Chatham Hall — a girls’ grades 9-12 boarding and day school in southern Virginia — offers a warm and collegial atmosphere for teaching professionals, administrators, and staff. We are a community of rich traditions focused on contributing to the learning and development of our exceptional students.
Chatham Hall seeks energetic faculty and staff who are passionate about working with students and helping them to develop as learners. We work in a dynamic setting with colleagues who strive to provide the best student experience possible.

For many faculty members, Chatham Hall is not just a school or job, but also a home. With 93% of students living on campus, the majority of faculty do the same to support our 24-hour community and take advantage of the benefits of living where you work.

Our students join us from all over the world, and we seek a faculty and staff base to welcome and support them in every facet of their experience.
Successful employees contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices, show the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, and create an inclusive work environment.

Faculty Positions

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  • Chinese Language Teacher

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a Chinese teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Chatham Hall’s language class offerings ensure that students graduate with an understanding of why learning a language is important and enable students to open their world through communication and culture. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. This position will include teaching Chinese (Mandarin) 1 through Advanced Chinese.

    Teaching Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach up to five sections of Chinese as well as provide timely and meaningful feedback to student work. Communication is stressed as is working with students on 21st century skills - critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, among others - to prepare students for their futures. All teaching faculty are responsible for using the learning management system to post assignments and to provide feedback in order to allow students to move forward knowledgeably.
     
    Other Responsibilities
    In this dynamic community, teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students, keeping track of their academic progress, social involvement, and creating a family away from home. Teachers contribute to the residential life program by either living on-dorm or covering the dorm during study hall and nighttime check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are also involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.
  • Director of Music

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a Director of Music for the 2021-2022 school year. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. This position will include directing St. Mary’s Choir, teaching music theory or other pertinent classes, overseeing the private music lesson program and teaching in that program, coordinating special music and liturgical planning for chapel services, with the chaplain, and helping to direct the School’s yearly musical.

    Teaching Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach/direct choir and other music classes while stressing, where appropriate, 21st century skills - critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, among others - to prepare students for their futures. All teaching faculty are responsible for using the learning management system to post assignments and to provide feedback in order to allow students to move forward knowledgeably.
     
    Other Responsibilities
    In this dynamic community, teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students, keeping track of their academic progress, social involvement, and creating a family away from home. Teachers contribute to the residential life program by either living on-dorm or covering the dorm during study hall and nighttime check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are also involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.
  • Director of Riding

    Chatham Hall is excited to announce the opening of the search for the Director of the Riding Program. The School’s Riding Program is a distinguishing feature of its strong, expanding Athletic Program. The successful candidate for Director of the Riding Program will demonstrate, in addition to expertise in the field and leadership in horsemanship, a sensibility both for boarding school life and for the dynamic balance of excellence in academics and athletics characteristic of Chatham Hall. 
     
    The Chatham Hall Riding Program is a unique experience among equestrian boarding schools. Our riding program offers the American Forward System of Riding fundamentals in accordance with modern hunter and equitation styles. Students learn the theory behind the instruction and how to handle a variety of horses. Taking a holistic approach to lessons, students benefit from mounted and unmounted instruction, a fitness plan, best dietary habits, and sports psychology. This approach to training the equestrian athlete ensures achievement while competing as well as with any challenge at hand.
     
    The Director of Riding oversees the philosophy and logistical management of the Riding Program. This includes facilities upkeep and renovation, faculty/staff management and development, programmatic budget, student and faculty education and the oversight of our equine partners. This is a 12-month faculty position.

    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to twaters@chathamhall.org.
  • History Department Chair

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a history department chair, who has a focus on World History, for the 2021-2022 school year. The depth and breadth of Chatham Hall's history offerings assures that students graduate with knowledge and an understanding of their unique place in this world. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. This position will include teaching Humanities 9: World History to our ninth graders as well as electives such as World Religions, Civics, and Ethics.
     
    Teaching Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach up to five sections of history as well as provide timely and meaningful feedback to student work. Serving on the Curriculum Committee, duties also include working with department members to provide an inclusive curriculum that will expose students to varieties of thought and philosophies that will open the world to our students. Working with students on 21st century skills - critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, among others - will be a necessity as we strive to prepare students for their futures. All teaching faculty are responsible for using the learning management system to post assignments and to provide feedback that will allow students to move forward knowledgeably.
     
    Other Responsibilities
    In this dynamic community, teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students, keeping track of their academic progress, social involvement, and creating a family away from home. Teachers contribute to the residential life program by either living on-dorm or covering the dorm during study hall and nighttime check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are also involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.
  • Science Department Chair/Chemistry Teacher

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a science department chair, who has a focus on chemistry, for the 2021-2022 school year. The depth and breadth of Chatham Hall's science offerings assures that students graduate with knowledge and an understanding of their unique place in this world. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. This position will include teaching chemistry to our sophomores, advanced chemistry, and electives.

    Teaching Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach up to five sections of science as well as provide timely and meaningful feedback to student work. A member of the Curriculum Committee, duties also include working with department members to provide an inclusive curriculum that will expose students to open up the world of science to our students as they make their way, at a minimum, through the three foundational sciences: physics, chemistry, and biology. Working with students on 21st century skills - critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, among others - will be a necessity as we strive to prepare students for their futures. All teaching faculty are responsible for using the learning management system to post assignments and to provide feedback in order to allow students to move forward knowledgeably.
     
    Other Responsibilities
    In this dynamic community, teachers serve as advisors to a small group of students, keeping track of their academic progress, social involvement, and creating a family away from home. Teachers contribute to the residential life program by either living on-dorm or covering the dorm during study hall and nighttime check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are also involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.
  • Student Activities Coordinator

    Chatham Hall is seeking a dynamic, driven, and highly responsible Student Activities Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to being a highly organized individual, the primary responsibility of this position is to be able to work cooperatively with students in order to plan, oversee, and execute weekday and weekend activities. This individual must be able to schedule and maintain a calendar of events; coordinate activities that enhance community life; and create/maintain the faculty weekend duty schedule. To oversee the duty and event schedules effectively, the candidate must be skilled in planning, organization, and have excellent communication skills.

    This individual will live on-campus and fulfill the responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with being a residential faculty member including dormitory responsibility, coaching, and possibly teaching depending on experience. This individual will also provide occasional support to the Dean of Students and the Dean of College Counseling. 

    This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to explore a career in boarding and/or independent schools and gain experience in multiple areas of operations. Successful candidates will have experience with event planning and/or organizing activities, as well as experience working with young people in academic, athletic, or camp settings. 

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Dean of Students Marin Miller at mmiller@chathamhall.org.

Administrative/Staff Positions

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  • Business Analyst

    The Business Analyst reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for a variety of tasks in the school business office. Working in a small group within a dynamic organization, this position requires cheerful flexibility and a willingness to do whatever is needed to address the needs of the school’s business.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist with, document, evaluate, and recommend improvements to various business processes, including but not limited to:
      • Tracking restricted and board designated funds
      • Tracking funding and expenditures for special projects
      • Tracking and recording endowment investment activity and income
      • Processing endowment draws and allocations
      • Student billing, recording payments, following up on overdue accounts
      • Depositing and posting payments
      • Processing invoices, making payments
      • Transferring funds among accounts
      • Processing credit card transactions
      • Payroll
      • Make journal entries related to all of the above
    • Take direction from CFO as projects and tasks are identified
    • Prepare budget models and advanced Excel spreadsheets
    • Prepare comparative charts on statistics that are measured
    • Ability to work in Tableau a plus.
    • Assist with production of monthly financial statements
    • Assist with production of reports for presentation to board of directors and school administrators
    • Work collaboratively with Accountant, Business Office Assistant and CFO to accomplish tasks necessary to conduct the business of the school
    • Participate in collaborative work with other school staff, faculty, and administrators in various tasks and projects
    • Other duties as assigned by the CFO
    Qualifications
    This position requires someone with strong analytical, organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills, energy, and initiative. Must be familiar with accounting practices and recording general ledger transactions. High level computer skill is required, particularly with Excel. This position also requires one to be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under stressful situations. A college degree is required, and a major in finance, accounting, or related field is preferred.
     
    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume to CFO Jennifer Hiltwine at jhiltwine@chathamhall.org.
  • Director of Advancement Services

    The Director of Advancement Services is an integral member of the Development team, working closely with team leads and reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer. The Director is responsible for overseeing the Advancement Services functions and is responsible for the integrity, security, and accurate dissemination of all data that supports the advancement of the School.
     
    The Director of Advancement Services serves as the primary information technology expert within the Development Office and is a liaison between the Development Office, the Information Technology Department (IT) and Development Office and the Business Office (BO).
    • Oversee the maintenance, enhancement, and upgrades of a constituent database with 3,000+ records, including the collection, storage, and analysis of biographical information. Troubleshoot daily database users’ questions. Serve as primary contact with the database software vendors.
    • Serve as liaison from Development to IT, overseeing workflow of all technology-focused projects within Development.
    • Manage all imports/exports of data between the Development database and campus- wide databases, as well as relevant off campus databases.
    • Manage prospect identification and campaign tracking modules, research newly identified prospects, and create reporting tools for management.
    • Ability to create custom dashboards and reports for use by Trustees, Advancement team and other volunteers to benchmark campaign progress, progress by initiative and to track performance metrics by program and individual
    • Work with program directors to develop methods to ensure that donor designations are observed, and appropriate acknowledgements are provided according to established institutional policies and procedures and IRS guidelines.
    • Create annual donor stewardship fund reports for endowment funds and restricted gifts.
    • Assume primary responsibility for all biographical information gathering, data entry and gift recording. Add new constituents and parents into the database.
    • Keeps current with all changes to publications and regulations that govern the donation and processing of gifts to charitable institutions.
    • Ensure clear and complete documentation of all database-related policies and procedures.
    • Generate, customize and maintain reports for Development and Business Office
    • Analyze accounts on a regular basis in order to liaise effectively with the Business Office with respect to the chart of accounts, funds reconciliation and analysis and correction of account discrepancies, particularly at fiscal year-end. Provides data and documentation needed for annual audit.
    • Manage the Departmental Budget and tracking and monitoring expenses and forecasting cash flow and future budget needs.
    • Serve on school-wide committees as needed.
    • Work additional and/or irregular hours when required.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume to Chief Advancement Officer Christine Knight at cknight@chathamhall.org.
  • Grounds Staff Position

    The Grounds Staff position provides general grounds maintenance and repair services to the grounds of Chatham Hall. The Grounds Staff performs these tasks in the shop or on-site, indoors, and out, using a wide variety of tools and equipment. The maintenance of the grounds is central to the function of the School. The Grounds Staff position is required to be flexible in terms of work schedules and responding to emergencies.
     
    Chatham Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Chatham Hall seeks candidates who demonstrate a dedication to working in a diverse community. The School seeks candidates who: communicate effectively with diverse populations, create an inclusive work environment, and will engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive management practices.

    Responsibilities
    • Undertakes general grounds maintenance projects.
    • Maintains all common grounds areas including but not limited to faculty home yards, public spaces, fields, and wooded areas.
    • Assists in completion of minor construction projects when needed.
    • Complies with established regulatory, safety and risk-management guidelines.
    • Must be available for special events such as graduation to assist in parking and other general duties as assigned.
    One year experience preferred in general grounds maintenance work and have a basic knowledge of materials and tools used in such work.
     
    This position description is full time (12 months) and benefits eligible. This position requires being willing to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as requested.
     
    Click here for the full job description and submit resumes to Anthony Amos at aamos@chathamhall.org.
  • Maintenance Staff Position

    The Maintenance Staff provide general maintenance and repair services for buildings, fixtures and vehicles. The Maintenance Staff performs these tasks in the shop or on-site, indoors, and out, using a wide variety of tools and equipment.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Performs general maintenance projects throughout the School.
    • Assists in construction, repair, preventive maintenance, assembly and installation of locks, plumbing, pumps, piping, fire alarms, fire safety systems, boilers, chemical mixing equipment, HVAC systems, chill water, condensate systems, roofs, mobile equipment, electrical systems, painting and vehicles.
    • Assists in completion of minor construction projects.
    • Assists in procuring equipment and material necessary for maintenance projects and minor construction. Loads, delivers, unloads, and handles materials. Operates shop vehicles necessary to complete these tasks.
    • Assists contractors in locating and gaining access to facilities and structures within them.
    • Complies with established regulatory, safety and risk-management guidelines.
    • Serves on a rotating schedule to check operations during weekends and holidays.
    This staff position is full time (12 month/40 hours per week) and benefits-eligible. Normal hours of work are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     
    Click here for the full job description and submit resumes to Anthony Amos at aamos@chathamhall.org.

For Applicants

Benefits
Chatham Hall offers a competitive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff, including:
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Medical & Dental insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Remission (for eligible children of employees to attend Chatham Hall)
  • Housing Benefit (applicable to certain positions)
  • Free Meals from the Dining Hall (while School is in session)
Application Process
If selected, those applying for faculty positions can expect to receive an initial email from the Dean of Academics expressing interest in continuing the process. During COVID, a Zoom interview with the Dean will be followed by a robust set of virtual interviews with key people at the School, including students. Additional interviews and visits may be scheduled as needed. Teaching candidates may be asked to teach a class.

Those applying for staff positions can expect to participate in a phone interview followed by an in-person interview if selected as a finalist for the position.
Living in Chatham
The Town of Chatham is quaint, warm, and small, boasting 1,300 residents and the friendliness of its citizens. Chatham Hall faculty and students alike enjoy walking to Main St. for a coffee, meal, or shopping excursion. Uniquely positioned, Chatham enjoys close proximity to Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, the Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle, and Greensboro. Check out our Visit & Stay page to learn more about the area.

Many faculty members are able to live on campus or locally in housing provided by the School. For those looking to put down roots, the affordable housing market in the area offers opportunities to buy. Come enjoy beautiful southwest Virginia!



Chatham Hall complies with applicable federal and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability, religion, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
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