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Employment

Current Opportunities:

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  • 1st. Grade Aide

    HRA is currently seeking a part-time, 1st grade aide for the upcoming school year (2023- 2024).  We are looking for a talented individual who nurtures and fosters the growth of our students academically, physically, and emotionally.  

    The aide must understand the importance of collaborative work and communicate well with both colleagues and parents.  The aide must follow the directions of the 1st grade teachers and be committed to maintaining the school’s educational culture as they assist in developing and implementing the 1st grade curriculum.  The position demands a great deal of physical ability and, therefore, requires an energetic person capable of meeting the needs of small children.

    Primary Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

    Assisting with classroom activities and managing the daily schedule of the 1st grade classes while maintaining a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for HRA’s 1st grade students.

    Duties include the following:

      • Setting up and dismantling various classroom activities
      • Instructing students in small group rotations
      • Supervising children in the classroom
      • Supervising children during recess, resource periods and on field trips
      • Assisting with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal
      • Familiarity with technology


      Contact:
      Susanne Swain
      Head of Lower School
      sswain@hra.org                
    • Lower School Division Art Teacher

      HRA seeks a part-time elementary art teacher for the upcoming school year (2023-2024).  We are looking for an individual who is talented and creative with an energetic spirit willing to collaborate with others while supporting the school’s overall mission.  The applicant must have a clear understanding and experience developing age appropriate, elementary art curricula.   This teacher should demonstrate a passion for art instruction and a creative enthusiasm which inspires young learners.  Excellent communication skills are essential.  The position also requires a professional who understands the importance of providing a nurturing environment fostering the whole child experience.  The HRA Lower School experience encourages a student to grow – academically, physically, and emotionally. 
      Essential Duties:
      • Develop art curriculum by grade level and model expectations by using teacher-prepared instructional examples
      • Collaborate with classroom teachers on classroom themes and yearlong plans
      • Incorporate art history in a creative and engaging curriculum
      • Introduce LS students to various art genres by demonstrating various art techniques including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, weaving 
      • Encourage proper care and use of materials
      • Plan and exhibit student work
      • Collaborate with the Art Department 
      • Maintain inventory of classroom materials & supplies for projects within allotted budget 
       
      Job Qualifications:
      • B.A. in Elementary Art Education.
      • Four + years of elementary teaching experience.
      • Knowledge of elementary curriculum and instructional strategies. 
      • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
      • Ability to anticipate and plan diverse instruction.
      • Strong classroom management skills, procedures, and strategies for working with students.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills.
      • Enthusiasm for education and student engagement.
      • Sense of humor.
      Contact:
      Susanne Swain
      Head of Lower School
      sswain@hra.org
    • Lower School Division Teacher

      Job Description
      Job Title:  Lower School Division Teacher
      Job Classification: Full Time
      Job Summary:
      HRA seeks a talented, creative individual with an energetic spirit who works well collaboratively and who values and supports the school’s overall mission.  The applicant must have a clear understanding and experience developing age appropriate, elementary curricula.   This teacher should demonstrate a passion for teaching and a creative enthusiasm which inspires young learners.  Excellent communication skills are essential.  The position also requires a professional who understands the importance of providing rigorous instruction in a nurturing environment fostering the whole child experience.  The HRA Lower School experience encourages a student to grow – academically, physically and emotionally. 
      Essential Duties:
      • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology to increase student achievement.
      • Inspire and encourage student enthusiasm for learning.
      • Effectively manage the classroom to foster our school’s culture which promotes high academic achievement and intellectual engagement.
      • Teach necessary developmental skills based on school’s scope and sequence. 
      • Implement 21st century technology into classroom instruction as the Lower School embraces a 1:1 iPad program.   
      • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with fellow grade level teachers as well as students’ parents.
      • Maintain careful class records.
      • Carefully supervise and assure student safety daily. 
      • Engage in the school community and sponsor after-school club opportunities. 
      Job Qualifications:
      • Preferably a M.A. in Elementary Education.
      • Four + years of elementary teaching experience.
      • Knowledge of elementary curriculum and instructional strategies. 
      • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
      • Ability to anticipate and plan diverse instruction.
      • Strong classroom management skills, procedures and strategies for working with students.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills.
      • Enthusiasm for education and student engagement.
      • Sense of humor.
       
       
      Please contact - Susanne Swain, Head of Lower School – 884-9109 or sswain@hra.org
       
    • Part Time Extended Care and Enrichment Program Staff

      If you are interested in working part time for our Extended Care and Enrichment programs, please send a resume and letter of interest to Shirley Tanguy, Director of Ancillary Programs, stangu@hra.org. The hours will be: 2:15-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
    • Upper and Middle School Choral Music Director

      Upper and Middle School Choral Music Director

      Hampton Roads Academy is seeking a full-time instructor of our Choral Music program for the Middle and Upper Schools, grades 5 through 12. Our newest colleague will be an enthusiastic and collaborative educator who has a genuine affinity for both students and the craft of vocal music teaching and training. Candidates with classroom and performance experience, subject expertise, personal and professional enthusiasm for inspiring an appreciation for singing in all forms, and a love of learning in their students are strongly encouraged to apply.

      We seek a colleague who will engage thoroughly with our learning community and is eager to participate in the larger life of the school. Superior communication skills and a willingness to creatively explore all facets of choral music performance with students are essential. A sense of humor would also be warmly welcomed.

      The selected candidate will be:

      • Responsible for music and chorus instruction for students in grades 5 through 12
      • Comfortable working with this wide age range of students
      • Music Director for all Middle and Upper School productions, including after-school rehearsals and performances
      • An accomplished pianist
      • A fun, energetic person who will instill and encourage a joy for music in our students
      • Adaptable and creative
      • Highly collaborative and supportive of colleagues

      Interested candidates should send an email with résumé and cover letter of interest to the Head of School, Mr. Peter Mertz, at pmertz@hra.org
       
    • Afternoon Receptionist

      The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented team player who will be the first point of contact for visitors at the office from 3:15pm - 5:45pm, greeting them in a polite and well-spoken manner. You will also be assigned duties as required (i.e. administrative work, and general clerical support). 
       
      Responsibilities
      • Answer and transfer phone calls
      • Act as first point of contact for visitors, parents and students
      • Follow HRA procedures and protocols
      • Other duties as assigned
      For more information or to apply, please contact the Director of Ancillary Programs, Shirley Tanguy at stangu@hra.org.
    • Coaching Opportunities (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School)

      Experienced coaches willing to support and advance the HRA athletic program may send a resume and letter of interest to Laura Stoner, Athletic Director, at Lstone@hra.org 
    • Director of Enrollment

      Hampton Roads Academy is seeking its next Director of Enrollment to take on the role in the summer of 2023. The Director of Enrollment embraces comprehensive responsibility for all aspects of admission, retention and promotion of the Academy, which serves students in grades PK(3)-12.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead within a community that is in a growth phase, working alongside an experienced and enthusiastic leadership team and faculty.  Complete job description is here.  Please contact Peter W. Mertz, HRA Head of School, with a resume & letter of interest.
    • Extended Care and Enrichment Staff

      Join the HRA community of dedicated professionals whose compassion and commitment nurture the needs of our students. The Extended Care & Enrichment program offers exciting opportunities which enhance the student experience at HRA for the varying ages. Our program offers superior care by providing quality interactions between staff and students, while the policies, experiences and activities promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in our students. Professional development and training are provided throughout the year. We require creative and talented individuals who love working with children. Experience working with children is recommended. Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check and be comfortable with all current COVID-19 policies.
       
      Please send a resume and letter of interest to Shirley Tanguy, Director of Ancillary Programs, stangu@hra.org
    • Substitute Teacher

      Hampton Roads Academy is looking for energetic and engaging substitute teachers to work with students of all levels, from pre-kindergarten to high school. The most successful candidates will be detail-oriented and enjoy working with children. Official experience and/or a state teaching license is welcome but not required. Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check and be comfortable with all current COVID-19 policies.

      Daily Substitute: $80/day
      Long Term Substitute: $120/day

      If interested, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Christine Holloway, Chief of Staff at chollo@hra.org.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

    Hampton Roads Academy prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. All personnel who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of the School's programs or activities are charged to support this effort and to respond promptly and appropriately to any concerns that are brought to their attention.

    Hampton Roads Academy

    HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.