Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Girls Preparatory School. We are committed to finding educators and staff who have excellent credentials and who are dedicated to educating girls and supporting girls’ education.

If you have questions about careers at GPS or need assistance, please contact Deborah Smith, Director of Human Resources, by email or phone at 423.634.5440.

Faculty + Staff Positions

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  • + Middle School History and French Teacher

    TEACHING POSITION SUMMARY:
    The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching girls at different grade levels and adjusting classroom management skills accordingly. The candidate for this position will be expected to design and maintain a class environment responsive to girls’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students. They will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. Daily instructional plans should demonstrate knowledge of best practices in differentiated instruction and 21st-century pedagogical approaches, encouraging student-led inquiry and creative critical thinking.
     
    The teaching candidate should be a student of history and world languages, possess a deep educational and academic background, and demonstrate expertise in utilizing various pedagogical techniques. The exemplary candidate will also have experience with interdisciplinary connections and cultivating global perspectives in students.
     
    TEACHING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Division Heads, this faculty member will be expected to:
     
    · Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the history and social sciences curriculum with a focus on world history and ancient civilizations;
    · Plan, develop, and execute lessons and units that reflect the French curriculum and align with ACTFL standards as well as the World Language department scope and structure;
    · Adapt course curriculum for individual or small-group instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
    · Employ a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, including, but not limited to, direct instruction, guided practice, and inquiry-based learning activities to facilitate knowledge and skill development;
    · Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the importance of technology in world language instruction;
    · Work closely with departmental colleagues to create a cohesive interdisciplinary curriculum;
    · Equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and learn from the complex and diverse world we live in;
    · Evaluate student progress and, with the assistance of support services, develop a path for all students to meet course standards in knowledge and skills;
    · Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
    · Demonstrate a dedication to ongoing professional development by taking advantage of departmental and institutional opportunities;
    · Implement and maintain a standard of performance consistent with GPS’s goal of academic excellence;
    · Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program; and
    · Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or Division Heads.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    · A bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in history or an associated field;
    · College-level coursework or a degree in French as well as an understanding of language pedagogy; native speakers of French preferred;
    · MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    · AP certification preferred but not required;
    · A minimum of three to five years’ teaching experience in French, history, and/or social studies;
    · Proficiency in educational technology and 21st-century pedagogy;
    · Understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths;
    · Demonstrated commitment to building cultural competencies and empowering students to engage across differences;
    · Demonstrated cultural awareness, an understanding of various perspectives, and the ability to interact respectfully with students of other cultures and backgrounds;
    · Excellent planning and organizational skills;
    · Outstanding and varied written and verbal communication skills; and
    · Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.

    Interested and qualified candidates, click here to apply.

    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
    genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
     
    All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.
     
     

Coaching Positions

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  • + Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach

    Girls Preparatory School inspires each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. Since that year, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve 600+ girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum which includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    ATHLETICS AT GPS:
    The GPS Athletics mission includes teaching girls to be team players, understand the importance of mental toughness, accept challenges enthusiastically, and value strength, fitness, stamina, and good health. The bonds of friendship that come from working hard everyday as teammates — striving for excellence toward an ambitious goal and developing the fundamental values of discipline and self-improvement — all are part of athletics at Girls Preparatory School.  Ultimately, the GPS athletic environment is about aiming to be the very best on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in life. That attitude is shared by the outstanding staff of award-winning GPS coaches and more than 300 athletes who are involved at the varsity and middle school level. GPS has a proud athletic history with 61 state championships won in 15 total varsity sports.
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The successful candidate will show the ability to provide leadership, organization, and supervision for the Varsity Volleyball program in a manner that aligns with the mission of the total athletic program at GPS. This individual will be responsible for providing direction, instruction, and supervision to student-athletes, so they achieve a high level of skill and an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    •    Instructs and demonstrates skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team achievement in volleyball, aiding the educational and individual growth of team members. 
    •    Implements and maintains a standard of performance consistent with the institution’s goals of athletics excellence while supporting the school’s standards for academic and personal discipline. 
    •    Assists with the planning of practices and team activities. Develops appropriate training programs and practice schedules. Travels with student athletes on the team bus to and from all games.
    •    Enforces discipline policies, emphasizes good sportsmanship in word and behavior, and advocates healthy lifestyles. Supports and advocates the school’s belief in the value of multi-sport participation.
    •    Supervises students in locker rooms at home and away games and ensures appropriate behavior. Maintains a safe environment for all student athletes at all times. 
    •    Maintains appropriate certifications and training as required. Follows and maintains knowledge of all TSSAA policies, rules and procedures. Studies and upholds department and school policy outlined in the GPS Coaches’ Handbook.
    •    Communicates and interacts thoughtfully and courteously with all students, staff, parents and officials and resolves conflict in a professional manner.  Professionally represents Girls Preparatory School at all times.

    Requirements:
    Bachelor’s Degree Expected
    A minimum of two (2) years coaching secondary volleyball, preferably female student athletes.
    Knowledge of NFHS and TSSAA Rules for volleyball.

    Interested and qualified candidates click here to apply.

    It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.

Food Services

If you are interested in applying for a position in Food Services, please contact Mr. Brad Grafton, Food Services Director, by email or by phone at 423.634.7635. 
Girls Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
 
Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Deborah Smith, Director of Human Resources, (423) 634-5440, dsmith@gps.edu205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
 
This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.  

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