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.


The Director of Development is responsible for leading the School’s efforts in the areas of fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing. The director ensures the success of all development functions of the School including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors; capital and endowment fund raising; annual fund; auction; major gifts; planned giving; some special events, and new initiatives. The job requires high energy, solid organizational skills, great tact, political instincts, a strong memory, entertaining and management skills, social and emotional intelligence and the ability to function with grace under pressure. The Director of Development reports directly to the Head of School.


  • Articulates and provides innovative and strategic philanthropic vision for the School.
  • Develops clear, compelling messages to the internal/external constituency describing the School’s strengths and aspirations so they understand programmatic objectives and the School’s future direction.
  • Devises and manages programs designed to attract maximum gift support to the School.
  • Keeps the Head of School and Development Committee informed of the fundraising activities of the office.
  • Develops and implements plans to increase constituent support of, and involvement in, the School.
  • Makes fundraising solicitations.
  • Creates strong team environment for development staff where each individual is valued and encouraged to innovate in order to improve the overall fundraising effort.
  • Oversees a coordinated publications and printing program, which will most effectively communicate with the various constituencies of the School.
  • Maintains a complete program of research into and an action plan of solicitation of the School's key prospects.
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Manages relationships with Parents Club, Alumni Association, and Auction Committee.
  • Oversees processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and the maintaining of giving records.
  • Leads professional and volunteer staff to carry out the activities of the office.
  • Supervises the Director of Strategic Marketing, Communications, Director of the Annual Fund, Director of Stewardship and Constituent Relations, Assistant Director of Stewardship and Constituent Relations, Development Assistant and any additional positions created within the department.
  • Effectively develops and administers the development budget.
  • Selects and hires highly qualified persons to serve as members of the development team.
  • Acts as liaison with other senior administrative staff and faculty to ensure fulfillment of the School's contractual obligations; coordinates schedules, arranges for rentals, and coordinates procedures where the interests of all are involved.
  • Represents the School to all of its constituents including parents, alumni, students, grandparents, business community, faculty, and staff.
  • Excels in customer service including 24-hour turnaround on return phone calls and a positive, assisting attitude at all meetings, visits, and public events. Regular reporting on your progress to the Head of School.
  • Supports the School and its leadership at all times.
  • Maintains a good sense of humor, optimism, and a passionate commitment to the principles and goals embodied in the School’s mission.
  • Overall effectively oversees the Development day-to-day operations; successfully coordinating with groups within and outside the department and with departments across campus.
  • Develops strong relationships with donors, volunteers, faculty, and staff.

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: Leadership preferred. At least five to seven years of development experience in building the infrastructure of a development program, formulating and executing a successful fundraising plan, and strategic planning and management of a large-scale capital campaign. Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership gifts at all levels, including the seven and eight figure level.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the job, the following applies: Must be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under stressful situations and able to function in a fast-paced environment; capable of using a visual display terminal and keyboard with continuous wrist movement. Position also requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 25 pounds; must be able to spend long periods of time on feet and willing to engage philanthropic community.

This is a 12-month, full time, benefit-eligible position. For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at


Substitute Teacher

We are currently accepting resumes for substitute teacher positions. 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

Administrative Positions
Kimberly Baggett
Director of Human Resources
Tampa Preparatory School
727 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
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
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
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
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.