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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  • Chaplain

    Summary
     
    The Bishop’s School seeks a dynamic and faithful chaplain to lead the School’s chapel program and to minister to the spiritual needs of the community; one who appreciates and embraces the unique opportunities to offer pastoral care in a diverse and pluralistic community that is grounded in the Episcopal tradition.
     
    The Bishop's School was founded by Ellen Browning Scripps and The Right Reverend Joseph Horsfall Johnson (then bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles), both of whom shared this vision of the importance of intellectually rigorous and spiritually formative education. The association of The Bishop's School with the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego continues in many important ways, including weekly chapel service in the School’s St. Mary's Chapel, and the active involvement of the School's chaplain in all aspects of the daily life of the School as a teacher, advisor, administrator and pastoral counselor. Bishop's students complete graduation requirements in World Religions (eighth grade), Introduction to Biblical Literature (ninth or tenth grade), and an elective course in the religion and ethics department in eleventh or twelfth grades. 
     
    Bylaws of the School require that the chaplain be a member of the Episcopal Church. The School enjoys the active involvement of the Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of San Diego as chairman of the board of trustees. In 2011 the administration and trustees affirmed (and annually reviews) a statement of The Bishop's School's episcopal identity and aspirations for its chapel program. In the tradition of Episcopal schools, Bishop's Chapel Program also values intentional pluralism honoring difference, inviting the stories and histories of religion and faith, race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, ability and age.
     
    The chaplain works in a highly collaborative environment and is a member of the senior administrative leadership team. The position reports to the head of school and works closely with all constituents of the community. The position is 12 months and starts on Aug. 1, 2018. 
     
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties 
     
    Chapel
    • Coordinates and leads, in conjunction with a student Chapel Council, six grade-level chapel services each academic cycle, including scheduling speakers, the design of services and support of student leadership of services
    • Coordinates and leads all-school services including, but not limited to, opening faculty/staff chapel, Blessing of the Animals, Thanksgiving chapel, lessons and carols, Christmas chapel and Baccalaureate
    • Regularly offers prayers at a variety of School occasions including, but not limited to, faculty meetings, dinners, Cum Laude induction, Awards Day and Commencement
    • Represents the School's Episcopal tradition at a number of School functions including, but not limited to, new student orientation and admissions Open House
    Pastoral Care
    • Exercises a ministry of "presence" to all students, faculty and staff
    • Participates as a member of a group of adults serving as a clearinghouse for confidential student support
    • Counsels the School community on spiritual matters related to the School's episcopal identity
    Administration
    • Meets regularly with the head of school and works collaboratively as a member of the senior administrative team to address short- and long-term operational and strategic issues of the School 
    • Serves on additional committees including diversity, calendar and speakers' committees
    • Collaborates in the hiring of all teaching faculty
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    Academics
    • Teaches one course per semester in the religion and ethics department
    Alumni
    • Coordinates, leads and preaches at the alumni chapel service each fall, working closely with the director of alumni relations
    • Serves as the primary contact and scheduler of all alumni weddings, baptisms and memorial services in the St. Mary's Chapel, officiating as available
    External Relations
    • Prepares annual report to and attends the Diocesan Convention 
    • Attends annual diocesan clergy retreat, as able
    • Maintains relationship with the National Association of Episcopal Schools and participates in its programs and Biennial, as able
     
    Desired Qualifications
     
    The Bishop's School seeks a priest ordained, or seeking ordination, in the Episcopal Church who is or will become licensed or canonically resident in the Diocese of San Diego. A master's degree (M. Div.) or equivalent is preferred. 
     
    Desired Skills or Abilities
    • Unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
    • A commitment to and understanding of the role diversity in an academic community
    • Strong sense of self, of the collaborative spirit of faith and reason together, a determination to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being" (BCP 305), and an ability to seek and find common ground in the midst of difference
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage numerous detailed tasks simultaneously, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem solve independently
    • Strong people skills and a track record of handling a variety of challenging situations
     
    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 cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number and email addresses) to resumes@bishops.com.

Faculty

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  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Position Title: Middle School Science Teacher
    Department: Faculty
    Reports to: Division Head(s)
    Status: Full-time; Exempt
     
    Summary Description:  
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time middle school (grades 6-8) science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in teaching in a lab-based setting, as well as a strong interest in writing and delivering curriculum that promotes the intersection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Interest in growing and supporting the School’s Robotics Program would also be highly valued. In addition to teaching, this faculty member will serve as an advisor to a small group of middle school students. Middle school faculty work in grade-level teams to best support the development and learning of students.

    Essential Functions and Specific Duties
    • Teach up to four classes, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation and assessment
    • Evaluate the academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards and maintain appropriate records
    • Communicate regularly with parents and administrators on student progress
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day and after school
    • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, providing guidance to students in a variety of academic and socioemotional areas
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned
    Desired Qualifications
    The optimal candidate will have a minimum of three years teaching experience and a minimum education of a bachelor’s degree in science (a master’s degree in science or science education preferred). A strong interest in growing the middle and/or upper school robotics program (VEX and FIRST) would also be desirable.

    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 a 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.
     
  • School Counselor

    Position Title: School Counselor
    Department: Student Services
    Reports to: Dean of Students
    Status: Full-time; Exempt
    Start Date: August 1, 2018
     
    Summary
    The Counselor provides individual students with personal counseling for mild to moderate socio-emotional distress; facilitates communication between students and their families regarding the student’s socio-emotional well-being; provides education and tools to administrators, faculty and staff colleagues to assist with the support of students; teaches Peer Support classes and coordinates programs sponsored by Peer Support; and assists with the School’s Health program, when necessary and appropriate, as directed by the Dean of Students, Head of School, or their designee.
     
    Essential Functions and Specific Duties
    • With the advice of colleagues, and independently, identify students within the school population in need of socio-emotional support; provide advice and personal counseling to these students on an ad hoc or routine basis.
    • Provide advice and personal counseling to students, on an individual basis, as needed and/or as requested by families and colleagues, or as required by the School’s administration.
    • Complete all paperwork to ensure appropriate referrals and all documentation of student progress. When necessary, refer students to outside counselors and professional services for serious and/or severe socio-emotional distress.
    • Coordinate, plan, and organize the Peer Support program; meet with these students as scheduled to facilitate appropriate peer counseling programs for the entire student body.
    • Assist administration with, and support students during the disciplinary process.
    • Attend and participate in Student Services meetings; provide updates on students, and assist in creating action plans for response to socio-emotional distress.
    • Participate in faculty, division and ad hoc meetings regarding students’ academic progress and/socio-emotional well-being.
    • Maintain professional associations in the local and wider San Diego community to facilitate appropriate school programs and a network of referrals for The Bishop’s School community.
    • Provide to the Dean of Students and Head of School, as needed, information regarding student behavior that is of serious concern.
    • Routinely monitor and, as needed, respond to email and phone communication through summer months in order to support students and colleagues.
    • Perform other duties as directed by the Dean of Students, Head of School, or their designee.

    Desired Qualifications
    At least three to five years of experience in the field of family counseling, personal or family therapy, school guidance counseling or the equivalent.  In addition, a bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree, a master’s degree (or higher) in psychology, counseling, or social work is preferred. Familiarity with independent school communities and diverse student populations is desired. 
     
    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as active listening skills;
    • Ability to utilize sound logic and reasoning to effectively assess problems and formulate appropriate solutions, conclusions or approaches;
    • Ability to actively collaborate with all school constituencies;
    • Ability to manage numerous detailed tasks simultaneously, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently as well as in a team environment;
    • Proficiency with widely used software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
    • Flexibility with calendar and schedule, particularly given the unpredictable nature of student support work;
    • Ability to maintain professional judgment and composure under deadline pressure while handling a multitude of duties and situations simultaneously;
    • Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and adhere to professional standards of confidentiality;
    • 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 a 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 at least three professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to Michael Beamer, Dean of Students, at: beamerm@bishops.com
  • Theater Arts Teacher

    Position Title: Theater Arts Teacher
    Department: Academics / Performing Arts
    Reports to: Division Head(s)
    Status: Full-time; Exempt

    Summary Description
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time theater arts teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. 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 an historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Bishop’s School is known for academic excellence, driven by students’ desire to push beyond their limits, creating a community of lifelong learners. By their very nature, Bishop’s students opt in − in a lab or classroom, on a stage or field, in chapel or on the Quad. 

    The school is seeking a theater teacher for a well-established school drama program featuring both curricular theater/drama classes as well as extracurricular theater opportunities for students. The ideal candidate will have an MFA in acting or directing, with professional experience as a performer, director, and educator. Candidates will be expected to teach classes in the fundamentals of acting, improvisation and scene creation, as well as coach advanced students through their first directing experiences. Experience should include direction of classic plays, as well as introductory work in a variety of areas, which could include (but is not limited to) voice and speech, stage combat, classical text, improvisation, playwriting, movement for the stage, or children’s theatre. Familiarity with basic technical theater is a plus.

    Candidates will have demonstrated a passion for theater arts, experience creating a classroom environment where students are comfortable exploring boundaries and taking risks, are enthusiastic about working with both middle and high school students, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.

    Essential Functions and Specific Duties
    • Teach up to four classes, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation and assessment.
    • Evaluate the academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards and maintain appropriate records.
    • Communicate regularly with parents and administrators on student progress.
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day and after school.
    • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, providing guidance to students in a variety of academic and socioemotional areas.
    • Direct two full-scale, extracurricular productions a year in addition to other curricular and extracurricular, smaller-scale productions.
    • Collaborate with teachers and students to develop original, student-generated material for performance on stage.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

    Desired Qualifications
    The optimal candidate will be knowledgeable and experienced in acting, directing large productions, teaching, and curriculum design in theater arts.  Candidates will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in theater or theater education.  An MFA in acting, directing, or education as well as experience in independent school is highly desired.  

    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 a 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.
     
  • Substitute Faculty

    All positions for the 2017-2018 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.