Careers


How to Apply

To apply for a teaching or staff position, please submit a cover letter, resume, a completed application, and an essay titled “My View of America” to the Human Resources Manager: Jaime Harmeyer  – jharmeyer@benedictineschools.org.

To apply for a coaching position, please submit a cover letter, resume, a completed application, and an essay titled “My View of America” to the Athletic Director: Fran Pochily  – fpochily@saintgertrude.org.

For applicants applying for a teaching position: All teachers must be certified and endorsed in the subjects they teach. If you are applying for a teaching position, please complete and submit the supplement below with your application.

Application Supplement for Teachers

Note: Only completed applications including all necessary documentation will be considered.

Tutors

Saint Gertrude High School is always interested in adding tutors to our list. Please email sghs@saintgertrude.org to be added to our list of tutors. We require all of our tutors to be VIRTUS trained. Please click here to find an upcoming training.

Open Job Positions

With a view toward their history and a desire to strengthen Catholic education, Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School unified under a single new corporation, The Benedictine Schools of Richmond, in January 2020. The Benedictine Schools of Richmond operate Saint Gertrude High School and Benedictine College Preparatory as separate, single-sex, Catholic high schools. The two schools share the Benedictine Abbey campus, including some important facilities such as the campus church, auditorium, athletic fields, and a new state-of-the-art gymnasium. For 90 years, the two schools operated just 400 feet apart in the Museum District of Richmond. In 2013, Benedictine College Preparatory relocated to the 50-acre Benedictine Abbey campus. In the summer of 2020, Saint Gertrude High School also relocated to the Benedictine Abbey campus. In 2022, Saint Gertrude High School will move into their new state-of-the-art school building currently under construction on our campus.

This posting is for the purpose of creating a pool of qualified applicants for teacher positions for the 2022-23 academic year.

If you are interested in applying for a non-advertised or open position, please complete the application. All supporting documentation, including an application, resume, cover letter, and essay entitled: “My View of America” must be included as part of the application. Please submit applications to Jaime Harmeyer at jharmeyer@benedictineschools.org.

 

School Counselor

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond seek a Secondary School Counselor and aims to fill the position by October 1, 2021. The School Counselor supports the mission of the school by working with students to help them develop academically, personally, socially and spiritually.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with students to help them develop academically, personally and socially and to assist in career development through individual and group counseling, as well as core curriculum counseling lessons.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to provide students with the resources and services to help them to be the best possible learners.
  • Serve as a liaison between school, community agencies, and post-secondary opportunities.

Personal/Social Development:

  • Assist students to successfully use interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
  • Serve as an advocate for students and works to promote a healthy school climate and safe learning environment.
  • Collaborate with faculty and the student support team to identify, monitor, support, and intervene with “at-risk” students.
  • Assist with crisis intervention and in identifying and implementing prevention and intervention programs for students.
  • Conduct small and large group guidance sessions on general topics as needed

Assist with College & Career Counseling by

  • Building relationships with university admission representatives
  • Staying current on procedures and practices relative to college admission procedures and standards
  • Assist with administering standardized tests to include PSAT and Advance Placement

Successful candidates will have three or more years of successful teaching or counselor experience in a school setting. In addition, possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology. A Master’s Degree in School Counseling is preferred. as well as possess a Postgraduate Professional state license with endorsement in School counseling or another professional certificate with endorsement as School Counselor.

To apply please submit a resume, a completed application, and an essay titled “My View of America” to Jaime Harmeyer at jharmeyer@benedictineschools.org. A cover letter is optional. Click here to download the application.

Full-Time Maintenance Technician

We are looking for a responsible Maintenance Technician for our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a maintenance/custodial role focused on building upkeep. They will have good physical endurance to cover a large space. A keen eye for detail and diligence is imperative.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform minor maintenance repairs to include but not limited to mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Ensure spaces are clean by taking out trash, sanitizing areas, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
  • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
  • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and showers and restock disposables (e.g. soap)
  • Wipe mirrors and windows
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing broken switches, fixing door handles, minor leaks etc.)
  • Secure facilities at end of school day hours by locking doors and closing windows
  • Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (shoveling snow from the sidewalk, lifting heavy items, moving chairs, event set up/take down, etc.)
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs. and 75lbs.+ with assistance

Skills:

  • Proven experience as maintenance/custodian, janitor or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
  • Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components
  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices
  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Very good physical condition and strength
  • High school diploma is preferred but not required

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Schedule: 8-hour shift, Monday through Friday

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Custodial Experience: 1 year
  • Minor Maintenance repairs 1 Year

To apply please submit a resume, a completed application, and an essay titled “My View of America” to Jaime Harmeyer at jharmeyer@benedictineschools.org. A cover letter is optional. Click here to download the application.

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond is currently accepting applications to be a head coach for either Saint Gertrude or Benedictine.

To apply for a coaching position, please submit a cover letter, resume, a completed application, and an essay titled “My View of America” to the Athletic Director: Fran Pochily  – fpochily@benedictineschols.org.

Job Title: Head Coach

Reports to: Athletic Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, seasonal
Regular Hours: variable, typically 3-6 p.m.

Job Summary: The head coach reports to the director of athletics and is generally responsible for the management of her/his team including teaching skill development and game rules, as well as developing good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values in their athletes. This position is temporary for the duration of a season and is part-time. The employee is not eligible for employee benefits as described in the Employee Handbook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides instruction for skill development and game rules; works to continuously improve personal skills and knowledge of sport, competition strategies and preparation, conditioning techniques, effective teaching skills, and prevention and care of injuries
  • Imparts good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values to athletes through instruction and example. Good manners and respect must be demonstrated at all times to the game officials, coaches, athletes, and parents (both BCP/SGHS and opposing teams). Adheres to all policies in Coaches Handbook, including VISAA Code of Conduct
  • Conducts practices during the time set up/approved by the athletic director; practices should be held daily (except on game days), and any unscheduled practice time must be cleared in advance by the athletic director. All game scheduling will be done by the athletic director in conjunction with the head coach. There is to be no athletic activities allowed on Sundays.
  • Establishes discipline that is fair, firm, and consistent in accordance with school policies and is respectful of all student athletes
  • Conducts at least one preseason team meeting with players and parents to discuss team policies, guidelines, goals, responsibilities, and disciplinary expectations and consequences
  • Responsible for maintaining, disbursing, and returning all equipment and uniforms provided by the school; only the athletic director is authorized to make purchases related to the team. Requests for additional equipment or uniforms and suggestions for budgeting for subsequent years should be in writing to the athletic director. Any team requested fundraising must be cleared by the athletic director in advance
  • Carries emergency first aid equipment with team at all times, as well as a mobile device that provides access to student medical information online; reports any possible injuries to the athletic trainer immediately
  • Provides supervision for all team athletes until picked up by parents or designated drivers following practices and games
  • Maintains team statistics and reports scores to the media
  • Travels with the team on all bus trips to away games and supervises athlete behavior while traveling
  • Assists individual players in their post-high school athletic goals as it pertains to college recruiting, camp/clinics, and other out-of-season opportunities

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises assistant coach(es).

Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coaches, officials, and administrative staff
  • Ability to inspire and motivate high school athletes to achieve team goals
  • Ability to work varied hours depending on game schedule and athletic season and to adjust schedule in response to weather and other school issues
  • Ability to travel to other schools and game sites
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and ability to operate mini-bus with 14 passengers
  • Ability to be outdoors and work away from a desk on a field for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to model the philosophy and mission of the Benedictine Schools of Richmond

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in the relevant sport.
  • Minimum of one year prior coaching experience.
  • College degree preferred.

Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at-will, which means that either the employee or the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason. 

Bus Driver

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond seeks a part-time Bus Driver. The position is responsible for driving students on field trips and to sporting practices and events.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to maintaining the property and vehicles of the school at a high level.
  • A thorough understanding of, and commitment to, safety protocols both on the campus and in our vehicles.
  • A proven, spotless commercial driving record.

Duties:

  • The Bus Driver transports students to and from designated activities; ensures vehicle is in safe operating condition; and ensures safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses.
  • The Bus Driver will be asked to support occasional field trips during the school day to local sites, and transportation of athletic teams after school and on weekends.

Essential Functions:

  • Transports passengers over scheduled routes to and from school and/or field trips in a safe and timely manner.
  • Monitors students and other passengers during transit to maintain safety and follow district policy.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, mirrors, etc.) to ensure the safe operating condition of the vehicle and comply with mandated guidelines.
  • Advises students and other passengers of appropriate behavior to reinforce regulations and maintain passenger safety.
  • Assesses incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations (e.g. road hazards, medical emergencies, accidents, etc.) and resolves and/or recommends a resolution to the situation.
  • Assists students and other passengers in safe loading and unloading from buses during both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Prepares documents and reports (e.g. incident/accident reports, inspections records, passenger misconduct, student counts, etc.) as needed.
  • Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) to appropriate personnel.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. students, parents, other school personnel, etc.) to provide information and/or direction.
  • Cleans assigned vehicles, both interior and exterior to ensure safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License with any necessary endorsements
  • Commercial driving experience with good driving history
  • High school diploma (or equivalent)

To apply please submit a cover letter and a completed application to Jaime Harmeyer at jharmeyer@benedictineschools.org.

About Saint Gertrude High School:

Founded in 1922 by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Saint Gertrude is an independent, all-girl Catholic school defined by an innovative and rigorous liberal arts curriculum and a commitment to the Benedictine values of hospitality, stewardship, and community service. The school attracts a diverse student population (approximately 250 students), and 100% of its graduates move on to university education. Saint Gertrude is located in the heart of the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, allowing it to utilize a wide variety of city institutions as “learning laboratories.”

Saint Gertrude does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Veteran or member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent all-girl 9-12 Catholic institution governed by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc. We are committed to maintaining the framework of Catholic doctrine in the classroom and in all school activities. As a condition of employment, each faculty and staff member must affirm their belief in God, agree to support the teachings of the Catholic Church, and support and model the mission and values of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc. — including community, hospitality, and stewardship — in all that we do.