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Career Opportunities

Current Openings

Contact Diane Scott, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, to apply or for more information.

POSITION TITLE: Head of Lower Division (click PDF to download)

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School, an outstanding independent co-educational day school in the heart of Tampa, provides value-driven education for over 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

St. John’s Core Values and Episcopal identity focus on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in the School’s mission statement. A feeling of positive energy, inclusiveness, optimism, respect and kindness permeates our campuses. Our graduates are sought by and thrive in Tampa’s premier public and private schools, and they are prepared for lives of learning and service.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Head of Lower Division (Grades 1-4)

  • Provide a nurturing, warm, and safe learning environment that celebrates students and prepares them for lifelong learning
  • Serve as a present and prominent leader and manager of the lower division campus
  • Create opportunities for greater faculty collaboration, support, and oversight
  • Ensure that the Lower Division curriculum continues to align with 21st century skill development, is reviewed and strengthened regularly with innovative initiatives, and prepares students for success in Middle Division and beyond
  • Contribute to a school-wide leadership team to represent and be responsive to the needs of the Lower Division
  • Assess and address the learning support needs for an increasingly diverse student body
  • Ensure that positive momentum focusing on innovation and improvement continues

Personal Qualities

  • An educational leader with experience focused on Grades 1-4
  • A leader with imagination, vision, and energy who delights in children
  • A decisive leadership style together with authentic listening skills
  • A visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Enthusiasm for 21st century innovation in pedagogy and informed about curriculum and instruction
  • Emotional intelligence with an ability to connect with a variety of people and age groups
  • A commitment to provide ongoing and stable leadership to a wonderful lower division community rather than see the opportunity as a brief tenured ‘stepping stone’
  • Intentionality about continuing to create and support a diverse community
  • An articulate communicator who can promote the Lower Division in admissions and development
  • An ability to engender inspiration and optimism
  • A leader who will work to build a collaborative culture among the faculty and across divisional lines

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter explaining why they would be an excellent addition to the outstanding St. John’s team, a current C.V., and contact information for no fewer than three professional references to Diane Scott, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at dscott@stjohnseagles.org. St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION TITLE: Director of Institutional Advancement (click to download PDF)

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School, an outstanding independent co-educational day school in the heart of Tampa, provides value-driven education for over 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

St. John’s Core Values and Episcopal identity focus on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in the School’s mission statement. A feeling of positive energy, inclusiveness, optimism, respect and kindness permeates our campuses. Our graduates are sought by and thrive in Tampa’s premier public and private schools, and they are prepared for lives of learning and service.

St. John’s seeks an energetic and dynamic individual with demonstrated professional excellence to join our outstanding team as Director of Institutional Advancement. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with an immediate start date.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Director of Institutional Advancement reports to the Head of School and collaborates with the entire leadership team including the, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Admissions, Director of Marketing and Communications and the Division Heads. The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for all aspects of fundraising including the Eagles Fund, Major Gifts, Special Events, Grants, Capital Campaign and Communication. This job is accomplished through the individual’s own direct efforts as well as managing others and effectively leveraging the skills and volunteer contributions of St. John’s parents and alumni,
board members, faculty and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and oversees fundraising strategies, fundraising plans and donor
    relationships, including donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Work in partnership with the Head of School to manage their prospect portfolio.
  • Manage a small team of development staff to plan and execute an effective,
    comprehensive fundraising program aligned with the School’s strategic goals
  • Identify, research, and spearhead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata.
  • Collaborate with the admissions office on PR initiatives and the marketing and communications office to create/produce fund raising-related communication materials to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
  • Develop and implement a planned giving program.
  • Evaluates current fundraising strategies and methods and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Prepare detailed reports on fundraising performance for the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide financial oversight for the department, including budgeting, planning and expense tracking.
  • Presents to the Board of Trustees and Head of School an annual development plan for achieving specific goals.
  • Oversees the Capital Campaign, Eagles Fund, Special Events, Major Donor Program and Grants to meet or exceed annual development plan income goals.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with major donors, foundations, alumni and corporate funders.
  • Prepares solicitation materials, including mail appeals, and newsletters.
  • Oversees database management system according to all IRS specifications, and School policies and procedures.
  • Acknowledging gifts on behalf of the School.
  • Oversees donor recognition and stewardship programs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of Development experience with an emphasis on individual giving.
  • Independent School experience preferred
  • Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the School’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with a “can-do” style
  • Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Outstanding knowledge of fundraising data software and database management software
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members
  • Familiarity with the local community
  • Demonstrated senior leadership with strategic, policy, and budget planning experience.
  • Excellent understanding of principles and techniques of Development activities, including annual giving, major giving, planned giving, event planning, capital campaigns, marketing and communications, and grant procurement
  • Experience in the design and implementation of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for prospects
  • Excellent planning skill – organized, communicates, follows through, evaluates

The Director of Institutional Advancement will often be in the proximity of children therefore, final candidates for the position will be extensively background checked and fingerprinted.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume, cover letter and list of not fewer than three references to: Diane Scott, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at dscott@stjohnseagles.org. The position will remain open until filled. St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION TITLE: Middle Division Teacher of Spanish (click to download PDF)

St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School, an outstanding independent co-educational day school in the heart of Tampa, provides value-driven education for over 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

St. John’s Core Values and Episcopal identity focus on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in the School’s mission statement. Our students are empowered to lead and inspired to  serve. A feeling of positive energy, inclusiveness, optimism, respect and kindness permeates our campuses. Our graduates are sought by and thrive in Tampa’s premier public and private schools, and they are prepared  for lives of learning and service.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

St. John’s seeks an energetic and dynamic individual with demonstrated professional excellence to join our outstanding Middle Division team as Teacher of Spanish. This is a new position that corresponds with the expansion of Spanish into Grades 5-8. The successful candidate will have the opportunity  to  work with colleagues to develop and introduce a second world language to St. John’s. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with an August 2020 start date. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully meet the following responsibilities:

  • Model on a daily basis the conduct we expect of our students, and consistently exhibit the highest standards of professionalism;
  • Work individually and collaboratively with colleagues to create, plan and prepare thoughtful lesson plans as part of an instructional program that is age-appropriate and addresses individual student needs;
  • Implement the Spanish curriculum via daily instruction that is differentiated, and which incorporates traditional and innovative teaching pedagogies;
  • Serve as Homeroom teacher, most notably as the principal adult presence, advisor and  caregiver for each child in the class throughout the school day
  • Attend all professional gatherings and in-service meetings;
  • Be available to consult with students, parents and colleagues as part of parent conferences and as needed basis;
  • Attend institutional  gatherings and events as necessary or requested  by the  Head  of School  in support  of the School’s mission.
  • Be available to assist with coverage (before and after school programs, recess, performance rehearsals, lunch, and event duties) as needed, or teach a class in the after school program;
  • Partner with the Middle Division Head to develop and oversee the Middle Division Spanish instructional budget;
  • Devote time and effort to ongoing professional growth;
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills, openness to others’ ideas, eagerness to extend themselves for others.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume, cover letter and list of not fewer than three references to: Diane Scott, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at dscott@stjohnseagles.org. The position will remain open until filled. St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School is an equal opportunity employer.