Careers at St. Paul's
At St. Paul's, our faculty and staff play a critical role in providing a challenging and supportive environment for our students. In addition to classroom instruction, our students rely on our teachers, coaches, administrators, counselors, and support staff for guidance, direction, and encouragement. St. Paul's has high academic and personal standards for our students and our faculty and staff are responsible for maintaining these standards and helping students to meet them.
Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. St. Paul's actively fosters our employees' continuing growth through ample professional development funding and an environment that is characterized by open communication, collaboration, and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support, and highly qualified employees makes St. Paul's a dynamic and satisfying place to teach and learn.
WORKING AT ST. PAUL'S
St. Paul's is an independent, Pre-K-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,200 students in Mobile, Alabama. St. Paul's Episcopal School is committed to providing the highest quality college preparatory education in a Christian environment. Through a variety of experiences and activities, we encourage individual growth and achievement. By example and instruction, the St. Paul's community fosters respect, integrity, responsibility, service, tolerance, citizenship, and the highest moral and ethical standards to prepare each student for a changing and challenging future.
St. Paul's Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic, and other school administered programs.
Generally speaking, St. Paul's looks for the following qualities in candidates for faculty and staff positions:
- Successful work experience that demonstrates evidence of personal initiative, a strong work ethic, and a desire to continue to learn and grow professionally.
- A commitment to supporting the highest standards of personal and institutional ethics.
- The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- An interest in collaborating with colleagues to make the school a stronger institution.
- A respect for others.
- The capacity to work effectively while meeting high standards of excellence in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience and skill in the effective use of technology.
Additionally, teaching at St. Paul's requires:
- A successful academic career with strong credentials in the desired teaching area.
- Successful experience working with young people in an educational setting.
- A demonstrated interest in nurturing students' development.
- The potential and willingness to contribute to the school beyond the classroom.
St. Paul's Episcopal School offers compensation that is competitive with the top independent schools in the Southeast. In addition to salary, St. Paul's Episcopal School offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
- A matching contribution to the School's 403(b) plan with TIAA-CREF that of 4% after two years of employment.
- Health and dental insurance for the individual and the family.
- A Flexible Benefits Plan that allows employees to pay out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses in pre-tax dollars
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability coverage after one year of employment
- Sick leave and personal days
- Continuing Education Assistance
- After-school care is provided for school-age employee children from dismissal until 5:30 p.m.
We invite you to submit a cover letter, resume, application, a copy of a teaching certificate, if applicable, and an unofficial copy of transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work. A copy of the faculty application follows this page. Once printed, application can be completed and submitted to the School.
Please send your information to:
F. Martin Lester, Headmaster
St. Paul's Episcopal School
161 Dogwood Lane
Mobile, Alabama 36608
FAX to 251-342-1844
For further information, please contact Marty Lester, Headmaster, at 251-461-2148.
Current Employment Opportunities
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