Career Opportunities

We believe the grass IS greener at Tower Hill–for both families and employees alike. We also believe that exceptional educators are the architects of an extraordinary student journey. Beyond the classroom, our faculty and staff are engaging in diverse activities, coaching athletics, guiding student groups and participating in the arts. Tower Hill is a community where educators flourish and students benefit from their dedication.

We understand that attracting and retaining top-tier faculty and staff is essential to maintaining our academic standards of excellence. It's not just a commitment; it's a fundamental principle outlined in our Strategic Plan. We believe in investing in our employees, providing highly competitive salary and benefits packages and nurturing professional development opportunities as we strive to be an employer of choice in Delaware and beyond. 

Join us in shaping the future of education and be part of the success story of our students. 

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

Administrative Openings

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  • Delaware Association of Independent Schools Executive Director

    Delaware Association of Independent Schools 
    Executive Director 

    Job Title: Executive Director 
    Reports to: DAIS Executive Committee 
    Workload: Part-time position approximately 8 hours/week during the academic school year. The position is compensated $12,000 to $15,000 annually. 

    About DAIS 
    The Delaware Association of Independent Schools (DAIS) is a non-profit consortium of schools that work together to promote independent education and to support and strengthen the administrative activities of independent member schools by providing professional development, cooperative efforts, and inter-school collaboration. 

    Job Summary 
    The Executive Director provides overall executive leadership and administrative function in alignment with the Delaware Association of Independent Schools’ (DAIS) mission and vision. The Executive Director provides direction for creating and implementing strategy toward the organization’s success. In partnership with constituents, the Executive Director works closely with the DAIS Executive Committee and Member Schools/School Heads to represent the Association locally, regionally, and nationally. 

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities 
    · Advocate for the unique and exceptional value of member schools and promote public awareness, understanding of and respect for independent education. 
    · Provide thought leadership on significant issues and developments in education and how they impact leading excellent schools. 
    · Foster collegiality amongst the Member School Heads and Member Schools. · Responsible for the general management of the business and affairs of the Association. · Provide support to the Executive Committee and Member School Heads. 
    · Shall perform all duties and have powers which are commonly incident to the office of the Executive Director. 
    · Responsible for preparing all necessary material needed for quarterly Heads Meetings and Executive Committee meetings. 
    · Create and manage a plan, including focus areas and goals, prior to June 30th of each year. · Communicate monthly with all Member School Heads as a group. 
    · Meet regularly with member School Heads, individually, and on a collective basis. · Maintain the corporate by-laws, and other organizational and administrative documents. · Work with the DAIS lobbyist, The Byrd Group, for continued advocacy for independent education related issues. 
    · Communicate with the President, Executive Council, and/or Member School Heads on timely/sensitive matters.
    · Organize regular Executive Committee meetings, on behalf of the President of the Association. · Organize and attend affinity group meetings as needed. 
    · Communicate monthly, at a minimum, with the President of the Association. · Represent DAIS within the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and other national, local and regional groups. 

    Qualifications 
    · Master’s degree in education, business administration, nonprofit management or public administration required. 
    · 10+ years of experience working as a senior leader or executive within education or a non-profit organization. 
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
    · Experience in public speaking, media relations and advocacy. 
    · Proven ability to provide strategic leadership and direction. 
    · Ability to develop and implement plans to achieve organizational goals. 
    · Strong decision-making skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others. · Understanding of the education landscape, including current trends and challenges. · Knowledge of policies and regulations affecting schools and educational institutions. · Skilled in fostering partnerships and collaborations with both internal and external stakeholders. 

    Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Kristen Walsh at kristenwalsh@tatnall.org.



Teaching Openings

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  • Middle and Upper School Librarian

    Middle and Upper School Librarian

    Tower Hill School seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Middle and Upper School Librarian starting in August 2024. The Librarian is committed to providing and developing quality services, resources, and programming to the students in Grades 7 - 12, as well as support to faculty. The Librarian will report to the Middle and Upper School Division Heads and reside primarily in THE Hub, our beautifully renovated library space that lends itself to both quiet work and collaboration, and plays an important role in the academic and cultural life of Tower Hill. The Librarian will have the opportunity to lead and define space that is envisioned as the academic, social, and innovative heart of the school. 
     
    Main Responsibilities:

    • Foster an environment that promotes the joy of reading and learning and that is conducive to reading, studying, researching, and collaborating for both students and faculty
    • Support all students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, curators, and ethical users of information in a variety of formats
    • Generate programming with academic departments to keep reading for pleasure alive for students as they journey through their demanding academic and co-curricular programs
    • Collaborate with faculty to design curriculum and programming using the library’s resources as well as to acquire new materials to enrich the intellectual life of the school
    • Teach literacy, inquiry, citation-based research, and technology lessons to Middle and Upper School students
    • Teach Middle and Upper School students and faculty how to use library resources, including information and digital literacy tools, offering workshops and individual guidance
    • Supervise students working in THE Hub during certain times of the school day, balancing the treatment of the space as a center for conversation and exchange with its use as a place where focused study can occur
    • Maintain the library as a space that is innovative, welcoming, and community-oriented yet conducive to reading, study, and research
    • Coordinate all reservations and activities of THE Hub to maximize student and faculty use of the resources
    • Meet regularly with the Department Chairs, Division Heads, and the Teaching and Learning Center to discuss ways to improve school-wide support
    • Maintain collections, database subscriptions, circulation platform, and cataloging to ensure that the Library Resource Page, OPAC, Sora, and other technology platforms are accessible and effective portals to library resources
    • Read widely, and actively collaborate with THS colleagues and outside vendors in the acquisition and weeding of print and digital media to provide the resources students want and need most
    • Attend monthly meetings with the Department Chairs group
    • Advise 8-10 students in the Middle School
    • Keep abreast of trends in library services and technology by reading professional journals, attending conferences, and maintaining connections with other librarians through membership in professional organizations
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  • Part-time Interim Upper School Math Teacher

    Part-time Interim Upper School Math Teacher

    Tower Hill School seeks a qualified candidate to teach two sections of Upper School Math from mid October 2024 through late January 2025. The ideal candidate will have a broad academic background in math and the ability to teach Calculus. In addition, the candidate should have the collaborative skills to work with a department of dedicated, talented colleagues, be familiar with current best practices and pedagogy, and possess a strong sense of responsibility for the success of every student.
       
    Essential Functions
    • Teach two sections of Advanced Calculus I
    • Work collaboratively with other teachers to implement horizontally aligned curriculum across sections
    • Design assessments and use data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
    • Interact with parents and maintain an open dialogue with families to support student success
    • Demonstrate competency with current teaching technology and an interest in advancing its use in the classroom
    • Collaborate to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor
    • Deliver rigorous and engaging content and instruction to students with passion and a willingness to help students succeed
    • Embody a mastery orientation, gearing assessment and instructional methods toward student growth and understanding

    Desired Qualifications      
    Required:           
    • B.S in Math or related field required, Master’s or above preferred
    • Demonstrated interest in teaching high school aged students, growth mindset and willingness to engage in self-reflective teaching practice
    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 well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply Here: Tower Hill School- Part-Time Interim Upper School Math Teacher




  • 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. Apply here. Tower Hill School - Substitute Teacher

  • Kaleidoscope Lead Teacher

    Kaleidoscope Lead Teacher
     
    Kaleidoscope is our extended day program and is considered part of our Lower and Middle School day program, where there’s time for a snack, homework, activities and relaxation. Students have the opportunity to unwind from their busy day, interact with friends and engage in a variety of activities.

    It’s a place where:
    • Students are in a safe environment with dedicated staff.
    • Relationships develop at many levels and friendships are fostered.
    • Various enrichment activities are offered to meet diverse needs.
    • Creativity is encouraged and imaginations soar.
    • Teachers supervise and help with daily homework. 

    Staff Responsibilities:
    • Provide a stimulating and varied program that recognizes the uniqueness of each child  
    • Plan meaningful and engaging activities
    • Set up classroom with activities/snack for the day
    • Demonstrate a willingness to explore new ideas and approaches provided through the Lower School
    • Maintain classrooms, materials, supplies, including the cleanliness, orderliness, and organization of all equipment and classroom spaces 
    • Supervise and provide for the safety of students in all settings: classroom and all areas of playground
    • Help students build relationships with one another and navigate conflicts through use of peer mediation
    • Build relationships and communicate with parents of enrolled students
    • Attend staff meetings
    • Have consistent, punctual attendance 
    • Communicate regularly with Director, both ideas and concerns 
    • Complete Clock In/Out using Paycom

    Position Qualifications:
    • Preferred Bachelors in Education or working towards an education degree
    • Previous experience working with young children
    • Creativity and growth mindset
    • Strong interpersonal skills


    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here. Tower Hill School - Kaleidoscope Lead Teacher

Staff Openings

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  • Security Officer

    Tower Hill School has an immediate opening for a Campus Security role, who will report to the Director of Campus Safety & Security. The role will provide security and protection services over persons, buildings, and/or properties of Tower Hill School.
    Basic Roles and Responsibilities
    • Be visible within the school community. Attend and participate in school functions. Build working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
    • Promote a security mindset and be a positive role model. Increase the visibility and accessibility of security and safety to the school community.
    • The ability to counsel and interact with children and teenagers.
    • The ability to deal with highly stressful situations with good judgment and demeanor.
    • Monitor surveillance equipment, radios, and alarm systems.
    • Manage, develop, and train faculty and staff on all safety and security protocols.
    • Provide guidance and direction to students, parents, and staff when appropriate.
    • Maintain a physical presence during school hours and after-school events on campus.
    Additional roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Provide proactive patrol of campus grounds and buildings, routinely completing rounds.
    • Respond to emergency calls and calls for service.
    • Investigate criminal activity and suspicious circumstances.
    • Complete incident reporting as required/directed.
    • Render aid.
    • Enforce school regulations and notify emergency responders and other school personnel as necessary.
    • Coordinate with staff on operational issues, keeping lines of communication open. e.g., building hours, security, events etc.
    • Serve as safety officer during events.
    • Coordinate security issues with various campus events in coordination with the Director of Campus Safety & Security.
    • Provide logistical support for campus activities and maintain a campus environment that is safe, clean, and conducive to learning.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate policies for school operations and events.
    • Assist with daily event management on campus.
    • Assist with fire drill, lockdown and other safety exercises and drills.
    • Assist in managing traffic flow and parking throughout campus.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications
    • A background in law enforcement or security industry.
    • 10 years of related experience; any experience in campus security is a plus.
    • Expertise in security and emergency operations.
    • Experience in control access systems, surveillance camera systems, and physical security measures.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Prior experience as a Sworn Municipal, State or Federal Police Officer, Military MP, Military MA, Air Force Security Forces.
    • A certification from a police academy with advanced training in a school setting.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent.
    • Health and physical characteristics suitable for law enforcement duties
     
    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for ages 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 well-being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here: Tower Hill School - Security Officer

  • 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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Coaching Openings

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  • Future Coaching Opportunities

    Tower Hill School is looking to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill future coaching opportunities beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. 

    The athletics program at Tower Hill competes in the Delaware Independent Schools Conference and Delaware Interscholastic Athletics Association, offering 15 sports at the middle school level (grades 7-8) and 19 sports at the upper school level (grades 9-12). Tower Hill believes that the physical well being of our students is as important as their intellectual development and that many important lessons are taught through an athletic experience. Therefore, athletics are a fundamental part of the total curriculum at Tower Hill and are an integral part of the school day. Students in grades 7-10 are expected to participate in interscholastic athletics during each season while students in grades 11-12 are expected to participate in interscholastic athletics during two of the three seasons.

    The objectives of teachers and coaches at Tower Hill are identical: to help young people reach their fullest potential intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Coaches are teachers who deal with physical fitness as well as the fundamentals and strategies of sport. We must offer our student athletes, who vary in their interest and ability, quality programs that appropriately challenge them to stretch their outer limits of endurance, self-discipline, loyalty, self-confidence, leadership, cooperation, and winning and losing graciously. Coaches are expected to uphold high standards and teach the valuable lessons that can be learned from athletic competition.

    If you are interested in becoming a coach at Tower Hill, please submit a resume and cover letter to Steve Cacciavillano, Director of Athletics, at scacciavillano@towerhill.org. Please be sure to include your sports of interest as well as what levels (varsity, sub-varsity, middle school) you are interested in. Once you have submitted your documentation, the school will be in touch should there be an opportunity available that fits your coaching interests. Apply here Tower Hill School - Future Coaching Opportunities

    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.


Creating a Culture of Community

Fostering a sense of belonging among our employees is essential for both personal and professional growth. Together, we are creating a workplace where employees feel excited, supported and inspired—a culture that not only enhances job satisfaction but also propels us toward shared success. 
  • Fitness classes led by certified trainer
  • Gatherings with others such as Quizzo
  • Faculty and Staff Talent Show
  • Faculty and Staff Lounge with breakfast, gathering and collaborating, and quiet workspace
  • Faculty and Staff Advisory Committee to the Head

A Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Tower Hill, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion enrich the educational experience and strengthen our overall community. While DEI is integral to the classroom experience at Tower Hill School through academic courses and assemblies, we also place high value on creating a faculty and staff community that recognizes and embraces diversity in all its many forms. Teachers work in collaboration with the six members of our DEI team including our Director of Social Justice to implement monthly themes in our classrooms from Tower Tots through seniors. Our goal is to ensure that DEI is woven into each specific subject area in addition to more focused small group discussions. 
 

Nurturing Professional Development

Our teaching faculty embodies a commitment to lifelong learning, actively participating in their respective disciplines. To support their continuous professional growth, we provide a range of school sponsored workshops, conferences and training opportunities.
  • All faculty and staff meetings throughout the year that include outside speakers and seminars presented by our own faculty and staff
  • Mandatory SEED training for new faculty and staff 
  • Membership and annual attendance at conferences such as POCC, NAIS, CASE, ADVIS, NACAC, PAIS
  • Learning for Life faculty grants to create own experiential learning experience–recent examples include travel to Uruguay, research into house system for Middle School
  • Apply for funds through Faculty Development Committee (FDC)

About Wilmington

Recently ranked as one of the “15 Happiest Places to Live” in the U.S by Outside Magazine, Wilmington, Delaware sits nestled in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, offering a gentle blend of a thriving corporate hub and a vibrant cultural tapestry. Delawareans enjoy the added benefits of tax-free shopping, low property tax structure and affordable housing, making it an inviting place to call home. For our Tower Hill community, Delaware proves to be an ideal place to raise a family, offering a blend of professional opportunities and a welcoming community. Learn more.

Wilmington stands as a national financial center as well as a place for dynamic tech startups, medical innovation and more.

The city's diverse attractions, from Winterthur Museum to Trolley Square, cater to various tastes, while its fine dining scene, including a Tower Hill alumnus’ restaurant, was recently celebrated in Food + Wine magazine and on Eater Philadelphia adds a touch of culinary delight. 

With direct highway access and Amtrak service, Wilmington easily connects to nearby Philadelphia and is within a two-hour drive of Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., Delaware beaches and the Poconos.

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.


Tower Hill 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. 

Benefits

Health and Wellness
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Access to fitness facilities and fitness classes

Work-Life Balance
Paid Time Off
Free aftercare included during work hours

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

Additional
75% Tuition Remission for Faculty and Staff children at Tower Hill
Tuition Coverage for Graduate School
Free Lunch
Discounted Summer Camp