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The Hill Center seeks dedicated Faculty and Staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields. The Hill Center is committed to the growth, recognition, and personal development of all Faculty and Staff and offers a generous and competitive compensation and benefit package that includes health/vision/dental insurance, flexible medical/dependent care spending programs, matching retirement benefit, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. If you would like to be considered for an opportunity at The Hill Center, we encourage you to review our Core Values and Diversity & Inclusion Statement before applying.


It is the policy of The Hill Center to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.


Founded in 1977, The Hill Center is an educational non-profit that serves K-12 students who are struggling academically – especially those with learning differences - through our School Year, Summer, Tutoring, and Teacher Training programs. These programs are built upon research, individualized instruction, and successful teaching techniques with the goal of helping students reach their full potential.  The Hill Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

 

 

Current Openings:

Part-Time School Counselor

Events Manager and Support Specialist

Durham Partnership Literacy Tutors

Executive Function Coaches

Literacy and Math Tutors

 

Part-Time School Counselor

The Hill Center is seeking a Part-Time School Counselor to begin August 10. This position will work closely with the Assistant Head of School & Counselor and faculty to provide support and programming to the K-12 students in our School Year Program. The Counseling Program at Hill is integral in supporting the social emotional growth of students to benefit the whole child. Interested candidates should have a thorough understanding of learning differences and maintain a Master’s degree in counseling or related area. Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to educator@hillcenter.org to the attention of Glynis Hill-Chandler, Assistant Head of School and Counselor.

 

Events Manager and Support Specialist

Position Overview

The Hill Center is seeking an Events Manager and Support Specialist to begin immediately. This full, time dynamic position collaborates with Hill staff and departments on planning and executing events and providing organization-wide support. Hill hosts workshops and speakers for educators and parents, as well as a range of events and activities to inform, engage, raise support from, and build community amongst key stakeholders. These events play a critical role in Hill’s pursuit of its mission, and in helping cultivate, engage, and steward Hill supporters. With a particular focus on supporting advancement efforts, this position works across the entire organization to help ensure that Hill events achieve their objectives and daily operations run smoothly and professionally.  Ideal candidates are self-starters who are passionate about Hill’s mission, enjoy being part of a team, and bring enthusiasm, flexibility, compassion, a focus on results, an interest in fundraising, and a growth mindset to everything they do.

 

Salary: Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Full-time 40-hours week, 12-month position with benefits.

 

Application Instructions: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with first round applications closing July 27, 2018. To read about additional position details & qualifications and to apply, please click here.

 

 

Durham Partnership Literacy Tutors

The Hill Center is seeking literacy tutors to deliver the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) to struggling readers in high-need Durham elementary schools and community-based non-profit organizations. These tutoring services are provided to students in schools and organizations as part of partnerships through The Hill Center that aim to improve literacy skills for struggling readers. Applicants should have an understanding of literacy instruction, experience working with diverse student populations and commitment to working with historically disadvantaged populations of students. 

Role: 

  • Deliver HillRAP tutoring services at a non-profit organization (e.g., an after-school program) or a public or public charter school in Durham (most services are offered in East Durham).  
  • Tutor between 3-4 days per week for 2-3 hours per day and commit to provide tutoring services for a minimum of 10 consecutive months. 
  • Provide student HillRAP data to partners as needed (e.g., classroom teachers, parents, program administrators)
  • Attend project meetings as needed (meeting commitments will not exceed a few hours over the course of the year)  
  • Complete 8 hours of online courses in early literacy instruction and introduction to HillRAP
  • Receive two-day HillRAP training using the Hill Learning System in the summer or early fall 
  • At the training, participants will:
    • Learn to apply the fundamentals of continuous assessment and individual instruction
    • Gain strategies for teaching phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary
    • Document student achievement in reading through progress monitoring
  • Receive mentoring and support from a Hill Mentor  

About The Hill Center’s partnerships in Durham. Literacy improvement is one of the most critical needs of students in Durham where 55% of 3rd graders do not read at grade level. There is a clear and deep need for effective literacy interventions both in Durham schools and the non-profit organizations that serve students. In 2016, Hill launched the East Durham Learning Collaborative, which brings the research-based Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) to five schools serving high-need students in grades K-7. Hill also forges partnerships with community based groups that serve students during out of school time. These partnerships aim to close early literacy gaps through the HillRAP intervention and targeted coaching and supports.

About The Hill Center and HillRAP. The Hill Center is an educational non-profit that serves K-12 students who are struggling academically – especially those with learning differences - through our School Year, Summer, Tutoring, and Teacher Training programs. HillRAP is a combined curriculum and instructional approach to improving reading for struggling students in grades K through 8. HillRAP is an individualized intervention program delivered on a 4:1 basis by teachers who are extensively trained in multi-sensory structured language professional development and provided follow-up classroom support, mentoring, and coaching during implementation. It is implemented in a class period ranging from 45 minutes to 1 hour. This intervention is delivered in iPads and utilizes The Hill Center’s newly developed technology-enabled Hill Learning System (HLS) to facilitate a more scalable, flexible approach to better serve students, teachers, and schools.


Qualifications. 
Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in special education or elementary education, 2) certification in related field, 3) experience working in high poverty public schools, and/or 4) experience working with students with foundational literacy gaps or learning differences. 

To apply. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Magan Thigpen, mthigpen@hillcenter.org. Please include “Durham Tutor” in the subject line.


Executive Function Coaches

The Hill Center is seeking executive function coaches to provide support to 6th-12th grade students in individual or small-group study skills sessions, utilizing best practices and strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of learning differences and possess a strong foundation in EF skills and be able to work a minimum of 10 hours weekly. Most available hours will be on weekdays after school but additional hours may be available during school days and on weekends. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in special education, 2) certification in special education, 3) certification in related field, and/or 4) experience working with students learning differences. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to educator@hillcenter.org to the attention of Sara Miller, Associate Director of Student Programs.

 

Literacy and Math Tutors

Hill Tutoring hires new tutors throughout the year as needs arise. Our tutoring program provides remedial support to K-12 students in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Hill tutors are trained in our methodology and use it, as applicable, along with best practices to provide tutoring support in individual or group sessions. Tutors work in a part-time capacity and are able to work year-round. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of learning differences and possess a strong foundation in the preferred tutoring area. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in special education, 2) certification in special education, 3) certification in related field, and/or 4) experience working with students learning differences. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to educator@hillcenter.org to the attention of Sara Miller, Associate Director of Student Programs. 

 

The Hill Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

 

 Please also visit our friends at Durham Academy for a list of their current employment opportunities.

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