Employment Opportunities

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for Pre-K-12 teaching positions for the 2018-19 academic year. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching a range of lower, middle or upper school classes and supporting the school's mission. Ideal candidates will have some teaching experience in a lower, middle or upper school setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching children and young adults. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. Norfolk Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere, so this position requires collaborative work among faculty and administrators. We welcome energetic, flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate and grow as teachers and mentors.  Teachers at Norfolk Collegiate are expected to participate in student life initiatives such as sponsoring co-curricular and/or extracurricular activities through student clubs or athletic coaching.

Relevant bachelor’s degree required. Teaching experience, licensure, and/or relevant graduate degree preferred.

Applicants should send a completed application, resume, cover letter and references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

POSITIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR:

  • Controller - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking an experienced controller. The controller is responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial record keeping, and reporting.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience, preferably in the not-for-profit environment and will have experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge software.  A member of the administrative team, this position reports to the director of finance and operations. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Interested applicants should submit an application, cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.  

 

  • Middle and Upper School Mathematics Teacher - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking qualified applicants for a middle and upper school mathematics teaching position for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The teaching responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to pre-algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra III classes, though a background in higher levels of mathematics is preferred.  A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in a middle and/or upper school setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning.  We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults.  Candidates should be interested in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles.  The position requires collaborative work with others; therefore, this individual must be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents.  We strive to attract energetic, flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors.  Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and, if applicable, teacher certifications to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.  

 

  • Upper School Physics – Norfolk Collegiate is seeking qualified candidates for an upper school physics teacher for the 2018-19 academic year.  This position will be responsible for teaching both AP and non-AP physics and selected science and math electives,advising a small group of upper school students and supporting the school's mission.  Experience in teaching computer science a plus.  Ideal candidates will have a degree in physics or a related discipline, teaching experience in an upper school setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning.  We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults.  Candidates should be interested in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles.  This position requires collaborative work with others; therefore, this individual must be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents.  We strive to attract energetic, flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors.  Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and, if applicable, teacher certifications to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org

 

  • Upper School Dean of Students - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking qualified candidates for an upper school dean of students for the 2018-19 academic year. This position will support young people in grades 9-12 in their personal, academic and social-emotional growth.  Reporting to the head of the upper school, the upper school dean is a member of the administrative team and a visible presence throughout the upper school providing support and building relationships with students, faculty and families. The dean works collaboratively with faculty on issues related to student support, conduct and accountability and must have exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The dean also must have excellent organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with and support faculty, connect with students and provide strong peer leadership.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher, excellent knowledge of adolescent development and experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and interests. Balancing work as student advocate with responsibility for managing student conduct, the upper school dean of students plays a key role in growing and maintaining a healthy, positive school climate and culture. Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and, if applicable, teacher and/or educational leadership certifications to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Middle School English Teacher - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking qualified candidates for a middle school English teaching position for the 2018-19 academic year. This position will be responsible for teaching middle school core English classes, advising a small group of middle school students and supporting the school’s mission.  A successful candidate for this position will have excellent organizational and communication skills, experience teaching writing to adolescents, and a willingness to work with all members of the school community, as well as a strong background in  young adult, world, British, and American literature. Experience teaching selected upper school courses and English Language Learners is a plus.  Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in a middle school setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning.  We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults.  Candidates should be interested in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles.  This position requires collaborative work with others; therefore, this individual must be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents.  We strive to attract energetic, flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors.  Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and, if applicable, teacher certifications to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org

 

  • Middle School Counselor - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking an experienced middle school counselor who will offer a comprehensive program to foster student well-being and success. The ideal candidate will have experience in directing an independent school program and meeting the social-emotional needs of students, addressing academic concerns, and offering support services to students and families. A member of the middle school administrative team, this position reports to the head of the middle school. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Preferred candidates will have at least three years of school counseling experience in an independent school and hold advanced degrees in school counseling from a CACREP-certified program. Candidates with degrees in social work and/or clinical psychology will also be considered. Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org

 

  • Director of Finance and Operations - Norfolk Collegiate School seeks qualified candidates for the director of finance and operations position. The director of finance and operations is responsible for overseeing all financial activities of the school, including facilities and operations. This person assists the headmaster in preparing the annual budget, setting the school's tuition, and developing short and long-term financial plans. The director of finance and operations oversees the school’s facilities, including planning for expanded facilities and the repair and maintenance of the school’s campus. This position is the coordination authority with the chairmen of the Finance, Building and Grounds, and Investment Committees. The director of finance and operations supervises the controller, facilities manager and information technology manager. 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management or accounting required; master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in financial management; non-profit accounting experience preferred
  • Management experience required; independent school management experience preferred
  • Solid analytical, technical, organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative leadership and management
  • Comfort with multitasking and prioritizing projects
  • Knowledge of best practices in financial, human resources and facilities management
  • Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humor and a desire and ability to be a role model to faculty, staff, students, parents and other stakeholders

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Extended Care Group Leader - Norfolk Collegiate seeks to hire an extended care group leader for the after-school extended care program (2:45-5:15 p.m.). The students enrolled in the extended care programs are K-fifth-grade students.  The position requires individuals who are positive and enthusiastic with previous experience working with young children. We seek candidates who possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise activities of assigned group from school dismissal time until children are appropriately signed out at the end of the day.
  • Monitor completion of homework, providing assistance as necessary.
  • Supervise outdoor playtime daily.
  • Plan and supervise indoor activities as needed.
  • Foster positive personal relationships among children in groups.

Required Education/Background:

  • Knowledge of best practices in the education and care of young children. Some college course work in appropriate areas is preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience working with children is preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Possess patience, compassion and kindness.
  • Possess punctuality, flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.
  • Understand the mission of the school and focus on developing the whole child.
  • Take initiative and be self-motivated to engage with students.
  • Building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org

 

  • Fourth-Grade Teacher - Norfolk Collegiate School seeks qualified candidates for a fourth-grade teaching position. The ideal candidate will be experienced, enthusiastic, able to work effectively with colleagues and parents, as well as have keen insight into elementary-age children. The candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge regarding the intellectual, social, emotional and physical developmental needs of nine and 10 year olds. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered classroom environment and positive learning experience, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of students, as well as foster the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. A strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner should also be qualities this teacher possesses.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education and a kindergarten through fifth-grade teaching certification is preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience in elementary education is preferred.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Head of Middle School - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking a dynamic educational leader to head its middle school beginning in 2018-19. A co-educational, K-12 independent school enrolling over 625 students, Norfolk Collegiate is committed to a progressive program of instruction including a 1:1 iPad initiative, maker space integration, and inquiry-based, project-based learning. The middle school head is responsible for the curricular and co-curricular program in the middle school division, which has 168 students in grades 6-8. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day operation of the division, creation and maintenance of the master schedule, supervision and evaluation of faculty, coordination of the student conduct and honor system, and communication among parents, faculty and the school, including conferences and special programming. The head of the middle school reports to the headmaster and serves as a member of the senior administration team.

The successful candidate should have an advanced degree, excellent organizational and communication skills, a keen interest in middle school students, a willingness to work with all members of the school community, and the ability to lead an excellent faculty and talented student body.  Middle school teaching and/or administrative experience is preferred.  Compensation for this 12-month position is commensurate with experience.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, unofficial transcript and list of professional references to:

Middle School Search Committee
Norfolk Collegiate
7336 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA  23505
E-mail:  middleschoolsearch@norfolkcollegiate.org
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

 

  • Lower School Physical Education Teacher - Norfolk Collegiate School is seeking an experienced educator who is innovative, enthusiastic and compassionate for a full-time kindergarten through fifth grade physical education teaching position. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered positive learning environment, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students, foster their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills, as well as be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents. This teacher also shall demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner. 

The responsibilities of the lower school physical education teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate and sequential, elementary physical education program which promotes sportsmanship and a lifelong love of physical activity
  • Develop positive relationships with children and their parents
  • Develop lessons and keep records of daily lesson plans
  • Develop assessments to aid in reporting about student skill development and character to utilize in narratives and parent conferences over the course of the year
  • Write narrative reports on students and conduct parent-teacher conferences
  • Assess the development and needs of individual children on a regular basis and communicate progress to homeroom teachers, advisors and parents
  • Create a healthy, safe and multicultural learning environment  
  • Organize and maintain appropriate supplies and equipment
  • Maintain verbal and written communication with parents using a variety of modes including technology
  • Perform necessary duties and implement schedules in collaboration with other faculty
  • Plan for professional development, keeping abreast of current research and practices in Physical Education, child development, and equity and justice issues
  • Maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and concussion awareness
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional and school-wide levels

Experience and Qualifications:                                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required
  • Master’s degree in physical education or similar field is preferred
  • At least two years of elementary school physical education teaching experience is required
  • Successful completion of all teaching requirements as well as all course work required to obtain (or working towards a) teaching certification in Virginia
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management and learning assessment
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Lower School Technology Integration Specialist - The lower school technology integration specialist will work collaboratively with teachers to provide support and assistance in the integration of instructional technology across the curriculum. The technology integration specialist will serve as an advocate for instructional technology initiatives and support implementation of the strategic instructional technology plan.

Instructional Technology Integration:

  • Work with teachers to identify and collaboratively plan the integration of technology and multimedia into specific units or lessons, including in-class assistance as needed
  • Provide individual and group instruction with teachers and students in the use of various instructional technologies including iPads and SMART Boards
  • Work with the information technology staff to provide minor trouble-shooting of computer equipment in labs and classrooms
  • Disseminate information regarding technology integration best practices and promote the sharing of resources and ideas at the lower school
  • Serve as a member of the instructional technology and communication arts team to communicate developments and suggestions regarding instructional technology initiatives

News Broadcast:

  • Work with students, teachers, and administrators to coordinate, write and produce the WNCS morning news broadcast

Lower School Typing Program:

  • Provide direct instruction to each third-grade homeroom in essential typing skills

Reports to:  Head of Lower School

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in educational technology or related field is required.
  • Experience in an education environment, specifically K-12, is preferred.
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, iPads, Android, Windows Server and iOS devices.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education, iOS device management and other cloud-based services.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Substitute Teachers - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for substitute teaching positions for the current academic year. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, teaching a range of high school, middle school and lower school classes, proctoring study halls, and supporting the school's mission as needed. Ideal candidates will have some teaching experience in a lower, middle or upper school setting, and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. The position requires collaborative work with other teachers and administrators. Norfolk Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere. We welcome energetic and flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors. 

Applicants should send a completed application, resume, cover letter and references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

  • Athletic Coaches - Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for various athletic coaching positions for the current academic year. Coaches at Norfolk Collegiate serve a crucial function in supplementing the education of children who attend our school.  Our robust athletic department helps in the development of the minds, bodies, and characters of our students, and coaches, like teachers in the classroom, serve as guides and mentors to this process.  To coach one of the athletic teams at Norfolk Collegiate, an individual must demonstrate a caring and nurturing attitude toward young people and must seek to provide a positive but challenging learning environment for our athletes to develop the ability to push themselves and their teammates to achieve their goals through hard work, discipline, and a positive attitude.  Coaches at Norfolk Collegiate must demonstrate knowledge in their particular sport and must be able to transmit that knowledge to athletes under their charge.

Applicants should contact Jon Hall, director of athletics, at jhall@norfolkcollegiate.org for more information.

 

  • Bus Drivers - Norfolk Collegiate School seeks part-time bus drivers for the current school year. Responsibilities include afternoon and occasional evening driving of athletic teams for practices and games. From time to time, there will also be opportunities to drive students and teachers to field trips during the school day. Drivers are expected to have an up-to-date CDL with and S or P endorsement and will be paid $15 per hour with a $40 per trip minimum. Interested candidates should contact the Athletic Director Jon Hall at 757.480.2885 or jhall@norfolkcollegiate.org.