Employment at Strake Jesuit

Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, four-year, college preparatory school for young men grades 9-12 in Houston, Texas. The school’s mission, rooted in the tradition of the Society of Jesus, assists young men in their formation as servant leaders and as Men for Others through a comprehensive program of intellectual, spiritual, and moral development for the greater glory of God. 

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter or any questions by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org. 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.

Current Openings

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.

Faculty Positions

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  • Head Swimming Coach

    Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head Swimming Coach. The Head Swimming Coach will be a full-time member of the teaching faculty who provides leadership to our swimming program, in addition to other coaching duties to be determined. 
    Additional 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 the UIL, managing the program budget, supervising activities, and fully supporting a multi-sport athlete program.
    A Bachelor’s Degree in the appropriate teaching area is required, with a Master’s Degree preferred. A working knowledge of the Society of Jesus and Jesuit education is preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to relate to and work well with others, possess excellent writing, speaking and communication skills, and have a strong proficiency with computers and technology. Candidates should possess outstanding swimming acumen, strong organizational and leadership skills, and an ability to interact with athletes, parents, faculty, staff and media. High school varsity coaching experience is preferred. 
    The anticipated starting date for the successful candidate is Fall 2024.  
  • Lacrosse (Part-Time Assistant Coach)

    Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Lacrosse Coach. The Assistant Lacrosse Coach will be a part-time staff who assists the coaching staff with organizing, planning and coaching the lacrosse team. In addition, the assistant coach will assist in all phases of a highly competitive THSLL Class A lacrosse program including but not limited to: on-field coaching and training, organization of practice and game strategies, film review, and other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or the Strake Jesuit athletic department. Previous experience as a player and coach is preferred. 

    Additional 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, supervising activities, and fully supporting a multi-sport athlete program.

Staff Positions

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  • Development Manager

    The School
    Founded in 1960 by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of priests and brothers also known as the Jesuits, Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, four-year college preparatory school serving young men grades nine through twelve. 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. Currently serving 1390 students from all over the Houston metropolitan area, Strake Jesuit is one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the Jesuit School Network. Recently ranked #6 in a national ranking of Catholic schools, Strake Jesuit prepares students for the most selective universities.  
    Strake Jesuit has a faculty and staff of 200 committed men and women, and a very strong network of volunteers. We are always seeking to care for our faculty and staff in the same way we care for our students.  
    Now is a very exciting time to be a part of this community. For more information about Strake Jesuit see the below information and visit www.strakejesuit.org 
    Position Description
    Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Development Manager will provide direction, management, and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the advancement department.  The position’s primary focus is on annual giving, alumni programming, and advancement services.  One important objective of this position is to help create more time for the Director of Advancement for external donor and volunteer leadership interaction and less time managing the day-today operational facets of the advancement office. 
    Minimum Qualifications for Applicants 
    • A bachelor’s degree is preferred. 
    Experience, Skills, & Qualifications 
    • Experience running annual fund campaigns and alumni programming 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office products 
    • Database experience required, preferably with Raiser’s Edge 
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizations skills. 
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. 
    • Demonstrated leadership with a track record of managing multiple projects and people 
    • Strong understanding of Jesuit education and a commitment to the mission of Strake Jesuit 
    • Direct Reports 
    • Crusader Fund Coordinator and Advancement Services Coordinator 
    • Management 
    • Supervise and lead the Crusader Fund Coordinator and Advancement Services Coordinator 
    • Work closely with Director of Advancement to keep briefed on key issues and seek input when needed 
    • Work closely with Director of Advancement to develop strategies, set goals, and track progress 
    • Manage advancement department calendar and work with team to ensure appropriate goals, planning and execution of Crusader Fund, data and stewardship processes and alumni programming 
    • Assist with budget preparation and review and monitor department budgets 
    • Work closely with Events Manager to ensure accurate data flow between fundraising events and Advancement Services.  Additionally, collaborate with the Events Manager to oversee the event calendar and coordinate prospect review and research 
    • Crusader Fund: 
    • Manage the creation and execution of a comprehensive plan for the Crusader Fund, Strake Jesuit’s annual giving program. 
    • Lead, mentor, and supervise the Crusader Fund Coordinator, providing guidance and support. 
    • Oversee Crusader Fund events such as the President’s Dinner, Freshman Parent Reception, and Advent Reception 
    • Identify and engage potential parent, alumni, past parent, and friend donors for leadership Crusader Fund gifts, major gifts, and reunion giving efforts 
    • Alumni Relations: 
    • Oversee alumni relations in order to identify and engage alumni in support of the mission 
    • Develop and implement strategies to engage alumni through communications, events, and programs, including, but not limited to, regional reunions, the Houghton dinner, Night of Honor, and reunion weekend 
    • Manage a robust reunion program that includes class captains, giving metrics, and class events 
    • Ensures alumni notes and milestones are entered onto constituent records and stewarded appropriately 
    • Advancement Services 
    • Oversee stewardship efforts, including acknowledgment letters, donor recognition, and personal outreach 
    • Manage the Advancement Services Coordinator to ensure proper batching and processing of gifts, proper entering of new constituents into the Raiser’s Edge database, and data integrity through regular updates to constituent records 
    • Prepare regular reports on fundraising progress, donor engagement, and major gift outcomes 
    • Prospect Identification and Research 
    • Identify potential donors for annual giving and major gifts 
    • Identify potential volunteers for fundraising events 
    • Research potential donors to determine capacity 
    • Conduct monthly prospect meetings with entire advancement team 

    To Apply

    Send a resume and cover letter in PDF format by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org.
  • Museum Collections Assistant

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Director of Museum Collections, this is a part-time (15 hrs/wk), year-round, and non-exempt position. This position is located at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas. Strake Jesuit Art Museum is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
    Founded in 1996, the Strake Jesuit Art Museum holds just over 900 objects in the collection including paintings, photography, prints, sculpture, and other objects. Over 500 artworks are currently on display throughout the Strake Jesuit campus. One of only a handful of high school art collections, the Museum’s primary purpose is to serve and enhance the mission of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in its work to form young men in the Jesuit tradition to be Men for Others. 
    The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Collections Assistant will work with the Director of Collections to ensure the smooth operation of the Museum. The main role of the Collections Assistant will be to assist with care of the collections, their use, acquisition, conservation, documentation, cataloguing, and research.
    • Assist with exhibition planning, preparation, and installation
    • Catalog works into the database following established standards and best practices, and update data and condition reports as needed 
    • Scan materials and photograph artworks
    • Update online records and hard copy files as necessary
    • Develop and give tours of the collection 
    • Research and write didactic materials to support education and public programs
    • Work with volunteers and students
    • Attend and assist with Museum related events which may sometimes occur outside normal business hours
    • Perform collection maintenance including, but not limited to:
      • Inventory
      • Straighten and dust works on display
      • Lightly clean outdoor sculptures
      • Create and replace identification labels for artworks 
    • Assist with planning and event preparation for the Museum’s 30th anniversary celebration in 2026

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
    A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art History, Museum Studies or a related field is highly desirable. Relevant museum or gallery experience, especially in exhibition development, design, and installation, is preferred. The Assistant must have organizational and planning skills with strong attention to detail. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is critical. Excellent written communication skills and diplomacy are essential. While preference is for a candidate with broad understanding of the history of Western and American art and with museum or gallery experience, research capability and relevant, analogous experience can supplement any gaps in direct knowledge and experience.
    Familiarity with the following software preferred:
    • FileMaker Pro database 
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 

    How to Apply
    Send the following in PDF format by email to employment@strakejesuit.org
    • A letter expressing interest and giving brief examples of past related experience
    • A résumé or C.V.