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St. Mark’s seeks qualified, creative team-players who exemplify our Characteristics of Professional Excellence. We offer salaries that are competitive with local public and private schools. Positions are filled as they open, and application information is kept on file for one year.

Interested in applying for a position at St. Mark's?

Please supply an application, current resume, transcripts, references, and other information as one PDF to jobs@stmes.org. All applicants being considered will be screened in a pre-employment criminal check.

At St. Mark’s, we consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally-protected status.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Middle School Language Arts Teacher - Long Term Substitute

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Long Term Substitute Middle School Language Arts Teacher. This role begins in late March and will go through the end of May. The Middle School Language Arts Teacher is an important member of the Middle School faculty and reports directly to the Head of Middle School. We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development and understands the role that technology plays in supporting the educational experience of 21st century learners.

Primary Functions:

  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate lessons

  • Assess student learning

  • Provide feedback and instruction to students

  • Serve as a Middle School student advisor

  • Engage in curricular review and mapping

  • Nurture a partnering relationship with students and their families

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Leadership

  • Patience

  • A collaborative and joyful spirit

  • A working knowledge of technology resources in education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, language arts, or a related field

  • Classroom experience

In addition to the above qualities, the following items are preferred and highly valued:

  • Experience and comfort with iPad use in a classroom setting

  • Curriculum planning

  • Advanced degree in education, language arts, or a related field

  • An understanding of and a passion for teaching the middle school-aged child

  • Ability and willingness to lead or assist with athletics and / or after school clubs

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

Director of Finance & Accounting

St. Mark’s Director of Finance & Accounting is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for coordinating and preparing financial reports.  The Director also oversees the functions of accounting, audit, cash management and budgeting. The role is a supervisory one, reporting to the Director of Operations.

General Accounting & Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for managing the school’s accounting department, ensuring accurate and timely financial information.

  • Prepares monthly financial statements, including analysis.

  • Supervises AP/AR functions, with focus on student billing.

  • Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis.

  • Prepares and monitors departmental budgets and forecasts, working with administrators and department heads regarding budget performance.

  • Assists in developing accounting policies and ensuring compliance.

  • Prepares annual surveys, compliance reports, and requests for financial data.

  • Assists in preparation of board reports.

  • Works closely with Admission Office to ensure accuracy in forecasting enrollment and enrollment contracts.

  • Works closely with Development Office to ensure accuracy in gift reporting and reconciliation.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of accounting processes, GAAP and accounting software.

  • Willing to search out, investigate, and learn new compliance standards as well as take additional training to remain proficient in accounting and financial management .

Cash & Audit:

  • Supervises all incoming cash receipts and deposits.

  • Reviews bank activity daily.

  • Provides weekly cash reports to the Director of Operations.

  • Leads preparations of schedules and work papers and maintains permanent office files for all audit schedules.

Other Duties

  • Provides general back-up and support to the Director of Operations and Headmaster.

  • Oversees payroll function, including proper assignment of benefits.

  • Maintains fixed assets schedule and prepares quarterly/annual depreciation schedule.

  • Develops and maintains SOP for Business Office functions.

  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Headmaster and/or Director of Operations.

Requirements

  • Requires strong interaction with all faculty and staff, families, church community and occasional interaction with Board members.

  • Receives guests and visitors as well as faculty, staff, and administration in a friendly, courteous manner, and is sensitive to how her/his demeanor is reflective of the School.

  • Communicates issues, questions, and circumstances to the Director of Operations in a timely manner.

  • Works in a sometimes highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges.

  • Has ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Has physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, and reach overhead.

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines and attend events.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.  CPA, MBA or other advanced training is preferred.

  • Experience in private school sector and/or non-profit industry is preferred.


 

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. St. Mark's is known as a community environment and second home to over 330 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. 

Interested candidates should email as one PDF document their résumé, cover letter, transcripts, and references to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

1st Grade Teacher

St. Mark's seeks a lead 1st Grade Teacher with a passion for teaching six and seven year old students who work at grade level and above.  The ideal candidate will work effectively as a member of a grade-level team to plan all aspects of the 1st grade program. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the 1st grade teacher will report to the Head of the Lower School and is responsible for maintaining an engaging 1st grade classroom environment, assessing and reporting the progress of the students, leading parent conferences and managing parent communication regarding all aspects of the 1st grade year.

Primary Functions:

  • Teach a class of twenty 1st grade students

  • Guide the work of a shared instructional assistant

  • Establish positive and supportive relationships with each student and family

  • Plan: word study, reading workshop, writing workshop, manipulatives-based math instruction, and thematic studies in science and social studies

  • Understand and apply assessment-based instruction

  • Communicate grade level goals, student learning, and classroom activities to parents

  • Be a contributing member of the Lower School faculty through curriculum committee work and the ongoing work of the division

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

  • A deep understanding of educating the whole child

  • A passion for teaching and learning

  • A collaborative spirit

  • A personal commitment to professional growth

  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience

  • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in a highly engaged community

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate approach for teaching young children

  • Knowledge and experience of working in an independent school

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools that best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

2nd Grade Teacher

St. Mark's seeks a lead 2nd Grade Teacher with a passion for teaching seven and eight year old students who work at grade level and above.  The ideal candidate will work effectively as a member of a grade-level team to plan all aspects of the 2nd grade program. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the 2nd grade teacher will report to the Head of the Lower School and is responsible for maintaining an engaging 2nd grade classroom environment, assessing and reporting the progress of the students, leading parent conferences and managing parent communication regarding all aspects of the 2nd grade year.

Primary Functions:

  • Teach a class of twenty 2nd grade students

  • Guide the work of a shared instructional assistant

  • Establish positive and supportive relationships with each student and family

  • Plan: word study, reading workshop, writing workshop, manipulatives-based math instruction, and thematic studies in science and social studies

  • Understand and apply assessment-based instruction

  • Communicate grade level goals, student learning, and classroom activities to parents

  • Be a contributing member of the Lower School faculty through curriculum committee work and the ongoing work of the division

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

  • A deep understanding of educating the whole child

  • A passion for teaching and learning

  • A collaborative spirit

  • A personal commitment to professional growth

  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience

  • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in a highly engaged community

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate approach for teaching young children

  • Knowledge and experience of working in an independent school

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools that best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Middle School Language Arts Teacher. This role begins in August of 2019. The Middle School Language Arts Teacher is an important member of the Middle School faculty and reports directly to the Head of Middle School. We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development and understands the role that technology plays in supporting the educational experience of 21st century learners.

Primary Functions:

  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate lessons

  • Assess student learning

  • Provide feedback and instruction to students

  • Serve as a Middle School student advisor

  • Engage in curricular review and mapping

  • Nurture a partnering relationship with students and their families

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Leadership

  • Patience

  • A collaborative and joyful spirit

  • A working knowledge of technology resources in education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, language arts, or a related field

  • Classroom experience

In addition to the above qualities, the following items are preferred and highly valued:

  • Experience and comfort with iPad use in a classroom setting

  • Curriculum planning

  • Advanced degree in education, language arts, or a related field

  • An understanding of and a passion for teaching the middle school-aged child

  • Ability and willingness to lead or assist with athletics and / or after school clubs

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher. The Middle School Social Studies Teacher is an important member of the Middle School faculty and reports directly to the Head of Middle School. We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development and understands the role that technology plays in supporting the educational experience of 21st century learners.

Primary Functions:

  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate lessons

  • Assess student learning

  • Provide feedback and instruction to students

  • Serve as a Middle School student advisor

  • Engage in curricular review and mapping

  • Nurture a partnering relationship with students and their families

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Leadership

  • Patience

  • A collaborative and joyful spirit

  • A working knowledge of technology resources in education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, history, or a related field

  • Classroom experience

In addition to the above qualities, the following items are preferred and highly valued:

  • Experience and comfort with iPad use in a classroom setting

  • Curriculum planning

  • Advanced degree in education, history, or a related field

  • An understanding of and a passion for teaching the middle school-aged child

  • Ability and willingness to lead or assist with athletics and / or after school clubs

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

Lower School Athletics Coordinator

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, energetic and organized, team player to serve as the Lower School Athletics Coordinator.

The primary job of an athletics coordinator at St. Mark’s is to work with the Athletic Director to support student growth and skill development through intra and inter school athletics.  Other responsibilities will include: those duties associated with athletics within the lower school (i.e. helping to promote the growth of the athletic program for the lower school, coordinating athletic schedules for practices and events, supervision of school facilities during practices and competitions, attending coordinators meetings for athletic associations, supervising the registration and division of teams within sports, any and all other duties requested by the Athletic Director of the school). As a member of the faculty, the athletics coordinator is expected to support the mission and philosophy of the school. Experience guiding children between the ages of five and nine in a school setting along with an education degree is preferred.  The position begins on August 1, 2019.

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools that best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

Physical Education Teacher

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, energetic and organized, team player to serve as a Physical Education Teacher.

The primary job of a physical educator at St. Mark’s is to work within the team of the physical education department in group or individualized instruction to support student growth and skill development through physical activity and play. Other responsibilities may include: helping to maintain the classroom environment, preparing and planning daily lessons, and supervising the students in the classroom, on the playground and at lunch. As a member of the faculty, the assistant is expected to support the mission and philosophy of the school. Experience guiding children between the ages of six and nine in a school setting along with an education degree is preferred. Position hours are from 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM.  The position begins on August 1, 2019.

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools that best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.

After School Teachers

St. Mark’s Episcopal School has openings for Preschool through Middle School teachers and substitute teachers in our After School Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Qualifications: Must be 20 + years old

Child care and/or teaching experience with children strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: Supervising and interacting with students during age appropriate activities, snack and recess times. Assist elementary and middle school students with homework.

Hours: 2:30-6:00 PM Flexible if needed.

Qualified individuals should forward a resume and cover letter to jobs@stmes.org.