Employment

OVERVIEW OF THE HARPETH HALL SCHOOL

The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past.

The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville. In 2001, a new 20,000 square foot library opened and serves as the information and technology hub of the school. In 2005, the new Middle School opened, to be followed in 2007 with a new Upper School building. All three bring state-of-the-art teaching methods to the classroom. In 2014, a 60,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center opened. Three campus art studios and a modern photography lab also create a dynamic atmosphere. Excellent athletic facilities include a track, lacrosse, and soccer complex as well as the state's first synthetic turf field for soccer/lacrosse, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, and softball fields.

Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. In 1999, Harpeth Hall piloted its one-to-one laptop program. That program expanded to grades 7-12 in 2001 and to grades 5 and 6 in 2005. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.

The Harpeth Hall School does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal law.

Faculty Positions

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, creative Spanish teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with high school students, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, and excellent writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Spanish teacher capable of teaching the language at all levels, including Advance Placement. Other important qualifications include the desire to work in a tablet laptop environment, the willingness to implement technology to facilitate teaching and learning and an interest in the development of interdisciplinary curricula in the target language. The successful candidate will have cultural competence in multicultural classrooms and sensitivity to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds. A candidate who is qualified to teach more than Spanish will be given special consideration, and a master’s degree in Spanish is preferred. This position is part-time for the 2017-18 academic year, and may include being an advisor and sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities in the Upper School. Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Middle School Science Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a full-time middle school science teacher. The ideal candidate is dynamic, creative, science teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with middle school students, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, excellent writing and communication skills, and a comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance learning. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher capable of teaching various levels of middle school science. A bachelor’s degree is required. An interest in curriculum development, at least three years of full-time teaching experience, and a master’s degree are preferred. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Visual Arts Teacher

Harpeth Hall seeks a visual art teacher with at least three years of experience who is capable of teaching a range of media at the upper and middle school levels. The ideal candidate is also a team player- someone willing to join our department in discussion, capable of working well with others, and is open, honest, and competent in both written and verbal communication. Other important qualifications include someone who is caring, passionate, and has a specific interest in all-girls’ education. AP Studio Art teaching experience is preferred along with a willingness to participate in a summer AP training during June or July 2017. Lastly, the candidate should be comfortable with technology such as Google Drive, and possess a willingness to learn technology systems necessary for daily classroom use. This is a full time position for the 2017-18 academic year. It also may include being an advisor and sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Staff Positions

College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling

Harpeth Hall is expanding the College Counseling Office from two full-time College Counselors to three full-time College Counselors to meet the needs of students and parents. Harpeth Hall seeks an applicant with experience in either selective college admission or college counseling to apply for the position of College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling who will join the Director of College Counseling and Associate Director of College Counseling.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree (master's preferred), possess excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to coordinate tasks in a deadline-driven environment, proficiency in Microsoft Office, experience with Naviance WorkSpaceK12 preferred, a strong sense of ethics, a desire to continue to grow as a culturally competent educator, sensitivity to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds, a willingness to spend some evening and weekend hours in job-related duties as well as participating in or supporting school events and activities, and a desire to work with students. The position will include some travel to colleges, universities, and professional conferences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the individual students in his/her assigned caseload
  • Counseling the student and her family through every stage of the college admission process, including applications for merit scholarships and applying for financial aid
  • Communicating effectively with parents, via individual student/parent meetings, parent informational meetings, and written correspondence
  • Establishing relationships with college Admission Officers on behalf of the school and the students
  • Serving as the student’s advocate throughout the college search and application process
  • Writing a counselor recommendation for each student in his/her caseload
  • Planning and conducting parent meetings and student seminars
  • Execution of administrative duties as part of the College Counseling team
  • Continually learning about a wide variety of college options
  • Participating in the life of the school through additional activities such as serving as an Advisor to a group of students

In addition, there may be duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling or Head of School. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Harpeth Hall is an independent 5-12 day school for girls with over 150 years of experience in education for young women. Harpeth Hall is dedicated to academic excellence and to teaching girls to think critically, lead confidently, and live honorably. The total school enrollment is 686, with 402 girls in the Upper School and a graduating senior class of 103.

Harpeth Hall is committed to hiring and retaining superior faculty and staff, and offers excellent salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience. To learn more about The Harpeth Hall School, please visit the website at www.harpethhall.org.

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.

Questions about the position should be directed to Jenny Byers, Director of College Counseling

(byers@harpethhall.org or 615-346-0080).



Director of Finance and Operations, July 2017

Click here for position description and application instructions for the position of Director of Finance and Operations.

Controller

Click here for position description. Interested candidates should complete the online application including letter of interest, curriculum vita, and references.

Coaching Positions

Upper School Coaching Positions (2016-2017 school year)

  1. Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach
  2. Pole Vault Coach

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.

Middle School Coaching Positions (2016-2017 school year)

Both assistant and head coach openings available.

  1. Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach
  2. Assistant Softball Coach
  3. Pole Vault Coach

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.