Employment

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 pluralistic community that is grounded in the Episcopal tradition.
     
    Founded as an independent Episcopal school in 1909, The Bishop’s School is a 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. 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 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 to this day in many important ways, including weekly chapel services in St. Mary’s Chapel on the School campus, and the active involvement of the School’s chaplain, an Episcopal priest, in all aspects of the daily life of the School as teacher, advisor, administrator and pastoral counselor. Bishop’s students complete graduation requirements in World Religions (eighth grade), as well as Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (ninth or tenth grades), each of which explores seminal religious texts from a historical-critical perspective. Students also complete an elective course in the religion and ethics department in the junior or senior year as part of the graduation requirement. 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.
     
    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 August 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, admissions Open House 
    Pastoral Care
    • Exercises a ministry of “presence” to students, faculty and staff, engaging all members of the community with pastoral support as needed
    • Is 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 serves as a member of the senior administrative team, working collaboratively to address short and long term, operational and strategic issues of the School
    • Collaborates in the hiring of all teaching faculty
    • Serves on additional committees, including student services, diversity team, calendar committee and speakers’ committee
    • Assumes 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
    • Is the primary contact and scheduler of all alumni weddings, baptisms and memorial services in St. Mary’s Chapel, officiating as available 
    External Relations
    • Prepares annual report to Diocesan Convention and attends
    • 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
    Ordained or seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church; a master’s degree (M.Div.) or equivalent; will become licensed or canonically resident in the Diocese of San Diego; preference for a candidate who has experience as a chaplain in an academic institution.  
     
    Desired Skills and Abilities
    • Unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
    • 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
    • Ability to articulate, represent and support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneously numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently
    • Strong people skills and a track record of deft handling of a variety of challenging situations
    • Strong work ethic
    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, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.
     
     
  • Head of Middle School

    Summary Description: The Bishop’s School seeks a dynamic and engaged school leader and innovator to lead the middle school program (grades 6-8). 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. 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.

    At Bishop’s, we recognize that middle school learners have unique intellectual, physical, social, emotional and character development needs. We believe middle school learning experiences should be integrated and connect to life while opening doors to new ideas that evoke curiosity and the desire to explore. Therefore, our teachers advocate learning opportunities that engage students in problem solving and allow them to learn and express themselves in a variety of ways. We value a wide range of teaching techniques and assessments of students’ progress in achieving both academic success and healthy behaviors.

    The whole-child emphasis of the middle school program is based on building study and thinking skills, taking responsibility for one’s own education, and developing self-confidence and a sense of moral responsibility. In addition to an integrated teaching approach that shows the relationships among academic subjects, middle school students are exposed to a wide variety of arts and athletic co-curricular activities as well as assemblies and speakers throughout the year that address age-appropriate needs.

    The head of middle school 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 the head of upper school, the academic dean and the dean of students. The position is 12 months and starts on August 1, 2018.  

    Essential Functions and Specific Duties:

    Academics
    • Collaborates with the academic dean, department chairs and middle school faculty to oversee curriculum, teaching and learning of the sixth - eighth grade academic program
    • Reads and evaluates middle school student progress reports and academic warnings; monitors student progress and communicates with faculty and parents regarding student progress
    Student Life
    • Leads the class sponsors and middle school faculty to coordinate the co-curricular program for middle school including physical education, advising and enrichment activities, as well as various class events and other activities
    • Collaborates with the director of diversity and community life and the dean of students to promote and lead programs that are student-focused and sustain an inclusive, equitable and safe environment for all members of the community
    • Works with the athletic director to coordinate co-curricular and athletic offerings
    • Makes decisions regarding disciplinary outcomes in collaboration with the dean of students and the head of school
    Administration
    • Collaborates with the head of school, head of upper school and academic dean to hire, develop, evaluate and retain middle school teachers
    • Works with the head of upper school and the academic dean to support faculty professional growth
    • Works with the academic dean and registrar to develop and coordinate student schedules in in the middle school
    • Works with the head of school and the chief financial/operating officer to oversee middle school budgets
    Admissions and External Relations
    • Works with the director of admissions and head of school to evaluate middle school applicants
    • Attends and hosts admissions events and oversees programs that support the orientation of new students
    • Meets and communicates with parents about student progress
    • Represents Bishop's and promotes the middle school program at various School events, meetings and committees as well as at conferences and other external venues
    In addition, the head of middle school reports directly to the head of school and:
    • Serves as a member of the senior administrative team and works collaboratively to address short and long term, operational and strategic issues of the School
    • May be asked to advise or teach a class, when appropriate and in consultation with the head of school
    • When necessary, may be asked to represent the head of school and takes responsibility for day-to-day operations of the School
    • Chairs periodic reviews of major School programs
    • Assumes other duties as assigned
    Desired Qualifications: A master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; a minimum of 10 years teaching experience and previous school/academic leadership is expected, preferably at the middle school level and in an independent school.  

    Desired Skills and Abilities:
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneously numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently
    • Commitment to constituent satisfaction while also supporting the School’s mission and School policies
    • Strong people skills and a track record of deft handling of a variety of challenging situations
    • Strong work ethic
    • Proficiency with widely used management software
    • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule
    • 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, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number and email address) to resumes@bishops.com.
     

Staff

Faculty

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  • Physical Education and Health Teacher

    Summary
    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time physical education and health teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The physical education and health teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that promotes and develops healthy habits in physical fitness, physical skills and wellness for both mind and body. The position will motivate the students to develop socially desirable habits of good sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as an interest in wholesome recreational activities and competitive sports.

    Essential Functions and Specific Duties
    • Teach five classes, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation and assessment.
    • Analyze, demonstrate and explain basic skills, knowledge and strategies for formal sports, games and fundamentals of body movements.
    • Create practice plans for sports teams and implement positive coaching techniques and leadership.
    • Provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks of equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
    • Evaluate the academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards, and maintain appropriate records.
    • Communicate regularly with parents and administrators on student progress.
    • Work cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning, team teaching and implementing a balanced physical education and health program.
    • Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the school day and after school.
    • Coach in two of the three athletic seasons.
    • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, providing guidance to students in a variety of academic and socioemotional areas.
    Desired Qualifications
    The optimal candidate will be knowledgeable and skilled in physical fitness, health education, team sports, and curriculum design and possess a minimum education of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. B.A.) with a major or minor in physical education and health education 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 and administrators.
    • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team.
    • Appropriate certifications (i.e. American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification) and/or a willingness to be certified.
    • 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 resumes@bishops.com.
     
     
  • Substitute Faculty

    All positions for the 2017-2018 academic year have been filled. 
     
About Bishop's
Founded in 1909, The Bishop’s School is a coeducational college preparatory independent day school consisting of grades six through twelve. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the School is located in the center of La Jolla, California, 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. The 2015 - 2016 enrollment is 800 students who live throughout San Diego County. The Bishop’s School offers a competitive compensation package and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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.