Harrisburg Academy is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing young scholars, artists, and athletes of character. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining quality and exceptionally talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.

Established in 1784, Harrisburg Academy is one of the oldest non-public schools in the nation and Harrisburg’s only independent school. Our coed, diverse school community inspires students from age three through 12th grade by providing an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education focused on dynamic classroom experiences, strong student outcomes, and a commitment to character development.  The Academy proudly stands as the first school in the greater Harrisburg area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and merit scholarship.

Harrisburg Academy embraces the diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time Positions

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  • Early Childhood Teacher Aide

    Full time, Monday-Friday
    August 20, 2023 thru June 10, 2024
    Salary: Starting at $25,000 and commensurate with experience
    We inspire joyful leaning, honor each child, and build connections to empower all students to make a difference.
    The Early Childhood Teacher Aide is a hybrid role, providing support to the Early Childhood department of Preschool thru Kindergarten and to the Extended Day Program.  The Teacher Aide assists the classroom teachers with classroom activities, including set up and clean up and helps provide coverage as needed, as directed by the lead teacher.
    This position is highly collaborative and requires the development of a strong, supportive relationship with the classroom teacher.  The Teacher Aide will participate in training and work with teachers to celebrate creativity, exploration, emergent curriculum, and the positive development of the whole child through social, emotional, and academic skills. Additionally, Aides may be asked deliver curriculum as is appropriate and oversee the classroom when the teacher is not available.
    At Harrisburg Academy teachers work together to understand every student from multiple perspectives, build meaningful relationships with students and their families, promote a love of learning, and model the Academy’s IB Primary Years Program.
    Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated.  
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume via e-mail to Dr. Sarah Oatney-Weiler, head of the Early Childhood and Lower School division, at  
    About Harrisburg Academy  
    Established in 1784 by Harrisburg founder John Harris, the Academy is one of the first independent schools in America and the flagship private school in Central Pa. At Harrisburg Academy, an outstanding, forward-thinking, hands-on education is paramount with students engaged on a unique journey of self-discovery, academic achievement, and social growth. Students, preschool through high school, excel in a challenging and diverse curriculum, and are well-rounded scholars and creative artists, exceptional athletes and talented musicians, and globally-minded philanthropists. They benefit from the enormous advantages of a small learning community each and every day that offers stimulating growth to prepare them for 21st Century success to learn boldly and to think analytically, creatively, and innovatively. More information at
  • Education Technology Manager

    Salary: Starting at $45,000 and commensurate with experience
    Harrisburg Academy, an independent preschool through grade 12 located in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, seeks a personable, organized, and results-oriented individual. The Education Technology Manager must be a self-starter who is willing to work both independently and collaborate as a part of a team when necessary. This position is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate with studies in technology.
    This position is a full-time, 12-month staff appointment.
    1. Assist in the maintaining of all student achievement data with Blackbaud K-12 Education Management (MyHA), Toddle and ManageBac.
    2. Collaborate with divisional Heads to develop professional learning opportunities related to technology.
    3. Collaborate with instructional staff and International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinators to develop curriculum materials and specific lesson plans integrating technology.
    4. Implement best practices related to technology use in the Academy based on research and national standards.
    5. Work with teachers and the IB Coordinators to select resources compatible with the school’s technology infrastructure.
    6. Assist in identifying new hardware and software needs to support teacher initiative.
    7. Assist with grant-related initiatives related to curriculum and instruction.
    8. Provide technology support for work order tickets.
    9. Maintain current knowledge of new developments and trends in the educational technology field so that innovations and new equipment may be implemented as appropriate.
    10. Collaborate with teachers in classroom settings when introducing new technology
    11. Liaise with the Technology Manager.
    • Associates degree and experience in an educational setting recommended.
    • Proven success in the following job competencies:
    • Communication and presentation
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Problem solving and decision making
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Debbie Potter, assistant to head of school, by May 31, 2024 via e-mail only:
  • MS/US Administrative Assistant 

    Independently provide a full range of administrative assistance to the Middle and Upper School divisions in support of the quest to offer an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education to all Academy students. The Administrative Assistant must project a professional image through in-person, digital and telephone interaction with the Academy community and be able to set a high standard for excellence in working autonomously for and with the Head of Middle and Upper Schools and each member of the divisions.
    Essential Duties
    • Oversee all aspects of general office coordination for the Middle and Upper School Head and division members including correspondence, calendars, and files.
    • Handle a wide variety of situations and maintain confidentiality while keeping essential personnel informed.
    • Verify the accuracy of GPA calculations, transcript information, and honor roll specifications.
    • Ensure accuracy of student attendance records, including the regular compilation of tardy and absence marks.
    • Plan Middle and Upper School ceremonies and events, including but not limited to Orientation, Morning Meetings, field trips (bus reservations), Back-to-School nights, family conferences, Matriculation, Closings, and Convocation. Provide support to the Executive Assistant in charge of Commencement planning as needed.
    • Provide administrative support to all Middle and Upper School search committees.
    • Support Academic Scheduler by creating and maintaining course records, entering course requests, and updating schedules in the database.
    • Support College Counselor with clerical and computer support.
    • Support Head of Middle and Upper Schools, Dean of Students, and Director of Learning Support with filing, mailings, scheduling meetings, and correspondence.
    • Support the Front Office and Reception desk and assist in covering staff absences.
    • Maintain Upper School Policy Manual and Course Catalog.
    • Take faculty emergency calls at home and arrange for substitute teachers, including supplying lesson plans, schedules and rosters. Supply all substitute and teacher absence information to the business office to ensure accurate payment to substitutes and accurate faculty absence records.
    • Maintain Middle and Upper School spending records and receipts; process orders, reimbursements and online orders.
    • Oversee Middle and Upper School end-of-year ordering.
    • Oversee Pennsylvania Department of Education supply funding and spending via the NPIS website.
    • Willingly volunteer to assist, support, or train other Administrative Assistants.
    • Provide a working partnership with students, parents, and faculty with the sharing of information through telephone calls, emails, website postings, flyers and meetings.
    • Additional divisional duties as assigned by the Head of Middle and Upper Schools.
    • Arrive at 7:30 a.m.
    • Some evenings and weekends required.
    Associates degree or relevant college coursework recommended with over 5 years of administrative experience in an educational setting.
    Proven success in the following job competencies:
    • Principles and practices of office management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Strong organization skills
    • Software and technology proficiency
    • Problem solving and decision making
    To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter with three references to Lindsay Bowman, Head of Middle and Upper Schools by emailing
  • School Receptionist/Attendance Secretary

    Purpose Statement
    The job of School Receptionist/Attendance Secretary was established for the purpose/s of providing general clerical support, ensuring accurate student attendance records, and assisting students, parents, teachers, and visitors.
    This job requires accuracy and attention to detail. Incumbents are expected to work independently and carry out administrative details without requiring the immediate attention of an administrator.
    This position is 12-months, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You are required to work Open EDP Days and Monday-Friday during summer break.
    This job reports to Executive Assistant Head of School or Designee
    Salary: $30,000 - $35,000 and commensurate with experience
    Essential Functions
    • Greets individuals entering the school office (e.g., visitors, parents, students, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of responding to inquiries, directing individuals to appropriate location/personnel and/or ensuring that all visitors have signed in on the visitor’s log.
    • Oversee daily attendance processes for accurate completion.
    • Ensures accuracy of attendance records with division administrative assistants.
    • Complete/submit attendance reports associated with student attendance to appropriate agency.
    • Public School Bus Transportation (working with school districts/registering students for buses, etc.)
    • Support Director of Admission
    • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
    • Maintain confidentiality of information.
    Knowledge of
    • General office methods, procedures, and business techniques
    • Telephone techniques and etiquette
    • Computer application software including Microsoft Office and Google
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
    • Data entry techniques.
    Ability to
    • Enter data in computer quickly and accurately
    • Accurately maintain records and prepare reports
    • Accurately compile, review, verify, and record attendance data and generate reports
    • Operate standard office equipment
    • Communicate effectively and interact appropriately with coworkers, students, parents, and the general public
    • To use patience, tact, and courtesy in dealing with students, parents, coworkers, and visitors
    • Plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet schedules and deadlines
    • Work independently with minimal supervision
    • Work calmly and efficiently under pressure, at times under high stress, with constant interruptions, strictly adhering to set policies and procedures
    • Work cooperatively with others and use good judgment
    At least two years of general office/clerical experience, preferably in a school environment
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and three references by May 31, 2024 via email to Debbie Potter, executive assistant to Head of School, at 

Part-Time Positions

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  • Extended Day Program Assistant

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Salary starts at $15.00-$17.00 per hour and is commensurate with experience
    Position Summary:
    Our after-school program at Harrisburg Academy seeks fun, energetic people passionate about children. If you are looking to gain experience for a future career in education or love working with children, this is the job for you! This individual is responsible for teaching and supervising young children in the classroom and in our outside activity areas. 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Maximize classroom space and provided materials to encourage fun and creative activities for after school learning and play, supporting both group and individual play.
    • Supervise students in outdoor and playground activity areas ensuring their safety. 
    • Foster a positive morale among colleagues. 
    • Has strong, clear communication skills with students, colleagues and parents.
    • Enforce the program rules, expectations and structure.
    • Address behavioral issues as they arise.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong connection with students leading to a positive community culture.
    • Organized and purposeful using materials, in planning, and with flexibility.
    • Attentive to the physical needs of students.
    • Assists in the orderly arrival and dismissal to and from Extended Care

    Required Qualifications:
    • Currently pursuing high school diploma; completion and receipt of high school diploma preferred.
    • Secondary Education Degree, or some completed credit hours highly preferred.
    • Childcare experience and post-high school EEC or ECE credits a plus.
    Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI Clearances, a physical, and a TB test are required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. This position will remain listed until filled. Please send all inquiries and application materials via email to Valerie Jessee, Auxiliary Programs Manager, at
    Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated. There is a 90-day probation period for all new employees.