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 have filled our Penn Fellowship positions for the 2022-2023 school year. Should you wish to apply for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact us in early 2023.

All TEACHING FACULTY OPENINGS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR have been filled.

Engineering Teacher (Part-Time)

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach one section of Engineering
    • Courses are taught in an intensive format, meeting 90 minutes per day for a 10-11 week trimester.


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
Lifeguard

Job Status
Part-time, Non-Exempt, hourly

Department
Athletics

Reports to
Director of Aquatics

Position Summary:

Miss Porter’s School is looking for lifeguards who are responsible for guarding the pool during open swim, swim practices, and swim meets, ensuring the safety of all people in the pool area, and learning the procedures to maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the pool facility. Morning, afternoon, and evening hours are available.

Applicants need to be at least 16 years old and available to work weekdays and weekends. Must have current Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications. Applicants must also be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. 

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.

Questions can be directed to the Director of Aquatics, Katie Riccobon at 860-409-3711.

To Apply

Please submit your letter of interest and resume electronically (include the job title in your subject line) to Katie Riccobon, Director of Aquatics Email: careers@missporters.org

Job Title
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion

Job Status
Full-time, 12 month position

Department
Office of Equity and Inclusion

Reports to
Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

 

Position Summary:

The Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion serves as an institutional leader that fosters the necessary relationship between equity and student life. The Associate Dean supports student programming, working primarily with students, individually and collectively, to cultivate and strengthen an equitable and inclusive school community. The Associate Dean builds on the work already done, imagines what is possible, and develops best practice programming for our students and community. To successfully live out our mission of educating young women to become informed, bold, resourceful, and ethical global citizens that shape a changing world, we must recognize the importance of building a community that is equitable and just. The Associate Dean is responsible for initiatives and decisions that foster student learning and growth while also looking to cultivate a better future program.

  • In partnership with the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, leads the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain and further develop cross-cultural competencies and identity-based skills in our students and faculty.
  • Designs, develops, and/or oversees relevant student programming rooted in the school’s mission and Community Call to Action, including but not limited to Community Days, new and returning student orientation, and celebrations, workshops, and leadership trainings.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) on all relevant programming that advances the school’s vision to become a more just and anti-racist institution 
  • In collaboration with Dean of Students and community life team, builds, refines, and implements the school’s approach to restorative practices.
  • Manages and responds to all instances of identity-based conflict and harm between students with support from members of the OEI.
  • Manages student conference communication, selection, and logistics; examples of conferences include Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), Asian American Footsteps Conference, CAIS SDLC, Young Women of Color Conference, Spectrum Conference.
  • Serves on Internal Team and other relevant committees as needs arise.
  • Fulfills campus responsibilities as a member of a boarding community. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of comparable experience and demonstrated engagement leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • Participation in in-depth training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars, workshops, and conferences. 
  • Extensive knowledge of equity pedagogy and ability to provide thought leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and relevant principles.
  • An understanding of and commitment to working collaboratively to maintain an inclusive, culturally responsive learning environment. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the identity development of adolescent girls.

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.

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@missporters.org.
Include “Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion” in your subject line.

Coaching Positions

Job Title
Head Varsity Softball Coach – Spring 2023 Season

Job Status
Part-time, (mostly afternoons) including weekends

Department
Athletic Department

Reports to
Director of Athletics

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

Instruction:

  • 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

Program Management:

  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic department on team needs.
  • Has thorough knowledge of Athletic Department and NEPSAC policies.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with athletic trainers on health status of athletes.
  • Assist 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.

3 years experience as a head/assistant softball coach.

CPR/AED certified.

Must possess strong leadership skills. Experience with and knowledge of developing a softball 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 job title in your subject line) to:

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

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.