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:

Durham Partnerships Tutor
Substitute Teacher



Durham Partnerships Tutor

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.


Experience and Skills


    • 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 launchedthe 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 HillRAP. 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.



Substitute Teacher

The Hill Center is accepting applications for substitute teachers. Duties include implementing sub plans designed by the classroom teacher; maintaining attendance/tardy records; attending an orientation training; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Experience working with students with learning differences is required. 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 Dr. Bryan Brander, Head of School.




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.
Our friends at Hill Springs in Colorado are hiring a new Director. Click HERE for more information.

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