Employment Opportunities

Position: Director of Admissions and Enrollment

REPORTS TO: Head of the School

Responsibilities

  • Lead the admissions team in managing all aspects of the admissions process from inquiry to enrollment, including but not limited to: answering questions, receiving, processing and evaluating all applications, scheduling parent/student visitation and interviews, following-up with communication, and coordinating admissions events.
  • Review and expand recruitment efforts to grow the applicant pool.
  • Maintain accurate and complete candidate files.
  • Maintain institutional policies and procedures for financial aid based on NAIS best practices, guidelines, and professional literature.
  • Evaluate and assess the financial need of all financial aid applicants.
  • Organize Admissions Committees to review files, recommend, and select candidates for admission.
  • Assist with admissions testing and student screening processes.
  • Work to build and maintain relationships with area schools as well as with educational access programs and educational consultants.
  • Be an active and creative thought-partner in the development of enrollment marketing and communications strategy.
  • Coordinate all new student and parent orientation activities.
  • Sit as a member of the senior administrative team to help set strategy and school-wide policy.
  • Understand and support the mission of Saint James Academy.
  • Track data to prepare and compile regular reports for the Head of School and Executive and Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.
  • Assist with outreach and student recruitment consistent with the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Work with the middle school division head on all aspects of the high school transition process for 8th grade students and their families.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred.
  • Proficiency with student information systems and databases.
  • Willingness to embrace all aspects of the school including the curriculum, the teaching methodologies put to use in the classroom.
  • Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism and discretion; the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and to maintain the integrity of the admissions process.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and superlative presentation skills.
  • Ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings.
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

Position: Learning Specialist

Reports to: Director of the Academic Center at St. James
Responsibilities:

Educational

  • Develops and implements a Learning Support program for Intermediate and Middle School grades which adheres to the current curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child.
  • Reviews psycho-educational evaluations and develops Confidential Learning Profiles (CLPs), including goals, for students. Collaborates with faculty on the implementation of students’ CLPs.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom, and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
  • Ensures that adequate and complete lesson plans are available for a substitute for a planned or unplanned absence.
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnership with parents through conferences, conversations and consistent and frequent communication. Keeps parents informed about Academic Center activities and the individual development of their children.
  • Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
  • Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
  • Keeps the Academic Center Director and appropriate Division Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Head.
  • Supports the classroom teacher(s) through sharing expertise and assisting with systematic instruction; particularly with accommodating diversity and multi-level learning
  • Maintains current knowledge of recommended instructional strategies and multiple methods for teaching as outlined in the SJA curriculum
  • Provides diagnostic and prescriptive services for students
  • Provides research- based direct instruction to students on an individual or small group basis either in the regular classroom or in a separate location (as considered appropriate).
  • Instruction provided outside of the classroom (pull-out) is done for a specific purpose, for a predetermined amount of time, and with the goal of increasing the student(s)’ skill level and independence to facilitate full participation in, and benefit from, regular classroom instruction.
  • Teaches students study skills, test-taking skills, time and material management, and grade level appropriate academic skills.
  • Uses a variety of assessment procedures to gather additional information necessary to determine appropriate interventions and programming. This may include observations, analysis of work samples, interviews, meeting with parents/guardians, informal inventories and checklists and formal assessments as necessary.
  • Supports individual students’ testing accommodations

Administrative

  • Maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures
  • Maintains students’ grades where appropriate and reports these grades with narrative comments on report cards according to established procedures
  • Completes conference reports after each parent/teacher conference; reviews critical conference results with the Division Head and the Academic Center Director
  • Attends parent conferences with teachers and maintains notes for Student Support Team Meetings
  • Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings and liturgies
  • Responds to communication regarding students and job duties within 24 hours
  • Responsible for the orderly arrangement, appearance, and décor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
  • On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.
  • Be part of the school-based Student Support Team that meets on a regular basis to review caseloads, programming and supports for students
  • Participate as an active member of the Student Support Team in carrying out the student services department’s vision
  • Review school referral process in collaboration with administrator Act as an advocate for the students as required
  • Review student records and discusses pertinent information with classroom teachers
  • Provides Professional Development to faculty to promote student-centered learning practices

Professional

  • Regularly attends all Academic Center Team meetings, faculty meetings, and all-school meetings
  • Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
  • Develop personal professional knowledge and skills for co-teaching models and co-teaches with classroom teachers
  • Must be willing to fully participate with the Academic Center Director in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of teaching experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with students with language- and/or math-based learning needs through implementation of special methodologies related to reading acquisition and/or previous learning support experience
  • Certification in executive function coaching and/or Orton-Gillingham or other multi-sensory approach preferred

Position: After Care Assistant

We are a small Independent PreK-8 Epsicopal School north of Baltimore looking to hire dynamic and nurturing educators for our AfterCare program. Prior teaching and child care experience preferred.

The After Care Assistant is responsible for helping out with activities and games for children in the program. The After School Assistant must provide the children with a leadership role and be a positive role model to them.

Immediate Supervisor: Reports to the After School Site Director, Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prefer CPR Certified.
  • Prefer previous experience teaching or working with elementary school aged children.
  • Possess basic knowledge and understanding of school aged children.
  • Possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions.
  • Must be honest, in good health, have a neat appearance, and a courteous manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide children with leadership during the program.
  • Provide a warm, fun and caring atmosphere for children.
  • Maintain open communication between staff and school personnel.
  • Prepare activities that are appropriate for the age of the children.
  • Communicate with the parents through daily pick-up.
  • Maintain a safe environment for participants.
  • Report any problems which arise with participants, other employees or the school to the Supervisor.
  • Keep the room neat and orderly.
  • Proactive to respond to any issues and concerns
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Hours and Compensation: The position of After School assistant is a part time position. Hours are 3P-6P Monday-Friday.

Background check is required.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15 (willing to negotiate based on experience)

Position: Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Reports to: Lower School Head
Responsibilities:

Educational

  • Supports teachers in implementing and delivering a classroom program which adheres to the current grade curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child and the collective class.
  • Assists teacher in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom learning centers and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner..
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnership with parents through the support of classroom teacher. Assists teachers in communicating information about classroom activities and the individual development of their children.
  • Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
  • Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
  • Works with teacher to keep the Lower School Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Lower School Head.

Administrative

  • If teacher is not available, maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures.
  • Assists teacher to maintain students’ grades and reports these grades on report cards according to established procedures, and as they pertain to completion of report cards.
  • Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings and liturgies
  • Assists teachers to maintain an orderly arrangement, appearance, and décor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
  • On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.

 Professional

  • Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
  • Must be willing to fully participate with the Lower School Head in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.

Qualifications:

  • Prior Experience working in an academic environment
  • Necessary certification attained

Position: Housekeeper/Facilities

Excellent benefits, Work-Life balance, Warm and Friendly Community with both Full-Time or Part-Time Opportunities Available.

We are a private school located in Monkton, MD, looking for a professional to join our team who will be responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness as well as assisting with the set up and break-down of events throughout the school.

Possible Work Schedules Available:

Monday through Friday with a Full Time or Part Time option:

Full Time Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Part Time Hours: 11:00 am –  4:00 pm or 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize all areas of the facility to include: Classrooms/Group Rooms/Music Rooms/Staff Room/Meeting Rooms/Library Areas/Restrooms/Hallways/Stairways/Kitchen, etc.
  • Vacuum carpets and remove fresh stains.
  • Mop floors.
  • Dust furniture, desks and shelves.
  • Wash blackboards/dry erase boards.
  • Keep janitorial storage areas clean and neat.
  • Assist in trash removal/disposal.
  • Assist with events set-up and break down.
  • Report any necessary repairs or replacements.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a cleaner or housekeeper – minimum 1 year experience.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and maintain a high level of performance.
  • Customer-oriented and friendly.
  • Prioritization and time management skills.
  • Working quickly without compromising quality.
  • Knowledge of English language – verbal and written.
  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Must have reliable transportation.