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.

CIVICS / 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 in a very inclusive community 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 2021-2022 academic year who is able to teach 11th and 12th grade Civics and other history or social science 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. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in history, social studies, political science, or social studies education.

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.

ENGLISH 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 in a very inclusive community 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 seeking a full-time English instructor for the 2021-2022 academic year to teach three sections of 9th grade English and two sections of 7th grade English. Applicants should be sensitive to the social and developmental needs of both middle and high school students, proficient and creative in educational applications of technology, skilled with an iPad, and willing to contribute to extracurricular activities. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in English or English Education.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position and 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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

POSITION OVERVIEW
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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Conduct campus tours and interviews for prospective families being able to clearly articulate the mission and philosophy of the school.
  • Accurately, persuasively, and authentically communicate Tampa Prep’s value proposition through phone calls, emails, campus tours, admissions events and interviews in a responsive, professional manner.
  • Assist in meeting enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment areas.
  • 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.
  • 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 daily management of Summer Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A bachelor’s degree with a preferred minimum of 3 years admissions experience.
  • Have experience interviewing prospective students.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Be familiar in the process of enrolling international students and interacting with SEVIS. 
  • Teaching or coaching experience.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
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 employment@tampaprep.org.

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Administrative Assistant to the Director of Admissions exhibits initiative, dedication, cooperation, punctuality, neatness, regard for confidentiality, a sense of community, and a commitment to the School’s mission. The person in this position reports to the Director of Admissions.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assist families with the application process and answer questions regarding their applications
  • Handle all Admissions correspondence, process admission applications, including data processing of information
  • Set up and update applicants’ files as necessary
  • E-mail “Follow-up” postcard to applicants advising them of missing application items
  • Identify and track new families requesting financial aid and distribute the necessary materials
  • Process Enrollment Contracts
  • Maintain contract information in the database and the “dot board” for current and new students
  • Process financial aid applications
  • Coordinate all admissions mailings
  • Assist with all Admissions-related events such as the Open Houses, New Parents Shindig and Founders Testing
  • Issue I-20s and maintain SEVIS records 
  • Generate Admission reports
  • Maintain inventory of all Admissions-related materials
  • Request final transcripts for new students
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Admissions

MISCELLANEOUS
All staff will support and assist in carrying out school rules and policies and will follow prescribed office hours and lunch hours. From time to time, staff may be asked to help out in other offices, but such requests must be channeled through, and approved by, the Director of Admissions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Experience working in an academic environment: preferably an admissions office.
  • Superior communications skills, including writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle student data and admission information in a discrete and confidential manner. 
  • Strong active listening skills, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail are a must. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; must be able to work independently and also to be a team player. 
  • Adaptability to new and evolving technology, and ability to demonstrate innovation and vision related to the efficient processing of information related to this role. 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with technology and software including Microsoft Office, Email, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. 
  • Experience with any school SIS system, ideally BlackBaud.
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a busy school environment.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
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 employment@tampaprep.org.

COLLEGE RESOURCE COORDINATOR

POSITION OVERVIEW
Tampa Prep is seeking an organized, energetic, team-work oriented individual to join our College Counseling Office team. The Resource Coordinator reports to the Director of College Counseling and acts as a primary organizer for multiple functions of the College Counseling Office.  This position will also be responsible for the career- related aspects of the college counseling office, managing communications and social media, and managing student data and records as we transition to Blackbaud, our new SIS.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Maintain all statistical data relative to the college counseling including entering data into Florida Bright Futures for seniors.
  • Maintain student data in SCOIR, and NCAA, NAIA platforms. 
  • Organize and transmit current and past student records to other institutions as needed. 
  • Manage alumni records, education verification and send transcripts as needed.
  • Manage and update information on the college counseling visitor welcome TVs.
  • Communicate with the TP marketing department any website updates news to parents, the visiting colleges list (Scoir).
  • Outreach to colleges and manage college rep visits in SCOIR and communicate to students. 
  • Assist with planning, logistics, and execution of College Counseling student/parent programs. 
  • Coordinate with the Development Office to organize Career related events and student connection programs.
  • Administer the Career Profile to all sophomore students.
  • Act as a resource to students for the College Counseling office. 
  • All other duties and tasks that may be delegated by the Director of College Counseling.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Experience working in an academic environment: preferably a college counseling or admission office.
  • Superior communications skills, including writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle student data and college admission information in a discrete and confidential manner. 
  • Strong active listening skills, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail are a must. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; must be able to work independently and also to be a team player. 
  • Adaptability to new and evolving technology, and ability to demonstrate innovation and vision related to the efficient processing of information related to this role. 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with technology and software including Microsoft Office, Email, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. 
  • Ability to quickly master online application and student management systems, online tools that we utilize such as Scoir.
  • Experience with any school SIS system, ideally BlackBaud.
  •  Superior time management skills and the ability to meet stringent deadlines in a busy school environment is key. 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at employment@tampaprep.org.

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 Betsy Zollinger at bzollinger@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

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…

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.