Career Opportunities

If Tampa Prep is seeking professional staff and faculty positions, you will see them listed below. Tampa Prep is an independent, coeducational, inclusive, urban day school enrolling over 660 students in grades six through twelve.

Tampa Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Position Summary:
The Director of Finance and Operations provides prudent financial management in compliance with GAAP and IRS regulations, cash management, implementing efficient and effective operations, and ensuring that the organization makes progress towards long-term sustainability. The Director of Finance and Operations is a member of the Senior Administrative Team, reports directly to the Head of School, and works closely with other school personnel as well as the Board of Trustees' Financial Resources and Infrastructure Committees.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
  • Supervise the core members of the Business Office Team: Controller, Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations, Facilities, Security, Transportation, and Director of Human Resources.
  • Develop a sustainable, multi-year financial model capable of ensuring the School’s fiscal stability as part of the School’s strategic plan, and collaborate with the Head of School regarding strategic decision making.
  • Oversee the annual financial and 403b plan audits and filings of tax returns.
  • Ensure the delivery of timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, Board of Trustees Financial Dashboard, and financial trends to assist the Head of School, the Board, and other administrators in performing their responsibilities. The Director of Finance and Operations regularly attends the meetings of the Board of Trustees with other Senior Administrators.
  • Collaborate with the Controller in the budgeting process to ensure a high degree of financial literacy among all cost-center managers and timely billing of student accounts.
  • Oversee biweekly and semimonthly payroll processing and 403b plan administration.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources to develop and maintain consistent employment policies, adequate staffing levels, and appropriate benefits programs for all facets of School operations.
  • Implement investment decisions of the Financial Resources Committee and coordinate with investment advisors.
  • Oversee and manage insurance policies to ensure adequacy of coverage, renewals, and financial considerations.
  • As needed, effectively manage the financial considerations of projects, initiatives, and plans from the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and the Strategic Plan. Effectively communicating financial changes and progress and assist in the completion of projects in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Oversee and work collaboratively with others on specific operational priorities including financial and, risk management, employee salaries and benefits, compliance with Federal and State regulations, and the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Serve as Chair of the School’s Retirement Committee charged with the fiduciary responsibilities for the School’s 403(b) retirement plan, as promulgated by ERISA and the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Present a visible, collegial, and accessible manner reflective of the school culture in support of the financial operations of the School.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least five years of related work experience as a Business Manager or Director of Finance in a non-profit organization.
  • A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage several tasks at one time. Additionally, candidate must be self-directed and a self-starter who is able to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Candidate should be at ease with technology and have experience in working with Senior Systems accounting software, FACTS, familiar with Microsoft Word suite of software and Apple software.
  • Collaborative spirit and a genuine interest in working closely with students, families, faculty, and staff.

Information for Applicants:
This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Interviews are expected to begin in late February and start date will be July 1, 2019. For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at employment@tampaprep.org.

UPPER SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS

Upper School Dean of Students

Organizational Summary:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

Position Summary:

The Dean of Students reports directly to the Head of the Upper School, and works closely with the Upper School Administration team, students, faculty, staff and parents. The Dean of Students plays a central role in monitoring students’ needs and achievements, organizing campus life and communicating with all stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

  • This position works on a 10 or 11-month contract.
  • Serve on Upper School Administration team to coordinate and implement policies and procedures that advance the mission of the School.
  • Support the Head of the Upper School and other Upper School Deans on an as needed basis and on special projects.
  • Oversight of daily conduct system including:
    • Attendance (absences & tardies)
    • Dress code
    • Disciplinary Holdovers (DHs)
  • Supervise and implement discipline system including:
    • Honor system and honor code violations
    • Drug & Alcohol violations
    • Harassment, bullying, etc.
    • Digital citizenship
    • Other rules specified in the Guide for Academics and Student Life
    • Annual review of policies and procedures
    • Seek feedback from faculty, Student Council and Administration
  • Honor Code
    • Ensure that the academic and personal integrity at the forefront of student life.
  • Run the Conduct Review Board (CRB).
    • Select and train faculty and student members of the CRB.
    • Facilitate meetings when necessary to respond to major rule violations.
  • Head of student life:
    • Partner with faculty Head of Key Club to oversee Community Service.
    • Participate in the implementation of Terrapin Day activities in Upper School.
    • Diversity program involvement.
    • Coordinate student club system.
    • Oversee Student Council.
    • Manage elections and weekly meetings.
  • Update appropriate sections of Guide for Academics and Student Life.
  • Potentially serve as an Upper School Class Dean.
    • Partner with advisor, faculty and parents when necessary to support student growth and mission of the school.
    • Meet with all incoming grade-level families after they are contracted and through summer with regarding to:
      • Academic scheduling
      • Social transitioning
    • Lead meetings during school year with appropriate adults to coordinate support systems for students who are struggling.
  • Oversight of Class Seminar program:
    • Build and seek out appropriate curriculum across all grades of high school.
    • Coordinate with Grade-level Deans to ensure smooth implementation of program.
    • Schedule classes and locations for programming.
    • Support the social and emotional learning of our students through the Class Seminar program.
    • Oversight of First Week as part of the Class Seminar program.
  • Participate on the Safety Committee.
  • Coordinate Fire and Lockdown Drills
  • Possibly teach section of Freshmen Transitions Class

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience at the high school level.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • A background in education; candidates with a Master’s Degree in Education are preferred.
  • Time spent in the classroom preferred.

Information for Applicants:

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position.

For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at employment@tampaprep.org.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Position Summary:
This position reports to the Director of Admissions assisting with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. In addition, this individual is responsible for assisting with the internal department management of summer programs including registration and support.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Guide and work closely with prospective families through the Admissions process.
  • Assist in meeting enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the admissions office recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting Tampa Prep’s visibility and general recruitment efforts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing Admissions events.
  • Travel on behalf of Admissions for recruitment and other related events.
  • Organize, train and direct Terrapin Corps and Terrapin Travel Team (student ambassador groups).
  • Organize all aspects of daily shadow visits.
  • Manage student volunteers for hosting prospective students (Terrapin Corps), giving tours and Open Houses.
  • Assist in evaluating and executing admission decisions on applicant files.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting and operational efficiency.
  • Oversee international student visits.
  • Assist with the management and registration of Summer Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a preferred minimum of 3 years admissions experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience managing professional and student staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly.
  • Should possess a creative spark, high energy, attention to detail and the ability to organize effectively.
  • Be familiar in the process of enrolling international students and interacting with SEVIS. Communicate the process of issuing J1 and F1 visa to international families and negotiate SEVIS rules and regulations.
  • Have experience interviewing prospective students.
  • Be familiar with Senior Systems operating program.
  • Teaching or coaching experience.
  • Experience in Hubspot a plus.

Information for Applicants:

UPPER SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER

Organizational Summary:
Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Tampa Prep’s focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking a full-time upper school biology instructor for the 2019-2020 academic year who can teach Advanced Placement Biology, Honors Biology, and possibly a semester science elective--ideally with an orientation towards medicine. Candidates should be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental needs of high school students, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular activities. Applicants should possess a bachelors and/or advanced degree in either biology or a related field.

Information for Applicants:
This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The online position posting can be viewed here: https://www.tampaprep.org/discover/jobs

For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Donald Morrison, Dean of Faculty at dmorrison@tampaprep.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.

UPPER SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER

Organizational Summary:
Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Tampa Prep’s focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking a full-time upper school history instructor for the 2019-2020 academic year who is able to teach world history and American history. Candidates should be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental needs of high school students, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular activities. Applicants should possess a bachelor's and/or advanced degree in history, social studies, or social studies education.

Information for Applicants:
This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The online position posting can be viewed here: https://www.tampaprep.org/discover/jobs

For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Donald Morrison, Dean of Faculty at dmorrison@tampaprep.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT COUNSELOR

Organizational Summary:
Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Tampa Prep’s focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

Position Summary:
We are currently seeking a full-time Academic Support Counselor for the 2019-2020 academic year who will work alongside our current Academic Support Counselor and other school administrators. Below, please find qualifications for the position.

Professional background:

  • Experience in a comparable role
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • A background in education; degree in reading, cognitive science, special education or a related field preferred
  • Time spent in the classroom preferred

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Works with students to foster academic success
  • Works closely with other Academic Support Counselor, School Counselor, and College Counseling
  • Oversees standardized testing and nonstandard test administration
  • Helps students and faculty manage classroom accommodations
  • Coordinates plans for supporting students of concern with other administrators
  • Advises parents about strategies that facilitate learning
  • Maintains confidential student files
  • Interprets cognitive testing reports
  • Advises teachers in best strategies for instruction for students with learning differences
  • Coordinates tutors on campus
  • Communicates with outside private support providers about Tampa Prep students and how best to navigate with teachers, admin, etc.
  • Serves as a resource for admissions office
  • Coordinates with other student support services at school like advisors, NHS student tutoring, and Writing Center

Information for Applicants:
This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The online position posting can be viewed here: https://www.tampaprep.org/discover/jobs For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Donald Morrison, Dean of Faculty at dmorrison@tampaprep.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Substitute Teacher

We currently do not have any substitute positions available, however, we are always accepting resumes for potential openings. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and be available to work at short notice. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy Zollinger at bzollinger@tampaprep.org.


Administrative Positions
Kimberly Baggett
Director of Human Resources
Tampa Preparatory School
727 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
kbaggett@tampaprep.org
voice: 813-251-8481, ext 4093
fax: 813-254-2106

Academic Positions
Donald Morrison
Dean of Faculty
Tampa Preparatory School
727 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
dmorrison@tampaprep.org
voice: 813-251-8481, ext 4045
fax: 813-254-2106

Athletic Positions
Chris Lavoie
Director of Athletics
Tampa Preparatory School
727 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
clavoie@tampaprep.org
voice: 813-251-8481, ext 4075
fax: 813-254-2106
Summer School
Tammy Honegger
Director of Summer Programs
Tampa Preparatory School
727 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
thonegger@tampaprep.org
voice: 813-251-8481, ext 4009
fax: 813-254-2106

Non-Discrimination Policy

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.