Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Advancement Office and Transform Capital Campaign

    Provides clerical and administrative support to the Advancement Office and Campaign volunteers. Under the direction of the Assistant Head of School may provide support to others.
    Reports To:  Assistant Head of School
    (Temporary for the duration of the campaign- estimated to extend through June 2017)

    Essential Functions
    • Performs administrative and secretarial assignments with minimal direction and serves as key administrative support for the Transform Capital Campaign and Advancement office as needed.
    • Creates finished documents from notes or outlines, including letters, memos, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, spreadsheets and presentations. 
    • Maintains donor database for campaign, including accurate entry of donor actions, assignments of solicitors, entry of proposals, creation of reports and other database-related duties in support of the campaign.
    • Maintains electronic calendar for Assistant Head, Headmaster and volunteers for campaign meetings and events.
    • Communicates with donors to facilitate selection of naming opportunities as desired, tracks availability of naming opportunities, orders and arranges for installation of donor recognition plaques.
    • Prepares invitations, tracks RSVPs, and coordinates with volunteers to implement donor cultivation, donor recognition, and other campaign related events.
    • Answers incoming telephone calls, as needed; answers questions, resolves issues, takes messages, forwards calls to the appropriate party.
    • Prepares campaign gift proposals for solicitation meetings as directed by Assistant Head.
    • Maintains documentation of campaign pledges received, proposals submitted, and totals for presentation to Board and Advancement Committee.
    • Prepares donor information to prepare Headmaster, Assistant Head and volunteers prior to campaign meetings or events.
    • Contributes positively to volunteer morale; maintains a positive, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies; provides positive encouragement to volunteers.
    • Coordinates activities and collaborates with Campaign volunteers through scheduling meetings, meeting rooms, refreshments/catering, ordering flowers, organizing equipment, etc. if or as needed. 
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years experience in a similar position.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly.
    • Ability to prepare written documents and communications with accuracy, thoroughness, and correct grammar and punctuation.
    • Ability to collaborate with co-workers and support volunteers to facilitate the success of the Transform capital campaign.
    • Must demonstrate competency with word processing, database, spreadsheet, google docs and Internet applications.
    • Ability to use basic office equipment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision.
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
    • Turn, bend, reach and occasionally use a ladder.
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
    • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    Interested Candidates: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to Adrianne Finley Odell, Assistant Head of School via email afinleyodell@shorecrest.org.
  • Coordinator of The Learning Center - Lower School

    The Learning Center (TLC) at Shorecrest offers and coordinates a broad range of services to enhance opportunities for academic success. TLC is designed to support teachers, students and their parents so that students have a successful educational experience. Learn more about the services offered by TLC here.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Preferred Master’s degree in educational psychology, speech language pathology and/or special education
    • 3-5 years of teaching and administrative experience in a school   environment preferred
    • Deep understanding of children’s developmental stages from ages 3-10
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
    • Knowledge of and experience with developmental and educational testing
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills
    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinates assessment of individual students, scores and interprets data from assessments and evaluative reports  
    • Serves as a liaison to manage and coordinate communications between parent/tutor/teachers
    • Ensures that the implementation of academic interventions and  accommodations for students with learning disabilities are in place
    • Coordinates student placement for tutoring and therapy with independent contractors within the Lower School Learning Center
    • Assigns students to the correct specialist for support services (i.e. OT, ST, reading specialist, psychologist)
    • Creates and maintains department’s schedules
    • Assists and coaches teachers on differentiated instructional practices
    • Conducts classroom observations of students encountering learning difficulties working directly with classroom teachers to facilitate or implement accommodations
    • Generates written reports and updates listing TLC students for teachers, Heads of Lower School and The Experiential School and Director of TLC
    • Maintains files for all students associated with The Learning Center
    • Provides parent/teacher information on appropriate assistive technology  
    Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center at tbelt@shorecrest.org.
  • Upper School French/Spanish Teacher

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and innovative Upper School (grades 9-12) French teacher with strong credentials in French and teaching proficiency in Spanish and/or global elective offerings. The position entails full responsibility for five class sections that will likely include a mix of three sections of French and two sections either of lower level Spanish or global electives. Shorecrest teachers also act as academic advisors to 10-12 students each year.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • At least 3 years high school teaching experience.
    • Native or near-native French proficiency; ability to teach all levels of French.
    • Ability to teach introductory Spanish.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
    • Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to students and to teacher growth.
    • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside of the classroom.
    Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an Independent Study option.

    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and a list of at least three references to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant at fmorlando@shorecrest.org.

General Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes applications from local, regional, national, and international candidates. As an independent college preparatory school committed to challenging and supporting each individual student, Shorecrest seeks people with talent, dedication, intelligence, and professionalism. The School seeks diversity in its faculty and administration, just as it does in its student body.

Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Shorecrest is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. State certification is not required for employment.

Initial Inquiry and Application

Written inquiries are welcome throughout the year. The most effective time to inquire for the following school year, however, is between February 15th and May 15th. It is during this time period that most openings become known and when the School is most active in its recruitment and hiring. Inquiries should be addressed as follows: Michael A. Murphy, Headmaster, Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703. A letter, preferably with a resume, is sufficient as an initial inquiry.

An Application for Employment may be obtained by writing or calling the School. Information on the Application is subject to verification, and applicants are subject to background checks. Letters of recommendation, college transcripts, and other formal documentation are accepted but they are not necessary at this early stage. These will be requested by the School as needed. If you are interested in being placed on a substitute teacher list, please note this on the Application.

Shorecrest's receipt of your completed Application is taken as evidence of your continued interest in employment at the School.

The Application Process

Shorecrest receives a relatively large number of inquiries, and attempts to respond promptly in writing or via e-mail to all candidates. Since some positions require more extensive review, this process may take some time. If a prolonged period of time goes by without communication from the School, do not hesitate to write or call for information about the status of your application. Applications received will be considered for one year. E-mail: employment@shorecrest.org

Salary and Benefits

Shorecrest's salary and benefits are regionally competitive. The salary for a given position is set within the School's overall salary schedule with additional consideration for advanced degrees and supplemental responsibilities. The benefits package includes group medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and a pension/savings program through TIAA/CREF. There is also a tuition remission for faculty children.

Shorecrest is committed to the ongoing professional development of its faculty, and significant funding is available to facilitate such continuing education. Whether undertaken during the school year or the summer, continued college course work is eligible for tuition (at current USF tuition rates) and textbook reimbursement provided that the employee earns a minimum "B" in the course. The School also provides generous financial support for faculty to attend conferences and workshops.

Working at Shorecrest

Policy of Non-discrimination

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.

Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.