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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  • 4th Grade Assistant Teacher, Beginning August 2019

    Collegiate School seeks an energetic, innovative and committed 4th Grade Assistant Teacher to inspire students’ love of learning. This is a 50% part-time, non-benefited faculty position.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Pursue professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching 
    • Effectively use best practices in teaching and learning to deliver instruction using well-planned lessons and employing appropriate technology
    • Implement lessons under the direction of lead teachers
    • Understand and support developmental benchmarks academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally
    • Establish a climate of respect for each child as an individual 
    • Maintain a safe, healthy and inviting learning space 
    • Participate in all required School events and interest in School life
    • Supervise lunch, recess and carpool as required
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • A Master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification is preferred
    • Strong commitment to knowing each student well
    • Knowledge of current best practices in elementary instruction
    • Evidence of creativity and passion in classroom instruction
    • Ability to inspire students’ creativity and critical thinking
    • Ability to support the School’s values and culture
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community
    • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an elementary education setting
     
    Collegiate School is an independent, JK-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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  • Bus Driver, full and 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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  • Housekeeping, Part-time

    Collegiate School is seeking committed and experienced part-time Housekeeping Staff for 10-month, part-time positions. Hours are flexible and will generally be between 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or during weekend hours.
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • General Housekeeping of restrooms, public spaces, offices, classrooms and corridors
      • Dust horizontal/vertical surfaces
      • Empty and remove waste or recycles trash receptacles
      • Damp wipe all furniture
      • Clean metal and porcelain fixtures in restrooms
      • Dry and wet mop floors in offices, classrooms, lounges, etc.
      • Spot clean walls, windows and metal surfaces
      • Vacuuming
      • Replenish restroom supplies
      • Assist in cleaning of all spills
    • Maintenance and Repair
      • Maintain equipment for cleanliness and report all repairs needed
      • Observe and report the need for furniture or other building fixture repairs
    • Other
      • Remain up-to-date and informed as to current practices of job related functions
      • Be available to work special events and activities as needed
      • Ensure all doors are locked or unlocked as scheduled and report all suspicious activities to management/security
      • Perform other necessary housekeeping and emergency duties as assigned
      • Be available to work weekend and/or weekday shifts
     
    Qualifications and Skills:
    • 3 – 5 years of experience as a custodian/housekeeper in a commercial environment
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
    • Sufficient manual dexterity to perform duties
    • Must be able to lift, lower, push and pull objects up to 50 lbs. unassisted
    • Must be able to stand, climb, bend, stoop and crouch for extended periods of time
    • Self-Starter
    • Team player attitude
     
    Collegiate School is an independent, JK-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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  • Major Giving Officer

    Collegiate School seeks a Major Giving Officer to oversee and advance the strategy for capital and endowment campaigns and other key development initiatives. The Major Giving Officer is a strategic member of the development team and will work collaboratively with development colleagues, Trustees, key administrators and volunteers to support all aspects of the School’s annual, capital, endowment campaigns and priorities. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month position.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Managing a portfolio of approximately 125 dynamic major giving and planned giving prospects. Developing and implementing multi-step gifts strategy for each individual that moves them closer to Collegiate with the ultimate goal of a major gift to the School.
    • Conducting approximately 100 face-to-face visits annually with rated and assigned prospects. Contact is meaningful and purposeful, the interaction deepens the individuals’ understanding of School priorities and brings them further along in the solicitation process.
    • Preparing outright, planned and blended gift proposals for current and prospective donors and their advisers – both in response to specific inquiries and as a proactive strategy. The Major Giving Officer must understand how planned gifts relate to a donor’s financial and estate plan and be able to convey this information simply and understandably, being sensitive to the role of donor’s advisers.
    • Acquiring and maintaining a strong working knowledge of planned giving arrangements, and familiarity with related federal and state law governing these contributions, estate planning, retirement planning, and investments.
    • Pursuing new and steward existing members of the Helen Baker Society, Collegiate’s planned giving recognition society, to document estate and planned gifts and maintain donor’s connection to the School.
    • Developing planned giving marketing materials and presentations for current and prospective donors.
    • Working collaboratively with the VP, Development on the successful implementation of multi-year fundraising strategies.
    • Building a robust individual donor program, maintaining and expanding the School’s existing relationships as well as constituencies in support of fundraising goals.
    • Expanding the current culture of engagement and giving by educating the School community on importance of volunteerism and philanthropy.
    • Participating in the development and implementation of all School fundraising campaigns, including direct mail, phonathons, and donor appreciation events.
    • Establishing and executing forward-thinking strategic development programs that optimally grow the annual fund and major and capital campaigns.
    • Enhancing existing relationships while building new relationships, systems and programs to further tap into the generous resources of the community.
    • Participating in School-sponsored activities.
     
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Preferred seven to ten years of progressively responsible fundraising experience with demonstrated success in relationship building and major gifts
    • Knowledge of best practice trends related to fundraising
    • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally, and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times given the nature of donor related work.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to think strategically about identifying prospects and connecting donors to Collegiate
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple fundraising activities simultaneously
    • High level of initiative, creativity and motivation. Possesses resourcefulness and has a high degree of flexibility as well as problem solving ability
    • Ability to create basic reports to support departmental/division processes; proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge
    • 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’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.
     
    Please upload cover letter, resume and contact information for three references with your online application.
     
    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
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  • Middle School Boys' Lacrosse Coaches

    Collegiate School is seeking experienced and committed Boys' Lacrosse Coaches at the Middle School level.
    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: 
         Middle School: mid-February through mid-May

    Time Commitment: 
         Middle School: Season practices are held Monday - Thursday (3:45 - 5:15) and Fridays (2:45 - 4:15). Typically there will be two nights a week with games starting anytime between 4:00pm - 7:30pm. No weekend commitments.
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  • Middle School French Teacher, Beginning 2019-2020 Academic Year

    Collegiate School seeks an energetic, experienced and committed Middle School French teacher who will inspire students’ love of learning by providing a developmentally appropriate environment where students flourish.  This position will use the curriculum to encourage the social, physical, emotional and intellectual development of students and enrich the daily experience of each child through creative and innovative activities. Strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues are the foundation of the experience.  This is a full-time, benefited, 10-month faculty position.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Fostering a climate of respect for each child as an individual
    • Creating and executing well-designed, meaningful lesson plans, mindful of best practices of teaching and learning including inquiry-based models
    • Maintaining a safe, healthy and inviting learning space
    • Collaborating with other teachers to plan and implement lessons
    • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills
    • Providing parents with ongoing information related to assessment, growth, and confidence 
    • Identifying and pursuing professional opportunities that enhance and extend one’s teaching
    • Serving on committees and engaging in professional group work as necessary
    • Supervising lunch, recess, carpool and other duties as required
    • Participating in all required School events
     
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification preferred)
    • Strong commitment to students with all learning styles
    • Ability to inspire students’ love of learning and critical thinking
    • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
    • Passion for French language and culture
    • French teaching experience
    • Commitment to broad participation in school life
    • 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 cover letter, resume and copies of unofficial transcripts with your online application.
     
    Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
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  • Theatrical Production Technician, Part-time beginning January 2019

    Collegiate School seeks a Theatrical Production Technician beginning January 2019. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative team that supports the vibrant Fine Arts, school community and rental clients. This position will significantly contribute to maintaining the operations of the newly renovated Oates Theater and upholding its reputation as the premier mid-size theater in Central Virginia. This is a part-time, non-benefited, 12-month position.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Provide technical support with lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at all campus venues
    • Setup and strike of lighting and sound equipment for rental clients, specified school rehearsals, productions and assemblies
    • Operatefly rail systems in Oates Theater
    • Operate a variety of power tools 
    • Work with the Hershey Center staff to fulfill daily operation needs 
    • Assist with house management for specified events
    • Assist with ticketing sales 
    • Perform basic maintenance on lighting instruments
    • Maintain and organize the Oates Theater Scene Shop
    • Operate basic video camera
    • Operate software such as QLab, Ustream and iMovie
    • Ability to use Google calendars and apps 
     
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
     
    • Proficient operational knowledge of various lighting consoles including ETC and High-End Systems
    • Expertise of operation in theatrical lighting, sound and projection equipment
    • Availability to work evenings and weekends
    • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, lighting or sound design, preferred
    • Experience using MS office (Power Point, Excel, and Word) preferred
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Sensitivity to the developmental stages and well-being of children 
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
    • The ability to lift 75 pounds
    • The willingness to climb ladders and work in catwalks
    • 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.
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  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher, Beginning 2019-2020 Academic Year

    Collegiate School seeks an energetic, experienced and committed teacher with a passion for students and mathematics. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching upper school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and building their problem-solving skills. Includes responsibility for four sections of mathematics and service as a grade level advisor. Must enjoy students across the entire range of grades (9-12) and have the versatility to teach all levels of the Upper School curriculum through calculus.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Creating and executing well-designed, meaningful lesson plans, mindful of best practices of teaching and learning
    • Fostering a climate of respect for each child as an individual
    • Identifying and pursuing professional opportunities that enhance and extend one’s teaching
    • Serving on committees and engaging in professional group work as necessary
    Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
    • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or related field (Master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification preferred)
    • Experience teaching upper school students with proven mastery in effectively delivering mathematics content
    • Passion for math education
    • Ability to inspire students’ love of learning and critical thinking
    • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
    • Commitment to broad participation in school life
    • 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’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.
     
    Please upload cover letter, resume and copies of unofficial transcripts.
     
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If you have questions, please contact Amy Blackmer, Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator
careers@collegiate-va.org or 804.740.5179.



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, Frommers 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.