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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  • Lower School Teacher

    Tower Hill School seeks responsible elementary school teachers for instructing students in grades K-4. The successful candidate will create effective lesson plans, administer praise and constructive student-centered feedback and create a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program.
     
    Primary responsibilities
    • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom
    • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities
    • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in
    • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
    • Participate in ongoing training sessions
    • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year
    • Maintain grade books
  • Middle School English Teacher (Gr. 5-8)

    Tower Hill is seeking an energetic classroom teacher to create an environment that develops student skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and that discovers and develops special talents of students in the field of English. 
     
    Essential Duties 
    1. Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition and reading.
    2. Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students
    3. Advise a group of Middle School students
  • Middle School Math Teacher (Gr. 5-8)

    Tower Hill seeks a passionate, innovative and dedicated member of the community who embraces the unique philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals and value and respect every member of the community. 
     
    Essential Duties
    1. Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom
    2. Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability
    levels in the classroom
    3. Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development and student abilities
    4. Advises a small group of Middle School students

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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