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 Michelle Dolar at 713-490-8224.
Faculty Openings for 2017-18
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.
An applicant for the Theology position must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in theology from an accredited Catholic college or university.
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.
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. As a member of the teaching faculty, the successful candidate will serve as a classroom teacher for at least one class section in the appropriate subject area for the applicant. 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.
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 and reclaim the significance of the library for the 21st Century high school student in a one-to-one iPad environment. The ideal candidate brings excellent people skills for coordinating a staff of faculty proctors and volunteers, and 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 candidates willing to gain the relevant credentials should also apply. The successful Librarian, like all Strake Jesuit faculty, is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
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.
Head Swimming Coach / Head Water Polo Coach
Assistant Lacrosse Coach (part-time)
Assistant Rugby Coach (part-time)
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Director of Advancement
The Director of Advancement is a full-time, 12-month administrative position reporting directly to the President of the school. The Director is responsible for all fundraising, development, alumni, and communication activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Strake Jesuit’s visibility, impact, and financial resources in support of our mission to form young men in the Jesuit tradition. The Director of Advancement will have primary responsibilities to lead a team of development professionals in the growth of our development goals through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, planned giving and corporate and foundation support. S/he will expand and diversify Strake Jesuit’s donor base and work closely with other administrative team members to understand the needs of the school and secure support for new initiatives. In addition the Director of Advancement will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they engage in active advancement roles. Start date is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and level of success in the institutional advancement area.
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.
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.