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

Current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Administrative School Receptionist - Secretary

    Reports To: Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster
    Position Purpose: Provides receptionist, switchboard and general office support to the School

    Essential Functions
    • Professionally greets and assists staff, students, parents and visitors
    • Assists Admissions with welcoming potential new families, and answering introductory / inquiry questions for prospective families, including capturing family information & grade of potential applicant
    • Schedules and confirms via email all tours and shadows for the Admissions Department
    • Operates the school’s multi-line phone system; directs calls to the appropriate party, takes messages and provides information and assistance to callers
    • Works in rapport with school protection officers. Makes identification tags for all personnel
    • Contributes positively to employee morale; maintains a positive, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies
    • Maintains an adequate supply of office supplies and materials for the administrative office area and breakroom area and facilitates repairs of office equipment
    • Sorts and distributes Central Administration incoming mail; prepares outgoing mail
    • Performs various secretarial duties for the Business Office
    • Works with the Advancement Office to schedule new family visits with Headmaster
    • Collaborates with Headmaster’s Administrative Assistant on various projects, such as the volunteer opportunities, on-campus forums, community meetings, recognitions, etc.
    • Organizes and supports Parent Volunteer Program with SCA representatives.
    • Assists with document preparation and other office duties as directed
    • Assists the Admissions with coordinating set up and registration for events
    • Creates and sends email broadcasts in portal as requested by Admissions
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster or Headmaster 
    Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • 2 years of previous experience in an equivalent position or equivalent amount of relevant training preferred
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
    • Ability to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly
    • Must demonstrate competency with basic internet and Microsoft Office applications and Google Applications
    • Ability to operate a variety of office business equipment associated with school activities including computer, copier functions which includes scanning and faxing
    • Ability to work in a highly involved and busy environment
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear and to visually intercept visitors  
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
    • Regularly use close and distance vision
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Turn, bends, reach and occasionally use a ladder
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment  
    • Work in a busy, often distracting environment
    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admissions and 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. All applications must be submitted by May 16, 2017.

    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Middle School French Teacher

    Start Date: August 2017
    Reports To: Middle School Head
    Position Purpose: The French teacher prepares curriculum and teaches courses to Middle School students.

    Essential Functions
    • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts for 5 class sections
    • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
    • Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers
    • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Uses effective class management techniques to insure effective learning
    • Acts as an academic advisor to 11-14 students a school year
    • Develops and implements a professional growth plan
    • Leads professional development and parent workshops
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
    • Contribute to the school community (examples are after school clubs, volunteer for Shorecrest sponsored events, coaching)
    • Collaborates with other Faculty and Staff
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
    Qualifications
    • Expertise in the field of French and second language instruction
    • Bachelor’s degree in French, French Education, or post graduate work in subject matter required
    • An affinity for working with children with 3-5 years of Middle School teaching experience preferred
    • Committed to supporting the school’s strategic initiatives, including a commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Passion for working with pre-teens and early teenage groups with patience and understanding for the age group
    • Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
    • Passionate about teaching and learning
    • Warm, friendly, outgoing and committed to excellence
    • Proficient with using technology particularly a 1:1 iPad for instruction as well as student use
    • Able to utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
    • Experience with teaching teams, project work, and proven teacher/leader who can participate in developing grade level projects and service learning opportunities
    • Collaborative, able to work and communicate well with students, parents, and colleagues
    • Highly organized and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Possesses enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring and advising
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Works in an active 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 heat and cold
    LEAD students by embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students in and out of the classroom.
     
    DESIGN an innovative world language curricula that will connect the French program to other disciplines across the Middle School.
     
    ENGAGE students with a combination of educational best practices -- cooperative learning, technology, labs, projects --  while also offering positive reinforcement and support.
     
    CONNECT with students, families, and faculty both inside and outside the classroom to foster the strength of the Shorecrest community.
     
    EDUCATE not only students but also colleagues through professional development opportunities.
     
    COLLABORATE with the seventh grade team to create a cross curricular program that challenges and supports students.
     
    GUIDE an advisory of students through the challenges of modern adolescence.
     
    PARTNER with established community or educational organizations while building new connections in and beyond the local community.
     
    INNOVATE your teaching by evaluating content, materials, as well as instruction methods to remain an outstanding educator.

    INSPIRE the school community to grow and Be More.
     
    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 Receptionist

    Shorecrest's Lower School is seeking a receptionist who is warm, patient, hardworking and professional. The position requires someone with strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate has experience working in an office or school setting. This is the perfect position for someone who enjoys helping people and being part of a dynamic learning community. Work hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

    Essential Functions
    • Operates the Lower School phone system; answers all calls in a courteous manner, answers questions or directs calls to the appropriate party, takes messages and provides information and assistance to callers
    • Professionally greets and assists staff, parents, students, prospective students/parents and visitors; answers questions for staff, parents, students and others, making sure they feel welcome, giving directions, making sure they wear ID badges when appropriate and that they meet with the appropriate personnel, assisting students with notes and forms
    • Maintain daily sign in/out sheet for students and maintains/updates attendance reports
    • Sorts and distributes incoming mail; prepares outgoing mail
    • Assists with document preparation and other office duties as directed  
    • Communicates end of day transportation and any changes to teachers involved
    • Assists with coordination for field trips
    • Maintains the office appearance and maintains office supplies – updating and organizing bulletin boards, bookcases, shelves and front desk
    • Maintains the paper and orders machine supplies for the copier. Runs copies as requested by faculty and staff and assists faculty with classroom copies
    • Creates interim reports for each trimester from 4th grade teachers and mailing copies to parents
    • Liaison with Student/Community Association, hot lunch program, school offices, maintenance and Picture Lady/Gentleman Program
    • Relief for School Nurse - helping with minor first aid
    • Relays all Extended Day forms to Director of Auxiliary Programs pertaining to Extended Day registration – keeps accurate records of daily changes for students
    • Assists with coordination of After School Extracurricular Activities – including registration, all communications, liaison between activity directors and parents
    • Updates online summer information packets for distribution, updates online Faculty Notebooks and updates Student Handbooks for publication
    • Collection and dissemination of all information and forms to do with special events such as Grandparents Day, Poetry in the Park, and Holiday Gift Drive
    • May perform other duties assigned by the Head of the Experiential and Lower Schools, such as covering a class for short periods of time
    Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of six months previous experience in an equivalent position or equivalent amount of relevant training and experience
    • 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
    • Must demonstrate competency with basic microsoft office and word processing 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
    • Able to work in a highly involved and busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear and visually intercept visitors  
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
    • Regularly use close and distance vision
    • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Turn, bends, reach and occasionally use a ladder
    • Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment
    Please send resume and a letter of interest addressed to Ms. Marcia Johnston at MJohnston@Shorecrest.org.
  • Part Time Upper School Vocal Music Teacher

    Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student­-centered Instructor to teach Choral Music and Vocal Pedagogy, and to assist with performance opportunities and Musical Theatre productions. The ideal candidate may also be capable of instrumental music. The candidate will have a passion for teaching and a commitment to student learning and development. The candidate will possess strong communication and organizational skills.

    Start Date: August 2017

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • A minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the high school level, preferably in an independent school environment, with an extensive musical repertoire.
    • Ability to read music, to teach and modify vocal parts, and set harmonies to students’ capabilities.
    • Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to students and to teacher growth.
    • Commitment to a community that values equity, diversity and inclusion
    Learn more about Upper School performing arts at Shorecrest.

    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 it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

    Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Lee, Chair of the Performing Arts at Shorecrest: clee@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.

Working at Shorecrest

Policy of Non-discrimination

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs. 

Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.