Employment Opportunities

Norfolk Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere. We welcome energetic and flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors. If you're interested in seeking employment at Norfolk Collegiate, please review the current and future opening listed below. 

Unless otherwise instructed, candidates should apply by sending cover letter, resume and application to the following:  

Human Resources
Norfolk Collegiate School
7336 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

employment@norfolkcollegiate.org
Phone: 757.480.2885 

An Application for Employment should be completed by all applicants. Please see below for more detailed information about each position.   

 

Annual Fund and Special Events Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Fund and Special Events Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and management of effective long-term development programs and fundraising. The role of the Annual Fund and Special Events Manager is to inspire and engage the Norfolk Collegiate community to feel connected and involved with Norfolk Collegiate and to build, strengthen and maximize their goodwill and relationships for financial and volunteer support of the school. The Annual Fund is a multi-channel, multi-faceted fundraising campaign that requires face-to-face, telephone, e-mail and written asks for financial support. This position will also lead initiatives involving parent volunteers and logistics for three major events (Fall Fair/Homecoming, Auction, Golf Classic).  

This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, creative thinking, an eagerness and willingness to engage our parent and volunteer community. This manager should demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as a team member, prioritize work and meet deadlines, while managing multiple tasks and maintaining a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to handle confidential material and situations with discretion and sensitivity. A self-reflective professional dedicated to life-long learning.

Annual Fund Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and execute a communication plan and materials that engages, solicits and validates investments in faculty, facilities and students.
  • Work closely with the marketing department to design annual fund theme and marketing materials.
  • Together with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator, identify, cultivate and steward annual fund donors throughout the year.
  • Organize and manage cultivation & solicitation events to support annual giving such as phonathons.
  • Recruit and train the Development Council to collaborate with the Board Development Committee and to lead constituent focused annual fund fundraising efforts.
  • Develop stories and fundraising pieces to invite support for the annual fund.

Special Events Responsibilities Include:

  • Achieve event revenue goals in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Secure and maintain annual special events sponsorship program.
  • Take lead role on the three major special events, including Fall Fair, Auction and Golf Classic, while working closely with development team and parent volunteer committees to establish timelines, division of tasks, fundraising strategies, etc.
  • Assist in staffing event volunteer committees and assist in their fundraising efforts
  • Oversee all event solicitations and dissemination of all event emails & e-blasts; work closely with marketing department to ensure all invitations, website updates, e-blasts and press releases are created and completed in a timely fashion
  • Prepare ongoing event progress reports and event summaries
  • Acknowledge event donors, volunteers and participants in a timely manner
  • Work with development team to establish and assign roles for day of event logistics
  • Together with the Director of Development evaluate event results and determine future direction

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of successful annual fund and special event management experience.
  • Will demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in independent schools including direct mail, telephone and face-to-face solicitations, special events and donor relations.
  • Ability to articulate values, information, and compelling cases to multiple audiences, one-on-one and through formal presentations.
  • Excellent project and event management skills, including keen attention to detail.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills are required along with excellent writing skills.
  • Strong, collaborative, energetic individual with seasoned fundraising skills.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for an 11-month associate director of college counseling to join an office that is committed to supporting students and their families through all phases of the college exploration and admission process guided by the philosophy that “fit” is different for every individual.  Norfolk Collegiate is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school.  The school’s mission is to develop critical thinkers, doers and explorers through innovative, engaging instruction in an inclusive supportive learning community.

The associate director of college counseling’s roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supporting seniors in completing their applications and writing personal and supportive letters of recommendation; communicates clearly and effectively with students and parents on all issues and trends related to college admissions, standardized testing, and financial aid; and works closely with the director to organize and run college counseling events and to develop new programming. The associate director will participate in various professional organizations, conferences, and college visit programs both on and off campus.  He/she will serve as Norfolk Collegiate liaison, where appropriate, for college admission representatives that plan campus visits to meet with prospective students; advise students on curriculum choices and assist with data entry, management, and finalizing student schedules; coordinate and supervise the administration of standardized testing (PSAT/NMSQT and Advanced Placement Exams) with the upper school counselor; and collect, organize, and distribute scholarship and merit-based awards opportunities to 12th grade students and families as well as summer postsecondary experiences and internships for underclassmen.

Candidates should have three to five years of relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling. Preference will be given to those individuals holding advanced degrees as well as teaching and/or coaching experience. The associate director should be an excellent writer, a compelling speaker, and a thoughtful listener with outstanding time management skills.  Successful candidates must be able to connect with a diverse group of students and parents and demonstrate flexibility, collegiality and collaboration.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

LOWER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPECIALIST

The lower school technology integration specialist will work collaboratively with teachers to provide support and assistance in the integration of instructional technology across the curriculum. The technology integration specialist will serve as an advocate for instructional technology initiatives and support implementation of the strategic instructional technology plan.

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist

  • Work with teachers and to identify and collaboratively plan the integration of technology  and multimedia into specific units or lessons, including in-class assistance as needed
  • Provide individual and group instruction with teachers and students in the use of various instructional technologies including iPads and SMART Boards
  • Work with the information technology staff to provide minor trouble-shooting of computer equipment in labs and classrooms
  • Disseminate information regarding technology integration best practices and promote the sharing of resources and ideas at the lower school
  • Serve as a member of the instructional technology and communication arts team to communicate developments and suggestions regarding instructional technology initiatives

News Broadcast

  • Work with students, teachers and administrators to coordinate, write and produce the WNCS morning news broadcast

Lower School Typing Program

  • Provide direct instruction to each third-grade homeroom in essential typing skills

Reports to: Head of the lower school

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in educational technology or related field is required
  • Experience in an education environment, specifically K-12, is preferred
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, iPads, Android, Windows Server and iOS devices
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education, iOS device management and other cloud-based services
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

LOWER SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Job Summary:

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking an experienced educator who is innovative, enthusiastic and compassionate for a full time kindergarten through fifth-grade physical education teaching position. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered positive learning environment, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students, foster their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills, as well as be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents. This teacher shall also demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner. 

The responsibilities of the lower school physical education teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate and sequential, elementary physical education program which promotes sportsmanship and a lifelong love of physical activity
  • Develop positive relationships with children and their parents
  • Develop lessons and keep records of daily lesson plans
  • Develop assessments to aid in reporting about student skill development and character to utilize in narratives and parent conferences over the course of the year
  • Write narrative reports on students and conduct parent-teacher conferences
  • Assess the development and needs of individual children on a regular basis and communicate progress to homeroom teachers, advisors, and parents
  • Create a healthy, safe and multicultural learning environment  
  • Organize and maintain appropriate supplies and equipment
  • Maintain verbal and written communication with parents using a variety of modes including technology
  • Perform necessary duties and implement schedules in collaboration with other faculty
  • Plan for professional development, keeping abreast of current research and practices in Physical Education, child development, and equity and justice issues
  • Maintain certification in first aid, CPR and concussion awareness
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional and schoolwide levels

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required
  • Master’s degree in physical education or similar field is preferred
  • At least two years of elementary school physical education teaching experience is required
  • Successful completion of all teaching requirements as well as all course work required to obtain (or working towards a) teaching certification in Virginia
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective  instructional strategies, classroom management and learning assessment
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

LOWER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking an experienced educator who is innovative, enthusiastic and compassionate for a full time kindergarten through fifth-grade Spanish teaching position. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered positive learning environment, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students, foster their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills, as well as be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents.  This teacher shall also demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner. 

The responsibilities of the lower school Spanish teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Help students engage in acquiring the ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish, with a particular focus on oral proficiency in real-life contexts
  • Practice Spanish immersion in order to build students’ oral proficiency
  • Create enthusiasm for language learning as well as Spanish culture and history
  • Work with the Lower School team to create integrated curriculum opportunities among art, music, Spanish, and homerooms
  • Assess, communicate, and demonstrate student learning privately to families and publicly to our community
  • Collaborate and communicate with members of the middle and upper school language department, focusing on excellent teaching and learning
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional and school-wide levels.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Spanish is required
  • At least two years of elementary school teaching experience in the field of Spanish is required
  • Successful completion of all teaching requirements as well as all course work required to obtain (or working towards a) teaching certification in Virginia
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management and learning assessment
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for a middle school mathematics teaching position for the 2017-18 academic year. The teaching responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to a combination pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry classes, though a background in higher levels of mathematics is preferred. An ability to teach computer science or middle school physical or life science is also a plus. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in a upper/middle school setting, and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. The position requires collaborative work with other teachers and administrators.  Norfolk Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere.  

The responsibilities of the middle school math teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and maintain authentic, hands-on and engaging math experiences that support the school’s math curriculum for grades seven through 10.
  • Work in partnership with faculty to integrate math activities with the school’s math curriculum and classroom science programs including across the curriculum integration of language arts, engineering, technology and science.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop an inquiry based and hands-on math curriculum that is aligned with Norfolk Collegiate’s standards and pedagogical philosophy.
  • Maintain close communications with families, including but not limited to phone calls, emails and conferences.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Advise approximately 14-20 middle school students in both academic and life skills areas.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to coach one or more inter-scholastic sports.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is preferred. A degree in a math-related field is required.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Job Summary:

Norfolk Collegiate seeks qualified candidates for a year-round pre-kindergarten teacher position. The ideal candidates will be experienced, enthusiastic, and able to work effectively with colleagues and parents, as well as have keen insight into early childhood age children. The candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge regarding the intellectual, social, emotional and physical developmental needs of four and five year olds. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered classroom environment and positive learning experience, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of students, as well as foster the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. A strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner should also be qualities this teacher possesses. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, teacher certifications and copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Please send your resume to: Kathy Frogosa at kfrogosa@norfolkcollegiate.org.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education is required. A master’s degree in early childhood education is preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience in early childhood education is preferred.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification is preferred. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning
  • Organizes and delivers age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities that provide active learning experiences and stimulates physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth in all students
  • Leads students to develop independence and intellectual curiosity and foster the love for learning
  • Exhibits excellent classroom management and parent communication
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration
  • Collaborates with other instructional staff, school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources
  • Models conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior
  • Utilizes technology to facilitate instruction, communication and enhance learning
  • Supervises and directs the work of teacher assistants
  • Facilitates learning centers (e.g. art, science, music, role play, story time, movement activities, etc.) for the purpose of improving the student's academic success and transition to kindergarten and beyond
  • Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child
  • Seeks opportunities for continuous professional growth

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING ASSISTANT (4 YEAR OLD CLASS)

Norfolk Collegiate seeks qualified candidates for a year-round pre-kindergarten teacher assistant position.  The ideal candidate will be experienced, enthusiastic and organized. The candidate should have keen insight into early childhood age children and be able to work well with colleagues, parents and students.  The candidate should have knowledge regarding the intellectual, social, emotional and physical developmental needs of four and five year olds. The candidate should be able to provide assistance to the teacher and students instructionally, clerically and in a supervisory capacity under the direction of the assigned teacher, both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.

The responsibilities of the pre-kindergarten teaching assistant include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist instructionally with both large and small groups in any manner requested by the teacher
  • Supervise students at lunch and nap times
  • Organize and supervise playground activities
  • Supervise the arrival and departure of students
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in at least 16 hours of professional development activities
  • Use technology to support students and teacher in classroom activities
  • Perform necessary copying, filing and organizing

Experience and Qualifications:

  • College coursework in early childhood or elementary education, especially in the areas of child development and psychology, from a two-year or four-year institution is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs of young children.
  • Certification in first aid, CPR and medicine administration is preferred. Training will be provided, as needed.
  • Previous successful experience working with very young children.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications, and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

 

UPPER SCHOOL FRENCH TEACHER

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking an experienced educator who is innovative, enthusiastic and compassionate for a full time upper school French (with Latin I and Latin II) teaching position.  The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered positive learning environment, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students, foster their intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills, as well as be able to work effectively with colleagues and parents. This teacher shall also demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to be a lifelong learner. 

The responsibilities of the upper school French teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Help students engage in acquiring the ability to speak, read and write in French, Latin I and Latin II, with a particular focus on oral proficiency in real-life contexts.
  • Practice French immersion in order to build students’ oral proficiency.
  • Create enthusiasm for language learning as well as French culture and history.
  • Work with the upper school team to create integrated curriculum opportunities among art, music, French and homerooms.
  • Assess, communicate and demonstrate student learning privately to families and publicly to our community.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional and school-wide levels.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in French is required
  • At least two years of high school teaching experience in the field of French is required
  • Successful completion of all teaching requirements as well as all course work required to obtain (or working towards) a teaching certification in Virginia
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management and learning assessment
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications and list of professional references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for substitute teaching positions for the academic year 2015-16. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, teaching a range of high school or middle school classes, proctoring study halls, and supporting the school's mission as needed. Ideal candidates will have some teaching experience in a middle or upper school setting, and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching young adults. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. The position requires collaborative work with other teachers and administrators. Norfolk Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere. We welcome energetic and flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and expect to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers and mentors. 

Applicants should send a completed application, resume, cover letter and references to employment@norfolkcollegiate.org.

 

ATHLETIC COACHES

Norfolk Collegiate is seeking applicants for various athletic coaching positions for the academic year 2015-16.  Coaches at Norfolk Collegiate serve a crucial function in supplementing the education of children who attend our school.  Our robust athletic department helps in the development of the minds, bodies, and characters of our students, and coaches, like teachers in the classroom, serve as guides and mentors to this process.  To coach one of the athletic teams at Norfolk Collegiate, an individual must demonstrate a caring and nurturing attitude toward young people and must seek to provide a positive but challenging learning environment for our athletes to develop the ability to push themselves and their teammates to achieve their goals through hard work, discipline, and a positive attitude.  Coaches at Norfolk Collegiate must demonstrate knowledge in their particular sport and must be able to transmit that knowledge to athletes under their charge.

Applicants should contact Jon Hall, director of athletics, at jhall@norfolkcollegiate.org for more information.

 

BUS DRIVERS

Norfolk Collegiate School seeks part-time bus drivers for the upcoming school year. Responsibilities include afternoon and occasional evening driving of athletic teams for practices and games. From time to time, there will also be opportunities to drive students and teachers to field trips during the school day. Drivers are expected to have an up-to-date CDL with and S or P endorsement and will be paid $15 per hour with a $40 per trip minimum. Interested candidates should contact the Athletic Director Jon Hall at 757.480.2885 or jhall@norfolkcollegiate.org.