Career Opportunities

Located in the heart of Houston, off the grassy banks of Buffalo Bayou, St. Thomas High School is the oldest Catholic boy's school in Texas. St. Thomas is a premier college preparatory high school with an outstanding work environment and is always looking for dedicated faculty, administrators and staff. In 2014, St. Thomas was selected as one of the Top Workplaces in Houston by the Houston Chronicle.

Resumes for any position are always welcome; they will be kept on file and should we feel that your qualifications meet the needs of a specific position, we will contact you. St. Thomas has excellent employee benefits, competitive salaries and educational opportunities as well as a truly congenial atmosphere.


2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Human Resources Manager

Reports to the Vice President of Finance

Essential Functions

General Human Resources Responsibilities

  • Manages payroll function and serves as back-up to Accounting Manager for payroll related responsibilities.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports for trending and administrative use.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains employee handbooks and policies and procedures manual.
  • Performs annual review of compensation levels, studies related benchmarks and makes recommendations on increases and salary scales.
  • Monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Develops specific training programs for needs identified throughout the organization.
  • Tracks all non-academic professional development.
  • Manages all pre-employment functions including new hire paperwork for all employees and coaches, screenings, back ground checks, etc.
  • Develops, maintains and conducts a new-employee orientation in conjunction with Basilian Fathers and Academic administration.
  • Maintains organization charts and the employee directory.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Benefits Responsibilities
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefit information to employees.
  • Assists faculty and staff team to develop, monitor and manage Employee Wellness Program.
  • Participates in annual review of medical, dental and vision plans as well as 403b plan.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all related assignments.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of Human Resources experience with emphasis on benefits, payroll and compliance.  This is a full-time, 12-month per year position.

Campus Project Manager

Reports to the Director of Maintenance

  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion.
  • Able to create a critical path schedule with timing of each stage of a project.
  • Set benchmarks to monitor progress and report on benchmarks clearly and regularly.
  • Oversee all on-site construction to monitor compliance with safety and building regulations.
  • Coordinate all construction workers and subcontractors.  Assure workers meet all guidelines for working on St. Thomas High School property.
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track use and inventory.
  • Able to establish and maintain a project budget and communicate effectively on either savings or overages.
  • Maintain a daily presence on the worksite and review the work progress on a daily basis, keeping management apprised of schedules and milestones.
  • Prepare weekly reports on progress for management.
  • Manage RFP, contract and permit processes.
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks to safety, timely completion, costs, etc.
  • Ensure quality of construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques.
  • Fully integrate with existing Maintenance and Building & Grounds staffs to support and participate in team-oriented campus facilities and grounds maintenance.
  • Fully versed in crisis management and able to respond to emergency situations such as fire, flood, power outages, etc. any time of the night or day.
  • Manages FF&E for entire campus.
  • Coordinates with IT on technology installations as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Proven project management experience in facility maintenance and construction.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction management processes.
  • Knowledge of building products, construction details, regulations and quality standards.
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture.”
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Must be able to write and present important information to the executive level in a timely and succinct manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Assistant Director of Admissions

Reports to the Director of Admissions

The Assistant Director of Admissions assists the Director of Admissions with all activities related to recruiting new students and admitting them to the school.  Seventy-five percent of the Assistant Director of Admission’s time is spent interacting with candidates and their families and contacts at feeder schools.


1. Actively participates in programs bringing candidates to campus:
  • Coordinates, organizes, and facilitates Future Eagle Visits for 8th grade classes.
  • Assists the Admissions Coordinator with planning and staffing Eagle Experience shadow visits. 
  • Conducts family visits and conferences in coordination with the Director.
  • Maintains a commercial driver’s license in order to transport students as needed.
  • Actively participates in all Admissions related events, including but not limited to: High School Preview, Rooftop Rally, Open House, Parent Workshops, administering HSPT, New Eagle Welcome event, Registration and New Student Orientation. 
  • Manages Admissions events related to Athletics, Academics and Fine Arts.
2. Serves as a key liaison between Admissions and Athletics, Academics and Fine Arts and is responsible for:
  • Interacting regularly with coaching staff in all sports to gain the background necessary to represent St. Thomas’s athletic program and act as a liaison with athletic directors and coaches at feeder schools.
  • Interacting regularly with faculty in Academics and Fine Arts to gain the background necessary to represent St. Thomas’s academic and fine arts programs and act as a liaison with faculty at feeder schools.
  • Attends and/or coordinates visits of other St. Thomas coaches at important middle school athletic events and interacts with athletes, parents and coaches.
  • Attends and/or coordinates visits of other St. Thomas faculty at important middle school academic and fine arts events and interacts with students, parents and coaches.
3. Responds to all inquiries directed to the Asst. Director in a timely fashion and follows up visits on or off campus, when appropriate, with phone calls, emails or letters showing interest, support, and congratulations.

4. Maintains the Admissions data bases with relation to potential students he/she is directly working with using Admissions Pro Plus (APP) or other data tracking systems established within the department.

5. Participates in or manages Admissions marketing efforts as follows:
  • Oversees organization of the student ambassador program and coordinates communication, training, mentoring and responsibilities of Student Ambassadors in partnership with the club sponsor.
  • Assists in organizing and annual reevaluation of materials needed for recruiting.
  • Participates in marketing research and coordination of marketing design and collateral.
  • Provides data and information to keep Admissions website current.
6. Actively participates on Admissions Committee by reviewing data and sharing input on potential students.  Also assists in notification to students as well as feeder schools of acceptance or declines.

7.  Attends diocesan and other local School Recruitment meetings and events, including but not limited  to Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS) and Houston Area Catholic High Schools group.

8.  Models exemplary Catholic behavior in all dealings with students, colleagues, and parents.

9.  Seeks out and participates in professional development.

10. Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Admissions or Principal.

Skills Required
  • Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and a professional presence.
  • Ability to relate to intergenerational populations and be confident and creative in dealing with frequent and rapidly changing demands and situations. 
  • This position requires the ability to work independently with limited supervision and as part of a team.
  • Available for evening and weekend events.
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or related field is required, a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Three to five years of admissions and recruiting experience, with a strong tie to athletics, is required.
  • This is a 12-month, full-time position and the Assistant Director of Admissions must abide by the Staff (non-Faculty) handbook.

Varsity Offensive Football Coordinator
Varsity Defensive Football Coordinator

Applicants must possess a deep knowledge of the game.  Previous experience as a varsity/collegiate coordinator or play caller at the varsity/collegiate level is required. In addition, candidates who have experience or background in campus and project administration would be given first consideration.

Interested applicants should download, print, and fill out the Staff Application form. Email the completed application with cover letter, resume and references to Mike Netzel, Athletic Director, at and Eve Grubb, VP Finance, at These positions have potential to be full-time teaching or administrative positions within the St. Thomas school community.

Facilities & Grounds Services Staff

Evening Shift: 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Performs general cleaning and maintenance of the school buildings and grounds. Duties include: stripping and waxing floors, painting, mowing and landscaping, and other similar duties. Please download and fill out the Staff Application Form. Once that is complete, please send it to Lisa Allen at or

St. Thomas High School
Attn: Lisa Allen
4500 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

2016-2017 School Year

French Teacher

This position is for the 2016-17 school year and includes teaching all levels of French, including AP French IV. A candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the teaching area and teaching certification is preferred. Qualified candidates who endorse the mission of St. Thomas High School are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Click here to download the Teacher Application and forward the completed form to Assistant Principal Christine Westman at

Spanish Teacher

This full-time position is for the 2016-17 school year and includes teaching various levels of Spanish. A candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the teaching area and teaching certification is preferred. Qualified candidates who endorse the mission of St. Thomas High School are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Click here to download the Teacher Application and forward the completed form to Assistant Principal Christine Westman at

Writing Specialist

Reports to the Director of the Learning Enrichment Center

The Writing Specialist will serve as a resource to promote student growth in writing and language arts skills.  The position serves primarily as a writing instructor for students in need of acceleration, correction, or remediation. 

  • Consult and collaborate with faculty.
  • Work with small groups and individual students to improve their academic writing and critical thinking.
  • Provide supplementary academic instruction in topics contributing to academic success including study habits, time management, test-taking strategies, and anxiety management.
  • Responsible for determining student writing needs, strengths and deficiencies based on classroom teacher guidance, assignments, and assessments.
  • Advises, coaches and documents students’ progress in the development of their writing skills
  • Develops and provides orientations to students on writing support services
  • Provides instructional and technical support to students on academic software, subject databases
  • Works closely with other Learning Enrichment Center team members to integrate existing services to students
  • Provides support to faculty in the assessment and diagnosis of students’ writing needs, strengths and deficiencies
  • Conduct workshops on specific writing skills related to grammar, documentation, etc.
  • Works closely with English Department faculty and follows department expectations in developing and implementing writing support materials and services
  • Compiles and analyzes data; prepares reports as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of instructional/tutoring practices related to developing writing skills
  • Knowledge of instructional software and writing assessments related to developing writing skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software applicable to the department
  • Ability to communicate effectively to employees, faculty, staff and community groups
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Knowledge and understanding of current pedagogy and education principles
  • Skilled in project management and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to incorporate data findings to adapt and tailor instruction  
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relations and work collaboratively with students, faculty and administration
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Flexibility to handle unexpected situations

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or Education
  • Master’s degree in English, Journalism, Education or Special Education is desirable

  • Texas Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum of three years of teaching academic and/ or developmental writing


Individual positions may have specific instructions on how to apply. If so, follow those directions. If you are applying for a teaching position, download a St. Thomas Teacher Application form. If you are applying for a staff position, download a St. Thomas Staff Application for employment. Both applications are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Mail your completed application along with your cover letter, resume, and salary history to the address below. No Phone calls accepted.


Career Opportunity
St. Thomas High School
4500 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

St. Thomas High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment equally regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap. Because of its status as a religious entity, the school may consider the candidate's religious affiliation in its employment decisions, consistent with State and Federal law.

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