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Founded in 1995, Trinity School is a community convinced that a vibrant Christian faith fosters a rich and deep education. The Christian education we offer here involves the education of the whole person, created in God's image: We honor the life of the mind through the pursuit of deep understandings. We practice good habits and give students a moral framework for their lives. And we seek to awaken the imagination of students, so that their lives are full of wonder and awe at the works of God and the glories of human culture. A Christian school is well-poised to sustain an education in truth, goodness, and beauty. We invite you to read more about this in Trinity’s mission statement. The faculty and staff of Trinity School bring their unique skills and passions and their love for students to the challenging and rewarding work of education. We take delight in our calling to serve God together at Trinity.

Trinity is accredited by Christian Schools International and the Southern Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools.

As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background screening and a complete reference check. Trinity is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant for employment with Trinity shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age.


Available Positions

Below are our current open positions. In addition to completing our online application, we request that all applicants submit a cover letter and current resume. Additionally, it is recommended that faculty applicants include college transcripts and licensure certifications.

Applicants for positions at Trinity are asked questions about Trinity’s mission and doctrinal commitments.

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of College Counseling

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling beginning August 2019 to join our passionate, invested community of learners. This is a 10.5-month position (August 1 start date). Trinity is expanding our College Counseling program, and the Director will work with a part-time College Counselor who is currently on staff

Trinity is a highly missional school, and an understanding of and commitment to the school’s mission is essential: to “educate students in transitional kindergarten to grade twelve within the framework of Christian faith and conviction—teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich yet unhurried curriculum; and communicating truth, goodness, and beauty.” We delight in our students, who range from academically average to exceptional, and take joy in helping them find a good fit through the college advising process.

Located in Durham, NC, Trinity School is a Christian School that values both a rich Christian faith (faculty embrace doctrinal commitments explained on Trinity's website) and vibrant academic excellence. Durham enjoys the cultural benefits of proximity to a number of colleges and universities, a resurgent downtown, and an entrepreneurial spirit, making it a great place to live.

The College Counseling staff share an assistant with the Upper School Director and are directly responsible for all facets of guiding Trinity’s Upper School students in the college search and application process, including coordinating colleges’ visits to Trinity, designing and presenting periodic sessions with 9th and 10th graders, meeting regularly with the 11th and 12th graders, writing college letters, ensuring quality teacher letters, and guiding students in all phases of the research, list development, application, essay writing, and financial aid/scholarship process. The Director also coordinates the Upper School’s PSAT testing, helps coordinate AP tests, and chairs the merit scholarship committee. Our senior classes average between mid 40s to mid 50s.

Competencies, skills, and qualities important to this position include the following:

  • Deep knowledge of local, regional, and national colleges and universities and a keen interest in continual learning about colleges and keeping current with developments important to the College Counselor’s work.
  • Superior listening, writing, counseling, and public speaking skills.
  • Comfort with and effective use of digital resources, tools, and information management systems, including Naviance.
  • Trustworthiness and integrity with all constituencies.
  • Excellent skills in organizing, prioritizing, and follow-through; managing details and large amounts of information; generating reports; tracking and advancing students through each stage of the college search process; and cultivating and maintaining good relationships with colleges and universities and with other school and college counselors.
  • A sharp memory for names and details.
  • Knowledge of curriculum.
  • A mature Christian faith and love for Jesus that shapes one’s care for and guidance of students and parents.
  • A delight in working with Upper School students and the ability to connect easily with them, and a sense of humor.
The ideal candidate for this position will have an advanced degree, first hand understanding of independent schools, and five or more years of experience in college admissions at the high school and/or college level. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of Upper School. For more information on Trinity go to the Trinity website. Please direct inquiries to Warren Gould, Director of Upper School, at wgould@tsdch.org.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.





Upper School Humanities Teacher

US Humanities Teacher (Full Time). Trinity seeks a full-time teacher to teach in its US Humanities program. Over time, Trinity's Humanities teachers can expect to teach the full range of the Upper School's Humanities courses, including its senior-year semester-long English and history electives. For this coming year, the anticipated assignment is one section of 11th grade American Studies Humanities and grades 11 and 12 electives (most likely mainly history electives, although there may be some flexibility according to the candidate's strengths).

Trinity’s Humanities courses provide a fully integrated study of history, English, and the Bible for the freshman (Ancient Civilizations), sophomore (Western Studies), and junior years (American Studies), deep understandings of the interconnectedness of ideas, culture, and events, and a rich engagement as developing writers and thinkers. Primary and secondary historical sources and literature in the form of novels, plays, and poetry form the spine of the program’s study, and these are supplemented by study of music and art from within and beyond the relevant time periods. Humanities classes meet six 70-minute periods weekly— twice the amount of time allotted to most other disciplines—and students receive one credit in history and one in English for each Humanities course completed.

The courses’ literature, interwoven with the themes (1) God, Philosophy, and Truth, (2) Government and Politics, (3) Social Structure (4) the Impact of Technology and Science, and (5) Art and Aesthetics, includes a variety of novels, plays, and poetry, helps students interconnect and deepen their understandings of ideas and themes, and often serves as the focus of the courses’ frequent and varied writing assignments. The courses also include the study of grammar and vocabulary. The courses integrate the Bible into the five overarching themes, and students study it as a document written within specific historical contexts so that they can appreciate it as both a sacred text and as a primary source.

Humanities goals include deepened fluency in the interconnectedness of ideas and the events that shape them; a rich understanding of historical cultures and their impact on the present; the continued development of persuasive, compelling prose; the solidification of grammar skills; the continued development of a broad and sophisticated vocabulary; refined abilities to read texts closely and analytically; and deepened skill in critical and creative thinking.

Trinity is a highly missional school, and an understanding of and commitment to the school's mission is essential. We seek faculty who love Jesus, teach well, and delight in teenagers, who, at Trinity, range from academically average to exceptional.

Qualities sought for this position include successful experience as an English or history teacher; rich and broad knowledge of literature, history, and scripture; love for writing; superb writing skills; skill at facilitating seminar-style discussions and interconnected “big questions,” running writing workshops, and using instructional technologies; and skill at differentiating learning and assessments. Substantial study of the humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an active life as a reader and writer are preferred. Candidates should possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

In Trinity's young but fast-growing Upper School community, camaraderie, collaboration, showing up for student events, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values. Trinity also values faculty who are involved in school life beyond the classroom and, therefore, applicants who can coach, advise a club, or otherwise enrich our vibrant community.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.

Upper School Science Teacher

Trinity seeks a full-time science teacher for the 2019-20 school year to teach 9th grade Honors Physics, Advanced Physics, and semester electives in Ecology and Earth Science or Environmental Science.

For this position candidates should be knowledgeable about their subject; be excited about the rapidly expanding STEM resources available to educators and ways to engage teenagers with them; value Trinity’s inquiry-based pedagogies; and value goals such as reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, modeling with mathematics, perseverance, and attending to precision.

Trinity seeks teachers who emphasize not only the mastery of procedures, but also deep understanding through exploration of problems that require complex and creative thought. Trinity is a 1:1 iPad school for grades 6-12, and the ideal candidate also will possess knowledge of and interest in instructional technologies to enhance the students’ learning experiences.

Trinity is a highly missional school, and an understanding of and commitment to the school's mission is essential. We seek faculty who love Jesus, teach well, and delight in teenagers, who, at Trinity, range from academically average to exceptional.

Candidates should possess at minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably in physics, and delight in being with and teaching teenagers. Advanced study in this field or engineering is preferred, along with proven experience as a secondary-level teacher. In Trinity's young but fast-growing Upper School community, camaraderie, collaboration, showing up for student events, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values. Trinity also values faculty who are involved in school life beyond the classroom and, therefore, applicants who can coach, advise a club, or otherwise enrich our vibrant community.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.


Physical Education Teacher

Trinity seeks a full-time elementary PE teacher to instruct students in grades Transitional Kindergarten to 5th grade. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years elementary-age teaching experience in a Christian setting. The position requires certification and academic preparation in Health and Physical Education.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.



Learning Specialist

The role of Learning Specialist is supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges by providing remediation and strategies through direct and indirect services while guiding students through the process of learning about their strengths, challenges and giftings.

The Learning Specialist will be helping our school in its founding years to develop appropriate procedures and policies further to ensure faculty collaborative environment. Being flexible, a team player, patient and having a sense of humor are personal qualities that fit well with this position.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.


Upper School Spanish Teacher and Department Chair


Trinity seeks a full-time Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year.

The successful candidate should possess the knowledge and experience to teach the full range of Upper School Spanish through the 4th level and the ability to teach multiple levels as needed.

Compelling candidates for this position will possess a strong academic background; proven excellence as a Spanish teacher; a working knowledge of the ACTFL proficiency standards and experience teaching its three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational); knowledge of and interest in instructional technologies to enhance the study of Spanish; and dedication to creating student-centered lessons that differentiate learning and assessments. Non-native speakers must have an ACTFL oral proficiency of Advanced Mid.

Trinity is a highly missional school, and an understanding of and commitment to the school's mission is essential. We seek faculty who love Jesus, teach well, and delight in teenagers, who, at Trinity, range from academically average to exceptional.

In Trinity's young but growing Upper School community, camaraderie, collaboration, showing up for student events, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values. Trinity also values faculty who are involved in school life beyond the classroom and, therefore, applicants who can coach, advise a club, or otherwise enrich our vibrant community.

This position will begin in August 2019. To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter, resume, and a statement about the ways in which the ACTFL standards are important to their teaching. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.

6th Grade Science Teacher

Trinity's Lower School seeks a full-time Earth Science and Bible teacher to be a member of the sixth grade team. Our faculty teach within the framework of Christian faith and conviction, and the science and Bible faculty are excited to help students appreciate the way science and Scripture reveal God's presence in His creation. Sixth grade Earth Science and Bible are important steps in preparing students for Middle School.

Candidates should be well versed in Earth Science and passionate about guiding students through investigative, discovery-oriented science activities. Candidates need to also have a general knowledge and love of the Bible. They should possess at a minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably in Middle School science or Secondary Education.

In every position Trinity seeks teachers who love the Lord, enjoy the ever changing sixth grade student, demonstrate effective class management skills, are well-organized, and are comfortable partnering with parents. At Trinity School, camaraderie, collaboration and enthusiasm for our mission are highly valued.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2019.

6th Grade Math Teacher

Trinity School's Lower School is seeking a full-time Math Teacher to join our sixth grade team. Candidates for this position should possess at a minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably a middle school certification in math with expertise and experience in Pre-Algebra. The Singapore Math curriculum is used at Trinity in grades TK-6, and candidates with Singapore experience are preferred.

Trinity's faculty teach within the framework of Christian faith and conviction. Candidates should enjoy the ever-changing sixth grade student, demonstrate effective class management skills, be well-organized, and be comfortable partnering with parents. At Trinity School, camaraderie, collaboration and enthusiasm for our mission are highly valued.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.


Upper School Math Teacher


Trinity seeks a full-time Upper School math teacher for the 2019-20 school year.

The successful candidate should possess the knowledge and experience to teach the full range of Upper School mathematics, from Algebra through Calculus and Statistics. Candidates should be knowledgeable in and value NCTM standards-based curricula and instruction and goals such as reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, modeling with mathematics, perseverance, and attending to precision.

In their teaching, candidates should emphasize not only the mastery of procedures, but also deep understanding through exploration of mathematical problems that require complex and creative thought. The ideal candidates also will possess knowledge of and interest in instructional technologies to enhance the study of math as well as differentiating learning and assessment.

Trinity is a highly missional school, and an understanding of and commitment to the school's mission is essential: to "educate students in transitional kindergarten to grade twelve within the framework of Christian faith and conviction-teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich yet unhurried curriculum; and communicating truth, goodness, and beauty." We seek faculty who love Jesus and delight in teenagers, who, at Trinity, range from academically average to exceptional.

Candidates should possess at minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably in mathematics, and delight in being with and teaching teenagers. Certification as a grades 9-12 mathematics teacher and/or advanced study in mathematics is preferred, along with proven experience as a secondary-level math teacher. In Trinity's young but fast-growing Upper School community, camaraderie, collaboration, showing up for student events, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values. Trinity also values faculty who are involved in school life beyond the classroom and, therefore, applicants who can coach, advise a club, or otherwise enrich our vibrant community.

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.

8th Grade Latin Teacher (Full- or Part-Time)

Trinity’s Middle School seeks a full-time or part-time 8th Grade Latin Teacher.

The successful full-time candidate will be responsible for teaching up to 3 sections of 8th grade Latin as well as 1 or 2 sections of another Middle School subject such as Bible or Algebra.

The successful part-time candidate will be responsible for teaching 2 sections of 8th grade Latin.

This position requires the ability to teach Latin effectively with an emphasis on Latin grammar development, Latin translation skills, and the study of the history of Ancient Rome. We are looking for a teacher with a love of Latin and a desire to help students develop a deeper appreciation for this classical language.

Candidates should possess at minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably in Latin, Classics, or Secondary Education with a Language emphasis, and delight in being with and teaching Middle School students. Advanced study in this field is preferred, along with proven experience as a Middle School Latin teacher. At Trinity School, camaraderie, collaboration, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values.

In every open position, Trinity seeks teachers who love the Lord and are passionate about Trinity's mission.

Required Key Performance Characteristics

1. mature Christian commitment

2. flexible team player

3. effective boundaries for class management

4. creatively resourceful

5. warm rapport with students

6. well-organized

7. comfortable rapport with parents

8. motivated to grow professionally

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.




7th Grade Algebra Teacher (Full- or Part-Time)

Trinity’s Middle School seeks a full-time or part-time 7th Grade Algebra Teacher.

The successful full-time candidate will be responsible for teaching up to 3 sections of 7th grade Algebra as well as 1 or 2 sections of another Middle School subject such as Bible or Latin. Preference will be given to a full-time candidate who could effectively teach both Algebra and Latin.

The successful part-time candidate will be responsible for teaching 2 sections of 7th grade Algebra

This position requires the ability to teach Algebra effectively with an emphasis on guiding students through the transition from basic arithmetic and concrete mathematics to thinking and solving algebraic problems more abstractly. Some topics include characteristics of ratios and proportions, the solving and graphing process for equations and inequalities, using formulas, exploring the concepts of probability and analyzing statistical data. We are looking for a teacher with a love of mathematics and a desire to help students to move toward more independence as thinkers and to help them appreciate how God has created our minds to think and communicate using the language of mathematics.

Candidates should possess at minimum a bachelor's degree, preferably in Mathematics or Secondary Education with a Mathematics emphasis, and delight in being with and teaching Middle School students. Advanced study in this field is preferred, along with proven experience as a Middle School Math teacher. At Trinity School, camaraderie, collaboration, enthusiasm for Trinity's mission, and pitching in for the good of each other and our students are high values.

In every open position, Trinity seeks teachers who love the Lord and are passionate about Trinity's mission.

Required Key Performance Characteristics

1. mature Christian commitment

2. flexible team player

3. effective boundaries for class management

4. creatively resourceful

5. warm rapport with students

6. well-organized

7. comfortable rapport with parents

8. motivated to grow professionally

This position will begin in August 2019.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.





2nd Grade Teaching Assistant (Three-Quarter-Time)

Trinity School is seeking a three-quarter-time teacher assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. Teacher assistants work closely with the classroom teacher to plan and deliver a Christian education. Assistants provide supervision, support, and training of individual students or groups of students within the regular education setting,and they assist with daily preparation, instruction, activities, and clean-up of materials as determined by the classroom teacher. Assistants are expected to exercise effective classroom management skills and to seek to establish a caring and supportive environment for pupils on a daily basis. Maintaining a safe learning environment for all students and communicating daily with the classroom teacher are important contributions of Trinity teaching assistants.

This position will begin in August 2019. It is a Monday-Friday position when school is in session.

A three-quarter-time employee is one who is on campus and available to students and families for 30 hours or more but less than 40 hours per week during the school year. Employees in this category are eligible for select benefits.

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.



Kindergarten Teaching Assistant (Part-Time)

Trinity School is seeking a part-time teacher assistant for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Teacher assistants work closely with the classroom teacher to plan and deliver a Christian education. Assistants provide supervision, support, and training of individual students or groups of students within the regular educational setting, and they assist with daily preparation, instruction, activities,and clean-up of materials as determined by the classroom teacher. Assistants are expected to exercise effective classroom management skills and to seek to establish a caring and supportive environment for pupils on a daily basis. Maintaining a safe learning environment for all students and communicating daily with the classroom teacher are important contributions of Trinity teaching assistants.

This position will begin in August 2019. It is a 5-day-a-week position (when school is in session).

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should click on this link here and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.


Substitute Teachers

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill has an ongoing need for qualified substitute teachers.

DUTIES
Serving as a substitute teacher involves the instruction, supervision and training of individuals or groups of students in a regular education setting. Substitutes work closely with the division director and lead teacher to plan and deliver a Christian education. Substitutes are charged with delivering lessons, organizing student work, maintaining a safe learning environment for all students, and communicating daily with the division director and classroom teacher. Proficiency in maintaining efficient classroom management skills and establishing close and personal relationship with pupils on a daily basis are also expected.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, Associate’s degree acceptable
  • Previous experience working with children in a structured setting
  • North Carolina Professional Educator certification desired

SKILLS

  • Ability to comply with written and or oral instructions
  • Ability to create an efficient working relationship with other personnel
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible
  • Ability to provide a safe and secure learning environment
  • Ability to encourage and inspire children

To apply, click on the “Apply for a position at Trinity button below to access our Trinity Employment Application. Substitute teacher candidates do not need to complete the full application. (See the application for details.) Attaching a resume would be helpful but not required.

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Activity Bus Driver (Part-Time)

Trinity School has an immediate opening for activity bus drivers to transport students to and from athletic events and occasional field trips. Applicants should possess a valid NC CDL and have a clean driving history. The ideal candidate will have experience in driving a 40+ passenger bus and will have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for students.

To apply for this position, click on the button below entitled “Apply for This Position” and attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

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Expanded Mission Statement

Mission
The mission of Trinity School is to educate students in transitional kindergarten to grade twelve within the framework of Christian faith and conviction—teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich yet unhurried curriculum; and communicating truth, goodness, and beauty.

At Trinity School we seek to create a community in which there is delight in learning and an atmosphere that encourages the sort of intellectual, moral, and aesthetic development that is fitting for those who bear the image of God. We want to challenge our students in a way that stimulates their natural curiosity, guiding their discovery toward personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth.

We offer a more detailed explanation of some of the distinctives of our school here.

Education is primarily the responsibility and privilege of parents, and Trinity School seeks to enter into a partnership with our parents toward the goal of an excellent education. Our aim is to support families by bringing our special resources to bear to help them attain their educational and spiritual goals. To this end, we encourage each family to be actively involved in their child's life as a Trinity student, and we look forward to working together to develop this community of learning called Trinity School.

Read Trinity’s Expanded Mission Statement.


Doctrinal Commitments
Trinity School is a Christian school, dedicated to a vision of education that is rooted in the Triune God. As an independent school, without institutional ties to any church or denomination, we remain committed to what C.S. Lewis called “mere Christianity”: “no insipid inter-denominational transparency, but something positive, self-consistent, and inexhaustible.” We hold to those truths that have united Christians through the ages, across the boundaries of time, place, race, denomination, and tradition:

  • The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things, existing eternally in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—full of love and glory.
  • The unique divine inspiration, entire trustworthiness, and authority of the Bible.
  • The value and dignity of all people: created in God’s image to live in love and holiness, but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt, and justly subject to God’s wrath.
  • Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who lived as a perfect example, who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place, and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord.
  • Justification by God’s grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
  • The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives to all believers a new life and new calling to obedient service.
  • The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ, manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches making disciples throughout the world.
  • The victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.

Full-Time Employment Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Matching retirement
  • Immediately vested
  • Tuition remission
  • After-school program faculty discount
  • Flex medical savings
  • Professional development
  • Weekly worship service
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • iPad and/or laptop for faculty and staff

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