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Asheville School is a place that combines tradition with vision, and working here is like no other experience. Faculty and staff members are an integral part of our thriving community, with most Asheville School employees living on campus alongside colleagues and students.

Faculty Information

Faculty members at Asheville School serve a purpose that is better described as a “calling” than as a “job.” They hold many roles and responsibilities beyond those of classroom teaching.

Most Asheville School faculty members live on campus and have responsibilities in our residential life program, either by working as a hall parent or serving dorm and study hall duties throughout the week. They also coach a sport or lead non-athletic afternoon activities.

Faculty members who thrive at Asheville School are passionate about their class subject, afternoon activities, and the growth and development of the adolescents under their care.

Asheville School teachers typically teach three to four sections of their class subject, coach or lead two seasons of a sport or afternoon activity during the school year, serve as advisors to a small group of students to monitor their progress and help them succeed, participate in our service program by leading community service projects on and off campus, are required to be present for school events and family-style seated meals for weekday lunches and Thursday dinners, sponsor and chaperone weekend activities, and take on weekly dorm or study hall duties.

It is a busy and rewarding schedule. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and benefits package, many faculty members live in housing on campus at no cost. Asheville School also offers tuition support for advanced degrees and supports professional development opportunities for faculty members throughout the year.

Staff Information

Faculty members at Asheville School serve a purpose that is better described as a “calling” than as a “job.” They hold many roles and responsibilities beyond those of classroom teaching.

Most Asheville School faculty members live on campus and have responsibilities in our residential life program, either by working as a hall parent or serving dorm and study hall duties throughout the week. They also coach a sport or lead non-athletic afternoon activities.

Faculty members who thrive at Asheville School are passionate about their class subject, afternoon activities, and the growth and development of the adolescents under their care.

Asheville School teachers typically teach three to four sections of their class subject, coach or lead two seasons of a sport.

Current Openings

Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Annual Fund Director. Embracing the school’s mission and reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, this key leadership role within Asheville’s growing Philanthropy team will be a strategic collaborator with experience managing a successful annual giving program.

Founded in 1900, Asheville School is an intentionally small, private, coeducational, boarding and day school in the Blue Ridge Mountains that currently supports 299 students in grades nine through twelve. Its rigorous academic curriculum is complimented by robust residential, athletic, artistic, outdoor, and extra-curricular offerings.

Incredible natural beauty defines the Asheville School’s campus. Its three hundred acres contain rolling hills, forests, wetlands, playing fields, trails, and the campus proper. Asheville is a top tourist spot; as a small metropolis, the city gets high marks for its lively arts and cultural scene, restaurants and breweries, golf courses, rivers, and its breathtaking views. A city also committed to sustainability and green energy efforts, Asheville has promoted efforts that address carbon footprint reduction and has been recognized as a “Green Dining Destination.” Asheville is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location.

Position Description

The Annual Fund Director manages Asheville School’s efforts to raise annual support from alumni, parents, and friends to meet the school’s philanthropic needs. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Annual Fund Director is responsible for growth and donor retention for Asheville’s Blues Fund, creating and managing all aspects of the Blues Fund annual giving strategy through multichannel efforts such as direct mail, email campaigns, giving days, and off and on-campus engagement opportunities. The Blues Fund provides vital operating funds and ensures that Asheville School’s immediate and greatest needs are met including providing essential financial aid and scholarships, faculty salary support, professional development opportunities, and more.

Exhibiting the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, candidates for the Annual Fund role will have a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of fundraising experience.

The role is based in Asheville, NC, with the expectation for some travel and an on-campus presence when not traveling. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Asheville School offers a generous benefits package as well.

Because Philanthropy at Asheville is growing and anticipating significant opportunity for innovation amidst an ambitious, upcoming campaign, there is excitement about bringing on talented and enthusiastic team members to work in support of a strong and experienced Director of Philanthropy.

Application Process

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The ideal start date is Summer 2024. Interested candidates can apply using the following Talent Profile link: https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20755

Inquiries and nominations may be sent in confidence to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Erin Meissner, Senior Search Associate
Storbeck Search
[email protected]
[email protected]

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.

Asheville School is currently seeking a full-time physics teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The duties and scope of the position will be contingent upon experience and skills. The ideal candidate will be able to teach higher levels physics, as well as chemistry or math. Asheville School faculty members are involved in all facets of boarding school life: teaching, coaching, and residential.

Asheville School is an intentionally small, coed 9-12 boarding school nestled on a beautiful 300-acre campus in Asheville, North Carolina. Surrounded by woods, our historic campus offers 350,000 total square feet of academic, athletic, residential, and specialty activity facilities along with athletic fields, outdoor learning areas, and hiking trails.

Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive total compensation package. Our full-time regular employees enjoy a salary that is commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience. Faculty members also enjoy a generous benefits package, which includes a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer contribution plus match and a leave program that is aligned with student school breaks.

This position includes on-campus housing.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach four sections during our seven-period rotation
  • Participate in two of the three seasons of our afternoon activities program
  • Serve as an advisor for four to six students
  • Serve as a member of our residential team, including the possibility of living in one of our residential halls
  • Serve as an integral part of our campus community, enthusiastically helping where needed
  • Stay abreast of changing pedagogies and technologies
  • Participate in professional and personal growth opportunities

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • B.S. in physics or related field; or experience working in a field related to science, mathematics and/or education.
  • Experience working with middle and/or high school-age individuals/groups.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with attention to both tasks and people.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and persevere.
  • Ability to engage learners in the subject being taught, offer sound advice, and serve as a role model.
  • Demonstrate empathy, respect, and trustworthiness.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community.

Condition of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.

Work Setting & Environmental Factors

A Faculty Member frequently works in a classroom setting where the noise level is usually moderate. Depending on the assigned/selected afternoon activities, this position may require work in a variety of indoor settings as well as outdoors and travel may be required on a seasonal basis.

Typical Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Stand, sit, and move around the classroom.
  • Move from place to place within the classroom building.
  • Talk and hear.
  • Use close vision, peripheral vision, and color vision, and be able to adjust focus.
  • Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Move between buildings on campus.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Application Process

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Jonathan Schwab, Associate Head of School to [email protected].

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Human Resources at 828-254-6345 ext. 4097.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Asheville School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.