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Episcopal Collegiate School is a coeducational Pre-K3 through 12th grade Episcopal school in Little Rock, Arkansas, just two miles west from the heart of downtown. We engage our students with a challenging college-preparatory curriculum, an active extra-curricular program, and daily chapel. We seek to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Episcopal Collegiate School welcomes employees of any race, color, religion and national or ethnic origin.

Compensation and Benefits

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance paid for the employee, and a 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 limited funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth.

Current Openings

Candidates for any full-time faculty position should be experienced teachers with a demonstrated record of success working with and inspiring young people. An understanding of differentiated learning instructional techniques, vertical team experience, and comfort with full integration of technology in the classroom are critical. A Bachelor's Degree in the appropriate field of study is required; a Master's Degree and three or more years teaching experience in independent schools are preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and background.

Director of Institutional Advancement 

The Director of Advancement reports directly to the Head of School and is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and evaluation of development, alumni relations, special events, marketing and communications, and enrollment management.

Development

  • Takes a leadership role in shifting the school’s advancement efforts from a foundation model to a formal and effective fundraising and alumni relations model
  • Responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of all fundraising and relationship initiatives
  • Plans, manages, and implements annual giving, major gifts, and events.  This includes, but is not limited to:  prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Educates and engages key volunteers (i.e. Parents Auxiliary) in implementing mission-based fundraising
  • Builds a culture of philanthropy with the school’s various constituencies
  • In conjunction and direction of the Head of School works with the Board of Trustees
  • Is supported by the Director of the Annual Fund and the Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events 

Communications and Marketing

  • Provides leadership to the Director of Communications
  • Ensures effective marketing and public relations efforts to support institutional and strategic goals
  • Responsible for setting and maintaining professional writing and design standards for all school communications.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Print publications, marketing materials, giving brochures, and direct mail pieces
    • Electronic communications including website and email
    • Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers, local media coverage of school events
    • Social media outlets, including those that are as yet unused by schools 

Enrollment Management

  • Works closely with Head of School and Directors of Admission on planning, management and implementation of the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students
  • Coordinates the external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives that attract and retain students including but not limited to open houses, brochure creation, web presence, and social media
  • Advocates and communicates the value of the Episcopal Collegiate School experience from Early Childhood through the college counseling process and graduation from Upper School.
  • Together with Head of School and Directors of Admission serves as liaison for prospective families and for returning families at key transition points within the school
  • Plans, collects data, makes projections and reports enrollment management data
  • Oversees scholarships and financial aid in conjunction with the Head of School, Business Manager, and Directors of Admission
  • Is supported by the Directors of Admission

And other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Qualifications

  • Experience in non-profit development required with work at an independent school preferred; sales, marketing, communications, and enrollment management a benefit
  • Belief in and support of the mission of Episcopal Collegiate School, including the key elements of its motto: Respect, Reverence, Responsibility, and its Episcopal identity
  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals
  • Strong communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with faculty and staff, donors, families, students, trustees, the media, and alumni
  • Working knowledge of database management, social media, content management
  • Experience working with public relations firms, marketing agencies, and design professionals
  • Degree in related field strongly preferred 

Commitment of Position

  • Full Time, 12-month, exempt position
  • Attendance at school functions is expected, including certain evening and weekend events
  • Some travel, including overnights beyond the region expected

Compensation 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Yearly review with potential for a performance-based bonus
  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits 

To Apply:  Please send cover letter, résumé, and references to Tom Southard, Interim Head of School via email: tsouthard@episcopalcollegiate.org.  Episcopal Collegiate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate.

Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Projects

The Director of Alumni Affairs is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.

Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Alumni Affairs is charged with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices and the schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the School; partnering with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the (to be developed) Alumni Association Board of Directors and the academic and administrative leadership.

The Director of Alumni Affairs reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is a senior member of the Advancement team.

All attendees and degreed alumni are counted as members of its Alumni Association.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishing and thereafter working closely with an Alumni Association Board of Directors, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership of the School; serve as ex officio Executive Director of the Alumni Association
  • Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the School’s strategic plan in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Advancement, the Head of School and throughout the School; develop and submit for approval by the Director of Institutional Advancement an annual strategic and operating plan.
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications
  • Create and oversee alumni activities locally and nationally
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs
  • Partner with Directors of Admission to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process; plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni
  • Collaborate closely with Advancement colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed in Veracross et. al. and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings
  • Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Affairs; within the annual program budget, manage existing and/or additional alumni programs, services and communications
  • Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Advancement colleagues
  • Supervise any work/study/intern employees (p/t) and provide guidance to alumni volunteers

Advancement Office Internal/External Special Project responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Director of Annual Fund in creating and coordinating each year’s Annual Fund Campaign and its PK-12 structure of leadership
  • Providing the overall coordination and recording of all gifts and pledges to the School
  • Creating and coordinating all “Thank You” letters to donors
  • Assisting with various types of promotional and social media initiatives
  • Providing an on-going “tally” of all gifts to date from all constituencies
  • Working with the Director of Annual Fund and providing leadership in the coordination of such “special events” as the 1998 Party, the Parent’s Auxiliary Art Auction, the Wild Game Dinner, the Annual Fund End of Year Celebration at Dickey-Stephens and others as requested by the Director of institutional Advancement and the Head of School
  • Assisting in weekly communication via the Wildcat Weekly
  • Working closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement as regards the Meeting of the Foundation Board on a three-times per-year basis.

Qualifications:

  • 12-month position with vacation and benefits as described in the School’s Employee Handbook.
  • Ideally a minimum of four years of experience in alumni relations and external affairs with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the School, alumni, other constituents and the public
  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Extensive experience with Veracross or a similar constituent database
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor's degree

School Chaplain

Position begins July 15, 2015 

Episcopal Collegiate School, co-ed PK-3 thru 12, 780 students, seeks applications for the position of Chaplain for its Middle and Upper Schools (6th-12th) An independent college preparatory school rooted in the Episcopal tradition and affirming all faiths, Episcopal Collegiate School strives to develop in its students respect for all persons, reverence of God, and a sense of moral responsibility. At Episcopal Collegiate, we honor each person as an individual and respect his or her spiritual journey and background. The religious element of campus life, be it in the classroom or in our daily worship, is intended to complement one's religious life outside of the School. We affirm all students as children of a loving God, and we challenge them to realize this more fully in their own lives and to share it with others. The Chaplain serves as the leader and coordinator of spiritual life in the Middle and Upper Schools working closely and collaboratively with students, faculty, administration and parents. Responsibilities of the Chaplain include: the yearly planning and leading of daily worship services (Chapel 6-12) and other special services, supervision of the Lower School Chaplain, serving as Chair of the Religion Department, serving as a classroom teacher and advisor, providing a physical and spiritual presence at various school functions and events including athletics, pastoral care, participating as a member of the school’s administrative team and representing the school in numerous ways throughout the diocese. Candidates must be an ordained Episcopal priest with a minimum of three years of experience, and ideally one with a background in school ministry, teaching experience in the middle or upper school age ranges, camp experience, and one who possesses a passion surrounding the possibilities derived from working in an inclusive Episcopal school community where “School Worship, Community Life, Religious Formation and Study, and Social Justice” create the mosaic of our Episcopal Identity. We will be present to interview at the NAES Biennial Conference, November 20th -22nd in Anaheim, CA

Contact Information: Applicants should forward application and resumé to: facultyopenings@episcopalcollegiate.org

Attention: Mr. Thomas N. Southard, Interim Head of School 

Upper School 

English Teacher

An Upper School English Teacher at Episcopal Collegiate School is expected to:

    • Possess a strong academic background in classic literature, writing, and grammar;
    • Be a role model, in that he or she reads and writes for personal satisfaction;
    • Have experience with and enjoy teaching Upper School students;
    • Be knowledgeable of adolescent cognitive and social development;
    • Have experience with integrating technology in the classroom;
    • Be willing to sponsor or participate in extra-curricular activities;
    • Teach with creativity, enthusiasm, fairness, and a sense of humor;
    • Be a good steward of School resources;
    • Work collaboratively as a member of the English Vertical Team and as a faculty colleague.

Administrative Assistant

The Episcopal Collegiate Upper School is seeking a qualified, energetic individual for the position of Receptionist / Administrative Assistant. This is a 12-month position, including summer months.

Qualifications

    • College degree or equivalent experience
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Knowledge and experience in various office automation tools (MS Word, Excel)
    • Familiarity with database entry, queries, and report generation
    • Experience in a school environment helpful but not required

Duties

    • Receive, screen, and route telephone calls
    • Perform a variety of clerical and secretarial duties; assist in assuring efficient office operations
    • Schedule and arrange appointments and conferences
    • Greet visitors, assuring they sign in and receive a visitor badge, and direct them to the appropriate campus location
    • Assist with typing and proofreading materials such as handbooks, forms, and newsletters
    • Log student late arrivals/early dismissals
    • Compile and distribute via email each morning a brief daily announcement summary for teachers to review with students
    • Generate reports from the school’s integrated database
    • Distribute the mail daily
    • Coordinate and communicate with the School’s Business Office on various matters
    • Make flight and hotel reservations for teachers going to conferences
    • Schedule parent conferences with teachers in the fall and spring
    • Order supplies for administrative office and for classrooms as needed
    • Under supervision of school nurse, administer student medications and first aid
    • Maintain a record of teacher absences
    • Arrange for substitute personnel; check in and log substitute personnel and provide them with school information; maintain timesheets; assure proper coverage of absent employees and maintain related log and reports
    • File and maintain permanent and daily student records, including test scores, progress reports, and applications
    • Schedule facilities / conference room use
    • Maintain confidentiality in all matters

Compensation

    • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
    • Competitive and comprehensive benefits

Middle School 

Mathematics Teacher

Episcopal Collegiate seeks a qualified Middle School candidate with a mathematics degree and preferably possess a Master’s degree. The teaching assignment would include four classes of sixth grade mathematics each in ranging size from 15 to 20 students. One other Middle or Upper School class assignment will be made based on staffing needs.

A Middle School Mathematics at Episcopal Collegiate School is expected to:

    • Have experience with and enjoy teaching Middle students;
    • Have experience with integrating technology;
    • Sponsor or participate in extra-curricular activities;
    • Demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, fairness, and a sense of humor;
    • Be a good steward of School resources;
    • Work collaboratively as a member of the Math Vertical team and Grade Level Team;
    • Participate in the faculty/student advisory program.

All interested candidates should submit an online application. After reviewing applications, prospective candidates will be contacted for an on-campus interview. Finalists for the position will be invited on campus to present a lesson to a class.

Episcopal Collegiate is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive.

Lower School  

The Lower School is seeking motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced teachers to deliver a challenging, yet developmentally appropriate, academic program to students. Candidates should have a strong understanding of subject specific content, instructional strategies and strong organizational and communication skills. Candidates should also have knowledge of recent research concerning learning and the brain and how to apply that knowledge in the classroom.

This is an ideal opportunity for certified teachers wanting to teach in a community that focuses on the whole child and values best practices and the highest standards of excellence. Three years of elementary experience and a Master’s Degree is preferred. Candidates interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Desmarais, Head of Lower School at: edesmarais@episcopalcollegiate.org.

We are currently accepting applications for the positions listed below.

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' afterschool 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.

Applying for a Position

                        

For teaching positions:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter summarizing your reasons for wanting to teach at Episcopal Collegiate School
  • College, and (if applicable) post graduate school transcripts

For administrative positions:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter summarizing the specific administrative skills you possess and the personal and professional goals you would bring to Episcopal Collegiate School.

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


Episcopal Collegiate School
Jackson T. Stephens Campus
1701 Cantrell Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72201

 

                
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