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.

English Teacher

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • 6 courses taught in an intensive format, meeting 90 minutes per day for a 10-11 week trimester


Please Note:

  • A full teaching load includes the equivalent of two classes per trimester (six classes over the course of the year
  • Specific courses TBD


Other responsibilities

  • Co-curricular (afternoon program) and residential life duties as assigned
  • Advising 
  • Weekend duty 5-6 times per year
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Quinn
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty

tquinn-careers@missporters.org

French Teacher

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • 6 courses taught in an intensive format, meeting 90 minutes per day for a 10-11 week trimester


Please Note:

  • A full teaching load includes the equivalent of two classes per trimester (six classes over the course of the year)
  • Specific levels of French TBD


Other responsibilities

  • Co-curricular (afternoon program) and residential life duties as assigned
  • Advising
  • Weekend duty 5-6 times per year
  • Attendance at school events including evenings and weekends

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Quinn
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty

tquinn-careers@missporters.org

Spanish Teacher (Part-Time)

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach 3 sections of Spanish (levels TBD)
    • Miss Porter’s operates on a modular-block trimester schedule, so each section is taught in a 10-11 week intensive format with a 90-minute class meeting each day.  The three sections would spread across the year with one section per trimester for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

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
Admission Assistant/Office Coordinator

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Job Status
Full-time, 10-month

Department
Admissions Office

Reports to
Director of Admission

Travel
No

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Office Coordinator reports to the Director of Admission. They oversee the daily coordination and operation of the admission office, organize visits and programs for prospective families, designs and implements office policies and procedures, and supervises special projects as required.

The Office Coordinator must possess outstanding communication skills; a positive disposition; be adept at problem analysis, assessment, and solving; work efficiently and effectively with great attention to detail; make independent decisions and delegate responsibilities; prioritize tasks; take initiative in a high stress, fast paced environment; and collaborate seamlessly with coworkers.

  • Coordinates all campus visits for prospective families, which includes but is not limited to tours,
    interviews, and class visits.
  • Handles all visitor inquiries and questions.
  • Oversees the work of tour guides, student workers, Admission Associates (for interviews), and
    faculty interviewers.
  • Guides evaluation of tour guide performance, recruitment and selection of tour guide staff, orientation and training of new tour guides.
  • Handles clerical and administrative responsibilities and tasks including but not limited to data
    entry, office schedule, office coverage and reception, event planning and support, email accounts, etc.
  • Designs and implements systems for filing and record keeping. Ensures security and confidentiality of data.
  • Designs and implements office policies and procedures and monitors all internal processes.
  • Implements procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency when needed.
  • Prepares operational reports and schedules to ensure efficiency.
  • Monitors and maintains office supplies inventory and reviews and submits office supply
    acquisitions.
  • Assists the Admission Director in the development and implementation of policies within the
    office.
  • Advises employees when unusual work situations arise or when new procedures are instituted.
  • Prepares manuals and other materials describing procedures and standards. Prepares reports as
    required by the Admission Director.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of the office budget.
  • Supervises and or performs special projects as required.
  • Performs the duties of a lower level series as required.
  • High school diploma with three years administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of data and administrative management practices and procedures.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages.

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

Smoke-free environment

Please submit your resume, letter of interest, electronically to:

Sarah Quinn, Director of Admission 

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. 
  • Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • 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.
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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 electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:
Email: careers@missporters.org

Job Title
Registered Nurse

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Non Exempt – Per Diem

Department
Colgate Wellness Center

Reports to
Director of Nursing

  • The Colgate Wellness Center is looking for nursing staff interested in working with a diverse student population and committed to providing culturally competent and identity-affirming healthcare. 
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut is required.
  • Minimum required certifications: BLS certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience, preferably in a school setting, emergency department, or urgent care setting. 
  • Competent and comfortable using: electronic medical records, Google Suite applications (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive), Excel, email communication.
  • Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development, especially as it relates to school health topics and issues of concern for adolescents.
  • Models appropriate behavior and a positive, resilient attitude for students.
  • Provides patient care to students, adhering to facility protocols and policies, standing orders, and the professional standards of the American Nurses Association.
  • Independently triages, evaluates, and treats illnesses and injuries and refers to Medical Providers (School MD or APRN) when appropriate.
  • Administers prescribed and over-the-counter medication in accordance with facility medication policies, conducts daily medication counts, and documents all medication. administration precisely in the electronic health record.
  • Documents all care provided in the Electronic Health Record (Magnus Health) and properly maintains medical records and documentation.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Medical Director, APRN, Director and Assistant Director(s) of Counseling, and Athletic Trainer to coordinate care plans for students.
  • Communicates with parents and school staff regarding student care plans as required and appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding the health information of students.
  • Provides bedside care, including light meal preparation.
  • Identifies and responds to campus health emergencies, calls 911 when appropriate, shares student’s electronic health record with the receiving Emergency Room, and coordinates with the School Administrator on Duty regarding communication with employees and student family. 
  • When on-call the nurse is responsible for answering their telephone for the duration of their on-call shift and telephone triaging student health concerns.
  • The on-call nurse will determine, over the phone, whether a student’s health concern can be managed on campus by unlicensed campus employees or requires further in-person evaluation by a healthcare professional. 
  • While on-call the nurse will be expected to open the Health Center at any time during their on-call shift, to evaluate and treat student illness and injury when further in-person evaluation by a healthcare professional is required. The on-call Nurse should be prepared to arrive on campus within 15-20 minutes of determining that a student requires non-emergent nursing care.

 

Minimum requirements for scheduling include working: 12-24 hours on duty per week AND 12-24 hours on-call weekly; Applicants must have evening and weekend availability and take some overnight on-call hours.

  • The Colgate Wellness Center open hours with RN staff on-duty:
    • Monday through Friday 7:30am-8:00pm
    • Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm
  • On-Call Staffing: 
    • A Registered Nurse is scheduled to work on-call during all hours that the Colgate Wellness Center is closed.

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 provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants without regard to their race, creed, color, religion or national origin, age, gender, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. It is a non-smoking campus.

Please send resume and cover letter and include Nurse in your subject line to: 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.