Current Openings

  • Head of Middle School

    Start Date: July 1, 2015
     
    Shorecrest Preparatory School, an independent, co-educational, PK 3-12, college preparatory school in Saint Petersburg, Florida seeks a dynamic school leader to advance a vibrant and progressive Middle School program. The Head of Middle School leads 300 students, their families, and 35 faculty and staff, and takes responsibility for the overall quality, character and advancement of the Middle School.
     
    The Head of Middle School:
    • Ensures the care and quality of education for Middle School students and teachers
    • Supervises, evaluates and supports the development of faculty and staff
    • Takes lead in the recruitment, selection and replacement of faculty and staff
    • Promotes faculty professional development
    • Oversees curriculum development
    • Takes lead in all internal and external communications and meetings for students, parents and faculty
    • Serves as a consultant to faculty in manners of classroom management, teaching methods and school procedures
    • Provides guidance to students, parents and teachers
    • Serves as a member of the Administrative Team led by the Headmaster
    • Participates in a variety of school-wide community functions
    • The Head of Middle School will regularly work more than 40 hours a week. The position is FLSA Classification: Exempt.
     Candidates for the position must:
    • Hold a master’s degree and/or other postgraduate degrees in a subject field or in a leadership area
    • Have a minimum of five years teaching and leadership experience, preferably with Middle School students and teachers
    • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrate leadership and facilitative skills
    • Have a command of knowledge in adolescent development and curriculum development
    • Have a passion for people, teaching and learning
     Physical Requirement:
    • Work in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a diverse array of contacts
    • Be able to work at a desk or computer for extended periods of time
    • Able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office and school environment
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    Salary Information
    Shorecrest uses a banding system that recognizes educational attainment and classroom experience as well as specific contributions to our community. The bands are based on SAIS and NAIS Southeastern compensation standards. Administrative positions are competitive with local and regional independent schools.

    Benefits: Full-time employees are offered major medical, retirement and life insurance. Other benefits are available to suit the personal needs of faculty and staff.
     
    Interested Candidates Contact:
    Mike Murphy, Headmaster via email mmurphy@shorecrest.org no later than October 31.
  • Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs

    Start Date: ASAP but no later than July 1, 2015 

    Shorecrest Preparatory School, an independent, co-educational, PK 3-12, college preparatory school in Saint Petersburg, Florida, seeks an experienced fundraising leader to direct the Annual Giving campaign and Alumni programs.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Directs and manages all Annual Giving and Alumni programs and events.
    • Develops and oversees the budgets for the Annual Giving and Alumni Programming.
    • Identifies and selects vendors for various programs and projects initiated as part of Annual Giving and Alumni Programs.
    • Leads Alumni Board and Annual Giving committee to create and execute strategies for Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.
    • Provides stewardship and fosters relationships among various constituencies to increase both volunteer participation and financial support.
    ANNUAL GIVING
    • Develops and implements a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the Annual Fund program that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of constituents.
    • Creates and administers a program and activities to solicit gifts from trustees, alumni, parents, grandparents and others including personal solicitations, phone-a-thons and mail programs for the Annual Fund.
    • Through appeals and personal solicitations, the Director will focus on renewing and upgrading current donors, as well as increasing the overall participation rate of all constituencies in Annual Giving.
    • Enlists and trains volunteers, providing supervision as necessary.
    • Generates publications and written collateral (print and electronic) to support the Annual Giving campaign.
    • Oversees the layout and content of the alumni and Annual Giving portions of the Shorecrest magazine.
    • Manages social networks (Facebook).
    • Maintains and expands the school’s existing relationships with all constituencies to support Annual Giving.
    • Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects to identify capacity, linkage and interest in Shorecrest. 
    • In concert with the Assistant Headmaster for Advancement and Strategic Planning and Director of Leadership Giving, develops strategies to engage prospects with the goal of securing major gifts for Shorecrest. 
    ALUMNI PROGRAMS
    • The Director oversees the activities of the alumni association, including the alumni board committee chairs and key alumni events, such as reunion activities.
    • Provides stewardship and fosters relationships among alumni to increase both volunteer participation and financial support.
    • Serves as liaison to Alumni Association Board, committees and chapters (as they are formed).
    • Identifies opportunities for creating Alumni Regional Chapters and Regional Leadership and puts foundations in place for their successful creation and function.
    • Works closely with alumni in planning activities and programs.
    • Responsible for all communications with alumni, encouraging long-term relations.
    Qualifications:
    • B.A. in business or related field and a minimum of three years of relevant experience in a non-profit environment, with a preference for candidates with experience in independent school fundraising.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, donors and representatives from the business community.
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in independent schools including face-to-face solicitations, direct mail, telephone solicitations, reunion giving and donor relations.
    • In leading the entire annual fund effort, from strategizing to implementation to management of creative staff, the Director must demonstrate mature management and communication skills, the ability to shepherd a targeted effort within a larger Advancement strategic plan, and the operational skills that ensure tactical project management.
    • Strong computer and analytical skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and exceptional people skills.
    • Commitment to the school and its mission, programs and future aspirations.
    • A results-oriented individual who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develops relationships with diverse constituencies, and simultaneously employs keen judgment.
    • Maintains open communication with Assistant Headmaster for Advancement and Strategic Planning and the other members of the Advancement staff regarding collaboration and contact of potential major gift donors.
    • Strong, collaborative, energetic individual with seasoned fundraising skills.
    • Ability to represent the school to external constituents and work effectively with internal constituents across several levels including the Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement and Strategic Planning, Divisions, Departments and Trustees.
    • Experience in planning and managing special events and fundraising activities.
    • Experience in identifying, training and working with volunteers.
    Salary and Benefits
    Administrative positions are competitive with local and regional independent schools. Full-time employees are offered major medical, retirement and life insurance. Other benefits are available to suit the personal needs of faculty and staff.
     
    Interested Candidates Contact:
    Please submit a letter of interest, resume and at least three professional references to Adrianne Finley Greenlees, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement and Strategic Planning via email: afinley-greenlees@shorecrest.org.
  • Advancement Office year-end Internship

    The Shorecrest Advancement and Alumni Office seeks a short-term intern, to work up to 30 hours per week beginning immediately and continuing through at least mid-December. The Advancement Office of Shorecrest facilitates all charitable giving to the school as well as communications and engagement with nearly 3,000 Shorecrest Alumni. This internship is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the Advancement and Alumni Office staff to further the mission of the school. Preference is given to an alumnus of Shorecrest. 
     
    Essential Functions
    • Updates the Shorecrest donor database, Raisers Edge
    • Support Social Media, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
    • Updates the Alumni Website
    • Reaches out to Alumni to update contact and activity information
    • Researches and helps develop Alumni Annual Fund Appeals
    • Copies and edits various publications as needed
    • Other duties assigned by the Advancement Director
    Qualifications
    • Well organized
    • Exceptional people skills
    • Phone etiquette and professional personal presentation
    • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and Alumni
    • Ability to manage and retain confidential information
    • Proven proficiency in database applications, Word, Excel and Internet
    • Ability to use basic office equipment
    • High school diploma or GED preferred
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear and interact with students, parents, staff and visitors
    • Lift up to 30 lbs
    • Regularly use close and distant 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 
    How To Apply
    Please send a cover letter and resume c/o: Adrianne Finley Greenlees, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement and Strategic Planning to afinley-greenlees@shorecrest.org
  • Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

    Shorecrest's Lower School is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic kindergarten assistant (ages 5-6). The candidate must be a high school graduate (AA degree or BA in Elementary Education is preferred). We are seeking candidates with experience working with young children and who have experience in project-based teaching. Assisting students and the head teacher is the primary role of the instructional assistant. Building relationships with students and parents is also an important part of the instructional assistant's responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be flexible in order to meet the needs of the school community and committed to the school’s mission, vision, and educational approach. 

    Additional Selection Criteria
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Passion for working with children
    • Flexibility
    • Knowledge of independent school education preferred

    Position starts on November 1, 2014.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, references and statement of educational philosophy to Lisa Bianco, Head of the Lower School at lbianco@shorecrest.org.
     
  • Math Chair (Grades 9-12)

    Exciting Teaching & Leadership Opportunity: Math Chair
    Start Date: August 2015
     
    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and innovative Math teacher and Department Chair. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching all levels of math, including Advanced Placement and possibly a post-AP elective. The candidate will have a passion for teaching and a commitment to student learning and development.

    As Chair, the individual will lead curriculum review and development, assist in teacher evaluation and training, and serve on the Upper School Curriculum Council.
     
    Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida. Last year, 70% 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. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.   
     
    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • At least 8 years experience teaching high school math courses, with at least 3 years experience teaching at the AP level.
    • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s or Doctoral degree is preferred.
    • Comfortable using online texts and iPads.
    • 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.
  • Director of Service Learning

    Start Date: July 1, 2015
     
    Shorecrest Preparatory School, an independent, co-educational, PK 3-12, college preparatory school in Saint Petersburg, Florida, seeks a dynamic school leader to advance a vibrant and progressive Service Learning program. The Shorecrest community has a long history of engaging in community service. The full-time position for Director of Service Learning was established in 2008. While service learning is a year-round effort, the Community Service Week, Relay For Life and Holiday Gift Drive for Guardian ad Litem are significant commitments for the community.
               
    Essential Functions
    • Manage service-learning and Service Week budgets.
    • Oversee student service records and ensure compliance for graduation, college applications, state scholarship programs and awards for over 300 Upper School students.
    • Advise Upper School students and approve activities for community service requirements.
    • Research and determine volunteer opportunities for all students and school.
    • Evaluate the value and effectiveness of programs.
    • Train, supervise and evaluate student volunteers.
    • Plan and approve Upper School faculty offerings and organize Service Week.
    • Collaborate with Early Childhood, Lower and Middle School faculty on planning and implementing service learning programs.
    • Coordinate activities with Division Heads, Maintenance, Athletics, Advancement, Summer Programs, The Learning Center, Booster Club and the Shorecrest Parent Association.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations for identifying volunteer opportunities and placing student volunteers.
    • Enlist and manage student, faculty and parent volunteers for service programs.
    • Schedule and coordinate logistics for student volunteer activities on and off campus.
    • Produce and update training materials, handouts, records, etc.
    • The Director of Service Learning will work more than 40 hours a week when necessary. The position is FLSA Classification: Exempt.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor degree 
    • A minimum of five years experience in schools or with service organizations
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment. 
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    Salary and Benefits
    Shorecrest uses a banding system that recognizes educational attainment and classroom experience as well as specific contributions to our community. The bands are based on SAIS and NAIS Southeastern compensation standards. Administrative positions are competitive with local and regional independent schools. Full-time employees are offered major medical, retirement and life insurance. Other benefits are available to suit the personal needs of faculty and staff.
     
    Interested Candidates Contact:
    Mike Murphy, Headmaster via email mmurphy@shorecrest.org no later than October 31.

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, the Florida Kindergarten Council, and the National Association of Educators of Young Children. 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: administration@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.

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 Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, FL.