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Teaching & Administrative Faculty Positions

If you are interested in any of the open faculty positions, please email your resume along with a cover letter and two letters of reference (as a single PDF) to Applicants will be reviewed by:

Mr. Patrick J. Farrell Dean of Faculty on the Edward E. Elson Foundation
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-4161

Successful candidates for certain positions assume teaching, residential, and athletic responsibilities. FULL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. EOE. Master's degree and minimum of three years teaching experience preferred for all faculty teaching positions. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community.

If you are interested in any of the open administrator positions, please email the requested materials to


Adjunct Instructor in Chinese

Phillips Academy seeks applications from individuals interested in an adjunct instructor position in the Chinese Department for the winter and spring terms of the 2015-16 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching native speakers. Specific responsibilities may vary, but most likely will involve teaching one or two sections per trimester. A master’s degree plus a minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please email a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference (preferably in single pdf) to Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, at

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

Assistant Director/Manager of Programs

Phillips Academy Andover seeks an experienced, dynamic and creative individual to fill an eleven month administrative position of Assistant Director/Manager of Programs. Collaborating with members of the IRT staff, especially the Executive Director, the ADMP will work with the consortium graduate program deans and admissions officers to coordinate the graduate school application process, support the Manager of Recruitment and Admissions to execute strategic recruitment and retention plans, and organize and participate in advisory board meetings.  The ADMP’s functions will be largely internally-focused, acting as the primary internal supervisory for staff and supporting all staff in the successful completion of their shared and leadership responsibilities.  Answering to the Executive Director, the ADMP will coordinate implementing and managing processes that relate to the educational and training offerings of the IRT, including but not limited to the Summer Workshop, Teaching Fellows Partnership with Phillips Academy, and the Phillips Academy Intern Program. Other key responsibilities will include recruitment, extensive student advising on graduate school applications as well as program degree and field selection, convene and lead staff meetings, retreats and trainings, and work with the Executive Director to create and implement strategically meaningful and innovative educational programs and activities that advance the IRT mission.


  • A critical knowledge of MA/PhD research and practical programs in the Arts and Sciences fields supported by the IRT
  • An academic background in the social sciences or humanities
  • An advanced degree in the social sciences, humanities, or education, preferably a PhD in his/her area of study
  • A record of successfully working with diverse and underrepresented students
  • Experience successfully writing and managing grants
  • Mastery of software and technology used in the daily processes and functioning of the office (including but not limited to Canvas, Google, Outlook, Word, Excel, ChromeRiver)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multitask
  • Superior teamwork ethic  and willingness to collaborate
  • An entrepreneurial spirit: the willingness to self-direct in the area of leadership responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel

This position is 11 months per year beginning on September 1 and ending on July 31.  Full background check required.  Please send a cover letter and resume to

Office of Academy Resources

Director of Alumni Engagement

The Director of Alumni Engagement serves as the senior leader for Andover’s alumni engagement efforts. Reporting to the Secretary of the Academy, the Director will oversee activities focused on reunions and other class- and cohort-based programming; regional initiatives in the U.S. and internationally; and affinity-based engagement. In addition, the Director oversees event management execution for the Office of Academy Resources, with clients ranging from development and alumni engagement to campus partners.

The Director serves as Executive Secretary of the Alumni Council and provides staffing support to its President, working closely with the Executive Committee. The Director will lead a team of eight individuals and provide strategic direction to all aspects of Andover’s alumni engagement initiatives and, in partnership with senior leaders within the Office of Academy Resources, help set the Advancement agenda for Andover.

Major Functions and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will bring experience and passion in the following areas:

  • Defining strategy and overseeing execution for a sophisticated, broad-based, and inclusive alumni engagement effort across multiple and overlapping constituencies;
  • Understanding of best practices in alumni relations, including class-based, geographically-defined, and affinity/cohort-focused initiatives;
  • A strong background in working with high-level volunteers, preferably in an educational setting—direct experience with alumni is a plus;
  • An understanding of the role that data and analytics can play in formulating engagement strategies and tactical plans;
  • Demonstrated program management expertise, including event management and effective budget controls; and
  • A drive to develop staff to the greatest heights of achievement and professional success.

Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience that points to success in alumni engagement; deep understanding of strategies to best engage alumni constituencies, and sensitivity to the role that faculty, volunteers, and staff play in a dynamic and successful advancement enterprise are required.

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to take initiative and collaborate with others and an understanding of private education is required. A passion for the Andover mission and meeting the needs of alumni of Phillips and Abbot Academies is critical. Proficiency with common business productivity tools is required.

7-10 years progressively senior experience in alumni relations or a related field (such as marketing or customer relations) is required. A track record of success in working with high-level volunteers is strongly preferred. Must demonstrate experience or aptitude to succeed through team leadership and personal action, collaborating with colleagues within the Office of Academy Resources and across the Academy. Ability and willingness to travel, including overnight travel, is required, both locally off-campus as well as out of state. Night and weekend work is required for events, committee meetings, and other occasions, both on campus and off, including out of state.

Compensation and Benefits:

The appointment is a full-time, year round, administrative position and the compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment and the national independent school and college markets.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Major Gifts Officer

Phillips Academy seeks candidates for the role of Major Gifts Officer.  The MGO will manage a portfolio of alumni and parent leadership gift prospects ($100,000+). Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, and working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues in the Office of Academy Resources, faculty, senior leadership of the Academy and volunteers, the MGO will secure resources essential to maintaining Andover’s place at the forefront of private secondary education.

Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience in development or academic advancement fields required. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts is highly desired. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing and oral communication skills. Knowledge of fundraising databases and Microsoft Office. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to being a member of the OAR team.

A full background check is required. Please submit cover letter and résumé to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Samuel Phillips Jr., the Academy’s founder, provided gunpowder from his Andover factory for Revolutionary War troops.

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