Employment at Strake Jesuit
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 in computers and technology. A working knowledge of the Society of Jesus and Jesuit education is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to email@example.com, by fax to 713.774.6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Application for Employment, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036. For questions, contact Michelle Dolar at 713.490.8224.
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 upcoming school year.
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 through their four years at Strake Jesuit, becoming an integral part of the school’s cura personalis — individualized care for the particular needs of each student — as he matures into the adult envisioned in the Strake Jesuit Graduate at Graduation. The counselor will hold weekly counseling class meetings with their caseload, and present a wide-ranging curriculum on topics like relationships, mental health and wellness, leadership, study skills, standardized testing, course selection, and key academic and personal transitions between grades and through adolescence. The successful candidate must be skilled in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and group dynamics. The Academic & Personal Counselor will also meet one-on-one with students and families as needed, and serves a central role collaborating with administration and faculty in serving students in ordinary moments and in extraordinary or crisis moments. A master’s degree in counseling, or professional licensure in a counseling-related field is 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 on issues pertaining to the college admissions process, preparing needed materials for that process, and otherwise supporting the college readiness of our students. The counselor meets regularly with his or her students and their families, and writes a highly personalized recommendation for each one. This position includes some travel to visit colleges and for professional development. 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 faculty position of Learning Specialist. This person joins our Learning Resource Center, which provides individualized support for students with learning differences and their families. The Learning Specialist will assume a caseload of students to provide needed educational coaching and support specific to their experiences and abilities. Other areas of responsibility include parent communication and collaboration, assistance in the general operation of LRC programs, participating in extracurricular activities and student retreats, and some teaching in an academic department. 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. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented educator with experience in special education or counseling. Like all Jesuit faculty and staff, the successful Learning Specialist 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.
Lacrosse - Assistant Coach
In the pursuit of a holistic education, Jesuit students are encouraged to strive for excellence in their extracurricular activities. We seek faculty and staff who can bring talents or experience in the following areas. All coaches, directors and moderators should be enthusiastically committed to the school's mission; cooperative and solution-oriented; and experienced in their respective extracurricular area. Other responsibilities vary by program area.
Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time staff position of Library/Archive Assistant. With the direction of the school librarian, the library assistant will provide administrative and clerical tasks in support of the school’s library and archive. Extensive experience in libraries, schools, or archives is a significant asset. Like all Jesuit faculty and staff, the successful Library/Archive is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
Human Resources Coordinator
A new position reporting to the Director of Finance, the Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for supporting the mission of the school through facilitating human resources processes related to benefits, payroll, hiring, onboarding, and other issues related to employment. This is a twelve-month position and the salary is commensurate with experience.
Crusader Fund Director
The Crusader Fund Director plans, builds, and implements a comprehensive annual giving program to support the mission of Strake Jesuit. Through a variety of personalized and targeted strategies, including face-to-face visits, the director will build relationships with and solicit support from current and former parents, alumni, and other friends of the Strake Jesuit community. The Crusader Fund Director coordinates the thanking and stewardship of supporters of the Crusader Fund.
Advancement Services Gift Processor
The Advancement Services Gift Processor is responsible for processing, recording, and acknowledging all gifts and pledges received by the school and regularly produce annual giving pledge reminders. Assist the Advancement Services Coordinator in maintaining data integrity and adding new records to the database as directed. This is a part-time staff position beginning as soon as possible with hourly compensation.
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 a hydraulic braking 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 contact Mr. Dave Muras at 713.774.7651 to set up an interview.