Employment

Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in our Family Center and preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

We are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and are committed to 21st century teaching and learning. The Highlands Faculty is collaborative and innovative, and we seek candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students. We are a vibrant professional learning community for children, parents, and teachers. Teachers receive regular support from colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Additional Salary Information: Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should submit electronically a pre-employment application, a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, and a resume humanresources@highlandsschool.org

Employment Opportunities

Facilities Worker
The facilities worker is part of a team responsible for the daily maintenance, service and upkeep of the Highlands facilities. This important function helps to create a clean, comfortable and safe learning/working environment for the entire community.

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Sets up, maintains and serves daily lunches for children and staff
  • Maintains clean, orderly and safe food service facilities
  • Provides daily cleaning services around the campus
  • Provides on-call cleaning services
Qualifications:
  • Prior commercial janitorial and/or food service experience
  • Personal warmth and friendliness
  • Must maintain safe food handlers certification
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Satisfactorily complete background check  
Interested candidates should submit complete our online application and forward it to lbender@highlandsschool.org https://highlandsschool.myschoolapp.com/ftpimages/647/download/download_1606702.pdf

Substitute Teachers
Highlands School and the Highlands School Family Center are seeking qualified substitute teachers.
 
Extended Day Program (EDP) Counselor
Highlands School is accepting applications for counselor in our Extended Day Program. EDP Counselors are responsible for direct supervision of our students after school. This includes homework help, outside play time as well as arts and crafts and special projects. EDP counselors are paid hourly. Hours are 2:45pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Education majors highly preferred and experience with children required. Summer hours vary. Call Gabe McCool for more details (205)-956-9731 ext. 105

Interested candidates should submit complete our online application and forward it to gmccool@highlandsschool.org https://highlandsschool.myschoolapp.com/ftpimages/647/download/download_1606702.pdf

Application Procedures:
Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities.  Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, a resume and three professional references to humanresources@highlandsschool.org.  Please also complete the Application for Employment found on this page.

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Highlands School does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other protected class pursuant to applicable local, state or federal laws.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.