Job Openings and Benefits

Thank you for your interest in St. Matthew’s Parish School.
 
St. Matthew’s enjoys the well-deserved reputation of being among the leading preschool, elementary and middle schools in Southern California. Career opportunities often exist for those dedicated, talented and caring individuals seeking employment at such an excellent educational institution.
 
St. Matthew’s offers all employees – faculty, administrators and staff – competitive compensation, ample opportunities for professional development and a fulfilling work environment in a beautiful 30-acre setting. St. Matthew’s expectations for employees are high; we seek those talented and accomplished individuals, dedicated to providing children with the best possible educational experience.


Employment Opportunities:

Currently, the following positions are open for application:

 

 
If you are interested in applying, please click the Apply link in the right hand toolbar to download an application form.
 
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DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

REPORTS TO: Head of School

 

St. Matthew’s is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and creative educator and a leader in educational technology to direct all aspects of technology integration. The Director of Technology works with students, teachers, and staff to apply new technology tools and strategies. St. Matthew’s has a thriving technology program and is well known for its technology integration and innovative programs.  In recent years, the school developed a 1:1 iPad program, three innovation (maker) spaces, and strong project-based learning units.  St. Matthew’s is a destination for hundreds of educators looking to learn about technology integration, maker spaces, and project-based learning.

 

Desired Candidate Strengths:

  • A clear vision for technology’s role in the educational setting
  • Ability to lead and work well with colleagues in a team environment
  • Experience and interest in working with students
  • Strong communications skills to act as spokesperson for the technology program to Trustees, parents, and colleagues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Seeker of emerging technologies and their potential for impacting the learning environment

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all technology initiatives related to hardware, software, network resources
  • Design and implement professional development related to technology integration
  • Oversee data systems for student and family records
  • Oversee and manage systems related to student grades and reporting
  • Oversee technology budget
  • Manage 1:1 iPad program in the Upper School
  • Manage and teach in the innovation spaces
  • GSuite Domain Administrator
  • Design and manage various school related sites
  • Support teachers in the integration of technology tools
  • Support office staff in the use of technology
  • Being a member of the Senior Administrative team

 

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Please direct inquiries to: Juana Ochoa, Director of Human Resources at jochoa@smps.net

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3RD GRADE TEACHER
REPORTS TO: Principal, Grades PS-4
 

Position: St. Matthew’s, a co-ed Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a full-time third grade teacher. Third grade is team-taught by two educators who take joint responsibility for planning, teaching and monitoring the success of all learners in their class. The two teachers work together and share their expertise to build a dynamic learning environment. Given the team-teaching model, strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. The school provides a challenging academic program and places an emphasis on building character and empathy as well as a focus on service learning. To learn more about St. Matthew’s Parish School please view our website: http://www.smps.net .


Compensation is highly competitive, and the school provides a robust professional development program.

 

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. (Master’s preferred)
  • Current Teaching Credential
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Experience as a third grade classroom teacher is preferred

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 Please direct inquiries to Dana Berlin, Principal, Grades PS-4 at dberlin@smps.net
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Pre-K TEACHER
REPORTS TO: Principal, Grades PS-4

 

Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a full-time Pre-K team teacher. Each of the two sections is team-taught by a pair of dedicated and experienced early childhood teachers. The homeroom consists of 14-15 students, aged 4 and 5. Given the team teaching model, strong communication and collaboration skills are essential, not only within the teaching partnership, but within the broader team of 4 Pre-K teachers.

St. Matthew’s has a longstanding record of supporting teachers through a robust professional development program.  Compensation is highly competitive.

 

Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Skills include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Plan and conduct an effective, developmentally appropriate program to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child – in the classroom, outside and in both small-group and large-group activities.
  • Communicate thoughtfully and professionally with parents and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and development issues, verbally and in written form.
  • Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure, along with an atmosphere of support and safety to encourage children to experience and acquire new skills.
  • Provide experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date observations of students.
  • Provide positive guidance to help children develop self-control.
  • Create informative weekly newsletters and maintain a classroom web page.
  • Confer with Principal, School Psychologist and teaching partner to resolve student issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism through reliability, participation in school obligations, and a respectful attitude in professional relationships.
  • Demonstrate integrity, patience, openness, sensitivity, enthusiasm and friendliness.

 

Education and Experience

  • BA or higher degree in area of child development, education or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Clear or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Early Childhood Master Teacher Permit (Must cover preschool age children)
  • Minimum of three years training and experience in early childhood/preschool/pre-k classrooms.

 

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 Please direct inquiries to Dana Berlin, Principal, Grades PS-4 at dberlin@smps.net
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Long-Term Substitute Science Teacher for Grades K-4

 

Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, seeks a dynamic and experienced long-term substitute science teacher. An ideal candidate will have at least three years experience teaching in the elementary school setting and will possess excellent interpersonal skills. Ample experience planning and executing a hands-on, interactive science curriculum is preferred. 

 

Schedule: This long-term substitute position begins on August 28, 2017 and ends November 3, 2017. The workday is 7:50am - 3:30pm Monday-Friday.
 

Short-Term and Long-Term Substitute Teachers

 

Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, seeks both short- and long-term substitute teachers. An ideal candidate will have at least three years experience teaching in the elementary school setting. Additional certification is required for Preschool and Pre-K teachers in accordance with California licensing laws. 

 

We anticipate both daily and long-term needs for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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 Please direct inquiries to Dana Berlin, Principal, Grades PS-4 at dberlin@smps.net
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BENEFITS

Following are benefits available to all full-time employees.

Health Insurance 85% employer paid
Dental Insurance 85% employer paid
Life Insurance 100% employer paid (50,000)
Short Term & Long Term Disability 100% employer paid
Retirement Plan Up to 9% matched by employer
Flexible Spending Account Pre-tax spending plan available for health/child care
Sick Pay 7 paid days per year
Personal Days 3 paid days per year


50% Tuition Remission for dependent(s) upon acceptance to the school

Dependent Health/Dental Insurance - 50% employer paid