Employment

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


Administration

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  • Director of College Counseling

    Position Title: Director of College Counseling
    Department: Administration
    Reports to: Head of School / Head of Upper School
    Status: Full-time; Exempt beginning August 2020

    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 a dynamic, experienced and visionary leader that will oversee all aspects of the college counseling program and office, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.  The director of college counseling manages and directs the work of the associate directors, who collaborate on guiding students and parents through college selection, application, and admissions procedures; designing programs and workshops for students and families; conducting outreach and developing relationships with colleges, universities and other organizations; and reflecting the mission and vision of The Bishop’s School in all efforts. 
         
    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in either college counseling or college admissions is required.

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • Strong organizational and leadership skills;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills;
    • High emotional intelligence;
    • Ability to collaborate with all school constituencies;
    • Experience creating a strong brand and reputation;
    • Commitment to the School’s high academic standards and first-rate co-curricular programs;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneously numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently;
    • Proficiency with widely used software and school (Blackbaud) and office (SCOIR) specific programs;
    • Ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, regardless of religious orientation;
    • Ability to travel via air and/or motorized vehicles to attend conferences and visit college campuses;
    • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule.
    The Bishop’s School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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

    To apply and be considered among the first round of applications, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com no later than Friday. April 10.

Staff

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  • 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.
  • Swing Shift Maintenance Team Member

    Position: Maintenance Team Member – Swing Shift
    Department: Maintenance
    Reports to: Facilities Team Manager
    Non-Exempt, Full Time

    Summary Description:  Maintenance employees operate as a team in completing 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 maintaining the campus in a clean and tidy condition.  This position is also responsible for providing supervision for janitorial and housekeeping personnel and overseeing outside contractors as needed, as well as assisting with events set up, support and take down including but not limited to audio visual equipment.

    Qualifications:  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.

    Skills & Abilities: 
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • General computer literacy including but not limited to programs such as scheduling and other job-related software, emails and internet use;
    • 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;
    • 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.
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties:  
    • 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;
    • 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 or around others, in accordance with the School’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program;
    • Identify and inform Facilities Team Manager and/or Director of Facilities of any potential safety hazards on School properties;
    • 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 set up, support and take down for various campus events including evenings and Saturday’s;
    • 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 supervisor;
    • Uphold the School’s Fundamental Standard, as stated in The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook: “Each employee must act in a manner that sets the highest example for the students of the School.”  Accordingly, you are expected to maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Team Manager, Campus Scheduler, and Director of Facilities.  
    Lifting & Carrying Requirements & other 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 fifty pounds, with or without carrying handles, in a correct manner consistent with the appropriate safety training provided by The Bishop’s School.

Faculty

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  • Learning Resource Specialist

    Position Title: Learning Resource Specialist 
    Department: Academics
    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 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 Learning Resource Specialist to provide support for students with diagnosed disabilities as well as information and resources for students, families and faculty about disabilities. 

    The ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, irrespective of one’s own religious orientation, is essential to this role. 

    Desired Qualifications: 
    ● A master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field related to teaching and/or working with students with diagnosed disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychiatric disorders and autism spectrum disorder; 
    ● A minimum of three years of experience with and knowledge of disabilities and children; 
    ● Training in reading and language disorders and executive functioning; and 
    ● Experience in the interpretation of psycho-educational assessments, determining appropriate accommodations and monitoring their implementation, and in processing requests for accommodations on standardized tests (College Board, ACT). 
    ● Experience with middle and high school-aged children is preferred, as is formal classroom teaching experience with this age group. 
    ● Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. 
     
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties: 
    ● Provide and coordinate support for students with disabilities and teacher training in support of these students. 
    ● Keep abreast of new research regarding neurodevelopmental disorders. 
    ● Recommend professionals to do testing of neurodevelopmental disorders in students. 
    ● Read, interpret, summarize and maintain students’ documentation for accommodations. 
    ● Work with students, parents and teachers on accommodation plans for students. 
    ● Monitor students’ use of accommodations. 
    ● Facilitate requests for accommodations on standardized tests. 
    ● Design and operate a system of testing for students who qualify for extended time accommodations on school assessments. 
    ● Work with other personnel on campus to administer standardized testing on campus and act as a proctor for standardized testing. 
    ● Uphold the School’s Fundamental Standard, as stated in The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook: “Each employee must act in a manner that sets the highest example for the students of the School.” Accordingly, you are expected to maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others. 
    ● Perform other duties as directed by the Academic Dean and/or the Head of School.

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

    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 and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com
  • Library Director

    Position Title: Library Director
    Department: Library
    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 ten 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 library director effective August 1, 2020. The director is responsible for all aspects of library operations including the design and provision of library services and facilities and programs for students, faculty and other community members. The director maintains a forward-looking vision in both library science and pedagogy in order to effectively steer the future of the library, and cultivates a level of service that is responsive, friendly and efficient.
     
    The director plays an active role in both the middle and upper schools in a rich, student-centered learning environment. In addition to working with students and faculty, the director works closely with the academic dean, department chairs and other academic program directors.
     
    The ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, irrespective of one’s own religious orientation, is essential to this role.
     
    Desired Qualifications
    Strong candidates will hold a master’s degree or higher, preferably an ALA-accredited MLS, and may come from secondary or higher education. A minimum of five years of professional experience is required, preferably with progressively responsible professional library experience
    including supervisory responsibilities. Experience in a secondary school setting is preferred. Successful candidates will play an active role in both the middle and upper schools in advancing student-centered learning environments in the classroom and also in all areas
    where teaching and learning take place. Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, and an unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives.
     
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties:
    • In conjunction with the academic dean, develop, implement, evaluate and update library policies, procedures, programs and services that address the needs of the school community;
    • Educate students about library research and resources, and engender a community-wide love for lifelong learning;
    • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff;
    • Effectively and appropriately schedule and delegate duties to library staff and volunteers;
    • Plan and integrate technology into library programs and services;
    • Support teachers in integrating library research and resources into the curriculum;
    • Provide collaborative class instruction for project-oriented research;
    • Provide recommendations and information for the preparation of the annual budget and exercise responsible stewardship of School’s funds and fundamental budget requirements;
    • Adhere to all School policies and procedures including but not limited to providing appropriate documentation to the business office for all expenditures, and maintaining complete and accurate records of library finances and activities;
    • Select and/or oversee the selection of library materials for all formats and for each grade level as appropriate;
    • Assure that the cataloging and classification of library materials adheres to accepted standards;
    • Verify that the circulation database reflects an accurate and current record of user registrations and activities; 
    • Cultivate and ensure a level of service that is responsive, friendly and efficient;
    • Ensure that the library building and its contents are properly maintained and submit work order requests for any necessary repairs or maintenance issues;
    • Supervise and routinely move about all three floors of the library building;
    • Uphold the School’s Fundamental Standard, as stated in The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook: “Each employee must act in a manner that sets the highest example for the students of the School.” Accordingly, you are expected to maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others.
    • Perform other duties as directed by the academic dean or the head of school.
    The Bishop’s School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
     
    For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.
     
    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.
     
  • Substitute Teacher

    All substitute positions for the 2019-2020 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.