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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  • Director of Counseling

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The Director of Counseling will assist in supporting the social-emotional needs of the students and families, overseeing community outreach and service learning.  In addition, will help in developing the school’s core values and will work alongside a very collaborative leadership team to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission and strategic plan.
     
    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience in counseling
    • Outstanding organization and communication skills
    • Excellent judgment, approachability, and ability to problem solve
    • Experience and passion for working with multiple constituencies, especially children, ages 3-12
    • Skillful teaching
    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Coordinate support systems for community members in times of need
    • Provide individual and small-group counseling to meet students’ developmental and emotional needs
    • Adhere to the schools Essential Expectations and Characteristics of Professional Excellence
    • Communicate and meet with parents regarding physical, social, emotional, or psychiatric concerns
    • Meet the needs of individual students by working closely with the faculty, parents, and the school’s instructional facilitators and student support teams
    EDUCATIONAL:
    • Assist teachers with developing classroom lessons that correspond with the school’s mission, core values, character development, Episcopal identity, and SEL programs
    • Work with the Inclusivity Committee of the Board to incorporate a multicultural curriculum and social emotional learning activities in the school and community at large
    • Work with outreach committees of the church and school to ensure cohesive, age appropriate initiatives
    • Help coordinate and execute the School’s CTP testing program along with the Director of Curriculum
    • Maintain detailed, up-to-date records, routinely update the Head of School, and provide non-disciplinary pathways to address sensitive student health concerns
    • Assist with the Grade 5 examination process along with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, Associate Head of School, Head of School, and Grade 5 Teaching Team
    • Develop relationships with Grade 5 students and parents so as to advocate for them in the ongoing school process and support them in their search for the best school “fit”
    • Develop a strong knowledge base of the school options for 5th Grade students by participating yearly in welcome coffees and keeping up to date on the differences between ongoing schools
    • Maintain a visible presence in the school by participating in the school’s admission and re-enrollment process, all school-wide events, parent coffees, and ongoing parent education
    • Pursue continuing education opportunities and remain current in educational counseling practices
    • Teach SEL and/or conduct appropriate groups for social/emotional learning
    • Partner with Parent University in the planning and execution of pertinent topics and presentations related to social-emotional learning and inclusivity initiatives
    • Help coordinate and execute the Responsive Classroom program with parents, students, and faculty
    ADMINISTRATIVE:
    • Attend admin meetings, retreats and planning sessions
    • Attend faculty meetings including division, as well as full faculty and staff meetings
    • Participate in student supervision duties: carpool, lunch duty, recess supervision, etc
    • Be an integral part of the broader life of the school
    • Meet regularly with the Head of School
     
    DEGREE: 
    Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in school guidance and counseling
  • Director of Curriculum

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Work with school administration and faculty in developing and articulating a uniform, detailed curriculum, including vertical and horizontal linkages of curriculum and a commitment to 21st-century pedagogy.
    • Work/meet with teams with an emphasis in Grades 3-5 and special area teachers to strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect, build trust and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strength of each teacher
    • Articulate the academic program to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and parents
    • Monitor student progress and coordinate testing sessions
    • Assist administration or upper school faculty with parent conferences related to student discipline and/or student progress, offering appropriate interventions and recommendations
     
    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    In conjunction with the administration, curriculum team leaders, and faculty oversee the quality of the academic program at St. Thomas:
    • ·        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
    ·        Adhere to the schools Essential Expectations and Characteristics of Professional Excellence
    ·        Determine the content, skills, textbooks, and educational materials to be included in the school’s curriculum and academic program
    ·        Identify and facilitate the selection of best teaching practices to be used in the classroom
    ·        Oversee, conduct, and/or arrange appropriate faculty in-service/professional development
    ·        Use existing, and develop as needed, techniques to assess student learning progress, subjectively (classroom assessment and progress reports within the classroom) and objectively (benchmark assessments, report cards or standardized testing)
    ·        Oversee the budgets for each academic area (preschool-grade 5, all special areas)
    ·        Oversee the yearly inventories for each academic area (preschool-grade 5, all special areas)
    ·        Review instructional overviews of grade level teams and special area teachers
    ·        Oversee the teacher portal pages and provide support to parents and teachers in regards to accessing the portal for school communications
    ·        Promote school improvement through the above actions
     
    Articulate the academic program to faculty:
    ·        Meet with faculty at grade level and department levels
    ·        In conjunction with the curriculum team leaders provide leadership in developing and revising the scope and sequence of the curriculum
    ·        Continue to develop and revise the curriculum cycle and written curriculum guides.
    ·        Support faculty in their implementation of the curriculum  
    • ·        Assist with individual lesson planning as appropriate to meet the curriculum needs
    • ·        Visit classrooms and/or model best practices
    • ·        Suggest and coordinate recommendations for interventions as deemed appropriate in conjunction with the teacher
    • ·        Serve as an ongoing support and resource to the faculty
    • ·        Mentor teachers, especially those new to the school
     
    Articulate the academic program to the Administration, Board of Trustees and Parents:
    • ·        Meet with the administration on a regular basis
    • ·        Communicate and meet periodically with Board of Trustees or appropriate committees.  Contribute to the long-range vision of the institution in this manner
    • ·        Communicate and meet periodically with parent groups or individual parents
    • ·        Assist faculty with communication to parents, overseeing the quality of the communication, both written and verbal
    • ·        Provide information/articles for the school’s publications regarding the academic program
     
    Monitor student progress along with curriculum team leaders:
    • ·        Oversee the benchmark assessments, particularly in the areas of language arts and math
    • ·        Oversee the collection of data from benchmark assessments that culminate in class data summaries
    • ·        Assist teachers in analyzing data to inform instruction and provide targeted intervention
    • ·        Monitor assessment of individual student progress and participate in reviewing progress reports and other means of assessment
    • ·        Assist faculty with parent conferences related to student progress, offering appropriate interventions, and recommendations
    • ·        Conference with parents with relevant concerns
     
    Serve as a liaison between the faculty and Administrative Team:
    • ·        Collaborate with the administration in the selection of faculty and in the ongoing assessment of faculty competence in the classroom
    • ·        Coordinate the annual preparation of the school’s master schedule in order to provide for optimum presentation of curriculum while meeting student and faculty needs
    • ·        Attend Leadership Team meetings as needed
    • ·        Coordinate with the Center for Excellence and school counselor on curriculum, best practices and individual student issues
     
    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
           Expertise in developing and teaching reading, math, and social studies skills
           Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter
           Strong instructional and classroom management skills
           Ability to work cooperatively with a team of teachers
           Excellent technology skills and the ability to incorporate technology into curriculum
           High level of personal organization and planning
           Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
     
    DEGREE:
    Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education.  Masters in Curriculum and Instruction preferred
     
     
     
  • Student Support Facilitator

    The Student Support Facilitator will assist classroom teachers and instructional facilitators with enrichment and remedial programming to meet the individual needs of all students at St. Thomas.
    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • 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
    • Identify and facilitate students in need of extra academic support, enrichment, or challenge
    • Under the direction of the Associate Head of School and in conjunction with the Director of Counseling, review student support forms to determine appropriate action
    • Facilitate the grouping of students in need of extra academic support, enrichment, or challenge
    • Teach small group and/or one-on–one lessons in targeted areas as needed, both in and out of classrooms to Tier 2 and Tier 3 students
    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Expertise in developing and teaching reading, math, and social studies skills
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
    • Ability to work cooperatively with a team of teachers
    • Excellent technology skills and the ability to incorporate technology into curriculum
    DEGREE:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Masters preferred
    • Valid Florida Certification with ESE/Gifted endorsements
  • 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:
    $100 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