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.

HEAD OF THE UPPER SCHOOL

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Organizational Summary:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our mission is our foundation as we focus on what’s best for students. We pay attention to adolescent development and incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into our programs. Founded in 1974, 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 Florida for nearly fifty years. Our educational philosophy instills values of kindness, fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic curiosity. The School also 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 Head of the Upper School who exhibits initiative, excitement, involvement, dedication, a sense of community, and the ability to coordinate various programs. The Head of the Upper School reports to the Head of School, as the lead administrator for the Upper School’s day-to-day operations. Additionally, it can be expected that the Head of the Upper School will work collaboratively with the Administrative Team and attend Board meetings where they frequently present on matters of interest and importance for the Division.

The Head of the Upper School will embrace the School’s mission, bring an informed, dynamic, and energetic vision for education in the 21st century, and possess a strong commitment to academic excellence. The Head of the Upper School will lead a talented faculty and our upper school of roughly 490 students in grades nine through 12.  Although this position reports to the Head of School, it is afforded a high degree of autonomy to lead the Upper Division. The Head of the Upper School is expected to serve as a member of, and to work closely with, the Senior Administrative Team in developing institutional educational strategy and initiatives. Preferred candidates will have experience with: secondary teaching, administrative and curriculum development, strong oral and written communication and public relations, technological proficiency, and budget management.

The Head of the Upper School is expected to have a command of curriculum, as well as trends and research in education. Also imperative for success in this position are the ability to balance collaboration with decisiveness, an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor, an enthusiasm for working within a diverse community, and a fondness for guiding the development of students.

 

Summary of Major Responsibilities:

With respect to the administration, the Head of the Upper School:

  • Meets with the Head of School as part of the weekly Administrative Team meeting, as well as individually, as needed
  • Works collaboratively with the Associate Head of School and Head of the Middle School
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the Administrative Team

 

With respect to the Board, the Head of the Upper School:

  • Attends Board meetings, makes regular reports on the Upper School, and other subjects identified by the Head of School
  • Serves as a member of Board Committee(s) as identified by the Head of School

 

With respect to the Upper School students and program, the Head of the Upper School:

  • Supports the School’s mission and philosophy, faculty and students
    • Works in a procedural manner with faculty to develop curriculum and programs (including Academic Concentrations) consistent with the School’s philosophy, the ability levels of students, the developmental stages of students, in preparation for the next phase of their education. Collaboratively coordinates the development of a coherent school program
  • Fosters open communication between the divisions, departments, faculty, and administration
  • Organizes and supervises accreditation activities for the division
  • Works with the Deans to maintain student records, capturing requirements and progress
  • Ensures that all students have access to age-appropriate, student-centered courses and activities that offer a challenging curriculum and growth-oriented experience

 

With respect to students, the Head of the Upper School:

  • Oversees the College Counseling program and works closely with the Director of College Counseling
  • Cultivates high performance and high morale
  • Monitors the relationship between the overall ability of the student body with the nature and demands of the Upper School programs
  • Oversees the development of a master schedule with the Academic Dean and collaboratively determines appropriate placement in courses and/or classes, together with the Dean of Faculty, the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, and Academic Department Chairs 
  • Oversees the student discipline program and works closely with the Dean of Students on matters of student discipline. Together with the Dean of Students and Head of the Middle School, maintains a pattern of discipline in accordance with the School’s handbook
  • Serves as a liaison between the School and parents, assisting individual students and their families, and responding to specific academic, emotional, and developmental challenges.
  • Reviews the Guide for Academics and Student Life with the Dean of Students
  • Prepares First Week and orientation programs for new and returning Upper School students, with the Deans assistance

 

With respect to the faculty and the Upper School, the Head of the Upper School:

  • Works with the Dean of Faculty and Department Chairs in recruiting and hiring new faculty and staff
  • Assigns courses to be taught and activities to be supervised equitably
  • Recommends adding or removing teaching positions
  • Evaluates teacher performance and recommends programs for professional development
  • Leads Upper Division faculty meetings, Upper School student meetings, and assemblies
  • Seeks to build a positive working relationship with teachers

 

The Head of the Upper School must also embrace the day-to-day functions of the opportunity. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervises and evaluates the work within the division
  • Coordinates all division activities
  • Advises and works with the Admissions Office concerning Upper School admissions
  • Works closely with the Upper School Administrative Team on school programs
  • Supervises the Health Coordinator and activities associated with the Health Desk

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Head of School, Director of Finance and Operations, and Assistant Head of School to build the yearly budget and supervise its administration 
  • Works in concert with the Development Office, keeping the staff well informed of newsworthy events, student achievements, activities that enhance the school experience and mission, as well as helping establish and determine the use of funds raised

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred

Preferred candidates will have secondary teaching (minimum 10 years), administrative and curriculum experience 

Strong communication skills 

Emotional intelligence and public relations skills

Technological proficiency

Budget management

Boundless enthusiasm for working within a diverse community guiding and developing students

 

Information for Applicants:

This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. For consideration, please forward cover letter expressing interest in the Head of the Upper School position, current resume, statement of educational philosophy and practice, limited to two pages, and list of references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (References are contacted only with the candidate’s permission or if the candidate becomes a finalist.) to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org or Joe Fenlon, Associate Head of School at jfenlon@tampaprep.org.

 

For additional information please visit this link: https://tampaprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Head-of-US.pdf

 

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.

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.

BUS DRIVER

POSITION SUMMARY:

Tampa Prep is seeking a part-time bus driver for 20-25 hours per week. This position requires a CDL Class A or B.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

This is a part-time position. For consideration, please contact Wes Burns at wburns@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.

CUSTODIAN

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 Custodian who will report to the Director of Facilities and Head  Custodian and work collaboratively with both the school community and other custodial and Facilities  staff to maintain the school’s buildings and grounds.  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Perform the following tasks:
    • Vacuuming
    • Sweeping
    • Restroom Cleaning
    • Trash Removal
    • Window and Mirror Cleaning
    • Carpet Extraction
    • Floor Stripping and Waxing
    • Floor Burnishing
    • Dusting
    • Event Setup
  • Perform custodial tasks as assigned by the Head Custodian and Director of Facilities
  • Maintain supplies stock in assigned custodial closet and keep the closet in a clean and orderly  state 
  • Assist with event setup and take down 
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in custodial work 
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening. 
  • Ability to work with others as part of a team

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly. 
  • 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). 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: 

  • This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position.  
  • Working hours are generally 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional  mandatory evening and/or weekend hours. 
  • Uniforms Provided 

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to 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.

CUSTODIAN – TEMPORARY POSITION

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 Florida.  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 two qualified temporary Custodians who will report to the Director of Facilities and Head Custodian and work collaboratively with both the school community and other custodial and Facilities staff to maintain the school’s buildings and grounds. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Perform the following tasks:
    • Vacuuming
    • Sweeping
    • Restroom Cleaning
    • Trash Removal
    • Window and Mirror Cleaning
    • Carpet Extraction
    • Floor Stripping and Waxing
    • Floor Burnishing
    • Dusting
    • Event Setup
  • Perform custodial tasks as assigned by the Head Custodian and Director of Facilities
  • Maintain supplies stock in assigned custodial closet and keep the closet in a clean and orderly state
  • Assist with event setup and take down
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in custodial work
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening.
  • Ability to work with others as part of a team

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • 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).

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • This is a temporary, part-time position.
  • Working hours are generally 4:00 pm to 11:00pm, Monday through Thursday and 5:00 to 11:00 on Friday. There may be occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Uniforms Provided

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR

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 in a very  inclusive community has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Florida. 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 middle school mathematics instructor for the 2022-2023  academic year who is able to teach advanced middle school math courses, including Algebra 1.  Candidates should be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental  needs of middle school students, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular  activities. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in mathematics,  mathematics education, or a related field. 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: 

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience.  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 MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR

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 in a very  inclusive community has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Florida. 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 mathematics instructor for the 2022-2023  academic year who is able to teach high school math courses through Honors Calculus.  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 mathematics,  mathematics education, 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.

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 Andrea Cafaro at acafaro@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…