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 submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to:
    Lindsay Acevedo, Dean of Hiring and Recruitment, at lacevedo@towerhill.org
  • 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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  • Horizons at Tower Hill School Part-time Executive Director

    Tower Hill School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director of Horizons at Tower Hill School. The successful candidate will start in a part-time capacity December 2022, with the goal of moving into a full-time position by 2024. The first Horizons program in Delaware will welcome its first class of students in the summer of 2023.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Lindsay Acevedo, Dean of Hiring and Recruitment, at lacevedo@towerhill.org by October 30, 2022.

    General Description
    The Executive Director of Horizons at Tower Hill School is the chief operating officer and reports directly to the Board of Directors, specifically to the Board President. Duties and responsibilities include fundraising, program management and staff management, Board support, community relations, and budget oversight.

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills
    • Affiliation with Tower Hill as faculty, staff, alum and/or parent;
    • Bachelors’ degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or Education;
    • Program supervision and management experience;
    • Budget management, staff management and team-building skills;
    • Fundraising experience in the private and corporate sectors, with proven results;
    • Grant writing and grant research experience, with proven results;
    • Competent in MS Word, Excel and Publisher; and
    • Ability to multi-task.

    Major Responsibilities

    Fundraising
    • Develops and implements a strategy for financial resource development with the board
    • Identifies and solicits prospective funding sources across diverse channels
    • Writes grants and reports to foundations and other sources of funding
    • Liaises with Tower Hill School's advancement team for brand management, reputation management, and fundraising within the Tower Hill community
    • Maintains up-to-date donor database and tracking system
    • Oversees recording and acknowledgment of all gifts in a timely manner and sends all necessary tax information to donors 
    • Stewards relationships with donors
    • Stays informed about trends in foundation and corporate fundraising, governmental law, and regulations applicable to fundraising
    • Enlists the Board’s assistance in building a volunteer base
    • Prepares and submits monthly reports and updates on fundraising results

    Program Management and Administration
    • Provides clear vision and direction to maintain and improve current programs and services
    • Ensures development of instructional plan
    • Strategically focuses Horizons resources to yield the greatest impact to students
    • Attends the Horizons National conference in March of 2023 and each year thereafter
    • Develops and maintains effective working collaborations with stakeholders
    • Oversees evaluation in conjunction with Horizons National
    • Communicates regularly with parents and students
    • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and teachers
    • Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people
    • Oversees the process for recruiting, scheduling, and training volunteers
    • Oversees the process for recruiting, selecting, and enrolling students
    • Oversees the community partnership and student leadership training associated with any Tower Hill student work or volunteer force
    • Oversees contracting with daily food service and bus transportation
    • Oversees contracting with area swimming pools
    • Meets with and communicates with host school personnel on a regular schedule
    • Ensures compliance with all state licensing requirements
    • Completes all required state reports and all reports due to Horizons National
    • Develops and oversees the year-round student tutoring program
    • Coordinates with teachers for special/seasonal event for the students
    • Establishes and maintains adequate fiscal systems and controls
    • Oversees all operational, business, and fiscal matters, including accounting and insurance 

    Board Support
    • Attends all monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, in ex-officio capacity
    • Works with the Board of Directors in developing/expanding new programs, consults regularly with the board on significant operational and programmatic matters
    • Serves as liaison between staff and Board of Directors
      Executes and updates the Strategic Plan
    • Works with the Board to identify and develop strategies to expand donor base and increase fundraising income
    • Assists the Board in identifying and cultivating prospective Board and committee members
    • Meets regularly with Board Chair to maintain strong communications and report on individual committee progress
    • Attends and actively contributes to all committee meetings along with Board Chair
    • Provides administrative support to the board and its committees

    Public/Community Relations
    • Promotes community awareness of Horizons at Tower Hill School by serving as spokesperson
    • Coordinates media relations with Director of Communications
    • Coordinates visitor days during the Summer Program
    • Works with host Director of Communications and Board representative in preparation of brochures, reports newsletters and other marketing materials to showcase the program
    • Develops a parent council for students’ parents
    • Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations that can support Horizons program and participants

    Budget
    • Works with Horizons Treasurer and members of the Budget/Finance Committee to develop annual budget and to manage monthly expenses
    • Manages resources within the budget and oversees that Horizons operates within budget guidelines
  • Varsity Baseball Head Coach

    Tower Hill School is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Head Coach for Varsity Baseball starting with the 2022-2023 academic year. 

    Tower Hill strives to build upon a competitive varsity baseball program while providing the opportunity for consistent participation at all levels of the program. Candidates are expected to have a thorough understanding of baseball skills, strategy and development, and utilize coaching techniques that motivate players and build a positive team culture. In addition to coaching responsibilities and team management, the head coach of baseball assumes general oversight of sub-varsity teams and coordination of the baseball coaching staff, and is expected to contribute in admission functions when necessary. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the ways in which inclusive and equitable practices inform their approach to coaching and team building within the baseball program.

    This position is a stipended position, and coaches are required to abide by the rules and regulations established by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association as well as all Tower Hill School policies and procedures.

    Additional Qualifications/Qualities:
    • Three or more years of previous baseball coaching experience at the high school, club, and/or college level
    • Well organized and effective communication skills
    • Desire to mentor student athletes and serve as a positive role model
    • Strong collaboration skills with fellow coaches and administrators
    • Ability to promote and generate excitement for the sport of baseball

    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has a reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Steve Cacciavillano, Director of Athletics, at scacciavillano@towerhill.org.
  • 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 submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to:
    Lindsay Acevedo, Dean of Hiring and Recruitment, at lacevedo@towerhill.org
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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