Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. All applicants for employment at St. Margaret’s must complete a formal application in addition to providing a current résumé, curriculum vitae or other supporting documents. Should information presented in applications, résumés or other supporting documents be determined to be false, any offer of employment that may have been made based on these documents may be automatically and immediately voided.
 
To apply for any open position, please email a copy of your current resume with an accompanying letter of interest to:
 
Caryl Hostetter
Director of Human Resources
Fax: (949) 661-3617

Current Employment Opportunities

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  • Administration

    Assistant Director, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Middle and Early High School: Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano seeks a full time Assistant Director, Middle and Early High School. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s programming from 7th grade to 10th grade. The Assistant Director, Middle and Early High School, serves on a small team and must work collaboratively. A strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunities for youth who are underrepresented in higher education is an essential characteristic for success in this role, as are a love of learning, sense of service, growth mindset and strong work ethic.
     
    Ideal candidates will have the following background:

    • Bachelor’s degree and experience working with middle or high school students from underrepresented communities 
    • Knowledge of curriculum development, youth development or teaching preferred
    • Ability to work in environments and communities with people from diverse backgrounds (ethnic, socio-economic, educational, etc.) 
    • Experience working in collaborative team environments. 
    • Prior experience with Breakthrough or similar intensive academic, youth organizations is highly preferred. 
    • Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred

    Qualified and interested candidates are encourage to forward a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org.
  • Faculty

    Upper School History Teacher: St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is now accepting applications for a History Teacher in the Upper School Division (9th-12th grade) for the 2018-19 school year. We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator and excellent communicator, with experience and a clear understanding of pedagogy and promising practices in education. As a technology-rich school, candidates must be comfortable with using technology in the classroom.
     
    Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in History, or a related field (a Master’s Degree and a clear California Teacher Credential are preferred but not required). The qualified candidate will have 3+ years’ full-time classroom teaching experience. Independent school experience is a plus.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@smes.org.
     
    Elementary (K-5) Teacher: St. Margaret’s seeks to hire an Elementary Teacher (K-5) for the fall of the 2019-20 school-year. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (a Master’s degree is a plus), a current clear California Teaching Credential and a minimum of two years’ teaching experience. Practical knowledge of current best practices in elementary education, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as are a sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a dynamic elementary division of an outstanding private school.
     
    Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org.
     
     
    Physical Education Teacher: St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is now accepting applications for a Physical Education teacher in the Lower School Division (K-5th grade) for the 2019-20 school year. We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator and excellent communicator, with experience and a clear understanding of pedagogy and promising practices in education. As a school that values student health and wellness, ideal candidates will have experience designing wellness programs that utilize a variety of age appropriate methods.

    Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Health, or a related field (a Master’s Degree and a clear California Teacher Credential are preferred but not required). The qualified candidate will have 3+ years’ full-time classroom teaching experience. Independent school experience is a plus.

    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.


    Middle School English Teacher: 
    St. Margaret’s seeks to hire an engaging English Teacher to begin this fall, August 12, 2019. We are seeking teachers who are collaborative educators and excellent communicators, with a pedagogical skill set which engages students in reading and writing development.      
     
    Minimum requirements:
     
    • 2 years’ full time teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in English/Language Arts
     
    Preferred requirements:
     
    • Experience with Teachers College’s Readers and Writers Workshop
    • Experience teaching English in Middle and/or Upper School
     
    Qualified applicants only may submit a letter of interest and current resume to hr@smes.org. Other supporting material may be included – a copy of your Credential, college/university transcripts and letters of reference.  
     
     
    Upper School Physics Science Teacher: St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is now accepting applications for a Physics Teacher in the Upper School Division (9th-12th grade) for the 2019-20 school year. We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator and excellent communicator, with experience and a clear understanding of pedagogy and promising practices in education. As a technology-rich school, candidates must be comfortable with using technology in the classroom.
     
    Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field (a Master’s Degree and a clear California Teacher Credential are preferred but not required). The qualified candidate will have 3+ years’ full-time classroom teaching experience. Independent school experience is a plus.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org.
     
    Spiritual Practice Teacher: St. Margaret’s is seeking a full-time Special Subject teacher to join the faculty of the Lower School to begin in August 2019. The ideal candidate is an educator with a passion for working with young learners.

    Primary teaching responsibilities include:

    • Teach a variety of content related to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Mindfulness, Character Education, and Cultural Competency to eighteen homeroom classes of Kindergarten through Grade Five students in a self-contained, special subject classroom 
    • Collaboratively plan with school counselors, chaplains, and Lower School Director of Community Life 

    Ideal candidates will have the following background:

    • Bachelor degree in a related field 
    • California Teaching Credential is preferred
    • Prior experience teaching in an elementary school setting is preferred
     
    Interested and qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org.
     
    Lower School Teacher in Training: St. Margaret’s is seeking a full-time teacher intern to join the faculty of the Lower School to begin in August, 2019. The ideal candidate is a credentialed educator with a passion for working with young learners.
     
    Primary teaching responsibilities include:

    • Working closely with a master teacher to deliver all grade level instruction within the classroom setting
    • Collaboratively plan with master teacher and grade level team 
    • Assume lead teaching responsibilities in the event of a Lower School teacher’s extended absence or leave
     
    Ideal candidates will have the following background:
     
    • Bachelor degree
    • California Teaching Credential
    • Prior experience teaching in an elementary school setting is preferred
     
    Interested and qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org no later than February 22, 2019.


    Computer Science Teacher: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Computer Science teacher for grades 7-12 to begin in August 2019. Our school has a strong computer science program that begins teaching computational skills in early elementary grades We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator, excellent communicator, and embraces teaching computational skills using effective strategies to develop student’s problem-solving and coding skills. Teaching responsibilities would include:
     
    • Introduction to Programming with topics in robotics, virtual reality, and game design
    • AP Computer Science A (Java), 
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional development.  Expertise in several coding languages is required, such as Java, Python, and Scratch.  Prior teaching experience in an independent school is a plus along with an interest in virtual reality and robotics. 

    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.
     
     
    Atelierista (Art Studio Teacher): St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s Early Childhood Development Center seeks a full time Atelierista (art studio teacher). Prime responsibilities include the following:
     
    • The Atelierista assumes the responsibility of teacher and promotes the role of fine arts as an integral part of a Reggio-inspired program. 
    • The Atelierista works directly with students and will also support and guide classroom teachers in the use of rich materials such as clay, wire, and other media. 
    • The Atelierista works alongside children in the classrooms and in the Atelier, providing rich experiences through provocations and experiences. 
    • The Atelierista provides documentation to make learning visible.

    Ideal candidates will have the following background:
     
    • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s Degree plus an ECE Certificate. A background in fine arts is preferred. 
    • State of California Child Development Permit, Teacher or Master Teacher Level is recommended. 
    • Knowledge and experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach, developmentally appropriate practices, and a demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
     
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.
  • Staff

    Substitute Teachers:  St. Margaret’s is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers in all divisions.  Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and some teaching experience.  Independent school teaching experience is a plus.  Early Childhood educators will have a Bachelor’s degree and 12 ECE units.  Elementary teachers will also hold a current California Teaching Credential.  Subject matter expertise is preferred for Middle and Upper School teachers.  Please send current résumé’ to P.J.Elliott@smes.org.
  • Temporary Assignments

    None at this time.
St. Margaret's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.
As of January 1, 2018, CA law AB 500 requires schools to share their student/employee interaction policy on their websites.

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  • Employee Code of Conduct

    From the SMES Employee Administrative Policies & Procedures: Student Relations Policy and Procedures
    Student Relations
     
    All employees should be conscious of and actively manage their relationships with students. In particular:
     
    • Students must never be left in a room unsupervised. This includes breaks, lunch, study halls, rehearsal periods, etc. 
    • Classrooms should always be locked when you leave.
    • Window blinds must be fully open at all times, except during a lockdown and when necessary to block the sun through an individual window.
    • Faculty and staff members should not be alone in a closed room with an individual student. If you find yourself in a room with an individual student you must ensure that the door is opened and secured in that position until the student leaves. Exceptions to this would be during a lock-down emergency, and Chaplains, Counselors, Nurses, and other Administrative Staff specifically designated by the Head of School, when necessary to undertake their work.
    • Avoid all but essential physical contact with students. 
    • Do not discuss non-school-related, personal matters regarding the student or yourself with a student.
    • Electronic communications with a student should be restricted to school-related matters and only using your school email address. Do not use a personal email address. Do not text or call a student on the phone and do not ‘friend’ a student on social media.
    • Do not go off campus with a single student, and do not transport a single student in your car except in an emergency.
    • Do not use student bathrooms.
     
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