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 Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo at lacevedo@towerhill.org.

Teaching Openings

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  • Director of Upper School and Middle School Choirs

    Tower Hill School is seeking an enthusiastic Director of Upper School and Middle School Choirs to fill a full-time position beginning fall of 2021. Responsibilities will include choral music instruction from grades 5-12, advisory responsibilities, faculty duties, spring musical vocal direction, etc. Ideal candidates will hold a degree in choral music or music education. Certification in Kodaly and/or Dalcroze Eurythmics is desired, though not required. Piano skills are highly preferred. Please send a resume to Dean of Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo at lacevedo@towerhill.org.
  • 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.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Dean of Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo 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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  • Administrative Assistant to Division Head (Lower School)

    Job Title: Administrative Assistant to Division Head (Lower School) 

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

    Supervisor: Head of Lower School 

    FLSA: Exempt (Salaried)

    General Job Description: 
    Tower Hill, a co-educational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, located in Wilmington, Delaware seeks an experienced, motivated professional to provide comprehensive administrative support for the Head of Lower School. The successful candidate for the Administrative Assistant to the Head of Lower School will bring initiative, integrity, professionalism and good humor to multifaceted and evolving responsibilities. The start date for the position is Aug. 2, 2021.

    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 Lower School office and various constituents, including students, parents, and faculty;
    • Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters;
    • Proficiency in Google suite, Microsoft Office and experience in (or the ability to master quickly) school management software;
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Genuinely enjoys working with young children;
    • May be required to work 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 Lower School, coordinates and organizes office activities and coordinates flow of communications and information for the Head of Lower School;
    • Handles routine issues and emergencies concerning employees and students, makes decisions independently or collaboratively and recommends action as appropriate;
    • Updates and maintains multiple calendars as assigned, organizes appointments and meetings;
    • Manage Lower School budgets in coordination with the Head of Lower School;
    • Inputs a variety of information into Blackbaud and Paylocity, assures accuracy of input and output data;
    • Receives and greets visitors and provides information to parents, screens correspondence and telephone calls for the Head of Lower School;
    • Establishes, maintains and assures proper use of confidential files including student and personnel;
    • Secures substitutes to assure adequate coverage for classes, orients substitutes and provides pertinent information; willing to assist in providing coverage when necessary;
    • Orders and maintains office supplies for use by administration and faculty, including maintaining various budgets
    • Annually coordinates and updates the Lower School Parent Handbook;
    • Coordinates and executes special projects for the Head of Lower 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;
    • Other duties as directed by 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 click here to apply

    Please contact CFO Eric Norman at enorman@towerhill.org with any questions. 
  • 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. 

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Dean of Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo at lacevedo@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 (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
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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