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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  • Associate Director of College Counseling

    Position Title: Associate Director of College Counseling
    Department: College Counseling
    Reports to: Director of College Counseling
    Status: Full-time; Exempt beginning August 2021

    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. As one of the premier independent schools in California, The Bishop’s School attracts a talented, diverse, and highly motivated student body. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. New students came from 74 different schools, and many students commute more than an hour each way to access the benefits of a Bishop’s education. 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 
    For a position to begin August 2021, The Bishop’s School is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking and experienced Associate Director of College Counseling to join a highly functioning and collaborative team to guide students and parents through all aspects of the college selection, application and admissions process; design programs and workshops for students and families; conduct outreach and develop relationships with colleges, universities and other professional organizations; and reflect the mission and vision of The Bishop’s School. 
         
    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in either college counseling or college admissions are required.

    Desired Qualities, Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
    • Demonstrated commitment to and competency in diversity, equity and inclusion;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators;
    • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills;
    • High emotional intelligence;
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team;
    • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively and problem-solve independently;
    • 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 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, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, writing sample and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to resumes@bishops.com no later than Monday. April 26.
  • Chief Advancement Officer

    The Bishop's School is hiring a chief advancement officer. Please see the job profile here. The deadline is open until filled. 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.
  • Director of Parent Relations

    Position: Director of Parent Relations
    Department: Advancement
    Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
    Status: Full-time, Exempt
     
    Summary Description: The Director of Parent Relations will serve to welcome and engage Bishop’s community of parents in the life and values of The Bishop’s School. The Director of Parent Relations partners with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) and peer directors to set the strategy for the Advancement program, particularly as it relates to parent engagement. The position reports directly to the CAO and works closely with the Communications & Marketing team and the Admission office. The Director of Parent Relations is a member of Advancement’s leadership team. 

    Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, five (5) or more years of experience in advancement, customer relations or similar work and director experience in running auctions, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with managing independent school volunteer organizations preferred. 

    Skills & Abilities: 
    • Ability to professionally navigate challenges presented by colleagues and volunteers; 
    • Proficiency in the use of development and auction software, preferably Raisers Edge and/or Maestro Pro; 
    • Effective communication skills including written and oral presentation and a presence that speaks of authority, credibility and confidence; 
    • Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies and effectively interact with a larger team of professionals and volunteers in an academic setting; 
    • Ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition irrespective of own religious orientation; 
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties: 
    Auction 
    • With CAO and Head of School, establish objectives and goals (financial and engagement) of the auction; 
    • Develop auction manual to declare the mission of the School’s auction and to establish boundaries on the roles of co-chairs and committee members; 
    • Recruit, train and support Auction Co-Chairs and committee members; 
    • Identify, target and solicit leadership donors for the Auction; 
    • Develop auction events and communications calendar; 
    • Manage and integrate the Maestro Web and Auction Pro database programs; 
    • Provide support for all auction-related events; 
    • Develop and monitor auction budget, including reconciliation with the business office; 
    • Provide regular reports on auction goals and achievements for the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees; 
    • Annually review website for accuracy of program;
    • Work closely with the Business Office and Facilities staff to ensure alignment with budget and with availability of spaces and staffing. 
    Parent Organizations 
    • Serve as the School’s liaison to parent leadership groups, including:   
      • Parents’ Association
      • Performing Arts Circle
      • Knights Booster Group
    • Collaborate with Communications & Marketing on marketing materials supporting these organizations; 
    • Work with organization leadership to establish meeting agendas and to secure involvement of administration, faculty and staff as needed; 
    • Annually review website to ensure accuracy of current programs; 
    • Meet as needed with the Head of School on issues related to this support of parent organizations. 
    Targeted Parent Engagement 
    • With CAO and peer directors, develop a strategy for parent engagement from point of inquiry to and beyond child’s graduation; 
    • With Senior Director of Advancement and Communications & Marketing, develop collateral material supporting volunteerism and giving; 
    • With the Admissions office team, establish events to onboard new families; 
    • With the Admissions office team, enlist the volunteerism of parent-to-parent mentoring/networking; 
    • Collaborate with CAO and Director of Development to identify parent prospects for the Board of Trustees; 
    • Develop and monitor metrics of engagement for current and parent parents. 
    To apply and be considered, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to hr@bishops.com no later than Friday, May 14.
  • 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. To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to hr@bishops.com.
  • 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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  • Computer Science/Mathematics Teacher 

    Position Title: Computer Science/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 $4 million is awarded in financial aid annually.

    Summary Description  
    The Bishop’s School seeks an engaging, collaborative, and dynamic computer science and mathematics teacher (Grades 7-12) to begin August 1, 2021. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the flexibility to teach a range of courses in both departments. They will share the School’s commitment to learner-centered approaches, collaborative problem-solving, and project-based learning. The goals of these approaches are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning. 

    The Bishop’s School seeks candidates enthusiastic about working on and with teams rather than in silos, integrating technology into instruction, and developing highly-engaging approaches to problem-solving. While not a requirement, candidates with expertise in design thinking, applied engineering and robotics, makerspaces, experiential curriculum, machine learning and/or interdisciplinary program design would have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the School’s Wu Tsai Center for Creative Sciences.

    In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students.

    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in mathematics, computer science or a related field is required; a minimum of three 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 and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.  
  • Upper School Economics Teacher

    Position Title: Upper School Economics 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 economics teacher beginning August 2021. The individual hired for this position must have a strong background in teaching introductory and advanced-level economics. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in calculus and an ability to use calculus methods to reinforce and deepen students’ understanding of both the calculus and the tools of economic analysis. Additionally, interest in exploring with students the intersection of economics and entrepreneurship and teaching other courses within the Bishop’s History and Social Sciences department catalogue would be considered an asset. 

    The history and social sciences 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. 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 in economics, history or a related field is required; a minimum of three years of teaching experience is expected. Interest in supporting student participation in extracurricular programs, specifically economics competitions, is 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 or marital status.

    Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
     
    For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.  

    Interested candidates should submit a one-to-two-minute video introduction or cover letter, résumé, and brief statement of educational philosophy to resumes@bishops.com. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application by Monday, May 3.
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.