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Faculty + Staff Positions

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  • + Admission Counselor

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve 525 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Office of Admission is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the entry-level position of Admission Counselor. Reporting to the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, the Admission Counselor will be part of a dynamic, goal-driven team responsible for recruiting, enrolling, and retaining students for grades 6 through 12. This individual will manage a caseload of prospective students from point of inquiry onward, review applications for admission, and advise prospective families, school counselors, placement directors, and other constituencies about GPS and the admission process.
    The Admission Counselor must have the willingness and ability to work some extended hours, including evenings and weekends, as required. This is a salaried, full-time, 12-month position. 

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Reporting to the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, this staff member will:
    • Assist in the development and execution of a strategic vision for recruiting, enrolling, and retaining highly-qualified students with diverse experiences and backgrounds in the Middle School and Upper School;
    • Manage a caseload of families from point of inquiry through matriculation, which includes facilitating their relationships with the GPS and communicating our value proposition;
    • Accurately and professionally represent GPS to prospective students and their families through on-campus and off-campus admission events; 
    • Evaluate applications for admission in an efficient, organized, and unbiased way in accordance with the Office’s method of review; 
    • Help to plan, execute, and staff on-campus and off-campus admission events; 
    • Conduct campus tours and interviews, as well as facilitate events for prospective students;
    • Assist the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management with managing both the student and parent ambassador programs;
    • Develop positive long-term relationships with teachers, school counselors, and placement personnel at feeder schools and community-based organizations. 
    • Engaging faculty, staff, administrators, current students, current families in the admission process;
    • Share responsibility for meeting institutional enrollment goals;.
    • Provide a welcoming presence and helpful attitude when engaging with both internal and external audiences;
    • Ensure professional and effective telephone, mail, and email communications; 
    • Develop a strong understanding of the admission system (BlackBaud) and the customer relation management software (Hubspot);
    • Assist the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management with the re-enrollment of students if needed; and
    • Other responsibilities as determined by the Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer, or Director of Admission and Enrollment Management.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in an associated field;
    • Experience working independently and as part of a team in order to meet project and task deadlines as required;
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with the admission process at private or independent middle and/or high schools preferred; 
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) experience required; 
    • Familiarity with database systems strongly preferred;
    • Proficiency in HubSpot and Basecamp a plus;
    • Outstanding interpersonal and public-speaking skills, in addition to the ability to communicate effectively by phone and email, as well as through virtual and in-person settings, with many different audiences;
    • Excellent planning, problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills;
    • Ability to think in innovative and strategic ways; 
    • Perform duties independently with a high level of professionalism and accuracy in a fast-paced environment;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Ability to prioritize work assignments and juggle many projects concurrently;
    • Work effectively both independently and collaboratively and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;
    • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; and
    • Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty and staff members.
    Interested and qualified applicants, 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.
  • + Cadek Guitar and Ukulele Instructor

    About Cadek
    Cadek Conservatory of Music, founded in 1904, is a conservatory for everyone. We offer private and group music lessons for all ages, skill levels, and instruments at our three locations—Girls Preparatory School, The Bright School, and McCallie School.

    General Description
    This position reports to the Cadek Director and is part of the team of instructors at the Conservatory who provide after-school and daytime lessons at Cadek’s three locations—Girls Preparatory School, The Bright School, and McCallie. 

    The primary function of this role is to provide private guitar and ukulele lessons to children and adults of all ages and skill levels.

    Major Responsibilities
    • Actively recruit and maintain a studio of guitar students at Cadek Conservatory of Music.
    • Teach individual lessons to assigned students, beginning through advanced levels, ages 5+. 
    • Provide each student with the appropriate amount of purchased lessons, adhering to the school calendar.
    • Prepare students with performance etiquette for recitals. 
    • Hold one (1) studio recital each fall and spring semester.
    • Prepare qualified students to participate in Cadek Scholarship Auditions and other Cadek sponsored performance opportunities.
    • Conference with parents and students to address problems or provide direction on students' musical development.
    • Perform administrative tasks associated with students’ attendance, scheduling, and communications.
    • Create and host group classes, workshops, or camp opportunities throughout the year. 
    Qualifications and Requirements
    • Experience in reading and teaching rhythm, chords, and tablature for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and ukulele as requested by the student
    • Previous experience in music education is required; a degree in music preferred 
    • Strong people and communication skills and ability to work with children of all ages is required
    • Able to work with children of diverse backgrounds and abilities
    • Knowledge of Google Suite
    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 
  • + Middle School History and Spanish Teacher

    ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
    Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women since then. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve 525 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    TEACHING POSITION SUMMARY
    The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching middle school 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 an 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. This faculty member will teach introductory classes in Spanish as a second language to middle school students as well as a middle school history class in English. They will also serve in the Learning Center to offer educational support to 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 middle school Spanish 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 in Spanish or a native speaker of Spanish;
    • MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    • A minimum of three years teaching experience;
    • 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 antidiscrimination 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

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.
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