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Career Opportunities

Saint John’s School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all decisions regarding employment, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment without regard to a candidate or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by USA and Puerto Rico laws.

Interested candidates please send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to:
Ms. Karla Ocasio, HR Director 
1454 Ashford Ave, San Juan, PR 00907 
 Fax: 787-268-1454  E-mail: employment@sjspr.org


Current Openings:

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  • Administrative Assistant - Head of School Office



    Position Summary:

    The Head of School Administrative Assistant plays a crucial role in supporting the Head of a School. This role involves a combination of administrative, organizational, and communication tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the school’s administrative office. This position is guided by the mission, core values and pedagogical guide of the school and must consistently exercise discretion and good judgement in the performance of responsibilities.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited educational institution in school administration or an executive specialty.
    • A minimum of two (2) years as an administrative assistant or in a similar role.
    • Exemplary work ethic, a positive demeanor, adaptability, and a willingness to undertake assigned tasks.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Power Point) and other relevant software.
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.
    • Computer/technological skills.
    • Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
    • Willingness to commit and become an active participant in school life.
     
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the reception area, greeting visitors and handling inquiries.
    • Maintain and manage the Head of School’s calendar, scheduling appointments, meetings, and events.
    • Coordinate and confirm appointments, ensuring the efficient use of the Head’s time.
    • Arrange logistics for meetings, such as room setup and audiovisual equipment.
    • Make travel arrangements for the Head of School, including booking flights, accommodations, and transportation.
    • Assist in planning and organizing school events, conferences, and functions.
    • Act as liaison between the Head of School and students, employees, parents, and external stakeholders.
    • Handle incoming calls, emails, correspondence, and any other communications responding appropriately or directing them to the relevant parties.
    • Prepare, distribute, and save any documents requested by the Head of School.
    • Organize and maintain electronic and physical files for all confidential and sensitive documents.
    • Maintain all Board of Trustees files, including minutes, presentations, and any other confidential documents.
    • Assist the Head of School with the Parent Annual Report documentation and process.
    • Assist the Head of School with the Middle States Accreditation documentation and process.
    • Request and manage the required documentation for all teacher licenses provided by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.
    • Handle sensitive information with discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance skills and knowledge.
     
    Details and Commitment of Position:
    • Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
    • 12-month, non-exempt position
    • 40 hours week
    • Attendance at parent/school functions is expected including certain scheduled evening events.
  • Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

    Position Summary:

    Work collaborative with Lead Teacher to provide a safe, engaging, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for pre-school aged children. The assistant supports the implementation of curriculum, assists in the classroom management, and ensures the well-being of each student.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education or related fields.
    • A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience, preferably within a private or independent school setting.
    • Knowledge of early childhood development and educational principles.
    • Patience, flexibility, and passion for working with young children.
    • Exemplary work ethic, a positive demeanor, adaptability, and a willingness to undertake assigned tasks.
    • Demonstrating a deep passion for and staying informed about current advancements in educational theory and practice.
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to build rapport with children, families and school staff required.
    • Ability to work independently and with others.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
    • Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.
    • Computer/technological skills.
    • Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.
    • Willingness to commit and become an active participant in school life.
     
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Aid the lead teacher during educational development tasks for students.
    • Assist and supervise students during class, lunch break, nap time, and play time while ensuring the safety and well-being of the students.
    • Be a liaison with lead teachers while they develop and implement the best teaching practices.
    • Assist in all classroom responsibilities including the development and set up of learning centers, bulletin boards, material preparation, and attendance records keeping among others.
    • Collaborate with the lead teacher to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
    • Assist in the enforcement of classroom rules and behavior expectations.
    • Foster social, emotional and cognitive development through positive interactions.
    • Support the use of educational materials and resources to enhance learning.
    • Provide individualized attention and assistance to students as needed.
    • Report any concerns or observations about students’ development to the lead teacher.
    • Participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • School Nurse

    Position Summary:

    The school nurse will provide health services to students, and work in coordination with members of the administration to ensure a safe and healthy school environment. The school nurse will be responsible for ensuring quality care for all students and maintaining comprehensive school health records. This position must always follow ANA Scope of Nursing Practice and the Code of Nursing Ethics, caring for everyone equally and with the highest ethical standards and principles.
     
    Qualifications:
    • 3 years of experience is preferred.
    • Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in PR.
    • Experience as a school nurse, in a community health facility or in a primary care physician’s office.
    • CPR certification and First Aid certifications are a must.
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must.
    • Understand how to use relevant technology and databases.
     
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    1. Ability to build rapport with children, families and school staff required.
    2. Ability to work independently and with others.
    3. Ability to assess situations and act quickly.
    4. Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
    5. Maintaining confidentiality; using discretion.
    6. Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.
    7. Ensure compliance with state-mandated programs.
    8. Provide healthcare to meet the individual needs of students.
    9. Knowledge of counseling theories and skills, group dynamics, and processes.
    10. Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills
    11. Empathetic and responsive toward the needs of others
    12. Computer/technological skills; ability to research and prepare relevant educational documents and presentations.
    13. Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.
     
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    1. Medical triage for students who come to the nursing office.
    2. Monitoring and medical management of students’ conditions.
    3. Administering prescribed medications to students while in school according to school policies and state regulations.
    4. Maintain accurate and confidential records of medication administration.
    5. Be approachable and emanate a calm disposition to ensure students feel safe and comfortable during the interventions.
    6. Sensible and aware of cultural differences in all student matters.
    7. Providing first aid and care for adults on campus with urgent needs.
    8. Manage and maintain health logs, vaccination records and pertinent health information for students using the electronic health management system (Magnus).
    9. Monitoring immunizations and reports infectious diseases as required by law.
    10. Communication with parents, both one-on-one and to classes of parents, to share necessary health information or health education.
    11. Monitoring illness and maintaining contact with appropriate health authorities.
    12. Obtain and administer care plans for students with ongoing conditions.
    13. Consult with teachers and school administrators regarding student care plans and medical leaves.
    14. Maintaining emergency medical supplies.
    15. Attending weekly faculty meetings, occasional student support meetings, and routine educational meetings.
    16. Providing health education and training to faculty and staff throughout the school year.
    17. Document health-related incidents, interventions, and communications.
    18. Develop and implement new policies and guidelines regarding student health guided by the PR Health Department.
    19. Attend professional development and continuing education to maintain the registered nursing license.
    20. Any other duties assigned by the principals and administrative team.
  • Secondary School Mathematics Teacher


    Position Summary:

    We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Secondary Mathematics Teacher to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in meticulously planning and delivering engaging lessons across various math courses such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, and/or Computer Science. The candidate should also possess the ability to inspire, educate, and foster mathematical literacy and enthusiasm among students.

    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Secondary Education, Mathematics, or related fields.
    • A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience, preferably within a private or independent school setting.
    • Valid teaching certificate in the subject area(s) sought.
    • Strong understanding of instructional methodologies and differentiated instructions.
    • Proficiency in instructional technology.
    • Exemplary work ethic, a positive demeanor, adaptability, and a willingness to undertake assigned tasks.
    • Demonstrating a deep passion for and staying informed about current advancements in educational theory and practice.
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to balance academic rigor with empathy and support for all students.
    • Ability to build rapport with children, families and school staff required.
    • Ability to work independently and with others.
    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
    • Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.
    • Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills
    • Computer/technological skills.
    • Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Creating a dynamic learning environment characterized by accountability, shared responsibility, and a sense of belonging.
    • Establishing a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning, fostering a genuine passion for Mathematics and STEM disciplines.
    • Providing ongoing assessment of student progress and development.
    • Collaborating with colleagues and staff to maintain a positive and supportive work environment.
    • Develop and implement policies and strategies for Mathematic classes in alignment with the school's vision and commitment to academic excellence.
    • Maintain comprehensive student records and regularly assess student progress.
    • Customize teaching methods to address the unique needs of individual students through differentiation.
    • Implement behavior policies to ensure a safe and conducive learning environment.
    • Demonstrate leadership within the department and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
    • Assess student progress through regular evaluations, performances, and examinations, providing constructive feedback to support individual growth and achievement.
    • Foster collaboration between school and home to support student success.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment where students feel encouraged to explore, create, and express themselves.
    • Maintain consistent communication with families to provide feedback and share positive information.
    • Stay current with trends and developments in mathematics education, attending professional development workshops and conferences to enhance teaching practices and pedagogical approaches.
    How to Apply:

    -Interested candidate, please send a letter of interest detailing your qualifications, teaching philosophy, three (3) references, and your Curriculum Vitae to employment@sjspr.org.
  • Secondary School Music Teacher



    Position Summary:

    We are seeking a passionate and skilled Secondary School Music Teacher to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong foundation in music theory, proficiency in teaching multiple instruments, experience in directing bands, and expertise in vocal techniques. Additionally, the candidate should be willing to actively participate in the musical production of the school's yearly musical.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in music education, or related field (master’s degree (preferred).
    • A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience, preferably within a private or independent school setting.
    • Valid teaching certificate in the subject area(s) sought.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in music theory, instrumental instruction, and vocal techniques.
    • Experience in directing bands, orchestras, or vocal ensembles in a school or community setting.
    • Flexible, creative, and enthusiastic approach to music education, with a commitment to fostering a lifelong love of music in students.
    • Exemplary work ethic, a positive demeanor, adaptability, and a willingness to undertake assigned tasks.
    • Demonstrating a deep passion for and staying informed about current advancements in educational theory and practice.
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both English and Spanish a must.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to build rapport with children, families and school staff required.
    • Ability to work independently and with others.
    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
    • Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.
    • Solid and effective interpersonal and communication skills
    • Computer/technological skills.
    • Effective ability to organize, prioritize and manage time adequately.
     
    Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Teach an engaging music curriculum for secondary school students incorporating music theory, instrumental instruction, ensemble performance, and vocal techniques.
    • Provide instruction in a variety of musical instruments, including but not limited to piano, guitar, strings, brass, and woodwinds, catering to students' diverse skill levels and interests.
    • Direct and conduct the school band and other instrumental ensembles, guiding students in rehearsals and performances to achieve musical excellence.
    • Teach and refine vocal techniques through vocal warm-ups, exercises, and repertoire selection, fostering students' vocal development and confidence.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate music education across the curriculum and participate in interdisciplinary projects and performances.
    • Willingness to participate in school's co-curricular performance activities, such as concerts and theater productions.
    • Assess student progress through regular evaluations, performances, and examinations, providing constructive feedback to support individual growth and achievement.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment where students feel encouraged to explore, create, and express themselves through music.
    • Stay current with trends and developments in music education, attending professional development workshops and conferences to enhance teaching practices and pedagogical approaches.
    How to Apply:

    -Interested candidate, please send a letter of interest detailing your qualifications, teaching philosophy, three (3) references, and your Curriculum Vitae to employment@sjspr.org.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Requirements:
    • At least one (1) year of successful teaching experience working with students, ideally in a private or independent school. 

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    Karla Ocasio 

    Human Resources Director

Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.