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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 and Cognia. Shorecrest is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the College Board. State certification is not required for employment.

Administrative Assistant / ES Learning Specialist

The Administrative Assistant and ES Learning Specialists is employed to support students and faculty in the pursuit of academic success & well-being. This is a full-time, 10-month position reporting to the Director of the Center of Academic Excellence.

Essential Elements

1. Part-Time Administrative Assistant for the Center for Academic Excellence:

  • Manage the front desk of the Center for Academic Excellence, including greeting visitors and responding to inquiries.
  • Assist with scheduling appointments, meetings and events for the CAE staff and students
  • Maintain accurate records and files, including student files, attendance records and resource materials
  • Prepare and distribute communications related to school programs and activities
  • Coordinate logistical support for Center events, workshops and training sessions
  • Keep CAE software up-to-date with staff and student information
  • Submit timely billing to clients
  • Enter new student and tutor information into tutoring software
  • Collaborate with CAE staff members to ensure the efficient operation of the Center

2. Part-Time Learning Specialist for Experiential School (ES, preschool ages 3-5):

  • Provide targeted learning support to Experiential School students
  • Assist in implementing developmentally appropriate interventions and SEL instructional strategies to support ES students' academic growth and social-emotional development
  • Collaborate with ES Teachers to differentiate instruction and provide accommodations and modifications as needed to meet students' individual needs
  • Conduct informal assessments and progress monitoring to track student growth and inform instructional planning
  • Support ES teachers in creating learning environments that honor diversity and promote student well-being
  • Support ES faculty in moments of student crises and behavioral challenges
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment for ES students.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Special Education, School Psychology, Educational Psychology or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a similar role providing direct support to students with diverse learning needs in an educational setting.
  • Strong understanding of learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning challenges and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Proficiency in administering and interpreting a variety of assessment tools, including standardized tests and informal assessments.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based interventions and instructional strategies for supporting students with diverse learning needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with students, educators, parents and administrators.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, with a demonstrated ability to create an inclusive learning environment that honors diversity and promotes academic success for all students.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
  • Able to use basic office equipment
  • Proficient in using technology in instructional and web-based tools
  • Supports Shorecrest's Mission and Core Values

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 lift up to 15 pounds occasionally 
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

Send resumes to: [email protected]

Posting closes on: Jul 5, 2024

Art Teacher, Middle School - Full Time

The Middle School Art Teacher prepares curriculum and teaches art for middle school students (grades 5-8).

Specific duties (not limited to):

  • Successfully teach all assigned Art classes 
  • Serve as a temporary advisor to a group of students (determined by Head of Middle School) and supervise study hall daily 
  • Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, and field experiences
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees as needed
  • Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (e.g. accurate and timely report writing, team meetings)
  • Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
  • Provide extra help to students before or after school 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
  • Use online grading and course management software, and update grades regularly and timely
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Use effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
  • Collaborate with other faculty and staff, especially the grade-level team
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
  • Maintain expertise in subject matter through professional development
  • Participate in daily or weekly duties such as break, lunch or carline
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Middle School

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter 
  • A minimum of five years teaching and administration experience in an independent school environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
  • Proficient in using technology and web tools
  • Able to use basic office equipment 
  • Supports Shorecrest’s Mission and Core Values

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly involved and 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
  • 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

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School: [email protected]

Associate Accountant

The Associate Accountant will assist with various accounting tasks including accounts payable processing, procurement card processing, recording standard general ledger transactions, and other financial reporting duties under the guidance of senior team members.

Essential Functions

  • Process vendor invoices/efficiently ensuring timely payments
  • Code and enter invoices into the accounting system, ensuring proper general ledger account
  • Review and reconcile vendor statements, resolving discrepancies or issues in a timely manner
  • Communicate with vendors regarding payment transactions and documentation
  • Maintain organized and accurate records of accounts payable, transactions and documentation
  • Assist with audits by providing supporting documentation and responding to inquiries as needed
  • Process non tuition cash receipts using remote deposit service
  • Prepare standard journal entries to the general ledger
  • Recommend and draft policies and procedures related to job processes
  • Cross-train with designated business office staff to provide support as needed
  • Maintain expertise in subject matter through professional development
  • Assist with special projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Controller 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in accounting/finance
  • Able to apply common sense and carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Capable of contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, organized, and able to multitask
  • Able to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly
  • Able to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with all constituents in a school environment
  • Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet functions
  • Able to use basic office equipment
  • Experience with the following software preferred: Blackbaud FENXT, FACTS Tuition Management, InResonance, and CampBrain.
  • Supports Shorecrest’s Mission and Core Values

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
  • Able to occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment

 Interested candidates should submit their resume to Shaleen Petress at [email protected] 

Associate Director of Advancement - Giving Programs

Shorecrest Preparatory School seeks a dynamic lead fundraiser, strategic partner and community connector to lead and grow our giving programs for major and annual giving as Associate Director of Advancement, Giving Programs. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to communicate the comprehensive case for restricted and unrestricted giving to support our people, programs, and facilities.

The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of Advancement and maintains open channels with CFO/ COO and Head of School. The Associate Director, Giving Programs should be a seasoned team-player with a warm collaborative nature, positive energy, and thrives meeting and engaging people everyday. The successful candidate will be an accomplished, energetic fundraiser, who understands the importance of donor engagement, personal solicitations, and most importantly, stewardship.  

12-month Position, start date August 1, 2024.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead fundraiser for Shorecrest Fund and partner to the Director of Advancement on solicitations for all other associated giving programs.
  • Fosters relationships among various constituencies to increase engagement and philanthropic participation within the Shorecrest Community.
  • Manages an extensive portfolio, caretaking the annual engagement, solicitation and stewardship of annual and leadership donors.
  • Works closely and positively with Shorecrest volunteers, faculty and the wider Tampa Bay area community.
  • Establishes annual fundraising goals for the Shorecrest Fund with the Director of Advancement and CFO, and then fundraises to that goal by the end of each fiscal year.
  • Conceptualizes and manages all Shorecrest Fund giving appeals.
  • Partners with the business office, marketing & communications, and/or other departments as needed.
  • Recruits, supports, trains, and coordinates a team of Advancement volunteers in peer-to-peer giving and advocacy for the Shorecrest Fund.
  • Analyzes annual giving data and prepares reports for the Advancement Committee and Board of Trustees, as needed.
  • Partners with the Advancement Team, Events and Facilities for community and fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters Degree a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably in the independent school environment. 
  • Communications, Marketing, Social Media, Alumni Relations or Shorecrest Alumni a plus.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to oversee multiple projects seamlessly and simultaneously, using time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in various settings; Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with public speaking is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and follow-through while working in an ever-changing environment.
  • Strict confidentiality of prospect and donor information.
  • Proficiency using donor database software or other CRM programs; experience with Raiser's Edge and NXT preferred.
  • Preference for candidates with experience utilizing GiveCampus, Hustle, OneCause, Paperless Post, Mailchimp, Canva, social media platforms, and Google Workspace.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Adept at defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, drawing valid conclusions, and implementing strategies for improvement.
  • Ability to work basic office equipment and programs.
  • Committed to inclusion, equity and the Shorecrest Mission.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement, [email protected] by July 15, 2024.

School Overview 
Shorecrest Preparatory School is a non-sectarian, coeducational PK3-12 school educating a diverse community of 1050 students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement, and the development of a commitment to social responsibility. Known for its student-centered approach to teaching and learning, Shorecrest intentionally positions itself as offering an academic program that embraces both innovative and traditional approaches to education in a nurturing environment.

As innovation permeates the Shorecrest curriculum, so do the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion as guiding principles for the school community and culture. Shorecrest strives to be a place of learning and community where differences are celebrated, where unique qualities are affirmed, and where each member of the community feels valued and respected.

St. Petersburg, Florida 
A mid-sized city and part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of nearly three million residents, St. Petersburg is well-known for its pleasant weather and is often referred to by its nickname, "The Sunshine City," for its average of some 361 days of sunshine per year. With a vibrant arts and food scene, a diverse population, and excellent health care, St. Pete offers easy access across the causeway to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport, while being a more laid-back destination with a diverse, close-knit community and easy access to the area's beautiful beaches. 

In just the past few years, the City of St. Petersburg has increasingly become a destination for visitors and new residents from around the country, frequently appearing high on lists and rankings for quality of life, population, economic growth, and more. Longtime residents and community members are quick to mention the role that Shorecrest has played in the city's growth and development.

Bus Driver - Part Time

The School Bus Driver performs driving duties for the school in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state and the policies and procedures of the school.

Essential Functions

Drive a school bus over designated routes in accordance with specified time schedules and in accordance with the regulations and laws related to pupil transportation. Transport students and teachers on athletic and educational field trips.

  • Maintain the school bus in a safe operating condition through prescribed daily vehicle inspections; report mechanical defects and malfunctions to appropriate personnel
  • Maintain the school bus in clean condition, including floors, seats, interior windows, and dash area. Empty trash receptacle when needed especially if food debris is present.
  • Maintain student order and discipline on school buses; discipline disruptive children according to established procedures and guidelines; cite students for behavior infractions; communicate behavior issues as required by school policy
  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures and techniques
  • Report incidents which affect the safety of students and the operation of the school bus
  • Comply with all Shorecrest policies, procedures and Handbooks
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Facilities Director or designate
  • Secure vehicles including closing all windows after each use

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by a minimum of six months previous school bus driving experience or vocational training
  • Requires successful completion of employment background screening and verification
  • Valid state school bus driver license, CDL class B preferred
  • The ability to take charge but deal professionally and calmly in emergency situations
  • The ability to work effectively with employees, students, parents, school administration and local law enforcement representatives
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Drivers must pass an annual physical exam specific for school bus driving (by a Bayfront Convenient Care Clinic or approved medical doctor)
  • Proficient in using Gmail and department specific technology
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • Must be able to work early morning through afternoons & some weekends

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Drivers will be exposed to seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather, while driving school buses, loading and unloading children, controlling traffic and inspecting equipment
  • Drivers will be exposed to fumes, dust, odors, petroleum products and ambient noise daily
  • Drivers must be able to deal with stress from driving in difficult traffic environments, interacting with dissatisfied or abusive individuals in a positive manner
  • Deal with exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Exert 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects
  • Stoop, climb, stand for long periods of time and perform physical labor, physical mobility and stamina to participate in activities which may be strenuous

Interested parties should fax a resume to 727-346-1803 or email resume to [email protected].

Communications Coordinator (Athletics) - Part Time

Part time, 10-month position
Approximately 20 hours per week, August-May

 

FUNCTION OF POSITION

Serves as a part time member of the School's Marketing & Communications department to cover the marketing and communications needs of the Shorecrest Chargers Athletics program. Works closely with the Athletics Department to create, manage, and update a steady stream of accurate and consistent information about Shorecrest Athletics program for the full school community, both internal and external. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff member of the Shorecrest Office of Marketing and Communications devoted to ensuring athletics communications are accurate, consistent, and within the School’s communications policies and standards. 
  • Maintains social media accounts for the Athletics Department.
  • Develops relationships and processes to help collect athletic information, photos, and updates for coaches, parents and student-athletes. 
  • Monitors/updates the Athletics webpage on the Shorecrest website.
  • Generates content ideas, ensuring all athletics-related communications are within Shorecrest brand and communications guidelines. 
  • Arranges/takes photography for athletic events/team photos.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Communications and the Athletic Director. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 1-2 years of applicable experience or relevant work expertise.
  • Strong writing, editing and fact-checking skills; ability to write for a variety of purposes.
  • Multimedia experience (photography, videography), including representing a brand or organization on social media a plus. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students and adults. Ability to be proactive in gathering athletic information from various sources.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with students, coaches, parents, and colleagues.
  • Expertise with information technology and tools.
  • Knowledge of the many ways in which information can be created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed to benefit the school.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Supports Shorecrest’s mission and core values. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Ability to work in a highly involved & fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a diverse array of contacts 
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods 
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold 

With your application, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 1-2 writing and / or multimedia examples

Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications, directly via email at [email protected].

Experiential School Substitute Teacher (Preschool; Ages 3-5)

Substitute Teacher Aides in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay are responsible for assisting in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the teacher.

The Experiential School (ages 3-5) is looking to develop its pool of substitute teachers. The Experiential School believes in a child-centered, progressive philosophy of teaching and learning that values children’s interests, ideas, strengths and uniqueness. Experiential School students are capable, curious, active and engaged thinkers and doers who learn through inquiry, exploration, discovery and play. In our learning community, Alpha and Junior Kindergarten students learn through interactions with people, environments, materials and experiences that are student-directed and teacher-guided. As such, it is important that our substitute teachers embrace these same values and philosophy of teaching.

Shorecrest prefers that our substitutes have a bachelor's degree. Experience teaching 3, 4, and 5-year old children is beneficial.

Essential Functions

  • Set up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies
  • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
  • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
  • Supervise outside playground activities
  • Follow directions given by head teacher or immediate supervisor
  • Work with children in large and small groups and individually
  • Provide classroom & playground coverage for teachers as needed
  • perform other related duties assigned by the Classroom Teacher 

Qualifications

  • High school degree or GED , Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • DCF 40 hour introductory child care training preferred
  • Interest in children in an educational setting
  • Good verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Able to use basic office equipment 
  • Proficient in technology and web based tools 
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly involved and 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
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs 
  • 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
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

If you are interested in subbing in the Experiential School, please fill out the online application. You may also e-mail your resume to Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School, at [email protected].

Extended Day Staff Member - Part Time

Extended Day Staff are responsible for supervising students in the Extended Day program and assisting in the operation of Extended Day. (After care program on weekday afternoons and child care on some days that school is closed.)

Essential Functions:

  • Set up interest centers and prepare needed materials and supplies
  • Take attendance at beginning of extended day program and keep attendance current as children leave
  • Provide excellent supervision of children throughout their time in extended day, using physical presence and child-centered language to ensure safety and appropriate behavior
  • 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
  • Manage snack time in cooperation with SAGE Dining Services
  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences
  • Follow directions given by the Director of Auxiliary Programs  

Qualifications:

  • High school degree or GED
  • Degree in education or working towards a degree in education preferred
  • Experience working with school age children
  • Interest in children in an educational setting
  • Good verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Able to use basic office equipment, technology and web based tools
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • For those working with 3-5 year old groups - 40 clock hours required by the PCLB preferred, At least 6 semester hours of college credits with passing grades in early childhood education, elementary education, physical education activities for children, guidance, recreation, child group and development OR completed a Child Development Associate credentialing program preferred. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work in a highly involved 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
  • Able to get down to the child’s level
  • Monitor children in classroom, playground, and other school areas
  • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled CLASSROOM environment
  • Work in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at [email protected].

Lacrosse Coach, Boys Team - Seasonal/Part Time

Shorecrest Preparatory School is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Lacrosse coach to take the helm of its newly formed Lacrosse program. As a new program to Shorecrest, it will begin as a JV team. The chosen candidate  will be instrumental in shaping the direction of the program and developing student-athletes in grades 8-11. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our players. This person must be effective at working independently as well as working on a team. We seek a leader who understands best practices in coaching lacrosse and who is committed to following our school’s mission while developing our student-athletes. With the installation of a new turf field, practices and games will take place on campus.

The Lacrosse Coach, under the Athletics Director’s supervision, is responsible for developing the boys’ lacrosse program. In this role, the primary responsibility will be coaching the JV team which includes the development of players and assistant coaches, as well as working with the Athletics Director to build the culture of lacrosse on campus.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills
  • Is responsible for the health and safety of the athletes during practices and games while partnering with the school’s  athletic trainer
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy to athletes and parents
  • Applies developmental and age-appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates with players, parents, administrators, and staff, including submitting a post-game recap form for official school records and communication
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and training as required by the Athletics Director
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies as put forth in Shorecrest documents
  • Distributes, collects and is responsible for team uniforms
  • Manages and maintains team equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director  

Required Experience, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching lacrosse required.
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of lacrosse.
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
  • Flexible and able to represent Shorecrest in a professional manner.
  • Works well with faculty, staff, students and Shorecrest community members in an inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Able to work and communicate well with supervisor, Shorecrest coaches, students, parents and coaches from other schools.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony McCall, Director of Athletics, at [email protected] by May 15, 2024.

Lacrosse Coach, Girls Team - Seasonal/Part Time

Shorecrest Preparatory School is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Lacrosse coach to take the helm of its newly formed Lacrosse program. As a new program to Shorecrest, it will begin as a JV team. The chosen candidate  will be instrumental in shaping the direction of the program and developing student-athletes in grades 8-11. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the academic, social, and emotional well being of our players. This person must be effective at working independently as well as working on a team. We seek a leader who understands best practices in coaching lacrosse and who is committed to following our school’s mission while developing our student-athletes. With the installation of a new turf field, practices and games will take place on campus.

The Lacrosse Coach, under the Athletics Director’s supervision, is responsible for developing the boys’ lacrosse program. In this role, the primary responsibility will be coaching the JV team which includes the development of players and assistant coaches, as well as working with the Athletics Director to build the culture of lacrosse on campus.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the athletes during practices and games while partnering with the school’s Athletic Trainer
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy to athletes and parents
  • Applies developmental and age-appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates with players, parents, administrators, and staff, including submitting a post-game recap form for official school records and communication
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and training as required by the Athletics Director
  • Familiar with and complies with all policies as put forth in Shorecrest documents
  • Distributes, collects and is responsible for team uniforms
  • Manages and maintains team equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director  

Required Experience, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching lacrosse required.
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of lacrosse.
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
  • Flexible and able to represent Shorecrest in a professional manner.
  • Works well with faculty, staff, students and Shorecrest community members in an inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Able to work and communicate well with supervisor, Shorecrest coaches, students, parents and coaches from other schools.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony McCall, Director of Athletics, at [email protected] by May 15, 2024.

Marketing & Publications Manager

FUNCTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing & Publications Manager is flexible and solution-oriented; takes initiative; communicates clearly and concisely in many formats, across multiple platforms, from print to PR to social media and the web; and creates content that is appealing to an array of target audiences. As a creative team player, the candidate is a skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail and who is passionate about words, stories, and marketing. The candidate should be resourceful, organized, and proactive, able to juggle many tasks at once while remaining self-sufficient. The position requires an experienced professional with the demonstrated ability to create compelling content that is goal oriented and supports and advances specific strategies of admission and advancement, in particular.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain a compelling narrative, and a unique and strong voice for all communications based on the brand and messaging platform of the school, maintaining quality, accuracy, authenticity, editorial style, and “voice” across all content types.
  • Conceptualize, research, and write dynamic content for the school’s magazine, website, press releases, blogs, e-newsletters, announcements, scripts, constituent letters, direct mail, social media, and other communications.
  • Manage the development, design, and production of all school print publications, including the school’s annual magazine – its flagship publication; serve as editor of the magazine, which includes substantive story development, research, writing and editing; proofreading and fact checking; working with designers, contributing writers, artists, and photographers; and interviewing alumni, parents, students, and faculty; develop new and engaging methods for the magazine's online presence.
  • In partnership with the Director, evaluate current and emerging advertising and outreach platforms; serve as the main point of contact for all school-related advertising and paid marketing campaigns. 
  • Establish and maintain productive, collaborative working relationships with other offices on campus to ensure that all communications are effective, meet determined objectives, and conform to the school’s standards and guidelines.
  • Remain integrated with and attuned to the daily life of the school, reporting on people, events, activities, achievements, and programs.
  • Support the creation of a broad range of communications within the department, and provide general communications support, including writing and editing the work of others, as needed for other departments (i.e. head of school, admissions, academics, and athletics)
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed, such as event reporting, photography, videography, occasional evening and weekend assistance, and general communications work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field and 3-5 years of relevant work experience with advanced editing, writing, and proofreading skills, preferably with magazines and school communications
  • Experience with managing and writing for publications (magazines) and a general understanding of current marketing and communications practices.
  • Experience developing smart, creative, strategic marketing copy, both print and digital – background and understanding of SEO writing preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in managing print and digital advertising campaigns; knowledge of Tampa Bay Area media market a plus. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working on communications for boarding schools, independent schools and/or higher education is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Google Workspace (G Suite) suite for communication, file management, calendaring, etc., and website content.
  • Ability to learn new software and web-based systems, including content management systems (CMS). 
  • Personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and interest in creating an inclusive experience for all Shorecrest Preparatory School constituencies. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Impeccable spelling and contemporary grammar skills; eye for adherence to editorial style.
  • Strong writing skills: demonstrated ability to write and edit successful content for multiple audiences, publishing to a variety of traditional media as well as digital and social platforms; ability to adopt and develop a brand voice.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; must possess superior organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple projects while working effectively to set and meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels.
  • A mind for storytelling, and ability to seek out story opportunities and follow through to develop meaningful content.
  • Experience with photography and videography preferred.

With your application, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3-5 writing samples in varied mediums, styles, and for different purposes; these can include, but are not limited to: Press releases, magazine features, web copy, blogging, advertising, print pieces, advancement, social media campaigns, or other marketing collateral.

Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications, directly via email at [email protected].

Soccer Coach (Varsity Girls) - Seasonal / Part Time 

Shorecrest Preparatory School is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate soccer coach to continue advancing our girls’ soccer program. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the academic, social, and emotional well being of our players. This person must be effective at working independently as well as working on a team. We seek a leader who understands best practices in coaching soccer and who is committed to following our school’s mission while developing our student-athletes.

Job Summary:

The Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, under the Athletics Director’s supervision, is responsible for developing the girls’ soccer program at Shorecrest that includes both Middle School and varsity teams. In this role, the primary responsibility will be coaching the varsity team while providing direction to the Middle School team during our winter sports season.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills
  • Is responsible for the health and safety of the athletes.
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy
  • Applies developmental and age-appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates with players, parents, administrators, and staff, including submitting a post-game recap form for official school records and communication
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and training as required by the Athletics Director
  • Completes all Shorecrest Human Resources and FHSAA compliance requirements in a timely manner
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies as put forth in Shorecrest documents
  • Distributes, collects and is responsible for team uniforms
  • Manages and maintains team equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director  

Required Experience, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching soccer required.
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of soccer.
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
  • Flexible and able to represent Shorecrest in a professional manner.
  • Works well with faculty, staff, students and Shorecrest community members in an inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Able to work and communicate well with supervisor, Shorecrest coaches, students, parents and coaches from other schools.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony McCall, Director of Athletics, at [email protected] by June 15, 2024.

Softball Coach (Varsity) - Seasonal/ Part Time

Shorecrest Chargers Athletics is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Softball Coach to continue advancing our softball program. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the academic, social, and emotional well being of our players. This person must be effective at working independently as well as working on a team. We seek a leader who understands best practices in coaching soccer and who is committed to following our school’s mission while developing our student-athletes.

Job Summary: The Varsity Softball Coach, under the Athletic Director’s supervision, is responsible for developing the softball program at Shorecrest which includes both Middle School and Varsity teams. In this role the primary responsibility will be coaching the Varsity team while providing direction to the Middle School team during our spring sports season.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the athletes
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy
  • Applies developmental and age-appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates with players, parents, administrators, and staff, including submitting a post-game recap form for official school records and communication
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and training as required by the Athletics Director
  • Completes all Shorecrest Human Resources and FHSAA compliance requirements in a timely manner
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies as put forth in Shorecrest documents
  • Distributes, collects and is responsible for team uniforms
  • Manages and maintains team equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director  

Required Experience, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching softball required
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of softball
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously
  • Flexible and able to represent Shorecrest in a professional manner
  • Works well with faculty, staff, students and Shorecrest community members in an inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Able to work and communicate well with supervisor, Shorecrest coaches, students, parents and coaches from other schools.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Anthony McCall, Athletic Director, at [email protected] by June 15, 2024.

Teaching Internship - Lower School

Shorecrest’s Lower School provides an internship program that offers a unique learning and professional growth opportunity for current and recent college graduates, as well as adults interested in pursuing a career in education. 

About Shorecrest’s Lower School
The Lower School embraces a child-centered philosophy of teaching and learning. Students are viewed as active participants in their learning. 

Internship
We are seeking responsible, respectful, conscientious and hard working individuals to work as teaching interns for the course of four months - one school year. 

Interns work directly with teachers and students throughout the day. The position allows individuals to acquire experience working with students and faculty in one of Florida’s best independent schools, and to learn more about the field of education. 

Teaching interns will be supported and supervised by the Head of the Lower School, Dean of Curriculum and the cooperating classroom teacher. 

This is not a salaried position; however, it is an opportunity for the individual to gain valuable experience and to develop a professional growth plan. There also may be opportunities for the intern to teach clubs after school in art, music, robotics, etc. Schedules can be flexible but must total a minimum of 20 hours a week, align with the classes schedule, and have the most time working with children. 

Criteria
Interested candidates need to demonstrate strong communication skills, a positive “can do” attitude, and a commitment to innovative and child-centered pedagogies of teaching and learning. Letters of recommendations about the candidate need to reflect that the individual is trustworthy, warm, reliable and demonstrates excellent judgment.

Acceptance into the program is contingent upon appropriate background checks and interviews. Interns must agree to and follow policies in the Shorecrest Faculty and Staff Handbook.

Qualifications

  • High School or College diploma 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Competency with Google apps and word processing applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • Love for teaching and learning and working with children

Interested candidates should send their resume and a letter of interest to Lisa Bianco at [email protected] by September 15. 


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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to providing equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, disability/handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  If you believe you have been treated inconsistently with this policy, please immediately report your concern or questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies to Kristine Grant, In-house Counsel 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, [email protected] or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). You will not be retaliated against for bringing forth a complaint in good faith.

Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.


Initial Inquiry and Application

Written inquiries are welcome throughout the year. The most effective time to inquire for the following school year, however, is February 15 - May 15. It is during this time period that most openings become known and when the School is most active in its recruitment and hiring.A letter with a resume is sufficient as an initial inquiry. Inquiries should be addressed as follows:

Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First St. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

An Application for Employment may be obtained here. 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 ask about the status of your application. Applications received will be considered for one year. E-mail: [email protected].


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 daily lunch; group medical, vision and dental insurance; life insurance; and a pension/savings program through TIAA/CREF. There is also a tuition remission and other savings for faculty children.


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About Tampa Bay

The School

Shorecrest Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational day school enrolling 980 students from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through the twelfth grade. Located near I-275 in northeast St. Petersburg, Shorecrest serves families residing throughout the Tampa Bay area. Among the oldest independent day schools in Florida, Shorecrest seeks diversity in its students, faculty and administration, and our school community reflects the ethnicities, religions, social classes and lifestyles to be found on Florida's West Coast. We welcome applications from candidates who exhibit talent, intelligence, professionalism and dedication to teaching. Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and by Cognia; it is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the College Board.

The Area

St. Petersburg is located at the hub of the larger Tampa Bay area which also includes the cities of Tampa, Clearwater and Sarasota. A system of major roads and multiple bridges spanning the Bay itself makes the entire region easily accessible. An overall population of over two million supports a wide variety of year-round cultural, athletic, dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Here you'll find a variety of museums, a zoo, aquarium and Busch Gardens; and in addition mid-state attractions such as Sea World and Walt Disney World are less than two hours away, while Florida's Atlantic Coast and Cape Kennedy are a three hour drive due east.

The Climate

Florida's warm, sunny climate is legendary, and Tampa Bay's climate is no exception to this general rule. St. Petersburg enjoys 361 sunny days per year on average, and our mean temperature varies from about 60°F in winter to about 90°F in summer. The rainy season runs from June through the end of November, but the typical summer weather pattern sees long sunny days punctuated by afternoon thunderstorms which reduce the temperature and generally clear before sunset. Virtually all outdoor sports and activities can occur year-round here, and St. Pete places a high premium on providing and maintaining municipal recreational facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses, and the Pinellas (Bicycle) Trail. Twenty eight miles of white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico provide additional opportunities for sunning, strolling, shelling and just plain relaxing.

Financial Climate

Florida's financial climate is as "user-friendly" as its natural climate. There are no state or local personal income taxes, no occupational privilege taxes, and the relatively low sales tax (6.5% statewide; 7% in Pinellas County) exempts groceries, medicines, household fuels, and most services.

Culture

There is a thriving cultural life in the Tampa Bay region with various museums and theaters showcasing the visual and performing arts. St. Petersburg is home to the Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and a Chihuly Collection, among others. Tampa is well-known for its Museum of Science and Industry; and the John and Mable Ringling Museum located in Sarasota houses a major collection of European masters. Smaller specialty museums also abound throughout the region. The Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts host the Florida Symphony Orchestra in its September through May season.  These versatile halls also offer a continuing menu of musical, theatrical, athletic and entertainment productions on tour. Playhouses in each of the Bay area's cities provide opportunities for local actors and directors to showcase their skills.

Our mild climate also makes possible a series of outdoor celebrations of the arts. Highlights include juried arts and crafts shows, theatre and concerts in parks along the Bay, a First Night Celebration, a Renaissance Fair and SHINE - an outdoor mural festival that adds vibrant colors to our streets. And don't even get us started on the innovative, family-owned restaurant scene in DTSP! (That's how the locals refer to Downtown St. Pete.)

Higher Education

The region also has several institutions of higher education which promote the continuing life of the mind. Eckerd College, Stetson University's College of Law, the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and the University of Tampa are probably the best-known of these. There are also a variety of religiously-affiliated colleges within reasonable commuting distance.

Sports

Tampa Bay has much to please the sports enthusiast. At present, the area is home to the 2002 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers,  and ice hockey team Tampa Bay Lightning. The area has long provided winter training seasons for various major league baseball teams, and St. Petersburg has its own professional baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays, which began play as the Devil Rays in 1998. In 2012, the Rowdies won the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship after a thrilling shoot-out victory in front of a sold out crowd at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. The area also hosts PGA golf tournaments, NCAA basketball playoffs, sailing regattas, Grand Prix auto racing, as well as a wide range of amateur athletic competitions throughout the year. Numerous running races and triathlons use our pretty roadways, and local run clubs are a great way to meet people.

In Conclusion...

Shorecrest is located in the midst of all of this, very near the geographic center of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the Southeast. We offer regionally competitive salaries which enable a high quality of life in a very desirable environment. A career at Shorecrest offers both professional and personal satisfaction; living in the St. Pete / Tampa Bay area is a pleasure in its own right. After all, some 4 million tourists annually come to visit what those of us who live and work here call home! We appreciate your interest in our school and wish you well in your job search.

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