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

    Early Childhood Development Center Instructional Assistant: St. Margaret’s is seeking an Instructional Aide in the Early Childhood Development Center for part-time work, 3 – 6pm, Monday through Friday. The Extended Day Teacher will provide supervision of young children ages 2 – 5 and plan afternoon activities that support their physical, mental, social, emotional and creative development.
    Key qualifications include:
    • Minimum 12 early childhood education units required
    • Knowledge and classroom experience in developmentally appropriate practices
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: HR@smes.org.
    Early Childhood Development Center Teacher: St. Margaret’s seeks to hire an Early Childhood Development Center Teacher for the fall of the 2019-2020 school-year. The Early Childhood Development Center is a Reggio-inspired, play-based education program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. A successful candidate will have knowledge of documentation, an understanding of developmental continuums and emergent curriculum, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues, a good sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and a strong understanding of human development and brain based research. Qualifications also include a Bachelor’s degree (a Master’s degree is a plus) in Early Childhood Education, the State of California Child Development Permit, a minimum of five years’ teaching experience.
    Interested and qualified candidates should send cover letter and 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.
  • Staff

    Skilled Maintenance Worker – Electrical: St. Margaret’s is seeking a full-time Skilled Maintenance Worker – Electrical to provide journey level electrical work in the repair of building electrical systems and semi-skilled work in one or more of the skilled trades, including carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC.

    Primary responsibilities include the following:

    • Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to HVAC equipment including fans, blowers, pumps, thermostats and motors.
    • Install and maintain clocks, switches and electrical fixtures and equipment, replace light ballasts, retrofit light fixtures, and install conduit and electrical and data circuits.
    • Assist with the alteration, repair and construction items and structures of wood including walls, partitions, counters, doors, window frames, podiums, cabinets and shelves.
    • Assist and work collaboratively with maintenance, grounds and custodial staff to execute a variety of maintenance repairs and services

    Primary requirements including the following:

    • Completion of a recognized electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent or combination equivalent to one year of experience as a journey-level electrician
    • Proven skill in maintaining a courteous, friendly approach to the community at large
    • High school degree or equivalency

    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: john.eclevia@smes.org.
    Upper School Administrative Assistant: St. Margaret’s is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Upper School. This position provides effective support primarily for the Principal of the Upper School, and secondarily for other key Upper School administrators and facilitates effective communication among the Upper School’s students, faculty, staff, and parent body.
    Key responsibilities of this position include the following:
    • Provide all administrative support to the Principal of the Upper School, including calendar and communication management
    • Create and prepare programs for Upper School special events
    • Pull, gather and collate data for annual student achievement review reporting
    • Provide general support to the Assistant Principal, Upper School Director of Community Life, and Student Deans
    Key requirements of this position include the following:
    • Minimum 3 – 5 years support experience at the senior executive level
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Bachelor’s degree
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: jeneen.graham@smes.org.
    Campus Services Aide: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Campus Services Aide. An important member of the Support team, this position works to provide for and help each department and division on a daily basis.

    Responsibilities for this position include the following:

    • Perform all Copy Center printing needs for all school divisions.
    • Process mail daily, including maintenance of mail funds, ink, and meter labels. Aide in distribution and delivery of incoming mail when needed.
    • Assist as Receptionist and Bookstore Attendant as needed.
    • Drive Tartan shuttle as needed.

    Requirements include the following:

    • Knowledge of all computer programs used daily including Adobe, Adobe Design, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point, and Visio Professional
    • Clean driving record with valid California driver’s license

    Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@smes.org.
    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.
    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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