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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 Math Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic and engaging math teacher who is qualified to teach all levels of upper school mathematics, and preferably including Statistics.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced math teacher who has an enthusiasm for working with high school students, excellent writing and communication skills, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and an ease in using technology and the tablet laptop as classroom tools.  A master’s degree and high school teaching experience are preferred.  The Upper School Mathematics Department works as a team in maintaining and ensuring a strong math curriculum in grades 9-12.  This position is a full-time opening for the 2018-2019 academic year, and includes being an advisor and a sponsor of assigned co-curricular activities in the Upper School.  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, and references.

 

Upper School English Teacher

English Position 2018-2019

Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, creative teacher to join a highly collaborative upper school English department.  The ideal candidate will possess an enthusiasm for working with high school students in an all-girls environment, a commitment to innovative pedagogy, and excellent writing and communication skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be an experienced English teacher who is caring, passionate, and capable of demonstrating developmentally appropriate pedagogy in teaching a wide range of literature courses from freshmen through seniors. Other important qualifications include an interest in developing interdisciplinary curriculum and a comfort and familiarity with the use of relevant technology to enhance pedagogy. 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. A bachelor’s degree is required. Three or more years of full-time teaching experience and an advanced degree are preferred. This position is full-time for the 2018-19 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.

Director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls

Harpeth Hall seeks  a dynamic and proven leader to lead the Center for STEM Education for Girls. The Director will be highly organized and a strong communicator with proven experience in STEM fields, preferably in an underrepresented field (engineering, computer science, etc.) and preferably pre-college teaching expertise. The Director will have research expertise that fosters future success in leading Center-based research and will have a demonstrated interest in and understanding of the value of girls pursuing STEM and developing STEM pathways for girls. The Director will be a fearless networker and bring strong networks in related fields to the job. Lastly, the Director will be capable of “reimagining the box” and implementing a refreshed vision for the Center. Full job description available here.

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

Middle School Physical Education Teacher

Middle School Physical Education Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a middle school physical education teacher. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative, PE teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with middle school girls, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, excellent writing and communication skills, and coaching experience. The ideal candidate is also an experienced teacher and coach capable of teaching various levels of middle school physical education and coaching competitive athletic teams.  A bachelor’s degree is required. An interest in curriculum development, at least three years of full-time teaching experience, a master’s degree, and interest in a leadership position 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 and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, references, and a statement of educational philosophy at harpethhall.org.

Staff Positions

Security Officer

Job Description:
The Security Officer works under the Security Manager to ensure overall security of the School campus, personnel and students. In the absence of the Security Manager, serves as liaison between the School and the local police and other emergency providers.

The position is hourly and non-exempt.

Duties:

  • Secures campus and personnel by patrolling campus (including but not limited to buildings, parking lots, athletic fields), monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings and access points, ensuring that window and door locks (both electronic and conventional) are in place and functioning as designed; 
  • Carries firearm and other required security items at all times;
  • Looks for points of vulnerability and reports deficiencies and vulnerabilities promptly;
  • Monitors and reports behavior of suspicious persons and movement of vehicles;
  • Logs all observations, occurrences and surveillance activities and supplies daily reports to supervisor and to other security personnel;
  • Responds quickly to alarms and to emergency calls;
  • Politely directs campus visitors to appropriate log-in points;
  • Notifies visitors using our athletic facilities without permission of our policies and procedures and politely asks that they desist from use; escorts from campus as appropriate;
  • Assists with carpool and traffic control as necessary;
  • Accompanies personnel and students between buildings and to parking lots upon request;

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Current Tennessee Armed Guard License
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Previous security experience
  • Specific and appropriate firearm training

 

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 and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and references, at www.harpethhall.org.

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Harpeth Hall School seeks an Assistant Athletic Director to join a highly collaborative and devoted Athletic Department which supports 58 teams for 5th - 12th grade girls. The ideal candidate will possess an enthusiasm for athletics in an all girls environment, is a team player, and has a passion for hard work.  An ideal candidate will have extensive coaching experience in one or more sport, a BS or BA degree, and management experience in an Athletic Department is preferred.  This position is a twelve month full-time position and will include coaching responsibilities and may include being an advisor. The position will begin July 1, 2018. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to applyClick here for full job description.

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

Coaching Positions

Upper School Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Varsity Head Volleyball Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Cross Country Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Rowing Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Tennis Coach
  • Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach

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

Middle School Coaching Positions

Both assistant and head coach openings are available for the 2018-2019 school year in these sports:

  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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