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.

While full-time positions are listed when they become available, please feel free to contact Dyann Connor (dconnor@towerhill.org) should you be interested in considering future opportunities at Tower Hill School.

Teaching Openings

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  • Middle School Mandarin Teacher

    Tower Hill is school is seeking a Middle School Mandarin teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This full-time position includes teaching introductory levels of Mandarin in grades 6-8, as well as advising a group of students in the Middle School. Along with the Upper School Mandarin teacher, and through diverse pedagogical methods, the ideal candidate will collaborate across the two divisions in order to further grow and strengthen the program. An appreciation and expertise of classroom technologies is required as is a strong philosophy around communicative, student-centered approaches in the classroom. 
     
    With an eye for teaching intercultural values, the candidate must enjoy working with middle-school aged children and have strong classroom management skills. In addition, the candidate must also demonstrate a commitment towards diversity, equity and inclusion.  

    The candidate will join a strong team in the Language Department and is expected to have a passion for collaboration along with strong communication skills. A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Upper School Mandarin Teacher

    Tower Hill is school is seeking an experienced Upper School Mandarin teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This full-time position includes teaching Upper School levels of Mandarin, as well as advising a group of students in the Upper School. Through diverse pedagogical methods, the ideal candidate will collaborate across the school's divisions in order to further grow and strengthen the program. Required is an appreciation and expertise of classroom technologies; additionally, stand-out candidates will possess a strong philosophy around communicative, student-centered approaches in the classroom.  

    As part of our strategic commitment to making Tower Hill School a school of Wilmington and the World, it is our hope that this candidate will also engage in our International Programs. Experience in working with Chinese international students is a plus. In addition, the candidate must also demonstrate a commitment toward issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.  

    The candidate will join a strong team in the Language Department and is expected to have a passion for collaboration along with strong communication skills. A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Lower School/Middle School Technology Teacher

    Tower Hill School is looking for a Lower and Middle school technology teacher and technology integration specialist to join its vibrant and growing Lower and Middle School Divisions. 

    Tower Hill provides an innovative technology curriculum based on the real-world need for computer science and technology fluency in science, math and business. We teach practical computer-based skills that will be immediately useful beyond the classroom. 

    This teacher will design lessons, units, projects and classroom activities to convey computer science principles and computational thinking to Tower Hill’s Lower and Middle School students. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with teaching computer science, information literacy and media production and will work to share that knowledge with even our youngest students in engaging and meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities. 

    Principle duties include:
    • Provide direct and partnered technology and computer science instruction to students in grades K-8
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop their own curricula to include technology literacy skills and capacities
    • Provide in-house professional development for teachers to effectively integrate technology into their practice to enhance the student experience
    • Provide curricular inspiration for teachers and help them use technology in classroom-based project work
    • Teach skills like responsible use, typing, productivity suite, web design and coding
    • Build understanding within students and families so that all are informed about the aims and goals of our technology program

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    • A bachelor's degree or above with a concentration in some aspect of education
    • Student-centric practice in an elementary and/or middle school environment
    • Innovative teaching experience, rich with creativity, technology 
    • Experience teaching computer science/computational thinking to elementary and/or middle school students
    • The ability to promote thoughtful, inquiry-focused dialogue in the classroom
    • Interest and experience in computer science, coding and programming
    • Interest and experience in the “maker arts,” DIY and fabrication
    • Experience with Mac-based tools.
    • Skills, talents and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. Example: coaching, advising extracurricular activities, etc.
    • Expertise in project and inquiry-based learning
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • An open, energetic and engaging personality
    • A positive, can-do attitude
    • The ability to differentiate instruction to meet a range of student abilities; Empathy and patience and an ability to encourage students of all levels; Ability to provide additional challenges to students who are excelling, and provide and encourage open and honest communication.
    • An insatiable need to try new things, reinvent, take risks, evolve and embody the spirit of innovation.

    The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player and a trusted voice for teachers looking to bring technology into their classroom. They will appreciate the joys of working in a school serving a diverse student and family population. Most importantly, s/he will have a passion for working with young children and for working to enhance and bring joy to every student’s individual learning experience in equitable and meaningful ways.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
     
    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.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with teachers at all levels, from Preschool to Upper School. 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. 
     
    Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education and experience working with groups of children. A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@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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  • Director of College Guidance

    Tower Hill School's next Director of College Guidance will join an ambitious and talented senior leadership team with an experienced Head of School, top-notch faculty and smart and talented students, as the School celebrates its Centennial. This new director will have the opportunity to be creative, utilizing social media and many other mediums to enhance communication and strong relationships with college admissions representatives. The top candidate will be well connected with and respected by college admission personnel. The director must be an extremely strong writer who can deftly make Tower Hill seniors come to life through the letters of recommendation. While understanding the desire for Tower Hill’s college list to include a compelling number of highly selective colleges, the director will balance the ambitions of both students and parents and, above all else, help them to understand the importance of a strong match. 
     
    Candidates should have at least four to five years of experience in the college guidance office of an academically rigorous college preparatory school or experience in the admission office of a highly selective college or university. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Head Varsity Boys' Tennis Coach

    Job Summary 
    The position is responsible for coaching student-athletes in-game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. Position motivates student-athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport of tennis.

    Essential Duties 
    1. Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport. 
    2. Assesses players' skills and assigns team positions. 
    3. Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
    4. Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition. 
    5. Assigns duties to an assistant coach as necessary. 
    6. Coaches and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport. 
    7. Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement. 
    8. Determines game strategy based on the team’s capabilities. 
    9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times. 
    10.. Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury. 
    11. Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their students. 
    12. Follows state (DIAA) regulations governing the athletic program. 
    13. Models sports-like behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators. 
    14. Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms. 
    15. Works with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season. 
    16. Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets and award nights.
    17. Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, equipment inventory, and other related records. 
    19. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) 

    Other Duties
    1. Attends staff development meetings, clinics and other professional activities to improve coaching performance. 
    2. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Head of Schooll & Athletic Director or another appropriate administrator. 

    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. 

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) 
    Some experience as a tennis coach or assistant coach at the high school or college level preferred. Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies and techniques of the sport. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents and students. 

    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school environment or outdoors. Duties may be performed away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

    Materials for the position should be submitted to dconnor@towerhill.org.

    The position will remain open until filled.
  • Substitute School Nurse (PreK-12)

    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. 

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Ms. Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.

    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 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
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  • Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach

    Tower Hill School seeks an assistant varsity wrestling coach. Start date is 11/11/19 until  DIAA State Championship Meet on Friday/Saturday 2/28/20-2/29/20.
     
    If interested in learning more about this position, please contact Seth Kushkin, director of athletics, by email at skushkin@towerhill.org. Please include a copy of your resume.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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. In addition to in-service days offered throughout the year, teachers are encouraged to pursue workshops, conferences and continuing education that further their craft. They 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.

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