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.  

School Employment Opportunities

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  • Director of Physical Plant & Facilities

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is seeking a Director of Physical Plant & Facilities to join our community. The Director of Physical Plant & Facilities would be a member of the school’s administrative team reporting to the Head of School & Rector.  
     
    St. Thomas’ beautiful and secure six-acre campus sets it apart from other schools in the Miami area. The classroom building includes 33 classrooms, the library-media center, dance studio, and school offices. The Roger M. Tobin Building includes Rantz Hall (parish hall/performing area), music room, language lab, environmental science room, learning resource center, art room, meeting/conference rooms, and offices. The campus has two fenced playfields, a basketball court, a preschool playground with shade structures, covered outdoor lunch area, walking paths, and gardens.
     
    St. Thomas Church adjoins the school on the property, and the beautiful sanctuary is used for chapel, a highly valued part of the program and mission of St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. The School and the Church are integrally connected, not only in physical plant but also in mission and program.
     
    Director of Physical Plant & Facilities
    This Director would be responsible for physical operations of the Church and School campus. This includes maintenance of the entire physical plant, including remodeling and new construction, vendor contracts, overall facilities supervision, as well as other business office responsibilities related to budgeting and maintaining databases and records of warranties and vendors. The duties are subject to change based on the performance and experience of the candidate. 

    The candidate sought is enthusiastic and meticulous in their approach for plant management and facilities. St. Thomas is looking for a Director who is proactive and an efficient problem solver in all areas, from landscaping, to maintenance, to repairs, to new construction.  

    A bilingual (Spanish and English) candidate is preferred. Contacts and relationships in the Miami community related to this role’s responsibilities are also highly preferred. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Ensures the maintenance and safety of the campus facilities to high safety, working, and aesthetic standards, to help ensure an optimal environment for learning, gathering, and worship for the community.
    • Identifies facilities related problems and solutions, and then implements solutions
    • Identifies facilities related opportunities and provides information on engaging in those opportunities
    • Attends the faculty and administrative meetings as needed.
    • Engaged member of the Facilities Committee of the Church Vestry and the School Board of Trustees
    • Evaluate and recommends optimal number of facilities related staff members; advises on qualifications and hours to ensure an effective but fiscally responsible support staff
    • Supervises and administers the contract with an outside security provider.
    • Acts as a role model of professionalism, and supports Episcopal values, in the Episcopal Parish environment
    • Supports the philosophy, policies, and goals of the Parish, as well as the decisions made by the Vestry, Board of Trustees, and Administrators.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and be a team player
    DUTIES
    • Analyzes the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify building and equipment replacement, repair and upgrade need and areas where improvements and growth are needed
    • Lead periodic review, assessment, and negotiation of all outside vendor relationships related to facilities
    • Drive fiscal responsibility and expense management of all vendor contracts
    • Manage procurement, oversee all purchasing, and negotiate vendor contracts
    • Research, interview, and assist in selecting architects and contractors for remodeling and future construction projects
    • Estimate costs of remodeling and new construction projects
    • Examine parish grounds, buildings, and surrounding environment for needed repairs and maintenance.  Establish a comprehensive schedule of maintenance
    • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
    • Periodically prepare and present clear maintenance and capital expenditure reports

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of:
    • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive facilities program
    • The tools, materials, and methods and practices of the building trades; refrigeration, heating and air conditioning maintenance, electrical, plumbing, general construction, roofing, carpentry, among others.
    • Standard construction methods, terminology, materials, equipment, and practices
    • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
    • Project cost analysis principles and procedures
    • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations
    • Local laws and regulations relation to construction and maintenance of facilities (Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Miami Inc., Miami-Dade County)
    • Computers, inventory software, and facilities related application software and automated building systems
    • Related database systems
    • IT infrastructure
    Additional qualities for a successful candidate:
    • Enthusiasm and excitement related to accomplishing a well-maintained campus
    • Excellent communication skills, specific ability to communicate needs, listen to others, and connect with different constituencies to address their concerns and hopes for the facilities
    • Ability and enthusiasm for effectively interacting with administration, faculty, Vestry, Board, parishioners and students
    • Ability and enthusiasm for developing relationships with vendors and other outside providers, as well as city and county regulators to ensure quality maintenance and improvements of the campus
    • Organized, and plans for and meets deadlines
    • Takes initiative on facilities related projects and opportunities to ensure the best for the parish
    • Self-starter
    • High level to attention to detail
    Any combination of education, experience, or training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the essential job functions.

    EXPERIENCE
    At least three to ten years serving as a manager or supervisor of personnel with a minimum of two years of increasing responsibility experience in the field(s) of facilities management, construction management, maintenance, and operations. 

    EDUCATION
    A Bachelor's Degree in a related field as well as Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is desired. Experience and training on a school and/or parish campus is also desired. Other vocational or business training or certifications are a plus.

    Pay commensurate on experience. Benefits included in the compensation package. 
  • Director of Parent and Community Relations

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is looking for a Director of Parent and Community Relations beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. This role is the liaison between the vibrant and involved parent community and the school’s administration, ensuring St. Thomas’ values, mission, and vision are reflected across all activities. Among the main responsibilities include building a culture of inclusivity among parents, managing the Parents Association Board and event committees led by volunteers, supporting the faculty and their classroom needs, event planning, outreach, and fundraising efforts while also serving as an ambassador for St. Thomas among prospective families, partner schools, and professional organizations. This position is part of the Administration and supports leadership by providing a pulse on the school community, elevating concerns, offering solutions, and annual planning.
     
    Additional Qualifications:
    ● Relationship-building skills
    ● Strong verbal and written communication skills
    ● Ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
    ● Ability to manage various personality styles
    ● Creativity a plus
     
    This is a full-time, 12 month position.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Church Employment Opportunities

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  • Associate for Youth and Community Engagement

    St. Thomas Episcopal Parish is seeking a gifted Associate for Youth and Community Engagement (AYCE) to lead and equip our community’s ministries with youth, young adults and families, and to support and encourage our active engagement with our neighbors near and far. This position requires energy, creativity, and the ability to discern and foster gifts in others.

    General Responsibilities:

     Youth and Family Ministry
    • Provide spiritual guidance, mentorship, and counseling to middle and high school students, significantly helping them grow in their relationship with God and navigate life’s challenges from a Christian perspective
    • Develop the Youth Group and recruit participation. Facilitate and oversee regular youth group meetings, fostering an environment of worship, learning, fellowship, and discipleship
    • Coordinating with the Director of Spiritual Formation and the Upper School faculty, develop a curriculum and activities for Fifth (and possibly Fourth) Grades to ease the transition to Middle School and encourage participation after graduation from St. Thomas
    • Foster a community of parents and families for mutual support and fellowship
    • Curate and distribute faith formation materials and activities for families to use at home
    • Plan and carry out events to encourage youth and family participation
    • Plan and support service and outreach projects for youth and families
    • Encourage and coordinate parish participation in diocesan and churchwide youth and family events
    • Coordinate adult and senior youth volunteers to support the ministry
     Community Engagement
    • Advocate for community engagement, reviewing and critiquing all parish operations and projects for their effectiveness in bringing people to Christ
    • Collaborating with the Director of Marketing and Communications and qualified volunteers, review and standardize social media and online presence, and develop processes to keep content fresh, timely and accurate
    • Develop and implement projects and practices to encourage evangelism, hospitality and inclusion by all parish members
    • Develop and implement new events and programs to engage specific populations, including young adults, new families, and recent transplants
    • Manage and support ongoing Church-sponsored events and fundraisers including St. Thomas Fishing Tournament, Sweetheart Dance, and Back-to-School Bash
    • Coordinate parish participation in the College for Congregational Vitality and other Diocesan vitality programs
    Parish Leadership
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings and periodic leadership meetings
    • Develop a Youth and Family Ministry Committee to support and advise, and to liaise with the Vestry and wider congregation
    • Preach periodically at the invitation of the Rector
     
    Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of Christian theology, specifically as it has been developed and is taught in the Anglican and Episcopal Traditions
    • At least ten years of experience in youth ministry and leadership
    • Fulfilment of the requirements for licensure as a Lay Preacher in the Diocese of Southeast Florida
    • Study and practice in the psychology and spirituality of youth and families
    • Experience in digital communication and web design for a church context
    • Completion of Safeguarding God’s People and Safeguarding II training, and successful passage of a standard criminal background check.  Once employed, all Safeguarding certifications must be current, renewing at least every three years
    • The ability to maintain confidentiality of financial, personal and pastoral information
     Hours:
    • Full-time, defined as ten to twelve units per week, where a unit is one morning, afternoon, or evening
      • This includes 48 Sundays per year as well as major religious holidays, as well as any additional hours needed to execute the tasks necessary to be a well-prepared, professional, dedicated minister
    • This is a twelve-month position.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson

Director of Compensation, Benefits and Personnel
5692 N. Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
E-Mail: cgthompson@stepsmia.org

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