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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Millwood School. Millwood School is a young, growing school, and welcomes applicants with appropriate degrees and experience. We are a JK-12, college preparatory, independent, co-ed day school.


Persons applying for teaching positions at Millwood should hold a Virginia teaching license and have at least two years of full-time paid teaching experience in the desired grade level. It is desirable for JK-2 applicants to have an Early Childhood endorsement, and for Middle and Upper School applicants to have subject area endorsement. Masters degrees are preferred. 

Application Process

Please complete the online employment form HERE as well as include a cover letter, current resume and references if you are interested in joining our dynamic community of educators to:
Millwood School
ATT: Employment
15100 Millwood School Lane 
Midlothian, VA 23112
Millwood School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin in its employment policies or any other programs offered by the school.

Current Openings

The Assistant Head of School will support and lead Millwood School’s dedicated educators whose passions drive student and community engagement, focusing on student growth and connection. Millwood School’s organizational model is centered around four areas: Student Experience, Teaching and Learning, Advancement, and Operations. Reporting to the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School works closely with the Head of School to oversee the delivery of Millwood’s mission through the day-to-day operations of the school, primarily focusing on the Student Experience and Teaching and Learning areas. Start date is July 1, 2023.
  • Partner with the Head of School, supporting, counseling, and providing critical feedback and, at times, a dissenting opinion while remaining supportive of the Head of School.
  • Work collaboratively with the Administrative Team to support the Student Experience and Teaching and Learning, primarily, although involvement is not limited to those areas.
  • Understand and embrace the complexities of  working in a small independent school community.
  • Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism.
  • Possess high emotional intelligence and strong analytical, interpersonal and executive functioning skills.
  • Exhibit a proactive and strategic leadership style with a positive mindset.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage projects with immediate and long term goals.
  • Speak effectively in small and large public settings.
  • Foster an "all hands on deck" community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current trends and challenges confronting independent schools.
  • Possess the ability to navigate parent, faculty, and student issues with professionalism and grace.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions consistent with Millwood’s core values and identity.
  • Collaborate with the administrative team to help recruit, hire, develop, and retain other team members.
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of the administrative team, non-academic departments, and working groups to define goals and achieve desired outcomes.
The Director of Development works closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees and supervises a small staff to provide leadership for the development program as it builds a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the school and global community. The goal of the Director of Development is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution.
  • Establish and execute forward-thinking development/ advancement and strategic programs that optimally grow the annual, major, and capital campaigns; legacy gifts; and planned giving.
  • Oversee all aspects of the development program, including fundraising, leading the annual giving program, guiding the capital campaign, soliciting corporate and foundation proposals; creating a strong alumni association, and special development events.
  • Identify, research, and spearhead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata.
  • Collaborate with the admissions office on PR initiatives and the marketing and communications office to create/produce fund raising-related communication materials to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
  • Identify corporate and foundation funding opportunities and help draft grant applications.
  • Strengthen relationships with the school’s alumni and further develop alumni programming.
  • Personally solicit major donors.
  • Enhance existing relationships while building new relationships, systems, and programs that further tap into the generosity and resources of the community.
  • Maintain a database of all contributors and provide development reports as required.
  • Manage the development budget.
  • Coordinate the school’s volunteerism efforts.
  • Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the Head of School, the Board Chair, and individual board members, supporting them in all their fundraising responsibilities, and accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in fundraising
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with a “can-do” style
  • Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Outstanding knowledge of fundraising data software and database management software
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members
  • Familiarity with the local community

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