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

Academic Technology Specialist

The Harpeth Hall School seeks an Academic Technology Specialist beginning August 2019. The Academic Technology Specialist‘s primary responsibility is to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve teaching and learning. This is a full-time faculty (FLSA exempt) position that works with students and teachers in both the middle and upper schools, grades 5-12. The position will join the nine members of the Information Services department. He/she must demonstrate a desire to continue to grow as a culturally competent professional with sensitivity to the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds.   This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position.

A complete job description listing qualification and responsibilities can be found here.

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

 

Part Time Upper School Social Science Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a dynamic and engaging history teacher who is qualified to teach World History and World Cultures. The ideal candidate will be an experienced history teacher who has an enthusiasm for working with high school students, excellent writing and communication skills, and is committed to innovative pedagogy and technology in the classroom. A master’s degree and high school teaching experience are preferred. The Upper School History and Social Science Department works as a team in maintaining and ensuring a strong history curriculum in grades 9-12. This position is a part-time opening for the 2019-2020 academic year, and may include serving as 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, and references.

Middle School Science Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a full-time middle school science teacher. The ideal candidate is a 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 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. Candidates with math and science teaching experience will be given priority as it is possible this position may include one class of middle school math.  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 and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, references, and a statement of educational philosophy at https://www.harpethhall.org/

 

 

Upper School Counselor

Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic, innovative, and culturally-responsive professional to serve as an Upper School Counselor. The ideal candidate will have experience in a school setting, demonstrate classroom teaching skills, and possess an enthusiasm and commitment to working with adolescent girls. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have skills in collaborating with teachers and consulting with parents in an academic setting.  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 masters degree in counseling or related field is required.

The mission of Harpeth Hall’s Counseling Department is to be a catalyst for the growth and development of all the school’s students, particularly in the realm of emotional, social, and behavioral health.  In addition, the counseling team considers support of the faculty, administration and parent body to be essential to the overall well-being of the Harpeth Hall community and in turn for maximum development of its students.  In accord with the school’s history of excellence in educating young women, the counseling team believes its mission includes modeling excellence in every lesson taught and every counselor/student interaction. By promoting the development of self-knowledge, wellness, resiliency, and empathy in each young woman, the counseling team prepares students for meaningful higher education and responsible, productive lives.

This position begins in August of 2019.  Candidates should complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a statement of educational philosophy.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Upper School Life Balance classes

  • Collaborating with Director of College Counseling on the Senior Speaker Series

  • Counseling students individually and in groups throughout the year in grades 9 – 12

  • Attending Upper School Grade Level Advisor Lunch Meetings

  • Being an active member of the Student Support Team

  • Attending Counseling Department Meetings

  • Assisting with New Student Orientations for the Upper School in August

  • Communicating and consulting effectively with parents, via individual  meetings, grade level parent meetings, and written correspondence

  • Presenting at Grade Level Parent Nights

  • Organizing the Upper School’s annual Wellness Day

  • Collaborating with teachers and administrators  on student issues

  • Assisting Upper School Dean with Advisory Programming

  • Assisting Counseling Team with Advisory Placements in the summer months

  • Developing learning opportunities for teachers to better understand how to support students in various situations

  • Participating in counseling professional development each year

  • Participating in the life of the school through additional activities such as serving as an Advisor to a group of students

Staff Positions

Communications Manager

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a Communications Manager to work in the Strategic Communications department. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and technically savvy communicator with experience in social media, website content management systems, and content creation for a variety of channels. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-FLSA exempt position that will manage marketing and communication projects in support of the school marketing, communications, and branding strategic goals. 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 complete job description listing qualification and responsibilities can be found here.

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

Middle School Administrative Assistant

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a candidate with a bachelor's degree, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong sense of ethics, impeccable organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to coordinate tasks in a deadline-driven environment. This candidate should be able to communicate effectively and tactfully in written and verbal communication. The Middle School Administrative Assistant enjoys working with students, parents, and faculty. The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office and have a willingness to learn new technology as it becomes available and is deemed appropriate for the position. Experience working as an administrative assistant in required and experience working in a school environment is preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

●      Greet and welcome all visitors to the Middle School Office and provide assistance as needed

●      Assist students, parents, and faculty with questions, which arise daily in person, via email or telephone.

●      Maintain records of attendance for all Middle School students.

●      Provide full secretarial support to the Director of the Middle School including correspondence, agendas, reports, and presentations.  Maintain all files pertaining to the administrative office, order supplies as necessary, sort mail and assist with email for Director.

●      Maintain student files for the Middle School office.

●      Answer all incoming telephone calls to the Middle School and to the Director’s office, taking messages as needed.

●      Maintain daily schedule and appointments for Director, including coordination of various meetings.

●      Process various mailings and email communication throughout the year.

●      Coordinate responses to all resumes for job openings.

●      Collaborate on special event planning and manage facilities and catering requests.

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, resume, and references at harpethhall.org.

 

Coaching Positions

Upper School Coaching Positions

There are no US coaching positions available for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Middle School Coaching Positions

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

  • Lacrosse Head and Assistant Coach
  • 5/6 Grade Track and Field Head and Assistant Coach

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