Careers

Chatham Hall offers a warm and collegial atmosphere for teaching professionals, administrators, and staff. We are a community of rich traditions focused on contributing to helping students step into their power and illuminate their worlds.

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.
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Faculty Positions

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  • Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications (DSMC) to be a visionary leader in driving its integrated marketing efforts and overseeing strategic communications. The DSMC is a multifaceted collaborative leader who provides innovative strategic leadership in all aspects of Chatham Hall marketing, messaging, and communication. The DSMC has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that Chatham Hall’s brand is positioned and leveraged effectively and strategically in all forums and mediums. Serving on the School’s Administrative Leadership Team (ALT), the DSMC plays a critical role in growing and enhancing the School's visibility through strategic marketing initiatives and targeted branding campaigns.
     
    The DSMC must be able to think strategically at the highest level, bring a proactive and nuanced approach to marketing and communications, and shift seamlessly and effectively among a variety of different roles. As a member of the ALT, the director will serve as a trusted advisor and thought partner to the Rector (head of school) and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a marketing communications strategy, and a broad and diverse range of community, media, public relations, and crisis communications. The successful candidate will be able to develop and implement strategic priorities while partnering across campus at the ground level with colleagues.
     
    The DSMC leads all aspects of internal and external communications to develop and sustain an integrated and effective marketing and communications plan. The successful candidate is responsible for the stories that Chatham Hall tells about its mission, values, and priorities and the ways that they manifest in the student experience. The DSMC is a forward-thinking communicator able to leverage opportunities as they present while also effectively anticipating and navigating challenges.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Lead the strategic institutional efforts to plan, execute, and sustain Chatham Hall’s marketing and strategic communications plan so that the School’s identity is clear and compelling to external and internal audiences and constituents.
    • Develop and implement processes and systems to ensure consistency across all communications.
    • Collaborate with the Rector, ALT, and Board of Trustees to develop strategy and disseminate the School’s key messages to various constituencies by drafting, editing, and revising all digital and print communications.
    • Work with all constituencies (internally and externally) to promote a sense of community and enhance the School’s appeal to a wide range of faculty and staff, alumnae, parents, friends, and prospective families.
    • Assess the existing tools used for internal and external campus-wide communications and collaboratively develop plans to optimize both their efficacy and their content with the goal of more effectively sharing important information.
    • Curate and manage all Chatham Hall’s media, publications, and other printed materials, including the School's website, press releases, electronic communication, social media platforms, magazine, and promotional material.
    • Serve as Chatham Hall’s resident crisis communications lead.
    • Effectively manage the marketing and communications budget, evaluating short and long-term budget needs.
    • Maintain a dedicated campus presence and actively engage in the life and program of the School; perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Rector.
     
    Desired Qualities
    • An appreciation for the mission of Chatham Hall and its commitment to girls’ boarding education.
    • A deep understanding of the varied and nuanced relationships among a wide range of individuals, departments, and constituencies.
    • Ability to lead with integrity, humility, and creativity.
    • Strong strategic vision with a willingness to solicit ongoing feedback from community stakeholders to help continually refine and improve overall strategy.
    • Superior oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with various constituent groups.
    • Multiple years of experience in content development and management for print and web, and comprehensive marketing experience along with a willingness to embrace new technologies and developing trends.
    • Demonstrated project management skills and understanding of digital media tools, social media, video, and website design.
    • Attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
    • A high degree of professionalism, collegiality, sound judgment, awareness, and discretion while maintaining complete confidentiality.
    • Capable of building collaborative relationships and effectively navigating across a highly engaged school community.
    • The ability to work calmly and competently in fast-moving, high stress situations.
    • A strategic mind, a collaborative spirit, a sense of humor, and the desire to become a visible, approachable, and fully engaged member of the Chatham Hall community. 
    • Provide support to members of the Marketing & Communications Team; set performance targets and evaluate performance; and actively engage self and department members in ongoing professional development and best practices within the field of marketing and communications.
     
    Areas of Particular Focus
    • The DSMC collaborates particularly closely with the strategic leaders in advancement, development, enrollment, engagement, and innovation. 
    • To ensure that the School achieves its goals for enrollment and retention, the DSMC will partner closely with the Admissions and Engagement Teams to develop a holistic marketing and outreach program for prospective and current families.
    • The DSMC will closely strategize with Advancement Teams on the development of compelling and successful targeted print and digital appeals for all constituencies. 
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, marketing, or applicable area of study.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in journalism, communications, media, or related communications field; experience in a secondary school or higher education environment preferred.
    • Demonstrated strategic success in communication, marketing, event management, or comparable roles.
    • Excellent organizational, writing, interview, and editing skills required; strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills.
    • Ability to think strategically about communications objectives.
    • A commitment to understanding trends and practices in the evolving fields of digital marketing and outreach.
    • Ability to speak with and craft messaging for multiple constituencies.
    • Expertise in social media, digital marketing, website development, and maintenance.
    • Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment with a joyful spirit.
    • Knowledge of web content management systems, web analytics, social media, and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Blackbaud and Finalsite preferred.
     
    Compensation & Benefits 
    The position is a salaried (exempt) with a competitive salary range based on applicable experience. 12 months a year. Chatham Hall offers an excellent benefit package, including campus housing and meals.
     
    To apply, please review the full job description and send a letter of interest, resume including three references, and a portfolio of marketing and communications work to Tammy Waters at twaters@chathamhall.org or Chatham Hall, 800 Chatham Hall Circle, Chatham, VA 24531.
  • French Teacher

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a French teacher for the 2024-2025 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 French 1 through Advanced French classes. For this position, there may be the opportunity to teach a section of Spanish.

    Responsibilities
    • Prepare for and teach up to five sections of French 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.
     
    Community Responsibilities
    In this dynamic community, faculty members 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 Residential Life by living on-dorm or on campus and getting to know students outside of the classroom. Faculty participate in some way in Athletics, weekend activities, and/or committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.
     
    The qualified candidate will hold a minimum of an B.A. degree. Salary and benefits are competitive; housing and meals are provided.
     
    To apply, please review the full job description and send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Barn Worker

    Chatham Hall seeks a full-time Barn Worker to join our Riding Program and the School's warm and collegial atmosphere. The ideal candidate is comfortable with horses and tractors with the ability to work on a team, lift up to 50 lbs, and work weekends. We're willing to train the right candidate if experience is lacking.

    Please contact Director of Riding Ally Doyon at adoyon@chathamhall.org or 434.432.5500 to apply.
  • Drivers

    Chatham Hall seeks excellent part-time drivers to transport students and faculty in a School-owned minivan, 14-passenger bus, or 11-passenger Sprinter. No CDL required. May include travel to sporting events, local appointments, and airports. Must clear background check and drug screenings.

    Please contact Trasportation Coordinator Jackie Kisthardt at jkisthardt@chathamhall.org or 434.432.5431 to apply.
  • Full-Time & Part-Time Nurses

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin the search for full-time and part-time nurses. With students from around the country and world, our nurses are responsible for assessing, identifying, and treating acute, chronic, and urgent health conditions among students according to standing orders. Nurses also provide health, wellness, and disease prevention education during student interactions in the Health Care Center.

    Opportunities exist for a combination of day, evening, and weekend shifts. A Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse with a current licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and preferably prior experience in pediatric, adolescent, public health, and/or school nursing, is desirable.
     
    Responsibilities
    The primary focus of a School nurse includes, but is not limited to:
    • Providing care to students and community members seeking assistance with health and wellness concerns of an acute and/or chronic nature, including necessary follow-up arrangements and health screening.
    • Providing first aid care, urgent care, and overall nursing interventions as directed by Health Care Center protocols and standing orders.
    • In partnership with the Director of the Health Care Center, maintaining first aid equipment to be used in the Health Care Center, classrooms, and on School trips as specialty first aid equipment such as EpiPens and AEDs.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student medical information and competent use of electronic health record keeping.
    • Providing professional, interdisciplinary, and collegial communication with Chatham Hall nurses, providers, athletic trainers, and counseling clinicians.
    • Confidentially corresponding with parents, coaches, Dean of Students, Dorm Advisors, and Advisors on the health care needs of students when indicated.
    • Other duties as assigned and needed.
     
    Qualifications
    • A Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse with a current licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and preferably prior experience in pediatric, adolescent, public health, and/or school nursing.
    • This individual is expected to be CPR certified with a working knowledge base of EpiPen administration, Blood Borne Pathogen protocol, and Narcan administration.
    • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the delivery of School health services.
    • Experience and demonstrated success working with diverse student communities is preferred but not required.
    • This position requires the ability to perform physical tasks essential to the nursing role.
    • The position will use a computer, keyboard, telephone, and monitor throughout each workday. Some bending, lifting, twisting, and squatting are required.
    Chatham Hall seeks those who are interested in both part-time and full-time positions. Positions may be benefits-eligible. Due to the nature of supporting a residential community, weeknight, and weekend work may be required.
     
    To apply, please review the full job description and send a resume to Dean of Students Josh Doyon at jdoyon@chathamhall.org.
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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)
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Application Process
If selected, those applying for faculty positions can expect to receive an email from the Dean of Academics expressing interest in continuing the process. Candidates will have an initial Zoom interview with the dean followed by a robust set of interviews on campus with faculty, administrators, and 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.
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Living in the Region
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, & Explore 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!
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800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •  admissions@chathamhall.org
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9-12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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