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.
College Counseling Director
The College Counseling Director will lead a team of dedicated and experienced college counselors who aid students and their families in the college transition. Along with the other college counselors, the director will educate families about various colleges and universities, the college admissions process, admissions trends, office procedures, and standardized testing options. Duties include advising and supporting a caseload of students as they proceed through the college process and helping students and families aspire realistically and to choose a college fit wisely. The director will work closely with college representatives and will visit college campuses to establish and maintain strong relationships with college admission staffs. A Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3-5 years college admissions and/or college counseling experience are required. A master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate will possess a sophisticated and current understanding of selective college admissions and financial aid. An existing relationship with professional organizations like NACAC, TACAC, and the JHSCCA is preferred. Working knowledge of Naviance, the Common Application, ApplyTexas, and standardized testing programs including ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP, is also an asset. Excellent counseling, writing, and communication skills are absolutely essential, as is an enthusiastic commitment to school life and to the unique mission of Strake Jesuit.
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.
Athletic Openings 2016-17
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.
The Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer with the care, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, provide coverage of team practices and games, and assist with supervision of student athletic trainers. Must be able to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Applicants should possess a Texas Athletic Trainer license, BOC preferred. A bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or in a Health Science or related field is required. A Masters’ degree is preferred. Current CPR/AED/First Aid also required.
Assistant Lacrosse Coach (part-time)
Assistant Rugby Coach (part-time)
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.
Assistant Network Administrator
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Network Administrator. This part-time, temporary (Summer 2016) position reports to the Technology Director and assists with the maintenance and deployment of desktop systems, software and iPads. A+ certification or equivalent and experience supporting Windows 7, Windows 10, Ubuntu, OS-X and iOS is required. Familiarity with SCCM, Kace or similar enterprise tools is preferred. The successful candidate has a sincere desire to learn, possesses a team spirit toward technical support and problem solving and is committed to supporting the educational mission of the school. If interested, send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to IT Director, Mr. Glenn Hymel, at email@example.com.
Director of Alumni Relations - Development Office
POSITION SUMMARY: Serve as an ambassador to strategically engage alumni and strengthen their relationships with Strake Jesuit, with responsibility for planning and implementation of programming that provides opportunities for alumni to participate in the life of the school and to support the goals of the development office.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Vice President of Development
• Create and implement a comprehensive alumni relations plan that establishes and builds relationships with alumni locally, regionally and nationally, using diverse marketing strategies to achieve maximum participation
• Implement, with help from the Development Office special events staff, a program of alumni events and activities that include annual milestone reunions; recognition events such as the Ignatian Award, Hall of Honor, Maddox Award; traveling alumni receptions; retreats
• Collaborate with staff, faculty and volunteers to develop and maintain innovative alumni programming, especially programs that connect students and alumni such as the Senior Class Gift, Career Day, and monthly alumni career luncheons
• Identify, cultivate and engage potential alumni leaders in the life of the School as speakers, volunteers, hosts, committee members, prospective board members, and donors
• Create and manage an annual budget to support alumni relations activities
• Identify metrics to track and report progress in alumni relations efforts
• Research prospective alumni donors and prepare donor research profiles for senior staff
• Schedule and staff a minimum of five alumni meetings per month, including solicitation meetings
• Maintain and manage regular alumni communications, including social media presence on LinkedIn and Facebook, and electronic communication using Imodules
• Maintain records of alumni visits, activities, and contact information in Raisers Edge
• Provide alumni content for printed communications (including personal events such births, marriages and class updates) for the school’s quarterly publication, The Chronicle, to the Director of Communications
• Assist with cross-training of other development staff for IModules and Raiser’s Edge
• Supports development team members’ programs and completes other duties as assigned
Successful candidates will have 3+ years of experience working in alumni relations and development offices in an educational environment, notable attention to detail, strong oral, written & communication skills, and experience with development databases. An appreciation for collaboration and the cultivation of a positive work culture is required. Like all Jesuit staff, the successful Director of Alumni Relations will be enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
This is a 12-month position that requires occasional travel, evening and weekend hours.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Angela Seaworth, Ph.D., ACFRE, Vice President of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Mr. Dave Muras at 713-774-7651 to set up an interview.