Everyone who works at Collegiate School plays a critical role in providing a challenging yet supportive environment for learning and development. Our students don’t turn to us simply for classroom instruction; they rely on our teachers, coaches, administrators, counselors and staff for guidance, encouragement and nurturing nudges to do their best. We are committed to creating a community of faculty and staff as rich and diverse as the world around us. Our environment of inclusion fosters open communication, deep collaboration and instructional freedom, and is backed by strong administrative support and professional development opportunities. As one grows, we all grow. The Collegiate experience is not just a skillset, it's a mindset – where our expectations for students are high because our standards of professional and personal excellence for our faculty and staff are even higher.

Available Faculty and Staff Positions

Collegiate welcomes employment inquiries at any time. Please bookmark this page to keep track of our most current openings. Also follow Careers at Collegiate on Twitter @CougarJobs.

Want to join the Collegiate community? Submit the online application through the links found on this page along with a cover letter, resume, a copy of a teaching certificate (if applicable) and an unofficial copy of transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work.

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  • Athletic Coaches

    Collegiate School is looking for various coaches for different sports throughout the school year.
    Coaches are expected to teach, train, condition and coach all team members as well as plan, evaluate, manage and coordinate all aspects of the team in regards to practice and games. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to help develop a competitive program that is committed to the creation of student athletes who demonstrate a commitment to academics, strong fundamental skills and sportsmanship.

    Coaches must be able to show and teach basic and advanced skills to players at every position and help individual players to improve.
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  • CDL Driver, Part-Time

    Collegiate School seeks an experienced, part-time CDL Driver. The part-time CDL Driver is responsible for transporting Collegiate students, faculty and staff using school-owned vehicles, performing required vehicle pre/post trip inspections, vehicle cleaning and other maintenance duties when required. This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
    Essential Duties:
    • Complete transportation vehicle pre/post trip inspections prior to/after each vehicle use, and work to ensure all fleet vehicles are in safe driving condition.
    • Ensure vehicles are cleaned, properly maintained and fueled on a daily basis.
    • Perform driving-related duties as assigned by the Transportation Supervisor.
    • Adhere to CDL related requirements and regulations, including required D.O.T. physicals.
    • Comply with OSHA safety rules and regulations, and use appropriate P.P.E.
    • Participate in training activities and remain up-to-date and informed as to current and best practices of job-related functions.
    • Be available to work weekend and/or weekday shifts.
    • Perform other necessary Physical Plant duties, as assigned.
    Required Qualifications
    • 3 years of passenger driving experience, preferably in a school, charter or transit setting.
    • Must have and maintain a valid Virginia Driver’s license (CDL) with a passenger and air brake endorsement.
    • Ability to check vehicles to ensure, among other items, that all lights are working, tires are properly inflated and to suggest/take corrective actions.
    • Ability to do minor maintenance of vehicles including checking fluid levels, adding fluids levels and making minor adjustments, as required.
    • Excellent reading, writing and oral comprehension skills required (including proper English, punctuation, grammar rules, etc.). Specifically, ability to read manuals and follow safety instructions.
    • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills, with attention to clarity and detail.
    • Ability to communicate via phone/text/email regarding job-related responsibilities during/outside of scheduled shifts.
    • Ability to work with hand tools and pneumatic tools, as required.
    • Ability to record trip and vehicle information, and maintain accurate records.
    • Maintain productive relationships with vendors and all School Faculty and Staff.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Manual coordination including finger dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination, color discrimination, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, depth perception and hearing.
    • Must be able to pass a physical exam as required by The Department of Transportation.
    • Must be able to lift, lower, carry, push and pull objects up to 50 lbs unassisted.
    • May be subjected to extreme heat and cold temperatures.
    • Will be subjected to motor and/or machine noise.
     
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  • Executive Assistant to the Head of School

    Collegiate School seeks an Executive Assistant to support the Head of School in the on-going leadership of Collegiate School and assist the Board of Trustees with administrative support. The Assistant will support the Head’s leadership role, perform administrative and operational tasks in partnership with other support staff to maintain an effective and well-organized office and embody and communicate the School’s mission and core values.
    The Executive Assistant will be an integral part of the Head of School Office, often serving as the first point of contact for visitors to the Office. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational, strategic calendaring, and problem solving and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to anticipate the needs of the Office and to take the initiative to make the work of the Head and Board of Trustees as smooth, enjoyable, error-free and efficient as possible.
    Essential Duties: 
    • Provides administrative and clerical support for the Head of School, which includes: phones, correspondence, filing, and effectively communicating with all constituencies.  
    • Maintain schedule for Head of School and coordinate all meeting and travel arrangements.
    • Filter all meeting requests to ensure Head of School calendar priorities are met.
    • Schedule and help coordinate Board-related events, faculty/staff meetings that include all three divisions and additional meetings as needed.
    • Serves as a communication liaison between the Head and the Admin team members. Schedules and attends the Head’s Admin team meetings. 
    • Coordinates information flowing to and from the Head. 
    • Provides administrative and secretarial support for the Board president and members of the Board of Trustees which includes:
      • Scheduling meetings, sending agendas, reminders, distributing meeting minutes and materials for all Board and committee meetings.
      • Setting and and coordinating the Board calendar for the year.
      • Managing the Board Portal.
      • Maintaining Board roster and members’ files, attending Board meetings, maintaining attendance and minutes.
    • Provide a calm demeanor in an ever-changing environment.
    • At times serve as the liaison with hospitality arrangements for Head of School functions, teaming with Development Events and other School-wide celebrations.
    • Coordinate arrangements and meeting prep, both logistical and organizational, for the Head of School office.
    • Other duties as assigned and necessary for the function of the Office of the Head of School.
    Successful candidates must possess the following competencies:
    • Proven track record of keeping confidence.
    • Supremely professional demeanor with the ability to assertively prioritize and manage the Head of School calendar.
    • Builds strong relationships with community partners, trustees, faculty, staff, students and parents by creating a caring and inclusive community in which all members are respected and valued.
    • Understands the role of social, emotional and physical well being in the teaching and learning process and encourages the development of lifelong healthy behavior patterns.
    • Exhibits the characteristics of a lifelong learner and engages in personal and professional development to impact a learning community.
    • Models the enduring skills, values and habits of mind represented in the Portrait of a Graduate.
    • Is a self-starter.
    • Ability to be proactive in all aspects of the job and to anticipate the needs of the Office.
    • Demonstrates cross cultural competence.
    Skills and Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field that support the duties and responsibilities of the position.
    • Minimum of 10 years working in a professional setting. 
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters.  
    • Requires robust technology skills with high level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google, text messaging and other internet-based applications.
    • Must possess excellent writing, editing and speaking skills, and present a calm, professional demeanor. 
    • Must demonstrate exceptional executive functioning and be able to track many projects and tasks at the same time. 
    • Additional Skills (desired but not required): Previous experience as an Executive Assistant, familiarity with a school environment, experience working with volunteers/Board members, ability to solve problems where there may not be a policy, an awareness of the dynamics of community relationships with the School and a sense of humor.
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  • Housekeeper, Part-Time

    Collegiate School seeks a Part-time Housekeeper to be primarily responsible for completing the daily cleaning of restrooms, public spaces, offices, classrooms and corridors in a fast-paced environment in accordance with standard operating procedures of the Department. Along with housekeeping responsibilities this position is also required to help ensure completion of periodic tasks related to maintaining and improving the campus facilities. This is a part-time, non-benefited position, working approximately 25 hours a week.
    General responsibilities include:                                                                                                    
    • Dust horizontal/vertical surfaces.
    • Empty and remove waste or recycling/composting receptacles.
    • Damp wipe all furniture.
    • Clean metal and porcelain fixtures in restrooms.
    • Vacuum, dry and wet mop floors in offices, classrooms, lounges, etc.
    • Spot clean walls, windows and metal surfaces.
    • Replenish restroom supplies.
    • Assist in cleaning of all spills.
    • Maintain equipment for cleanliness and report all repairs needed.
    • Observe and report the need for furniture or other building fixture repairs.
    • Remain up-to-date and informed as to current practices of job-related functions.
    • Ensure all doors and windows in designated work areas are locked or unlocked as scheduled and report all suspicious activities to management/security.
    • Comply with OSHA safety rules and regulations, and use appropriate P.P.E.
    • Be available to work weekend and/or weekday shifts.
    • Perform other necessary Physical Plant duties, as assigned.
    Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
    • 3 years of experience as a custodian/housekeeper in an educational or commercial environment.
    • Ability to lift, bend, kneel, squat and be on your feet
    • Excellent reading, writing and oral skills required (including proper English, punctuation, grammar rules, etc.). Specifically, ability to read manuals and follow safety instructions.
    • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills, with attention to clarity and detail.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Demonstrates cross-cultural competence.
    • Self-Starter.
    • High School Diploma.
     
    Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School is a community of learners committed to seeking and welcoming students, faculty and staff who represent the multicultural community and world in which we live. We believe that the education we offer in our school is greatly enhanced when many traditions, backgrounds and perspectives are given expression in school activities. We aspire to create an inclusive environment that promotes engaged citizenship and encourages compassionate leadership. Our concept of diversity and multiculturalism is dynamic and serves a vision at Collegiate where all members of the community find in our school a sense of belonging and a supportive place to reach their full potential.

    The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.
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  • Information Technology Manager

    Collegiate School seeks an Information Technology (IT) Manager to work in our Technology Department. The IT Manager is an operational IT leader who advances school technology goals and initiatives through project management, analysis, data management, process improvement and cross-functional collaboration. The IT Manager will serve as an administrator of identified cloud-based applications. The person in this role will serve as the primary data steward and data analyst for the technology team. The IT Manager will be both an outward and inward facing representative of the technology team, fostering collaborative and productive relationships across school offices and divisions. This is a full-time, exempt and benefited, 12-month position.
    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop, manage and monitor project timelines.
    • Conduct after action assessments and design plans to improve team performance and project outcomes.
    • Work with the Director of Information Technology, the Director of Instructional Technology, other members of the technology department and the business office to compile, submit and monitor the technology budget.
    • Work with vendors and contractors to solicit bids, place orders and schedule work as needed.
    • End-to-end ownership and management of technology inventory processes, including ordering, receiving, record management and disposal.
    • End-to-end ownership and management of technology help desk processes, including ticketing, categorization, SLAs, record management and customer service.
    • Identify technology reporting needs. Create and generate reports. Evaluate report findings and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Serve as a resource for help desk technicians and for school data stewards.
    • Manage technology projects through requirements, design, construction, testing and deployment phases.
    • Serve as primary gatherer of technology requirements across school offices and divisions.
    • Identify school technology training needs for non-academic office systems.
    • Designs and plans activities and exercises that have a direct positive impact on the collective output of the technology team
    • Oversees communication, ensuring that the department communicates in an efficient and timely manner.
     
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
    • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments.
    • Ability to maintain productive relationships with School Faculty and Staff; persuasive, encouraging and motivating; strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively communicate the School’s shared purpose; build trust among colleagues; live up to commitments.
    • Ability to understand the big picture and manage areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values.
    • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines, demonstrate effective use of time, handle multiple assignments simultaneously and attention to details.
    • Demonstrated ability to use, enter and manipulate data.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills in a self-directed manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve high level of accuracy while carrying out very detailed work.
    • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules continued in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community.
    • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate certificate in relevant field of study.
    • 5 years direct experience in related management position.
    • Experience in school or technology environments preferred but not required.
     
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  • Lower School Substitute Teacher

    Collegiate School seeks substitute teachers in the Lower School, JK – 4th Grade. Substitute teachers may be assigned a lead or supporting role in a classroom, depending on grade level, discipline and student needs. The role of the substitute teacher requires flexibility, cooperation and collaboration. We seek to hire qualified individuals with a deep respect for children and strong classroom management skills. A bachelor’s degree and experience working with children is required.
     
    Lower School substitutes are interviewed by the Lower School Substitute Coordinator who maintains the substitute list. Please note that Virginia law requires background checks for school employment.
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  • Middle School and JV Assistant Field Hockey Coaches

    Collegiate is seeking experienced and motivated Field Hockey Coaches at both the JV and Middle School levels.
    Coaches are expected to teach, train, condition and coach all team members as well as plan, evaluate, manage and coordinate all aspects of the team in regards to practice and games. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to help develop a competitive program that is committed to the creation of student athletes who demonstrate a commitment to academics, strong fundamental skills and sportsmanship.  Coaches must be able to show and teach basic and advanced skills to players at every position and help individual players to improve.

    Season Commitment: 
         JV: August 17, 2020-October 30, 2020
         Middle School: September 3, 2020-October 30, 2020

    Time Commitment: 
         JV:  Season practices are held Monday-Thursday(4:15–6 p.m.) and Fridays (3:30-5:10pm)
         Middle School: Season practices are held Monday-Thursday (3:30-4:45 p.m.) and Fridays (2:30-4 p.m.)     
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  • Quest Counselor

    The Quest Counselor position works with students in Grades JK-6 who participate in the after-school program. Work hours will generally be 2:30-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 2-6 p.m. on Fridays during the school year. Throughout the year, there are several days, including school holidays and parent teacher conferences, when the after-school program is open all day. On these days, Quest Counselors should expect to work 5-6 hours per day between 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a non-exempt, part-time, non-benefited, 10-month position.
    Collegiate School seeks a part-time Quest Counselor to join its after-school program for students in Grades JK-6. Our after-school program is licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services. This is a part-time (16-18 hours per week), non-benefitted position. During the school year, Quest Counselors generally work from 2:30-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2-6 p.m. on Friday. There are also several days, including school holidays and parent teacher conferences, when the after-school program is open all day.  On these days, Quest Counselors should expect to work 5-6 hours per day between 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Quest Counselors may also choose to work during the summer months as well.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Leading small study groups and assisting 1st-6th Grade students thoroughly complete homework assignments.
    • Facilitating a variety of activities including, but not limited to sports, indoor/outdoor play, arts and crafts, and cooking.
    • Actively supervising children during a wide variety of enrichment activities that may take place on or off campus.
    • Help maintain a safe, clean and cozy learning and play environment for students.
    • Regularly attend monthly staff meetings and other planning meetings as needed.
    Qualities of a successful candidate include:
    • Have previous experience working with children ages 4-12 in a group setting.
    • Consistently demonstrate kindness, patience and respect toward students, parents and colleagues.
    • Have a good driving record and a willingness to learn how to drive a minibus to transport students to and from activities and events.
    • Demonstrate high levels of flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a team-oriented attitude, ready and willing to step in and help in any way needed.
    • Exhibit professionalism, timeliness and a positive attitude.
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Hold a degree in a child-related field, preferably early childhood, elementary or secondary education.
     
    Collegiate School is an independent, K-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The school’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional and physical development of each student.
     
     
    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
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If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Fagan, HR Generalist
careers@collegiate-va.org or 804.726.3296.



Careers Spotlight

"At Collegiate School, every employee, no matter what their position, plays a vital role in educating our students."
Jill Aveson
Human Resources
HR/Business Office Staff
Learn more about what it means to be a Collegiate teacher - View our Portrait of a Teacher

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  • Employee Benefits

    RETIREMENT PLAN
    The School offers a generous matching contribution to a 403(b) Retirement Plan through TIAA for all employees scheduled to work at least 50% FTE.  Eligible employees are automatically enrolled at the 5% contribution level when they are eligible and the School makes a matching contribution up to 7% for the first 9 years of eligible service and up to 10% after 10 years of eligible service.

    MEDICAL INSURANCE
    The School offers eligible employees who work at least 75% FTE the opportunity to enroll in one of three medical plan options through CIGNA, including two high deductible health plans and a more traditional option.  Employees can choose to enroll dependents in the plan.  Plan premiums are deducted on a pre-tax basis

    DENTAL INSURANCE
    Collegiate offers employees working at least 80% FTE the opportunity to participate in a voluntary dental insurance plan through Delta Dental.  Employees can choose from either a High Option plan, which offers coverage for preventative, basic and major services, or a Low Option plan, which offers coverage for preventative and basic services.  Premiums are deducted from pay on a pre-tax basis.

    FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN/HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT
    Eligible employees who work at least 80% FTE have the opportunity to participate in pre-tax savings accounts through either a medical flexible spending account or a health savings account.  The School makes a contribution to either of those accounts for employees who enroll at the beginning of the benefit plan year in September.  Eligible employees can also enroll in a pre-tax dependent care flexible spending account.

    LIFE INSURANCE
    The School provides life insurance coverage to eligible employees equal to one times the employee's annualized salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000.  The School pays 100% of the premium for this basic life plan.  Employees also have the opportunity to purchase additional voluntary coverage for themselves or their dependents.

    LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
    The School provides a long term disability benefit for eligible employees.  The benefit provides income protection for qualified employees covered under the plan.

    OTHER VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
    Collegiate offers a variety of other voluntary benefit options such as an Enhanced Vision Plan, Critical Illness and Supplement Accident coverage plans, Identity Theft Protection, College Savings and access to various discount programs.

    TIME AWAY
    Collegiate School provides employees paid time away including sick days, holiday periods and vacation time (for 12 month employees).  Sick days are earned based on the number of months an employee is scheduled to work in the year.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Collegiate is committed to supporting the professional growth of each faculty member. Full time faculty may apply for a grant for summer professional development and may also be reimbursed for conferences and seminars during the school year.

    FACULTY COURSE WORK GRANTS
    Collegiate will reimburse faculty who are pursuing an advanced degree or for course work designed for certification or re-certification.

    LAPTOP COMPUTER PROGRAM
    All full-time, and select part-time, Collegiate teachers receive a laptop computer that is replaced according to a regular schedule.  Additionally, the school provides Internet access to teachers on campus.

    PERSONAL COMPUTER PURCHASE PROGRAM
    Employees may purchase computers for personal use through payroll deduction, with an interest-free loan.

    TUITION REMISSION
    Tuition remission of 50% per child per family, up to two children per household enrolled.

    AFTER-SCHOOL CARE
    On-site after-school care.

    MEALS
    Lunch is ordinarily provided to all faculty and staff daily during the School year.


Why Collegiate?

Collegiate School is well-regarded for developing students into citizens who lead, serve and shape the world. We do so with the help of a caring faculty and staff who also have opportunties to lead, serve and shape the world, through the young lives they touch.

Below are just a few examples of some of the great advantages of working at Collegiate:

* Excellent professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
* Collaborative working environment
* A rich employee benefits package (which includes free lunch!)
* Opportunities for growth and leadership
* An environment that fosters creative and innovative instruction

Why Richmond?

Collegiate School is nestled in a lovely suburban neighborhood west of the historic city of Richmond, Virginia — a growing metropolis which has been noted on numerous lists as one of the nation's best places to live and declared a top destination for food and travel, in publications such as National Geographic and the New York Times. In 2014, Frommer's named Richmond one of the top destinations in the world!

Richmond, Virginia offers:
  • Rich and varied options for history buffs
  • Two major universities (Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond)
  • Numerous oportunities for music, food and art aficionados
  • Growing cultural diversity
  • Exciting community programming and activities.
Read more here, in U.S. News & World Report's Best Places to Live review or at Venture Richmond.

The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.  Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications, and skills.