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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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  • McCallie Sports Camp Director

    Reports to: Director of Admission

    Position Purpose: The director of Sports Camp develops and manages the Sports Camp program, activities and staff to meet the camp enrollment objectives and student recruitment mission of McCallie School. As an essential tool of boarding admissions Sports Camp must be a quality program that recruits excellent staff, counselors and campers. At the end of the day McCallie Sports Camp must attract qualified boarding students to McCallie School.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Design, deliver, and evaluate a camp program that meets the needs and interests of target populations and provides a fun and safe boarding camp experience. The Sports Camp director should embody the McCallie ideals of Honor-Truth-Duty and be an inspiring role model to campers and counselors as well as a positive face of McCallie to parents and staff.
      • Design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.
      • Annually seek and analyze input from campers, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
      • Must be able to make a compelling “living room” presentation to parents.
      • Help carry out a system for recruiting campers and staff, utilizing brochures, telephone calls and prospect lists.
      • Help in the development of brochures and contact materials.
      • Responsible for social media marketing of Sports Camp.
      • Travel 50 to 60 days per year in support of Sports Camp, CLC and boarding admissions.
      • Work with admissions in regards to travel and identifying prospects and converting campers into students.
      • Help with boarding visitor days and Honors Scholar weekend.
      • 24/7 responsibility during 6 weeks of camp and 1 week of orientation each summer.
    • Oversee the financial management of Sports Camp.
      • Develop and monitor budget for the camp operations.
      • Responsible for Sports Camp purchases.
      • Manage the Sports Camp inventory of equipment, shirts, and promotional items.
      • Deliver a healthy surplus of funds back to the general operating fund of McCallie School.
    • Design and implement a marketing plan to maintain camper attendance and camp usage.
      • Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
      • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
      • Travel to promote Sports Camp via home shows, school visits and camp fairs.
      • Make Summer Program presentations at schools and venues.
      • Remain current with information regarding marketing methods and technology including social media, videos, twitter and new trends.
      • Develop new relationships in target geographic areas via “cold calls”, school visits and fairs.
      • Design and order t-shirts.
    • Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal staff, work with current McCallie staff and coordinate facility and equipment usage.
      • Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.
      • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Sports Camp staff.
      • Work closely with the Director of Summer Programs.
      • Conduct assessment of maintenance needs as they relate to Sports Camp at the beginning and end of each summer.
      • Work with food service in regard to scheduling and number of meals served during Sports Camp.
      • Work with the McCallie School head nurse and staff to ensure safety and health of campers.
      • Lead comprehensive orientation sessions for counselors and staff.
      • Direct daily interaction and supervision of counselors and staff during the summer.
    • Sports Camp Director is responsible for the budget, data management and marketing of camp.
      • Oversee the business management functions of Sports Camp including financial record keeping and line item budgets.
      • Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers, families, and alumni.
      • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation including local attractions, vendors, schools and organizations.
      • Continue to develop a web presence and online vehicles for registration and promotion.
      • Work closely with the Director of Summer Programs and Summer Programs Administrative Assistant.
    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Travel and meet regularly with families throughout the southeast and beyond.
    • Serve as principal contact for Sports Camp information and request from parents.
    • Communicate with parents and children year-round.
    • Set opening-and closing-day procedures for staff and campers.
    • Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation.
    • Assign staff activities and other responsibilities.
    • Supervise evaluations of operations and program staff.
    • Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities.
    • Prepare an evaluation and summary of current season including inventories, staff evaluations, camper reports, and recommendations for the following season.
    • Organize and/ or approve trips off campus for program, supplies, and crisis management.
    • Monitor safety and procedures as they pertain to the supervision of all campers and staff.
    • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being.
    • Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff trainings.
    • Build McCallie’s brand via consistent design of camp apparel and materials.
    • Supervise counselors and McCallie faculty during camp.
    • Schedule use of fields, dorms and facilities as they relate to Sports Camp
    All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume to Mike Wood, Summer Programs Director, at mwood@mccallie.org or 500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.
  • 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.
  • Administrative Assistant for Academics

    Job Description: The Administrative Assistant for Academics works with the Dean of Faculty and Curriculum, the Director of Student Academics for the Upper School, and the Director of the Learning Center. The job is at the central hub of student academics, involving constant interactions with students, faculty, and parents all the while completing daily and annually recurring procedures. Work overflows onto several Saturdays during school opening and a Parent’s Weekend each semester. The job is an 11 month contract.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Support the Dean and Directors in all aspects of secretarial and organizational needs.
    • Support students in the Learning Center with various needs/requests.
    • Provide information to students and parents regarding grades, schedules, official transcripts, MOSIS, tutoring, interims, passwords, etc.
    • Manage tutor reports, tutor billing, Director calendars,cash tickets/check requests.
    • Generate daily Interim reports, student/faculty email notifications through PCR
    • Manage the testing cart.
    • Coordinate schedules for SAT/ACT prep classes, test score distribution, Big Tables, parent/teacher meetings, and the like.
    • Manage education verifications and Governor’s School applications.
    • Manage transcript requests for freshmen, sophomore, alumni and non graduates. Coordinate with College Guidance regarding juniors and seniors.
    • Manage logistics for periodic need such as Semester Honor Rolls, Headmasters Lists, Faculty Recognition Letters, Modification lists, summer reading lists.
    • Assist with new student testing/scheduling in the summer and current student scheduling in the spring
    • Coordinate with Attendance Office regarding Learning Center attendance, trip lists, filing, attendance verifications, and other attendance matters
    • Assist with organization and filing of student formal files at various times during year.
    • Maintain office copy machines and printers as well as stocking office supplies.
    • Support Learning Center Academic Counselors with miscellaneous needs.
    Qualifications include:
    • Strong computer skills and a willingness to continue to upgrade computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Google Drive.
    • Experience with database systems (McCallie currently uses PCR.)
    • Ability to multi-task in the midst of a room full of adolescent boys.
    • Ability to collaborate.
    • Ability to organize and anticipate projects and calendar issues.
    • Love of working with parents, teachers, and students.
    • Ability to manage and protect confidential information.
    Please email resume and cover letter to Sumner McCallie,  mccallie@mccallie.org.

Faculty Openings

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School Information

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