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.
The Director of Admission and Affordability is one member of a four-member Admission Team that guides and assists prospective students and their families with the application and enrollment process. The Director of Admission and Affordability is responsible for serving as the primary deputy in the Admission and Financial Aid offices, whose function is to recruit, select, and enroll mission and program appropriate students for Chatham Hall. Requirements of this position include recruiting (locally, nationally, and internationally), interviewing, and evaluating candidates for admission. The Director of Admission and Affordability will assist the Chief Enrollment Officer with the development of a network of constituents and work closely with these constituents (feeder schools, local organizations, current and past families) to develop strong community relationships.
To attract, enroll and retain mission appropriate candidates and families and support a diverse student body
Works toward the goal of increasing enrollment and diversifying the student population
Recruits students on campus and through extensive travel internationally and domestically
Provide on-going consultation to prospective girls, applicants, and their families
Plans and executes extensive travel to boarding school fairs, feeder schools and admission functions
Serve as the coordinator for the Financial Aid Program, determine financial aid award packages for newly admitted students; perform needs analysis, packaging, counseling, and all contact with current and prospective financial aid students
Helps with the evaluation and distribution of financial aid
Assist as needed with data entry for inquiries: telephone, walk-in, and email
Interviews and evaluates admission candidates
Read and review applications; responds to applicant inquiries, and counsel prospective girls and their families
Participate in strategic planning to identify ways to increase conversion and yield rates of applicants
Responsible for the coordination/scheduling of on campus visits and interviews
Serves on the Admission Committee and the Financial Aid Committee
Serves on the Attrition Risk Management Committee
Weekend responsibility throughout each school year of on-campus duties in support of the enrollment office, residential and student life programs, and advisory.
Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Admission & Affordability Wynne Overton.
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.
Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Chatham Hall’s world 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 introductory Spanish courses with the possibility of advanced classes. There is the possibility that this could be either part-time or full-time position.
Teaching Responsibilities Prepare for and teach up to five sections of Spanish or the equivalent in duties, 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 to allow students to move forward knowledgeably.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume to Director of Facilities Anthony Amos.
Implement a culture and philosophy that aligns with the mission and vision of the Athletics Department and School.
Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with School regulations.
Provide instruction in all phases of the game of field hockey.
Maintain compliance with School and VISAA League rules, regulations, and policies.
Promote a favorable image of Chatham Hall.
Please click here for the full job description. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Athletics Jeremy Eubank.
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.