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At Webb, we believe that students should be given challenging, meaningful and diverse opportunities to discover and explore their passions, both in the traditional classroom setting and through extracurricular experiences. As they discover their passions, they realize their potential. Our job is to inspire and encourage them on this journey.
Thank you for your interest in joining the faculty and staff of Webb School of Knoxville. We seek individuals who are committed to the mission of the school and to working in an independent day school environment. 

We invite you to review our website for information about Webb academics, athletics, arts, and other school programs and activities. Should you find a position listing that matches your interests and professional qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Job postings include specific application instructions. 

Thank you again for your interest in employment at Webb School of Knoxville.

Current Openings

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  • Upper School Temporary Math Instructor (March-May 2018)

    Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School seeks a temporary math instructor to teach AP Statistics and Calculus from March 19, 2018 through May 25, 2018. Webb School of Knoxville is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school serving students in grades Pre-K - 12.

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in mathematics and relevant professional experience.

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
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  • Upper School Math Instructor

    Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School seeks an experienced and dynamic math teacher to teach starting in the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate should be an expert in both the field of mathematics and the craft of teaching. Webb School’s students are eager and motivated learners so candidates should be able to teach with an engaging classroom style and appeal to the learning styles of a diverse and extremely talented group of young men and women. In addition, he or she should also have a desire to participate enthusiastically in the various activities that occur outside of the classroom in an independent school community.

    Responsibilities
    • Teaching five sections of high school mathematics
    • Serving as an Advisor to a small group of students
    • Contributing to the broader community by participating in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
    Experience / Qualifications & Skills
    • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
    • Two or more years of teaching high school mathematics
    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction
    • Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
    • Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
    Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
     
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  • Upper School Chemistry Instructor

    Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School seeks an experienced and dynamic chemistry teacher to teach four sections of upper school chemistry at the introductory and AP level starting in the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate should be an expert in both the field of chemistry and the craft of teaching. He or she should be fully capable of taking the lead role with respect to the upper school chemistry program, from refinement of curriculum to management of physical spaces. Webb School’s students are eager and motivated learners, and the science courses are based upon frequent laboratory experiences, so candidates should be able to design and conduct laboratory activities, teach with an engaging classroom style, and appeal to the learning styles of a diverse and extremely talented group of young men and women. In addition, he or she should also have a desire to participate enthusiastically in the various activities that occur outside of the classroom in an independent school community.

    Responsibilities
    • Teaching four sections of chemistry in the upper school, including AP Chemistry
    • Taking a leadership role with respect to the upper school chemistry curriculum and lab program
    • Helping manage the chemistry labs and storage spaces, which includes maintaining equipment, procuring supplies, managing chemical inventory, and establishing and enforcing safety procedures
    • Serving as an Advisor to a small group of students
    • Contributing to the broader community by participating in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
    Experience / Qualifications & Skills
    • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
    • Two or more years of teaching high school chemistry and AP Chemistry
    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction
    • Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
    • Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
    Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
     
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  • Upper School English Instructor

    Webb School of Knoxville seeks a dedicated educator to teach five English Department classes beginning in August, 2018.

    The successful candidate will:
    • embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Webb School's mission;
    • possess an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development;
    • model flexibility in both implementing best learning practices and pursuing success for each student;
    • demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences;
    • enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life;
    • invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom;
    • convey patience and empathy with adolescents;
    • have excellent communication skills;
    • be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional growth; and
    • possess a ready and willing sense of humor
    A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years of teaching experience.

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
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  • Learning Center Director

    Webb School of Knoxville, an independent day school enrolling a diverse student body of 1,010 in grades PreK-12 that is defined by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum; broad extracurricular programs; supportive faculty who know and care for their students; and a happy, kind, respectful spirit, seeks a full-time Director of its Upper School Learning Center. Webb School’s Upper School Learning Center offers academic and personal management/executive function skills instruction within the context of a college-preparatory curriculum. The Center’s goal is to help students with mild learning differences and ADHD develop the strategies necessary to meet their academic challenges and acquire the needed skills to become independent lifelong learners. Along with academic and study skills instruction, the program seeks to monitor the progress of those students it supports and provide ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers to address a variety of learning styles to maximize student achievement.

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following credentials and competencies:
    • MA degree in special education strongly preferred;
    • Knowledge of disabilities and their impact on students’ development and learning (required);
    • Minimum 3-5 years successful experience supporting the needs of students;
    • Experience with academic technology strongly desired;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, bringing the maturity necessary to deal with the demands and responsibilities of the position and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff;
    • Experience providing individualized basic skills and study strategies remediation to students in a one-on-one instructional setting;
    • Ability to develop individualized learning plans (ILPs) and monitor the progress of students with identified learning differences;
    • Ability to conduct informal/formal assessments as needed;
    • Excellent organization and planning skills;
    • Ability to read and synthesize psycho-educational evaluations;
    • Experience providing teachers with materials and guidance to support/accommodate different learning styles;
    • Collaborative approach to sharing teaching strategies with classroom teachers; and
    • An interest and ability to participate in the life of the school outside the role as Director of the Upper School Learning Center

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
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  • College Counselor

    Job Description
    Webb School of Knoxville seeks a college counselor to join the current College Counseling team which is comprised of two college counselors and an office coordinator. The counselor will work with a reduced load of junior and senior students, and serve as the key staff member in the implementation of our new College Counseling program, “Pathways.” Pathways is an intentional program designed to assist eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students and their families as they begin the college preparation process.
     
    Duties
    1. Counsel a reduced load of junior and senior students regarding all aspects of the college search process.
      • Advise students about the college admissions process.
      • Complete and submit all documents related to the college admission process, including writing letters of recommendation.
      • Assist in preparing and presenting programs regarding the college process to students and parents.
      • Visit colleges in order to become knowledgeable about potential options for Webb students and to promote Webb School of Knoxville to college admissions staff.

    2. Develop and implement programming for middle school and early high school (freshman and sophomore) students to educate them about the college process. Programming would include,but not be limited to:
      • Working with middle school staff and administration to implement individual and group programming for students regarding early awareness of college and college preparation.
      • Parent education regarding aspects of the college process including academic expectations for college, factors considered by colleges, timeline for the college search, financial aid and anticipating and planning for the cost of college, standardized testing, and non-academic factors related to college admission.
      • Implement a college advisory plan beginning in the eighth grade. The College Counselor will work with middle school administration to train appropriate middle school staff as well as freshman and sophomore advisors regarding how to advise students about how colleges evaluate academics, and develop a multi-year course curriculum plan for each student that builds upon the breadth and depth of the college preparatory curriculum in order to maximize the college opportunities appropriate for each student.
      • Counsel students regarding the college preparation process.

    3. Coordinate college financial aid programming including family education programs regarding both need and merit-based aid, and monitoring institutional aid offerings including the types and level of aid offered by different colleges.

    4. Coordinate strategy for college counseling communications at all grade levels, developing and implementing a communications plan in conjunction with the College Counseling Coordinator that accounts for how to best communicate with parents, students, alumni and other constituents of the Webb community, and incorporating the best strategies for use of social media and other communication tools in the college planning and communication process.
    Required Skills and Background
    • Experience in college counseling at the high school level and/or in college admissions.
    • Experience in developing programming for the college preparation and admissions process.
    • Bachelors Degree Required.
    • Masters Degree Preferred.

    Preferred Skills and Background
    • Strong demonstrated oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of college financial aid programs.
    • Ability to relate to younger students (middle school and high school).
    • Ability to relate to parents.
    • Ability to collaborate with school staff and administration.
    • Familiarity in working with communications and social media.
    TO APPLY:
    Please send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to:
     
    Lyn Meske
    President’s Assistant
    lyn_meske@webbschool.org
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  • Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement & Development

    Webb School of Knoxville is seeking a full-time, year-round Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement & Development.

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement & Development works directly with the Director of Development to lead Webb’s alumni relations activities. The Assistant Director is responsible for the leadership of long-term alumni programs, alumni engagement, communication, and fundraising strategies. The ideal candidate will be a leader with proven experience in relationship building, volunteer management, event organization, written communication, and fundraising.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Serve as a liaison to the alumni community, strengthening their relationships with Webb through personal cultivation and stewardship.
    • Increase alumni engagement through organization and coordination of alumni events and reunions. Examples include: Class Reunions, Alumni Awards Days, Regional Alumni Events, and Thirsty Thursday School.
    • Support the Director of Development by identifying alumni giving volunteers and class agents.
    • Milestone class reunions take place during Alumni Weekend each fall. The Assistant Director will be tasked with working with class agents to support the 10-plus reunions that take place each fall season.
    • Act as primary staff liaison for Alumni Council and work with alumni leaders to develop programs and events for alumni. Identify and recruit new members of Alumni Council. Take minutes of all Alumni Council meetings.
    • In partnership with the Director of Development, set goals, develop strategy for and when appropriate, solicit alumni for support of The Webb Fund, Alumni Scholars Fund or other school giving priorities.
    • In collaboration with the marketing department, envision, write, and help produce communication pieces such as the Alumni Bulletin, invitations to events, and alumni solicitations.
    • Work directly with school leadership and alumni community to oversee internship and mentoring programs for current students.
    • In partnership with the Director of Development, identify and research alumni major gift prospects. Leverage alumni relations activities to increase annual giving.
    • Participate as a visible and active presence on campus at school-wide events, parent and faculty functions.
    • Provide regular, detailed reports and information to the Director of Development.
    • Perform other duties at the discretion of the Director of Development.
    • Lead and enhance programs to instill a tradition and expectation of philanthropy among current students and recent graduates.
    Professional Qualifications
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and successfully execute multiple concurrent tasks; to anticipate needs and act accordingly, and to perform with a high degree of initiative.
    • Demonstrated success identifying, developing and leading volunteers.
    • Experienced in managing events.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to exercise good judgement and handle confidential matters with discretion.
    • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in development, alumni relations, non-profit, or similar transferable experience is preferred.
    • Be capable of working occasional nights and weekends.
    • Willing to travel for out-of-town alumni events and school-related conferences.
    • Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge knowledge is a plus.
    Personal Qualities
    • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for working in an independent school with all of the school’s constituencies and groups.
    • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility.
    To Apply
    Please send cover letter, resume and references to:
    Hugh Nystrom
    Director of Development
    Hugh_Nystrom@WebbSchool.org

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
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  • Middle School Math Teacher Substitute

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
     
    Webb School of Knoxville has a need for a substitute teacher to work throughout the year teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 in the Middle School. This position will cover the classes of one teacher who will be away from class for extended times during the 2017-2018 school year.
     
    EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a subject area related to the position
     
    EXPERIENCE:
    • Preference will be giving to applicants with a degree in mathematics and/or direct experience in teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra I at the Middle School level
     
    Other information:
    • This position will report to the Head of the Middle School

    • This position will be mentored within the Math Department

    •  This position will be trained by the current teacher to continue lessons and instructions as documented

    • All successful candidates must pass a background check as a condition of employment pursuant to Webb School of Knoxville’s personnel policies and procedures
    If interested, please submit your resume to Valorie Baker, Head of Middle School, via email at valorie_baker@webbschool.org.
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