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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  • + GPS - McCallie | Coordinator of Rowing

    The GPS and McCallie Coordinator of Rowing will be an essential member of a comprehensive interscholastic program that supports and develops young women and men in grades 9-12. Reflecting the principles of the GPS and McCallie school mission statements, the Coordinator will be working closely with a team of coaches, administrators, and other support personnel to deliver a safe, instructional program that teaches and promotes the benefits of rowing to students.
     
    The Coordinator has joint and equal responsibilities to both schools, will oversee a new $5M facility, and be responsible for scheduling events, managing upkeep, cleanliness, and program safety. GPS and McCallie will share the compensation for the Coordinator and will appoint separate head coaches who will work with the Coordinator as well as with their respective Athletic Directors.
     
    Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to gpsmccallierowing@gmail.com.
     
    Coordinator of Rowing Responsibilities

    Training
    • Assist the head coaches in designing and implementing a program-wide training plan with performance goals for athletes and to develop consistent teaching techniques and vocabulary.
    • Facilitate an all-inclusive team environment for McCallie and GPS coaches and athletes.
    • Help foster a positive and productive environment for fellow coaches and athletes.
    • Maintain program-wide race schedule that is consistent for both schools and organize team travel (e.g., transportation, hotels, etc.) for both schools.
    • Create a facility use schedule (launch schedule, land equipment use rotation, A/V use)
    Coaches
    • Maintain records of current boating licenses, boat registrations and CPR/First Aid/AED certifications for coaches.
    • Verify that safety policies are followed by coaching staffs from both schools.
    • Assist with the identification and recruitment of new coaches as needed.
    Equipment
    • Maintain an accurate inventory of equipment shells, oars, launches, etc.
    • Assist coaches with minor boat repair and maintenance.
    • Support the coaches in keeping all equipment in proper working order; fill out work orders for damaged equipment and extensive repairs; be informed of and communicate appropriately regarding insurance coverage and claims.
    • Oversee the scheduling of the rowing facility in accordance with GPS activities, and schedule all out of season use of the facilities, i.e., summer training sessions, youth rowing camp schedules, facility rental/club activities, etc.
    Communication
    • Serve as a liaison between coaches and athletic departments of both schools.
    • Coordinate McCallie and GPS rowing parent social events.
    • Maintain good relationships with local media and coordinates social media efforts for both McCallie and GPS with regards to rowing.
    Coordinator of Rowing Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred
    • Previous rowing experience at the college varsity or club level
    • Previous coaching experience at the scholastic varsity or college varsity level
    • Familiarity with budget management and program entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA recruiting rules and practices
    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
    • USA Rowing membership
     
    Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the Schools’ 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 Schools to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The Schools’ 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 Schools’ equal employment opportunity policy.
  • + Middle and Upper School Art 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 exemplary teaching candidate should demonstrate a strong educational and academic understanding of varying types of visual art and art media and a passion for inspiring creativity in students. Additionally, they will also have experience in designing an arts curriculum with interdisciplinary connections as well as varied pedagogical strategies and student-centered teaching methods. A preference will be given to candidates who also have an AP certification and experience in teaching AP Arts and Design courses as well as college portfolio development.
     
    TEACHING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Division Heads, GPS teachers are expected to do the following:
    • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students in visual art and media 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;
    • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the co-developed arts curriculum;
    • Adapt the visual art course curriculum for individual or small group instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
    • Prepare student artwork for on-campus and regional gallery exhibitions;
    • Assist students in creating portfolios for college and arts intensive program applications, as well as regional and national arts competitions for recognition, awards, and scholarships;
    • Evaluate student progress and, with the assistance of support services, develop a path for all students to meet course standards in knowledge and skills;
    • Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program; and
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or Upper or Middle School Division Heads.

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in art, art education, or a related field; MA, MFA, or MEd highly desirable;
    • AP certification preferred but not required;
    • A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience at the middle or upper school level;
    • Understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support, guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths and hopes for their futures;
    • Demonstrated commitment to building cultural competencies and empowering students to engage across differences;
    • A desire to be a school educator both inside and outside the classroom;
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills; and
    • Outstanding and varied written and verbal communication skills.
    TO APPLY:
    Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here.

    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 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.
     
     
  • + Middle School Music Teacher and Orchestra and Band Director | Cadek Music Conservatory Coordinator

    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 exemplary teaching candidate should demonstrate a strong educational and academic understanding of varying types of music and a passion for inspiring creativity in students. Additionally, they will also have experience in designing a music curriculum for all middle school ages and abilities with interdisciplinary connections as well as varied pedagogical strategies and student-centered teaching methods. A preference will be given to candidates who have experience in multiple instruments as well as voice.
     
    MUSIC TEACHING AND DIRECTING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Division Heads, GPS teachers are expected to do the following:

    • Teach an introductory exploring music course (6th grade), and direct the middle school orchestra and the middle school band (7th and 8th grade);
    • Design and offer an after-school advanced orchestra opportunity for middle school students;
    • In concert with the music department faculty at McCallie, GPS’s brother school, coordinate, lead, and direct the coordinate Honors Orchestra program;
    • Lead the school’s string quartet, Tango, and direct performances at various community events;
    • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students in music education and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and varied interest levels of the students;
    • Plan, develop, and execute music lessons that reflect the shared artistic curriculum;
    • Conduct and manage all aspects of the music concerts to include artistic direction, planning and organizing, scheduling and managing dress rehearsals, student supervision, and communicating and liaising with all parties involved, including student musicians, parents, and performing arts coordinator; and
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or Upper or Middle School Division Heads.

    CADEK COORDINATOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Coordinate registration for all Cadek programs at GPS and other site(s);
    • Align schedules for Cadek instructors, facilities, and registrants;
    • Communicate with instructors and consumers regarding variety of scheduling and other matters;
    • In coordination with the Cadek Director, manage recruitment and evaluation of Cadek instructors;
    • Coordinate evaluation of students for proper matching with instructors, appropriate programming, and scholarship eligibility;
    • Partner with GPS Marketing and Communications on key messages and advertising to promote the program within the GPS and broader Chattanooga community;
    • Coordinate billing matters, check requests, and invoices with the Assistant to the Head of the Middle School as well as the Business Office; and
    • Assess and enhance current programs as well as propose and develop new Cadek programs. 

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree required in music, music education, or related field; MA, MM, or MEd preferred;
    • A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience;
    • Experience in music instruction, as an instructor and musician, preferred;
    • Mastery of at least one string or wind instrument; experience with chamber and/or symphonic music preferred; experience in voice instruction preferred but not required;
    • Advanced skills in sight-reading, musical analysis, and transposition;
    • Competence in selecting a variety of age-appropriate music in standard literature and arrangements for successful growth for each unique ensemble;
    • Knowledge and understanding of all instruments used in orchestral performance; keyboard skills 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 hopes for their futures; 
    • Demonstrated personal alignment with the school’s mission and values 
    • Extraordinary attention to detail and responsiveness to families; and
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
    TO APPLY:
    Interested and qualified candidates, please click here.

    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

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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