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 Penn Fellowship applicants in all disciplines for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested candidates should send the following to the Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty, Tim Quinn, at tquinn-careers@missporters.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • College transcript
  • Two letters of reference

 

We will begin interviewing candidates this coming winter.

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

Staff Positions

Job Title
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

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

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Associate Director of Annual Giving

Travel Required
Yes

Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director works closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, Alumnae and Development colleagues, the Development Committees of the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Board to effectively meet annual fundraising goals for ongoing and immediate institutional needs. 

Miss Porter’s Alumnae and Development’s efforts are enhanced by effective partnerships with the campus community as well as external constituents including Ancients, families, faculty, staff, volunteers and friends. Development areas include annual giving, major gifts, principal gifts, planned giving, and alumni and parent engagement. 

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will advance the mission of Miss Porter’s School by collaboratively working to secure fiscal year budget support from all constituencies. Candidates should have marketing and project management experience, volunteer management experience, a track record of successful fundraising, be a proactive and creative problem solver, a careful listener, highly curious, entrepreneurial, market focused, highly collaborative and willing to be an exceptional institutional ambassador. 

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will be expected to have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, a belief in the mission and Community Call to Action of Miss Porter’s School and dedication to our effort to become an anti-racist institution. They must demonstrate the ability to work with and respect a diverse population of graduates, students and colleagues across a dynamic educational campus. 

The successful candidate should be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, able to set priorities and meet deadlines, thrive on creativity and innovation.They should seek to strengthen and expand Miss Porter’s School’s donor pipeline through effective discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and be comfortable working with volunteers. The Assistant Director must work with and maintain confidential information. 

  • 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.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director, responsible for using donor data to develop and execute annual solicitations targeted to assigned audiences. Assist with the planning and execution of the annual giving communications plan and calendar. Ensure that solicitations focus on a variety of goals including acquisition, retention, reactivation, and upgrades in donor giving. Campaigns will support a multi-channel approach including the following:
    • Digital initiatives: email solicitations, texting campaigns, digital ads, one-day challenges, and crowdfunding campaigns. This may be done in collaboration with the Alumnae and Development Multimedia Designer and the Office of Communications. 
    • Print initiatives: creation of mass and segmented mail appeals. Work with internal colleagues and external vendors, including designers and mail houses, to ensure proper and timely distribution of those appeals.
    • Support and guide volunteer outreach and management of tasks for Class Representatives, members of the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Board, current parents, and selected Reunion classes. At the direction of the Associate Director, utilizes data to provide oversight of Class Representatives and their peer-to-peer campaigns, educational communications, training, digital and other programs associated with the work of those volunteers.
  • Manage the student Second Head of School, their committee and activities designed for senior class fundraising and post-graduation engagement. Ensure successful training of Second Head of School’s Committee as Class Representatives for their classes engagement beyond graduation.
  • Manage assigned Reunion classes and direct activities to meet the goals of those class efforts.
  • Utilize current CRM tools (Raiser’s Edge, GiveCampus and RENXT) to provide immediate and self-serve reporting on donors, prospects and volunteer effectiveness. Become well versed in the use of each tool and provide ongoing support to volunteer users.
  • Associates degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training, required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of successful fundraising marketing experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with data analytics working with donor databases and reporting systems.
  • 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 if needed.
  • Previous experience working with students and/or young alumni preferred.

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:  careers@missporters.org

Job Title
Multimedia Designer

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

Department
Alumnae and Development Office

Reports to
Chief Advancement Officer

Travel Required
Limited

The Multimedia Designer (MMD) position will support the digital needs of the Alumnae and Development (A&D) Office. The position will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and work closely with the Office of Communications to ensure cohesion of institutional messaging and alignment with institutional priorities.  The MMD may also be called upon to support the needs of the Head of School’s Office and to work in coordination with the Digital Content Strategist in the Office of Communications.  

The MMD will create graphic content for such needs as social media promotion, email marketing, events and slideshow presentations and print marketing. The MMD will support the engagement and fundraising work of Alumnae Relations, the Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Parent Giving, Planned Giving and the Head of School’s Office. 

  • Will support the department’s work by creating designs for use in print and digital formats, social media, infographics, video creation, distribution of event invitations and digital event follow-up for fundraising and constituent engagement activities.
  • Will collaborate with the Office of Communications to research, suggest and implement a plan to archive digital content (including photo and video assets and project files) in an accessible way. Will support the creation of The Bulletin, holiday cards, print pieces and other all-school communications as needed.
  • With the Office of Communications, will support A&D’s current and emerging needs for data analytics resulting from digital engagement through social media, event invitations, participation and digital event follow-up.  
  • Work with the Head of School’s Office on major school events such as Graduation, Trustee meetings, Family Weekend and the collaborative Reunion Weekend. 
  • Will work across A&D to identify and propose new digital platforms to increase engagement and fundraising. Will be trained in evolving technologies as needed and encouraged to seek at least two professional development opportunities each year.  
  • 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.
  • Create savvy and compelling digital/social media content, including the creation of photography and video assets. 
  • Work with multiple teams, vendors, partners, and management and manage projects to completion. Develop and produce multimedia pieces for use on websites, in multimedia presentations, and for interactive displays and exhibits.
  • Serve as the Communications Liaison to ensure the alignment of the work with creative briefs and timelines to ensure a well-integrated communications experience.
  • Follow branding standards in the creation of visual, textual and other elements.
  • Work with colleagues to distribute digital communications utilizing multiple platforms.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment by being flexible, detail-oriented, and comfortable working with multiple teams, vendors, partners, and management.
  • Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Google Workspace, Canva, HootSuite or similar, and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) is required.
  • Photography and videography experience required.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, or another similar database, is a plus.
  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign, or Adobe Photoshop experience is a plus.
  • Experience with a Content Management System, such as WordPress is a plus.

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:  careers@missporters.org

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

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.