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.

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.

2014 - 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Title: Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts
Responsible To: Vice President for Advancement

Responsible for the development, growth and overall management of the major gifts program. This program targets donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 and greater.


  • Create and update a strategic program and campaign plan for major gifts.
    1. Create, integrate and implement short, intermediate and long term major gifts programs.
    2. Develop program support materials including briefing memos, proposals, scripts, brochures, flyers, ads, and electronic media content.
    3. Create and maintain a budget for expenses and projected revenue.
    4. Implement timely adjustments in programs as needed to ensure maximum net gift revenue.
    5. Create and maintain St. Thomas' planned giving recognition society – The 1900 Society, including annual recognition event.
  • Educate, market and inform prospects and donors on a consistent basis of the giving programs available and appropriate to them.
  • Manage portfolio of approximately 180 prospects, including personalizing strategies when needed.
    1. Identify donors from alumni, current parents, alumni parents, friendly constituencies and foundations.
    2. Develop process for tracking communications with donors.
  • Secure 3-5 meaningful face-to-face visits each week and 2 to 3 major gift solicitations each month.
    1. Create and communicate call reports after donor touches.
    2. Prepare weekly, monthly and annual program performance reports.
  • Become proficient in mining data from Raiser's Edge and Research Point to extract information about donors and prospects.
  • Have knowledge of or capacity to learn current tax laws and investment strategies, wills, trusts, estates, charitable giving, etc. and use knowledge when developing programs and working with prospects.
  • Train board members, selected staff and alumni to assist with major gift cultivation and solicitation and provide them with tools needed to assist with the programs.
  • When asked, actively participate in community outreach efforts including on-campus activities and outside speaking engagements to assist with elevating the profile of the school.
  • Become thoroughly familiar with the rich tradition, history, philosophy, and programs of St. Thomas High School and the Basilian Fathers. Stay current on needs of the School to match potential donor interest.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field (Business, Education, Psychology, etc.).
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven or more years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in education.
  • Proven track record of success in relationship-based development.
  • Ability to quickly understand the needs and interests of major donors and work effectively to reach those needs.
  • Ability to successfully manage many constituencies and programs simultaneously.
  • Clarity of vision to see future benefit from today's efforts. Patience is a key.
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and creatively while executing and delivering.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to articulate our story and persuade others.
  • Desire to work as a team and contribute individually as the situation demands.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Professional appearance and attitude is critical.
  • Interest and experience in Catholic education a benefit.
  • Must be willing to travel locally and potentially nationally to meet potential donors.



Help Desk Specialist

Responsible to: Director of Technology

Job Summary: The Help Desk Specialist’s primary responsibility is to support St. Thomas High School students and faculty with the Tablet Program and to fulfill Help Desk tickets. Secondary responsibilities include providing support to the school’s other technology programs including the network, desktops, AV systems, copiers, telephone system, projectors, smart boards and printers.


  • Experience in a Help Desk support environment preferred
  • A+ Certification preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft workstation operating systems
  • Strong documentation skills and attention to detail in creating and tracking work orders
  • Working knowledge of networked environments
  • Degree in computer or electronic technology preferred


  • Manage the IT Help Desk and electronic help ticketing system
  • Maintain hardware inventory levels for tablet program
  • Oversee the daily operations of the tablet program including configuration, user support, asset tracking and assignment of inventory.
  • Maintain, manage and coordinate services for teachers and students in the Open Computer Lab
  • Repair and testing of computer and tablet hardware (parts based replacement)
  • Serve as the school webmaster, overseeing weekly maintenance schedule of content for the school website and coordinating and soliciting content updates from the Communications Director, Director of Technology, administrators and other stakeholders including volunteer support groups
  • Respond to service needs from teachers, administrators and students with varying skill sets
  • Distribute consumable inventory, such as printer toner and batteries, to users
  • Provide accurate reports on all service orders and issues as required by the department
  • Be available by e-mail, phone, and/or cell phone for emergencies and work as needed during non-school hours
  • Support important school events occurring on weekends and evenings, including (but not limited to) Round Up, Auction, Theater Productions, Open House, Registration, etc.
  • Perform other jobs and tasks as assigned by the Associate Director or Assistant Director of Technology

 This is a full-time, year-round non-exempt position.



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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