values of kindness, courtesy, integrity, respect, and compassion
  • Advises a group of students and keeps parents and legal guardians informed about student’s progress.
  • Pursues relevant professional development to maintain expertise in subject matter, curriculum development, and teaching methods
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in appropriate field
  • M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in appropriate fields preferred
  • Ability to work well with parents and all members of the Oxbridge community
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate improved learning, habits, and measurements of achievement
  • Experience in an independent school environment preferred
  • Excellent collegiality, professionalism, and organizational ability
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with teenaged students and their parents
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment, and work independently

Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity at all levels, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Science Teacher - Physics

Summary/ Objective
The employee is responsible for understanding the Mission, Vision, Core Values, Employee Handbook and other school policies of Oxbridge Academy, ensuring the adherence of these policies in performance, action, and self-conduct. The Oxbridge faculty creates and manages a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. This position reports to the Academic Dean via the Department Chair.

Tasks/Essential Functions

●      Teaches the following courses:  Physics, Honors Physics, Honors Advanced Physics, and Honors Seminar Physics in Mechanics and E&M
●.     Works in collaboration with other faculty to develop the AI program.
●       Prepares learning activities in an environment that fosters collaboration, inquiry, innovation and personal discovery
●      Provides teaching activities that may include discussion-based methods, project-based learning, tutoring, meaningful feedback and using a range of different learning resources
●      Adapts and differentiates teaching methods and instructional material to meet students varying needs, abilities and interests
●      Collaborates with other instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student learning and outcomes
●      Maintains accurate and complete student records in the current student information system as required by law, policies and administrative regulations
●      Observes students in a variety of educational environments and evaluate their academic performance, behavior, social development and physical health
●      Establishes and enforces rules for behavior, cultivating Oxbridge’s core values of kindness, courtesy, integrity, respect, and compassion
●      Advises a group of students and keeps parents and legal guardians informed about student’s progress.
●      Pursues relevant professional development to maintain expertise in subject matter, curriculum development, and teaching methods
●      Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

●      Four-year degree in the appropriate field
●      M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in appropriate fields preferred
●      Ability to work well with parents and all members of the Oxbridge community
●      Demonstrated ability to evaluate improved learning, habits, and measurements of achievement
●      Experience in an independent school environment preferred
●      Excellent collegiality, professionalism, and organizational ability
●      Superior oral and written communication skills
●      Ability to work well with adolescents
●      Ability to maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment, and work independently

Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity at all levels, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Math Teacher - One Year Assignment

Summary/Objective:

The employee is responsible for understanding the Mission, Vision, Core Values, Employee Handbook and other school policies of Oxbridge Academy, ensuring the adherence of these policies in performance, action, and self-conduct.  The Oxbridge faculty creates and manages a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. This position reports to the Academic Dean via the Department Chair.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches sections of algebra to calculus curriculum to 9th-12th grade students
  • Integrates computer science knowledge into the math curriculum
  • Prepares learning activities in an environment that fosters collaboration, inquiry, innovation and personal discovery
  • Provides teaching activities that may include discussion-based methods, project-based learning, tutoring, meaningful feedback and using a range of different learning resources
  • Adapts and differentiates teaching methods and instructional material to meet students varying needs, abilities and interests
  • Collaborates with other instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student learning and outcomes
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records in the current student information system as required by law, policies and administrative regulations
  • Observes students in a variety of educational environments and evaluate their academic performance, behavior, social development and physical health
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior, cultivating Oxbridge’s core values of kindness, courtesy, integrity, respect, and compassion
  • Advises a group of students and keeps parents and legal guardians informed about student’s progress.
  • Pursues relevant professional development to maintain expertise in subject matter, curriculum development, and teaching methods
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Four-Year degree in math or appropriate field required
  • Graduate degree in math or appropriate field preferred
  • Background in computer science preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching algebra to calculus curriculum
  • Ability to work well with all members of the Oxbridge community
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate improved learning, habits, and measurements of achievement
  • Experience in an independent school environment preferred
  • Excellent collegiality, professionalism, and organizational ability
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with adolescent students and parents
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, use sound judgment, and work independently

Substitute Teachers

Summary/Objective
Employee is an on-call daily substitute teachers for upper school, grades 9 through 12. Employee will provide classroom coverage when Oxbridge Academy teachers are out for a period of time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year university or college Education major and/or teacher certification preferred.
  • Successful candidates will have a proven record and knowledge of best practices in teaching and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to enable them to quickly establish rapport with students.
  • Proven ability to teach and engage upper school learners
  • Proven ability to engage students in meaningful classroom activities and manage a classroom
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Oxbridge Academy is an equal opportunity employer at all diversity levels and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.