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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  • Associate Director of After-School Programs

    Collegiate School is looking for an Associate Director of After-school Programs. The Associate Director of Quest after-school programs will be responsible for assisting the Director in the successful implementation of the Quest after-school programs ensuring a seamless transition from day to after-school.  In addition, the Associate Director of Quest will assist the Director of Summer Programs during key periods during the summer months. The Associate Director is expected to work 25 hours per week during the school year with occasional full days during holiday periods and summer months.
    The Associate Director of Quest after-school programs will be responsible for assisting the Director in the successful implementation of the Quest after-school programs ensuring a seamless transition from day to after-school.  In addition, the Associate Director of Quest will assist the Director of Summer Programs during key periods during the summer months. The Associate Director is expected to work 25 hours per week during the school year with occasional full days during holiday periods and summer months.
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Prepares a weekly payroll report on Friday in accordance with the Quest staff and schedules and presents it to the Director of After-school for approval.
    • Assists the Director of Afterschool Programs with a monthly billing report on the first day of each month for Quest students which is reviewed by the Director of After-school Programs.
    • Executes, in collaboration with the Director of Afterschool Programs, an on-going program of activities which contributes to the care, growth, and development of the children enrolled at the center, including field trip planning, and enrichment, clubs and summer camp opportunities.
    • Works with the Summer Quest summer camp program leaders to implement planned camp activities.
    • Keeps an inventory of medical and other supplies needed at the center for purchase by the Director, as required by Department of Social Services (DSS).
    • Participates as a Program Leader for center activities, clubs and afterschool activities as needed and directed by the Director of After-school Activities.
    • Maintains a transportation plan for all Quest activities or field trips. Secures buses from the School’s Transportation Office and prepares the specifics with outside vendors or locations for all Quest field trips.   Serves, as needed, as a van driver for trips and activities and maintains a driving record to transport children under the guidelines of Collegiate School.
    • Participates in planning meetings for after-school and summer programs.
    • Obtains information from Quest employees to maintain the personnel records for Quest. Notifies Director of After-school Program when records have been updated as required by DSS regulations.
    • Updates annually the Quest Employee Handbook and assists in orienting all staff members to DSS and Collegiate School standards as they apply to the operation of Quest.
    • Prepares a regular weekly schedule for staff and substitutes and submits it to the Director of After-school for approval one month before posting. Prepares special work schedules at least two-weeks in advance of school holidays, etc.   Provides staff assignments and oversight that ensures that Quest complies with all DSS standards of operation.   
    • Coordinates with Director of After-school regular staff meetings and orientation meetings for new Quest employees. Presents information at staff meetings and assists with agenda, etc.
    • Assists in supervising Quest staff in their duties as outlined in their staff handbook, making suggestions to the staff when necessary for improvement.
    • Assists in supervising Quest staff, setting daily work expectations that ensure the proper supervision of students according to DSS standards.
    • Updates student records (computer) in compliance with DSS regulations. Prepares daily attendance sheets for center.
    • Oversees staff as they manage student behavior in accordance with Quest guidelines, discusses any staff problems or concerns with the Director of After-school before discussing serious situations with parents or other school personnel.
    • Prepares daily sign-out sheet recording daily attendance and oversees a procedure for checking students in and out of Quest. Notifies Director if a student is not accounted for during sign-in procedure or during his/her stay at the Quest. 
    • Prepares regular communication for parents of children attending Quest in collaboration with the Director of After-school. Supplies information, photographs of events held at Cougar Quest for promotional materials.
     
    Qualifications
    • A graduate degree in a child related field OR
    • An endorsement or Bachelor’s degree in a child related field OR
    • 48 semester hours or 72 hours of college credit with 12 of these in child related subjects OR
    • Two years of programmatic experience with one year in a supervisory capacity OR
    • Three years of programmatic experience including one year in a staff supervisory capacity and fulfilled a high school completion
     
    Education and Experience Requirements
    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Holds at least one of the Qualifications of a Director. Qualifies as a Program Leader and child care supervisor.
    • Holds a valid First Aid, CPR certificate and Medication Administration Certification from an approved DSS agent. Trained in the daily health observations of children as prescribed by DSS regulations.
    • Maintains minimum training standard required by DSS.
    • Serves as Acting Director whenever the Director is not available or present in the center.
    • Available to work during school holidays when Cougar Quest programs continue.
    • Satisfactory background check (DSS and police) and health screening for TB.
     
    Physical Requirements
    • Standing for up to 3 hours at a time
    • Walking for 2 miles over the span of a regular work day
    • Able to interact with children grades K-4 at play and on the field.
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  • Athletic Coaches

    Collegiate School is looking for various coaches for different sports throughout the school year.
    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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  • Bus Driver, part-time openings

    Collegiate seeks experienced bus drivers.  

    Must have CDL, passenger and air brake endorsements preferred, current DOT medical card (or ability to obtain), excellent driving record, ability/desire to work with students and ability to work some weekends and nights.  When not driving other duties as assigned. Competitive Pay.
    VA law requires background checks for school employment.


    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
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  • Digital Services Librarian and Instructional Technology Integrator

    The Collegiate School seeks a Digital Services Librarian and Instructional Technology Integrator for the Upper School. In this unique role, the ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the Upper School Library staff and the instructional technology team to support the successful integration of both library resources and technology into the academic program. 
    Responsibilities include:
    • Providing leadership in integrating technology and library resources into the classroom to enhance and enrich the curriculum.
    • Meeting regularly with Upper School departments to understand their curricular goals and to plan effective integration strategies.
    • Supporting faculty and staff in their use of technology through training, professional development and individualized support.
    • Working collaboratively to develop new approaches, services, systems, and strategies to actively engage with faculty and students during all phases of the research process: from research design, through discovery, analysis, and publication.
    • Collaborating directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions that include information technology resources. Regularly teach library instruction sessions for the development of research and information literacy skills for Upper School students.
    • Collaborate with library staff, technology department, faculty, and outside vendors to ensure that the library website and catalog, LibGuides, virtual instruction, and other technology platforms are effective portals to library resources (i.e. digital information management).
    • Working with librarians, faculty, and students in the acquisition of resources in support of the curriculum and supplemental materials for the enrichment of the intellectual life of the school.
    • Researching and sharing best practices in the use of technology with Upper School teachers.
    • Collaborating with the Director of Instructional Technology to plan and deliver professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
    • Assisting teachers in the effective implementation and use of the School’s Learning Management System (Schoology).
    • Supporting teachers with implementation of STEAM-related programming in the Upper School.
    • Modeling and facilitating safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.
    • Daily reference desk duties include identifying and interpreting student and faculty needs, research assistance, readers’ advisory, computer and database assistance and providing general assistance.
     
    Additional qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Sciences or a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and at least two years of experience in a secondary school setting;
    • A strong pedagogical background with experience connecting instructional activities to library and technology resources;
    • Knowledge of library research strategies and library instructional methodologies;
    • Passion and commitment for reading, creative and educational technologies, digital literacy, and research;
    • A joy for working with young adults;
    • A service-oriented, innovative, creative, and forward-thinking individual; 
    • Record of creative and innovative applications of technology in education;
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community.
     
    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 encouragescompassionate 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.

    Please upload a cover letter, resume and copies of unofficial transcripts with the online application.
     
    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
     
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  • Part-time Housekeeper

    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 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. Adhere to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Faculty/Staff Handbook. This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
    Responsibilities will 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.
    Competencies Required:
    • Leadership/Integrity – effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
    • Team Player/Commitment to Cause – understands the big picture and handles areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values.  Offers assistance within office especially during busy times.
    • Interpersonal Skills – relates to Collegiate community including faculty, staff, students, parents and applicants in a cooperative manner.
    • Productivity/Organizing/Planning – meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
    • Willingness to Acknowledge Areas for Growth – understands the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
    • Confidentiality - Given the nature of personnel related work, maintains confidentiality at all times.
     
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • 3 years of experience as a custodian/housekeeper in an educational or commercial environment.
    • 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.
    • Self-Starter.
    • High School Diploma.
    • Manual coordination including finger dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination, color discrimination, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, finger, feeling, depth perception and hearing.
    • Must be able to lift, lower, carry, push and pull objects up to 50 lbs unassisted.
    • Must be able to stand, climb, bend, stoop and crouch for extended periods of time.
    • May be subjected to extreme heat and cold temperatures.
    • Will be subjected to motor and/or machine noise.
     
    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 encouragescompassionate 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.

    Please upload a cover letter and resume with your online application.
     
    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
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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 p.m.-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 2 p.m.-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.
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Lead small study groups and assist 1st-6thGrade students thoroughly complete daily homework assignments
    • Provide a daily arts and crafts experience after study halls.  These themes are varied by the day and materials
    • Thoughtfully plan, prepare for and facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to sports, indoor play (i.e. board games, air hockey, foosball etc.), outdoor physical play (i.e. football, kickball, basketball etc.), arts and crafts and cooking
    • Create art lessons for days when Quest is open for extended hours
    • Create and maintain art around the spaces as well as the art wall
    • Actively supervise 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
    • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Faculty/Staff Handbook
    • Maintain productive relationships with School faculty and staff
     
    Functional Competencies
    1. Leadership/Integrity – effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments
    2. Team Player/Commitment to Cause– understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values
    3. Interpersonal Skills– relates to Collegiate community including faculty, staff, students and parents in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best
    4. Productivity/Organizing/Planning– meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and effectively handles multiple assignments simultaneously
    5. Willingness to Acknowledge Areas for Growth– understands the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback
    Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements
    • Consistently demonstrate kindness, patience and respect toward after-school participants, parents, administrators 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
    • Successful candidates are able to lead an art club
    • Demonstrate high levels of flexibility, and be a team-player, ready and willing to step in and help in any way needed
    • Exhibit professionalism, timeliness, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
     
    Education and Experience Requirements
    • Hold a degree in a child-related field, preferably early childhood, elementary or secondary education, and/or have extensive experience working with children in a group setting
     
    Physical Requirements
    1.  Standing for several hours at a time
    2.  Walking for 1-2 miles over the span of a regular work day
    3.  Stooping, squatting and sitting on the floor during parts of the day
     
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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
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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, such as visiting the Washington Redskins summer training camp.
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.