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 a 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.

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 COLLEGE COUNSELING

POSITION SUMMARY
Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic, innovative, creative, visionary, thoughtful, compassionate, flexible and organized Director of College Counseling who is responsible for all aspects of the college search process, grades 9 through 12. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required as the Director of College Counseling and the College Counseling office work directly with students and parents to educate them about the college admissions process through a series of workshops, group events, individual meetings and digital and verbal communications.  The Director of College Counseling also works with faculty members responsible for writing recommendations. The Director of College Counseling leads and manages a dynamic group of professionals and ensures the office is organized and responsive to student and family needs. The Director of College Counseling and the College Counseling Office organize and administer AP testing, the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, scholarship nominations and other special programs. The Director of College Counseling works with the Head of the Upper School leading the senior class.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of College Counseling performs all duties assigned by the Head of School. Specifically, the Director of College Counseling, in conjunction with the College Counseling Team, is responsible for the following:

Counsels students and families throughout the college admission process:

  • Assists families with the application process and answers questions regarding their applications.
  • Serves as lead counselor for approximately 40 students each year.
  • Writes recommendations.
  • Provides information evenings for parents by either being the key speaker or providing college speakers.
  • Provides college information that is posted on the website and push pages.
  • Communicates with colleges about student applications.

Serves as the Senior Class Dean and oversees early stages of college process in lower grades:

  • Serves as Senior Class Dean.
  • Organizes Senior First Week.
  • Oversees Senior Seminar program throughout school year.
  • Coordinates programming for 9th, 10th & 11th grades.
  • Organizes the Junior Retreat.

Builds relationships between Tampa Prep and college admissions offices:

  • Develops relationships with college admission officers sharing the attributes of the Tampa Prep education and possibilities of the Tampa Prep graduate.
  • Hosts college visitors and matches appropriate students with their respective institutions.
  • Visits college campuses.
  • Remains up to date with trends on college campuses.

Creates, updates and disseminates information and data relevant to the college process:

  • Creates, edits and distributes the College Counseling Guide.
  • Processes the Secondary School Reports, Profiles, recommendations and transcripts.
  • Possesses a global understanding of Naviance and/or SCOIR tools.
  • Provides the content for the School Profile.
  • Develops reports and provides statistical analysis.

Oversees external programs related to the college process:

  • Administers the Advanced Placement Testing.
  • Coordinates and administers Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
  • Oversees a variety of scholarship award opportunities. Engages in ongoing professional development and involved in professional organizations
  • Is a member of and represents Tampa Preparatory School at NACAC, SACAC, College Board and ACCIS
  • Seeks other varied professional development opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in either College Counseling or College Admissions.
  • College Admission and/or secondary school college counseling experience preferred.
  • Four-year college degree required/Master’s degree preferred.
  • Collaborative spirit and a genuine interest in working closely with students, families and faculty.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume and list of references to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@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 a 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

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…