Employment Opportunities

For the upcoming school year, we have a variety of open positions. We hope you will review the qualifications and apply if meeting those standards. We look forward to hearing from you!

Open Positions

Administrative Positions for the 2024-2025 School Year:

Director of Community Life 

Department: Administration

Classification: Leadership/“Bridge” team  

Status: Full time (1.0 FTE)  

Calendar: 12 months

Immediate Supervisor: Head of School 

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: 168 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO), paid school holidays, 50% faculty/staff tuition discount, free Extended Day care for SCCS school enrolled child(ren) + any annual benefits offered to qualified full time employees. 

Position Summary: The Director of Community Life plays a pivotal role in continuing to shape the school’s culture and ensuring its financial sustainability through effective enrollment growth and successful community engagement efforts. The director plays this pivotal role by fostering a vibrant and engaged SCCS community which values Christ, the Charlotte Mason education philosophy and the City of St. Louis. 

Primary Responsibilities: This position is specifically focused on strategically growing student enrollment while also overseeing the messaging, constituent engagements and events which draw our community in to partner with SCCS . The director will collaborate with various constituents to enhance the overall experience for students, families, and staff, contributing to the school’s long-term success. The director will also be the liaison between the Parent Organization and the Head of School and be a member of the Diversity Committee and the Philanthropy Committee of the SCCS Board of Directors. 

While the responsibilities below represent the primary role of the Director, the list is not exhaustive and may require additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School. 

  • Enrollment Growth and Retention: 
    • Collaborate and develop an enrollment growth strategy in line with SCCS mission, values and current strategic plan. 
    • Implement initiatives to continue to enhance the retention rates of students through engagement and satisfaction. 
    • Conduct, collaborate with SCCS partnerships to develop a market study focused on targets for enrollment growth. 
    • Work closely with office personnel to review, adjust, and improve (where applicable) the enrollment process.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Foster positive relationships with current and prospective students, families, faculty and staff. 
    • Oversee events and communication promoted to encourage community participation and engagement.
  • Communications & Marketing: 
    • Oversee the Marketing and Communications Specialist to develop and execute on communication strategies that promote SCCS initiatives and community fundraising events. 
  • Data Analysis & Reporting: 
    • Oversee the enrollment process as it relates to the FACTS management system.
    • Monitor and analyze the Parent Organization fundraising, in collaboration with the Office Administrator,  results to provide the most up to date information through requested reports for the Head of School. 
    • Monitor and analyze enrollment and community fundraising event data to identify trends and areas needing improvement.
    • Generate regular reports around key performance indicators related to enrollment and Parent Organization engagement & growth.  

Supervision/Oversight responsibilities

  • Directly supervise the Marketing and Communications Specialist. 
  • Direct oversight over the Coyote Parent Organization while directly supervising the Parent Engagement Coordinator. 
  • Oversight of the FACTS Student Information System as it pertains to Admissions data and parent engagement. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Business, Marketing, Education, etc.).
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in community engagement, enrollment management, and/or fundraising.
  • Can supply three (3) references including a previous employer who can attest to:
    • Successful experience related to the position
    • Candidate’s ability to build, maintain and restore trusting relationships
  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ, active participation in a local church,  and a willingness to grow continually. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Ability to make decisions, meet deadlines and work collaboratively.
  • Familiarity with private Christian independent school environments is a plus.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Michael Treadwell, Head of School, at [email protected]. Please include “Director of Community Life” in the subject line.

Director of Student Support Services

Department: Student Support Services

Classification: Student-Facing

Status: Full time (1.0 FTE)  

Calendar: 12 months

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Teaching

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: 168 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO), paid school holidays, 50% faculty/staff tuition discount, free Extended Day care for SCCS school enrolled child(ren) + a Defined Contribution benefit offered to qualified employees. 

Position Summary: The Director of Student Support role requires a dynamic individual who can bridge the gap between students and faculty, fostering an environment that supports academic success for all. The director will focus both on student-facing academic intervention and the professional development of SCCS faculty to better equip them to serve SCCS students.  

Primary Responsibilities: This position is specifically focused on bridging the gap between student learning, the educational experience between SCCS students and faculty while fostering a culture of continuous improvement in learning and teaching. 

  • Student-Facing: 
    • Implement and oversee the Academic Interventionist staff schedule and student plans. 
    • Collaborate with current stakeholders (i.e. faculty, student’s family), to identify students in need of academic support. 
    • Monitor, track student progress and develop, adjust plans where necessary.
    • Monitor, track Academic Interventionist plan delivery and their assigned student’s progress and adjust where necessary.  
    • Develop and implement strategies to enhance student success and retention to SCCS. 
    • Collaborate with faculty and/or other stakeholders to identify non-academic barriers to student success. 
    • Establish clear communication processes to faculty and student’s family regarding intervention plan and expectations.
    • Perform reading, math and behavior interventions when needed.  
  • Faculty-Facing:
    • Collaborate with faculty to identify areas of faculty development needs.
    • Design and implement professional development for SCCS faculty to better enhance their skills and student engagement. 
    • Provide resources and tools that assist faculty in integrating academic support. 
  • Communications & Reporting: 
    • Communicate process, expectations and overall plan to the appropriate stakeholders (student’s family, faculty, etc)
    • Track student progress and retain necessary student assessment information 
    • Oversee the Classroom Aide response to “on call” behavior calls to determine proper communication to student’s family

Supervision/Oversight responsibilities

  • Schedule and directly supervise the Academic Interventionists.
  • Schedule and directly supervise the Classroom Aides.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education.
    • Emphasis in Special Ed. or Math is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in student support services
  • Ability to interpret formative assessments and similar data
  • Can supply three (3) references including a previous employer who can attest to:
    • Successful experience related to the position
    • Candidate’s ability to build, maintain and restore trusting relationships with students and students’ families. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise, delegate and counsel others 
  • Ability to make quick decisions, meet deadlines and work collaboratively. 
  • Familiarity with private Christian independent school environments is a plus.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Bethel, Director of Teaching, at [email protected]. Please include “Director of Student Support” in the subject line.

Teaching Positions for the 2024-2025 School Year:

Middle School ELA

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Middle School English Language Arts teacher to join our Middle School team for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ideal candidate will embrace the Charlotte Mason philosophy, demonstrating a deep understanding of its principles and a commitment to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching. 

Employee Status & Compensation: 

Start Date: August 2, 2024 

Grade Levels: 5th – 8th with a dedicated homeroom assignment 

Status: 1.0 FTE; 10-month position, 40 hours/week based on class schedule 

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with education and qualified experience for 1.0 (or the equivalent of) full time employees 

Standard Benefits: holidays, school breaks, PTO, tuition reduction for employee children 

Additional benefits: May be eligible for additional benefits SCCS has to offer which can be discussed during the interview process. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons incorporating living books, narration, and hands-on activities.
  • Lead 5th grade homeroom in Christian fellowship and formation.
  • Deliver lessons focused on English, writing, composition, literature and critical analysis. 
  • Create a positive and respectful classroom environment that encourages curiosity and a love for learning.
  • Establish strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to support a collaborative and supportive learning community.
  • Integrate technology effectively into the curriculum to enhance learning experiences. 
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to continuously enhance teaching skills and stay updated on educational best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Valid teaching certification is preferred 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for creating a positive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Bethel, Director of Teaching, at [email protected]. Please include “Middle School ELA Application” in the subject line. 

2nd Grade Teacher

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Elementary Teacher to join our 2nd grade team for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ideal candidate will embrace the Charlotte Mason philosophy, demonstrating a deep understanding of its principles and a commitment to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching. 

Employee Status & Compensation: 

Start Date: August 2, 2024 

Status: .80 FTE; 10-month position, 32 hours/week based on class schedule 

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with education and qualified experience for 1.0 (or the equivalent of) full time employees 

Standard Benefits: holidays, school breaks, PTO, tuition reduction for employee children 

Additional benefits: May be eligible for additional benefits SCCS has to offer which can be discussed during the interview process. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons incorporating living books, narration, and hands-on activities.
  • Create a positive and respectful classroom environment that encourages curiosity and a love for learning.
  • Establish strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to support a collaborative and supportive learning community.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to continuously enhance teaching skills and stay updated on educational best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Valid teaching certification for elementary education is preferred 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for creating a positive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Bethel, Director of Teaching, at [email protected]. Please include “Elementary Teacher Application- Grade 2” in the subject line. 

3rd Grade Teacher

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Elementary Teacher to join our 3rd grade team for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ideal candidates will embrace the Charlotte Mason philosophy, demonstrating a deep understanding of its principles and a commitment to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching. 

Employee Status & Compensation: 

Start Date: August 2, 2024 

Status: 1.0 FTE; 10-month position, 40 hours/week based on class schedule 

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with education and qualified experience for 1.0 (or the equivalent of) full time employees 

Standard Benefits: holidays, school breaks, PTO, tuition reduction for employee children 

Additional benefits: May be eligible for additional benefits SCCS has to offer which can be discussed during the interview process. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons incorporating living books, narration, and hands-on activities.
  • Create a positive and respectful classroom environment that encourages curiosity and a love for learning.
  • Establish strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to support a collaborative and supportive learning community.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to continuously enhance teaching skills and stay updated on educational best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Valid teaching certification for elementary education is preferred 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for creating a positive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Bethel, Director of Teaching, at [email protected]. Please include “Elementary Teacher Application- Grade 3” in the subject line.

4th Grade Teacher

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Elementary Teacher to join our 4th grade team for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ideal candidate will embrace the Charlotte Mason philosophy, demonstrating a deep understanding of its principles and a commitment to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching. 

Employee Status & Compensation: 

Start Date: August 2, 2024 

Status: 1.0 FTE; 10-month position, 40 hours/week based on class schedule 

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with education and qualified experience for 1.0 (or the equivalent of) full time employees 

Standard Benefits: holidays, school breaks, PTO, tuition reduction for employee children 

Additional benefits: May be eligible for additional benefits SCCS has to offer which can be discussed during the interview process. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons incorporating living books, narration, and hands-on activities.
  • Create a positive and respectful classroom environment that encourages curiosity and a love for learning.
  • Establish strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to support a collaborative and supportive learning community.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to continuously enhance teaching skills and stay updated on educational best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Valid teaching certification for elementary education is preferred 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for creating a positive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Bethel, Director of Teaching, at [email protected]. Please include “Elementary Teacher Application- Grade 4” in the subject line.

Staff Positions for the 2024-2025 School Year

Office Administrator

Department: Administration

Classification: School-Facing

Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE)

Calendar: 12 months

Immediate Supervisor: Asst HOS for Finance & Operations  

Salary: $30,000 – $33,500 commensurate with experience 

Benefits: 168 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO), paid school holidays, 50% faculty/staff tuition discount, free Extended Day care for SCCS school enrolled child(ren) + any benefits offered to qualified full-time employees. 

Position Summary: The Office Administrator plays a vital role in the efficient functioning of SCCS’s administrative operations while contributing to SCCS’s overall efficiency and effectiveness in serving students, staff and parents. The Office Administrator serves to ensure smooth communication and effective management of administrative tasks and record maintenance.  

While the responsibilities below represent the primary role of the Office Administrator, the list is not exhaustive and may require additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Asst HOS for Finance & Operations.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Administrative support:
    • Provide assistance to the Leadership team, including but not limited to, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments and organizing meetings. 
    • Assists with the management of student, family and staff data in the FACTS Student Information System and donor information within the Kindful database. 
    • Assists the Asst. HOS for Finance & Operations with the scheduling, registration, calendar management of SCCS Ancillary programs (Extended Day, Athletics, Summer Camp, Extracurriculars) and shared space usage by partners &/or outside parties. 
    • Assists the Asst. HOS for Teaching & Learning in scheduling advance substitutes as needed, report card and transcript issuing. 
  • Communication:
    • Serve as a liaison between SCCS, parents, students, addressing inquiries, disseminating information, and facilitating communication channels. 
    • Assist Marketing and Communications Specialist with printing and mailing projects as needed and support all school-wide communications. 
    • Assists in the management of school communications in FACTS and MailChimp.
    • Maintain the school phone and walkie talkie systems.
  • Front Desk Operations:
    • Manage the front desk in terms of deliveries, mail, email and phone calls/voicemail for the school office. 
    • Work with the Faculty Team Leads & the Asst. HOS for Teaching & Learning to maintain an accurate record of which classes are off campus when and why for security purposes. 
    • Be the resident backup to the front desk in the main office when the School Nurse is off campus. 
  • Supply Management:
    • Manage the general school supply budget, track and maintain school supplies for teachers and staff. 
    • Maintains the school copier and supplies. 
  • Technology Support:
    • Track and oversee school Chromebook technology along with staff computers.
  • Other Support:
    • Responsible for researching and leading the school in more efficient administrative systems & processes as it relates to the FACTS SIS, Kindful, registrations, student information and communications. 
    • Provide backup front desk support to the main school building.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Has a strong working knowledge of Google suite of products (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms) and experience with data management in Google Sheets or Excel. 
  • Can supply three (3) references including a previous employer who can attest to:
    • Successful experience related to the position
    • Candidate’s ability to organize, prioritize and enhance systems. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated ability to quickly learn:
    • FACTS Student Information System 
    • Kindful Donor Management
    • RingCentral Phone System Management
    • Walkie Talkie System Management
  • Familiarity with private Christian independent school environments is a plus.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Mikaela Garth, Asst. HOS for Finance and Operations, at [email protected]. Please include “Office Administrator” in the subject line. 

Substitute Teacher

Department: Academic

Classification: Seasonal

Status: Stipend; Daily amount 

Calendar: 10 months

Immediate Supervisor: Asst. HOS for Teaching & Learning

Position Summary: As a Substitute Classroom Teacher, you will play a vital role in maintaining continuity of instruction and providing a positive learning environment for students in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. This position requires flexibility, adaptability, and strong classroom management skills to effectively engage students and deliver instructional materials. The Substitute Teacher will follow lesson plans provided by the absent teacher, implement classroom procedures, and support student learning while promoting a safe and productive classroom environment.

While the responsibilities below represent the primary role of the Substitute Teacher, the list is not exhaustive and may require additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Asst. HOS for Teaching & Learning. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Instructional Delivery:
    • Deliver instruction according to lesson plans and materials provided by the regular classroom teacher, ensuring continuity of learning in their absence.
    • Present subject matter clearly and effectively, using a variety of instructional strategies to engage students and promote understanding.
  • Classroom Management:
    • Establish and maintain a positive and orderly classroom environment conducive to learning.
    • Enforce classroom rules and expectations outlined by the regular teacher, addressing disruptive behavior promptly and effectively.
    • Manage transitions between activities, routines, and instructional periods to maximize instructional time and minimize disruptions.
  • Student Support:
    • Provide academic support and guidance to students as needed, answering questions, clarifying instructions, and facilitating learning activities.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Communicate effectively with school administrators, office staff, and other teachers to obtain necessary information and resources for the day’s instruction.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to maintain consistency in classroom procedures and instructional practices across different classrooms and grade levels.
  • Document and communicate any significant incidents, student concerns, or noteworthy observations to the regular classroom teacher and school administration.

Responsive/Mental Functions 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish rapport with students, staff, and parents.
  • Effective classroom management skills and the ability to maintain a positive and supportive learning environment.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to quickly adjust to changing circumstances and instructional needs.
  • Hungry, humble and willing to work towards a common goal. 
  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ, active participation in a local church,  and a willingness to grow continually

Work Environment 

  • Work primarily takes place in a classroom setting, however, outdoor activities are required. 
  • Google Suite & Microsoft Office applications are used for work documentation along with FACTS SIS. 
  • Must be able to utilize stairs throughout the day as the School does not have an elevator.

Application

South City Community School seeks candidates for all positions who sincerely profess and live the Christian faith, possess a knowledge or willingness to learn the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education, and embrace the mission and vision of South City Community School, including the desire to work in a school committed to attracting families from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds. As part of the application process, candidates should familiarize themselves with the SCCS website and the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy.

Employment Application – PDF

Employment Application – Word


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