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 Mark Vosskamp, CFO, by email or phone at 423.634.7632.

Faculty + Staff Positions

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  • + Assistant Director of Summer Camp

    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 520 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 Assistant Director of Summer Camp reports to the Director of Camps and Clinics and will work with the Director in the creation and implementation of summer camp. This position will help plan and create curriculum for diverse camp experiences and also assist in hiring and training staff and camp counselors for the summer. The Assistant Director to camp is critical in logistics and running behind the scenes of camp all the while keeping a high morale for camp. This position runs April through August, though is part-time with flexible hours in April and August and full-time during June and July.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assist in the planning, supervision, and execution of all activities related to GPS Camps;
    • Coordinate the hiring, training, and management of Camp Directors and Counselors;
    • Co-write a training manual and presentation for all staff and counselors;
    • Facilitate with Director of Camps and Clinics the camp training for staff and counselors in late May;
    • Partner with the Admission department to ensure that campers experience GPS as future Bruisers and get to know the Admission team;
    • Build memorable and meaningful, girl-centered camp experiences that will be unique for our market, capitalizing on cultural trends and market conditions;
    • Work with Director of Camps and Clinics on Camp K and Bruiser Camp curriculum to reflect GPS culture and community;
    • Oversee Camp K execution including, but not limited to: support pick up and drop off, counselor rotations, half- and full-day options and transitions, substitute for Director of Camps and Clinics when needed;
    • Partner with Director of Camps and Clinics to order camp supplies and swag materials;
    • Facilitate program registration and billing and all related operational functions;
    • Manage and organize data on program participants and keep data integrity to ensure its accuracy when transferred to the CRM for admission pipeline development;
    • Utilize email, phone, and other methods of communication with camp community members; and
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Camps and Clinics.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as education or communications;
    • Experience managing staff including both adults and high school-age student counselors;
    • Outgoing and engaging personality with the ability to articulate the value of GPS to prospective families;
    • Understanding of and commitment to the educational practices which inspire young girls and women;
    • Evidence of entrepreneurial spirit and ability to take initiative and thoughtful risks;
    • Exceptional organizational, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • Strong technology skills to include Google Suite, social media, and database management;
    • Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty and staff members; and
    • Experience in single-sex education preferred.
    Interested applicants, please 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.
  • + Director of Annual Giving

    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 520 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.
     
    General Description 
    The strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual fund program for unrestricted giving, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives designed to cultivate, solicit and steward alumnae, current and past parents and grandparents, friends, and other Impact giving constituents.
     
     Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with the Development team to create and communicate messaging on the importance of supporting GPS through the unrestricted giving by increasing outreach and understanding;
    • Establish alumnae class giving and participation goals for all reunion classes, and take the lead in working with volunteers to meet goals;
    • Establish target ask amounts for all active alumnae, current and past parents and grandparents, friends, and other Annual Fund giving constituents;
    • Recruit and train co-chairs for Annual Fund, Parents’ Fund, and Grandparents’ Fund;
    • Partner with the Development team to recruit, train, and manage all volunteers working to cultivate, solicit, and steward Annual Fund prospects or to assist with fundraising events;
    • Manage a portfolio of 100-150 assigned Annual Fund prospects ($1-$5,000) to build and strengthen pipeline donor relations with GPS;
    • Design and implement the quarterly multimedia Annual Fund appeal strategy for all constituencies in partnership with the Marketing & Communications and Development Teams;
    • Develop strategies for cultivating, acquiring, and stewarding graduates of the last decade; and
    • Work with Development Team to plan, develop content for, and conduct GPS Development events designed to solicit and steward Annual Fund donors including Grandparents' Day, Phone-a-thons, Senior Class Campaign events, Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign meetings, and other Annual Fund events.  

    General Skill & Experience Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of annual fund campaigns experience, preferably in independent schools, and two or more years of volunteer management experience;
    • Understanding of women's philanthropy, current giving trends, and factors that influence constituent giving;
    • Ability to convey the value proposition for girls’ education and supporting the work of GPS for prospects who may or may not have daughters;
    • Willingness to seek professional development and learning to build the skills needed to successfully raise support for GPS;
    • Act in congruence with the school’s stated values of honor, respect, curiosity, individuality, and relationships; 
    • Ability to identify and establish connections with donor prospects, analyze their needs, and develop strategies to capture the interest of these prospects and make the connection to the work of GPS in ways that build and maintain donor loyalty and trust;
    • Professional demeanor, good judgment, and the ability to work independently yet collaboratively in a goal-oriented team environment; 
    • Must possess a personable demeanor, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be engaged in the life of the school;
    • Proficiency in social media, Google Suite, and constituent, relational databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge NXT by Blackbaud; and
    • Demonstrated project management skills working specifically with multifaceted projects and diverse constituents.
     
    Competencies
    •  Alignment with the GPS Mission and Values; and
    • Commitment to professional development and self-improvement.
     
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Generally works in standard office conditions and climate; and
    • Ability to work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
    Interested candidates, please 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.
  • + Middle and Upper School School Physical Education Teacher and Coach

    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 550 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and co curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.

    TEACHING POSITION SUMMARY:
    The ideal candidate is a physical education teacher who leads through a variety of games and activities sequenced to develop an enthusiasm for physical activity and lifelong fitness. He or she will engage students in leadership opportunities to build both skills and confidence. The teacher is knowledgeable and able to present students with information and the means to develop a healthy appreciation of lifelong fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Class activities offer play that stretches present ability and develops unexplored skills. Team, individual, and group work are a vital part of the physical education curriculum, which is designed to build each student’s ability to lead, follow, and work with classmates toward common success. Positive character traits are encouraged with an emphasis on fair play, effort, consideration, cooperation, diligence, and an attitude of contribution to the whole. 

    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 every day as teammates—striving for excellence toward an ambitious goal and developing the fundamental values of discipline and self-improvement—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 student-athletes who are involved at the varsity and middle school levels. GPS has a proud athletic history with 63 state championships won in 15 total varsity sports.  

    TEACHING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students;
    • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the co-developed physical education curriculum;
    • 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;
    • Implement and maintain a standard of performance consistent with GPS’s goals of academic and athletic excellence;
    • Evaluate student progress and develop a path for all students to meet physical education standards in knowledge and skills;
    • Attend and participate in departmental and conference meetings and other required activities;
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior;
    • Coach a minimum of two seasons with the Athletic department; preferably soccer, softball, and/or diving;
    • Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program;
    • Cosponsor or sponsor a club or school activity; and
    • Perform other duties as directed by the Head of School, Associate Head, or Division Heads.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in health and fitness, physical education, exercise science, or a related field;
    • MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    • A minimum of three years of teaching experience is required;
    • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications;
    • Ability and willingness to coach a minimum of two seasons, preferably at a varsity level;
    • Experience playing and/or coaching a team sport at the high school level, preferably soccer, softball, and/or diving; playing and/or coaching at the college level preferred;
    • 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;
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
    • Outstanding and varied written and verbal communication skills; and
    • Collegial and eager to collaborate with other faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.
    Interested and qualified applicants, please 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.
  • + Middle and Upper School Spanish and French Teacher | Longterm Substitute

    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 520 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 candidate for this position will be expected to design and maintain a class environment favorable to girls’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching girls at various grade levels and adjusting classroom management skills accordingly. The teacher will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. Daily instructional plans should demonstrate knowledge of best practice in differentiated instruction and implementation of 21st-century pedagogical approaches, encouraging student-led inquiry and creative critical thinking. 

    The teaching candidate should be a student of world languages and be able to demonstrate a deep educational and academic background in world languages, including pedagogy. The candidate must be able to teach beginning and intermediate-level Spanish and French. The ideal candidate will also have experience with interdisciplinary connections and cultivating global perspectives in students.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Division Head, GPS World Languages faculty are expected to:
    • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the World Languages curriculum;
    • Adapt World Language course curriculum for individual or small group instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
    • Evaluate student progress and, with the assistance of support services, develop a path for all students to meet course standards in knowledge and skills;
    • 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;
    • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
    • Attend and participate in departmental and conference meetings and other required activities;
    • Implement and maintain a standard of performance consistent with GPS’s goals of academic excellence;
    • Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program;
    • Know and follow school procedures and regulations; and 
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or Division Heads.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in Spanish and/or French required;
    • MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    • A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience is required;
    • Native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish and/or French;
    • Capacity and commitment to teach Introductory French, French I, and Spanish III;
    • Familiarity with and expertise in ACTFL standards;
    • 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;
    • 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 candidates, please click here to apply.

    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.

    All employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
  • + Upper School Physical Science 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 550 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 Upper School girls in the areas of physics and chemistry. The candidate 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.

    They will demonstrate an educational and academic background in various levels of science instruction, including physics and chemistry as well as diverse pedagogical techniques. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience in interdisciplinary connections, specifically within STEM-related fields as well as expertise in cultivating critical thinking and problem-solving in students.

    Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the Upper School physical science curriculum;
    • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students;
    • Employ a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, including, but not limited to, direct instruction, guided practice, demonstrations, discussions, and inquiry-based learning activities to facilitate knowledge and skill development;
    • Adapt science course curriculum for individual, small group, and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
    • Evaluate the academic and social growth of students;
    • Show an understanding of and a commitment to the importance of integrated technology in science instruction;
    • Evaluate student progress and, with the assistance of support services, determine a student’s ability to meet course standards in math-related knowledge and skills;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to ongoing professional development by engaging in departmental and institutional opportunities; 
    • Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program;
    • Co-sponsor or sponsor an Upper School club or school activity; and
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School, Associate Head of School, or Division Head.
      
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in physical science or a related field; 
    • MA or MEd is highly desirable;
    • A minimum of three years’ teaching experience is required;
    • Ability to teach upper-level physics and chemistry courses;
    • Experience teaching AP level science courses preferred;
    • Experience in developing an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum is preferred;
    • Understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support, guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths and goals for their futures; 
    • Demonstrated commitment to building cultural competencies and empowering students to engage across differences;
    • Outstanding and varied effective written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate leadership and facilitation skills; and
    • Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.

    Interested and qualified applicants, please 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

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  • + Assistant Varsity Rowing Coach

  • + Head Varsity Softball 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 co-curricular 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.
     
    Job Summary:
    The successful candidate will show the ability to provide leadership, organization, and supervision for the entire Softball 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 female student athletes so they achieve a high level of skill and an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. The candidate will also direct the activity and development of assistant and sub-varsity coaches.
     
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    · Implements and maintains a standard of performance consistent with the institution’s goals of athletic excellence while supporting the school’s standards for academic and personal discipline.
     
    · Instructs and demonstrates skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team achievement in softball, aiding the educational and individual growth of team members.
     
    · Plans and sets up activities, practices, and interscholastic contests. Develops appropriate training programs and practice schedules. Drives school vehicles and travels with athletes to and from practice and contests.
     
    · Supports and enforces school rules, emphasizes good sportsmanship in word and behavior, and advocates healthy lifestyles. Supports and advocates the school’s belief in the value of multisport participation.
     
    · Maintains a safe environment for all student athletes at all times. Supervises students at home and away games and ensures appropriate behavior.
     
    · Works closely with the athletic director in preparing practice and game schedules, purchasing uniforms, managing team equipment and supplies, and collecting necessary medical forms.
     
    · Monitors sustainable budgetary practices for the sport. Notifies the Athletic Director of facility needs or improvements as soon as possible.
     
    · Maintains appropriate certifications and training as required. Follows and maintains knowledge of all TSSAA policies, rules and procedures.
     
    · Monitors and directs the school’s social media efforts for softball. Informs local media of scores, stats, and stories related to the program.
     
    · Assists in the recruitment of student-athletes with aspirations of participating in college.
     
    · 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 softball.
    Knowledge of NFHS and TSSAA Rules for Softball.

    Interested and qualified applicants, click here to apply. 

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 Mark Vosskamp, 423.634.7632, MVosskamp@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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