Founded in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is an independent, single-sex, boarding school that is fully dedicated to its mission of preparing young women to “shape a changing world.” Located in the historic New England village of Farmington, Connecticut, Miss Porter's school maintains a diverse student body of around 315 girls in grades 9-12 and is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world-class faculty. We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.

Teaching at Miss Porter’s

Miss Porter’s is committed to offering a distinctive, student-centered curriculum that helps girls to build skills in the traditional liberal arts while also specifically preparing them for successful careers and lives of purpose in a dynamic, fast-paced future.  We pride ourselves in offering an interdisciplinary, experiential, collaborative, and project-based curriculum that requires students to explore and address the authentic problems facing our world today.  Through this curriculum, students will become — in the words of our mission — “informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”

Teaching Positions

PENN RESIDENCY MASTER'S IN TEACHING

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

 

The University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading Independent Schools. The Independent School Teaching Residency program enables aspiring and early career teachers to receive a master’s degree in education while completing an intensive teaching fellowship at a host partner school. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the independent schools’ unique settings, the program features intensive on-site sessions in combination with innovative and collaborative online learning.

We are currently accepting applicants for the Penn Fellowship in all positions for the 2022-2023 school year. If you wish to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Physics and Engineering Teacher

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Sections of regular Physics and Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Physics
  • Other courses may include Astronomy/Cosmology, and courses within the Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship such as Engineering, Mechanical Design, Robotics, and others.

Note:

  • Courses are taught in an intensive format meeting 90 minutes per day for a 10-11 week trimester. 
  • A full teaching load includes the equivalent of two classes per trimester (six classes over the course of the year

Other responsibilities

  • Management and supervision of the Innovation Lab
  • Co-curricular and residential life duties as assigned
  • Advising

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: 

 

Tim Quinn

Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty

tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Teacher

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Multiple sections of Introduction to Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 
  • Other courses may include Coding and Programming, Mobile App Development, Game Design, Web Development, and Entrepreneurship 

Note:

  • Courses are taught in an intensive format meeting 90 minutes per day for a 10-11 week trimester. 
  • A full teaching load includes the equivalent of two classes per trimester (six classes over the course of the year

Other responsibilities

  • Management and supervision of the Innovation Lab
  • Co-curricular and residential life duties as assigned
  • Advising

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Quinn

Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty

tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Staff Positions

Job Title

Academic Office Assistant

FLSA

Non-Exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Reports to
COA

Travel
N/A

      • Manage daily attendance for academic programs, community events, required programming
      • Coordinate and manage daily Study Hall 
      • Manage off campus field trip approvals and logistics 
      • Support Department Chairs with coordination of the academic program including such things as generating the annual textbook list and summer reading guide 
      • Work closely with the Registrar to coordinate and maintain yearly academic calendar as well as other academic related tasks
      • Collaborate on planning and support for important school events (e.g. Family Weekend, Graduation, etc.) 
      • Provide administrative support for Porter’s Global and the Institute for Global Education and the Office of Equity & Inclusion.  
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must have strong knowledge of and facility with Google Suite and Office software products.
  • Willingness to learn Blackbaud Computer Software and other technology platforms. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform tasks accurately and independently.
  • Resourceful and capable of independent learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation. 
    • Office environment
  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

 

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:  tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Miss Porter’s School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Smoke Free Environment

Title

Volunteer Manager

Job Status
Full Time – Calendar Year

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Director of Alumnae and Parent Engagement

Travel Required
Some – As Needed

At the direction of the Director of Alumnae and Parent Engagement, the Volunteer Manager will execute Miss Porter’s School’s efforts to strategically recruit, train, motivate, retain, and steward family and alumnae volunteers. The Volunteer Manager will design and execute a strategy that resonates with a larger portion of the Miss Porter’s School community and supports the work of the Development and Alumnae Relations program as it seeks to increase opportunities for meaningful engagement.

    • Champion the Office of Alumnae and Development’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts, including a commitment to anti-racism, the dismantling of systemic hierarchies that marginalize people based on identity and efforts to ensure that all volunteers belong to the community of Miss Porter’s School.
    • Plan and execute a yearly or bi-yearly Volunteer Summit, with both virtual and in-person components.
    • Increase the offerings for strategic volunteer engagement.
    • Work with the members of the Alumnae and Development team to identify and engage a cycle of Reunion chairs each year.
    • Recruit, train, motivate, and retain a group of committed volunteers who will support the mission of MPS
    • Interface with more than 150 volunteers who serve as Reunion chairs, Class Representatives, Second Head of School Committee, Alumnae Board members, Parent Leadership Committee members, and Regional Club heads.
    • Manage the Nominating Committee on the Alumnae Board with a goal of evaluating overall volunteer interest and selecting new members for the Alumnae Board.
    • Work with the Alumnae Board’s Connections and Events Committee to plan and execute a yearly Day of Service for Ancients all over the country.
  • Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • Knowledge of G-suite, database management, and other technical competencies. Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation. 
  • One to three years of experience in a non-profit or related advancement experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with direct mail, handwritten notes, and volunteer management.
  • Ability to lead projects to completion; and the ability to plan, set and achieve meaningful objectives.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain meaningful professional relationships.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required.
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  • Ability to travel as needed, including driving.
  • Ability to move around campus, through buildings and climb stairs.
  • Sitting at a desk and using a computer much of the time.
  • During meetings and events, ability to carry/lift up to 25 pounds to set up décor or materials.
  • At events, time spent standing/walking.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Miss Porter’s School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:  careers@missporters.org

Job Title
Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Job Status
Full Time; Non-Exempt calendar year

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Campaign Director

Travel Required
Some – As Needed

At the direction of the Campaign Director, execute Miss Porter’s School’s efforts to successfully engage, thank and steward donors. The Assistant Director of Donor Relations will design and execute a strategy that supports the work of the Development and Alumnae Relations program as it seeks increased support from donors and friends of Miss Porter’s School.

  • Commitment to the mission and Community Call to Action of Miss Porter’s School and dedication to our effort to become an anti-racist institution. Demonstrated ability to work with and respect a diverse population of alumnae and colleagues across a dynamic educational campus.
  • Create, execute, and maintain a stewardship action rubric to be used by members of the Alumnae and Development team to ensure even, actionable, appropriate, and consistent recognition of donors.
  • Participate in strategic planning and reporting meetings.  Work with the Director of Operations and the Controller to create reports for annual quantitative and qualitative impact reporting to donors.
  • Work with major gifts team to create and execute personalized stewardship plans and visits for select leadership donors.
  • Work with the Multimedia Designer and the Communications Office to create and distribute appropriate content of print and digital outreach in support of donor recognition.
  • With the Director of Gift Planning, manage events and direct mail, and online stewardship components of Moonbeams Circle planned giving society.
  • Work closely with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure existing and new donor supported scholarships are awarded annually.
  • Collaborate with the Annual Giving Office to thank and steward members of the Ivy Society and donors of restricted annual fund priorities.
  • Develop and manage a process for the management and execution of scholarship thank you letters, MPS ring thank you letters, Teaching Chair letters, Awards reporting, student art usage, and foundation endowed speakers fund reporting.
  • Responsible for tracking all named spaces and funds. Work with the Director of Campus Planning and Design to create and manage a process for creating and installing appropriate campus plaques/signs and other physical donor recognition.
  • Assist with Alumnae and Development campus-wide events as necessary such as the Evan Burger Donaldson ’51 Achievement Award Program, Grandparent’s Day, Annual Giving recognition programming, Sarah Porter Society gatherings, 50th Reunion celebrations, Founder’s Day.
  • Manage MPS Ring Program that provides a graduates’ ring to current students.
  • Work with administrative assistant to maintain record coding, filing, and scanning of supporting fund documents. 
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • One to three years of experience in donor relations or related advancement experience.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and familiarity and comfort with evolving technologies.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience with direct mail, handwritten notes, and volunteer management.
    • Ability to lead projects to completion; and the ability to plan, set and achieve meaningful objectives.
    • Proven ability to create and maintain meaningful relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and donors.

    Availability to work evenings and weekends as required.

  • Ability to travel as needed, including driving.
  • Ability to move around campus, through buildings and climb stairs.
  • Sitting at a desk and using a computer much of the time.
  • During meetings and events, ability to carry/lift up to 25 pounds to set up décor or materials.
  • At events, time spent standing/walking.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Miss Porter’s School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your letter of interest electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:
Email: careers@missporters.org

Coaching Positions

All coaching positions have been filled at this time.

For those interested in non-faculty positions, please email a resume and cover letter to:

careers@missporters.org

Please include job title in your subject line.

Porter's policies

Miss Porter’s School is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We seek to promote diversity through our programs and hiring.

This policy is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff about the nature of sexual harassment; to encourage members of the Porter’s community to discuss offensive conduct early to prevent such behavior and to stop it from escalating; and to eliminate any harassing behavior that may already exist.

Miss Porter’s School is a community in which all members have rights to feel safe and respected, and to live, work and learn in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature can undermine these rights. It is the policy of Porter’s that no member of the school may sexually harass another.

Sexual harassment encompasses behavior that is subtle and ambiguous as well as that which is direct and overt. It may involve peers, but it is especially serious when it involves a relationship of authority. Under no circumstances will a sexual relationship between an adult member of the community (someone over 18 not in the status of a student) and a Porter’s student be construed as consensual.

In determining whether behavior deemed offensive by the individual to whom it is directed constitutes sexual harassment and, if so, the severity of the harassment and the school’s response, the range of the circumstances will be considered. Circumstances may include the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the alleged offensive conduct. Perpetrators as well as victims of sexual harassment can be male or female, students, faculty, spouses or staff. Those who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.

No one should be inhibited from making a complaint of what he or she considers to be harassment for fear of reprisal. Therefore, any form of threat or retaliation against anyone who in good faith makes a complaint of sexual harassment is itself a violation of this policy and is cause for discipline. Violation of this policy, whether intended or not, will not be tolerated. The procedures that Porter’s follows are designed to ensure that incidents of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly, and that corrective actions will be taken immediately.

(excerpted from full Sexual Harassment Policy)

In accordance with Connecticut law, smoking is prohibited in all student-occupied and employee work areas.  All on-campus school housing units are considered non-smoking units.  Employees, occupants and guests are expected to refrain from smoking inside school housing, on campus grounds including athletics fields, etc.  Miss Porter’s School is a smoke free community.