Coed, independent, PK-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay

    The Director is responsible for the management and overall effectiveness of the Alpha and Junior Kindergarten Programs.

    FLSA Classification: Exempt
    Reports To: Head of Lower School

    Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking an experienced early childhood educator/leader to collaborate in the leadership of the Experiential School of Tampa Bay with the Head of Lower School, Assistant Head of Lower School and faculty. The current program serves 85 three- and four-year-old students and their 11 faculty members.

    Belief in the importance of experiential education and collaborative leadership and teaching is essential. The Director is fully engage in curriculum development, faculty and staff development, parental education and counselling and the admissions process of the Experiential School and Kindergarten children.

    Essential Functions
    • Supervises, manages and oversees the development of the teachers and support staff
    • Assists the Headmaster and Head of Lower School with recruitment, selection and orientation of new and replacement faculty
    • Collaborates with Head of Lower School in the evaluation and development of faculty
    • Collaborates with Curriculum Coordinator in the development of curriculum and selection of materials
    • Ensures communication of information that impacts Alpha and JK students and their families
    • Serves as a consultant to faculty in manners of classroom management, teaching methods and school procedures
    • Assists in preparation of budget, Handbook and all regulatory documentation for The Experiential School
    • Provides academic guidance to students
    • Coordinates grade representatives for Alpha and JK classes and encourages parental volunteers as well as provides appropriate roles and guidelines
    • Assists Admissions Team with tours, observations, selection of students and parent/guardian support
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Headmaster and Head of Lower School
    Qualifications
    • Master’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or educational administration
    • A minimum of five years teaching and administration experience in an independent school environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
    • Proficient in using technology in instruction and web based tools
    • Able to use basic office equipment
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a highly involved, very busy 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
    • Spend time sitting on floor or child size furniture
    • Monitor children in classroom, playground, library and other school areas
    • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill / contagious
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 45 lbs.
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office / classroom environment 
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold 
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admissions and employment, regardless of age, race, culture, 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.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and references to Mike Murphy, Headmaster at mmurphy@shorecrest.org.
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is an administrative position and has key responsibilities with community building, admissions, retention and recruitment, curriculum and education. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Headmaster and is a member of the Strategic and Academic Administrative Teams. The Director will lead the implementation of the school’s diversity initiatives and work closely with the Admissions Team.
     
    Qualifications and Skills:
    1. Minimum of B.A or B.S. degree. Master’s degree preferred
    2. Experience in Pre-K - 12 settings preferred                
    3. Ability to create an inclusive community that celebrates and appreciates diversity
    4. Experience in providing support to individuals and groups in underrepresented or underserved communities
    5. Experience with educating communities about the complexities and value of diversity
    6. Builds trust with key constituencies
    7. Collaborates across communities, both within and outside the school
    8. Demonstrated high level of social - emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
    9. Effectively manage budget and program elements
    Salary is competitive with independent schools in the Southeastern United States.
     
    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.
     
    Saint Petersburg, Florida, is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for the arts. 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. [more]
     
    Contact Information:
    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and a list of at least three references to Jonathan Davis, Middle School Head at jdavis@shorecrest.org.


    LEAD
    the school community in the work of Diversity and Inclusion to the advance of initiatives to support all constituents and the school culture.
     
    DESIGN a program for diversity initiatives to support all constituents and enhance the school culture.
     
    ENGAGE current students, families, faculty and staff to support the needs of the diverse community that is already on campus.
     
    CONNECT with prospective students and families to help the school develop a warm and inclusive welcome.
     
    EDUCATE colleagues by providing professional development and curriculum design support that promotes an inclusive, multicultural and global perspective.
     
    ANALYZE the diversity trends at Shorecrest and in St. Petersburg to ensure that the school reflects the changing demographic diversity of the greater community.
     
    INFORM the school community about the Diversity and Inclusivity program, the successes, and the challenges.
     
    COLLABORATE with members to the Administration to lead the school forward on a variety of academic, admission, and budgetary issues.
     
    GUIDE the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
     
    PARTNER with established community organizations while building new bridges to extend Shorecrest’s impact beyond the immediate school community.
     
    MARCH with the school community in events like the Dr. MLK, Jr. Drum Major for Justice and the St. Pete Pride parades and lead the groups that organize these events.
     
    INSPIRE the school community to grow and Be More.
  • Lower School Art Teacher

    FLSA Classification: Exempt
    Reports To: Head of the Experiential & Lower Schools

    The art teacher is responsible for all aspects of creating a dynamic learning environment for students in the class.

    Essential Functions
    • Provides art instruction to students in kindergarten through fourth grade
    • Designs and plans child-centered, culturally responsive art curriculum and assessments guided by the National Art Education Association standards
    • Prepares lessons, activities and observes in order to evaluate students' progress
    • Implements age-appropriate lessons that introduce students to diverse and multicultural aspects of art
    • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects
    • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
    • Instructs students in large and small groups and individually, using various teaching methods
    • Collaborates with teachers and music instructor on grade level productions and community performances
    • Assists grade level teachers with project work when time permits
    • Leadership in organizing Lower School’s Annual Celebrate the Arts event
    • Assists parent volunteers with art items for “The Big Event” annual fundraiser
    • Provides after school art class when time allows
    • Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides “grades” for effort and conduct
    • Meets with families and guardians to discuss their children's progress
    • Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of the school’s art education program
    • Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops inorder to maintain and improve professional competence
    • Supervises lunch duty once a week, Before Care on a rotation with other special subject teachers, and helps supervise other school-wide special events
    • Communicates with families, returns phone calls, writes weekly blog, and emails and notes in a timely manner
    • Displays student art on a regular basis in the school display cases, hallwaysand Lower School office
    • Leads professional development and parent workshops
    • Develops and maintains a professional growth plan
    • Participates fully in the life of the school community (i.e. attends theatre productions and games, teaches after school, helps out with Open Houses, etc.)
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of the Experiential & Lower Schools
    Qualifications
    • Qualified candidates should hold a BA in Fine Arts (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Minimum of five years experience teaching art to elementary-aged students (preferably in an independent school)
    • Ability to develop and design curriculum and lesson plans
    • Knowledge of art-making techniques, art history, critique, and aesthetics (Portfolio samples are encouraged)
    • Strong classroom management skills (experienced with Responsive Classroom a plus)
    • Outstanding ability to collaborate with colleagues on class projects and themes, providing in-class support as the schedule allows
    • Excellent verbal, written and observational skills
    • Demonstrates patience, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Commitment to progressive philosophies of teaching and learning, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy
    • Have an interest in service learning and “changemaking”
    • Flexibility in addressing the children’s, as well as the school’s, needs
    • Embraces the school’s mission, vision and progressive philosophy of teaching and learning
    • Proficient in using technology in instructional and web based tools
    • Able to use basic office equipment
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a very busy and involved environment with 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 20 lbs
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    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.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Lower School Physical Education Teacher

    Shorecrest Lower School PE teachers prepare curriculum and teach Experiential and Lower School students, age 3 - grade 4.
    FLSA Classification: Exempt
    Reports To: Lower School Head and Athletic Director
     
    Essential Functions
    • Provides physical education instruction to students in The Experiential School and Lower School, grades Alpha through fourth
    • Prepares lessons that are age appropriate, engaging and meet the needs, interests and abilities of students
    • Coaches two competitive team sports per year in Middle School or Upper School
    • Designs and plans a child centered, differentiated PE curriculum and assessments grounded in best practices and guided by the National PE Standards
    • Plans, evaluates, revises curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction based upon movement concepts and desired fitness
    • Uses effective class management techniques that are aligned with the school’s Responsive Classroom approach to insure effective learning
    • Assesses and documents student growth. Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides “grades” for effort and conduct
    • Maintains expertise in physical education and pedagogy through professional development
    • Collaborates with other faculty, staff, and specifically the PE Department as a whole
    • Engaged in the life of the school beyond professional responsibilities
    • Communicates and meets with families, returns phone calls, writes weekly blog, and emails and notes in a timely manner
    • Supervises lunch duty once a week, Before Care on a rotation with other special subject teachers, and helps supervise other school-wide special events
    • Develops and implements a professional growth plan
    • Leads professional development and parent workshops
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of the Lower School and Athletic Director

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in Physical Education and/or related field
    • Three or more years teaching experience
    • An affinity for working with children
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice & equity
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills in an independent school environment
    • Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
    • Passionate about teaching and learning
    • Warm, friendly, outgoing and committed to excellence
    • Proficient in using technology and web tools

    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
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.
    • Works primarily in a gymnasium or outdoor environment which may include outside weather conditions consisting of extreme heat and cold
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • School Bus Driver

    Part Time for Athletics and Field Trips.
    Must Live in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, FL.
    Early Morning thru Afternoon and some Weekend availability.
    CDL Class B Preferred.School Bus and Passenger Endorsements required.

    Fax Resume to: (727) 346-1803
    Email Resume to: employment_maint@shorecrest.org

    DFWO, EOE

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 participates in E-Verify.

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.