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.

Apply for teaching position

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: 

Tim Quinn
Chief Academic Officer
tquinn-careers@missporters.org.

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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.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Miss Porter’s School 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 in a dynamic, fast-paced future. We are in the process of designing a more interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that will require students to explore and address authentic problems. This work will be augmented by a personalized program of instruction in core academic skills. Through this curriculum, students will be exposed to multiple methods for addressing a problem and will be required to become — in the words of our mission — “informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”

To this end, we seek teachers who, first and foremost, are excited by the vision outlined above. Prospective teaching candidates should have expertise in at least one field, and an interest in and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting. They should also be adept at managing a dynamic, active, student-centered classroom, and be committed to teaching in ways that are the best for girls. Ideal candidates will be skilled in curriculum design in the UbD framework and familiar with project-based learning, authentic assessment, and standards-based grading. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and share in residential-life responsibilities. Hence, an interest in coaching or coordinating extra-curricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties is a must. All candidates must have strong written and oral communications skills and must be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Perhaps most importantly, candidates must have a high degree of cross-cultural competency and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms in which students have equal access and opportunities to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. Last, but not least, a sense of humor is always appreciated.

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. Porter’s provides a competitive and robust set of benefits to its faculty, which include significant opportunities for professional growth. Miss Porter’s School generally provides housing for its faculty, but unlike most boarding schools, does not ask academic teaching faculty to live in dormitories. A standard workload includes four academic classes per term along with co-curricular and advising responsibilities.

There are no open positions at this time.

Staff Positions

Job Title
Housekeeper

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Department
Environmental Services

Reports to
Environmental Services Supervisor

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms, showers, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, common rooms, offices, corridors and other areas within campus buildings.
  • Remove trash and other debris from receptacles.
  • Check and refill soap, paper towel, and toilet tissue dispensers.
  • Sweep and damp mop floors.
  • Wipe down vertical surfaces.
  • Dust horizontal surfaces.
  • Vacuum surfaces.
  • Restock supplies in closets and storage areas as needed.
  • Assist other members of the Environmental Services Department where needed.
  • Provide periodic cleaning in campus faculty residences when necessary.
  • Inform supervisor of any problems, repairs or supplies needed.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning responsibilities within established guidelines and assigned areas to ensure that quality standards and safety guidelines are met.

At least one year of related experience and /or training in custodial work.

Ability to understand simple verbal instructions and ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Ability to communicate with managers and other personnel.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to stand, stoop, walk, sit, and move distances between campus buildings. The employee is required to use arms, legs, hands and fingers to manipulate tools and supplies necessary for performing the duties of the job and will be subjected to repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds is required. The employee will be exposed to dust, dirt, cleaners and disinfectants. Overtime hours are required.

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
Campus Safety Supervisor

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Department
Campus Safety

Reports to
Director of Campus Safety & Facilities Services

Serve as Campus Safety Supervisor by working directly under the Director of Campus Safety &
Facilities Services and collaborating with local police, fire and other safety department members
to create a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Lead a
department of campus safety officers to provide comprehensive safety coverage for an active
boarding and day school community.

  • Performs the duties required of a Miss Porter’s Safety Officer while on shift.
  • Oversees and directs all campus safety officers in the execution of their duties.
  • Performs fire drills, lock-down, secure school drills during the school year. This includes the training of safety department members to perform these drills on the weekends as needed.
  • Monitors fire and burglar alarms and responds to activated alarms.
  • Schedules shift coverage for the department including special events such as dances etc.
  • Replaces/creates new keycards for students and faculty on shift and provides training for Campus Safety staff.
  • Coordinates departmental training skills that are required of the Campus Safety department. This includes contracting with outside agencies for such training that cannot be provided in-house. At this time the campus safety supervisor is the training coordinator for pepper spray, PPE and report writing.
  • Provides input to the Director of Campus Safety & Facilities Services as needed on policy and procedural changes.
  • Acts as the weekend on call supervisor as required by the Director of Campus Safety & Facilities Services.
  • Acts in the place of the Director of Campus Safety & Facility Services in their absence for safety related matters.
  • Attends and conducts safety discussions at morning meetings (strong public speaker).
  • Attends and co-chairs the Safety Committee.
  • Assists Director of Campus Safety & Facilities Services with other campus employee mandated training, new faculty/new employee orientation and summer camp counselor training.
  • Assists with fire Marshal inspections and adherence to fire code within campus buildings and housing.
  • Works closely with the Office of Community Life on issues that directly or indirectly affect students.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in regards to all school matters.
  • Serves as a positive role model for students and employees.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of emergency plans.
  • Approves Campus Safety Officer reports.
  • Oversees key, uniform and equipment inventory and maintains property inventory logs.
  • Provides input to the Director of Campus Safety for capital improvements.
  • Oversees department operational budgets.
  • Performs annual staff performance reviews.
  • Conducts staff meetings via zoom or in person as required.
  • Develops weekend work instructions (WDI) for staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and work experience in safety field.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment with attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work, ability to meet multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful and emergent situations.
  • Current driver’s license with good driving record.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED certified (MRT/EMT certified is a plus)
  • Strong human relations skills with experience in team building, resolving conflict and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Strong work ethic, capable of maintaining discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to walk, run, climb multiple staircases, bend, stoop, carry up to 40 pounds
    minimum.

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.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and references
electronically to careers@missporters.org. Please include “Campus Safety Supervisor” in your
subject line.

Job Title
Assistant to the Business Office

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Department
Business Office

Reports to
Director of Human Resources

Travel
N/A

Under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Assistant to the Business Office
supports the Director with payroll processing and benefits administration. Additionally, the
position assists the Associate Controller with maintaining student accounts. General office
support is provided to the Business Office team including the administration of petty cash, data
entry, scanning and ordering supplies. Customer support is provided to employees, students and
guests at the counter, over the phone or through email.

 

Payroll Processing & Human Resources Support

  • Processes all biweekly and monthly payroll changes through ADP.
  • Data entry of new hires and related enrollment and on boarding forms/documentation.
  • Process all time batches, benefit time, one time payments and/or deductions, STD/LTD employee payments. Includes the processing of manual and voided checks.
  • Reviews payroll reports upon receipt.  Maintains all payroll registers and assorted ADP generated reports. Scans all payroll back up.
  • Additional payroll duties as assigned.
  • Supports the Director of HR by uploading job postings to our website and other job posting sites. Scan, index and archive documents as needed.
  • Assists in processing applicant and new hire background check forms.

 

Accounts Receivable

  • Processes all accounts receivable transactions via Smart Tuition, including student tuition and miscellaneous charges. Sets-up new student accounts in Smart Tuition.  Processes paperwork for refunding credit balances.
  • Processes miscellaneous deposits for other funds received by the School by recording all deposits to the general ledger (checks, wires & credit cards) and electronically to the bank.
  • Imports journal entries to record transactions for Alumnae and Development and The Ivy (school store) and records Summer Programs activity to the general ledger.
  • Serves as a point person for communications between the school and families regarding payment for student tuition accounts and enrollment by providing customer service at the counter, over the phone and via email.
  • Works with Controller on collection of past due student accounts.
  • Balance receivable sub-ledgers (both Student Billing and Smart Tuition) to the general ledger.
  • Prepares accounts receivable audit materials and documentation.
  • Assists with reviewing student enrollment contracts for issue. Records contract registration for new and returning students.
  • Assist in withdrawal process and TRI claim submission.
  • Bills and enrolls students in insurance plans as needed.
  • Assists with PCI compliance annual self-assessment.
  • Bills Schoolhouse tuition and works with Director of the Schoolhouse regarding past due balances.
  • Bills for facility rentals and College Advising and works with Controller regarding past due balances.

 

Office Support/Miscellaneous

  • Opens and distributes mail, handles general customer service requests (greet visitors, help with faxes, etc.), and answers Business Office Telephone number and directs calls appropriately.
  • Handles petty cash transactions.
  • Lends School Charge Cards that are available for borrowing.
  • Issues Certificates of Insurance when requested.
  • Maintains physical and/or electronic Business Office general information files that contain items regarding vendors, CT tax forms, contracts, human resources files, etc.
  • Places office supply orders for Business Office and other departments when needed. Researches purchasing options of various items for Business Office and other offices (yearly paper purchase, new postage meter, shredding, etc.)
  • Places maintenance requests via School Dude when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Associate Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or a closely related field.
  • Blackbaud financial reporting and/or Smart Tuition student billing experience a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years payroll experience using ADP
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel & Word).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with confidential information.
  • Works well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and able to perform tasks accurately and independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Office environment
  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion

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 email a resume and cover letter to: careers@missporters.org. Please
include the job title for which you are applying in the subject of the email.

Job Title
Teacher’s Aide

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Part-time

Department
Schoolhouse Daycare

Reports to
Director of Schoolhouse

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for assisting all daycare staff with the general supervision and management of group of children assigned. Reports to Assistant Teachers and Head Teachers.
  • Supervises the children and makes sure that their physical and emotional needs are being met.
  • Assists with general housekeeping tasks and maintains a neat and organized classroom.
  • Helps the children establish good habits of personal hygiene; changes diapers and assists in toilet training.
  • Follows the structure and boundaries provided by the Head Teacher. Supports the Head Teacher by providing consistency of care and discipline with the children.
  • Reports to the Assistant Teacher, Head Teacher or Director, any problems or concerns regarding the children or their families.  
  • Assists Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in other ways as deemed necessary and requested.  
  • Maintains a professional attitude when interacting with parents.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Teachers, Head Teachers or Director.
  • Some experience working with young children, including infants and toddlers.
  • CPR Certified
  • Ability to lift infants up to 30 lbs., toddlers up to 50 lbs., and preschool children up to 70 lbs. 
  • Ability to respond quickly and react appropriately in emergencies.
  • Is agile and able to keep up with quick-crawling infants, fast-moving toddlers, and active preschoolers.

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 email a resume and cover letter to: careers@missporters.org. Please include the job title for which you are applying in the subject of the email.

Coaching POSITIONS

There are no open positions at this time.

PENN RESIDENCY MASTER'S IN TEACHING

The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading Boarding Schools. The program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master’s degree in education in concert with the exceptional fellowship programs offered by each school.

We have currently filled our Penn Fellowship positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Should you wish to apply for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact us early in 2021.

2019-20 Penn GSE Independent School Residency

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)