Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, four-year, college preparatory school for young men grades 9-12 located in Houston, Texas. The school’s mission is to assist young men in their formation as leaders and as 'Men for Others' through a program of rigorous college preparation in the tradition of the Society of Jesus. The school seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, active in their faith, and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. Applicants should have an ability to relate to and work well with others, possess excellent writing, communication, organizational and leadership skills, and have a strong proficiency with computers and technology. A working knowledge of the Society of Jesus and Jesuit education is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 713-774-6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Office of the Principal, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036. For questions, contact Sheri Jones at 713-490-8108.
Faculty Openings 2016-17
A Bachelor’s Degree in the appropriate teaching area is required, with a Master’s Degree preferred. In addition to being a full-time member of the teaching faculty, duties include participation in an ongoing teacher formation program, assisting in the daily needs of the school community, and moderating or assisting in at least one extracurricular program offered by the school. If you have applied in previous years, please re-submit an updated resume and cover letter indicating your interest to be considered for the 2016-17 school year.
Director of Pastoral Ministry
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Pastoral Ministry. The Director of Pastoral Ministry provides administrative oversight, guidance, and support to the various pastoral ministry programs of the school including retreats, liturgies, and community service. The Director reports to the Principal and serves as a key member of the school’s Administrative Team. An applicant for this position must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and should have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in theology or pastoral ministry from an accredited Catholic college or university. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to relate to and work well with others, possess excellent communication skills, and have a strong proficiency with computers and technology. Significant experience in campus ministry, retreat work, Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is preferred.
This full-time, year-round administrative staff position requires candidates to possess strong communication, organizational, and technical skills. This position will focus primarily on assisting the Assistant Principal for Formation and Assistant Principal for Student Affairs in their daily work. This person will also assist the Assistant Principal for Academics as needed. Additionally, this position will assist with administrative support during the summer school session. Duties include handling internal and external correspondence, assisting in the processing of data through the school’s database system (Blackbaud), scheduling appointments and meetings, and maintaining calendars. Candidates should be flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Academic and Personal Counselor
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Academic and Personal Counselor. The Counselor will manage a caseload consisting of all new freshmen, and will follow that cohort through four years. The counselor becomes an integral part of the school’s cura personalis—individualized care for the particular needs of each student—assisting him in becoming more adept at making important decisions that impact his personal life and growth, and his academic career. The primary vehicle for student care is weekly counseling class meetings with all students. In these meetings, the counselor presents a wide-ranging curriculum on topics such as study skills, relationships with teachers, course selection, leadership, substance abuse, standardized testing, and for freshmen, the transition to Strake Jesuit. To succeed in this model, the successful candidate must be skilled in classroom instruction. The Academic and Personal Counselor will also meet one-on-one with students and families as appropriate, and serves a central role collaborating with faculty and staff in serving students. A master’s degree in counseling is strongly preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. Extensive experience in school counseling is a significant asset. Like all Jesuit faculty, the successful Academic and Personal Counselor is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time faculty position of College Counselor. The College Counselor’s duties include advising students individually and in small groups on issues pertaining to the college transition; knowing his or her students well and writing a highly personalized recommendation for each one; aiding students and families in other aspects of the student’s college trajectory as needed; and occasional travel to visit colleges and attend professional conferences. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills as well as a genuine interest in working with students and parents to meet the needs of our diverse and active school population. A background in college admissions or college counseling is strongly preferred, as is an existing relationship with professional organizations like NACAC, TACAC, and the JHSCCA. Working knowledge of Naviance, the Common Application, ApplyTexas, and standardized testing programs including ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP, is also an asset. A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred. The ability to teach class in an academic area is a significant asset for the college counselor candidate. The successful College Counselor, like all Strake Jesuit faculty, is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
College Essay Writing Adviser
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the part-time faculty position of College Essay Writing Adviser. This Adviser will provide an individualized essay writing support program for students applying to college. In the Fall, the Adviser will meet in one-on-one meetings with seniors to brainstorm essay ideas, proofread and improve written essays, and offer other guidance about college application and scholarship essays. In the Spring and Summer, the Adviser works to deliver college essay preparation programs to juniors / rising seniors. The qualified candidate has at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in English or a related area. He or she demonstrates excellent skills in writing—especially the narrative non-fictional format of the college essay—and in proofreading, organization, and time-management. Experience in the college admissions process is a significant asset. Like all Jesuit faculty, the successful College Essay Adviser is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Learning Resource Center Coordinator
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time, 10 month, staff position of Learning Resource Center (LRC) Coordinator. The Coordinator will provide administrative support in the LRC -- Jesuit's study and testing facility for students with learning differences. The Coordinator maintains LRC records, files timely requests for testing accommodations on standardized tests, and administers final exams for LRC students. The qualified candidate has at least a bachelor's degree. Aptitude in calendaring, communication, and recordkeeping are essential. The successful coordinator must be able to work independently with students and faculty to manage all aspects of LRC coordination. Like all Jesuit staff, the successful LRC Coordinator is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Librarian. This creative, flexible, innovative educational leader should be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment. He or she should have a proven track record with traditional library management, but also a willingness to clarify the significance of the library for inspiring the 21st Century high school student in a one-to-one iPad environment. The ideal candidate brings technological savvy, a coach’s mentality towards students and faculty, and excellent people skills for coordinating a staff of faculty proctors and volunteers. He or she is willing to continue a recent effort towards more fully integrating the library into campus life. A master's degree in Library Science is preferred, although alternatives do exist, and candidates willing to work towards the relevant credentials will also be considered. The successful Librarian, like all Strake Jesuit faculty, is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Athletic Openings 2015-16
Strake Jesuit is a member of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and competes at the 6A level in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Lacrosse competes in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL), water polo competes in the Texas Interscholastic Coaches Association (TISCA), and rugby competes in the Texas Rugby Union. Jesuit teams compete at the highest level classification in all of the leagues in which it is a member. Candidates should possess outstanding acumen in their sport. Duties include: fostering good sportsmanship and character in student-athletes, supporting a positive coaching atmosphere, providing for the safety and welfare of student athletes, supporting and abiding by the athletic policies and rules of the school and its leagues, and fully supporting a multi-sport athlete program.
Assistant Football Coach
Assistant Lacrosse Coach (part-time)
Assistant Soccer Coach
Assistant Rugby Coach (part-time)
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Part-time Bus Driver
Strake Jesuit is looking for part-time Bus Operators to assist in the transport of students to athletic competitions and other school related functions. Most, but not all trips would occur after 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday, on average three to four trips per week. The successful applicant will have a current Class B commercial driver’s license with a Passenger and School Bus endorsement. Equipment to be operated has an hydraulic breaking system so an air brakes endorsement is not required. Candidates must be in good health and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening. A set stipend amount will be paid per round trip driven. If interested please contract Dave Muras at 713-774-7651 to set up an interview.