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.”

Working at a boarding school is a demanding job, and, thus, we seek candidates who are willing to work long, hard hours when school is in session, knowing that their work is worth it because they are changing lives for the better.

Miss Porter’s 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.

Open Teaching Faculty Positions
for the 2021-2022 School Year

Responsibilities:

  • We teach in a modular-block so schedule where most full credit courses are taught intensively within a trimester.  However, language courses at level 1-3 run in a year-long format in ½ blocks. 
  • A full time teaching load is the equivalent of either two block courses per trimester, four year-long courses, or 1 block course per trimester and two year-long courses.
  • Co-curricular responsibilities based on interest and expertise, potentially including participation in the afternoon program and residential program.   
  • Weekend duty 5-6 times per year.
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends.  

Responsibilities:

  • We teach in a modular-block schedule where full credit courses are taught intensively within a trimester; a full time teaching load is the equivalent of either two block courses per trimester.
  • Co-curricular responsibilities based on interest and expertise, potentially including participation in the afternoon program and residential program.   
  • Weekend duty 5-6 times per year.
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends.

If you are interested in one of the above positions please to send a resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Quinn
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty
tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Open Positions for Summer 2021 Positions

Miss Porter’s School is seeking experienced educators to teach online courses this summer to students from around the world. Courses in club language prep classes as well as for-credit courses in math and science.  

We are currently hiring for the following courses:

  • Course dates: 6/28-7/19
  • MWF 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Course dates: 6/28-7/19
  • MWF 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Course dates: 7/19-8/6
  • MWF 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Course dates: 6/28-8/9
  • MTWThF 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Course dates: 6/28-8/9
  • MTWThF 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Course dates: 6/28-8/9
  • MTWThF 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Course dates: 6/28-8/9
  • MTWThF 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The ideal candidate is oriented toward skill-building and a growth mindset. In addition to experience with classroom teaching and individualized instruction, candidates must have a strong and evolving understanding of best practices in teaching and learning in their discipline. Candidates must have experience teaching the relevant class, experience teaching online and experience using project-based learning and standards assessments. The candidate will receive support and oversight in planning, curriculum design, and using Canvas, however, they must have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

Requirements for teaching all courses:

  • Courses will be hosted on the Miss Porter’s Canvas platform. Teachers will be given access to this platform, but will be required to use their own computers.  
  • We do not require the use of textbooks, however, a list of any texts/materials that students need to purchase should be provided by teachers to Miss Porter’s School by May 1st.
  • Miss Porter’s School will provide Priority Standards and Learning Objectives for each course along with assessments and department policies.  Teachers can use their own instructional methods and design their own lesson-plans, but they need to help students work towards mastery of the provided standards and objectives.
  • Teachers must have reliable internet service and adequate space from which to teach.
  • In addition to instruction time, teachers are expected to meet with individual students to provide additional support as needed, which could be anywhere from 1-4 hours per week. 

 

Additional Requirements for teaching for-credit courses:

  • Teachers will need to provide feedback based on the Miss Porter’s School standards-based grading model. Teachers who are unfamiliar with standards-based feedback will be given support.
  • Teachers will be required to submit grades and comments for each student within seven days of the end of the course.  

Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief cover letter in an email with “Summer Online Teaching” in the subject line to tquinn-careers@missporters.org

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 have currently filled our Penn Fellowship positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Should you wish to apply for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact us early in 2022.

Staff Positions

Job Title
Per Diem Campus Safety Team Member

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Part-time

Department
Campus Safety

Reports to
Campus Safety Supervisor

The role of a Campus Safety Team Member is to provide safety and security services to Miss Porter’s School on a daily basis and to respond to emergencies on campus. In addition, this individual promotes good community relations by working and communicating effectively with all the community members, and visitors to our campus.

  • Performs foot and motor patrols of campus and related properties, including building checks
  • Performs crosswalk duty at Main Street and Mountain Road.
  • Performs parking lot duties and monitoring as required
  • Monitors and report maintenance problems to appropriate personnel
  • Maintains a safe environment for students, faculty and staff
  • Manages the arrival of deliveries on campus and occasionally receive deliveries
  • During lock downs, secures school as required
  • Responds to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance on campus
  • Performs medical and emergency first aid as required
  • Monitors fire and burglar alarms and responds to any activated alarms
  • Performs additional assignments as directed by the Campus Safety Supervisor and other school administrators
  • Connecticut Guard Card
  • Post-secondary education or training in security, customer service, or a related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to prepare reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, evidenced by demeanor and previous training
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and other industry-driven software
  • Current driver’s license with good driving record
  • First Aid/AED/CPR certified
  • Past law enforcement experience preferred
  • Ability to relate well to the diverse populations of the school
  • Ability to walk, run, climb multiple staircases, bend, stoop, and carry a minimum of 40 pounds, and to perform aforementioned foot patrols and crosswalk duties in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to respond to high-stress situations in a calm and efficient manner
  • Strong work ethic, capable of maintaining discretion and confidentiality
  • Flexibility to work varying hours and shifts

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.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and references electronically to careers@missporters.org. Please include “Campus Safety” in your subject line.

Coaching Positions

Job Title
Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Job Status
Part-time, mostly afternoons including weekends

Department
Athletic Department

Reports to
Director of Athletics

Lead the Porter’s Volleyball program under the guidance and in support of the athletic department. Responsible for the coaching of student athletes in game strategies and techniques in preparation for Varsity level competition.

  • Attend all preseason and postseason meetings scheduled by the Athletics Department and NEPSAC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the sport and experience leading/organizing a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for working with high school students.
  • Commitment to working collegially in a diverse community and communicating effectively with a diverse population.
  • Organizes and runs appropriate practices in preparation for high-level competition.
  • Work to put in place instructional goals and objectives to help ensure overall educational success of the student-athletes.
  • Communicates team policies and expectations clearly to student-athletes.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic department on team needs.
  • Has thorough knowledge of Athletic Department and Founder’s League policies.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic trainers on health status of athletes.
  • Assists student-athletes looking to play competitively at the collegiate level in the process of recruitment.
  • Report scores and statistics in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain statistics and records for the season.

5 years experience as a head/assistant volleyball coach.
CPR/AED certified.

Must possess strong leadership skills. Experience with and knowledge of developing a volleyball program. General knowledge of coaching techniques and procedures. Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior. Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving skills.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest electronically (include “Volleyball Coach in your subject line) to:

Avi Dubnov, Director of Athletics
Email: careers@missporters.org

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)