Careers


How to Apply

Please download and complete the application below. Submit your completed application, resume, and cover letter to sghs@saintgertrude.org.

Application for Employment

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 contact Penny Deck, director of counseling services, at pdeck@saintgertrude.org to be added to our list of tutors.

Open Job Positions

Job Title:   Director of Communications & Media
Reports to:  Head of School
FLSA Status:  Exempt Regular Hours:  Full-time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of School and working with senior administrators, the Director of Communications & Media will lead, plan, and implement overall strategies for all marketing and communications on behalf of Saint Gertrude High School in order to raise Saint Gertrude’s visibility, advance its brand, and articulate clear messaging to internal and external constituencies.

The primary objective of the Director of Communications & Media is to create and communicate a compelling story about Saint Gertrude High School designed to lead to increased admission applications, support the work of the Development Office, and promote the academic departments and programs of the school as needed.

The Director of Communications & Media will oversee and actively participate in the creation, design, budget and production of all of the school’s communications materials (including print, digital, video, and social media), employing the latest research, trends, and tools in advancement-focused communications.  The Director is also responsible for all advertising, publicity, and public relations for the school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Marketing & Media will be expected to:

  • Rapidly acclimate to Saint Gertrude High School; thoroughly learn the history, culture, traditions, and constituencies of the school; understand its educational philosophy; and appreciate the Benedictine charism that is central to the school community
  • Develop marketing and communications strategies and plans that advance Saint Gertrude High School and drive increased engagement with prospective and current constituencies.  
  • Design and execute strategies which advance the visibility and public perception of Saint Gertrude High School
  • Collaborate with administrative departments in articulating their purpose, activities and ongoing innovations, including the Head of School, Admissions, Development, Alumnae Relations, Academic departments and Athletics
  • Ensure brand, logo, and messaging quality and consistency in print and electronic media, and establish guidelines to apply across all departments, activities, and events at the school and among professional and volunteer leadership.  
  • In collaboration with the Director of Admissions, design strategies and implement concrete plans to increase student applications and maintain prospective student and family interest.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development and Director of Alumnae, design strategies and implement concrete plans to capitalize on increased visibility and clear branding of the school to drive increased contributed revenue.
  • Plan and deploy a comprehensive program of digital activities: website, online campaigns, email marketing, social media and digital content production.
  • Ensure the website is optimized for search engines
  • Ensure the website is updated to reflect latest, real-time information
  • Improve search engine rankings to ensure that Saint Gertrude’s content appears high in relevant searches
  • Develop pay-per-click advertising campaigns as appropriate
  • Create web ads as required
  • Drive traffic to the school’s website, using a variety of methods
  • Develop a comprehensive social media strategy that targets each of the school’s key constituencies, and maintain the school’s consistent presence across all platforms
  • Track and measure the ROI for all web-based marketing initiatives
  • Develop and manage the school’s marketing and communications budget to maximize the effectiveness of all communications
  • Identify, vet, and oversee outside contractors, suppliers and vendors as required
  • Create and execute a plan that regularly places the school in local, trade, and national media.  
  • Establish relationships with key media representatives in the Richmond region
  • Manage all messaging in the media.
  • Conduct demographic and marketing research as needed
  • Ensure the efficient workflow of all marketing, communications and website projects
  • Engage actively in professional development in order to remain current in best practices related to independent school communications, emerging social media, and effective marketing. Advertising and public relations strategies.
  • Participate actively in the work and success of the senior leadership team and provide support for school events and administrative needs as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises vendors, suppliers, and volunteers

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Saint Gertrude High School’s unique mission and values
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan
  • A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a wide variety of marketing and media projects
  • Creative, flexible, and a skilled negotiator; can pivot gracefully when necessary
  • An expert multi-tasker who can manage multiple projects at one time and prioritize said projects
  • A team builder – confident and competent, energetic yet tactful; determined yet respectful of others’ concerns; one who understands the subtleties of serving a diverse group of personalities with different work styles and competing priorities
  • Emotionally mature with a great sense of humor
  • High level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work.
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to abide by the values of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to marketing and communications; advanced degree preferred
  • Five to seven years of increased leadership experience in marketing and media, preferably in an independent school or other non-profit organization
  • Outstanding speaking, writing, and editing skills
  • Deep knowledge of the principles of marketing and media and fluency in using social media effectively
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and adhere to budgets and production schedules
  • Ability to create basic print materials utilizing design software
  • Demonstrated success in bringing regular, positive media attention to an organization
  • Demonstrated success in hiring and managing contractors, vendors and suppliers
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects with shifting priorities and competing deadlines

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.

 

Job Title: English Teacher
Reports to: English Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time Regular Hours:   M – F,  7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Job Summary:

Saint Gertrude High School seeks an innovative, collaborative, and experienced full-time English teacher to teach college prep English courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach college preparatory English courses 
  • Teach essential skills for close-reading and annotating texts
  • Inspire a passion for reading
  • Collaborate with other faculty on cross-curricular and cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Provide detailed and individualized writing feedback and instruction
  • Continue to seek out new texts to enrich the curriculum
  • Self-generate resources and assessments for each unit of study
  • Support the mission of the school, model its Benedictine values, and journey with students as they become confident, competent, and compassionate women
  • Utilize the school’s LMS, including Open Gradebook, to post assignments, units of study, and related course materials to support student self-initiative and self-advocacy
  • Assume standard non-curricular responsibilities assigned to all faculty at Saint Gertrude High School in furtherance of our school’s sense of community
  • This is a ten-month teaching position and faculty report to work in mid-August 2019

Qualifications

  • Valid Virginia Teaching License in English, Secondary level
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred 
  • Demonstrated effective classroom instruction
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education and teaching in a 1:1 environment preferred

 

Other Qualifications

All prospective employees must consent to a background screening conducted by the school; employment is conditional on satisfactory results of that screening. Employees of Saint Gertrude High School must complete Virtus, a Diocesan-sponsored child abuse awareness training program.

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 to 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.

 

Job Title: Alumnae Relations Manager
Reports to: Head of School
FLSA Status:  Exempt, Part-Time Hours: 25 hours / week

Job Summary
The Alumnae Relations Manager is responsible for building and nurturing lifelong relationships between Saint Gertrude High School and its 3,000+ alumnae, keeping them involved, informed and invested.  The Alumnae Relations Manager will also develop and execute an engagement plan that provides opportunities for alumnae of various generations to be involved with one another both through and with the school. Alumnae Relations is expected to begin forming those lifelong relationships with future alumnae while they are still students through events, internship and job shadowing opportunities, networking activities, and other creative means of connecting current students with alumnae. The Alumnae Relations Manager is also responsible for raising the profile of alumnae within the larger school community and making sure alumnae have a voice in school community initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute small and large group events and activities that engage alumnae, including traditional annual events such as Vino on the Veranda, Holly Spree, Memorial Service and Luncheon, Tacky Light Tour, Legacy Luncheon, Senior Salute, and Golden Jubilarian weekend.
  • Reinvigorate the alumnae class representative program, reactivate existing alumnae volunteers, and recruit new volunteers from across all classes
  • Organize twice-yearly class representative dinner meetings
  • Train and support the Alumnae Association Board
  • Train and oversee class representatives and other alumnae for a variety of volunteer opportunities including planning and organizing the annual events, reunion class parties; reunion fundraising; and gathering, editing and submitting class news.
  • Establish a network of alumnae chapters in cities where there are large concentrations of alumnae and keep chapter members actively engaged with one another, with the school, and with the Richmond-based alumnae
  • Set annual alumnae fundraising goals and increase alumnae participation in the Annual Fundraise by mobilizing class representatives, making direct solicitations, and working in collaboration with the Director of Development to organize phone-a-thons, Day of Giving, and other ancillary fundraising initiatives
  • Write and distribute quarterly alumnae e-newsletters and other email blasts
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications to collect alumnae news (e.g. marriages, births, promotions, etc.) and alumnae profiles for Tower magazine, post on social media, and update the alumnae pages on the website

Supervisory Responsibility:  Vendors and suppliers for alumnae events

Job Requirements

  • A belief in God and a commitment to uphold and model a moral code which is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the values of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty and administrative staff, alumna, Board members, and all other school constituents
  • Ability to effectively train and supervise volunteers as listed above
  • Limited travel
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout the term of employment.
  • Ability to work at a desk and computer for long periods of time

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in alumnae relations, development, or sales
  • Detail- and deadline-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, well organized, and highly motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, adept at social media
  • Comfortable soliciting gifts as well as recruiting and coaching volunteer fundraisers
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

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.

 

Job Title:  Custodian/Maintenance
Reports to:  Facilities Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Regular Hours:  30-40 hours/week

Job Summary
The Custodian reports directly to the Facilities Manager of Saint Gertrude High School.  This person is responsible for the daily upkeep of the facility and provides other support to the Facilities Manager when needed.  The Custodian will be focused on the upkeep and maintenance of the internal and external appearance of our school building and will be careful and thorough in working, cleaning, sanitizing and tidying the premises, as well as preventing vandalism.  This will require great physical endurance to cover a large space, having a keen eye for detail and diligence in carrying out the duties below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setting up and taking down of lunchroom tables in multipurpose room daily to include washing and sanitizing tables, taking out trash and cleaning floor
  • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, including halls, stairwells and lockers, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
  • Cleaning and sanitizing hand rails weekly
  • Ensure all areas of school remain clean and safe
  • Thorough cleaning of Front Office area daily
  • Cleaning offices of Head of School, Deans, Front Office area, and other staff offices
  • Vacuum carpeted areas
  • Sanitizing, cleaning and sweeping/mopping all restrooms daily, including restocking of all disposables and supplies
  • Wipe and clean mirrors, windows and fixtures, including lights, radiators and baseboards
  • Cleaning, disinfecting/sanitizing of Nurse’s Clinic area, clinic bathroom and nurse’s office
  • Cleaning of Music Room, Art Gallery and Art room, including sinks in Art room
  • Filling of ice bin in faculty refrigerator daily
  • Cleaning and tidying faculty lunch, kitchen and lounge areas, including sanitizing tables, putting away food left from lunch, vacuuming floors, restocking supplies, cleaning microwaves and toaster/toaster oven weekly
  • Cleaning and sanitizing microwave ovens, coffee systems and refrigerators located in various areas of the building regularly
  • Cleaning all classrooms daily to include emptying trash, dust mopping floors and vacuuming where appropriate
  • Notify Facilities Manager on availability of janitorial supplies
  • Stripping and waxing floors annually, or as needed
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing broken switches, fixing door handles, minor leaks etc.)
  • Report major damages and needed repairs to Facilities Manager
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors and windows
  • Helping with outside grounds maintenance when needed to include mowing lot off of Tilden St
  • Being available to remove snow before reopening of school
  • Moving furniture in and out of classrooms, Board Room, MPR and Gym
  • Assist with set ups and breakdowns for assemblies, masses, and meetings in various locations in the building
  • Distributes mail cartons to main mailroom and large packages to teachers and staff
  • Assisting Deans and Facilities Manager with clearing the building and traffic control during fire drills
  • Working with the Facilities Manager and Executive Assistant to the Head on these and any other duties assigned
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of people
  • High level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to carry out the philosophy and mission of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Qualifications

  • High School education
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proven experience as 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
  • Very good physical condition and strength
  • Minimum of 5 years floor experience
  • Trustworthy and reliable with great attention to detail and conscientiousness

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.  

 

Spring Sports: 
Cross Country (head coach)
JV Volleyball (assistant coach)

Job Title: Head Coach

Reports to: Athletic Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, seasonal

Regular Hours: variable, typically 3:00-6:00pm

 

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. The position is part-time and 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 SGHS and opposing teams). Adhere to all policies in coach’s handbook, including VISAA Code of Conduct.
  • Conducts practices during the time set up by the Athletic Director. Practices should beheld 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.
  • Establishes discipline that is fair, firm, and consistent in accordance with school policies and is respectful of all student athletes.
  • Conduct at least one pre-season team meeting with 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 student medical information online. Reports any possible injuries to the Athletic Trainer immediately.
  • Provides supervision for all team athletes until picked up by parents, designated driver, or taken to after school program in the school library following practices and games.
  • Maintain team statistics and report scores to the media.
  • Travels with the team on all bus trips to away games and supervises athlete behavior while traveling.

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 female 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 Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

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 of the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.

To apply, please complete application and supplement and forward along with cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references (will only be contacted with candidate’s permission) to sghs@saintgertrude.org.

 

Job Title:  Assistant Coach

Reports to:  Head Coach/Athletic Director

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, Part-time, seasonal                  

Regular Hours:  variable, typically  3:00-6:00pm

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach is generally responsible for the management of her/her 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. The position is part-time and employee is not eligible for employee benefits as described in the employee handbook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Head Coach, provides instruction for skill development and game rules.
  • 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 SGHS and opposing teams). Adhere to all policies in coach’s handbook, including VISAA Code of Conduct.
  • Assists the Head Coach in conducting practices during the time set up 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 Athletic Director.
  • Ensures that emergency first aid equipment and information sheets are with the team at all times and reports any possible injuries to the Athletic Trainer immediately.
  • In coordination with the Head Coach, provides supervision for all team athletes until picked up by parents or designated driver or escorted to after school program in school library following practices and games.
  • Travels with the team on all bus trips to away games and supervises athlete behavior while traveling.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coaches, officials, and administrative staff.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate female 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 Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in the relevant sport.
  • Prior coaching experience preferred.
  • 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 of the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.

To apply, please complete application and supplement and forward along with cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references (will only be contacted with candidate’s permission) to sghs@saintgertrude.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 city institutions as “learning laboratories.”

Saint Gertude 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.