Career Opportunities

St. Anne’s  values great teachers who have a heart for working with children and a commitment to bringing hope and promise to the world.  Candidates who seek a dynamic, collaborative, and enriching learning environment are encouraged to apply.

St. Anne's seeks to identify and interview people from diverse backgrounds during the employment process.  We seek candidates who have a passion for education and a growth mindset.  St. Anne’s employees share a commitment to academic excellence, responsibility for ourselves and our community, respect for one another, and compassion for others. The school embraces diversity in all facets of our life together; we work to teach good stewardship of our campus and our environment; and the spiritual and personal growth of members of our community is nurtured through daily devotions, weekly chapels, religion classes, and our community service program.

It is the policy of St. Anne’s to provide an equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including reproductive health decisions, pregnancy and related conditions), age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, status as a veteran, family responsibilities, or victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or any other status protected by law.

Listed below, please find current employment opportunities for positions on the St. Anne’s faculty.  Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction, current resume, educational philosophy, and list of references to employment@stannesde.org.   Candidates applying to serve as substitute teachers should follow the same procedure.  A link to an employment application and background check are at the bottom of this page.

Employment Openings

 
St. Anne’s Episcopal School invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of School.

St. Anne’s Episcopal School provides students in Preschool through grade eight with a dynamic, robust, and developmentally appropriate educational experience which prepares them well for high school and lifelong learning. With a focus on enhancing the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and artistic growth of its students, St. Anne’s empowers children to realize their potential for good as citizens of local communities and the world. Small classes in a caring community of creative and engaging teachers ensure that each student receives the benefits of an individualized academic program grounded in the rich history of intellectual inquiry that characterizes Anglican education. A robust arts, athletics and activities program rounds out opportunities for St. Anne’s students, who graduate equipped not only with extraordinary competence but also with the drive to serve others and to make a difference in the world.

St. Anne’s Episcopal School sits on a stunning 125-acre campus in Middletown, Delaware. Along with the school building, constructed in 2002 (addition in 2018), the campus includes premier outdoor education space, an outdoor chapel, multi-sport athletic fields, learning pavilion, woodlands, agricultural land and a nature preserve. The school was founded in 2002 by educators at St. Andrew’s School, a prestigious boarding school located just across Silver Lake from the St. Anne’s campus. St. Anne’s is situated in one of the fastest growing areas of the Mid-Atlantic and centrally located near a wide range of communities: small-town charm in Odessa, the nearby planned community of Whitehall, Galena and Chestertown in Maryland, urban life in Wilmington, or rural settings dotted with horse farms. The school’s location in Middletown offers easy access to cultural and historical offerings in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. as well as the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delaware’s popular beach towns.

The Head of School reports to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for providing a vision to advance the school’s mission of preparing students for lifelong learning. The Head of School will lead St. Anne’s 67 skilled and caring faculty and staff members who support the school’s 250 students, while overseeing the academic program, enrollment, strategic planning, and fundraising opportunities. The most qualified candidate will be an experienced leader with strong academic and administrative experience, demonstrate an ability to build relationships with multiple constituent groups, show a strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, have a proven record of championing the value of independent school education, and embrace the Episcopalian values of the school.

For consideration, please send all nominations or applications (résumé and cover letter) to:

Sherry Coleman, Partner
Sue Bosland, Partner
Lisa Solinsky, Associate
StAnnesHeadofSchool@storbecksearch.com

For more information, please visit St. Anne’s Episcopal School at www.stannesde.org.
It is the policy of St. Anne’s to provide an equal employment opportunity to all applicants for
employment and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including reproductive health decisions, pregnancy and related conditions), age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, status as a veteran, family responsibilities, or victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or any other status protected by law.

Director of Development / Donor Relations Manager

The Director of Development / Donor Relations Manager works closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to provide leadership for the development program as it builds a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the school and broader community. The goal of the Director of Development / Donor Relations Manager is to design programs that attract the maximum gift support possible to help St. Anne’s fulfill the School’s mission.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Establish and execute a forward-thinking, diverse and multifaceted fundraising program that supports the school’s strategic vision.

  • Lead the major gifts and annual giving programs, soliciting foundation support, creating a strong commitment to donor relations and legacy giving, orchestrating special development events, and planning for future capital campaigns.

  • Manage an assigned and qualified group of donors (including stewardship and solicitation) and qualify and add new donors as needed for the caseload.  Qualified donors may include parents, alumni families, trustees, and friends and families of St. Anne’s.

  • Oversee activities related to the Heart, Mind & Spirit Annual Fund, the Absalom Jones Endowment Fund, and G. Harvey Zendt Endowment Fund, Planned or Legacy Giving and potential capital campaigns.

  • Personally solicit major donors.

  • Strengthen relationships with the school’s alumni to plant the seed for future giving.

  • Relate to finance and program staff and faculty to secure information and offers for donors.

  • Relate to Advancement team members and keep the Head of School and Leadership Team informed of the fundraising activities of this office.

  • Serve on the Leadership Team.

  • Develop and lead a professional and volunteer staff to carry out the activities of this office.

  • Oversee processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and the maintaining of giving records of donors to the school, and reconciling these records quarterly with the Business Office records.  

  • Work closely with the Board Major Gifts Committee and the Committee on Trustees.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Marketing, create a coordinated communications, publications and printing program which will most effectively communicate with our various constituents.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School. Other duties may include before- or after-school responsibilities to assist with the care and safety of students and adults at arrival and dismissal.

Metrics of Evaluation for this position will include:  total dollars raised, number of meaningful connections, number of stewardship calls, number of asks, success working the plan for each donor, and how each donor performs from year to year.

The ideal candidates would have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 3+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in fundraising

  • Independent school experience preferred

  • Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strategic thinker with a “can-do” style and “all hands on deck” mindset

  • Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds

  • Knowledge of and facility with fundraising data software, such as Bloomerang, and database management software

  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers and colleagues

  • Familiarity with the local community preferred

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and professional philosophy as well as the application and background screening forms below by January 30 to Employment@saintannesschool.org.

   Employment Application
   Background Screening Form

St. Anne's offers its employees a generous benefits program.

 

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

St. Anne's Episcopal School seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to direct a robust enrollment management program.

The Director of Enrollment Management reports to the Head of School.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • To oversee the admission program for enrolling new students to the school and presenting the school to prospective students and parents which includes:

    • Manage the inquiry, online application, and communication process for candidates and their parents; provide tours, meetings, and interviews with candidates and their parents; arrange admissions assessments and school visits; secure student records and recommendations; convene Admissions Committee; communicate final decisions to families and school divisions; deliver and finalize signed contracts for newly enrolled students.

    • Assist with transitions including host families, playground parties, tutor/summer work recommendations, welcome calls, registration forms/summer packets, etc.

  • To oversee the creation of an admissions strategic plan and budget and related admissions and marketing materials and tactics.

    • Evaluate and design all aspects of the admissions and marketing program with the goal of maintaining a robust enrollment and a potential wait-list of qualified applicants.

    • Develop and implement a strategic marketing plan including print and digital advertising and outreach.

    • Oversee outreach that includes off campus visits and the network of ambassadors made up of parents, former parents and alumni to assist in the admissions program.

    • Represent the school at various school and external gatherings and conferences.

    • Cultivate new contacts for potential enrollment.

    • To regularly report relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment programs to the Head of School and Board of Trustees.

    • Plan and execute events and tactics such as open houses and events to support admission goals.

  • To serve as a member of the Financial Aid Committee, along with the Business Manager and Head of School. Assist families with the application process; support the analysis, and execution of aid offers.

    • Manage and execute scholarship programs to support enrollment goals;

    • Report results to development (and donors) and the Board.

  • To manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year, enlisting the support of the leadership team and all faculty in the process.

  • Work closely with members of the Advancement Team and the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees

  • To support the school and its leadership and serve on the Leadership Team

  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

 

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:

  • a minimum of a bachelor's degree with a master's degree preferred

  • several years of experience as a successful admission leader in an independent school setting,

  • a passion for working with children and families to secure the best possible educational experience,

  • exceptional communication skills, both oral and written,

  • and the organizational and management skills to make the admissions process run seamlessly

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and professional philosophy as well as the application and background screening forms below by January 30 to Employment@saintannesschool.org.

Middle School Coaches

St. Anne’s Episcopal School seeks experienced individuals who work well with middle school students, grades 6-8, and have the ability to teach the skills of the game.

Responsibilities include the following:

- To provide practice and game plans 3-4 times per week.

- To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.

- To guide student-athletes in the formulation and enhancement of values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, self-confidence, and sportsmanship.

- To communicate effectively with team members and parents.

- To serve as a positive role model at all times.

Position Openings:

  • Boys Lacrosse – Head Coach

  • Boys Lacrosse – Assistant Coach

  • Girls Lacrosse – Head Coach

  • Girls Lacrosse – Assistant Coach

  • Girls Soccer – Assistant Coach

Interested candidates should submit the application and background screening forms below to Employment@saintannesschool.org.

   Employment Application
   Background Screening Form

 

Substitute Teachers:  If you are interested in being a part of our substitute teacher pool, please contact Head of School, Peter Thayer.


Employment Application
Background Screening Form

St. Anne's offers its employees a generous benefits program.