Employment

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Church and School has more than 100 employees. We are proud to offer an exceptional benefits package including health, vision, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan, tuition remission, and professional development.  

Employment Opportunities

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  • Parish Administrative Assistant 

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish is seeking an experienced, proactive Part-Time Administrative Assistant (AA) to support our ministry by managing daily operations and communications in close cooperation with the Priest-in-Charge, Parish Administrator, and other church staff. This position requires an exceptional degree of professionalism and the ability to work in a complex environment, where multi-tasking, sound decision-making, self-motivation, and discretion are essential. Equally, the successful candidate will need confidence and proven organizational, financial, communication, and interpersonal skills.  

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reception
    The AA is physically present at the parish reception desk to greet and direct visitors unless fulfilling other duties. If School staff are not immediately available, the AA may be called upon to answer or refer to general questions about the school. In addition, the AA answers the telephone during office hours, screening, answering questions, or forwarding calls to appropriate staff members.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    The church office currently uses the following software applications. While it is not expected that a candidate will already be familiar with all of them, the administrator will need to learn and become proficient quickly with appropriate training.
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint.
    • Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Meet
    • ServiceU facility scheduling platform
    • Zoom, YouTube, and YouTube Studio
    • Church Windows database management platform
    • Constant Contact email marketing
    • Facebook, Instagram
    • Blackbaud web-hosting platform
    • The AA should have some creativity and skill in desktop publishing and layout.
    • The AA should have some familiarity and comfort with church operations, terminology, practice, etc.
    • The AA must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and stay focused.
    • The AA is frequently the first point of contact for visitors and members of the public as well as for current members, and as such, must keep a professional and welcoming demeanor.
    Desired Education and Experience
    • Associate Degree in Business, Office Management, or Communications is desirable but not required.
    • Two years' minimum office or administrative experience.

    *Some Sundays maybe required
  • Parish Administrator

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish is seeking an experienced, proactive Parish Administrator (PA) to support our ministry by managing daily operations and finances in close cooperation with the Priest-in-Charge and other church staff. This position requires an exceptional degree of professionalism and the ability to work in a complex environment, where multi-tasking, sound decision-making, self-motivation, and discretion are essential. Equally, the successful candidate will need confidence and proven organizational, financial, communication, and interpersonal skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Parish Management:
    • The PA runs the day-to-day operations of the parish and supports the Priest-in-Charge, Associate Rector, Director of Music, and Vestry. In addition, PA is expected to be responsible for the overall calendar of the parish, keeping track of recurring events and deadlines associated with the church year, the school year, and the fiscal year, coordinating activities and making sure staff and volunteers are prepared in advance.
    • In coordination with the Director of Physical Plant, the PA coordinates the schedule and administers policy for the use of church facilities for members and outside groups, including weddings, funerals, and other events. The PA supports the Priest-in-Charge, Associate Rector, and Vestry in scheduling meetings and preparing agendas and meeting minutes.  In addition, the PA schedules and coordinates volunteer in worship ministries, including Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, and Greeters.
    • The PA supports volunteers in planning, coordinating, and executing parish fundraisers and other events. This may include work in the evenings and on weekends. The PA prepares and submits the annual Parochial Report to the Episcopal Church. The PA trains and supervises office volunteers. 
    Communication:

    • The PA creates and produces church publications, including weekly worship bulletin, announcements and email newsletter, member directory, special mailings, volunteer handbooks, and annual reports.
    • The PA is responsible for maintaining the church’s social media presence, including posting events and updates to Facebook and Instagram. The PA administers the church website, adding pages as needed and keeping content current. The PA builds and maintains relationships with the congregation and keeps them aware of events in the church's life and its members. This includes maintaining the parish database and member directory and internal lists of births, deaths, illnesses, and other pastoral needs. When necessary, the PA serves as a backup for the Administrative Assistant in greeting visitors and answering phones.
    Finance:

    • Working closely with the Parish CFO, Parish Controller, and Parish Treasurer, the PA is responsible for bookkeeping for the Church and the Parish Endowment, recording and depositing weekly collections and special gifts, process online and credit card donations, reconciling donations with pledges; prepare and send quarterly and annual statements, process payables and other bills promptly, process payroll through ADP, prepare and present monthly financial reports to the Parish Vestry, support volunteers and Priest-in-Charge in the annual Stewardship campaign.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Meet
    • The PA should have some familiarity and comfort with church operations, terminology, practice, etc.
    • The PA must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and stay focused.
    Desired Education and Experience:
    • Associate Degree in Business or Office Management
    • Certificate in Bookkeeping
    • Five years' office or administrative experience.
    *Some Sundays maybe required
  • Spanish Teacher

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is searching for a Spanish teacher responsible for creating a flexible elementary classroom that promotes learning and personal growth. They work to establish effective rapport with students and good relationships with parents and other staff members. The Spanish teacher motivates students to develop the necessary skills for language acquisition and provides rich instructional experiences as a foundation for introducing the Spanish language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to: 
    • Create a balanced instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth
    • Work to deepen students' understanding of the Spanish language through reading, writing, speaking, and listening
    • Support the strategic plan envisioned by the school with respect to pedagogy and curriculum
    • Establish a positive, achievement-oriented, and structured learning environment that excites and engages students
    • Create, develop, and implement integrated units based on standards and curriculum with the Spanish department
    • Design lesson plans and imparts education based on individual students’ abilities; differentiate lesson plans to the needs of all learners
    • Integrate short stories, poetry, grammar, spelling, vocabulary
    • Use a wide array of instructional strategies such as guided reading, shared reading, modeling, group discussions, literacy circles, interactive read aloud, writing workshops, and inquiry to facilitate understanding
    • Access learning aids and materials for the purpose of teaching concepts in class
    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Knowledge of differing student learning styles, cooperative learning, and differentiation
    • Strong instructional methods and classroom management skills
    • Expertise in developing and teaching Spanish
    • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
    • Ability to work cooperatively with a team of teachers
    DEGREE:
    • Bachelor of Arts in World Languages, Master's degree preferred
    • Valid Florida Certification with appropriate endorsements
  • Team Coordinator/Educational Facilitator for Student Support and Learning

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is seeking a Team Coordinator/Educational Facilitator for Student Support and Learning with a minimum of 5 - 10 years’ experience and must have experience leading a team of Educational Facilitators.   This position will assist classroom teachers and instructional facilitators with enrichment and remedial programming to meet the individual needs of the student. 

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Identify and facilitate students in need of extra academic support, enrichment, or challenge
    • Support the strategic plan envisioned by the school with respect to pedagogy and curriculum
    • Promote the development of social and emotional learning competencies of students through the Responsive Classroom Methodology
    • Under the direction of Head of the Upper and Lower Elementary Division and in conjunction with the School Counselor, review student support forms to determine appropriate action
    • Teach small group and/or one-on one lessons in targeted areas to the Tier 3 group 
    • Facilitate the grouping of students in need of extra academic support, enrichment, or challenge
    • Conduct classroom observations in classrooms and make recommendations for individual students
    • In conjunction with the Curriculum Lead, review previous and current standardized testing of all St Thomas students
    • Meet regularly with teachers to address student needs and differentiation strategies 
    • Conference with parents as needed and directed
    • Develop community outreach opportunities/contacts
    • Oversee, execute, and update student records, as well as indicate and communicate appropriate accommodations to faculty and administration
    • Supervise after school academic/homework support program for students
    The above describes the general nature and level of work. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required as they are ever changing in a dynamic work environment. 

    DEGREE
    • Masters in Early Childhood Education and/or Exceptional Education 
    • Florida teacher certification with appropriate ESE/Gifted Endorsements, required
  • Associate Teacher

    Associate Teacher
    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is searching for an Associate Teacher who will help create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. The Associate will work alongside the Lead Teacher to help deepen the students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. He/she will assist the Lead Teacher in incorporating core content areas of social studies, science, technology, and math into daily instruction. The Associate will help motivate students to develop positive attitudes towards learning and the knowledge needed to provide a strong academic foundation that will prepare them for success.

    Job Qualifications
    • Experience working with young children in a school setting
    • Work comfortably in small groups for language arts and math with all ranges of ability of students
    • Work 1:1 with students who need support or enrichment- the ability to run a group without step by step instructions
    • Excellent computer/technology skills
    • Excellent classroom management skills
    • Enjoys working with children, in small or large groups, as well with individual students
    • Excellent time management organizational skills and works effectively to complete tasks in a timely manner
    • A cheerful, friendly, and positive attitude
    • The ability to take control and make decisions that benefit the children
    • Confidential/ethical/and professional demeanor
    • Clerical: photocopying, checking papers, filing, laminating, daily folders
    • Respects confidentiality regarding student issues and parent/teacher relationships- refers parents back to lead teacher
    • Is comfortable in the “associate” role
    • Ability to be given “classroom duties” such as creating a bulletin board or teaching a lesson
    • Assists with escorting students to and from special area classrooms and with lunch and after-school duties
  • Elementary Grade School Teacher

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is seeking an Elementary Grade School Teacher with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience teaching elementary grades. The teacher will be responsible for creating a balanced instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. The teacher will work to deepen students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. He/she will incorporate core content areas of social studies, science, technology, and math into daily instruction and be responsible for establishing effective rapport with colleagues, students assigned to the classroom, and their families. The teacher will motivate students to develop positive attitudes towards learning and the knowledge needed to provide a strong academic foundation that will prepare them for success. Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education required, Master’s degree preferred, Florida teacher certification with appropriate endorsements, required.
  • After School Care

    (Monday – Friday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm)
    Ideal candidate must be mature, friendly, patient, enjoy working with young children. Candidate should be able to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff. Candidate will be responsible for the safety of the children and for taking the children to the appropriate enrichment programs. Must be a high school graduate.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Ideal candidate must be mature, friendly, patient, enjoy working with young children. Willing and able to take over a class as required. Must be organized, self-sufficient, and able to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff, and team with lead teacher.

    Must possess professional classroom management skills, and have the ability to follow lesson plans and effectively and positively oversee and lead students in the classroom. Must have a Degree, certification a plus.

    Compensation:
    $130 daily, if less than a full day rate is prorated.
    Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or otherwise indicated.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson

Director of Human Resources
5692 N. Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
E-Mail: cgthompson@stepsmia.org

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Cristina Gonzalez Thompson <br>Director of Human Resources
Cristina Gonzalez Thompson
Director of Human Resources

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business. She has worked in start-up companies as well as large more established corporations over the last 15 years. As Human Resources Director for St. Thomas, she is responsible for hiring, benefits, and employee relations, as well as the day-to-day running of the department. Employment inquiries should be sent to:

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson
5692 North Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Direct Dial: 786-268-3492