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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  • Assistant Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations

    The Assistant/Associate Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations plays a vital role in advancing the short and long-term cultivation and engagements of relationships with the School’s students, most recent graduates, and their families. The incumbent is responsible for managing volunteers, planning events, and representing the School to the extended community.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Fundraising & Stewardship
    • Assists with ensuring proper travel briefings on events and high-profile guests for the Chief Advancement Officer and Rector.
    • Creates opportunities to educate students and young alumnae about philanthropy. 
    • Manages the senior class gift and senior first gift to Chatham Hall Fund and generates support for giving days such as National Philanthropy Day and Faculty-Staff Appreciation in collaboration with the Director of the Chatham Hall Fund.
    • Stewards Chatham Hall First, first-time donors to Chatham Hall Fund
    • Provides support to the Alumnae Council if needed, in managing online auction software.
    • Recognizes volunteers in publications and at events as appropriate. Coordinates with the Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations on the annual recognition of volunteer leadership.
    Constituent Engagement & Volunteer Leadership 
    • Ensures young alumnae programs are robust and coordinated with the overall alumnae program. Actively seek updated alumnae contact information and update RENXT accordingly.
    • Communicates regularly with class agents and creates opportunities for class agents to stay apprised of school news.
    • Implements a plan to provide routine volunteer training and support and progress reports via written or video formats
    • Plans virtual engagement opportunities (by graduating class) to foster connection among the class with the school, particularly in non-reunion years.
    • Manages Chatham Hall Connect, promotes registration, and encourages postings. Acknowledges registrants self-identified volunteer interests, tracks engagement interests and facilitates volunteer engagement opportunities such as Career Connect, Classroom Connect and similar activities.
    • Supports committee work of Alumnae Council and Parents Committee as assigned and maintains membership records, minutes, and digital files. Assists with meeting arrangements and logistics of these committees. Attends meetings as requested.
    • Partners with Alumnae Council to plan the induction of the senior class into the Association
    • Provides support for regional and campaign events: save the date/invitations, attendance tracking, logistical arrangements, event, and registration materials etc.
    • Support DEI initiatives and delivers programming in support of these efforts 
    • In collaboration with the Director of Alumnae/Parent Relations, generates content for monthly alumnae newsletter. 
    • Ensures alumnae and parent sections of the website are up to date.
    • With the Director, partners with communications to curate timely and interesting material for social media posts.
    • Greets advancement visitors on campus and assists with visit itinerary
    • Assists with arrangements for Parents Committee activities and receptions
    • Curates class notes and reunion memory books and necrology lists for publication.
    • Prepares written communications as needed in support of the overall advancement initiatives.
    • Makes 150 contacts/year to meet with young alumnae and volunteers on behalf of the School.
    • Maintains institutional relationship records of visit and fundraising and engagement activity in RENXT.
    • Manages expenses and works within budget guidelines.
    Reunions & Family Weekends
    • Works directly with the 5th-20th Reunion classes to promote attendance at Reunion and to encourage support for the Chatham Hall Fund.
    • Attends Alumnae Council and/or Parents Committee meetings as requested
    • Manages planning of assigned events during Reunion and Family Weekends and overall registration, housing, and other logistics.
    School Life Engagemen
    • In a boarding school community, employees are expected to engage in official School ceremonies and may be given additional responsibilities in support of school life/community. Attends all major school on-campus ceremonies and events. Engages in and attends signature school programs, athletic events, community meals, and traditions.
    • Other duties as assigned

    View the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to advancement@chathamhall.org.
  • Assistant Director of Athletics

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for an Assistant Director of Athletics for the 2022-2023 academic year. Chatham Hall Athletics ensures that students are engaged, motivated, and inspired to achieve goals in a variety of athletic opportunities that are offered. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. Proven experience as a coach and athletic administrator is strongly preferred.

    Responsibilities
    • Assist the Director of Athletics in ensuring the vision of Chatham Hall through its mission, values, and health and wellness program
    • Aid in the organization of afternoon athletics and activities
    • Cut and line athletic fields for fall and spring athletics
    • Organize and coordinate inventory of the athletic department
    • Organize and coordinate athletic travel at the beginning of each athletic season
    • Assist in Athletic supervision of athletic contests each season 
    • Organize and input athletic rosters and schedules for internal and external use
    • Aid in scheduling of athletic contests with oversight from the Director of Athletics
    • Assist with Purple & Gold competitions and CAC (Chatham Athletic Committee) events
    • Organize and implement athletic summer camps
    • Coordinate game operators for home events
    • Communicate with a diverse group of students and parents
    • Seek professional development opportunities as they become available
    • Provide a fun and creative environment
    • Attend opening and closing faculty meetings

    View the full job description here, and apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Athletics Jeremy Eubank.
  • Director of Admission & Affordability

    The Director of Admission & Affordability is a part of the four-member Admissions team that guides and assists prospective students and their families with the application and enrollment process. The Director of Admission & Affordability is responsible for serving as the primary deputy in the Admissions 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 & 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.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Attract, enroll, and retain mission appropriate candidates and families and support a diverse student body
    • Work toward the goal of increasing enrollment and diversifying the student population
    • Recruit 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
    • Help with the evaluation and distribution of financial aid
    • Assist as needed with data entry for inquiries: telephone, walk-in, and email
    • Interview and evaluate 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
    • Serve on the Admission Committee and the Financial Aid Committee
    • Serve on the Attrition Risk Management Committee
    View the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Chief Enrollment Officer Wynne Overton.
  • Director of the Chatham Hall Fund

    The Director of the Chatham Hall Fund plays a vital role in advancing the core purpose of the School and strengthening the culture of philanthropy among parents, alumnae, and the School's extended community The Director of the Chatham Hall Fund develops and implements a multi-year strategy to achieve fundraising goals to benefit annual operations for Chatham Hall, a top girls’ boarding school in the Southeast. The incumbent develops segmented solicitation programs varied by constituency and affinity to foster and grow a culture of philanthropy. The director manages key volunteer groups and provides them with routine information in support of their work and partners with the advancement team and School leadership. The incumbent develops acknowledgements, annual giving stewardship programs such as Benefactors (leadership) and Oak Circle (loyalty donors), and an annual report to donors. The director is responsible for analyzing giving trends, making strategic adjustments as necessary, and preparing visual and written reports to communicate performance progress. The incumbent reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

    Responsibilities
    Chatham Hall Fund
    • Responsible for meeting overall annual targets for fundraising and participation in the Chatham Hall Fund on a yearly basis and towards a multi-year campaign goal
    • Creates and implements a detailed annual operating plan to achieve these goals through personal solicitation, segmented electronic and print communication, phone solicitation, and giving events. Segments may be based on past giving behavior, gift potential, or constituency type: alumnae/parent/friend/corporations-foundations 
    • Creates a solicitation plan for leadership prospects and donors using specific asks and provides staff support senior leaders and other team members for solicitation of their portfolio
    • Develops a strategy for donor acquisition and retention and monitors progress routinely. 
    • Conducts research, writes donor proposals and prepares prospect briefings for institutional leaders and advancement colleagues as needed. 
    • Solicits corporations and foundations annually and manages awareness of matching gift opportunities.
    • Coordinates with colleagues and campaign plans to incorporate multi-year commitments as appropriate
    • Travels to meet with fund volunteers and prospective donors completing at least 75 visits per year
     
    Volunteer Relations
    • Prepares presentations and reports for the benefit of key volunteer bodies: Board of Trustees, Alumnae Council, Parents Committee, and class agents 
    • Develops a giving culture for classes celebrating their quinquennial reunions with planning starting 18-24 months in advance
    • Manages the volunteers in support of program goals (alumnae council, class agents, parents committee, faculty-staff etc.) and implements a plan to provide routine training and support and progress reports via written or video formats
    • Manages student programs with special emphasis on the senior class giving program. Engages students generally in fundraising activities as appropriate (giving days) to foster a community culture of philanthropy
     
    Stewardship
    • Manages stewardship of donors to Chatham Hall Fund: leadership (Benefactors), loyal giving (Oak Circle), first-time donors and other giving milestones 
    • Writes acknowledgement templates on behalf of institutional leaders to recognize donors based on donor level and giving habit (Benefactor, Oak Circle (loyal), first time etc.)
    • Acknowledges gift-in-kind donations.
    • Manages the process and develops content for the annual report to donors to celebrate fundraising successes and highlighting key achievements. Seeks input from colleagues for donor recognition and testimonials.
    • Recognizes volunteers in publications and at events as appropriate. Coordinates with the Director of Alumnae and Parent Relations on the annual recognition of volunteer leadership.
    • Assists with other advancement stewardship projects as needed
    View the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Chief Advancement Officer Christine Knight.
  • English Teacher

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for an English teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Chatham Hall’s English classes offer students exposure to a wide range of literature selections as well as different genres of writing, with writing conferencing playing an important role in ensuring that students are receiving the specific feedback they need to be clear in their message and demonstrate critical thinking skills. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning, holds at least a B. A. in English, and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. This position will include teaching a range of grade levels.

    Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach up to five sections of English 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.

    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 evening check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    View the full job description here, and apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold.
  • History Teacher

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for a history teacher for the 2022-2023 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 ninth graders as well as electives to older students. The role of Director of Global Initiatives could also be a part of this position if a candidate’s interests and skills are compatible.

    Responsibilities
    Prepare for and teach up to five sections of history/social sciences 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.

    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 evening check in. Teachers also participate in some way in the athletic program as well as weekend activities. Teachers are involved in the committee work that helps us continue to grow and move forward as a community.

    View the full job description here, and apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Dean of Academics Martha Griswold.
  • Major Gifts Officer

    Chatham Hall seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join its Advancement team. The Advancement team plays a vital role in supporting the core mission of the School and strengthening the culture of philanthropy and engagement among parents, alumnae, and the School's extended community, as we preparing for and engaging in a comprehensive campaign. In collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer, the Major Gift Officer will execute on a campaign plan to achieve goals for strategic priorities. The primary objective is to develop long-term relationships built upon a firm understanding of each donor’s interests, values, and passions in support of institutional priorities and needs. The Major Gift Officer 1) cultivates, solicits, and stewards an assigned group of major gift prospects; 2) identifies and “qualifies” new major gift prospects through an active travel agenda; 3) supports Trustees in their personal outreach; 4) expands the planned giving program through an ongoing marketing program and personal visits; and 5) stewards campaign donors, 1894 Society and Esto Perpetua Society members, and partners with administrative leadership to prepare annual stewardship reports.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Portfolio & Relationship Management 
    • Actively manages a portfolio of approximately 125-200 major gift prospects with a mix of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Develops a plan for each prospect in the portfolio. Partners with others such as Trustees, the Rector, and Chief Advancement Officer to carry out this plan as a strategist, primary contact, or combination.
    • Travels frequently to conduct in person visits, making approximately 15-20 individual visits per month with at least a third of the portfolio in active solicitation. Solicit blended gifts inclusive of annual fund, capital/endowment, and planned giving.
    • Follows School protocols for gift acceptance and documentation of gift agreements.
    • Maintains institutional relationship records of visits and fundraising activity in RENXT and demonstrates an ability to move relationships forward in support of school priorities.
    • Manages travel expenses and works within budget guidelines. Submits timely receipts and budget coding for approval.
     
    Fundraising Programs Volunteers & Events
    • Identifies recruits, and supports the work of campaign volunteers (Honorary Campaign Circle, Ambassadors, etc.)
    • Prior to each Board meeting, ensures Trustees have talking points and updated materials in support of their personal outreach
    • Advances donor awareness of planned gifts to increase membership in the Esto Perpetua Society. Maintain an awareness of current laws and deferred giving vehicles through professional networks.  Evaluate planned gift software vendors and services. 
    • Plans regional events in support of fundraising and campaign efforts in collaboration with the Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations.
     
    Stewardship and Reporting
    • Works with deans, faculty, and administrators to write narrative reports for annual donor stewardship of endowed and restricted funds. Partner with the Director of Advancement Services in the execution of this project.
    • Reviews and/or prepare appropriate sections of the School’s annual report to donors. 
    • Stewards the Esto Perpetua Society (planned giving) and 1894 Society (lifetime giving) members
     
    School Life Engagement 
    • Attends Board, campaign committee, Alumnae Council, and Parents Committee meetings as requested
    • Attends all major school on-campus ceremonies and events. Engages in and attends signature school programs, athletic events, community meals, and traditions in accordance with boarding school community life. 
    • Other duties as assigned

    View the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to advancement@chathamhall.org.

Staff Positions

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  • 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 Ryan Bradley at 434.432.5431 or rbradley@chathamhall.org to apply.
  • Volleyball Coach(es)

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin a search for Volleyball Coaches to begin August 2022. The successful candidate is one who loves facilitating learning and who is invigorated by time spent with young people. Proven experience as a coach is strongly preferred.

    Responsibilities
    • Organizes and oversees specific program levels or areas of responsibility
    • Communicates with the head coach and director of athletics to secure facilities to ensure a safe practice/competition environment for students
    • Supports the philosophy, programmatic instruction of sequential fundamentals and proper conditioning communicated by the head coach 
    • Communicates and plans with the head coach practice sessions and competition strategies which ensure the health and physical well-being of the student-athlete
    • Attends all student-athlete practices, matches, and monitors proper supervision at all practices matches and on school provided transportation 
    • Communicates with a diverse group of students and parents
    • Provides a fun and creative environment
    • Other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or director of athletics
    Requirements
    • Must be available weekdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and early afternoons for away matches
    • Prior coaching and or teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Energy, drive, creativity, and dependability
    • This position is part-time
    • This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned
    To apply, please review the full job description and submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Athletics Jeremy Eubank.



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!



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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