Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at St. Margaret's School. We value our faculty and staff as one of the school's great assets because we all play an important part in providing a supportive environment where girls feel motivated and capable of stepping up to be their best.

Boarding school life is active, and we are committed to helping girls thrive academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, St. Margaret's provides a full compensation benefits package, and we support continuing education through professional development.

Our beautiful, historic campus in Tappahannock, VA is on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Essex County, approximately one hour northeast of Richmond, two hours south of the Washington, DC metro area, and approximately two hours from the Virginia Beach area.

St. Margaret's School is currently filling the following positions:

Director of College Counseling, full-time, 11-month position beginning June or July 2019

St. Margaret’s School seeks a Director of College Counseling to educate and guide students and their families through all aspects of the college search and admission process. This is a full-time, 11-month position with benefits, beginning June or July 2019.

St. Margaret’s enrolls 120 girls in grades 8–12, and a postgraduate year. The student body is 30% international, representing 14 countries, including the United States. Students come with diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and are supported by a close, welcoming community, including an International Program offering extensive ESL instruction.

The Director of College Counseling reports to the Dean of Faculty and runs a one-person program that advises 30 seniors and 30 juniors each year, serves as the test center coordinator for SAT and AP, and oversees seniors’ Independent Study Projects.

This is an opportunity to build on a strong established program with good support from the school community and reasonable college admission expectations. St. Margaret’s seniors apply to and matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities throughout Virginia, the South and Middle Atlantic, and beyond. Qualifications of the ideal candidate include:

  • A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor
  • Knowledge of a broad range of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures, as well as the desire to maintain a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education
  • Experience with or interest in innovative practices in college counseling with desire to establish a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, program planning, technology, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
  • Eagerness to be involved in the life of the school community
  • An appreciation and understanding of the mission of a girls’ independent college preparatory boarding and day school with an incredibly diverse population, and the ability to respond effectively to the needs of this student population

Bachelor’s degree and several years of college admissions and/or college counseling experience required. Boarding school experience and an advanced degree preferred, ideally in education or counseling. Participation in school events is expected and light weekend duty is occasionally required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Mr. Bruce Hunter, Interim College Counselor, St. Margaret’s School, P.O. Box 158, Tappahannock, VA 22560, 804. 443.3357 ext. 3022. Or email bhunter@sms.org

Maintenance Worker

St. Margaret's School is seeking a full-time maintenance worker. The position is hourly, M-F with occasional weekends. St. Margaret's School offers a competitive benefits package. Requirements include experience operating outdoor power equipment, ability to lift and move heavy objects, experience using ladders and scaffolding properly, must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, must be able to pass a criminal background check, electrical, mechanical, and general repair and painting experience a plus.

To apply for this position, please complete an application and email it to jtownsen@sms.org or call 804-443-3357 Ext.3031 first to drop an application at the school.


St. Margaret's School is seeking a part time seasonal maintenance worker/ groundskeeper for our Athletics Complex. Duties include, but are not limited to mowing, trimming, pruning, lining sports fields and prepping fields for play, maintaining infields and cross country track, monitoring irrigation, maintaining equipment, and routine cleaning of the team building. To apply for this position, please complete an application and email it to jtownsen@sms.org or call 804-443-3357 Ext.3031 first to drop an application at the school.

Make A Difference ... Be A Scottie Coach!

St. Margaret’s Athletics Department needs coaches who want to make a difference in a young woman’s life. We coach and support student-athletes to be part of a team, push to be their best, and belong to something bigger than themselves. Contact Director of Athletics, Cynthia Walker at cwalker@sms.org for more information.

St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices.