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 Dyann Connor at dconnor@towerhill.org.

Teaching Openings

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  • Chemistry Teacher

    • Chemistry Teacher
      The chemistry teacher is responsible for delivering scientific content in an engaging and meaningful way in line with the mission and goals of Tower Hill School. The candidate should have a passion for science and a demonstrated interest in cultivating scientific understanding and analytic thinking in high-school aged students. The science curriculum at Tower Hill goes beyond the traditional textbook and incorporates real-life examples, hands-on and inquiry-based experimentation, and non-traditional sequencing to fully engage the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry. We seek a teacher who can build on this existing foundation. The science department at Tower Hill holds fundamental a willingness and ability to differentiate challenging topics for a wide variety of learners, a deep understanding of research design and principles including lab development and chemical safety, support for diversity, inclusion, and equity in science teaching, and a commitment to the core belief that all students are capable of meaningful scientific understanding given the correct tools and support.   
       
      Essential Functions

      • Teach four sections of 10th Grade Chemistry and/or Honors Chemistry
      • Work with other science teachers to develop and implement hands-on, student-centered laboratory investigations in line with science curriculum.

      • Work collaboratively with chemistry teacher to implement horizontally aligned curriculum across sections
 
      • Interact with parents and maintain an open dialogue with families to support student success

      • Serve as an advisor to 6-8 students in the Upper School

      • Engage fully with THS community including, but not limited to, participation at all school-wide assemblies, faculty meetings, department meetings, various faculty supervisory duties. Ability to engage with student life or athletics a plus.
      • Demonstrated competency with current teaching technology and an interest in advancing its use in the classroom.
    • Desired Qualifications     
      Required:         

      • B.S Chemistry, at least 3 years teaching experience at the high school level, demonstrated chemical safety/laboratory experience
      • Student-centered approach to science education, experience with classroom technology such as Vernier
    • Preferred:

      • Master's (or above) in Chemistry, teaching experience in independent schools, demonstrated experience in scientific research or laboratory design, experience designing chemistry curriculum
      • Demonstrated interest in teaching high school aged students, growth mindset and willingness to engage in self-reflective teaching practice

    • A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mrs. Dyann Connor, Dean of Recruitment, at dconnor@towerhill.org.
  • Lower School Classroom Teacher

    Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher
    • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a lead teacher
    • Fundamental understanding of the social, emotional and cognitive development of lower school students
    • Ability to effectively differentiate a rich and varied curriculum based on best practices and current research
    • Commitment to innovation and working collaboratively with colleagues
    • Commitment to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in the curriculum and in our community while fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
    • Strong background in teaching critical literacy skills such as reading comprehension, narrative and expository writing, grammar and vocabulary; experience with Reading and Writing Workshop is helpful
    • An understanding of differentiated foundational mathematical instruction that focuses on developing number sense, deeper conceptual understanding and problem solving; experience teaching Singapore Math is helpful
    • Experience with teaching social studies and using instructional technology
    • Ability to use a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate higher level thinking and maximize student engagement
    • A joyful spirit encouraging compassion, patience, and caring
    • The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests
    • Experience establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional, positive, and respectful learning atmosphere in the classroom
    • Commitment to communicate respectfully, clearly and honestly in verbal, electronic and written form with parents, administrators, and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and child development issues 
    • A positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality with a passion for creating a love of learning in all students
    • A desire to stay current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques through further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Upper School Math Teacher

    Tower Hill seeks a qualified candidate for the position of full time Upper School Mathematics teacher beginning Fall 2021. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background in mathematics, be versatile enough to teach the various levels of math appropriate at a college preparatory school, and be comfortable working with technology.  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 be willing and eager to take on significant co-curricular responsibilities outside of the classroom as needed. A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience teaching math at the high school level is preferred.
  • Upper School Science Long-Term Substitute

    Tower Hill School seeks a long-term substitute Upper School science teacher with a broad background in the sciences and a passion for working with high school students. Candidates should be well versed in experiential science education to help develop our curriculum. The candidate would be a team player, joining a close-knit faculty where each grade level has a team of teachers cooperating to advance high school science. While coaching and club leadership experience are preferred, they are not required.

    A cover letter and a copy of a recent resume should be sent to Director of Social Justice and Dean of Recruitment Dyann Connor at dconnor@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 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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  • Lower and Middle School Admissions Associate

    The Lower and Middle School Admissions Associate oversees all aspects of the Lower and Middle School admissions process from inquiry through enrollment. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management, the successful candidate will lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short term and long-term recruitment strategies to ensure that Tower Hill School meets enrollment objectives while maintaining the School’s mission and institutional goals. 

    The ideal candidate will be a passionate and stalwart promoter of Tower Hill School and a creative leader in admission, recruitment and retention. The Admissions Associate will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse families to the school and ensure that Tower Hill continues to enroll promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn contribute to the community as a whole. 

    The ideal candidate should be a team player who has a can-do spirit, warm collaborative nature, and possess superior organization and prioritization skills. She/he will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including outstanding writing and public speaking skills and the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people. This person will have a genuine empathy for prospective families and an awareness of the needs and sensitivities of parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators, and ultimately be able to manage expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and true to Tower Hill’s mission.

    Primary role and responsibility:

    • Represent Tower Hill School and serve as the face of the Lower and Middle School to the school and broader community and with prospective families while communicating the mission.  
    • Engage and inform prospective parents and students about Tower Hill School and the benefits of a Tower Hill education on an individual, small, and large group basis.  
    • Inspire the community to actively participate in admissions events including; individual and group tours, student shadow visits, Open Houses, student/observations/testing/interview, parent to parent connections, and individual family conversations.  
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies including area schools, preschools, consultants, admissions directors and organizations and create networking opportunities.  
    • Lead and develop a communications plan with prospective families to move them from inquiry to enrollment.  
    • Participate in the development of admissions materials, events and marketing practices.  
    • Assist in coordinating the systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with parents of student applicants so that the process supports and honors the student and their family.  
    • Manage parent and student expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and diplomatic.  
    • Oversee the selection process of new students including the work of the admissions and financial aid committees and maintain the school’s admissions statistics.  
    • Assist with all retention efforts. 
    • Support the financial aid process and participate in policy decisions, messaging/communications, review meetings, and efforts with community partners. 
    • Maintain a positive work environment with admissions staff including providing clear communication regarding responsibilities, practices, and feedback.  
    • Co-manage the admissions budget. 
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • 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 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 (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