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Employment Opportunities

Allen Academy cultivates the skills and attitudes that characterize adaptive expertise, equipping students with the mindset necessary for academic success, preparation for life, and meaningful contribution to their local, college, and global communities.

To fulfill this mission, we look for experienced teachers who demonstrate a passion for young people, a commitment to learning, and a growth mindset. Allen is a wonderful place to teach. Our faculty members are continually encouraged to pursue excellence in and out of the classroom, have the support of colleagues, administrators, and parents, and teach children who are eager to learn.

  • What makes teaching at Allen a unique and worthwhile experience?
  • Class sizes are small (12-18 students).
  • We are the only independent school within 80 miles.
  • We are committed to developing long-lasting, meaningful relationships with students.
  • Students are at the heart of every decision that is made — we always ask “What’s best for them?”

In addition to an intellectually rigorous academic program, students are required to participate in arts each day, as well as an athletic endeavor.

Substitute Openings

If you are interested in substituting at Allen Academy, please complete this Application for Employment and contact Rebecca Funkhouser at 

Administration Openings  

Director of Advancement

Allen Academy seeks a dynamic, thoughtful, and inspiring leader as its next Director of Advancement (DOA) to begin no later than July 1, 2023. The new DOA reports to the Head of School and is a member of the senior Administrative Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the strategic and operational components of annual giving, fundraising events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, capital giving, and alumni relations for the school.

The DOA is responsible for ensuring an integrated approach to the school’s fundraising and external relations operations — including donor solicitations, volunteer engagement and management, advancement publications and outreach, donor stewardship, engagement events, board relations, and alumni relations. The DOA partners with the Head of School on a variety of initiatives and is singularly responsible for sustaining and strengthening awareness and understanding of Allen's annual and capital funding priorities.

This is a full-time, year-round, benefits-eligible position with compensation commensurate to experience.

Allen welcomes interest from accomplished fundraising professionals who want to take the school to even greater heights of excellence.

Desired qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 2 years of advancement/fundraising experience and a strong understanding of best practices in independent school philanthropy
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan, and cohesively integrate a full range of development programs
Event management experience and/or passion for community social events
Excellent marketing and communication skills, both oral and written, and a passion for constituent relations, including volunteer and alumni engagement
Applications should include:

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of 4 professional references

Please send these materials to Mr. Seraphim Danckaert, Head of School, at

Teaching Openings

Upper School History (Government & Economics)

Middle and Upper School English

Middle and Upper School Spanish

Please email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wood at 

Staff Openings



If you are interested in teaching at Allen Academy, please check back regularly. Please also note that our main hiring season is in February and March of each school year.

Allen Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Our policy reflects and affirms the School's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices. 

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Last updated: (February 9th 2021) 

Allen Academy ("us", "we", or "our") operates (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. 

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