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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  • Church Administrator (Part Time)

    Church Administrator:
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church is seeking an experienced, proactive, Church Administrator to support our ministry by managing daily operations and communications in close cooperation with the Priest-in-Charge, as well as 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:
    In conjunction with the Priest-in-Charge and Church Staff
    Office Management
    • The church administrator runs the day-to-day operations of the church. Duties include maintaining church database and public calendar, ordering and stocking office supplies, keeping computer files backed up and maintaining office equipment.
    • In coordination with School and Facilities staff, the church administrator manages the schedule for use of church facilities for members and outside groups.
    • The church administrator supports volunteers in planning, coordinating and executing church events.
    • The church administrator supervises and trains office volunteers.
    Communication
    • The church administrator creates and produces church publications including weekly worship bulletin, announcements and email newsletter, member directory, special mailings, volunteer handbooks and annual reports.

    • The church administrator is responsible for maintaining the church’s social media presence, including posting events and updates to Facebook and Instagram, and keeping the church website up-to-date. 

    • The church administrator builds and maintains relationships with the congregation, and keeps aware of events in the life of the church and its members.

    Terms and Conditions
    • This job is being offered as a half-time position, 20 hours per week. Five half-days is ideal, but some flexibility in the distribution of hours is possible.
    Contact Information
    Interested candidates should submit a resume and list of references to Director of Human Resources Cristina Thompson, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 North Kendall Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33156 or email cgthompson@stepsmia.org
  • 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
    • Oversee the quality of the academic program at St. Thomas
    • Articulate the academic program to faculty
    • Articulate the academic program to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and Parents
    • Monitor student progress and coordinate testing sessions
    • Report to the Leadership Team on an ad hoc basis

    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
    • Supervise Associates
    • 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:
    • Bachelors of Art degree in Elementary Education. Masters in Curriculum and Instruction preferred.
    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.
  • 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