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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  • Horizons at Tower Hill School Lead and Assistant Teacher

    Horizons at Tower Hill School seeks qualified, talented, dynamic and enthusiastic educators for the positions of Lead and Assistant teachers during the 2023 six-week summer program. The Horizons teachers will collaborate with other teachers, specialists and Executive Director to provide instruction and support for students and assist with the educational and operational needs of the first Horizons program in Delaware.

    Horizons at Tower Hill School provides a six-week, full day educational enrichment summer session designed to encourage students from diverse, limited income and resource populations to realize their full potential. We are committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that build problem solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for others and encourage a life-long interest in learning. Horizons blends high-quality academics with arts, athletics, enrichment and confidence-building activities, including a special focus on the important life skill of swimming. 

    During the summer of 2023, Horizons at Tower Hill will have two classes of 15 students each who have completed kindergarten. A lead and assistant teacher are placed in each classroom in addition to Upper School student volunteers. Teachers are able to design a project-based curriculum and integrate learning strategies that address the individual needs of the students. 

    The dates for the 2023 Horizons program are June 26 through August 4 with July 4 as a program holiday. The program meets daily, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers are expected to honor the full time, six-week commitment and teacher orientation dates.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Violeta Castro Stolpen, Executive Director of Horizons at Tower Hill School at vstolpen@towerhill.org by February 25, 2023.

    Preferred Qualifications/Skills
    • A Bachelor’s degree in education or related field and a teaching certification is required for Lead Teachers and highly recommended for Assistant Teachers
    • Lead Teachers are required to have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience
    • Assistant teachers are required to have a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience or a student teaching experience
    • Complete all state and federal clearances and be CPR/AED certified
  • 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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  • Marketing Manager

    Tower Hill School seeks a collaborative, thoughtful and reliable full-time Marketing Manager to drive photography, videography, graphic design and visual content for the school. This position will take responsibility for daily storytelling for multiple communication channels using images and video. The role will also refine and maintain the school’s brand identity, while contributing to digital content as part of a cohesive team. 
     
    Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Marketing Manager is a key member of a three-person communications team and will contribute to a broad range of materials including the biannual school magazine, social media, fundraising and admission campaigns, weekly digital newsletter, athletics coverage, website and alumni relations.
     
    The Marketing Manager will be able to work both independently and in coordination with the marketing and communications team. The candidate will build and maintain strong relationships across the school community to document events and uncover news stories and tell them in a visually compelling and engaging way.
     
    Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, design, photography or marketing
    • A minimum of two years experience in a communications or marketing role
    • Familiarity with the education field, independent schools, and/or nonprofit work is preferred
    • Ability to conceive, shoot, edit and produce high-quality photos and video
    • Experience with organizing, editing and maintaining a database of photo and video assets
    • Expertise in digital and print graphic design, layout, illustration and brand identity
    • Ability to use non-automatic settings on digital SLR camera with different lenses
    • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Bridge, etc.) and Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets and Slides)
    • Experience working with a website Content Management System (CMS), preferably with Blackbaud
    • Contribute to the editorial calendar, developing content and exploring new or innovative methods to increase fans, engagements and link clicks
    • Assist in management the school’s website and social media platforms
    • Project management experience and the ability to simultaneously move multiple projects forward is desired
    • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Portfolio of graphic design, photography and videography
    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 the 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 wellbeing; 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 to Lindsay Acevedo, Dean of Hiring and Recruitment, at lacevedo@towerhill.org by December 2, 2022.
  • 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