Careers

Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy is the oldest coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains. The school is dedicated to a challenging liberal arts curriculum, a belief in rigorous academic standards, the development of high moral character, and a true spirit of community. Elgin Academy currently serves approximately 370 students from Preschool through Grade 12, with 140 students in the Upper School. The campus is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago.

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy Employment Application


Teaching Fellows Program: Upper School (9-12) Social Studies

Taking learning personally defines every aspect of Elgin Academy’s close-knit community. In our intentionally small-scaled environment, our students actively engage in academics, arts, and athletics while building trusting relationships with their teachers coaches, and administrators. These interactions, in turn, create empowered learners who are willing to take risks that enable them to grow in self-confidence. Our students work collaboratively, but are also capable of studying independently, responsibly, and with self-direction.

Our Teaching Fellows Program is designed for teachers at the beginning of their careers who will thrive in a school environment that offers valuable mentor support. For the 2017-2018 school year, we are seeking candidates who are able to teach Upper School Social Studies, with an emphasis in World History and possibly Economics. The ideal candidate will be energetic as they build meaningful relationships with students and colleagues. The candidate will also coach during at least one athletic season, be involved in the life of the school, and grow professionally within our school community. Fellows will live in school housing. A bachelor’s degree in history or a humanities-related field is required.

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically.

Doug Sept - Upper School Director
Elgin Academy, 350 Park St. Elgin, IL 60120
dsept@elginacademy.org


Assistant Athletic Director

Taking learning personally defines every aspect of Elgin Academy’s close-knit community. In our intentionally small-scaled environment, our students actively engage in academics, arts, and athletics while building trusting relationships with their teachers coaches, and administrators. These interactions, in turn, create empowered learners who are willing to take risks that enable them to grow in self-confidence. Our students work collaboratively, but are also capable of studying independently, responsibly, and with self-direction.

For the 2017-2018 school year, we are seeking candidates for our Assistant Athletic Director position. The Assistant Athletic Director supports the vision of the Athletic Director to ensure congruence between the athletic program and the overall school mission. This person will report directly to the Athletic Director and perform tasks including but not limited to scheduling contests, preparing our athletic facilities for events, and arranging for game officials and team transportation.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, a strong communicator, and have a strength for attention to details. They should also plan to coach for at least one sports season (Fall or Spring preferable). They will be involved in the life of the school and grow professionally within our school community. A bachelor’s degree in physical education/sports management or a related field is required.

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically.

Rick Williams - Athletic Director
Elgin Academy, 350 Park St. Elgin, IL 60120
rwilliams@elginacademy.org


Coaching Positions

The Athletic Department has the following positions available:

  • Varsity Baseball Assistant Head Coach (Spring 2017)
  • Middle School Volleyball Assistant Coach (Fall 2017)

For More information please contact Rick Williams, Upper School Athletic Director, at rwilliams@elginacademy.org


Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Dawn Schmidt at dschmidt@elginacademy.org.

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