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Joining the staff of Episcopal Collegiate School means joining a unique community of people devoted to a mission much larger than themselves – that of developing students and preparing them for college and life.

Our work at Episcopal Collegiate School is demanding, exhilarating, and deeply rewarding. From the classroom teacher, to the receptionist answering the telephones, to “Chuck” at the guard house - every person on the staff of Episcopal Collegiate School works hard to foster and protect the supportive, collegial, and genuinely caring work culture that is a hallmark of this special school. Just as we teach and require of our students, every Episcopal Collegiate employee is expected to embrace our Episcopal Identity and model the School’s core values of Respect, Reverence, and Responsibility.

If you are hard-working, committed to excellence, and believe that our community might be a good fit for you, please consider the openings listed here. Episcopal Collegiate School is committed to a diverse workforce, and welcomes employees of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.

Current Openings

Administrative - 3 Positions

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND MARKETING

The Assistant Director Admissions and Marketing, a member of the Advancement Office reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for furthering Episcopal Collegiate School’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining highly qualified students and families. Episcopal seeks applicants who have a passion about all that is involved with an independent school community and who enjoy working with young children. A positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and a sincere interest in promoting Episcopal, its curriculum and programs to prospective families are essential for this role.

Primary Admission Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing analytical reports and statistics for the admissions process.
  • Manage admission candidates from inquiry to enrollment, to include follow-up duties in a timely manner: phone calls, letters, emails, postcards, and feeder school visits.
  • Conduct applicant interviews and manage family visits to campus.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement internal and external recruitment efforts, including but not limited to open house events, parent volunteer programs, visits, admission events, information sessions, community receptions, and other outreach events within the community.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the division heads, and the faculty to facilitate the retention of mission appropriate students who are currently enrolled.
  • Help create and lead a Student Ambassador program.
  • Assist the Director of Institutional Advancement in the development and implementation of outreach programs to increase applicant pool and general school awareness within the community.
  • Provide support to families in completing the admission process, including the efficient and systematic handling required documents.
  • Assist with the school’s international program. These efforts include, but are not limited to SEVP and I20 procedures, recruitment and securing of host families, and working with educational consultants.
  • Organizing the new parent and student orientation/welcome program.

Primary Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Advancement Team to develop appropriate admissions and marketing materials. In addition, but not limited to assist with management of the school website, social media and school photography.
  • Forging and maintaining relationships with local media outlets, striving to keep Episcopal highly visible within the community.
  • Assisting with the design and production of internal and marketing materials for all of the advancement functions.
  • Create and maintain bi-monthly admission newsletter.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • An appreciation for (or the willingness to embrace) the culture and traditions of Episcopal Collegiate and the greater Little Rock community.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • A deep understanding of best practices in regards to annual giving and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral required.
  • Working knowledge of popular social media, in addition working knowledge in constituent database programs.
  • Ability to switch frequently between taking directions, working collaboratively, and self-direction.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidently, discretion, and professionalism for all matters.
  • Willingness to meet with current and potential donors in various settings.
  • Dependability, punctuality.
  • This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and other technological skills, to include the ability to work within a database, create spreadsheets, and generate reports.
  • Working knowledge of FinalCut Pro, Photoshop, and additional marketing/design software.
  • At ease in all professional and social situations and helping others do the same.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

CAMPUS EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

In preparation for expanded community outreach and fundraising efforts, Episcopal Collegiate School is seeking to strengthen the School’s constituent relationships. The Campus Experience and Advancement Coordinator (part-time position), reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, is responsible for providing support for all facets of the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Coordinator collaborates frequently with all members of the Advancement team as well as members of the Episcopal Collegiate School administration and faculty.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As the first impression (welcome) it is important to be able to effectively articulate the philosophy, mission, and culture of the school.
  • Provide administrative coordination and prospect management support.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Communications help manage, design and write daily news articles for publication on the school’s website, including the Wildcat Weekly.
  • Organize acknowledgment of donor gifts and recognition, including print and digital thank you, and content for publications. In addition efforts may include, drafting solicitation letters, gift agreements, proposals, and other donor correspondence.
  • Responsible for managing all database-related activity. These efforts include, but are not limited to: accurate data and donation entry, data clean-up, trouble-shooting, queries, exports, and gift reports.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Annual Fund and Parents Auxiliary, process donations, coordinating paperwork between the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Business Office.
  • Provide weekly updates and reports related to donors and gifts.
  • Assist the Admissions team with processing of applications, greeting and working with prospective families.
  • Assist the Advancement Team with all elements of event coordination, including managing rsvp lists and event logistics.
  • Responsible for managing the arrival (and visit) of school visitors for the Advancement Office and, when appropriate, other administrative offices.
  • Maintain a keen awareness of all on-campus events and their appropriate contact persons.
  • Responsible for the administrative day to day operations within the Advancement Office.
  • Provide additional support as needed to all advancement staff for communications and other projects.
  • Responsibility of maintaining the advancement master calendar.

Other Responsibilities

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Episcopal works as a team with many shared responsibilities. As a member of the Advancement Team, this position is responsible for a variety of tasks that will arise throughout the year, ranging for donor relations, to event planning, to mailings. Events include, but are not limited to: the Parent’s Auxiliary Auction, 1998 Party, Graduation, Grandparents Day, Back to School Orientation, Wild Game Dinner, donor recognition, Wildcat round-Up, and other cultivation events.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Position is considered part-time (20-25 hours a week).
  • Experience working in fundraising, nonprofit advancement, independent school environment, admissions, sales/marketing or administrative support.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • Excellent phone, email, and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of popular social media apps.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Microsoft Word, as well as a working knowledge of databases and reports.
  • Understanding of donor centered relations and comfortable with cultivation of parents and prospective donors.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail.
  • Consistently strong customer service skills, even during busy times.
  • Working knowledge of the school’s multiple databases.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism for all matters.
  • This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Provide leadership, hands-on management and an active customer service approach to the school’s technology needs.

Experience and Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience providing technology support in a school setting.
Experience in a one-to-one technology program.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leadership
  • Consult with Educational Technologist and faculty to create a plan to meet the vision for student learning.
  • Implement system-wide software and hardware standards, requirements, and specifications.
  • Help evaluate hardware and software for classroom or administrative needs.
  • Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, training, and maintenance.
  • Advocate for innovation in the school and classroom.
  • Communicate effectively with Episcopal Collegiate School families.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and training sessions to maintain competency level.
Management
  • Assist faculty and staff to diagnose and solve computer problems.
  • Support student use of laptops and tablets.
  • Manage help desk software and service.
  • Support Maker-Spaces and Design Labs.
  • Manage Windows and Mac update cycles.
  • Maintain an inventory of technology equipment and software.
  • Supervise and assist with the installation of computers and related equipment throughout the school.
  • Provide support for printers, projectors, and interactive write boards.

Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Lower School

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Episcopal Collegiate School is currently seeking qualified Substitute Teachers for Pre-K through Fifth Grades. Substitute Teachers interact with the Lead Teacher and students and are part of a dynamic team approach to education and assist in the implementation of an engaging curriculum in innovative, exciting classroom settings.

Qualifications

  • An ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
  • Knowledge of child development and experience with children
  • Ability to meet physical demands of working with young children
  • Flexibility and a desire to work in partnership with a teaching team and a grade level
  • Uses time effectively and productively

This is a great opportunity for educators who want to teach in a community that focuses on the whole child and values best practices and the highest standards of teaching excellence. Familiarity with standard concepts, practice, and procedures for the elementary age groups is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s Degree and a current teaching license. Candidates interested in this position should fill out an application online , and may send a cover letter and resume to Cole Lester, Head of Lower School. (clester@episcopalcollegiate.org).

Wildcat Club After-School Teachers

We are seeking energetic and dedicated part-time teachers for our Lower School's Wildcat Club after-school program. The program enrolls Pre-K through 5th grade students Monday through Friday throughout the school year. The teachers ensure that the program is making the best of the students' after-school time and will help to plan and guide the educational and fun activities for the children on a regular basis. The hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This position is ideal for education majors in college or recent college graduates.

Middle School - 3 Positions

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Episcopal Collegiate is seeking applicants for a full-time Middle School science teaching position for the academic year 2017-18. The position involves, though is not limited to, teaching seventh grade earth science and at least one course in either astronomy or physical science. An ability to teach computer science or Algebra I is also a plus. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in an upper/middle school setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching middle grades students. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. The position requires collaborative work with other teachers and administrators. Episcopal Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere.

The responsibilities of the Middle School Science Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain authentic, hands-on and engaging science experiences that support the school’s science curriculum for grades six through eight.
  • Work in partnership with faculty to integrate science activities with the school’s science curriculum and classroom science programs including across the curriculum integration of language arts, engineering, technology and mathematics.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop an inquiry based and hands-on science curriculum that is aligned with Episcopal Collegiate’s standards and pedagogical philosophy.
  • Maintain close communications with families, including but not limited to phone calls, emails and conferences.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Advise approximately 10-14 middle school students in both academic and life skills areas.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to coach middle or high school athletics and/or lead another type of co-curricular activity.

Experience and Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Science is preferred.

Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@episcopalcollegiate.org.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

Philosophy

The Middle School Librarian values and fosters the understanding that the library is the defining component of the school’s intellectual identity and character. The librarian is committed to providing a student-centered learning environment that fosters creativity and encourages critical thinking and problem solving. The Middle School librarian will build a collection that is multi-disciplinary and multi-media, including books, music, videos, general reference items and periodicals both for students and faculty. The mission of the Middle School Library is that lifelong learning is promoted through the love of reading and the effective use of technology.

The Librarian at Episcopal Collegiate School will hold a MLS or an equivalent degree in library science from an accredited university. The librarian is responsible for supporting information literacy including reading, writing and technological skills. The librarian is an advisor to a small group of students and a member of a grade level team. The librarian works closely with the Department Chair of the Libraries, to support the mission of Episcopal Collegiate and with the Division Head of the Middle School to provide a program that nurtures every student’s successes in middle school.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a TEACHER, the Middle School Librarian instructs students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to reading, research, production of materials and the use of information and instructional technologies.

  • Works to ensure the integration of information skills throughout the school’s instructional program
  • Plans, teaches, evaluates and reinforces instruction designed to make students and staff effective users of information
  • Assists teachers in promoting reading and provides reading experience for students in groups and as individuals
  • Promotes lifelong learning by fostering positive attitudes toward libraries and by working to develop students’ viewing, listening and critical-thinking skills
  • Monitors rights and responsibilities of users relating to the generation and flow of information and ideas (ex. copyright, confidentiality/privacy, intellectual freedom)
  • Participates in grade level curriculum design and assessment projects on a regular basis
  • Assesses information skills and the research process on a regular planned basis for students.

Additional teaching responsibilities may include acting as the primary instructor of Exploratory Design classes. Exploratory Design classes engage students in interdisciplinary, real-world design and engineering challenges linked to topics covered in core classes. Students work in collaborative teams as they use programming, 3D design and fabrication, circuitry and digital presentation tools to meet project challenges.

Desired Experience

  • Familiarity with basic block programming and coding (Scratch, Sphero, Lego Mindstorms)
  • Basic 3D printing
  • Use of new educational technologies (MakeyMakey, LittleBits, VR) in classroom

Required Skills

  • Strong motivation to explore and use new technologies in class
  • Ability to aid students in use of basic power tool work (drills, saws, glue guns)
  • Collaboration with core classroom teachers and concepts
  • Strong collaboration with other Exploratory Design instructors
  • Must play an active and hands-on role while coaching student self-directed work

As an INFORMATIONAL SPECIALIST, the Middle School Librarian provides access to information and ideas by assisting students and faculty in identifying information resources and in interpreting and communicating intellectual content.

  • Makes resources available to students and teachers through a systemically developed and organized collection of library materials
  • Keeps abreast of current literature by reading review journals and other selections resources
  • Develops flexible circulation, loan and use policies that ensure equity of access to users
  • Assures access to information resources providing an accurate and efficient retrieval system
  • 5.Implements policies that respect the rights of users to confidentiality and unrestricted access to information resources
  • Assists all users in identifying, locating and interpreting information
  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of facilities, collections to meet the needs of individuals, small groups and large groups for research, browsing, recreational reading, viewing or listening at the point of need
  • Assesses and promotes effective use of instructional technology

As an INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER, the Middle School Librarian joins with teachers and others to identify links across student information needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and a wide variety of print, non-print and electronic information resources.

  • Builds relationships through participation in curriculum meetings
  • Takes a leading role in developing policies, practices and information literacy curricula that guides students to develop a full range of information and communication abilities
  • Plans units and lesson collaboratively with teachers one-on-one and/or through collaborative planning forms.
  • Helps students safely and intellectually navigate the Internet by teaching website evaluation strategies.

As a PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, the Middle School Librarian provides leadership in the planning, management and evaluation of school library programs.

  • Directs, organizes and supervises the services essential to a library program centered on students’ needs and the instructional goals of the school.
  • Initiates and maintains formal contacts with the Middle School’s administrators and teachers to evaluate library programs, facilities, materials, and equipment
  • Prepares financial plans for the Middle School library, including an annual budget
  • Establishes and maintains an environment in the library in which students and faculty can work at productive levels
  • Communicates the philosophy and mission of the library program to the students, faculty, administration and parents
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students and parents that reflect recognition of and respect for every individual
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring and training of volunteer staff in the library
  • Develops and continually updates the professional expertise necessary to function effectively in the librarian’s role
  • Networks with other professionals through participation in local, state and national organizations.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@episcopalcollegiate.org.

MATHEMATICS TEACHER

Episcopal Collegiate is seeking applicants for a Middle School Mathematics teaching position for the academic year 2017-18. The teaching responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to middle school mathematics, pre-Algebra, and Algebra I classes, though a background in higher levels of mathematics is preferred. An ability to teach computer science or middle school physical or life science is also a plus. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in an upper/middle school setting, and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to learning. We seek teachers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching middle school students. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities and learning styles. The position requires collaborative work with other teachers and administrators. Episcopal Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere.

The responsibilities of the Middle School Math Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain authentic, hands-on and engaging math experiences that support the school’s math curriculum for grades six through eight and into high school.
  • Work in partnership with faculty to integrate math activities with the school’s math curriculum and classroom science programs including across the curriculum integration of language arts, engineering, technology and science.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop an inquiry based and hands-on math curriculum that is aligned with Episcopal Collegiate’s standards and pedagogical philosophy.
  • Maintain close communications with families, including but not limited to phone calls, emails and conferences.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Advise approximately 10-14 middle school students in both academic and life skills areas.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to coach one or more inter-scholastic sports.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is preferred. A degree in a Math related field is required.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Upper School

no openings at this time.

Athletics - 2 Positions

BOYS JUNIOR HIGH / VARSITY ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH

Episcopal Collegiate School has an opening for a Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach who would also serve as the Varsity Boys Assistant Coach. If you are interested, send your resume to Davario Hardy at dhardy@episcopalcollegiate.org or call 501-372-1194 x2453 for more details.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock is seeking applicants for a Strength and Conditioning coach position for the academic year 2017-18. Ideal candidates should have a demonstrated history of teaching sport developmental lifts, including Olympic lifts, and a basic knowledge of nutritional health. This would be a full-time instructional position with one additional coaching responsibility to be assigned.

We seek coaches who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about instructing middle and upper school students. They should have an established interest in working with students from a variety of backgrounds who possess a range of abilities. The position requires collaborative work with other coaches, teachers and administrators. Episcopal Collegiate offers a close-knit, supportive environment and a collegial atmosphere.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive workout program for all student-athletes
  • Help student-athletes document and track progression of workouts
  • Assist student-athletes to understand the importance of nutritional health and how it complements the workouts
  • Collaborate with coaches to best help the student-athletes develop in their respective area
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and meetings at departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Supervise the safety and cleanliness of the weight room

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Athletic Training or similar is preferred. Additionally, minimum of a CSCS certification is required.
  • Must have at least 3 years of strength and conditioning coaching experience
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teacher certifications (if applicable), and list of professional references to employment@Episcopalcollegiate.org.

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. Episcopal Collegiate makes other voluntary programs and benefits available to full-time employees, but does not make contributions or payments related to these programs and benefits, other than noted administrative expenses. Some of these programs and benefits include supplemental pre-tax insurance policies, such as dental, life, short-term disability, cancer, accident, heart attack, as well as flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent childcare expenses. In addition, Episcopal Collegiate provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth.

Episcopal Collegiate does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, or national origin in administration of its educational programs, admission and financial aid policies, employment practices, athletic or other school-administered programs.

Applying for a Position

For teaching and administrative faculty

  • A current CV or résumé
  • A cover letter summarizing your interest in teaching at Episcopal Collegiate School
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (where applicable)
For support staff positions
  • A current CV or résumé
  • A cover letter summarizing the specific skills you possess and the personal and professional goals you would bring to Episcopal Collegiate School.
  • Copy/ies of certificates, diplomas, or degrees (where applicable)

Applicants should forward application and requested information to: facultyopenings@episcopalcollegiate.org

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