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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.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org, by fax to 713.774.6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Application for Employment, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036. For questions, contact Scott Hildebrandt at 713-490-8152.

Current Openings

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. Please click the titles below to see details about each posting.

Faculty Positions

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  • Short and Long Term Substitutes

    Occasionally, subbing opportunities arise at Strake Jesuit because of pre-planned or unforeseen absences by Strake Jesuit faculty members. These subbing opportunities are usually for a few days or weeks, but sometimes they can last several months or even for the remainder of the school year. Subbing responsibilities typically include facilitating an academic lesson planned by the Strake Jesuit teacher and providing supervision and assistance to the students in the classroom. The school maintains a list of available substitute teachers interested in these subbing opportunities as they arise.
     
    If you would like to request that your name be added to the Substitute Teacher List for the 2021-2022 school year, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@strakejesuit.org. In your cover letter, please indicate the types of subbing opportunities you would prefer (subject area, long or short term, etc.) as well as your availability for this school year. If a subbing opportunity arises, you will be considered along with the other applicants on the Substitute Teacher List and, if selected, we will contact you with more specific details about the opportunity that is available. 
     
    The Substitute Teacher List is refreshed every year, so if you requested to be on the list in prior years and you want to be considered for the list in the 2021-2022 school year, please re-send your cover letter and resume to employment@strakejesuit.orgto indicate your interest to be on the list in the 2021-2022 school year.
     
     

Staff Positions

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  • Director of Museum Collections

    Strake Jesuit Art Museum:
    As steward of over 800 works of art and antiquity, the Strake Jesuit Art Museum supports and enriches the mission of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory by presenting our collection throughout the campus and supports the unique role of art in Jesuit teaching as an instrument for finding meaning in life through imagination, feelings, and reflection.  Consistent with the school’s vision of inspiring students to become Men for Others, we seek active collaboration with our on- and off-campus communities.
     
    Position Description:
    • Oversee the conservation and maintenance of all museum possessions including environmental conditions, proper handling and installation, and routine cleaning.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures for collections care and management, including maintenance of records and inventory.
    • Research collection objects and maintain accurate museum catalog including inventory data, artist bio, accession records, provenance and curriculum connections.
    • Curate, coordinate and execute art installations on campus.  Author museum guides and narratives for interpretive labels.  Maintain current exhibit labels.
    • Enhance the curriculum, learning experience and development at Strake Jesuit by making the collection an accessible resource to students, faculty and staff.
    • Plan, develop and execute tours.  Oversee and train volunteers.
    • Prepare updates for and reports to the board of directors.
    • Manage acquisitions of donations, loans and purchases according to the established criteria.
    • Interact with the Houston visual arts community.
     
    Qualifications:
    • A Master's degree in related field (Art, Art History, Museum Studies or Library Science) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of relevant work experience
    • Computer literacy and facility with cataloging systems, preferably FileMaker Pro
    • Mobility and ability to lift up to 40 pounds
    • Understanding of and a passion for Strake Jesuit’s mission of educating students in the tradition of the Society of Jesus including respect for and understanding of Jesuit and Catholic culture
     
    Personal Characteristics
    • Exceptional attention to detail in editing, data entry, and maintaining and installing art
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent research skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit
    • Self-initiative and ability to work in isolated conditions
     
    To Apply
    Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org, by fax to 713.774.6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Application for Employment, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036. 
     
  • Human Resources Coordinator

    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 over 1,300 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 #1 in a national ranking of Catholic schools, Strake Jesuit prepares students for the most selective universities.
     
    With a budget of over $32 million, Strake Jesuit has a faculty and staff of 180 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.
     
    The school is in the process of planning for the next few years, and 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:
    The Human Resources position reports to the Director of Finance and 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.

    Minimum Qualifications for Applicants:

    Education


    • A bachelor degree in Human Resources or a related field.
    • Evidence of continuing professional education through conferences, seminars, or professional associations is preferred.
    Experience

    • At least five years of professional experience in progressively responsible positions in non-profit or education sector is preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of the principles of Catholic and Jesuit education is preferred.
    Skills & Qualifications

    • Understanding of and a passion for Strake Jesuit’s mission of educating young men in the tradition of the Society of Jesus including a respect for and understanding of Strake Jesuit’s Jesuit and Catholic culture.
    • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and payroll systems.
    • A collaborative spirit and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential.
    Duties

    • Employment Life-Cycle
      • Maintain, audit and update job descriptions for each position.
      • Support the hiring committee by posting job announcements, scheduling candidates’ visits, maintaining candidates’ files, communicating with candidates, completing background checks and other tasks associated with the hiring process.
      • Assist in separation process (voluntary and involuntary), including exit interviews.
      • Support administrators and other supervisors in onboarding of new faculty and staff. Including arrangements for employee training required by law or archdiocesan policy as well as securing keys, fobs, email address, telephone number and any items generally required for an employee’s successful onboarding.
      • Assist administrators with organization and facilitation of beginning of school year orientation for new and returning faculty and staff.
      • Support administrators and supervisors in performance review processes.
      • Assist and support the counseling of employees.
    • Payroll
      • Assist Director of Finance in creating a salary scale and salary ranges for faculty and staff to be approved by the President and Principal.
      • Prepare employment contracts for faculty (including Pay & Benefit Information Sheets) as well as letters of offer for staff.
      • Process payroll.


    • Benefits
      • Manage and coordinate benefit and retirement programs for employees in conjunction with the school’s benefits brokers and providers, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution.
      • Assist Director of Finance in creation of insurance budget and contract negotiation with insurance liaison.
      • Manage annual open enrollment for health, dental, vision and other benefit plans.
      • Manage Worker’s Compensation program.
      • Assist Director of Finance in recommending changes and additions to benefits.


    • Compliance
      • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state statutes/laws as well as related Archdiocesan policies governing labor and employment issues.
      • Maintain, audit and recommend updates to Faculty/Staff Handbook.
      • Maintain faculty/staff employment files in keeping with best practices and according to applicable policies.

    To Apply
    Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to areaser@strakejesuit.org, by fax to 713.774.6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Application for Employment, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036.
    For questions contact Amy Reaser at 713-490-8106.
  • IT – Technical Support Specialist (Levels 1 & 2)

    Share your technical knowledge and passion for hands-on problem-solving. Whether helping identify a problem or providing technical assistance, you are ready to give advice and support to users and tech team members. As an IT Technical Support Specialist, you work with all members of the Strake Jesuit community. You support the school's educational mission by bringing resolution and insight to each student, faculty, and staff member by assisting them with your exceptional diagnostic and people skills bringing swift resolution to their technical issues.
    Qualifications:
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to navigate customer service issues with empathy
    • Ability to assess user support needs and then provide solutions or refer them to other team members
    • Relevant technical expertise.
    • An aptitude for acquiring technical skills
    • Ability to analyze and solve technical problems
    • Ability to rotate through different technical specialties and skill sets as needed
    • Success in team environments demonstrating shared responsibility and accountability with other team members
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to tailor communications and style to different audiences


    Description:
    You quickly assess and diagnose issues on the spot, explaining situations with patience and compassion. Whether knowledge-sharing is the solution, a software update is needed, or a hardware repair/replacement is warranted, you determine a solution and quickly get users up and running again, at the help desk, helping in the classroom, or offices.
    • Troubleshoot and diagnose issues with iOS, OS-X, Windows, Google Workspace apps, Office 365 apps, Adobe apps, MDM, and browser software
    • Assist with Audio-Visual issues connecting to the Apple TV, projector, and classroom display
    • Empathize when technology is not working as expected and explain complex technical problems in terms the user understands
    • Extensive knowledge of hardware and software components and the ability to explain where issues may originate
    • Develop expertise and research required information using all available tools and resources
    • Document user information, the nature of the problem, troubleshooting steps, and final resolution

    To Apply
    Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org
     
  • Marketing Coordinator

    Marketing Coordinator
    Department: Communications, full time  
     
    Position Description 
    Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is seeking to hire a Marketing Coordinator to maintain manage engaging and dynamic content for institutional media channels. The ideal candidate is mission-minded; faithfully Catholic, interested in being invested in the life of our students and community; a hard-working self-starter; a talented communicator. The ideal candidate can work both independently and collaboratively; skillfully manage multiple deadlines; stay current on digital trends in order to provide input as to how they may impact the overall communications strategy; understand how to leverage appropriate channels to achieve maximum impact. This is a full-time, year-round, staff position that may require occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
     
    Responsibilities 
     
    • Collaborate with the Communications team to help grow the Strake Jesuit communications strategy and advance communications goals that serve the mission of the school.
    • Manage the creation and deployment of compelling, on-brand content primarily for internal consumption and on our website, ensuring appropriate format, style and tone, that is consistent with the school’s mission and values and that effectively engages core audiences as defined by the overall communications strategy.
    • Be a resource for fielding short-term communications requests from the community.
    • Regular contact with the faculty and staff is expected, as well as developing relationships with supporters, peer institutions or outside consultants.
    • Be an executor of the acronym “COPE” (Compose Once, Publish Everywhere). For example, our alumni or literary magazine can be divided into individual content pieces and shared over time to our news section of both our internal and external website after publication.
    • Coordinate the production of both multimedia (photo, video) and written content.
    • Maintain campus digital signage.
    • Keep website and scoreboard media up to date.
    • Develop PR opportunities that could also be shared to the wider community.
    • Composing and sending various internal communications and newsletters.
    • Troubleshoot any issues that come up with constituents and platforms.
    • Occasionally write short content for various outlets (website, chronicle, etc).
     
    Qualifications, Skills & Experience 
     
    • Deep understanding and enthusiasm for promoting the Jesuit Catholic identity of Strake Jesuit. 
    • Degree from an accredited university in the Communications field preferred.
    • 2+ years’ experience working in marketing and communications, creating content and managing organizational media
    • Thorough communication and self-awareness
    • A creative writer with excellent grammar and attention to detail.
    • Photography or videography skills a plus   
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize data into actionable recommendations 
    • Ability to identify and develop unique stories that highlight the school’s distinctive characteristics and enhance online visibility with key audiences  
    • Strong creative style and ability to customize content to specific channels 
    • Experience with photo/video/graphics editing software (i.e. Adobe CC); a plus  
    • Willingness and facility to learn additional applications as needed 
     
     
    Salary commensurate with experience. 
    Please submit resume, cover letter, work samples and link to bio (if desired).
     
  • Operations Bus Driver

    Reporting to the Facilities Manager and working within the Operations Team, this is a flexible, part-time, hourly position.  
    The weekly schedule for this position will be irregular and based on school transportation needs.  It will include some night and weekend assignments.  
    The primary duty of this position is to safely transport students, prospective students, faculty and staff to and from SJCP to events and locations as assigned by SJCP Operations.
    SJCP is looking for two (2) Part Time Bus Drivers as soon as possible.

    Position Description:
    Reporting to the Facilities Manager and working within the Operations Team, this is a flexible, part-time, hourly position.  
    The weekly schedule for this position will be irregular and based on school transportation needs.  It will include some night and weekend assignments.  
    The primary duty of this position is to safely transport students, prospective students, faculty and staff to and from SJCP to events and locations as assigned by SJCP Operations.
    SJCP is looking for two (2) Part Time Bus Drivers as soon as possible. 
    Education
    • High school diploma 
    Experience Required
    • Five (5) years of experience as a professional school bus driver 
    Skills & Qualifications
    • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) 
    • Safe driving record
    • A self-starter with the ability to safely, effectively and efficiently complete driving assignments through on assignments
    • Ability to systematically troubleshoot vehicle and system issues and provide practical and effective solutions 
    • Deep understanding of and a passion for Strake Jesuit’s mission of educating young men in the tradition of the Society of Jesus
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    • Safely transport students, prospective students, faculty and staff to and from SJCP to events and locations as assigned by SJCP Operations.
    • Obey and require all passengers to obey all applicable local, state, and federal traffic laws pertaining to bus transportation
    • Obey and require all passengers to obey all SJCP policies and procedures 
    • Refuel SJCP vehicles as needed
    • Conduct routine Safety and QA/QC inspections of vehicles for maintenance and other services
    • Record vehicle information (e.g. mileage) in FMX, SJCP’s Transportation and Asset Management Software
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT 
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The employee must have a valid driver license with the ability to drive vans.
    NOTE
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
     
  • School Receptionist

    Position Description:
     
    Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Receptionist. Both full-time and part-time positions are available for this year-round, staff position. The Receptionist serves as a member of a team reporting to the Dean of Students that works together to provide a constant presence in the main reception area of Loyola Hall throughout the day. The Receptionist serves as a warm and welcoming first point of contact to visitors. The Receptionist is responsible for visitor and student check-in, answering the main school telephone line, and assisting the Dean’s Office in various administrative tasks as needed including assisting with attendance and security related matters. In addition to monitoring students in the main Reception and Student Commons spaces, the Receptionist reports problems and issues to the appropriate people as they arise. The Receptionist must develop a deep understanding of the school, its policies, and inner workings to be able to quickly answer questions and find information.
     
    Candidates for this position must be welcoming, friendly, patient, and able to consistently represent the school in a positive and professional manner. Candidates must be able to perform well in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while handling several tasks simultaneously. Candidates must work well with others despite interruptions and possess the ability to communicate with diverse groups while displaying tact and courtesy. In addition, it is essential that the person for this role be an excellent communicator, organized, flexible, and proficient with technology. Like all Jesuit faculty and staff, the successful candidate is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission as a Catholic and Jesuit school.