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St. Martin's Episcopal School provides students from eight weeks through grade twelve with a superior and challenging college preparatory education focused on the development of the whole person within the context of a Christian community, a family atmosphere, and a coeducational environment. St. Martin’s School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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  • Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School
    Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer

    Located just outside of New Orleans, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana seeks a seasoned CFO/COO.

    Position Description:
    Exempt Fulltime Leadership position
    Reports to: Head of School

    The CFO/COO is accountable to the school head and, working with appropriate trustee committees, manages the resources of St. Martin’s Episcopal School in support of the students and employees, so that they may achieve the highest possible degree of excellence in the arts, academics, and athletics.  S/he is responsible for the planning, control, accounting and reporting of income, expense, contributed and invested funds of the school. S/he manages all activities designated as business office responsibilities including physical plant and grounds, risk management and insurance, transportation, employee compensation and personnel policies, facilities leasing, city, state and federal government compliance.

    The CFO/COO generally attends all regular business meetings of the board of trustees, in order to provide full, accurate, and complete management and financial information as necessary to assist the board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities. S/he also attends all finance, facilities, risk management and benefits committee meetings and any ad hoc committees concerning finance, plant or compensation. S/he maintains professional relationships with the school’s banks, lawyers, auditors, investment managers, insurance carriers, architects, contractors, vendors, and government regulators.

    Those reporting to the CFO/COO include the facilities director, human resource director, accounting specialist, accounts receivable clerk, food service director, auxiliary programs manager and all summer programs managers.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    FINANCE
    1. Prepares and reviews financial and budget statements, investment and capital project reports; makes presentations to the head of school, board and committees as appropriate.  Keeps head and board informed as to the financial condition of the school.
    2. Coordinates planning, execution and financing of major construction projects at direction of the head of school and board committees.
    3. Monitors all loans and indebtedness, including interfund loans and transfers.

    BUDGET
    1. Assembles preliminary annual budget from departmental requests and estimates operating expense and income.
    2. Establishes need and priority of requests in consultation with the head of school, department and division heads, and the curriculum coordinator.
    3. Collaborates with the director of development to articulate operating support targets as part of the annual plan.
    4. Develops recommendations to finance committee for annual tuition increases, financial aid budget, and salary plan increments in consultation with the head of school.
    5. Prepares annual budget proposal for finance committee and board review and approval.
    6. Insures that all expenditures are consistent with the approved budget, or that deviation from the budget is approved in advance by the appropriate authority.

    ACCOUNTING
    1. Responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate procedures and controls for all financial systems, in accordance with AICPA and FASB standards, and for supervision of accounting and bookkeeping personnel.
    2. Supervises business office activities involving payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, smart tuition accounts, and financial aid, general ledger, purchasing, employee benefit administration, taxes and other accounting systems.
    3. Coordinates annual independent audit including bad debt, confirmations, and legal contingency matters.
    4. Insures compliance with all government regulations including ADA, OSHA, IRS reporting, hazardous materials, fire/health and building inspections, and EPA issues.
    5. Supervises internal auditing of all financial and accounting systems.
    6. Coordinates relationship with the school’s independent auditors and supervises preparation of work papers for annual audit.  Responds to auditor’s administrative recommendations in management letter.

    PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
    1. Establishes and supervises the administration of personnel programs and policies as they relate to hiring and termination procedures, time off, Workers’ Compensation, safety, training, performance, evaluation and compensation.
    2. Provides appropriate information to head of school for salary comparisons, both internal and external, including oversight of the preparation of employment contracts.
    3. Supervises hiring of all support staff for the maintenance department.
    4. Supervises maintenance and security of personnel records.
    5. Assists the head of school and the board of trustees in establishing appropriate employee benefit programs.  Recommends changes to enhance benefits and/or reduce costs.
    6. Supervises the administration of benefit programs.
    7. Ensures that the school’s personnel policies support its programs and that the school’s actions regarding hiring, compensation, training, promotion and separation conform with state and federal requirements.

    STUDENT BILLING
    1. Administers accounts receivable and smart tuition accounts and supports the administration of financial aid, and student contracts.
    2. Responsible for oversight and collection of aged accounts receivable.
    3. Works with parents on financial issues relevant to their children’s enrollment at the school.
    4. In collaboration with the director of admission and the head of school, assists in the analysis, review and approval of individual financial aid awards.
    5. Administers the self-insured tuition refund insurance program, including review and approval of claims and dispersing funds.

    PHYSICAL PLANT
    1. Supervises and supports the facilities director in establishing and maintaining standards of plant housekeeping, maintenance, and repairs commensurate with the limitations of financial resources available with respect to the preservation of property, safety, the quality of students and faculty life, functional use and esthetic values.
    2. Monitors establishment of priorities and schedule for timely completion of work.
    3. Monitors routine purchases of the department and supervises negotiations and approval of major contracts, work in progress and payments.
    4. Supervises the coordination and scheduling of facilities for both school activities and non-school groups and organizations. Supervises arrangements for outside events, including facilities and services.
    5. Collaborates with the administrative department, faculty and students in energy conservation and recycling projects.
    6. Serves as the school liaison and coordinates planners, architects, engineers, and contractors for campus master planning and major new construction or remodeling projects under the direction of the facilities committee.
    7. Identifies and manages preventative maintenance and capital project initiatives including buildings, mechanical systems, and equipment.

    SAFETY AND INSURANCE
    1. Works with insurance advisors and brokers to ensure that adequate, appropriate and cost-effective insurance is in force, including public liability, property and casualty, directors and officers, and Workers Compensation.
    2. Serves as liaison with the school attorney.
    3. Coordinates with various government and insurance inspectors to ensure that the school is operating consistent with health and safety codes.  Insures that violations are corrected in reasonable time and that necessary reports are filed in a timely manner.
    4. Insures that all safety systems are fully functioning and that the security systems are operating at the level specified and within the expectations of the school community.
    5. Advises the head of school of any situations which might have adverse safety or legal consequences for the school.

    AUXILIARY SERVICES
    1. Supervises and supports the food service director to ensure that we provide a well-balanced, nutritional lunch for 600 students and 125 faculty and staff every day that the school is in session. Additionally, the food service department provides services for many school events and meetings.
    2. Supervises and supports the director of auxiliary services to ensure the operation of the school spirit store, all afterschool and aftercare programs as well as all summer programs.

    SKILLS
    Accounting, financial analysis, investing, cash management, contract negotiation, verbal and written communication, management of salary/hourly personnel, project planning and management. Facility and grounds management skills as well as project management experience are important.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Certified Public Account (CPA) or master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance or general management. A minimum of five years of management experience preferably at the senior level of an organization is required. Experience with a non-profit or school is preferred. Broad knowledge of software programs including proficiency with Microsoft excel, word and adobe acrobat. Experience with Blackbaud software highly recommended. 

    To apply, please submit a resume, list of three references, and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins July 1, 2022, to Angela Day at HR@stmsaints.com
    St. Martin’s is actively working to create a diverse work community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. St. Martin’s Episcopal School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    St. Martin’s does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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  • Early Childhood Teacher

    This is a position that reports to the Director of George Cottage. Although guidance is furnished, independent judgment is expected in performing the job duties. Cooperation in performing miscellaneous duties is always expected.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Teaches and reinforces learning with a variety of teaching techniques.
    • Provides a nurturing and caring environment for learning.
    • Keeps students engaged in the learning situation.
    • Uses effective techniques to encourage appropriate behavior.
    • Monitors and reports on any safety concerns.
    • Establish goals that furthers own professional development and participates in continuing education to keep abreast of professional, educational, and regulatory developments and trends as applicable to the position.
    • Represents the school effectively in the community.


    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    • In good health, able to lift up to 50 pounds, and able to stand, walk, and/or sit continuously for long hours and varied schedules to perform essential job functions.
    • Eyesight, hearing, speech, and physical mobility to perform the following:
      • interact with faculty, parents, and students on a daily basis, including participation in dining and recreational areas.
      • monitor students on the playground and participate in physical activities involving young children.
      • communicate in superior English in oral and written format regarding curriculum, student progress, behavior, etc.
      • observe student performance in the classroom and in informal settings.
    • Possess previous experience in early childhood or group care setting
    • Obtain and Maintain certification in infant/child/adult CPR and First Aid
    • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work well in a co-teaching structure.

    Bachelor's Degree in Education with Early Childhood coursework or Child Development Associate credential preferred.
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  • Head of Upper School

    Position Summary:
    Located just outside of New Orleans, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana seeks a seasoned administrator, strong community builder, and educational thought leader as its next Head of Upper School.

    Building on a well-established college and life preparatory program, the next Head of Upper School should have: the ability to establish an appropriate vision, effective tone, and clear expectations for the Upper School faculty and students; the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, including the Head of School and other senior administrators; the ability to communicate with parents and students in a clear, responsive, and timely manner; and the ability to supervise and support faculty to meet and exceed high standards in teaching, reporting, advising, and communication.

    The Head of Upper School should hold an advanced degree in an academic subject area or educational administration and must be a skilled writer and speaker with a positive outlook, a strong work ethic, and an engaging sense of humor. He or she must be student-centered, confident in making final decisions, and adept at building relationships and consensus. The Upper School Head should have a collaborative managerial style, a desire to be immersed in an active educational community, successful experience in working with students, parents and teachers, and a strong interest in defining strategies to improve school culture. 
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Participate as a member of the school’s Leadership Team, reporting to the Head of School. Act as the educational program leader of the Upper School.
    • Demonstrate core values of St. Martin’s and support the school’s mission.
    • Maintain congruence between the school’s Mission Statement and all academic activities.
    • Continue to build on a culture of belonging where every student is known, loved, and challenged.
    • Partner with the Director of Learning, Innovation + Design in matters of curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation, ensuring academic cohesion with St. Martin’s four-dimensional curricular framework that focuses on academic content, skills, meta-learning, and character development.
    • Work closely with all Division Heads to ensure vertical alignment.
    • May be called upon to teach one section based on previous teaching experience and qualifications.
    • Prepare and maintain the Upper School budget; assist in the preparation and review of all departmental budgets.
    • Present information about the school and its educational program to prospective students and their parents, to new families, and to current families.
    • Represent the school at various events and serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the school, its values, its mission, and the programs offered to further the mission.
    • Conduct other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    • Be a good steward of sensitive and confidential information.
    • Demonstrate maturity, tact, diplomacy, and excellent communication in all interactions with parents, students, faculty, and visitors.

    Responsibilities to Students and Parents:
    • Confer with parents regarding academic and other issues affecting student performance and sense of wellbeing within the Upper School community; make recommendations to parents regarding support for their students; facilitate communication between parents and teachers.
    • Assist in the admission and recruitment process.
    • Plan, coordinate, and oversee the orientation program for new students and their families.
    • Conduct meetings in the summer with incoming freshmen and transfer students and parents to introduce them to the Upper School, plan student schedules, and introduce the college placement process.
    • Oversee special reporting to parents regarding student academic performance, such as progress reports, report cards, teacher commentaries, school portal, etc.
    • Oversee effective, consistent, and fair execution of the Student Handbook.
    Responsibilities to Faculty:
    • Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the Upper School faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum, and (as part of the Merit Pay program) supervise pedagogy and discuss teaching performance with faculty members.
    • Ensure compliance with the educational standards established by the Independent School Association of the Southwest in its accreditation of the school.
    • Interview potential new faculty and make recommendations to the Head of School regarding hiring and teaching assignments.
    • Oversee programs for the orientation of new teachers and for in-service training of all teachers.
    • Ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of school operation.
    • Oversee the grading methods and reporting standards used by teachers in measuring student achievement to foster fairness, consistency, and furtherance of the school’s mission.
    • Set specific expectations for the extent of communication to be expected from faculty.
    • Monitor grade distributions among faculty and disciplines for consistency in adopting and maintaining grading standards.
    • Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
    • Encourage and support the professional development of the faculty through their attendance at seminars, workshops, conferences, and other programs providing support to educators.
    • Provide support to faculty members and facilitate resolution of conflicts that may arise with parents and/or students.
     
    Desired Skills/Qualifications
    • Seven or more years of significant academic management/leadership experience.
    • Advanced degree (required).
    • Student-centered, collaborative, and transparent leader who is accessible to students, parents, colleagues, and other key stakeholders and is adept at building relationships.
    • Academic leader with extraordinarily high expectations of her/himself and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
    • Proven skill in recruiting, supporting, developing, and motivating high-quality faculty.
    • Previous experience with developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum. 
    • Ability to help affect and drive change, and sustain excellence.
    • At least two years of creditable experience as a classroom teacher.
    • Other skills and qualities necessary for this position: expert verbal and written communication skills; masterful teaching and classroom-management capabilities; ability to assess talent, and train and mentor both early- and late-career teaching professionals; genuine willingness to work closely with students and colleagues; experience supervising diverse personnel; high energy level; and a good sense of humor.
    • Character above reproach, and impeccable integrity.
    About St. Martin’s:
    Founded in 1947, St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent school that provides students with a college preparatory education focused on development of the whole person. Students and faculty embrace the school’s motto, “We prepare students to thrive in college and in life through Faith, Scholarship, and Service.”  We instill moral and ethical values, leading students not only to prepare for college, but also to live meaningful and purposeful lives. We believe that true, deep learning is a result of the appropriate balance of student autonomy and healthy relationships.

    To apply, please submit a resume, list of three references, and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins July 1, 2022, to Angela Day at HR@stmsaints.com

    St. Martin’s is actively working to create a diverse work community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. St. Martin’s Episcopal School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    St. Martin’s does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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  • Substitute Teachers

    St. Martin’s is always looking to add to our substitute listing. Substitute Teachers assume the responsibility of the regular classroom teacher. Major job duties will include:
    • Implementing the lesson plan in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate
    • Instructing the students on a variety of classroom subjects and topics as provided in the lesson plan
    • Maintaining a safe and positive classroom environment
    • Working with students individually or in small groups to reinforce learning concepts that were presented in the lesson plan
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to develop meaningful professional relationships with students, parent, and colleague
     
    Requirements:
    • Minimum Education Requirement:  Must hold at least a Bachelor's degree. A teaching certification is a plus. Prior teaching experience preferred.
    • Availability Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, Various Hours between 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. While most times you will have advance notification there will be times where you are called upon with little notice. This position is basically an on-call work schedule.
    • All substitutes must be comfortable with computer-based scheduling and timekeeping
     
    Compensation for Substitute Teachers:
    Half-day rate: $40
    Full-day rate: $80
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  • Substitute Teachers - George Cottage

    St. Martin’s is always looking to add to our substitute listing.
    Substitute Teachers assume the responsibility of the regular classroom teacher. Major job duties will include:
    • Implementing the lesson plan in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate.
    • Instructing the students on a variety of classroom subjects and topics as provided in the lesson plan.
    • Maintaining a safe and positive classroom environment that is conductive to all different student learning styles. Ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies.
    • Working with students individually or in small groups to reinforce learning concepts that were presented in the lesson plan.
    • Willingness and ability to teach all academic content areas (reading, writing, math, social studies)
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to develop meaningful professional relationships with students, parent, and colleague
     
    Requirements:
    • Minimum Education Requirement:  Must hold at least a Bachelor's degree. A teaching certification is a plus. Prior teaching experience preferred.
    • Availability Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, Various Hours between 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. While most times you will have advance notification there will be times where you are called upon with little notice. This position is basically an on-call work schedule.
    • All substitutes must be comfortable with computer-based scheduling and timekeeping
    • Must be able to follow oral & written directions and have the ability to establish work relationships
     
    Compensation for Substitute Teachers:
    Half-day rate: $40
    Full-day rate: $80
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To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and names of three references to: HR@stmsaints.com


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