Our Team is Growing!

Southern Teachers is the premier agency for private schools in the South. And we need your help to complete our important mission!

Since 1902, Southern Teachers has helped thousands of teachers, coaches, and administrators find jobs at hundreds of private/independent schools around the South. Owned and operated by two families over five generations, Southern Teachers has proudly served schools and educators for well over a century.  Though we've made many changes in the agency's operations, we have deliberately and diligently preserved the level of personal service that has been the defining characteristic of Southern Teachers over the years.

Much like the schools we work with, we are a close-knit community with great camaraderie. From our daily “Tea Time” to the annual Christmas party, and all of the moments in between, we join together to celebrate our successes and discuss our challenges. As part of a small business with 17 full-time employees (and another dozen part-time), each person is able to master new skills and make significant contributions to the success of Southern Teachers every day.  Staff Directory

Just one of the many benefits of working for Southern Teachers is the location. Our historic office building in Charlottesville, Virginia, is located across the street from the University of Virginia--we're a 5-minute walk to the Rotunda and the Grounds of this World Heritage Site. “The Corner” is jam-packed with delicious restaurants and shops that are hard to resist and is abuzz with the vitality and excitement that comes with life in a college town.

We need brains, energy, conscientiousness, and integrity.  And conviction that all students deserve the best possible teachers.  If you can see yourself sharing our passion, please continue reading!

Current Openings

Placement Counselors

We will be hiring several placement counselors in 2022, with work to commence in the summer of 2022.

Placement counselors interview candidates, check references, help candidates prepare/assemble compelling files, and maintain supportive relationships with their assigned candidates for the duration of the candidate’s search.  We prize the ability to assess a candidate’s potential to teach effectively and to grasp the candidate’s personal needs, expectations, and priorities so that we may guide the candidate toward the right jobs.

The placement counselor works hand-in-hand with the director of teacher placement to refer candidates for positions.  This is a desk job that requires close attention to detail, but also a genuine interest in each individual candidate’s potential to make a difference in the lives of students.

This work may only be performed at our office in Charlottesville; remote work is not an option.

A position profile will be forthcoming soon.

To apply, send PDF versions of your resume and a cover letter as two separate documents to Goodman@SouthernTeachers.com.  Please write "Placement Counselor" in the subject line of your email.

Latest News

  • Job Fairs in 2022

    Southern Teachers will hold an Atlanta Job Fair on

    Friday, March 25

    All active Southern Teachers candidates are eligible and encouraged to participate!

    Registration is now open!  Log into your STAR Account to register.

    Proof of full vaccination will be required for participation.


  • 2022 Student Art Contest is Now Open!

    Our 13th Annual Student Art Contest is open for submissions!  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.  


  • Why an Elephant?

    This majestic creature symbolizes many different things in cultures around the world, but we selected it as our icon because the elephant and the agency have key traits in common.