Jobs at St. Francis
Working at St. Francis is enriched by the school’s unique, community-centric environment; plenty of creativity-inspiring challenges; and ample tangible and intangible rewards. When we are seeking to fill a faculty or staff position, we look at the qualifications and education of the applicant to determine suitability. Preference is given to candidates with advanced degrees, exceptional teaching experience, and a love for fun!
St. Francis Episcopal School has designed a program of benefits to help provide for the well-being of employees and their families. These include health, dental, vision, and disability insurance; competitive compensation and retirement benefits; generous time off; and myriad professional development opportunities.
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- Administrative Openings
- Division Faculty
- Athletics and Physical Education
- Explore and Extend After-School Care
- Substitute Teaching Staff
Director of Annual and Alumni Giving
The Director of Annual and Alumni Giving reports directly to the Head of Development. The Director of Annual Gifts’ primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive, compelling and integrated annual gift plan that builds the school’s base of annual donors; includes fundraising for unrestricted gifts; and introduces and engages new families to the school’s cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship goals.
Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management
St. Francis Episcopal School is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management.
Overview of the Opportunity
St. Francis Episcopal School, located in Houston, TX, is seeking a Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management to lead a relationship-based and data-driven admissions program. The Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management will manage operations for the school’s PK-12 admissions program, with a focus on Upper School. The Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management will supervise the school’s admissions team, and in conjunction with senior leadership, will set strategy and priorities for all aspects of recruitment from the point of inquiry to enrolling. The ideal candidate will have a customer-service orientation, a commitment to the school’s Episcopal Mission, and strong interpersonal skills.
St. Francis Episcopal enjoys robust enrollment in its PK-8 grades and is viewed as one of, if not the preeminent PK-8 Episcopal schools in the competitive Houston Market. In 2018, after five years of preparation, the school launched its high school program with a small but dedicated class of 25 students. The next Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management will serve a pivotal role in communicating the vision and strategy for attracting mission appropriate students to the new upper school with a significant focus on retention between grades 8-9 and identifying new markets beyond the traditional ones that have served St. Francis so well in the past.
The Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management reports directly to the Head of School, serves on the senior leadership team, and serves as Chair of the financial aid committee. The Head will have significant influence in shaping the school’s approach to community outreach, recruiting and scholarship, and how best to use financial aid dollars to attract the best and brightest from the Houston area and beyond.
Personal Characteristics and Competencies
To be successful in this role, the new Head should demonstrate:
- a professional and personal demeanor that is open, trusting, consistent, and clear;
- a commitment to the Christian mission of SFES;
- a leadership style that is approachable, accessible, relational, empathetic, and inclusive;
- actions that are based on sound judgment with an emphasis on clearly defined accountability;
- a sense of optimism and a good sense of humor;
- a commitment to partnership and collaboration with internal and external constituencies; a generous collegiality and the ability to connect with people at all levels.
- 3-5 years of admissions experience in independent or higher education.
- Master's Degree in Education Administration or appropriate degree/work experience.
- Ability to relate effectively with other administrators, teachers, operations staff, parents , and students.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
St. Francis Episcopal School has retained the services of Diversified Search to assist in this search. All communications will be treated confidentially. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of educational philosophy and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to SFES@divsearch.com.
Upper School Coaching Positions
Qualified candidates should possess clear and effective communication skills in both written and oral expression; and, the ability to relate effectively with parents, students, and other school constituent groups and individuals.
Candidates should be able to effectively communicate with players and parents and work well with peers. Candidates should also exhibit the ability to build and grow a program by creating exciting and positive experiences for student-athletes. Candidates should have experience in managing a sport program from middle school through upper school including staff, equipment, uniforms, schedule, team page, and more.
All coaching positions require past experience in playing and/or coaching in the sport as well as well-rounded knowledge of physical conditioning and skill development methods specific to the sport. Previous head coaching experience, high school, college or professional experience is preferred.
After-School Instructor, Part-Time
St. Francis has openings for part-time after-school instructors. Previous child-care and/or teaching experience required (minimum two years). Hours for this position are 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Dance Instructor, Part-Time
St. Francis has an opening for a part-time dance instructor. Candidates should have experience in ballet and jazz—both teaching and performance.'
St. Francis is always searching for degreed, qualified substitute teachers. All substitute applications will be reviewed by the appropriate Division Head. Should the candidate meet the teaching requirements for the position, he or she will be contacted for an interview. Substitute teachers will be required to complete a background check, Safeguarding God’s Children training classes, and receive CPR training—all of which are conditions of employment.
St. Francis is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment candidates must pass background screening and pre-employment drug testing.
St. Francis is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant for employment with St. Francis shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, disability or age.