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Selection of faculty at Norfolk Academy is based on a candidate's commitment to the moral and intellectual formation of students, academic credentials, teaching and coaching experience, as well as additional extracurricular interests.

Because the school's philosophy asserts that the education of a child extends beyond the classroom - that the teacher-coach role model is the person best positioned to advance the philosophy and mission of Norfolk Academy - each faculty member serves as an advisor to students and is assigned additional extracurricular duties that range from advising student organizations to coaching athletic teams.
 
To be considered for vacancies that may arise or to serve as a Teaching Associate or substitute teacher, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Mr. Dennis G. Manning, Headmaster
Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
 or
headmaster@norfolkacademy.org

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Current Staff Opportunities

The Director of Athletics, who reports to the Headmaster, oversees the athletic program, its communications, conference and institutional relationships, and budget. As a member of the Senior Administrative Team, the director works closely with the Directors of the Middle and Upper School divisions in shaping athletic policy as well as the Lower School Director in coordinating the Physical Education program. 

Read More about Director of Athletics

The Director of Admissions, who reports to the Headmaster and oversees the admissions office, marketing, and enrollment cycle, works with the Director of Communications, the Assistant Headmaster for Development, and the Headmaster in promoting the school.

Read More about Director of Admissions

Teaching Associate Program

The purpose of the Teaching Associate program is to recruit and develop young men and women to serve as role models and sources of moral, academic, artistic and athletic enrichment for students at Norfolk Academy.  Teaching Associates will enjoy a one-year experience or apprenticeship to ready them for full-time positions in independent schools.  

Teaching Associates will have a demonstrated commitment to:

  • Character development and leadership
  • Caring for and nurturing children
  • Academic excellence in their chosen field of study
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquiry
  • A firm understanding of the importance of honor in an academic community
  • Arts and / or athletics
  • Teaching as a profession
  • Bettering the communities in which they live

Teaching Associates will work individually and collectively to advance the overall philosophy and objectives of Norfolk Academy.  They will work on special academic projects at multiple grade levels in the Lower School and in conjunction with the Bulldog Leadership Program, Young People's Theater Program, Bulldog Athletic Leagues and other programmatic initiatives as needed.  Working on a daily basis with classroom teachers, as well as with individual students and small groups of students, Teaching Associates will have ample opportunity to observe and actively assist master teachers at their craft and help advance the education and development of children.  Teaching Associates will also assist in the extra-curricular life of the school by serving as coaches and leaders in arts and athletics.

Benefits

The following is a list of the fringe benefits and related support provided for Norfolk Academy's full-time faculty and staff. More information is available from the business office.

  • Positive, supportive school community that promotes and expects the highest standards
  • Financial support for post-graduate and continuing education
  • Comprehensive mentoring program for new teachers
  • Hospital, Surgical and Major Medical Insurance
  • Retirement Plan (Mass Mutual)
  • Retirement Health Care Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Breakfast and Lunch during the school year
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program / Counseling
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Legal Resources
  • Disability Insurance

Non-Discrimination Policy

Norfolk Academy admits students of any race, sex, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.