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
Head of Middle School
St. Francis Episcopal School has partnered with Southern Teachers to help find its next Head of Middle School. St. Francis offers rigorous academics, thoughtful religious instruction, a variety of superb fine arts programs, advanced technological instruction, competitive athletics, outdoor education, and compassionate service programs. St. Francis fosters a culture in which young people of all ages develop the lifelong character traits that are essential to a strong community, such as integrity, honesty, kindness, and respect for others. The school’s cornerstones are faith, dignity, courage, and scholarship.
Two campuses in Houston’s Memorial area house students in pre-primary through grade nine, with an additional grade opening each fall. By 2021, St. Francis will serve students through grade twelve. Wooded grounds feature meticulously groomed playing fields, a state-of-the-art fine arts center that seats 600, new athletics and fitness centers, a certified Nature Explore outdoor classroom, a gymnasium and covered outdoor activities center, and two libraries totaling more than 7,000 square feet.
The next Head of Middle School will be a dynamic educator with demonstrated skills leading a student-centered, project-based learning environment that aligns curriculum across grades and divisions. He or she will be charged with the comprehensive responsibility of all non-curricular, religious, and life skills activities involving students and faculty of the Middle School.
The Head of Middle School also oversees the recruitment, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all Middle School instructional and support faculty. Collaboration and the ability to relate effectively with Trustees, other administrators, teachers, operations staff, parents, and students is essential.
Please complete the online Application to become a Southern Teachers Candidate and submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position. Contact Jamie Estes at Estes@SouthernTeachers.com with questions.
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.
St. Francis is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 School Year
Primary School Classroom Teacher
A Primary School Classroom Teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate Reggio Emilia inspired environment focusing on research-based, best practices that follow a differentiated, balanced approach and curriculum. The primary school teacher will demonstrate an understanding of the developmental stages and needs of young children and support them in a gentle and nurturing manner. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the primary school teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
Lower School Classroom Teacher
A Lower School Classroom Teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced approach and curriculum. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the lower school teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
Middle School Classroom Teacher
A Middle School Teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced approach and curriculum. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the middle school teacher will recognize and coach the social emotional needs of each student.
Instructional Specialist for Middle & Upper Schools
The Instructional Specialist reports directly to the Head of Middle School. The Instructional Specialist supports students by providing intervention and remediation and supports teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom.
Upper School Humanities & History Department Chair
The Humanities and History Department Chair reports to the Head of Upper School. The Humanities and History Department Chair teaches Upper School humanities courses and works closely with other faculty members to create interdisciplinary units and courses. He/she creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program that reflects best practice through inquiry and research-based instruction. The Humanities and History Department Chair will work with administrators to develop the four-year sequence of courses for the Humanities/History Departments.
Upper School Math Teacher
The Upper School Math Teacher reports to the Head of Upper School and will facilitate the mathematical growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment, following and fine-tuning an integrated and relevant curriculum, which develops students’ curiosity and encourages higher-level thinking. A focus on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems are major responsibilities. The teacher will employ professional judgment to utilize appropriate methods, including direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. The math teacher is an essential member of the growing Upper School team, pitching in with both ideas and execution. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the Upper School math teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student
Upper School Religion Department Chair
The Upper School Religion Department Chair will report to the Head of Upper School and will model and articulate the school's commitment to spiritual formation of all its students and concern for the spiritual needs of faculty, staff and parents. To this end, the Upper Religion Department Chair will coordinate the writing of the religion curriculum. He/she will foster and nurture the teachings and values of the Christian faith within the Anglican tradition while at the same time recognizing the diversity of belief and practice within the school community.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
The Upper School Spanish Teacher will prioritize a communicative approach to language learning wherein students and teachers work together to reach a common goal of “knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom” (World-Readiness Standards). She/He will share the belief that language and communication are at the heart of the human experience and will collaborate with colleagues to design instructional programming that thoughtfully incorporates the 5 Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities).
The Upper School Spanish Teacher will create opportunities for students to use real-world tasks and authentic materials within a cultural framework to achieve ever-increasing ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) proficiency levels in presentational, interpersonal and interpretive functions of reading, writing, listening and speaking. She/ He will facilitate the development and strengthening of essential skills in language learning: listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking, and grammatical concepts and vocabulary building. The ideal candidate will recognize the importance of students’ familiarization with worldwide Spanish-speaking cultures through history, geography, music, art and literature.
Upper School Visual Arts Teacher, Part-Time
The Arts program at St. Francis Episcopal School meets the needs of both the dedicated student artist and the newcomer by exploring the possibilities, collaboration, and connectivity of the arts with a focus on how the arts are relevant to their world. By starting with foundational training in each discipline, the interdisciplinary and collaborative approach explores the varied modes of expression presented through the historical, the scientific, the mathematic, and the digital interconnectivity seeking to create articulate, imaginative, and informed storytellers. The faculty teaching artists are committed to starting to build the students’ critical appreciation of art in the first years and then allowing them to learn by doing, and finally work alongside the upper-class students on projects of their choosing from idea to inception. Throughout the four years at St. Francis, the student will be given agency to make artistic choices for themselves within an appropriately competitive, but inviting and inclusive environment that encourages all students to embrace their imaginative gifts and creative spirit.
When seeking to add teaching artists to our developing Upper School, we look for a collaborative colleague who aims to contribute to the ongoing creative and intellectual development of our existing Visual Arts Department and join the new Upper School fine arts team. Applicants should demonstrate collaborative, innovative pedagogical skills, and the expertise and enthusiasm to teach students with all levels of experience. The ideal candidate should welcome the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of school life. We are looking for an upbeat, flexible, adaptive, inspirational, creative partner who approaches new experiences with a sense of humor and a joy for their craft. In addition to teaching courses in their area/discipline, the instructor would be responsible for the showcasing of student works, various visual collaborations with the performing art department, themed events, collaboration on a possible annual art car entry, assistance with the mural wall on the South Campus, various projects in our Immersions and Explorations program, open houses, and development events. We are looking for a candidate who has experience and expertise in the creation and implementation of a brand-new visual arts program. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who possess skills in 2-dimensional art, film, and/or photography. This position would be included in the recruitment of additional high caliber teaching artists and provide leadership, support, information, and motivation to those who join our creative team while ensuring the ethical and inclusive treatment of anyone who works at or comes into contact with the arts department at St. Francis Episcopal School.
Middle School Coaching Positions
St. Francis Episcopal School invites qualified applicants to apply for the below Spring coaching positions. Both 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. Qualified candidates will 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.
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.