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

Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Head of School Search

  • Advancement Intern – Seasonal-Temporary Part Time

    Assists the Advancement Office in research and clerical duties.

    Essential Functions
    • Updates the Raisers Edge Database
    • Alumni and Annual Fund Social Media Support
    • Updates the Alumni Website
    • Reaches out to Alumni to update contact and activity information
    • Researches and helps develop Alumni Annual Fund Appeals
    • Copies and edits various publications as needed
    • Other duties assigned by the Advancement Director
    Qualifications
    • Must be extremely well organized
    • Exceptional people skills a must  
    • Phone etiquette and professional personal presentation top priority  
    • Ability to communicate effectively with co workers and Alumni
    • Confidentiality critical in this position  
    • Proven proficiency in database applications, Word, Excel and Google Drive Suite
    • Ability to use basic office equipment
    • High school diploma or GED preferred
    • A graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School preferred
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity 
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear and interact with students, parents, staff and visitors  
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
    • Regularly use close and distant vision
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Turn, bend, reach and occasionally use a ladder
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment  
    Interested Candidates may submit application and resume to Stacy Alexander at salexander@shorecrest.org by May 15, 2019.

    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 Music Teacher

    Shorecrest Preparatory School, a PK-12 independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida, is accepting applications for a highly motivated, creative, intellectually engaged K-4 music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The PK-4th grade music program at Shorecrest seeks to nurture a love of music and provide children with a firm understanding of musical concepts and skills.

    The School’s approach to teaching strikes a balance between the progressive and the pragmatic, developing lifelong learners who excel not only in colleges and universities, but also in their professional and personal adult lives. The School is committed to a building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff and families; Shorecrest seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. Candidates must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the school community and committed to the school’s vision, educational approach, and strategic plan. (To review the Shorecrest Strategic Plan, please visit www.shorecrest.org/vision2018.)

    The ideal candidate is a progressive and passionate educator. He or she will have a strong musical background that includes both teaching and performing and a strong lens towards equity, justice and diversity work when choosing materials and content. He or she has the desire to grow in an innovative professional learning community, is enthusiastic about teaching and learning, and is innovative and growth-oriented. The successful candidate will have a collaborative spirit, an interest in building community within and beyond the classroom, and a strong commitment to nurturing children’s individual talents and passions.

    Additional Selection Criteria for Prospective Teachers
    • Commitment to tenets of progressive education
    • Experience with thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques
    • Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • Draws from constructivist theories of teaching and learning; student-centered
    • Demonstrates strong written, verbal, and organizational skills
    • Knows and applies knowledge of current professional literature
    • Experience with flexible, creative, and aesthetically pleasing classroom design
    • Experience organizing and directing musical performances in collaboration with classroom teachers
    • Experience in the ORFF-Schulwerk and Kodaly methodology preferred
    • Proficiency on the piano preferred
    • Willing to participate fully in the life of the school
    • Proficient with using technology and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom for instruction as well as for student use
    Master's degree is preferred. Interested candidates should submit Resume, Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to Mrs. Melissa Lotz at MLotz@shorecrest.org by April 15.

    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 English Teacher

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered English teacher to join an already dynamic English department. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching all levels of English in the Upper School, including AP English and/or Language. The primary focus in the first years will likely involve 9th and 10th grade English. The candidate will have a strong background in the teaching of writing and literary analysis, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to student learning and development. An interest in creating and teaching semester-length advanced English electives is an added asset. The ideal candidate will also be enthusiastic about innovative pedagogies such as discussion-based teaching, authentic assessment, and Project Based Learning.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s or Doctoral degree is preferred.
    • Experience leading seminar-style discussions, a strong commitment to the teaching of writing and literary analysis.
    • Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to curriculum design, teacher growth, and best practices for student learning.
    • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside of the classroom.
    • Serve as an advisor to 12-14 students, guiding students in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal development, and acting as primary liaison to parents/guardians.
    • Sponsor a student club and/or coach an athletic team.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of cultural competency and a commitment to a community that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
    • Comfortable using online texts, iPad devices, and Learning Management System.
    Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida. Last year, 70% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective and online offerings, and and an Independent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
     
    Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Fatima Morlando, Upper School Administrative Assistant at fmorlando@shorecrest.org. Please include “English Position” in the subject heading.

    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 Third Grade Teacher

    Shorecrest Preparatory School, a PK-12 independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida is accepting applications for a highly motivated, creative, intellectually engaged 3rd grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The school’s approach to teaching strikes a balance between the progressive and the pragmatic, developing lifelong learners who excel not only in colleges and universities, but also in their professional and personal adult lives. The School is committed to a building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff and families; Shorecrest seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.

    The ideal candidate is a progressive and passionate educator. He or she has the desire to grow in an innovative professional learning community, is enthusiastic about teaching and learning, and is current with best practices. Candidates must be willing to collaborate with faculty and families, be flexible in order to meet the needs of the school community, and committed to the school’s vision, educational approach, and strategic plan (To review the Shorecrest Strategic Plan, please visit www.shorecrest.org/vision2018).

    Additional Selection Criteria for Prospective Teachers
    • Commitment to tenets of progressive education
    • Embraces implementing a multicultural classroom and a social-emotional curriculum
    • Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • Experienced teaching reading and writing workshop  
    • Experience with inquiry project-based teaching and learning
    • Draws from constructivist theories of teaching and learning; student-centered
    • Skilled with the use of formative and summative assessments
    • Demonstrates strong written, verbal, and organizational skills
    • Knows and applies knowledge of current professional literature
    • Experience with flexible, creative, and aesthetically pleasing classroom design
    • Willing to contribute regularly to school community activities
    • Proficient with using technology and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom for instruction as well as for student use
    Master's degree is preferred. Interested candidates should submit Resume, Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to Mrs. Melissa Lotz at MLotz@shorecrest.org by April 30.
  • Advancement Associate

    Provides administrative and database support as well as special project ownership for the Advancement Office and volunteers. Under the direction of the Director of Advancement and may provide support to others.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Main welcome for guests in office and at events.
    • Answers incoming telephone calls, as needed; answers questions, resolves issues, takes messages, forwards calls to the appropriate parties.
    • Must adhere to strict confidentiality of prospect and donor information.
    • Performs administrative, secretarial assignments and special projects with minimal direction and serves as key administrative support for the operations of the Adv. office.
    • Maintains Raiser’s Edge donor database for campaign, including accurate entry of donor actions, assignments of solicitors, entry of proposals and creation of reports and lists. Enters vital constituent information and assists in other database-related duties for Adv.
    • Creates finished documents from notes or outlines, including letters, memos, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, spreadsheets and presentations and maintains archives.
    • Supports donor stewardship program by coordinating the signing, mailing and filing of acknowledgement letters, as well as preparing tribute acknowledgements and reports.
    • Tracks department expenses in the credit card system and through check requests.
    • Maintains electronic calendar for Director of Advancement, Headmaster and volunteers and committees for advancement meetings and events.
    • Coordinates donor naming opportunities, tracks availability of naming opportunities, orders and arranges for installation of donor recognition and maintains and updates Cumulative Giving data and display.
    • Prepares invitations, tracks RSVPs, and coordinates with volunteers to implement donor cultivation, donor recognition, and other campaign related events.
    • Prepares campaign gift proposals for solicitation meetings as directed by Director of Adv.
    • Maintains documentation of campaign pledges received, proposals submitted, and totals for presentation to Board and Advancement Committee
    • Organizes donor research to prepare Headmaster, Director of Adv. and volunteers prior to campaign meetings or events.
    • Contributes positively to volunteer morale; maintains a positive, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies; provides positive encouragement to volunteers.
    • Coordinates activities and collaborates with Advancement volunteers through scheduling meetings, meeting rooms, refreshments/catering, ordering flowers, organizing equipment, etc. as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    • Database program experience required; Raiser’s Edge /NXT proficiency preferred.
    • Comfortable with Social Media platforms and other media.
    • A minimum of three years experience in a similar position.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly.
    • Ability to prepare written documents and communications with accuracy, thoroughness, and correct grammar and punctuation.
    • Ability to collaborate with co-workers and support volunteers in order to fully support the mission of the Advancement Office.
    • Must demonstrate competency with word processing, database, spreadsheet, Google Drive Suite and Internet applications.
    • Ability to use basic office equipment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
    • Regularly use close and distance vision
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Turn, bend, reach and occasionally use a ladder
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment
    • Works in a highly involved and busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • Occasional work required outside of regular business hours
    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 may submit application and resume to Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement, at mgillis@shorecrest.org by May 15, 2019.
  • 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.

    Monday through Friday afternoons from around 2:15pm until around 6pm daily.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Set up interest centers and preparing 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
    • Keep and turn in monthly attendance sheets relative to payment plans
    • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
    • Serve snack and 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 Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Qualifications 
    • High school degree or GED 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, 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 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 and cold
    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
    Interested parties should email their resume, application and references to Kendel Mott kmott@shorecrest.org.
  • 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.

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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.