About The Bishop's School
The Bishop’s School was f
ounded in 1909 as an independent Episcopal school. A coeducational college preparatory day school for 800 students in grades 6-12, Bishop's is located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With the student-teacher ratio at 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating diversity and inclusion. The School draws from 65 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 43 percent of the student population and nearly $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually.


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  • Chief Operating and Financial Officer

    Reporting to the head of school and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the chief operating and financial officer provides leadership and management to ensure that The Bishop’s School has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to guarantee the School’s financial strength and operating efficiency. This person will oversee approximately 50 employees through six direct 
    reports: the controller, the human resources compliance manager, the director of facilities, the director of food services, the director of childcare services and the administrative assistant. 

    Specific duties include: 
    • Serving as a high-level strategic advisor and partner to the head of school on fiscal, facilities, property and administrative matters. 
    • Providing counsel to the board of trustees with regards to finance, investments, audit & risk, faculty compensation and facilities, and serving on the ad hoc strategic planning committee and others as needed. 
    • Directing and managing the School’s general business function, including budget preparation, financial reporting, accounting, payroll, general ledger, payables, receivables, investments, insurance, coordination with legal representatives and human resources. 
    • Overseeing the general supervision of transportation, buildings, grounds, housekeeping, food services, security, bookstore, reception and childcare services. 
    • Playing a lead role in long-range planning, facilities planning and energy conservation, including creating financial and operational models that balance current reality and future aspirations. 
    • Ensuring that technology is integrated into the business office and the School’s operations in a way that optimizes effectiveness and allows for the accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial and operational data. 
    • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with faculty, staff and parents, and cultivating an ethic of high-quality customer service among staff members. 
    • Partnering closely with the advancement office to guarantee the thorough reporting of all gifts to the School and with the admissions office in the determination and distribution of financial aid. 
    • Collaborating with peers at other independent schools across the state and the nation in order to share best practices and to stay abreast of relevant topics and trends in the field. 
    • Maintaining integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others in accordance with The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook. 
    For more information, contact: 
    Jessica D. McCann
    Brigham Hill Consultancy 


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  • Alumni Relations Coordinator

    Position: Alumni Relations Coordinator
    Department: Advancement
    Reports to: Director of Alumni Relations
    Non-Exempt, Full Time   
    Summary Description:  The Alumni Relations Coordinator is responsible for providing efficient and discreet administrative support for the Advancement Department to engage The Bishop’s School’s 8,000 strong alumni body, and support the fundraising efforts of the School.  This position assists with administrative and event functions necessary to sustain and grow a successful alumni and advancement volunteer culture and development program, and communication outreach to foster positive relationships between the Advancement Department and its alumni, students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.
    Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience in a mid-level administrative or similar support role.
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties:
    Coordinating Functions
    • Under the supervision of the Director of Alumni Relations, provide staff support for the communications, events and recent alumni committees of the Alumni Association Board; 
    • Manage the recruitment, training, support and recognition of alumni volunteers.
    • Serve as the lead event and communications coordinator for Alumni Association signature events,including the Ellen Browning Scripps Celebration, Reunion Weekend, Regional and Recent Alumni Events, Alumni Tailgate and Senior Salute.
    • Provide administrative support to the Faculty Advisor and Chaplain to execute and coordinate the annual Cum Laude and Baccalaureate ceremonies.
      • Coordinate alumni relations marketing through the alumni e-newsletter, email and social media, including Facebook and Instagram.
      • Maintain and update the alumni website content on the Bishop’s web pages. 
    Volunteers and Outreach
    • Respond to alumni volunteer requests for information, class lists, reports and other support as required.
    • Attend selected volunteer committee meetings and other events as requested, taking notes and assisting with follow up by maintaining a weekly schedule of action items and upcoming deadlines;
      • Provide administrative support for alumni volunteers and event committees as requested by the Director of Alumni Relations. 
    Administrative Functions
    • Provide administrative support for the Director of Alumni Relations in preparation for Alumni Association Board meetings, including coordinating facility/space arrangements, preparing and assembling materials and presentations, sending meeting reminders, and providing volunteer follow-up and support.
    • Prepare alumni mailings, event name tags and check-in materials, PowerPoint presentations donor letters, photo editing follow up and budget reports.
    • Prepare correspondence for invitation packets.
    • Produce alumni lists, reports, tracking, and mail merges utilizing Raiser’s Edge, Word and Excel.
    • Manage check and reimbursement requests, submitting vendor receipts and other appropriate paperwork to the Business Office; Assist the Director of Alumni Relations with daily correspondence, email, calendar management answering phones distributing mail/messages, and scheduling appointments and meetings with donors and volunteers.
    • Complete special projects and assignments as requested by the Chief Advancement Officeror Director of Alumni Relations.
    Marketing and Communications Functions
    • Assist with electronic alumni event communication (broadcast emails & Bishop’s website copy).
    • Facilitate the reminder process for alumni events and meetings, utilizing the telephone, email distributions, website messaging and social media updates.
    • Communicate with donors, trustees, alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff about Alumni Relations matters as requested by the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Alumni Relations.
    To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@bishops.com
  • Junior Varsity/Varsity Field Hockey Coach

    The Bishop's School is looking for a qualified varsity field hockey coach. Depending on the applicant's experience, there may be the possibility of being the head coach. Bishop's is also looking for an assistant junior varsity coach.  Please email Gary Hendrickson with questions.
  • Part-Time Childcare Instructor

    Summary Description:  The Bishop’s School Childcare Center is seeking a part-time/substitute teacher for preschool/infant/toddler care. Hours of the center are 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
    Skills & Abilities:
    • We are looking for candidates that are as passionate about the learning, growth and development of children in group care as we are.
    • Candidates should be caring, compassionate and respectful of all people.
    • Candidates will ensure the daily care of every child by following licensing guidelines and implementing program standards.
    • Candidates should maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
    • Candidates should do what they do because they find children interesting, capable, competent learners ​and collaborators in life.
    Required Qualifications:
    • No less than 12 units in ECE, in addition to completing - or be currently enrolled in - the required Infant and toddler coursework.
    • Flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work (excellent opportunity for ECE Students with no prior experience) 
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    If interested, please send your unofficial transcripts and resume to resumes@bishops.com.


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  • Instrumental Music Faculty

    Position Title: Instrumental Music Faculty 
    Department: Performing Arts 
    Reports to: Division Head(s) 
    Status: Full-time; Exempt 
    Position Commences: August 2019 

    Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With the student-teacher ratio at 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating diversity and inclusion. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and more than $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually. 

    Summary Description 
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time instrumental music teacher for jazz band and strings/orchestra classes at the middle and upper school levels to begin August 2019. Students in the instrumental music program range from those who have just begun instrumental study to those who have many years of instrumental training. 

    The instrumental music teacher is the primary instrumental music teacher at the School, and has responsibility for developing the program, assembling the curriculum, and identifying opportunities for the program’s growth. The instrumental music teacher is a member of the performing arts department and works closely with other members of the department to plan events, coordinate schedules, share facilities, represent the department at different school-related functions, and support each other at rehearsals and performances. Some rehearsals and performances occur after the school day and on Saturdays.

    In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and other specific duties outside of the classroom, which includessupervising some events, holding office hours and participating in committee work. 

    Desired Skills and Abilities 
    ● Familiarity with a wide range of musical styles, traditions and works 
    ● Ability to identify appropriate music for student groups and provide positive and clear instruction to them 
    ● Willingness and ability to work with young musicians of wide-ranging musical ability, from beginner to advanced 
    ● Dedication to excellence in music performance as well as music pedagogy 
    ● Willingness to try new things; flexible, can-do attitude and positive mindset 
    ● Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators 
    ● Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills 
    ● Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team; willingness to work and consult with the other members of the department 
    ● An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives 
    ● Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition 

    Desired Qualifications 
    A bachelor’s degree in music or a related field is required. Strong candidates will have a master’s degree or higher in music performance and/or music education, possess experience directing both small and large student instrumental ensembles, and have a minimum of five years of teaching experience in a school setting. 

    The Bishop’s School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

    To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com
  • All substitute faculty positions for the 2018 - 2019 academic year have been filled.

    All substitute faculty positions for the 2018 - 2019 academic year have been filled.
Mission Statement
The Bishop's School is an academic community pursuing intellectual, artistic and athletic excellence in the context of the Episcopal tradition. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality education to a diverse student body and to fostering integrity, imagination, moral responsibility, and commitment to serving the larger community.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Bishop’s School promotes an inclusive and compassionate community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni. We honor and embrace diverse identities such as age, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender and gender identity, group affiliation, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Because diversity enriches the exchange of ideas, we foster a physically and emotionally safe environment in which different experiences, thoughts, and opinions are respectfully expressed and respectfully heard. Such an environment allows every individual to thrive in and contribute to our global community.
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.