Job Opportunities

Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning.

As a residential boarding school and home away from home, Walker’s provides an environment of support, challenge, safety, and engagement to our girls. Girls are given many opportunities to grow, learn and lead within our community and beyond. Learn more about student life at Walker’s.

Teaching faculty engage in our students’ lives in multiple ways inside and outside of the classroom. All teaching faculty are required to serve as a student advisor. Faculty are also expected to fulfill other duties which could include coaching, leading student activities, or mentoring a club. Faculty are expected to
participate in extra-curricular life and support our residential program. Successful candidates are committed to all-girls’ education and empowerment, welcome being in a boarding and day school, and want to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community.

Current Openings

Director of Enrollment Management

The Ethel Walker School is a vibrant, academically-focused all-girls college preparatory secondary school of 250 students (six through eight day, nine through 12 boarding and day) in Simsbury, CT that seeks an experienced, highly-motivated individual to serve as the director of enrollment management beginning July 1, 2017. The director will lead all aspects of admissions management including financial aid, re-enrollment and retention, research and information management, and admissions marketing for the School, both Middle and Upper.

The director will report directly to the head of school and will be an integral member of the administrative team that sets and pursues school-wide strategies. This position will be the principal point of integration in all strategic areas of enrollment management. This strategic leader will be responsible for long-term admission and enrollment goals developed through data-driven market analysis, targeted communications and the deliberate stewardship of prospective applicants and families through the application/admission process. The director will be responsible for the thoughtful recruitment and enrollment strategies that will allow the School to continue to thrive and become even more robust with highly qualified, engaged and receptive girls.

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Admission Associate

The admission associate reports to the director of admission and assists with all of the responsibilities of the enrollment operation, including but not limited to: travel, interviewing, meeting with educational consultants and school placement personnel, corresponding with families and consultants, reviewing applications, scheduling visits, recruiting and training the school tour guides, coordinating the on-campus programs for admission, and performing special projects as requested by the director of admission. The job is a 12-month, full-time position.

The position requires: strong communication skills – written and oral (public speaking); commitment to meeting deadlines and working under pressure; strong organizational skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently; the ability to adapt to an ever-changing daily schedule; evidence of a sense of humor; multicultural sensitivity; experience working with technology to monitor effective enrollment management techniques; and dedication to single-sex private education.

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Science Teacher

The Ethel Walker School is seeking a full-time science teacher. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees in science or education/teaching and who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach life science and/or chemistry/physics courses in the Upper and/or Middle School
  • Supervise school clubs/activities
  • Participate in our residential life program
  • Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
  • Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
  • Participate in personal and professional development
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

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Computer Science Teacher

The Ethel Walker School is seeking a full-time computer science teacher. Course load may include (but is not limited to): 9th Grade Seminar, Introduction to Computer Science, Fabrication Laboratory, Online Support for Harvard (CS 50) Computer Science Class, and Curriculum Design Programming in every class. Candidates should have a BS degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field. No certification is required.

A highly-developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the School’s goals are being met, but you will also have a large amount of autonomy in planning lessons and developing units and assessments. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development.

The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the life of The Ethel Walker School in ways that are at once typical of boarding school and unique to our close-knit community. All teaching faculty serve as advisors to a group of up to six students, and are asked to participate by supervising activities related to the residential life of the School.

Skills and traits necessary for this position include:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of current topics and trends in computer science education
  • Facility with the use of technology (preferable Apple and iPad) in learning techniques
  • A strong sense of community involvement
  • A strong sense of collegiality
  • Willingness to collaborate
  • Strong work ethic (timely adherence to deadlines and ability to self motivate)
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and three references to

English Teacher

The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12 located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full-time English teacher. Candidates should have a B.A. in either English or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees (M.A., Ph.D) in English or Education/Teaching and who have two to five years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.

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Horizons at The Ethel Walker School - Various Positions

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves underserved students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential. The following positions are open for 2017 - please visit for more information and to apply.

  • Kindergarten Lead Teacher
  • Third Grade Lead Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher - All Levels

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Coaching Positions

The Ethel Walker School offers many inter-scholastic sports for its student body. Many of these teams have teams at various levels, including Varsity, JV, and occasionally Thirds and Middle School teams. Ethel Walker currently has coaching opportunities available in the following sports: field hockey, soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Experience playing and/or coaching at a high level is required. A strong commitment to providing girls with high quality instruction and coaching as well as modeling a strong balance between athletics, academics and community involvement are important qualities for candidates for this position. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Attn: Athletic Director

Please contact us with any inquiries in specific areas and send your resume to

The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.

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