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Why Harker?

Harker is in the human potential business. Our mission is to bring out the best in our wonderful students in the academic, extracurricular and personal domains. Our teachers' deep knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, their subject matter inspires our students to discover their passions, both in and outside of the classroom. Our teachers love their jobs! Harker is a vibrant place where hundreds of student activities and events, social gatherings and renowned guest speakers foster a global perspective and form strong community bonds. It is where friends for life are made. We would love for you to join us!



Harker is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school located in Silicon Valley that educates more than 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Since its founding in 1893, Harker has stood for excellence in the academic, extracurricular and personal domains. We have four beautiful, expansive campuses where our students enjoy outstanding facilities, leading-edge technology and space for them to learn, play and grow. We encourage you to get to know Harker; explore our website to learn more!

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Harker is not just an amazing place to be a student. Our employees benefit from the inspiring and exciting academic environment and the strong, family-like community that is forged between faculty, staff and students. We take sustainability seriously, with employee carpool vouchers, a green committee and dedication to recycling and other resource-saving measures. We also like to live well; our human resources department manages a robust employee wellness program, and our kitchens prepare incredible food! All Harker employees are supported in their quest for learning and growth in their fields, including professional development opportunities and teacher grants. Harker faculty and staff often cite our competitive benefits package, creative freedom, social awareness, great students and supportive environment as their top reasons for coming to and remaining at Harker!

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Faculty Positions

Teaching at Harker is deeply fulfilling. The support teachers receive from administration is clear in every aspect of life at the school: small class sizes, creative freedom to develop new courses, opportunities to coach sports, advise clubs and join committees, professional development and special grant opportunities to explore unique research opportunities. Our students are kind, smart and eager to learn. Teachers are highly qualified, internationally literate, diverse and dedicated; new teachers are assigned faculty mentors to guide them through the first years. As a Harker teacher, you’ll be continually inspired by your colleagues, your enrichment opportunities both on campus and off, and, above all, by your students.

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Staff Positions

Harker relies on its dedicated staff in multiple departments. As a member of the Harker staff you can take pride in supporting a mission to make the world a better place through the achievements of the wonderful students we serve. All staff are given opportunities to grow within their fields and are offered full support by the school so they can do what they do best: keep Harker running! Learn more about our various jobs below.

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