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.


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2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

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 mike.netzel@sths.org and Eve Grubb, VP Finance, at eve.grubb@sths.org. 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 lisa.allen@sths.org or

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


2016-2017 School Year


Director of Counseling


Role:     

The Director of Counseling plays a critical role in helping St. Thomas High School achieve its mission of teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge.  This innovative educator will lead a dynamic best-in-class Counseling Department to assist all students in the developmental process in intellectual, social, and personal growth and to assist students in making informative and appropriate choices.  The Director of Counseling is directly responsible for the acclimation of new students to St. Thomas High School, care of the students while here and the successful transition of students to the college of their choice.

Accountability: 

Immediately responsible to the Assistant Principal.

Duties:

Responsibilities for Academic Guidance
  • Assists and advises students in the development of a four-year plan which anticipates preparation for college admission as well as fulfills all requirements for graduation, and assists each student with selection of courses which fulfill those requirements.
  • Advises students with placement in Advanced and Advanced Placement courses when appropriate. Explains the requirements of the advanced program to students and parents. Researches and recommends dual credit program for possible implementation at St. Thomas to supplement the Advanced Placement program and provide St. Thomas graduates with earned college credits.
  • Consults with parents who ask for assistance in academic or personal matters which concern their student. Makes suggestions and put parents in contact with teachers. Fosters an open door policy for parents and students and is prepared for walk-in and emergency meetings.
  • Meets with and counsels students who need academic assistance. Assists students to develop a plan of action to improve academic performance.
  • Monitors progress of students on Academic Probation. Meets with those students, assists them in developing a study plan, and measures improvement utilizing periodic progress reports and grade checks. Serves as resource to administrators when making decisions affecting students on academic and disciplinary probation.
  • Organizes and administers standardized tests and Advanced Placement Examinations.  Acts as supervisor and/or administrator of SAT tests in October and May. Coordinates and supports test preparation activities which will require summer, after school, or weekend offerings.
  • In coordination with the Learning Enrichment Center, maintains and explains the results of educational testing to students, parents, and teachers. Assists students who have been diagnosed with a learning disability. Assists with proctoring students who need to have extended time to complete their final examinations.
  • Provides information to students and parents about summer school.

Responsibilities for College and Career Guidance:
  • Has thorough working knowledge of Naviance software and assists students and families with successful use of the tool.
  • Sets up a college and career counseling office where students and parents can access information and resources. Creates and maintains a College Search Handbook, a key resource for families and students. Maintains a database of information for colleges, scholarships, financial aid, summer programs and other topics of interest.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with college representatives; continues to increase knowledge of and connections with colleges and universities nationwide.  Administers a program for college representatives visits to the school campus. Sponsors Catholic High School College Night in those years designated for St. Thomas High School. Serving as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
  • Provides individualized support to students in selecting schools and navigating the application process.
  • Provides information sessions and support for families in understanding the college application process and financial assistance programs. Organizes and disseminates information on scholarship opportunities for students and assists students with applications for scholarships.
  • Keeps parents informed through regular communications that might include an email newsletter, the St. Thomas web site and/or monthly mailings. Sponsors a Career Awareness Program and Shadow Program for all students.
  • Develops an annual College Counseling calendar that informs and engages parents and faculty in the college application process.
  • Works individually with rising juniors and their families beginning the summer before junior year by conducting a series of informational sessions and workshops. These workshops may be offered outside of normal school hours or calendar year.
  • Processes students’ college applications, including the writing or overseeing of the writing of individual school recommendations letters for each senior.
  • Supports and trains faculty in writing recommendations; facilitates timely distribution of critical information to faculty to ensure highest quality recommendations are written for students.
  • Tracks and communicates admissions decisions and statistics, and making a report to the Board of Trustees and/or School Administration.

Responsibilities for Personal Counseling
  • Acts in accordance with state law and professional discretion to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to appropriate agencies.
  • Provides short-term counseling to students with personal and emotional concerns.
  • Provides information to students, parents, and teachers regarding such concerns as alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Provides crisis and grief counseling in times of crisis and emergencies.
  • Makes referrals to individual health professionals and mental health agencies when appropriate.
  • Promotes faculty, staff, and parent awareness of issues related to adolescence.

Miscellaneous Guidance and Counseling Responsibilities
  • Maintains a current School Profile.
  • Provides leading edge creativity and awareness of issues, trends and new concepts in college and personal educational counseling.
  • Keeps informed of developments in the field of guidance and counseling. Leads Counseling Department activities including professional development and team building.
  • Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations:  the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, etc.

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, Education or related field is required.
  • 5-10 years prior experience as a College Counselor at a college preparatory high school with a successful track record of student admissions to preferred colleges or similar experience working in the Admissions Office of a university.
  • Familiarity with the goals, objectives and mission of Catholic education in a college preparatory school.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, computer and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to take initiative and create a dynamic team.
Click here to download the Staff Application and forward the completed form the Eve Grubb at Eve.Grubb@sths.org

HOW TO APPLY

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.

CONTACT

Career Opportunity
St. Thomas High School
4500 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
careers@sths.org

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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