Career Opportunities

Tower Hill School recognizes and celebrates the fact that outstanding teachers make for an exceptional student experience. Our faculty build valuable connections with students that motivate academic excellence and shape character development—in the classroom, on the fields and out in the community. Every day, our teachers model the intellectualism and growth mindset that we foster in our students.

Founded in 1919 in the entrepreneurial spirit of creating a model day school for Wilmington and the country, Tower Hill School serves students age three through Grade 12 under one roof. Our student-centered approach incorporates personalization and innovation, while building upon a strong traditional foundation. Teachers are the heart of the school, and on any given day in any given classroom, you will encounter curiosity, rigor and laughter. In fact, investing in faculty is a core element of our strategic plan.

To apply for a position or express interest in future opportunities, please contact Dean of Hiring and Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo at lacevedo@towerhill.org.

Teaching Openings

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  • Substitute Teachers and/or Proctors

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers and/or proctors to work with teachers at all levels, from Preschool to Upper School, in a hybrid learning environment. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working across different disciplines. Flexibility in schedules is helpful as there are times we need a substitute without advanced notice. 
     
    Substitutes will be provided with lesson plans from the full-time classroom teacher and are asked to follow those in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning. In addition to providing a positive learning environment, substitutes will also fulfill any duties that the full-time classroom teacher was assigned for the day(s) they serve as the classroom teacher. 

    Proctors will be charged with various duties, ensuring classrooms run smoothly at the direction of remote instructors.
     
    Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education and experience working with groups of children.

    Please click here to apply.
  • Kaleidoscope After School Program

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and dependable candidates to work in the Kaleidoscope After School Program. Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in education or experience working with groups of children.

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Cindy Sardo, Director of Auxiliary Programs at csardo@towerhill.org.

Staff Openings

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Head of School

    Job Title: Administrative Assistant to the Head of School 

    Type: Full Time Position (12 months), with benefits

    Supervisor: Head of School

    FLSA: Exempt (Salaried)

    General Job Description: 
    Tower Hill, a co-educational private school for ages 3 through Grade 12, located in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks an experienced, motivated professional to provide comprehensive administrative support for the Head of School. The successful candidate will bring initiative, integrity, professionalism and good humor to multifaceted and evolving responsibilities. The start date for the position is targeted to be by or before the School return date (Labor Day).

    Requirements:
    • Minimum 5 years administrative support experience or equivalent, with preferred minimum of three years’ experience in independent schools or in an academic environment;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and the willingness to pivot among different tasks;
    • Initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to take on and learn new tasks and projects;
    • Able to provide an efficient, knowledgeable, and welcoming interface between the Head of School office and various constituents, including trustees, administrators and faculty;
    • Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters;
    • Proficiency in Google and/or Microsoft Office suites, as well as being technology-oriented;
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • May be required to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

    Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
    • Perform diverse office-related managerial responsibilities within areas and limits of authority as delegated by the Head of School, coordinates and organizes office activities and coordinates flow of communications and information for the Head of School;
    • Updates and maintains the Head’s (and others potentially) calendars as assigned, organizes appointments and meetings;
    • Receives and greets visitors and monitors flow of traffic into the Head’s office;
    • Answers and manages telephone calls and other correspondence for the Head of School;
    • Manage the Head’s budgets in coordination with the Head and the Business Office;
    • Inputs a variety of information; assures accuracy of input and output data;
    • Establishes, maintains and assures proper use of confidential files including faculty and staff;
    • Coordinates and executes special projects for the Head of School;
    • Composes correspondence independently or with general instruction;
    • Attends and participates in assigned meetings and trainings;
    • Work as part of a team assisting other employees as needed;
    • Be a role model for the community by respecting, affirming, and protecting the dignity and worth of each visitor and constituent, and setting appropriate professional boundaries; and
    • Other duties as directed by the Head or others in Administration.

    Candidates must show a strong willingness to receive feedback regularly, grow professionally, significantly contribute to the life of the school, and will be eager to work in a culturally and ethnically diverse environment.   
     
    Please contact CFO Eric Norman at enorman@towerhill.org with any questions.

    Please click here to apply
  • Athletic Trainer

    Job title: Athletic Trainer

    Work Location: Main Campus

    Division/Department: MS/US, Wellness Team 

    Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer, Director of Physical Health, Athletic Director

    Full-time, nonexpempt

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Athletic trainers specialize in the management, prevention and recovery of injured athletes. Athletic trainers collaborate with doctors to provide emergency and follow-up care and develop injury prevention and treatment programs for injured athletes. Athletic trainers also provide a vital communication link between the injured athlete, the physician, the coach, the school nurse, and the athlete's family to determine when it's appropriate to return to practice and competition. Full-time athletic trainers work from mid-August through the end of the school year in June. Schedule includes evenings and weekends.
    • Prevention, recognition and treatment of athletic injuries
    • Treatment before/during practice/competitions
    • Oversee and maintain weight room and cardio room policies/coverage
    • Administering and monitoring of Return to Play protocols (COVID and Concussion)
      • Includes administration of IMPACT testing
    • Rehab and treatment programs, off-season conditioning (not to include summer)
      • Use of modalities appropriate for injury
    • Liaison between parents, students, administration, and coaches for all athletic purposes
    • Participate and present during coaches meetings in coordination with the Athletic Director
    • Maintain accurate records for all injuries and treatments using SportsWare by Magnus Health software
    • Review and approve submissions of DIAA required forms 
    • Ensure completion of DIAA required forms prior to the start of each sports season
    • Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments for sports injuries and injuries treated by a physician
    • Update and maintain group lists within Magnus for sports teams by season to aid in communication between school and home
    • Assist in management of all necessary supplies and equipment related to Athletic Training
    • Maintain an orderly and clean environment in the Athletic Training Rooms that is consistent with established protocols and expectations of the school
    • Compile and keep policies and protocols up-to-date related to athletics, including Emergency action plan, cardiac emergency plan, weather guidelines, etc
    • Attend all mandatory meetings as requested by the school administrators and attend optional meetings as needed for the purposes of athletics
    • Commit to being an active member of the Wellness Team by attending meetings, leading projects, and serving as a representative for the athletic department 
    • Assist with coverages in the school community including but not limited to: Health Office, classroom coverage as a proctor, school wide events requiring medical personnel to be present
    • Support the social media and online presence of Tower Hill Athletics via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, HillersSports and towerhill.org
    • Annual submission to the Weathervane newsletter with as needed announcements to promote athletics in the community
    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 
    • Licensed by State of DE
    • BOC certified
    • CPR/AED first aid certifications for professional rescuer
      • Maintain CPR instructor certification
    • Maintain # of CEU’s per period by attending continuing education seminars
    • Maintain competency with IMPACT testing
    • Knowledge and proficiency working with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) 
    • Knowledge and proficiency working in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and maintaining professionalism at all times
    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
    • Bachelor's degree required from an NATA Accredited University
    • Masters degree preferred
    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
    • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands and working conditions including lifting, bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Click here to apply.
  • Substitute Nurse

    Tower Hill School seeks substitute school nurses for per diem coverage in a PreK-12 independent school setting. Additional long term substitute coverage is needed in the spring of 2020. The successful candidate will be student-centered and committed to a team approach to school-wide health and wellness. This position requires a high degree of interpersonal communication and organizational skills in addition to general nursing duties. Experience in pediatric or community health is preferred. 

    Requirements:
    • Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program 
    • Active Delaware Registered Nurse License (or compact state)
    • Must have at least two years of clinical experience 
    • Current BLS certification
    Preferred Skills: 
    • Previous School Nursing Experience or experience providing healthcare to school-aged children
    • PALS certification
    • Monitor and maintain health screening/immunization information
    • Ability to multitask in a healthcare environment
    • Serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment

    Position Detail:
    • This is a per-diem (as needed) position.
    • These positions are on-call, as needed positions to fill in for our regular school nurse in their absence. There is no guarantee of hours with these positions. 
    • School hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

    Please click here to apply.
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Diversity and Inclusion

At Tower Hill School we believe that diversity and inclusion enrich the educational experience and strengthen our overall community. Varied perspectives are a source of strength, creativity, enrichment and renewal in the Tower Hill community. These values are found in both our mission statement and in our institutional goals. Learn more here.

Tower Hill School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Professional Development

Tower Hill faculty members are lifelong learners who embrace professional development opportunities. We believe that there is a moral imperative implanted in professional development as we teachers, coaches, aides, and administrators, in so many ways, play critical roles in the lives of our students. If learning is a lifelong process, and it is, educators must be paragons of scholarship and mentorship. In addition to in-service days offered throughout the year, teachers take part in Tower Hill Educators' (THE) Collaboratory each fall, a full day of professional development that features both guest and in-house workshop leaders. This event enables faculty members to gain a collective understanding of the complexities of teaching and learning. Teachers are also encouraged and supported to pursue workshops, conferences, diversity/equity/inclusion training such as the annual NAIS People of Color Conference, and other types of continuing education that further their craft. The Faculty Development Committee approves funding for the pursuits of individual teachers so that they can attend training opportunities in their own "zones of proximal development," making PD a perfect fit for each teacher's level of training. Teachers also have numerous opportunities to coach athletics, serve as student advisors, mentor student government groups and participate in the arts, as their professional goals and interests dictate.The noble commitment to ongoing professional development at Tower Hill School, evinced by the countless hours of school-supported training opportunities that educators seek out for themselves in their respective disciplines, is also endorsed by the founding of our Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in 2016.

About Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware, and the surrounding Brandywine Valley are known for a thriving corporate environment and a dynamic cultural landscape. Wilmington’s economy benefits from Delaware’s business-friendly financial laws and judicial system, and residents enjoy a very low tax structure and modest housing prices. The city is a national financial center for the credit card industry and hosts numerous large organizations such as DuPont, J.P. Morgan, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Incyte, AAA, Bank of America and Widener University Delaware Law School, as well as tech startups.  

Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, the Delaware Art Museum, Hagley, Trolley Square and the Riverfront are among the area’s many attractions, and Wilmington’s excellent fine dining scene was recently featured in Food + Wine magazine. The city’s direct highway access and Amtrak service link it easily to nearby Philadelphia, with Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., Delaware beaches and the Poconos located inside of a two hours’ drive.

Wilmington offers much to those who call it home, and Tower Hill faculty and parents find the area to be a great place to raise a family. Learn more.

Benefits of Employment at Tower Hill

 
Health & Wellness
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Access to Fitness Facilities  

Work-Life Balance
Paid Sick Time
Paid Personal Days
After School Program Included on specific days

Financial Security
Competitive Salary Band Structure
403(b) with Matching Component
Life Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Flexible Spending Account

Additional
Tuition Remission
50% Tuition Coverage for Graduate School
Lunch
Discounted Summer Camp