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Tampa Prep is seeking progressive-minded educators to join our team. We offer low student to teacher ratio, plentiful classroom resources, very competitive salaries, no-cost employee healthcare coverage immediately upon employment, a generous retirement savings plan, and a 98% student retention rate–all at a grades 6-12 independent, college preparatory school located on the Hillsborough River in thriving downtown Tampa.

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All open positions are listed below. 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.

Faculty Openings

Students
Full-Time

Dean of Students

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. This position works on a 10-month contract.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve on the 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 and alcohol violations
    • Harassment, bullying, etc.
    • Digital citizenship
    • Other rules specified in the Guide for Academics and Student Life
    • Annual review of policies and procedures
  • Honor Code
    • Ensure that academic and personal integrity is at the forefront of student life.
  • Facilitate 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.
    • Coordinate the student club system.
    • Oversee Student Council.
    • Manage elections and weekly meetings.
    • Participate in the implementation of Terrapin Day activities in the Upper School.
    • Partner with faculty on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives and programs.
  • Update appropriate sections of the Guide for Academics and Student Life.
  • Participate on the Safety Committee.
  • Coordinate fire and lockdown drills.

REQUIRED SKILLS & 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.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Dean of Students position
  • Current resume
  • 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.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Full-Time

Assistant Head of the Middle School

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Head of the Middle School exhibits initiative, involvement, dedication, cooperation, sense of community regard for confidentiality and a commitment to the mission of the School. The person in this position reports to the Head of the Middle School.

With respect to the Middle School, the Assistant Head of the Middle School:

  • Supports policies and procedures implemented by the Head of School and the Head of the Middle School.
  • Meets with the Middle School Head on a regular basis.
  • Assists the Middle School Head in developing and maintaining programs that reflect the School’s mission, efficiently utilizes the school’s resources and supports the middle school students’ developmental stages.
  • Assists in maintaining discipline, administers the Conduct Module,provides weekly reports to constituents and administers the DH program.
  • Conducts parent conferences at the grade level determined by the Head of Middle School and other grade levels as needed.
  • Assists in scheduling decisions.
  • Communicates with parents on general Middle School issues or specific student concerns.
  • Serves as a school contact for parents who are concerned about their children.
  • Works with Parents Club and parent volunteers to help implement school events.
  • Chaperones school events.
  • Coordinates with the School Counselor to implement programs for a safe student environment and assist with student care when necessary.
  • Keeps abreast of recent educational research.
  • Serves as a communication link between faculty and the Head of the Middle School.
  • Assists faculty as needed with regard to planning, scheduling, discipline or parent conferences.
  • Works with the Middle School Administrative Assistant to implement procedures, policies and communications as needed.
  • Oversees the administration of the ERB testing by providing teacher and student training, communication to parents, teachers and students.
  • Works with the Learning Specialists to interpret ERB results and implement actions as needed.
  • Oversees the NJHS Honor Society.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Associate Head of School. 

With respect to teaching, the Assistant Head of the Middle School:

  • Serves as a faculty member.
  • Teaches up to three classes in the Middle School within field
  • Follows a ten-month calendar and serves from 8:00AM – 5:00PM during the school year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the classroom
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to groups and in a one-to-one setting.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Google Suite and Blackbaud knowledge preferred

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Assistant Head of the Middle School position
  • Current resume
  • 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.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

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.

History Instructor
Full-Time

Upper School Economics & History Instructor

We are currently seeking a full-time upper school economics and history instructor for the 2024-2025 academic year who can teach AP Economics and high school history courses. 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. Candidates should also be comfortable reflecting on their own pedagogy, interested in collaborating with colleagues, and open to different curricular approaches and instructional practices. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in economics, history, social science education, or a related field.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Upper School Economics & History Instructor position
  • Current resume
  • 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.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Dean of Faculty, Mr. Donald Morrison (dmorrison@tampaprep.org).

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.

Spanish Class
Full-Time

Middle & Upper School Spanish Instructor

We are seeking a full-time, five section, middle and upper school Spanish instructor for the 2024-2025 academic year. Experienced candidates with middle and upper school experience should be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental needs of middle and high school students, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular activities. We are also looking for applicants whose pedagogy aligns with our department’s goal to incorporate comprehensible input, immersion, and IPA’s in our language classrooms.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Middle & Upper School Spanish Instructor position
  • Current resume
  • 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.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Dean of Faculty, Mr. Donald Morrison (dmorrison@tampaprep.org).

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.

ALE classroom
Part-Time

Substitute Teacher

Tampa Prep is currently seeking substitute teachers with discipline-specific teaching experience in a dynamic, progressive-school setting. Candidates must have classroom experience at the middle (6 – 8 grades) and/or upper (9 – 12 grades) school levels. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, must enjoy working with bright, independent, talented students and be available to work on short notice.  Tampa Prep school instructional hours are Monday through Friday, 8:50am – 3:30pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in a substitute teaching position
  • Current resume

Please direct questions and submissions to the Tampa Prep Health Coordinator, Ms. Kate Mesa
(health@tampaprep.org), (813) 251-8481, ext. 4031.

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.

Staff Openings

Student using tablet in the library
Full-Time

Director of the Terrapin Annual Fund

POSITION SUMMARY

Tampa Preparatory School seeks a Director of the Terrapin Annual Fund to join a dynamic, high-functioning advancement team at an exciting time in the school’s history. The Director is responsible for the development of a comprehensive Annual Giving program, which raises nearly $1M each year and is poised for growth, in support of our mission.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly organized, deadline-oriented, goal-driven, collaborative, and a creative thinker. They should possess the ability to be strategic with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to be agile. They will envision, launch, and execute new initiatives and lead the program to new heights. The person in this role will have a dual focus on both identifying and soliciting leadership donors ($1,000+) while increasing participation from all constituencies as a result of robust engagement with parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of the School.  

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Annual Terrapin Fund Oversight and Coordination

  • Develop and implement a strategic, volunteer-oriented, and segmented annual giving program to ensure continued growth and increased participation from all constituent groups.
  • Act as the project manager for the annual appeals communications calendar, managing internal and external deadlines and effectively marketing and messaging the Annual Terrapin Fund utilizing email, social media, direct mail, our website and other innovative tools.
  • Lead planning and execution of Prep’s annual Day of Giving.
  • Establish a volunteer structure and lead the recruitment and management of parent volunteers and work with the Director of Donor Engagement to develop a complementary volunteer structure for reunion giving.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate the Terrapin Annual  Fund, Gala sponsorships, reunion giving, and major gift solicitation strategies. 
  • Work with the Database Manager to help prepare reports and presentations for the Head of School, Director of Development, Board of Trustees, and other volunteers and stakeholders.

Donor Portfolio Management and Major Gifts

  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with focus on relationship building and growing the philanthropic support for the school primarily through annual giving, with opportunities for involvement in major gifts. 
  • Oversee the acknowledgement, stewardship, and recognition of all Terrapin Annual Fund donors; personally acknowledge all gifts from assigned prospects.
  • Ensure that key prospects are actively managed with regular face-to-face meetings and outreach.
  • Represent the School at alumni, parent, and other constituent events.
  • Provide strategic and operational support as needed for other fundraising priorities. 

Events and General

  • Work with the Associate Director of Community Engagement to oversee assigned solicitations for fundraising events such as the Gala and participate as a member of the planning team for these and other donor events.
  • Work with the Database Manager to ensure appropriate planning and implementation of systems and strategies as related to the Annual Giving program.
  • Engage enthusiastically in the life of the School, leveraging daily interactions and major school-wide events alike for cultivation opportunities with all constituencies.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 3+ years of development/fundraising experience; experience with Annual Giving and frontline fundraising preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; prefer experience writing solicitation and acknowledgment letters, overseeing stewardship pieces, creating social media posts, PowerPoint presentations and more.
  • A thorough knowledge of Google Workspace or similar tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Raiser’s Edge or equivalent CRM database.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, time management, problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic work environment, meeting multiple deadlines and successfully managing multiple projects at a time.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers preferred.
  • A passion for Tampa Prep’s mission, a willingness to actively engage in the School community, and a history of developing meaningful, genuine relationships.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Director of the Terrapin Annual Fund position
  • Current resume
  • 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.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Full-time

Bus Driver

Tampa Prep is seeking a full-time bus driver. This position requires a CDL Class A or B.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

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

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.

School Lunch
Part-Time

Lunch Manager

Tampa Prep is seeking a part-time Lunch Manager from the hours of 11:00am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Duties will include coordinating lunch deliveries with food vendors and facilitating delivery of lunch to students during middle and upper school lunch periods.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month part-time position. Applicants must have a High School Diploma and the ability to pass a background check. For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

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.

Athletic Openings

Swim Team Photo
Full-time

Head Dive Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Head Dive Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

Tampa Prep Rowing Photo
Full-time

Assistant Rowing Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Assistant Rowing Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

boys bowling
Full-time

Head Bowling Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Head Bowling Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Contact our Hiring Team

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

Mychael Sumby
Director of Summer Programs
msumby@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4007

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 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.