List of 9 items.

  • Asst Athletic Director

    Start Date : July 1, 2015
    FLSA Classification: Exempt 
    Position Purpose: Develops an athletic staffing structure to support and drive Shorecrest’s Athletic Mission and Philosophy
    Reports To: Athletic Director
    Essential Functions
    • Assists the Athletic Director in FHSAA compliance and Athletic Staffing
    • Develops Athletic Department Policy and Procedures
    • Maintains Budget for the Athletic Department
    • Oversees Lower School Intramural sports program
    • Acts as administrator on duty at sporting events when Athletic Director is not present
    • Acts as in-house substitute for physical education teachers if necessary in Lower, Middle and Upper School
    • Schedules games and events for Athletic teams and department
    • Works with Athletic Director and Booster Club in marketing Athletics to the Shorecrest and local community
    • Produces and coordinates game time music and audio and web streaming of home events
    • Collaborates with Upper School Journalism to staff broadcast teams for Shorecrest sporting events
    • Serves as a liaison between the Athletic Department and Technology, Operations, and Advancement for sporting/special events planning
    • Creates athletic highlights and special event videos to be shown on monitors in the Athletic Center, VIMEO and Ebytes (internal news link). Optimize usage of media and CCTV in Athletic Center.
    • Maintain daily athletic news and updates through social media sites and expand/develop social media outlets already in place (e.g. blog, twitter, etc.).
    • Performs other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.
    • Coaches at least one season.
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • A minimum of five years teaching and coaching experience in an independent school environment
    • Well-rounded knowledge of physical conditioning methods
    • A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
    • 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 limited periods of time.
    • May work long hours for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 75 lbs.
    • Works in varied and extreme weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    Email application (and resume if desired) to:
  • Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher, Middle School

    FLSA Classification: Exempt
    Reports To: Middle School Head

    The Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher should be articulate, passionate about history, geography, multiculturalism, reading, and the development of 10 year old students. The teacher should be an expert in the field of Social Studies, supports the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students and meeting academic expectations of the school. 
    Specific duties (not limited to):
    • Successfully teach all assigned classes.
    • Serve as an advisor to a group of Grade 5 students and supervise study halls twice weekly
    • Assist with opening-of-school functions, pre planning week, Back to School nights, and complete all assigned tasks from Middle School Head.
    • Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, field experiences.
    • Attend weekly faculty meetings, serve on faculty Professional Learning Committees and other committees as needed.
    • Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (e.g., fall and spring parent conferences, accurate and timely report writing, weekly grade level team meetings).
    • Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
    • Provide extra help to students before or after school or during lunch and/or study halls.
    • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
    • Use effective class management techniques to insure an optimal learning environment.
    • Maintain expertise in subject matter through professional development.
    • Bachelor’s degree in History, Social Studies education or a related field.
    • Three to five years of Middle School teaching experience preferred.
    • Experience working with Elementary aged students also preferred.
    • A minimum of five years teaching in an independent school environment preferred.
    • Have expertise in the field of Social Studies/Geography.
    • Inspire young students to better understand the world around them and be open to other cultures.
    • Utilize inquiry-based teaching methods.
    • Transition students into middle school.
    • Understand pre -adolescent behavior and have a good sense of humor.
    • Have experience with teaching teams, project work, and be a proven teacher/leader who can participate in Professional Learning Communities and support teacher professional development.
    • Be familiar with Developmental Designs or a similar advisory program.
    • Possess a willingness to be “all in” working with students, parents, and colleagues.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Be highly organized.
    • Competent and comfortable with digital technology.
    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.
    • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious.
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment. 
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
  • Associate Director of College Counseling

    Seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling beginning June 1st, 2015.
    The ideal candidate will join an energetic office of college counseling professionals and a progressive Upper School faculty. The candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting the college counseling team to develop and execute a comprehensive four-year college counseling program. As a member of our Upper School faculty, this candidate will also teach a course or coordinate a key administrative function for our Upper School community.

    Principal responsibilities include:
    • Providing counsel, support, and assistance to a group of approximately 40 students and their families throughout the college application process (including personalized letters of support of each student)
    • Educating the greater Shorecrest community about current trends in higher education through dynamic presentations, events, and programs
    • Actively participating in professional college counseling and admission professional organizations at the regional, state, and national levels
    • Helping to adopt and implement a comprehensive and contemporary program using guidance innovative technology
    • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers across the country, including hosting them during their visit to campus
    • Fulfilling other responsibilities as appropriate for the position
    Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. Possess an enthusiasm for working with adolescents while displaying exemplary verbal and written communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic within a fast paced environment. Five or more years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling at an independent school.

    The Associate Director of College Counseling is an 11-month, full-time, exempt position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. Competitive compensation and title will be commensurate with experience and skills. Shorecrest welcomes candidates for admission or employment regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis or any category protected by law in the administration of any of it’s programs.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to Meghan Schneider, College Counseling Associate, at
  • Campaign Director

    FLSA Classification: Exempt (temporary for duration of the campaign- estimated to be three years)
    Reports to: Assistant Head of School

    The Campaign Director works with campaign volunteers to execute a successful capital campaign, under the guidance and support of the Assistant Head of School.
    Essential Functions
    • Manages the campaign “prospect pipeline” and ensures timely activity and progress toward campaign goals and benchmarks.
    • Creates key campaign communications pieces including, case statement, briefing memos and solicitation scripts, personalized gift proposals, campaign FAQ sheets, campaign newsletters/ e-newsletters, campaign content for Shorecrest’s website and other media, and remarks for campaign events.
    • Conducts research and helps devise strategies on prospective campaign donors.
    • Drafts donor acknowledgements and manages the pledge redemption system.
    • Manages and tracks all volunteer committees and provides support materials (briefing memos, donor research, draft follow-up letters, and meeting materials).
    • Coordinates all campaign meetings and events by managing the scheduling process, creating support materials, and executing follow-up.
    • Provides regular campaign progress reports and periodic updates to campaign volunteers, the Board of Trustees, and other Shorecrest leadership.
    • Maintains the campaign timeline, goals, budget, and revenue projections.
    • Manages campaign donor recognition policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School.
    • B.A. degree in business or related field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a non-profit environment. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, donors and representatives from the business community.
    • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage fundraising programs.
    • Experience in supporting or managing a capital campaign.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
    • May work in varied extreme outside weather conditions during special activities and fundraising events.
    • 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.
    Please do not call. Email a resume, cover letter, and at least three references to Adrianne Finley Greenlees, Assistant Head of School, Application deadline May 22, 2015. Position to commence approximately August 2015.
  • Band/Orchestra Director

    Position available: August 2015
    FLSA Classification:  Exempt
    Reports To:  Middle & Upper School Heads
    Build and direct a Beginning Band/Orchestra Program (4th grade, after-school), Intermediate Band/Orchestra Program (Middle School), and Concert Band/Orchestra Program (Upper School); to develop a Jazz and/or Rock Band; to teach AP Music Theory if requested as student elective.
    Essential Functions
    • Instruct and manage an instrumental music program for Middle School (MS) students (grades 5-8) and Upper School (US) students (grades 9-12)
    • Direct an US/MS Concert Band/Orchestra, US Jazz Band and/or Rock Band
    • Develop and implement a plan for an after-school Beginning Band/Orchestra Program for Grade 4
    • Coordinate a Fall and Spring Concert
    • Participate in special events, pep rallies, games
    • Be able to teach Music Theory and AP Music Theory
      • Evaluate and grade students
    • A Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work
    • A minimum of five years experience performing, directing or conducting music
    • A thorough knowledge of musical instruments
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Be able to occasionally lift musical instruments and equipment
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled music room environment 
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
    Email application (and resume if desired) to:
  • Technology Support Specialist

    Serves as the first level IT support contact for students, faculty, staff and parents; troubleshoots problems related to desktop systems, laptops, mobile devices, printers and network connectivity; and maintains detailed records for all support work. 

    Date Modified: March 2015
    FLSA Classification: Nonexempt

    Essential Functions
    • Monitor and maintain Shorecrest’s Tech Web online help desk for faculty and staff.
    • Manage the school’s 1:1 iPad program in grades 5-12.
    • Set up and install computers, monitors, printers, scanners and peripherals; relocate existing equipment as necessary.
    • Troubleshoot and repair desktops, laptops, printers, peripherals, cabling and other related devices.  
    • Assist with network security, including building firewalls, maintaining host security, file permissions and file system integrity, and adding and deleting users.
    • Assist technology users in resolving problems associated with ordering, service, and support.
    • Assist in purchasing computers, hardware, and software for the school.
    • Assist in maintenance of inventory database.
    • Perform related technology work as assigned by the Director of Technology. 
    • Ability to clearly communicate technology solutions in a user-friendly, professional manner to all school constituents.  
    • Ability to troubleshoot and define problems and recommend or implement appropriate. solutions.  Must have a sense of urgency and customer service orientation.
    • Strong organization skills. Must be able to keep a thorough electronic log of all projects.
    • Experience with a range of software, hardware, and operating systems including Mac OSX, iOS, Windows, Gmail, Google Docs, Active Directory, FileMaker, Microsoft Office, Apple Configurator, Casper Suite, WordPress and Haiku.
    • Experience with basic networking technologies, IPv4, WiFi, Ethernet.
    • Basic Mac OSX and Windows certification (or willingness to earn certification).
    • Four-year degree within field is preferred. High school diploma and trade school degree, with appropriate certifications will be considered. Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position or equivalent training and experience. Previous experience in school environment preferred. 
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    • Frequently lift up to 30 lb. of computer equipment.
    • Crawl under or around furniture to install computer equipment.
    • Climb ladders and reach to install computer wiring and perform other tasks.
    • Works in standard office conditions and climate. 
    Reports to: Director of Educational Technology. Please email application to
  • Staff Accountant-General Accounting

    Starts immediately. FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

    Perform all accounts payable processing as well as other general accounting and financial reporting duties in accordance with GAAP and school policy. The position encompasses a wide range of tasks from data entry to higher-level accounting responsibilities.

    Typical Duties
    • Processing accounts payable and reconciliation of the sub-ledger to the general ledger
    • Maintaining accounts payable records and files
    • Performing account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and inter-departmental general ledger accounts
    • Preparing adjusting journal entries
    • Posting monthly, quarterly and yearly accruals
    • Performing month-end closings
    • Preparing quarterly and annual tax filings  
    • Tracking fixed assets and preparing depreciation schedules
    • Assisting with the preparation of the annual budget
    • Assisting with the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
    • Assisting with initial internal control evaluations
    • Assisting with drafting of policies and procedures
    • Assisting with accounting related special projects
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Controller or CFO/COO 
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and maintain a strong attention to detail
    • Strong knowledge of accounting and GAAP including an in-depth understanding of the accounting process from data entry to financial statements
    • Sound technology skills, particularly expertise with Microsoft Excel Suite products (especially Excel) and general ledger systems and accounts payable sub-systems (Blackbaud preferred)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk and hear 
    • Regularly use near and distance vision
    • Work at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Turn, bend and reach
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment
    Email application (and resume if desired) to:
  • After School Childcare Staff

    Supervise preschool and/or elementary school age students after school. Monday-Friday, during school year, 15-20 hours/wk, 2:15-6:00pm and occasional half days when school is not is session.

    Essential Functions
    • Maintain attendance records
    • Serve snack and keep Director informed of supplies needed
    • Set up interest centers and prepare needed materials and supplies.
    • Supervise homework and indoor activities as well as outside playground activities
    • Greet parents as they sign out their children
    • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
    • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs
    • Follow directions given by extended day director
    • Some college preferred
    • Interest in children in an educational setting
    • Positive communication skills with students, colleagues and parents
    • Demonstrated organizational skills
    Reports To: Director of Extended Care. Email application and resume to:
  • School Bus Driver

    Part Time for Athletics and Field Trips.
    Early Morning through afternoon & some weekend availability.
    CDL Class B Preferred
    School Bus & Passenger Endorsements required.

    Fax Resume to: (727) 346-1803

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:

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.

Richard Beaton: 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 Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.