St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of: 

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
St. Thomas is seeking a Director of Advancement who will lead the Development office team and will work closely with the Head of School, the Board of Trustees, the Director of Parent Relations, and various constituent volunteers. The Director is responsible for overseeing the fundraising appeals related to Annual Giving, the Capital Campaigns, and major gifts.  He/she assists with special projects for the Endowment Fund, and supports the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and the strengthening of relationships with various constituencies and the local community. The Director will oversee the Communication of St. Thomas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement Marketing, Public Relation strategies, activities, as well as sponsorships. He/she will team with the Head of School and Board Members in developing the school plan for Communications and Marketing
  • Oversee fund development activities including annual giving, endowment, and capital campaign. Work collaboratively with key staff to develop and implement a plan for a robust, comprehensive, and growing fund development programs
  • Pursue and successfully secure a combination of public and private funding to support STEPS mission
  • Develop and maintain active and productive relationships with STEPS committee members; donors; board members
  • Ensure ongoing growth in public awareness of STEPS, its image and brand and expand the capacity of the institution to achieve its strategic goals in program funding, capital support, endowment, fund growth, community and public relations
  • Implement plans for a comprehensive fund development program that meets the short-term and long-term funding requirements of the School
  • Provide the planning and materials necessary to achieve funding and communications objectives in a timely and effective fashion
  • Develop and submit reports to the Board of Trustees monthly
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing or Nonprofit Management
  • Accounting experience
  • Superior organizational skills, as well as excellent verbal and written
  • Experience in marketing, development, operations, budgeting, and presenting
  • Knowledge of Raiser Edge, preferred
  • 5 – 7 years previous experience


CHAPLAIN
St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is an active, passionate community with rich traditions and a legacy of excellence. The chaplain position is an exciting opportunity for a charismatic person to intensify the Episcopal Identity in a parish and school that is hungry for direction and cares deeply about building inclusivity, values, and spirituality. The chaplain’s duties are diverse and include leading daily worship, teaching religion classes, offering pastoral care, and overseeing community outreach and service learning. The chaplain epitomizes the school’s core values and Episcopal identity, and works alongside a very collaborative leadership team to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission and strategic plan. He/she serves a school of 425 students, as well as parents, teachers, and school/parish administration, and acts as a liaison with the church leadership.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be an ordained Episcopal priest, preferably with a Masters or advanced degree
  • An engaging personality and dynamic public speaking style
  • A commitment to the principles of the Episcopal Identity of the school, while serving in a diverse community
  • Outstanding organization and communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to problem solve
  • Experience working with multiple constituencies, especially children, ages 3-12
  • Skillful teaching
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Worship:
  • Plan, organize, and lead daily chapel services that are developmentally appropriate and reflect the mission and values of the school through Bible readings, liturgy, songs, and other spiritual messages
  • Model and encourage regular prayer
  • Plan, organize, and lead large All -School Chapel services
  • Plan for all special services: (i.e., Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Blessing of the Animals, Maundy Thursday, Flowering of the Cross, Parish School Sunday, Grandparents Day, and Graduation, etc.)
 Pastoral:
  • Provide pastoral counseling services to students, families, faculty, and staff as needed. Such services may include (but are not limited to) crisis counseling, grief work, and other assistance, and will include working alongside other key personnel such as the School Counselor 
  • Coordinate parent led support systems for community members in times of need
 
Education:
  • Oversee the School’s religion curriculum so that it reflects the mission, core values, and  Episcopal identity, and increases the religious literacy of our students
  • Assist teachers with developing classroom lessons that correspond with the school’s mission, core values, character development, and Episcopal identity
  • Teach religion classes
  • Work with the Inclusivity Committee and Director of Counseling to incorporate a multicultural curriculum and social emotional learning activities in the school and the community at large 
  • Work with outreach committees of the church and school to ensure cohesive, age appropriate initiatives
Administrative:
  • Attend weekly team meetings and occasional retreats and planning sessions
  • Prepare the chaplain’s annual budget and operate under the guidelines of that budget
  • Attend faculty meetings which may include division meetings, 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
  • Participate in diocesan affairs as desired or as required by the Diocese of Miami
  • Meet regularly with the Head of School and the Rector


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.

Afterschool Care – Monday - Friday 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
 
EOE M/F/V/D Drug Free Workplace.
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