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.
  • Long-Term Substitute (Lower School - 3rd Grade)

    Tower Hill School seeks a Lower School third-grade teacher for a long-term sub position from April 15 to November 1, 2019. Teaching duties include grade-level meetings, planning educational trips, lunch duties and other duties as assigned. Please send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Art Hall at recruiting@towerhill.org.
  • Long-Term Substitute (Middle School Science)

    Tower Hill School seeks a Middle School Science teacher for a long-term sub position from March 1 to May 30, 2019. Teaching duties include 5th and 6th-grade science, advisory, study hall and other duties as assigned. Please send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Art Hall at recruiting@towerhill.org.
     

Staff Openings

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  • Controller

    Position Summary
    Under direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger and budgets, providing oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities.  The Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the Board, Finance, Audit, Investment and Buildings & Grounds Committees and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

    The Controller will oversee day-to-day finance operations of a budget of approximately $22 million and have functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, student billing, and payroll.  The Controller will ensure that the school has the systems and procedures in place to support effective and timely reporting and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.

    In addition, s/he will partner with the CFO and senior leadership to ensure administrative functions (finance, HR, Facilities and Information Systems) are both efficient and effective in executing their core responsibilities.


    Duties and Responsibilities
    Finance and Accounting Leadership
    • Maintain all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Coordinate all audit activity, including financial statement and tax return preparation.
    • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep the CFO abreast of the school’s financial status.
    • Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
    • Support the CFO in engaging the Board’s Audit, Finance, Investment and Buildings & Grounds Committees with accurate, timely and relevant information.
    • Oversee all financial reporting, monitoring that expenditures are consistently aligned with program budgets; ensure that all external reporting is compliant with requirements.
    • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting.
    • Continuously collaborate with program directors to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
    • Record all investment activity from the endowment, ensuring that activity is consistent with investment guidelines and donor intentions.
    • Oversee the reporting of all capital activities related to physical plant and IT.
    • Work closely with Development on gift accounting and reporting, ensuring that all activity is compliant with donor restrictions.

    Supervision
    • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
    • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

    Qualifications
    This is an excellent opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of non-profit accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in the independent school sector or, alternately, experience in a complex nonprofits with multiple programs and expanding operations.

    Other qualifications include:
    • Minimum of a BA in accounting. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
    • Solid experience coordinating audit services and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, account reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, and accounting for gifts, investments and capital expenditures.
    • Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.  Experience in Financial Edge or similar general ledger package required
    • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a high-quality team with diverse strengths; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly, leveraging the strengths of the current finance team members.
    • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, Board and other outside partners.
    • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including financial and non-financial managers.
    • Experience and ability to work closely with all administrative areas, ranging from HR, IT and Facilities to Admissions and Development.
    • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the school’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance.
     
    To Apply
    Please submit applications to Assistant Head of School Art Hall at ahall@towerhill.org.


    FLSA Classification

    This position is classified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.
     
  • Day Camp Counselor

    Applicants must love working with children and be at least 18 years of age. Prior experience with children ages 3-12 is preferred. CPR and first aid training a bonus. Contact Cindy Sardo at 302-575-0550 to schedule an interview.   

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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