Careers

De Smet Jesuit seeks to hire candidates who are proficient in their teaching areas, active in their faith, models of being "men and women for others," and interested in being active in the school's co-curricular, athletic and campus ministry programs. Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in their subject area by the State of Missouri.

De Smet Jesuit is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory high school for boys, grades 9-12, located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The college prep academic program is complemented by extensive religious, co-curricular, athletic, and personal formation programs.

Open positions:

Director of Summer Programs

De Smet Jesuit seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of Summer Programs. Most competitive candidates will have three years successful experience as a classroom teacher or an administrator and the ability to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the summer program. Send a resume, cover letter, and a list of at least three references to Carrie Becher, Administrative Assistant to the Principal at cbecher@desmet.org. Application materials will be accepted through November 10.

Qualifications

  • Three years (minimum) successful experience as classroom teacher or administrator.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and communicate program.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of work toward administrative certification is desirable but not required.
  • Responsibilities

    The Director of Summer Programs coordinates and oversees all aspects of the summer program offered at De Smet Jesuit High School including budget planning, student enrollment, teacher recruitment, and program promotion. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of the enrichment programs and athletic camps available to middle school students as well as the execution of and reporting requirements for credit-bearing summer courses offered to current De Smet Jesuit High School students. The Director of Summer Programs works in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and administration to carry out an innovative and organized summer academic and athletic program.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Business Manager to develop a budget and to ensure the desired profitability of the program.
  • Recruit, retain and evaluate the services of appropriate staff, coaches, and teachers to organize and run the program. Set compensation and execute contracts with guidance from the Business Manager and approval from the Principal.
  • Monitor the quality of instruction for summer schools course offerings.
  • Organize the summer program academic curriculum and athletic camps in consultation with appropriate members of faculty and the Assistant Principal for Academics.
  • Produce the catalog of summer program offerings and prepare the summer school calendar and schedule.
  • Research and implement meaningful and effective advertising and promotion of the program with help from the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Assume responsibility for registration and assignment of students in cooperation with the guidance department when necessary.
  • Work with parents on all aspects of enrollment.
  • Requisition and inventory classroom equipment, supplies, and textbooks, as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for supervision of students and for attendance accounting. Submit enrollment and attendance reports. Address questions and concerns from parents and students.
  • Monitor all safety and health procedures throughout the program.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate all records as required by the school. Prepare appropriate summary reports for the school as requested.
  • Report and certify to proper authorities the grades and progress achieved by summer program students.
  • Oversee athletic camps for summer program and coordinate with coaches and the Athletic Director as necessary.
  • Work with the Facilities Manager to ensure that summer cleaning and facility repairs can take place in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the IT Department for any Summer Program equipment needs.
  • Handle, in consultation with the Principal, any conflicts that arise with employees, summer program staff, and/or parents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal.