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School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

Work Here

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.

Episcopal welcomes applications from interested candidates even if a specific position is not listed below.  Applications will be kept on file for one year and referenced as openings materialize. 

Current Openings

Administrative - 1 Position

Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving, a member of the Advancement Office reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, is responsible for the planning and execution of Episcopal Collegiate’s Annual Giving Program. The school is excited about its recently adopted strategic plan and the Director of Annual Giving will play a pivotal role in ensuring the vision is met, particularly with regards to resources and stewardship. This front-line fundraising position will support a strategic advancement program focused on building long-lasting relationships among all stakeholders. Episcopal seeks applicants who have a passion about all that is involved with an independent school community and who enjoy working with children.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and execute the Episcopal Collegiate Annual Fund.  These efforts include, but are not limited to: recruiting and training of volunteers, comprehensive campaign materials, acknowledgment, visiting with prospective donors, solicitation of gifts, and establishment of a campaign calendar.
  • Assist the Director of Advancement in establishing goals to meet and exceed the Episcopal Collegiate School Annual Fund and total annual giving.
  • Articulate and market a case for support of annual giving at Episcopal Collegiate School.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Communications in the writing, design and printing of all annual giving communications including the production of the Annual Report. 
  • Work with the Director of Communications to highlight the impact of gifts to the school.
  • Assist the Director of Institutional Advancement in identifying and cultivating leadership donors-making personal visits and solicitations for the Annual Fund and for capital projects, managing a portfolio of donors.
  • Oversee an alumni engagement program with the goal to increase alumni giving, participation, and overall strategic engagement. The Director of Alumni Relations is expected to report to the Director of Annual Giving.
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate gift records, including acknowledgments and pledge reminders for all funds, campaigns and appeals.
  • Integrate campaign work with other communications, Annual Fund, and Alumni Relations initiatives.
  • Provide regular progress reports/updates to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
  • Identify corporate and foundation funding opportunities and draft grant applications.

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 from 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.  The Director of Annual Giving will be expected to become involved in the life of the school, including academic, performing arts and athletic events.

Requirements:

  • Embrace the culture and traditions of Episcopal Collegiate and the greater Little Rock community.
  • Positive, calm and collaborative attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • A deep understanding of best practices in regard to annual giving and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral required.
  • Working knowledge of popular social media and 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 confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism in all matters.
  • Willingness to meet with current and potential donors in various settings.
  • Experience with grant writing a plus.
  • Dependability and punctual.
  • Minimum 3 years related development experience, and confidence in soliciting leadership size gifts.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

Candidates interested in this position should fill out an application online, and may send cover letter and resume to Matt Radtke, Director of Institutional  Advancement at mradtke@episcopalcollegiate.org 

Lower School - 1 Position

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Episcopal Collegiate School has an ongoing need for substitute teachers to fill in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Subject matter and age groups will vary. In most cases, the regular teacher will have provided lesson plans or other instructions for the class.

ASSOCIATE TEACHER - EARLY CHILDHOOD

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 Lower School.

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’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 Catherine Schuhmacher, Head of Lower School (cschuhmacher@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 - 1 Position

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Episcopal Collegiate School has an ongoing need for substitute teachers to fill in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Subject matter and age groups will vary. In most cases, the regular teacher will have provided lesson plans or other instructions for the class.


Exploratory Design Teacher

Episcopal Collegiate is seeking applicants for a full-time Exploratory Design position for the academic year 2019-2020. The position involves, though is not limited to, teaching two sections of 7th grade Exploratory Design, two sections of 8th grade Exploratory Design and 1 section of Upper School Exploratory Design. Experience with coaching competitive robotics is also a plus.

Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in an upper/middle school setting and a commitment to fostering a student-centered learning environment that promotes collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. They should have experience with Design Thinking and Project Based Learning and the ability to design and facilitate long-term projects. 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 Exploratory Design Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and maintain an authentic, hands-on and collaborative Project Based Learning environment that supports Episcopal Collegiate School’s Exploratory Design curriculum and the use of appropriate and innovative technology.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to collaborate with colleagues in the core disciplines to integrate Exploratory Design ideas/projects.
  • Implement the Design Thinking model to support and facilitate Project Based Learning.
  • Willingness to develop partnerships with the local community and fellow colleagues to support Exploratory Design curriculum.  
  • Experience with programming and computer science instruction preferred.
  • 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 the middle school robotics team.
  • Perform other ancillary duties, e.g., carpool, recess, dining hall, as assigned.

Upper School - 2 Positions

Upper School English

This full-time position includes teaching Upper School courses in English and serving as an advisor to a small group of Upper School students. The teaching assignment for this position primarily includes work with our ninth-grade students, but some seminar courses for juniors and seniors may be possible based on student and teacher interest. Candidates should demonstrate mastery working with students using a wide range of texts, enthusiasm for helping students to explore and engage in the writing process, strong pedagogical skills, devotion to ongoing professional development, dedication to differentiated instruction and assessment, and a commitment to participating collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the overall well-being of the School. Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience, with graduate degrees in English or related fields, and/or with experience serving as a Reader for the Advanced Placement examinations in English.

Now in its twenty-first year, Episcopal Collegiate is a coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 790 students in grades PK-3 through 12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. By engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based classroom experiences, Episcopal prepares students for lives dedicated to leadership and service. Episcopal’s teachers are deeply committed to the success of each student and to their own professional growth.

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. In addition, the school provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to pursue advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth. Episcopal is accredited by SAES, SAIS, ANSAA, and NAEYC.

To find out more about Episcopal Collegiate, please visit www.episcopalcollegiate.org. To apply, please send your resume and statement of teaching philosophy to Troy Urquhart, Head of Upper School, at turquhart@episcopalcollegiate.org.  

Upper School Mathematics

This full-time position includes teaching courses in Mathematics, serving as an advisor to a small group of Upper School students, and taking an active role in the life of the School. The teaching assignment for this position primarily includes but is not necessarily limited to courses in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus (including Advanced Placement), and Statistics.

Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for designing and implementing authentic, hands-on math experiences that support the school’s math curriculum, strong pedagogical skills in mathematics education, devotion to ongoing professional development, dedication to differentiated instruction and assessment, and a commitment to participating collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the overall well-being of the School. Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience; with graduate degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, or related fields; with a willingness to engage in extra- and co-curricular activities and athletics, and/or with experience serving as a Reader for the Advanced Placement examinations in mathematics.

Now in its twenty-first year, Episcopal Collegiate is a co-educational college preparatory school serving approximately 790 students in grades PK-3 through 12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. By engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based classroom experiences, Episcopal prepares students for lives dedicated to leadership and service. Episcopal’s teachers are deeply committed to the success of each student and to their own professional growth.

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. In addition, the school provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to pursue advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth. Episcopal is accredited by SAES, SAIS, ANSAA, and NAEYC.

To find out more about Episcopal Collegiate, please visit www.episcopalcollegiate.org. To apply, please send your resume and statement of teaching philosophy to Troy Urquhart, Head of Upper School, at turquhart@episcopalcollegiate.org.  

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Episcopal Collegiate School has an ongoing need for substitute teachers to fill in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Subject matter and age groups will vary. In most cases, the regular teacher will have provided lesson plans or other instructions for the class.


Athletics

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)
  • Complete application (linked below)
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)
  • Complete application (linked below)

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

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