Employment

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.

Administration

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  • Chief Operating and Financial Officer

    Responsibilities 
    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 
    214-871-8700 
    mccann@brighamhill.com 

Staff

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  • 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.

Faculty

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  • Director of Library and Teaching and Learning Resources

    Position Title: Director of Library and Teaching and Learning Resources
    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 director of library and teaching and learning resources to begin August 1, 2019.  This new administrative-level position combines the responsibilities of a library director and the expertise of a classroom teacher and academic program supervisor.  

    The director will be 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 will help develop and implement library policies and procedures, supervise the library staff and volunteers, and manage all library resources including the acquisition, access, evaluation, storage and control of collections including technology equipment. The director will develop a strategic plan for all library programming and information literacy instruction, collection development, digital resources and technology, with regular review and evaluation for alignment with the School’s vision and goals. The director will maintain a forward-looking vision in both library science and pedagogy in order to effectively steer the future of the library.  

    In addition, the director will also help to oversee teaching and learning resources at the school, and will be at the imaginative forefront of the intersection of technology and learning.  Specifically, the director will co-design (and ultimately help manage) a system for coordinating the various resources on campus, with the goal of putting these resources at teachers’ fingertips, fostering creative ideas for teaching and learning.  Familiarity with or expertise in educational theory, curriculum design and/or learning support is an asset.

    Finally, the director will teach a standalone class, the subject of which will be determined in conjunction with the academic dean, division directors and head of school.

    The director will play 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 will work closely with the academic dean, department chairs and other academic program directors, dean of students, senior director of educational technology and information systems, and director of diversity and inclusion.  

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated experience in creative and imaginative uses of library resources
    • Experience with forward-thinking application of emerging educational technology
    • Fluency with traditional information sciences and emerging information platforms, including social media, mobile applications, and online resources
    • Strong work ethic
    • Excellent leadership, project management, negotiation, budgeting, documentation, and organizational skills
    • Effective communication skills, including written and oral presentations to different audiences, and a presence that conveys authority, credibility and confidence
    • Excellent teaching skills and rapport with adolescents
    • Ability to embrace a collaborative work style and interact in a positive and proactive manner with all school constituencies, particularly with the administrative team
    • Ability to manage numerous projects and tasks simultaneously, anticipate and meet deadlines, prioritize and use time effectively, problem-solve independently as well as in a team environment
    • Proficiency with widely used technology and software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Google suite, educational applications, Follett Destiny, OnCampus, email and internet
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently schedule and supervise staff and, if necessary, volunteers
    • Ability to be detail-oriented and thorough while effectively assimilating the larger picture of the organization’s needs
    • Ability to remain professional and composed under deadline pressure while handling a multitude of duties and situations simultaneously, and respond with appropriate judgment, tact and diplomacy
    • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar, schedule and facility demands
    • 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
    Strong candidates will hold a master’s degree or higher, preferably an ALA-accredited MLS and/or an advanced degree in another subject and a technology background, and may come from secondary or higher education. A minimum of three years of professional experience is required.

    Successful candidates will relish a unique opportunity to work closely with colleagues to chart a new campus-wide program that helps to support teaching and learning on campus, as well as the information sciences. We seek candidates who are highly collaborative, innovative thinkers who can co-initiate change throughout a community, and have experience in or beyond independent school settings.  

    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.
  • English Teacher - Semester Substitute

    Position Title: English Teacher (Faculty) - semester substitute
    Department: Academics - English Department
    Reports to: Division Head(s)
    Status: Full-time; Exempt from August 2019 until December 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 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. The School draws from over 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 over $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually.

    Summary Description
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time long-term substitute teacher in English for the fall semester, beginning August 2019 and concluding in December 2019. While the ideal candidate will have the ability to teach a range of upper school grade levels based on departmental needs, a background in literacy, literature, writing, student-led discussion and the ability to potentially teach electives is preferred. The department actively considers the scope and sequence of the School’s English curriculum and seeks candidates excited about student-centered learning, interdisciplinary curriculum, and a desire to enhance existing programs and develop additional courses in support of the School’s initiatives. 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 English or a related field is required; a minimum of three years teaching experience is expected. Experience teaching in a secondary school is preferred.  

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
    • Strong work ethic, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to function and collaborate productively as part of a team-oriented approach;
    • 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, 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.
  • 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
  • Mathematics Teacher

    Position Title: Mathematics Teacher
    Department: Academics / Mathematics
    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, California, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student/teacher ratio average of 9 to 1, Bishop’s is widely known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating and honoring diversity and inclusion. Bishop’s draws from over 65 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and surrounding areas. Self-declared students of color make up approximately 48 percent of the student population and $3.1 million is awarded annually in financial aid.

    Summary Description:  
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time teacher of mathematics to begin August 2019. While there may be some flexibility, the School anticipates this particular teaching assignment to be focused on expertise needed to implement an instructional program in pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. The School is eager to welcome a collaborative colleague committed to a problem-solving framework and to the work of continuing to develop and enhance this mathematics curriculum. To best achieve the goal of delivering curriculum which incorporates current research about teaching and learning, the School promotes an integrated, student-centered approach to mathematics education that utilizes collaborative problem sets to build applied mathematical skills, along with developing effective communication skills. The goals of this approach are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration both in and out of the classroom, and to develop students’ ability to take ownership of their understanding and learning. In addition to teaching mathematics, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and other specific duties outside of the classroom, including supervising some events, holding office hours and participating in committee work.
         
    Desired Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field is required and a master’s degree or higher in mathematics or mathematics education is preferred. Candidates should also have a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level. Candidates should have experience effectively integrating technology into instruction, especially in a one-to-one digital device setting with an electronic learning management system. Classroom experience facilitating and promoting mathematical discussion and exploration is highly desirable, as is a consistent record of working collaboratively with peers.

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives, academic, social/emotional, physical and character development
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and the larger School community
    • Strong work ethic and high-quality interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
    • Irrespective of one’s 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, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three (3) professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.
  • Spanish Teacher - One-Year Substitute

    Summary Description:  
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher (Grades 9-12) as a one-year leave of absence replacement beginning in August 2019. Candidates may be asked to teach courses in both the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12).  The World Languages Department is highly collaborative and committed to equipping students for an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse world through language learning.  By making the unfamiliar world familiar and by emphasizing the common humanity among diverse peoples, the department strives to prepare students for effective global citizenship and service to the larger community.

    In addition to teaching a full load of five classes, 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.) is required with native or near-native fluency in Spanish; the most qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years teaching experience, preferably in an independent school, as well as some preparation in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators
    • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
    • 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, 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 Chemistry Teacher

    Position Title: Upper School Chemistry Teacher
    Department: Academics / Science
    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 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 over 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.

    Summary Description
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time upper school chemistry teacher beginning August 2019.  The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching various levels of chemistry, with the ability to teach electives or courses in other departmental areas as needed.  The department seeks candidates excited about student-centered learning, interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, as well as inquiry-based, lab-focused science education. 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.) is required and a B.A. or M.A. in chemistry is preferred; a minimum of three years teaching experience is also expected, preferably in an independent school.  The science department works as a highly collaborative team and applicants should be enthusiastic about working with other faculty to improve the existing curriculum. Top candidates will have a strong background in teaching a lab-based curriculum.

    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators
    • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
    • 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, 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.