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 Assistant Head of School Art Hall (ahall@towerhill.org) should you be interested in considering opportunities at Tower Hill School.

Teaching Openings

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  • Computer Science Teacher

    Tower Hill School is launching an innovative computer science curriculum based on the real-world need for computer science fluency in science, math, and business. We teach practical coding skills that will be immediately useful beyond the classroom and will help our students gain entrance to the most competitive college programs in the country.  

    This position will teach primarily in the Upper School but will have influence over curriculum taught K-12. Primary responsibilities include the teaching of an advanced computer science curriculum, teaching computer science electives, teaching in a flexible independent study format, overseeing the computer science lab, supporting asynchronous learning, supporting clubs and supporting auxiliary programs.

    Emphasizing practical coding skills, the candidate’s goal would be to help Tower Hill students use technology in creative ways to expand their understanding of other subjects. The ideal candidate will be able to help students implement real-world projects, prepare students for college, and be able to answer varied questions from self-learners.

    The ideal candidate would have:

    - A Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate (in computer science preferred but not necessary).

    - A passion for teaching.

    - Experience and interest in teaching or working with children; experience working with children in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring capacity.

    - Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example: Coaching, advising extracurricular activities, etc.

    - The ability to promote thoughtful, inquiry-focused dialogue in the classroom.

    - 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.

    - A love and enthusiasm for using technology and working with computers.

    - A wealth of real-world industry experience and technical expertise that you are eager to share; an understanding of the core concepts of professional software development;

    - Comfort leading fluid discussions: the ability to go off the lecture track to give dynamic, real-world examples and explore new metaphors on request.-
    The ability to create hands-on learning experiences that will introduce students to algorithmic thinking, coding, physical computing, and robotics using design thinking and a project-based approach.

    - Experience in web-based programming: HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

    - Familiarity with some or all of Python, Django, Wordpress, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Java, Lego Mindstorms, First Robotics, Basic and AP Computer Programming, Scratch Programming, MIT App Inventor, MATLAB, HADOOP, SQL, and Big Data tools.

    - The background to support the programming aspects of our robotics program.

    - Familiarity with, and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) integration; Ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and skills with other grade-level core teachers to provide the interdisciplinary bridge between computer science skills and topics to student interests and other academic disciplines.

    - Strong references that convey teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of computer science and technology.
  • Middle/Upper School Psychologist

    Tower Hill seeks a school psychologist who will work to support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. The successful candidate will collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school and the community for all students.
     
    In addition to providing insight to learning development, s/he will provide interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment. The psychologist will assist in the planning, development and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs; deliver a planned and coordinated program of psychological services; duties are performed in accordance with standards of professional practice and state law regarding psychology practice. 
     
    Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn including needed guidance and welfare.
     
    Qualified candidates will have experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
     
    Minimum requirements for the position:
    • Ph.D. in clinical or school psychology and licensed as a psychologist in the state of Delaware (or eligible to be licensed).
    • Experience working with children in grades 6-12 and their families, preferably in an independent or private school setting. Candidates in private practice who have experience with private school consultation may also be considered.
    • Expertise with diagnostic tools and assessments.
    • Demonstrated experience working in a diverse and inclusive community.

Staff Openings

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  • Assistant Director of College Counseling or College Counselor

    Tower Hill seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling or a College Counselor beginning on or around July 1, 2018. The ideal candidate will have admission experience at a selective college or university, college counseling experience at the secondary level, or both. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing and presentation abilities, possess strong organizational skills, and a desire to work collaboratively with all members of the school community.
     
    General Responsibilities
    • Advise and guide students and families through the college admissions process.
    • Provide financial aid counseling for students and families.
    • Write letters of reference in support of student applications.
    • Meet with and maintain strong relationships with college admissions representatives who visit the school.
    • Visit colleges and universities to maintain up-to-date information for interested students.
    • Maintain affiliations with professional organizations including, but not limited to NACAC, NAIS, ACCIS and PCACAC.
    Salary and level will be commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter, résumé and references to Art Hall (ahall@towerhill.org); no telephone inquiries please.
  • Full-Time School Nurse

    Tower Hill School seeks a full-time nurse who is committed to providing quality care to children in an independent school setting. 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/knowledge of Delaware health codes is preferred, as well as pediatric or community health experience.
  • Major Gifts Officer

    As Tower Hill School begins an ambitious capital campaign in conjunction with the celebration of its centennial anniversary, the Advancement Office seeks a strategic and energetic individual to join its team as a Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management, the Major Gifts Officer will proactively connect with alumni and parents with the goal of strengthening connections to Tower Hill and securing philanthropic support.

    GENERAL DUTIES:
    • Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $25,000 or more. Move prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation in a strategic and efficient manner. Steward prospects as appropriate.
    • Conduct regular face-to-face visits with prospects for the purpose of advancing the school’s relationship with the donor and soliciting annual fund and capital contributions. Maintain an average of 10 individual visits per month. Significant travel will be expected.
    • Create persuasive presentations and written proposals matching the interests of prospects to specific projects and programs.
    • Manage campaign volunteer committees, coordinating meetings, providing necessary lists and data, and following up as appropriate.
    • Assist with campaign related events such as dedications and cultivation luncheons and dinners.
    • Assist the Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management with other duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree and five years of advancement or related experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as superior organizational skills
    • Demonstrated success in building relationships with key stakeholders, soliciting and closing major gifts, managing volunteer committees, and approaching problems and opportunities strategically.
    • Ability to travel and work evenings/weekends as needed
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to kmumford@towerhill.org.
  • Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist (Afternoon/Evenings)

    Reporting to a senior school administrator, the After Hours Front Desk Receptionist manages visits and inquiries to Tower Hill School, as well as assists with administrative tasks as requested by other department managers in the building. Enthusiastic individuals who can work well within a collaborative team, have a desire to grow as a person and as a professional, and develop and retain positive relationships with students, staff and community are encouraged to apply. Approximate work hours are weekdays from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    - Provides front counter support including but not limited to answering phones, taking messages, directing calls, coordinating general office operations and greeting and attending to school visitors, school staff and student requests.

    - Requires knowledge of general office or professional office environment. Requires strong service-related people skills and problem-solving skills as this position is generally the first contact and has significant responsibility in representing the school. 

    - Requires strong verbal and written communication skills due to interaction with the general public, school personnel, state agencies and other agencies on a regular basis. 

    - Requires strong, positive interpersonal relationship skills between staff, parents and community members. 

    - Requires strong organizational skills to balance demands of a multi-tasking position. 

    - Requires strong technology skills in areas of office software, electronic communication, database systems, word processing, spreadsheets and office equipment; i.e. phones, fax and copier.

    - Requires conscientious attention to details, commitment to accuracy and meeting deadlines in all areas. 

    - Requires significant confidentiality responsibilities due to parent, student and staff issues. 

    - Requires adhering to school policy, rules and regulations. Must demonstrate punctuality, good attendance and strong work ethics in all areas.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Tower Hill School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies or programs.

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
 

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