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.

Teaching Positions

Instructor of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Full or Part Time)

Miss Porter’s School accepts applications on an ongoing basis for teaching positions. All interested educators are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter  to Chief Academic Officer Tim Quinn at tquinn-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.

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.

Job Title
Teacher’s Aide

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Job Status
Part-time

Department
Schoolhouse Daycare

Reports to
Liz Koehler, Director of Schoolhouse

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist all daycare staff with the general supervision, care and management of assigned group of children.
  • Supervise the children and make sure that their physical and emotional needs are being met.
  • Assist with general housekeeping tasks and maintain a neat and organized classroom.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Teachers, Head Teachers or Director.
  • Help the children establish good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers, assist in toilet training and toileting.
  • Follow the structure and boundaries provided by the Head Teacher. Support the Head Teacher by providing consistency of care and discipline per Schoolhouse guidelines.
  • High School diploma
  • CPR Certified
  • Experience working with young children
  • Ability to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to understand written procedures; ability to understand and follow complex multi-step instructions, given in either written or oral form
  • Ability to lift infants up to 30lbs, toddlers up to 50lbs and preschool children up to 70lbs.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter electronically to: careers@missporters.org with “Teacher’s Aide” in the subject line.

Job Title
Registrar

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Reports to
Academic Dean

Travel
Limited

Student Information System Database

  • Maintain the student information system database in Blackbaud and follow standard practices to keep materials confidential (including student grades, biographical data, and other academic information).
  • Track students’ academic progress and graduation requirements.
  • Provide data for analysis by academic office administration.

 

Academic Program and Schedule Management

  • Maintain the school’s daily schedule.
  • Serve as AP Program Coordinator.
  • Coordinate NCAA approval of courses.
  • Manage classroom placements for teaching faculty.
  • Manage course selection and registration process for new and returning students.
  • Build the master academic class schedule.
  • Manage and adjust student schedules as necessary.
  • Evaluate academic records and ensure that each student is meeting graduation requirements.
  • Maintain academic schedules for all students and teachers in Blackbaud.

 

Transcript Management

  • Prepare grade reports and teacher comments; manage parent portal grade reports.
  • Check all grade reports and GPAs for accuracy and unnecessary listings (afternoon activities, academic status, advisor, etc.).
  • Work closely with the Admissions, College Counseling, Communications and Development Offices in transferring student/parent data in each phase of a student’s career in order to:
    • Provide transcripts to alumnae for college transfers, and applications for graduate school, job applications, etc.
    • Generate all 11th grade transcripts for College Counseling Office; obtain official transcripts from other schools for current students who enrolled after their 9th grade year.
    • Generate final 12th grade transcripts.
  • Support transition to a Mastery Transcript.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Other projects as assigned in support of the academic office

 

  • Must have strong knowledge of and facility with Blackbaud, specifically related to Academics.
  • Must have strong knowledge of and facility with Google Suite and Office software products.
  • Experience with standards-based grade reporting and software programs such as TeacherEase and Canvas
  • 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

Job Title
Associate Director of Annual Giving

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year, including some weekends and evenings

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Chief Advancement Officer

Travel Required
Yes

The Associate Director of Miss Porter’s School Annual Giving will advance the mission of Miss Porter’s School by implementing a data analytics approach  to secure annual dollars for current use support from all constituencies. The ideal candidate is a proactive and creative problem solver, a careful listener, highly curious, entrepreneurial, analytically focused, highly collaborative and an exceptional institutional ambassador. The Associate Director will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, able to set priorities and meet deadlines, thrive on creativity and innovation, and have volunteer management or project management experience.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Director responsibilities include the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of annual fund donors; developing data-supported strategies for Annual Giving for each constituent group including alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends; Works closely with the Alumnae and Development team, the Board of Trustees, the Alumnae Board and other volunteer fundraisers to meet articulated goals for annual dollars for unrestricted and restricted purposes. The Associate Director will also create digital and print materials for Annual Giving solicitations, publications, donor stewardship and special events.

  • 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.
  • Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, Alumnae and Development colleagues, the Development Committees of the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Board to meet annual fundraising goals for ongoing and immediate needs.  Work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Analyze donor data to discern common demographic and geographic attributes to identify our best donor opportunities.  
  • Build or direct the creation of a prospect model using predominant characteristics of the current donor pool to uncover new donor opportunities.
  • Utilize multiple communications channels to secure annual gifts via strategically-segmented solicitations using mail, email, video, peer-to peer, crowdfunding and other means. 
  • Collaborate with the Alumnae and Development Multimedia Designer to create and implement a comprehensive program of communication and solicitation for segmented annual donors, emphasizing the impact of consistent and increased giving. 
  • Utilize current CRM tools (Raiser’s Edge and RENxt) to provide immediate and self-serve reporting on donors, prospects and volunteer effectiveness. Ensure that individual appeals are tracked, assessed, and their performance reported upon.  Routinely test  differing appeal strategies to refine solutions..
  • Track data, and ensure analysis and reporting on multi-channel solicitation campaigns and progress toward goals to guide strategies and evaluate efforts to reach expected outcomes and proactively offer solutions when changes in strategies or tactics may be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with data analytics working with donor databases and reporting systems.
  • Experience and/or skills sufficient to prepare, produce, and statistically analyze trends and create reports.
  • Experience using social media platforms to engage volunteers and promote initiatives.
  • Highly skilled communicator, both oral and written. Knowledge and experience working with volunteers.
  • Familiarity with crowdfunding and online grassroots campaigns.
  • Proficiency in current information and fundraising technology with emphasis on Google Suite and Raiser’s Edge, Give Campus and Canva.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

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.