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Employment Opportunities

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 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

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. Christopher R. Tompkins, Head of School 

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.
 
Early Childhood School
 
Associate Teacher

Episcopal Collegiate School currently has an associate position available in our Early Childhood division. Associate Teachers interact with the Lead Teacher and students on a daily basis. They are part of a dynamic team approach to early childhood education and assist in the implementation of an engaging curriculum in innovative, exciting classroom settings. Each Associate Teacher reports to their Lead Teacher and the Head of Early Childhood.

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 early childhood age groups is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’sDegree 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 Early Childhood (clester@episcopalcollegiate.org).

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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