Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Learning Specialist Coordinator – Full Time

    Beginning August 2020, in The Learning Center at Shorecrest for Lower School (K-4) and Middle School (5-8)

    The LS/MS Learning Specialist Coordinator is employed to support both individual students and the school community in addressing learning differences.

    Essential Elements
    • Observes and screens for learning difficulties / disabilities
    • Provides leadership and collaborates with faculty in the integration of the scope and sequence of the school curriculum
    • Implements developmentally appropriate intervention-oriented small group activities to meet student needs and school goals
    • Collaborates with parents and teachers to assist students with modified educational goals
    • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
    • Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Co-Directors of The Learning Center
    Qualifications
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • A minimum of five years of teaching and administration experience in an independent school environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
    • Able to use basic office equipment
    • Proficient in using technology in instructional and web-based tools
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    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 15 lbs
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    Interested candidates should forward a resume to Tracie Belt: tbelt@shorecrest.org and Miriam Pardoll at mpardoll@shorecrest.org.

    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.
  • Summer Camp Sports & Games Group Leader

    Leads by example by being respectful, mature, compassionate, fun and enthusiastic with all campers and staff. Under the direction of the Director of Summer Programs. Ceate and participate in activities by demonstrating or helping campers build self confidence, allowing them to develop skills and explore their potential.

    Essential Functions: 
    • Create activities based on the themes of the weeks for sports/outdoor play 
    • Monitor and engage campers in directed activities 
    • Create a caring and nurturing environment for campers that encourage participation 
    • Follow the plans of the Director of Summer programs to ensure that all campers are engaged 
    • Through encouragement, leadership and motivation, help campers to build self confidence and develop skills that they can use outside of the camp 
    • Through training, encouragement, leadership, and motivation, help counselors home their leadership skills 
    • Provide leadership lessons to CITs and counselors on a weekly basis 
    • Report any infractions of rules by campers or counselors to the Director of Summer Programs 
    • Stay with your campers unless asked to do otherwise by the Director of Summer Programs or Headmaster 
    • Maintain and uphold all of the Shorecrest Preparatory School’s and Safety Policies including but not limited to following safe work procedures, knowing and complying with all the laws and regulations, reporting any injury or illness immediately, reporting unsafe acts and conditions along with the overriding principle of taking reasonable precautions in the circumstances to protect his/herself 
    • Ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for the campers and their families 
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Summer Programs
    Qualifications 
    • College Degree, preferably in education, early childhood, or comparable major 
    • Previous on the job experience in related field required 
    • CPR and 1st Aid certified 
    • Maturity to guide college age to lower school age students at appropriate developmental levels 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and students 
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form 
    • Ability to ascertain which campers may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly 
    • Able to use basic office equipment 
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Required to sit, talk, hear and visually communicate with campers, parents and Director of Summer Programs
    • Be able to regularly lift up to 30 pounds
    • Both close and distance vision is required
    • Able to work effectively in summer heat in Florida
    Please forward your resume and a completed application (available online) to tkessel@shorecrest.org.

    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.
  • Upper School Digital Arts and Photography Teacher (grades 9-12)

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered instructor in Graphic Design (Adobe Creative Cloud), Digital Film (iMovie, Adobe Premier Pro) and Photography (black and white 35mm film). Interested candidates must have teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area, as well as a desire to be part of an independent school community that thrives on the relationships built outside of the classroom.

    Essential Functions
    • Teaches five sections as assigned by the Academic Dean and/or Department Chair
      • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and assessments
      • Uses scheduled free periods in order to advise and assist students
      • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
      • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Serves as an advisor to 13-16 students, guiding students in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/guardians
      • Reviews and incorporates the appropriate advisory curriculum as distributed by the grade level sponsor
    • Serves as either an athletic coach, a sponsor of a student club, or some other ancillary activity approved by the Upper School Head
    • Continues to serve as a practicing artist in their field
    • Collaborates with other faculty and staff as part of a community that emphasizes mutual support and shared programmatic creation and implementation
    • Reviews and abides by the Shorecrest Employee Handbook and the Upper School Faculty Handbook
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Upper School Head
    Qualifications
    • Candidates must be able to demonstrate each of the following
      • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Illustrator, Photoshop, iMovie, Adobe Premier Pro and all aspects of photography darkroom procedures and management
      • Ability to address and teach the Elements of Art and Principles of Design across media
      • Ability to instruct students in digital drawing techniques
      • Teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area
      • Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree or PhD is preferred
      • A commitment to curriculum design, student growth, and teacher growth
      • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside the classroom
      • Usage of authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, discussion-based learning, and project-based learning
      • Proficiency with technology including iPad, learning management systems, and basic G Suite for Education (Google) tools
      • A commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Candidates must be able to function in a collaborative, collegial, and compassionate educational community that stresses deliberation, discussion, and relationships outside of the classroom
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a very busy and involved environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment  
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    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.

    Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant at fmorlando@shorecrest.org.
  • Upper School Math Teacher (grades 9-12)

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered instructor in Mathematics to join a collaborative and supportive faculty. Interested candidates must have teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area, as well as a desire to be part of an independent school community that thrives on the relationships built outside of the classroom.
    Essential Functions
    • Teaches five sections as assigned by the Academic Dean and/or Department Chair
    • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and assessments
    • Uses scheduled free periods in order to advise and assist students
    • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
    • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Serves as an advisor to 13-16 students, guiding students in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/guardians
    • Reviews and incorporates the appropriate advisory curriculum as distributed by the grade level sponsor
    • Serves as either an athletic coach, a sponsor of a student club, or some other ancillary activity approved by the Upper School Head
    • Collaborates with other faculty and staff as part of a community that emphasizes mutual support and shared programmatic creation and implementation
    • Reviews and abides by the Shorecrest Employee Handbook and the Upper School Faculty Handbook
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Upper School Head

    Qualifications
    • Candidates must be able to demonstrate each of the following
      • Teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area
        • Familiarity with NCTM standards 
      • Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s degree or PhD is preferred
      • A commitment to curriculum design, student growth, and teacher growth
      • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside the classroom
      • Usage of authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, discussion-based learning, and project-based learning
      • Proficiency with technology including iPad, learning management systems, and basic G Suite for Education (Google) tools
      • A commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Candidates must be able to function in a collaborative, collegial, and compassionate educational community that stresses deliberation, discussion, and relationships outside of the classroom

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in a very busy and involved environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment  
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
    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.

    Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant at fmorlando@shorecrest.org.
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician

    The Facilities Technician will provide general facilities support for the Operations Department.
     
    Essential Duties
    • In the following four areas of general maintenance, repair, replace or modify items to assure they are in proper and safe working order. Request any repair or replacement parts and supplies needed to complete tasks:  
      • Electrical - switches, receptacles, bulbs, ballasts, etc.
      • Plumbing-faucets, toilets, drains, supplies, etc.
      • HVAC - thermostats, motors, filters, etc.  
    • Assist in traffic control on campus for drop-off and pick-up of students and parking for events. Make sound decisions in traffic control by being flexible, decisive or firm with drivers, depending on the situation
    • Perform all duties in a safe manner and seek assistance for any task that to perform safely would need additional personnel or equipment
    • Assist when needed with the upkeep of the campus grounds, athletic fields, housekeeping and setups and teardowns
    • Request, accept and provide suggestions or recommendations and guidance from and to others on how and why to best complete tasks       
    • Communicate effectively, professionally and clearly with the entire school community (faculty, staff, parents students, visitors and outside vendors)
    • Work closely with the Director and Assistant of Operations to communicate, address and solve any concerns, issues or priorities that may arise during the performance of duties
    • Contribute positively to team, morale maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor
    • Other duties as assigned by Director of Operations or Assistant 
    Qualifications
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Related experience in Facilities Operations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as work requests, instructions, drawings, schematics and procedures
    • Basic computer and typing skills required  
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly climb ladders including to rooftops         
    • Be able to occasionally life up to 70 lbs. while using proper lifting techniques
    • Regularly use close and distance vision
    • Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school
    • Able to work a flexible schedule (weekdays, evenings and weekends) 
    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
    Interested parties should email their resume, application and references to Donna Novell at dnovell@shorecrest.org 
  • LOWER SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE

    The Lower School (grades K-4) is always looking to develop its pool of substitute teachers. The Lower School embraces a child-centered, progressive philosophy of teaching and learning. Students are viewed as active participants in their learning. They learn to read by reading great books and to write by writing and studying the craft of writing. Students engage in hands-on math investigations and in-depth projects. We believe the social and emotional learning goes hand-in-hand with the academic curriculum. We live our mission and core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and the pursuit of knowledge. As such, it is important that our substitute teachers embrace these same values and philosophy of teaching. Shorecrest requires that our substitutes have a bachelor's degree. (Experience teaching is a plus.)

    If you are interested in subbing in our Lower School, please fill out the online application. You may also e-mail your resume to Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School: lbianco@Shorecrest.org.

    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • After Care worker – Part Time

    Creative, engaged childcare provider to care for pre-school and/or elementary age students in our after school program. Includes supervising outdoor and indoor play, helping with homework and doing arts and crafts. Child care experience required.
     
    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
    • Greet parents as they sign out their children
    • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
    • Serve snack
    • Keep Director informed of supplies needed
    • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences
    • Supervise homework and indoor activities as well as outside playground activities
    • Follow directions given by the Dir. 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
    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
    Interested parties should email their resume, application and references to Terry Kessel at tkessel@shorecrest.org.

General Information

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

Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Shorecrest is a member of the 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 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. 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 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: 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 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.

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.

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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.

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.