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

    None at this time.
  • Faculty

    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 Coding
    • AP Computer Science A (Java),
    • AP Computer Science Principles

    Ideal candidates will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent professional development
    • Expertise in several coding languages 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.
    Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher : St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is seeking an energetic, creative and resourceful Assistant Teacher in the Wee Tartan Center for part-time hours, 25 – 30 hours per week.
    • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units
    • Minimum 3 units in Infant/Toddler Care
    The ideal candidate will also exhibit a love and understanding of the young child, flexibility, creativity, high energy, and teamwork.
    Interested and qualified candidate should submit a letter of interest 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.

    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.

    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

    Safety & Security Officer: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Safety and Security Officer. As important members of the Support team, these positions work to ensure the safety and security of all employees and students of the School.

    Qualifications for these positions include the following:

    • Minimum 10 years in security or related field; law enforcement experience preferred
    • Proficient computer skills and ability to prepare written reports
    • Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Security Officers
    • High School diploma or equivalent

    Responsibilities for this position includes the following:

    • Responds to incidents of fire, medical emergency, bomb threat, flooding, water discharge, elevator emergency, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents
    • The physical requirements of this job include frequent standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs, walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Additional physical requirements may include frequent lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds and riding a bicycle.
    • Ability to work full time, Sun - Wed, 9am – 7:30pm

    The ideal candidates must also be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures and be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to hr@smes.org.
    Assistant Cheer Coach: St. Margaret’s is seeking a part-time seasonal Assistant Cheer Coach for the following responsibilities:
    • Supervise, instruct and manage student-athletes during all games and practices
    • Collaborate with the varsity head coach regarding the philosophical and developmental direction of the program.
    • Maintain all required certifications and compliance documents.
    • Ensure a safe and productive environment at all times.
    Key qualifications include:
    • Prior coaching experience
    • Possess a valid CPR, First Aid, and AED certificate from an accredited institution.
    • Complete the NFHS Concussion and Fundamentals of Coaching certifications.
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: HR@smes.org.
    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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