Work at the Academy

The Academy values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of its private school community, and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity of the community as a whole. We are committed to inclusion, and we actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage all qualified applicants to apply for employment at the Academy. Please find a complete listing of current, open positions below, and take a note that if hired, you will be required to complete and submit the five forms posted in the Documents & Links box (with the cost of obtaining these clearances covered by you, the employee).


Administrator Positions

None at this time.


Faculty and Staff Positions

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Harrisburg Academy, an independent preschool through college preparatory day school located in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, seeks a personable, organized, and results-oriented individual to provide support for the school’s Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Position Summary:
The assistant director of alumni relations will oversee the alumni relations program at Harrisburg Academy to increase alumni engagement, philanthropic education, and financial support.  He or she will report to the director of development and alumni relations.

The position is a full-time, 12-month staff appointment.

Essential Functions:

Alumni Relations

  • Assess the effectiveness of programs and special events, developing a multi-year strategy for increased alumni engagement
  • Design and execute alumni programming
  • Determine strategy and implement all special events specific to alumni such as Alumni Weekend and the Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony
  • In partnership with the Communications Office, manage the alumni Facebook page and provide content for this and other social media, and prepare content for the Alumni Explorer eNewsletter

Alumni Annual Fund

  • Identify alumni major donors and prospects in collaboration with the director of development
  • Serve as a solicitor for the Academy Fund, the Academy’s annual fund
  • Establish and oversee a planned giving program

Volunteer Engagement

  • Steward the school’s relationships with longtime alumni volunteers and supporters. Identify and engage new alumni to become more involved with the Academy.
  • Provide staff leadership to the Alumni Engagement Council, assisting with goals, programming, organizational structure, and event and meeting planning
  • Collaborate with the director of development to support reunion committees and class representatives
  • Provide partnership as needed for the annual fundraising benefit, particularly, soliciting alumni support and involvement
  • Develop an alumni networking program starting with groups in major cities including Harrisburg, Philadelphia and other major cities where one or more alumni are willing to lead “meet-ups" in their city

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of alumni relations experience at an educational institution
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for the Academy’s mission;
  • Experience working with volunteer leaders, including staffing of volunteer committees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Well-developed social skills; ability to interact and address large groups of constituents as well as one-on-one meetings with a population that encompasses a wide range of age groups and backgrounds
  • Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Desire to be part of a team with the capacity to work well individually
  • Exceptional initiative, work ethic, and self-accountability
  • Ability to craft strategy, while maintaining an excellent grasp on details
  • Demonstrated success in program development and the ability to inspire others
  • Comfort and experience with relationship management software, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as required

Harrisburg Academy offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  The Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with contacts of at least three references to Stacy Klann, by Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, via email only:  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be available Jan. 15, 2018, depending on candidate availability and internal scheduling.  No phone calls, please.


IT Support / Computer Science Instructor

Harrisburg Academy, an independent co-educational day school for students ages 3 through 12th grade, seeks someone for part-time IT support beginning in January 2018.  Additionally, there is a need for a part-time computer science instructor to work with students in 8th-12th grade for the 2017-18 academic year. Depending on the qualifications, interest, and availability of the successful candidate, these positions may be combined as a full-time position. Employment will begin shortly after the successful candidate is selected.

For the computer science instruction, of particular importance is knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming languages such as Java. Qualifications and interest in other subjects in mathematics and/or science would be beneficial. At a minimum, the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a strongly related field and some teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.


For the IT support position, experience with servers, networks, and databases is desired. Adaptability and willingness to learn on the job are of a high importance.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references to Mr. George Nagle, Middle & Upper School divisional assistant, via email. Please use the subject line “IT/CS Position,” regardless of whether you are applying for a part-time position or the full-time position combining both sets of responsibilities. In the body of your email, please indicate if you are applying for IT Support, CS Instruction, or a full-time position combining both jobs. Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt, until a successful candidate has been selected. Harrisburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


After-School Staff

Harrisburg Academy is currently accepting applications for both areas of our part-time after-school program (Early Childhood/Lower School-aged students and Middle School/Upper School-aged students).  We are seeking individuals who have a love of working with children. The position requires good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, and the skills to work well with parents and community members. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check, and must be able to adhere to the school's dress code policy. Please send cover letter and/or resume to and indicate the age group with whom you are most interested in working (details included below).


Extended Day Program (EDP)—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m., plus special days

Located on campus, the Extended Day Program is a blend of recreational and enrichment activities based around a series of themes. Teachers / counselors who love working with children, demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, responsibility, and friendliness.  The Extended Day Program helps preschool through elementary school-age students develop both socially and physically through organized recreation and positive encouragement.  We provide a variety of structured and free-choice activities that promote individual and social development.  Daily favorites include crafts, games, and reading, as well as inside and outside play.  Please note that the EDP team also offers child care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days when classes are not in session (such as faculty in-service days, parent-teacher conferences, and some school breaks). 

After School Study Clubs—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m.

Study hall monitors ensure a safe, studious environment for our Middle School and Upper School Study Clubs (5th through 12th grades). 


Essential Functions for After-School Staff Members:
•    Supervise, monitor, and assist children ranging from 3 to 18 years old as they participate in a wide variety of after-school activities, both inside and outside
•    Organize and lead both large- and small-group games and activities that are age-appropriate
•    Clearly communicate and collaborate with all co-workers, parents, and participants
•    Maintain a consistent environment, which includes working as scheduled (flexible schedules are available during program hours)



Summer Day Camp Counselor—early-June to mid-August 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

An all-day version of our Extended Day Program with added summer activities, including pool time and field trips.
All positions require good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, as well as the skills to work well with parents and other community members.  There are also opportunities to share special knowledge or skills (language, culture, sports, music, etc.).  Applicants for all positions need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check for the safety of our children, and must be able to adhere to the school’s dress code policy.  Please send cover letter and/or resume to


Athletics Department

None at this time.


Academic Support Teacher

Harrisburg Academy is searching for a qualified person with high-energy and interested in and capable of administering informal and formal student assessment; remediation of student needs; consultation, collaboration, and training with and for faculty and staff; establishing and maintaining partnerships with families; and documentation and reporting of student progress.

•    Degree in special education with a focus on reading and math preferred
•    Knowledge of and experience in administering a variety of assessment tools and methodologies
•    Experience in working with individual students and small groups on short term remediation of specific student needs
•    Experience in collaborating and consulting with faculty and staff
•    Experience in establishing and maintaining strong working partnerships with families
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Experience in developing and implementing professional development training for faculty and staff preferred

Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are equired.  Email a cover letter and resume to (no phone calls or snail mail submissions).

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