Careers at Hockaday

Why Work at Hockaday?

Our salaries and benefits are competitive; class sizes are small; the campus comprises 88-acres of state-of-the art facilities in which we ignite learning, challenge athletes, develop writers, scientists, artists, dancers, musicians,  and actors; and awaken the minds of tomorrow's innovators. 

Hockaday's 330 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged, dedicated, and student-centered. Our employees enjoy rewarding work and meaningful challenges in a deeply supportive work environment. More than 28% of our faculty have worked at Hockaday for over 15 years.

Stephanie Hazlewood Dees ’94, Kindergarten teacher

“Working at Hockaday is a teacher’s dream. You are surrounded by hard-working students, caring parents, and colleagues who are like family."


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  • Healthcare

    Hockaday participates with the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest Group Benefits Trust for our medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits. Being part of the Trust gives Hockaday and other Trust schools the rate stability necessary to remain competitive with our benefits. We have FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and HSA plans available through the Trust. The school also makes annual HSA contributions for those participating in the plan.
  • Wellness

    Dedicated to the health and wellness of its Faculty and Staff, Hockaday strives to create a community-wide wellness culture that promotes physical and mental health and well-being. Annually, biometric screening and flu shots are offered to faculty and staff. In addition, employees have full access to our on-campus wellness and fitness center.
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Hockaday is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is an integral part of our community.

    Training and professional development is offered throughout the school year for faculty and staff to develop the knowledge, skills, and ability to become more culturally competent leaders, educators, and members of the school community
  • Retirement

    Hockaday offers a retirement plan that includes a generous 7% match for eligible employees. The Hockaday percentage match increases based on years of service for eligible employees.
  • Professional Development Opportunities

    During an average year, Hockaday faculty are awarded nearly 50 study grants and attend approximately 120 conferences and workshops. Hockaday believes in learning as a life-long pursuit.
    Conferences and Workshops
    Professional conferences and workshops occur throughout the year, including summer, and typically address specific disciplines or grade levels. These conferences and workshops may be online, local, or involve travel.
    Study Grants
    Study grants fall into three categories: 1) Academic - to help faculty in their efforts to obtain advanced degrees; 2) Curriculum Development; and 3) Professional Growth (i.e., a language immersion experience).
    Prentiss Grants
    Generous funds are made available through an endowment established by the Prentiss family. This grant, which rotates amongst the three divisions, offers teachers the opportunity to pursue summer travel experiences and education.
    Although most professional development work is discipline or grade-level specific, faculty are also encouraged to seek support for broader professional development opportunities that address school-wide priorities, such as
    • Building a welcoming, inclusive school community for our diverse population
    • Supporting curriculum and teaching strategies that are well-designed, innovative, and forward-focused
    • Continuing to integrate technology as a tool in education
  • Holidays and Paid Time-Off

    Generous holiday and time off benefits for full-time employees.
  • Complimentary Lunch

    Complimentary lunch is provided daily during the school year. Our food service is committed to providing delicious and healthy food that includes hot entrees and soups daily, as well as a wide variety of cold options such as salads and sandwiches.
  • Tuition Remission

    Full-time employees whose children are accepted through the school’s normal Admission process will be eligible for 50% tuition remission. Employees are also eligible to apply for financial aid. Happy Haps and Daisy Den, Hockaday’s supervised after-care programs, are discounted for benefit-eligible employees.
  • Ann Graves Child Development Center

    Space-permitting, Hockaday’s faculty and staff can take advantage of our on-site Ann Graves Child Development Center (CDC) for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The below market rate cost of the CDC  supports Hockaday's teachers and staff who would otherwise have to find alternative childcare. 
  • Campus and Facilities

    The 88-acre Hockaday campus, nestled in the heart of Dallas, provides tranquility within a vigorous academic environment. The campus buildings are infused with natural light and views of the beautiful trees, lawns, and courtyards to meld nature with outstanding educational facilities.

    Click Here to view highlights of our academic, athletic, fine arts, and campus life spaces.

How to Apply

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  • Posted Positions and Employment Inquiries

    Posted Positions:
    • Candidates interested in applying for a current open position should complete the appropriate online Employment Application.
    General Employment Inquiries:
    • For general inquiries regarding employment at Hockaday, please submit a cover letter and resume to recruitment@hockaday.org.
    • You will be contacted if there is a position available that is a good fit for your experience.
    • Please check back often for newly added positions.
    The Hockaday School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy not to discriminate, and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable protected classification.  
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.