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: 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:  Receptionist  
Reports to:   Assistant Head of School
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part Time Regular Hours:  11:30 – 3:30 M-F (10 month position – mid August through early June)

Job Summary
The Receptionist reports directly to the Assistant Head of School and supports the Front Office.  This person is responsible for performing varied secretarial and administrative assistant duties in support of the Front office to ensure smooth office operations.  The position is part time and employee is not eligible for benefits as described in the School’s Employee Handbook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for covering front office duties between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm
  • Manage multi-line phone system and handle all incoming calls by responding to inquiries or directing callers to the appropriate employee
  • Receive and check in/out all visitors to the school through the Raptor system and alerting the appropriate party of the guest arrival
  • Respond to parent emails regarding attendance
  • Issue tardy and/or early dismissal slips
  • Track student tardies and enter all unexcused dates in Google doc for Assistant Head of School
  • Respond to parent emails, process and file all notes from parents
  • Handle student medical requests and distribute medicine as needed when nurse is unavailable
  • Collect/return student cell phones daily from those who have violated school policy
  • Receive mail/package deliveries
  • Coordinate, order and distribute office supply orders
  • Coordinate announcements with student representatives
  • Update marquee and coordinate freshmen SCA reps maintaining the marquee
  • Update lock boxes (2) for Front Office and Athletics for fire drills
  • Order Scantron forms
  • Coordinate Birthday Buddy and Advent Angel assignments
  • Proofread yearbook

Supervisory Responsibilities – None

Job Requirements

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Be able to use a variety of technology supports including Raptor, Blackbaud and Google Apps
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty and administrative staff
  • Ability to work additional hours as required
  • Ability to work at a desk and computer for long periods of time
  • Must be MAT and/or MAT-D trained and certified
  • 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. 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and 3 years related experience
  • Prior experience in a school or non-profit setting 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.  

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.