Military School Job Openings

Location: Camp Hill, AL
April 24, 2024
Starting: ASAP

174 Ward Circle / P.O. Drawer 550

Camp Hill, Alabama 36850

Job description

Commandant of Cadets – 20 yrs of military leadership in the United States Military is desired for this position.

Academy Mission Statement

Southern Preparatory Academy is a private military boarding academy providing the best in academics, leadership and athletics. The school is structured on a foundation of moral and ethical values that develops young men of integrity, competence and excellence who are prepared for the work of life. The Academy’s picturesque campus is located a short distance from Auburn, Opelika, and Lake Martin.

Job Description: The primary duty of the Commandant is to ensure the safety of all Cadets under their charge and that Cadet Regulations/ school policies are adhered to. The Commandant will oversee a staff of 15 personnel that mentor and guide Cadets as they develop into young men of good character. The commandant shall exercise a general superintendence over all the affairs of the cadets of the academy to include discipline, dorm supervision, activities, promotions, demotions, military and leadership training, hire of TACs, supervision of TACs, weekend activities, campus security, and health and welfare of all cadets. The commandant has the authority to recommend dismissals subject to the approval of the president. The Commandant will lead by example as the military department train Cadets on daily tasks that are to be accomplished as part of the academy curriculum. This includes instruction, inspection and on- the-spot corrections for such actions as cadet appearance, room/barracks cleanliness, and drill.

Job Skill Requirements: 4yr college degree, Veteran with Honorable Discharge, previous larger organization leadership experience, Great verbal and written communication skills, experience working with children, experience being part of team in a fast-paced environment, must pass a drug screening test and background investigation.

Desired Job Skills: Field Grade officer with Combat Arms experience, graduate of military school or college, affiliation with nationally accredited youth organization ex: Boy Scouts of America.

Compensation and Benefits:

$65-75k salary range, 3-bedroom house with utilities paid, medical insurance shared cost, retirement 401k matching, and meals. Free tuition at Southern Prep for male children age 10-18yrs old. Southern Prep is a drug & tobacco free campus with a policy of unannounced random drug testing for all employees.

About the Academy

Southern Preparatory Academy is a non denominational military school grades 6th-12th, unique among the more than 31,000 secondary schools in the United States in that there are only 13 boys boarding military schools. The academy was established in 1898 by a New York Minister in order to bring an education to rural Alabamans who did not have the benefit of public education. Over the years the academy has evolved into a Military Academy still adhering to the174 Ward Circle / P.O. Drawer 550 Camp Hill, Alabama 36850 founder’s educational philosophy of Judeo-Christian ideas and self reliance. This year we have cadets from thirteen different states and international cadets from Guatemala and Costa Rica. The structure of our military academy enhances cadets to do their best work. Our teaching faculty which average 12 years here at Southern Prep are supported by the athletic coaches, military department and enforced study hours to encourage academic achievement. Classes are small and our professional teaching staff establishes a close relationship to encourage achievement. Our Dean is focused on preparing young men for college. In the past four years graduates have received academic, athletic and ROTC scholarships to a variety of colleges and universities including Auburn University, University of Alabama, University of Louisville, Birmingham Southern College, The Citadel, Berea College, Graceland College (Iowa), Huntington College, Marion Military Institute, Georgia Military College and University of North Georgia. Southern Prep also offers a unique opportunity for cadets to develop leadership skills in a whole-person learning environment. Under the supervision of retired military personnel, cadets learn respect for authority, while being held accountable for their actions and the actions of cadets under their command. Our graduates leave Southern Prep with good leadership skills and experiences that are readily applicable in any field of employment. We aim to graduate caring, driven, motivated servant leaders who contribute to the well-being of individuals and their community.

Please visit our website for more information about the academy.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off


8 hour shift

On call

Weekends as needed


Military leadership in combat arms: 10 years (Required)

Work Location: In person