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Casting Call for Educators

Only a select and fortunate few can earn a part in "McCallie: The Movie!" (And by "The Movie" we actually mean the very real responsibility of educating and mentoring boys grades 6-12 at one of the finest schools in the country).
Are you the kind of hero McCallie needs to continue its mission? You will join a talented, committed team of women and men committed to their areas of expertise, to the task of teaching boys, and to the responsibility of exemplifying key concepts of Honor, Truth and Duty.
And they also know how to have some fun and not take things too seriously.
Nestled in an up-and-coming Southern city, McCallie School offers competitive compensation and an appealing benefits package within a collegial school community. Interested applicants should submit a resume and transcript, as well as additional information (e.g., background check authorization, letters of recommendation, philosophy of education) when requested. Most positions are announced in late winter and early spring.

If no jobs are currently listed but you are interested in inquiring about a job or providing your resume for future consideration, please contact the following people:

Upper School Faculty
Kathy Posey
Assistant to the Upper School Head

Physical Plant
Shannon Sewell
Physical Plant Director

Middle School Faculty
Janet Best
Middle School Administrative Assistant
School Administration
Theda Griffin
Assistant to the Headmaster

McCallie is an equal opportunity employer.

Administrative Openings

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  • Director of Marketing and Communications

    OVERVIEW: The Director of Marketing and Communication is responsible for devising and implementing marketing strategies and plans that support and advance school goals in various areas, including but not necessarily restricted to:
    • Expanding the number of people who develop an awareness of and interest in McCallie;
    • Deepening the understanding that people have for the mission and value proposition of the school;
    • Increasing the philanthropic support that McCallie receives through its annual, capital, estate and other fundraising programs
    The director assures that the marketing and communication team produces a robust and diverse portfolio of works, including digital, video, social media, print and other forms. While the director casts marketing vision and manages the work of others in the office, he/she also utilizes his/her own specific technical and/or design skills to create and manage certain marketing products. The director assures a consistency and high quality in message, brand and image among the many ways that the school communicates. The director supervises the marketing and communication staff (currently a writer; graphic designer; videographer) and reports to the Vice-President for Advancement.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Be aware of the latest trends, research and best practices in marketing (for schools and other types of institutions), and push McCallie in embracing and implementing them.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan that supports and advances the goals of the advancement, admission and summer program offices and other goals as delineated by the Headmaster or Vice-President for Advancement.
    • Lead the Marketing and Communication Department in a way such that the following are produced in a high quality and timely manner:
      • McCallie Magazine
      • Annual Report
      • Publications for admission, advancement and summer program purposes
      • News stories for the website
      • Videos
      • Infographics
      • Blogs
      • Emails to various constituent groups
    • Assures that the school’s website is outstanding, appealing and up-to-date in its design, content and function.
    • Assure that the school implements a robust, growing digital and social media strategy (which may need regular updates/changes as platforms and opportunities evolve and emerge).
    • Assure that the school is monitoring what is communicated about McCallie through various online platforms, including but not limited to official McCallie social media accounts.
    • Assure that the school has a consistent brand, and devise policies and plans that promote this consistency among the many parts of the school.
    • Assure that an increasing number of stories about McCallie students, faculty and alumni are included in newspapers, magazines, websites and other media, and foster a positive understanding by the news media of McCallie, its mission, and its accomplishments.
    • Meet regularly with the leadership in the advancement and admission offices to understand their needs and goals and to develop plans to advance them.
    • Shape strategy and message for McCallie constituents and the media in times of crisis or emergency and, if asked by Headmaster or Vice-President for Advancement, serve as school spokesperson.
    • Prepare and monitor an annual budget for the Communications Office.
    • Serve on the Administrative Council.
    • Invest himself/herself in the life of the school in an effort to better understand and articulate the value proposition of McCallie’s day and boarding programs.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Headmaster or Vice-President for Advancement.
    Skills Sought:
    • The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experiences and characteristics:
    • Creativity and thought-leadership in the field of marketing, with especially strong skills in emerging trends and platforms.
    • Demonstrated track record of success in helping an organization increase its results through marketing.
    • Technical skills to utilize in undertaking some of the work within the office. The ideal candidate will be expert and experienced in at least some of the following: social media, graphic design, video, coding, website updating, writing.
    • A mindset that is growth oriented, forward-leaning, nimble and innovative.
    • Outstanding personal skills of communication, including excellent writing skills.
    • Excellent management and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and lead a staff.
    • Embodies the mission and ideals of McCallie.
    To apply:
    Interested candidates should email a letter of introduction, resume and portfolio or sample of works/projects to Theda Griffin, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster, at tgriffin@mccallie.org.
  • Assistant Director, Capital Giving

    Reports to: Director, Capital Giving
    The Assistant Director, Capital Giving is a fundraising member of McCallie’s Advancement team. This person will manage the relationships of approximately 120 current major gift prospects and help identify potential prospects for the purpose of soliciting them for Major Gifts ($2,500+) for McCallie’s Capital (primary), Annual and Planned Gift efforts.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    1. Is a member of McCallie’s Advancement team, respecting team members, McCallie’s prospects and donors, and interacts with everyone with the highest level of integrity.
    2. Participates in all aspects of the gift cycle for assigned prospects.
      • In coordination with the fundraising team, initiates contact with major gift donors and uncovers potential leadership gifts.
      • Acquires an understanding of the background, needs and interests of prospects in order to strengthen personal relationship and connectivity to McCallie.
      • Develops and directs appropriate cultivation strategies including volunteer opportunities, campus visits or cultivation events/programs.
      • Moves potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation/closure.
      • Maintains stewardship contact with prospects at all times.
    3. Documents progress through call reports and prepares follow-up materials as needed (proposals, letters, endowed fund updates, Benefactors Society, etc.).
    4. Expected annual outcomes from this level of activity are:
      • An average of 10 face-to-face visits per month.
      • 20 new annual Sustaining Fund gifts of $2,500, or more.
      • 10 new capital gifts of $10,000, or more.
      • 5 new planned gifts for McCallie.
      • Travels as necessary to carry out personal cultivation/solicitation visits (100+ days per year).
    Secondary Responsibilities:
      • Receives training in estate planning as it relates to philanthropy.
      • Serves as class liaison for an assigned reunion class for the purpose of overseeing the class party/weekend activities and helping implement a class giving effort.
      • Attends and supports other advancement program activities where appropriate (alumni gatherings, reunion weekend, phonathons and admissions events).
      • Assists with publicity arrangements on important gifts, programs, accomplishments or events.
      • Develops internal relationships with administration, faculty, Trustees and the advancement team to garner support as needed.
      • Stays engaged with the day-to-day happenings of McCallie School by attending Chapel, classes, events,
    • Undergraduate degree is required.
    • Ability to build personal relationships through strong communication skills, an inquisitive nature and a genuine interest in learning about prospective donors and their needs.
    • Highly energetic self-starter with the organizational skills to plan and successfully complete travel and follow-through. Prior fundraising or sales experience preferred.
    • Flexibility in work hours to include extensive travel, evenings and limited weekends as needed.
    • Understanding and appreciation of the values and mission of McCallie School.
    Interested candidates, please send resume with cover letter and at least three references to Craig Ingvalson ’77, Director of Strategic Planning and Capital Giving, McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 or send by email to cingvalson@mccallie.org. McCallie School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Assistant Director, Annual Giving

    Reports to: Director, Annual Giving
    Serves as an instrumental fundraiser for the McCallie Fund, McCallie’s annual giving program, and manages assigned program initiatives. Implement an engagement and philanthropy plan for alumni classes spanning two decades, managing the school’s close relationships with approximately 50 leadership annual giving prospects.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    1. Develop, manage, and implement an engagement and philanthropy plan that includes the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of McCallie alumni classes spanning two decades;
    2. Identify, recruit, and manage, volunteers for McCallie Fund initiatives;
    3. Manage a portfolio by developing and implementing written cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for approximately 50 assigned leadership annual giving prospects;
    4. Conduct 100 personal visits with donors and complete the appropriate call reports documenting the relevant details and send necessary follow-up materials;
    5. Communicate and collaborate with the advancement team in preparation for donor meetings, events, etc., to develop a well throughout and comprehensive strategy for each appointment;
    6. Travel at least 100 days per year hosting McCallie Fund events and conducting donor meetings;
    7. Recruit, train and staff 1-3 alumni reunion committees each year, designing and managing a solicitation plan for each class;
    8. Expected annual outcomes from this level of activity are:
      • 20 first-time McCallie Fund gifts of $2,500, or more
      • 40 first-time McCallie Fund gifts of $1,000, or more
    Secondary Responsibilities:
    1. Attend and support other advancement program activities where appropriate (alumni gatherings, reunion weekend, Phonathons, and admission events);
    2. Develop internal relationships with administration, faculty, and the advancement team to garner support as needed;
    3. Support the director and other McCallie Fund team members as needed
    4. Stays engaged with the day-to-day happenings of McCallie School by attending Chapel, classes, events, etc.
    In addition to a belief in the mission of McCallie School and appreciation for its culture and history, the position requires:
    • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and related fundraising experience (3-5 years school fundraising preferred);
    • excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical and communication skills;
    • vision, innovation, creativity, and analytical ability for strategic planning;
    • ability to work independently, collaborate as a team member and to forge strong working relationships with volunteers, constituents and staff;
    • self-motivation and initiative in achieving goals, accomplishing projects and growing programs;
    • technical understanding of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Salesforce (preferred) and database management and reporting;
    • full-time job requiring out-of-town travel and some nights and weekends.
    Position subject to passing background check.

    Interested candidates, please send resume with cover letter and at least three references to Joe Painter, Director of Annual Giving, McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 or send by email to jpainter@mccallie.org. McCallie School is an equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Openings

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School Information

McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School.

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