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 more than 690 students in grades six through twelve. We are the most innovative school in Florida. We offer competitive salaries, a generous benefits package and an employee-pension program.

If you would like to apply, email your resume to the appropriate person below. In your cover letter, please specify ways in which you could contribute to the school, both inside and outside the classroom.

Tampa Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BUILDING ENGINEER

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 nearly fifty 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:

Tampa Prep is seeking a qualified Building Engineer who will report to the Director of Facilities and work collaboratively with both the school community and outside vendors to maintain the school’s buildings, equipment, and grounds. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervise and/or perform the following tasks:
    • Basic Carpentry
    • Drywall Repair
    • Painting
    • Acoustical Ceiling Tile Installation/Replacement
    • Locksmith and Door Installation and Repair
    • Ceramic and VCT Tile Installation and Repair
    • Carpet Installation and Repair
    • Cabinetry Installation and Repair
    • Basic Roofing Repair
  • Oversee the work of outside painting, carpentry, and roofing contractors.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Facilities on department purchasing.
  • Update and maintain adequate inventories and contact vendors for pricing, purchasing, and follow up on unsatisfactory products and service; research building specifications to obtain parts.
  • Maintain provided tools and equipment.
  • Attend all necessary safety and equipment operator training as well as technical training classes to stay current with techniques and equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license with clear driving record.
  • Ability to operate lifts as needed to perform the job.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction industry.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening.
  • Ability to work from sketches, blueprints, drawings, and close out book.
  • Ability to use computer-based software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Must be able to stand continuously for up to four hours.
  • Must have a range of motion adequate to facilitate stooping, kneeling, reaching and balancing.
  • Must have adequate close up and distance vision required for reading, driving and seeing work (corrective lenses are permitted).
  • Must have the ability to tolerate normal winter and summer outdoor temperatures.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. 
  • Working hours are generally 8 to 5, Monday through Friday with occasional mandatory evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Uniforms and tools are provided.

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to Mike Circle, Director of Facilities, at mcircle@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.

HEALTH COORDINATOR

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 nearly fifty 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 Health Coordinator must be adept at working independently. Reporting to the Head of the Upper School, this individual will serve as one of the primary points of contact for the school, working directly with students, parents, and employees both in person and on the telephone. Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Responsible for the health and safety of students and faculty.

  • Assist students who become ill or injured at school.
  • Respond to student and faculty health emergencies.
  • Perform basic first aid.
  • Administer and track medications.
  • Maintain accident and injury reports.
  • Communicate with parents.
  • Assure compliance with Florida Department of Health standards regarding vaccinations and other health issues.

Track daily attendance and maintain student attendance records.

  • Enter and maintain attendance records in the student information system.
  • Confirm unreported absences with parents/guardians.
  • Compile a daily list of early dismissals, and ensure students have parental permission and have checked out as required.
  • Track students who are tardy and report weekly to the Dean of Students.
  • Assign disciplinary actions for attendance infractions as directed by the Dean of Students.
  • Keep a daily attendance document that is shared with faculty and administration.

Hire and place substitute teachers.

  • Maintain a list of substitute teachers.
  • Interview and hire substitute teachers when necessary.
  • Coordinate class coverage when teachers are absent.
  • Submit substitute check requests and time sheets.
  • Keep substitutes up to date on responsibilities, schedule changes, school procedures and protocols, etc.

Maintain student health records in Magnus Student Medical Records system.

  • Update forms in Magnus annually.
  • Track and approve forms that are submitted through the Magnus system.
  • Assist parents with understanding the Magnus system and submitting forms.
  • Follow up with parents throughout the year to complete expired records.

Assist Athletics Department with determining student eligibility.

  • Maintain up to date rosters of all sports teams.
  • Confirm that all student athletes’ medical records are complete following FHSAA guidelines.
  • Communicate with the Athletics Department and team coaches about lapses in eligibility.
  • Work closely with Athletic Trainers to communicate student injuries to appropriate people.
  • Work with the Middle School Athletics Director to ensure all Middle School athletes have current physicals.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide front desk coverage when required.
  • Assist the Dean of Students with fire drills and maintain a log of completed drills.
  • Prepare first aid kits and medical records for off campus trips.
  • Distribute and track parking permits.
  • Purchase and maintain inventory of first aid equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion and adhere to all HIPAA standards.
  • Hold current certifications in First Aid, CPR, Epi-Pen and AED use.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. 
  • Proficiency in Blackbaud and Magnus software programs a plus. 
  • Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and employees in writing, in person and on the telephone.
  • Strong customer service skills with an ability to balance competing priorities and work under deadlines.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

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

We are currently seeking substitute teachers with discipline-specific teaching experience who are willing to work in both on campus and remote learning settings. Candidates must have classroom experience at the middle and/or high school levels. Applicants must be willing and able to teach on campus while following all CDC guidelines, including wearing a face covering, social distancing, and observing appropriate personal and classroom hygiene. Candidates must also be willing to teach online using the Zoom platform. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be available to work on short notice.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Chedeline Apollon at capollon@tampaprep.org.

Administrative Positions

Kimberly Baggett
Director of Human Resources

kbaggett@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4093

Academic Positions

Donald Morrison
Dean of Faculty

dmorrison@tampaprep.org  
813-251-8481, ext 4045

Athletic Positions

Chris Lavoie
Director of Athletics
clavoie@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4075

Summer School

Tammy Honegger
Director of Summer Programs
thonegger@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4009

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.

Applying to Teach at Tampa Prep

There’s a deep culture of innovation and creativity at Tampa Prep. There’s a willingness by all–students, faculty, administrators and parents–to try new ideas, think differently, and push boundaries on what’s best for students.

If you’re not afraid to redefine education with big dreams and research, you will fit in here. If you want to join Tampa’s education thought leader, you’ve come to the right place. If you live for intellectual inquiry, launching thoughtful conversations in your classroom and growth-oriented experiences, please apply.

Applying for Non-teaching Positions at Tampa Prep

Administrative and staff career opportunities come with the expectation of servant leadership. Support for student experiences, faculty, parents and external resources and opportunities matter. We were founded in an urban setting with a goal of raising centered, inquisitive and selfless adults through contact with diverse experiences and people. Learn more about our current faculty, our values and how we got started in a livestock barn. That’s right. We started in a stable.  

See what happened when our entire Middle School closed for two days so our faculty could attend a conference together…