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.

COLLEGE COUNSELING OFFICE 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:

Tampa Prep seeks an organized, energetic, teamwork-oriented individual to join our College Counseling Office team. The College Counseling Office Coordinator reports to the Director of College Counseling and acts as a primary organizer for multiple functions of the College Counseling Office and Tampa Preparatory School.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintain all data relative to the college counseling office 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 Tampa Prep marketing department with 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.
  • All other duties and tasks that may be delegated by the Director of College Counseling.
  • Work as the AP exam coordinator.
  • Work with the class scheduler on students yearly academic schedules. 
  • Help maintain and update Tampa Prep School Profile

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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.

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL AND LEADERSHIP GIVING

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. 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 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 OVERVIEW
Tampa Preparatory School seeks a Director of Annual and Leadership Giving to join a dynamic 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, creative thinker. S/he should possess the ability to be strategic with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to be agile. S/he 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 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 and lead for the annual appeals communications calendar, managing internal and external deadlines and organizing input from key stakeholders.
  • Lead planning and execution of Prep’s annual Giving Day as well as the faculty and staff giving campaign.
  • Drive the development of a communications plan for effectively marketing and messaging the Annual Fund utilizing email, social media, direct mail, our website and other innovative tools. 
  • 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 Annual Giving, 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, Community Committee, and other volunteers and stakeholders.

DONOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND MAJOR GIFTS

  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with a 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 acknowledgment, stewardship, and recognition of all 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.
  • Collaborate with the development team to engage constituents outside of the Tampa Bay area such as implementing virtual events, organizing a college tour to cultivate young alumni and/or planning regional events coordinated with strategic donor meetings.
  • Provide strategic and operational support as needed to the capital campaign and 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 Golf Outing 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of 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.

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.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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 50 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 Director of Marketing and Communications must be a strategic thinker who can also skillfully execute effective, multi-pronged marketing and communications plans. The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to build consensus and good will, both internally and externally, in order to support the School’s short-term needs as well as long-term goals. This individual will work collaboratively with numerous constituent groups including Admissions and Development staff, the Head of School, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, outside vendors, partner organizations, and the media. This role fosters and promotes the School’s mission, brand and image using cutting-edge content strategies. The Director of Marketing and Communications manages the Content Creator, working as a team to accomplish the tactics and initiatives of the marketing and communications plan as well as any other marcomm tasks that might arise. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

BRANDING AND ADVERTISING

  • Broaden brand awareness of the School’s programs and priorities across key stakeholders within the local and national community.
  • Ensure brand consistency by developing the School’s core messages and providing training, guidance and templates needed to all members of the faculty and staff.
  • Create a digital and print advertising strategy as well as all ad content.
  • Track ROI and adjust as needed.
  • Oversee the marketing budget.

WEBSITE CONTENT & ANALYTICS 

  • Oversee and manage all areas of the School’s website (WordPress/Blackbaud/Hubspot), working with IT and training staff within various modules.
  • Utilize site design elements, including navigation and content, to create a seamless user experience.
  • Manage look and feel of all pages, updating photos, videos and graphics as needed as well as maintaining accurate information throughout the website. 
  • Track and measure the level of engagement via analytics, reevaluating strategies on an ongoing basis. 

INBOUND MARKETING CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT 

  • Develop workflows and landing pages in Hubspot to maximize Admissions email and ad campaigns, capture prospective family information for lead nurturing programs, and manage content disbursement and conversions in the admissions funnel. 
  • Identify stories that relate to the brand pillars from across the School and create blogs and other digital content for maximized inbound marketing tactics. 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRINTED MATERIALS 

  • Oversee all printed materials utilized by the School, including but not limited to: 
    • Student Guide
    • Family Handbook/New Parent Guide
    • School Profile and other College Counseling collateral 
    • Admissions Viewbook and folders 
    • Open House direct mail pieces and signage
    • Summer programs brochure and direct mail collateral 
    • Development materials  

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • In conjunction with the Content Creator, develop social media strategies and oversee the organization’s presence on channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Audit school-run social media platforms annually to ensure they are on-brand and appropriate.
  • Write collaboratively and update, Social Media Policies and Procedures within the School community and handbooks (students/parents, faculty/staff).
  • Lead development of new platforms and apps in which core audiences can experience the brand.

MEDIA RELATIONS

  • Actively cultivate and manage media relationships and contacts to ensure coverage of the School’s programs, special events, public announcements, etc. 
  • Coordinate interviews and prepare interviewees for media interaction.
  • Write press releases regularly.
  • Acquire news clips of our coverage on news stations for website and archives.

GRAPHIC DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO

  • Create or work with outside graphic designers, photographers, videographers, etc. to produce marketing materials, photos and videos for the website and events, digital and print ads, and other publications and collateral materials.
  • Conceptualize and write scripts for video and photo shoots when needed. 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, marketing, digital media or related field, and a minimum of 6 years of professional experience in those areas.
  • Proficiency in Hubspot Marketing Pro with the ability to create or curate large quantities of inbound marketing content and design web-based lead generation materials (email campaigns, downloadable content, infographics, blogs, videos, etc.).
  • Ability to work within CMS tool for web design; Proficiency in basic HTML code a plus.
  • Proficiency in designing digital strategies that engage target audiences, creative digital asset placement, and familiarity with SEO, Google analytics and AdWords.
  • Proficiency in analyzing digital metrics and making strategy adjustments based on desired outcomes.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Strong planning and project management 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.

ECONOMICS 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 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, high school economics instructor to teach three sections of  Advanced Placement Economics and two sections of Honors Economics. Applicants should be  sensitive to the social and developmental needs of 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 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.

FILM PRODUCTION 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 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 film instructor for the 2021-2022 academic year. The responsibilities, to be finalized during the hiring process, will be based in part by a candidate’s expertise and input. This individual will teach four or five sections of film production classes (full-time Tampa Prep teachers teach five sections) in the middle school and upper school. In addition, this position may require the instructor to oversee or assist with the filming and/or live streaming of special school events,  including the occasional evening event, for distribution and/or marketing purposes. This person will also oversee the Video Arts Concentration, including the fulfillment of student responsibilities involved in the  Concentration. Candidates will be expected to collaborate with others, demonstrate mastery of classroom management techniques, and professionally oversee the film equipment and facilities.  Applicants should be production-focused in their pedagogy. Tampa Prep has a professional-grade production lab on campus with a full light grid, Arri light kits, and an infinity wall, allowing for the potential to create high-end digital content. Candidates must have an intermediate to a high level of expertise in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and/or DaVinci Resolve, and possess a bachelor’s and/or an advanced degree in a related discipline. 

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.

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 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

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.

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