Employment

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

Please see below for open positions at The Bishop's School.


Staff

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  • Director of Development

    The Bishop's School is hiring a director of development. Please see the job profile here. For more information or to apply, contact Dianne V. Puls at Brigham Hill Consultancy.

    The Bishop's School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • Maintenance Team Member - Swing Shift

    The Bishop’s School seeks to employ an experienced Maintenance Team Member – Swing Shift, who will operate as part of a team in completing maintenance-related tasks to maintain campus physical facilities.

    The position will be filled when a suitable candidate is hired.
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    Position Summary: 

    This position is responsible for daily, weekly and monthly tasks to maintain campus physical facilities including repairs and renovation of buildings, grounds, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, as well as responding to emergencies and urgencies, and maintaining the campus in a clean and tidy condition.

    This position is also responsible for providing assistance and supervision for janitorial and housekeeping personnel and overseeing outside contractors as needed, as well as assisting with events setup, support and teardown including but not limited to audio-visual equipment.

    The regularly scheduled hours for this swing shift position are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 7:00 am to 3:30 pm but can be adjusted to 7:00 am – 3:30 pm during summer and non-student workdays, when approved in advance by a supervisor.

    This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with full benefits. The position reports to the Facilities Team Manager and Director of Facilities.


    Essential Functions: 
    • Perform repairs and preventive maintenance procedures on campus buildings, grounds, equipment and systems, as assigned, to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
    • Inspect, operate or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
    • Inspect drives, motors and belts, check fluid levels, flush drain lines, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, per checklists.
    • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
    • Assemble, install, or repair basic wiring including computer cabling, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing including pipe cutting, pump repair and pipe sweating, machinery, and equipment including audio visual.
    • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
    • Repair plaster and drywall, paint interior and exterior surfaces, and assist with other renovation or remodeling work including basic carpentry.
    • Install, repair or replace doors, door locks, faucets, and window coverings.
    • May perform pool maintenance, as instructed by the Facilities Team Manager, including changing light bulbs, calibrating water analyzer, testing water sample, and adding chemicals as needed for the purpose of complying with mandated safety and health requirements.
    • Assist with setting up and removing chairs, tables, bleachers, stages, as well as audio visual equipment setup, support and teardown for various campus events including evenings and Saturdays.
    • Respond to all work orders and requests in a timely manner, and update records of all service requests, periodic maintenance and checklists in work order system.
    • Perform all duties in a safe manner, whether working alone, in a team or around others, in accordance with the School’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
    • Identify and inform Facilities Team Manager and/or Director of Facilities of any potential safety hazards on School properties.
    • Monitor campus spaces to identify areas needing repair/maintenance and report all issues and challenges to Facilities Team Manager and/or appropriate management personnel, suggest potential resolutions, and provide assistance as appropriate.
    • Oversee outside contractors while on campus as directed.
    • Provide supervision of janitorial and housekeeping personnel as needed and assist when necessary to ensure that the campus is maintained in a clean and neat condition.
    • Attend weekly team meetings to review upcoming calendar and attend school functions as needed and/or as directed by the supervisor.
    • Uphold the School’s Fundamental Standard, as stated in The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Team Manager, Campus Scheduler, and Director of Facilities.

    Position Qualifications: 
    • The successful candidate will exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Knowledge of safe work practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment including general knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, HVAC and basic building maintenance and remodeling work experience.
    • Knowledge of pool maintenance/calibration a plus.
    • Mechanical aptitude and ability to proficiently utilize various hand and power tools, including but not limited to voltmeter, multimeter, power washer, grinder, welding torch, table saw and drill press, in performing assigned diversified maintenance tasks in a safe and effective manner.
    • Operate sprayers related to sanitizing and disinfecting areas on campus. N95 mask may be required. Training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to be provided by the School.
    • General computer literacy including but not limited to programs such as scheduling and other job-related software, emails and internet use.
    • Ability to read and interpret specifications, diagrams, instructions, and work orders and requests.
    • Ability to effectively troubleshoot electrical, plumbing and other facilities issues, and repair or assist in performing repairs as directed.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • · Strong work ethic and integrity; proactive, responsible, reliable, prompt and attentive to detail.
    • Ability to utilize sound judgment in analyzing facilities issues and determining appropriate solutions, including escalating issues to the appropriate personnel when necessary.
    • Ability to manage time effectively to complete assigned tasks within allotted time and minimal supervision.
    • Ability to cooperatively work with other team members as well as independently.
    • Receptive to constructive feedback and direction.
    • Ability to courteously interact with all school constituencies.
    • Ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition irrespective of own religious orientation.
    • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule, which may require fluctuations in workdays and hours including evenings and weekends, as well as availability in responding to campus emergencies as needed.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements: 

    This position requires the ability to stand, stoop, lift arms overhead, push, pull and crouch for extended periods of time, and use various ladders of up to 20 feet in height and utilize a motorized lift in partnership with at least one other coworker, as required to complete assigned tasks; to individually push, pull, lift, or lift and carry, items weighing up to and including 50 pounds, with or without carrying handles, in a correct manner consistent with the appropriate safety training provided by The Bishop’s School.

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This may include warm, hot or cold temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

    Apply Now: 

    Introduce yourself by sending us a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please attach a cover letter and resume with the application. Applications are considered via Indeed.com only.
  • Bus Driver

    The Bishop's School is looking for a full-time school bus driver for before and after school routes. A California School Bus Drivers Certificate, Class B license with passenger endorsement, and airbrake certification are required. Competitive pay and benefits. Please submit your resume to transportation@bishops.com if interested.

Faculty

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  • Summer School Teacher


    The Bishop’s School is seeking a creative and dynamic teacher to offer two-week summer enrichment class(es) to elementary (rising grades 4-5) and middle school students (rising grades 6-8). Classes should be designed to be engaging and age-appropriate with hands-on activities that allow for student growth and exploration. Flexible subject matter to fit experience and interest of teacher and blends with current course offerings. Responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, and presentation of classroom instruction and related activities.  Reports to the Head of School and/or Director of Summer Program. 

    Passionate about teaching kids, prior experience working with children is required. If you have skills in the following areas, please be sure to let us know;
    • Computer Science
    • Humanities
    Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Age-appropriate teaching experience is a plus. Strong organizational and communication skills; strong work ethic; ability to support the School’s mission and values.

    Specific Duties:
    • Effectively coordinate, plan, organize and instruct classes at levels assigned for Summer Session to meet enrollment needs of the School;
    • Complete class preparation in a timely and efficient manner;
    • Provide all necessary communications and information to the Director of Summer Programs regarding class syllabi and course materials;
    • Be present on campus on scheduled School days at least 10 minutes prior to first class and hold assigned classes as scheduled;
    • Participate in program curriculum review and development, and student learning outcome initiatives;
    • Refer students to counselors as needed;
    • Submit required reports to the appropriate School personnel and comply with all School policies and procedures.
    See Bishop’s Summer School site here to learn more about our program.  Dates of teaching position are between June 21-July 16, 2021. Must be available for on-boarding no later than June 1, 2021. Please submit your resume to hr@bishops.com if interested.
  • Upper School History Teacher

    Position Title: Upper School History Teacher
    Department: Academics/ History
    Reports to: Division Head(s)
    Status: Full-time; Exempt

    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 a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion and belonging. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and over $4 million is awarded in financial aid annually.

    Summary Description:  
    The Bishop’s School seeks an engaging, collaborative, dynamic and learner-centered history teacher (Grades 9-12) beginning August 2021. The department seeks candidates enthusiastic about working on and with teams rather than in silos, developing writing and research-based curriculum and skills and analyzing the scope and sequence of the School’s history and social sciences curriculum. The ideal candidate will have the ability and flexibility to teach a range of courses based on departmental needs, including survey courses in world and U.S. history, as well as an interest in developing and teaching upper-level electives. In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and extended-day office hours for additional student support.

    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in history or a related field is required; a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is expected. Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs and professional learning communities is also highly desirable.  

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
    • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences; 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
    • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
    • Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition

    The Bishop's School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status.

    For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.

    To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    Position Title: Upper School Mathematics Teacher 
    Department: Faculty
    Reports to: Division Head(s)
    Status: Full-time; Exempt


    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 a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and over $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually.

    Summary Description:  
    The Bishop’s School seeks an engaging, collaborative, dynamic and learner-centered mathematics teacher (Grades 9-12) beginning August 1, 2021. The Bishop’s School promotes an integrated, student-centered approach to mathematics education that utilizes collaborative problem sets to build applied mathematical skills. The goals of this approach are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning. 

    The department seeks candidates enthusiastic about working on and with teams rather than in silos, integrating technology into instruction, and developing highly-engaging approaches to the problem-solving pedagogical approach of the school. In addition to teaching mathematics, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students.

    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in mathematics or a related field is required; a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is expected. Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs and professional learning communities is also highly desirable.  

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives.
    • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
    • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
    • Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition.
    The Bishop's School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status.

    For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.

    To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.

Faculty

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  • Substitute teaching positions for the 2020 - 2021 academic year have been filled.



Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair

The Bishop’s School is proud to be a sponsor of the third annual Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair, held virtually on Saturday, February 20.

Research shows that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment is critical to student success and a marker of educational excellence. One crucial component in creating such an environment is having a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the beautiful mosaic of students we teach. Alongside 50 independent schools in Southern California, The Bishop’s School is proud to recruit faculty, staff, and administrators from underrepresented groups.

From 9 a.m. to noon, attendees will learn about working in an independent school, speak with representatives about open positions. Click here to learn more.

To participate, submit a resume here by Friday, February 5, 2021. 
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.