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Chinquapin Preparatory School is a private college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 located 20 miles east of downtown Houston. Chinquapin graduates have a remarkable record of college completion.

Our school’s unique mission provides students with 7 years of high-quality education through small class size and intense preparation. Since 1969, Chinquapin has prepared economically and academically disadvantaged students from the greater Houston area for college. 

This is a dream teaching opportunity: Highly motivated, talented, students who want to excel and most likely be the first in their family to graduate from college. All students are on scholarship. The school is supported by a $10 million endowment and a strong philanthropic base comprised of foundations, individuals and a supportive board of trustees. The following full-time teaching positions are now open for applications and letters of interest. Because we are small, we seek versatile educators who can lead activities and coach in addition to teaching full time.

How to Apply

Please direct any questions or inquires about open positions to our School Director. To apply for a position please send a cover letter and resume to her. We are happy to accept any additional materials you would like to have considered in addition to a resume and cover letter.

Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.
Director of the School

dscrutchin@chinquapin.org
(281) 426-5551 ext 122

Are you looking to begin making a difference in students’ lives?  Chinquapin is seeking professionals to join the team.

Staff Openings

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There are no staff openings at this time.

Faculty Openings

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Dorm Parent

The Residence Life Team is committed to providing residents a comfortable, educational, diverse, and caring community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are valued. As a result of living on campus, the vision of the Residential Life program is that students will become empowered citizens who responsibly and positively impact their communities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Residence Life Dorm Parent is a part-time, live-in, professional staff member responsible for the daily operations of the assigned dormitory. The Dorm Parent is charged with developing a community that promotes engagement, learning, respect for diversity, and student success, and plays an integral role in developing and implementing the residential  life program.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

Manage the day-to-day operations of dorms.

Computer proficient including using email as a significant mode of communication/documentation.

Develop and utilize dorm opening, closing, and cleaning procedures.

Maintain occupancy/roster and maintain key control/inventory.

Attend meetings, including but not limited to: dorm meetings, staff

meetings, residence life meetings, and one-on-one meetings.

Serve on Residence Life Team.

Maintain administrative and informational records.

-Supervise weekly dorm operations and be responsible for safe keeping of

monies (food orders and dorm events), if applicable.

-Actively advise and support dorm captains

-Provide crisis management support and intervention which may be required at night and respond to additional emergency situations as necessary.

-Serve on an evening duty rotation.

-Maintain appropriate communication with Directors of Residential Life

-Communicate with Facilities Director any building needs and maintenance projects by submitting work orders for facility needs

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

-Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.

-Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.

-Participate in appropriate professional activities including professional development and residential life training.

-Participate in community events and residential life activities as directed.

-Establish a strong positive learning environment within dorms and the community

-Work with students in developing communities conducive for high academic achievement

-Provide leadership in creating a community that supports all students

-Facilitate leadership opportunities and support all students in leadership development, especially leadership events for Residential Life

-Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reporting Structure: The Dorm Parent reports to the Residence Life Team who reports directly to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is required if the candidate will also serve as faculty. Previous residence life experience is preferred.

Chemistry Teacher

Job Summary: Chinquapin Preparatory School is seeking qualified applicants to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary boarding school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field of study
  2. Ability to develop, organize and implement lessons
  3. Teaching experience preferred

Reports to: Faulty report directly to the Executive Director and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Course: Chemistry (1 class per day with 10 grade students)

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon degree(s) and experience (This is a part-time position.)

  1. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served in the dining hall when school is in session
  2. Appropriate deductions for and payments to FICA, Social Security, Medicare insurance, group medical insurance, life insurance and annuity, as applicable
  3. Automatic contribution of 5% of your salary to a 403(b) account
  4. Up to $1200 for approved professional development (PD) courses and/or materials.
  5. Five days of faculty paid time off (PTO) per school year

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution (teaching certification is a plus, but not required)
  1. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  1. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  2. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  3. Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  1. Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  2. Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, accreditation agency, and state

Conduct:

  1. Each staff member shall maintain proper safety and security protocols at all times to ensure safety is the top priority.
  2. Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
  3. Each staff member has the responsibility to support the mission and advance the vision of Chinquapin Preparatory School.

Essential functions of a Chinquapin faculty member may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  2. Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  1. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  2. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  3. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  1. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  1. Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  2. Prepare required reports on students and activities
  3. Participate in grade-level, department, school, parent meetings, and appropriate professional activities including professional development
  1. Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  1. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  2. Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  1. Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  2. Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  3. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  1. Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed
MS Science Teacher

Job Summary:  Chinquapin Preparatory School is seeking qualified applicants to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary boarding school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director. 

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field of study
  2. Ability to develop, organize and implement lessons
  3. Teaching experience preferred

Reports to: Faulty report directly to the Executive Director and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Courses: 6th grade Integrated Science and 8th grade Integrated Science

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon degree(s) and experience (This is a full-time position.)

  1. Campus housing is available
  2. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served in the dining hall when school is in session
  3. Appropriate deductions for and payments to FICA, Social Security, Medicare insurance, group medical insurance, life insurance and annuity, as applicable
  4. Automatic  contribution of  5% of your salary to a 403(b) account
  5. Up to $1200 for approved professional development (PD) courses and/or materials.
  6. Five days of faculty paid time off (PTO) per school year

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution (teaching certification is a plus, but not required)
  2. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  4. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  5. Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  6.  Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  7. Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, accreditation agency, and state

Conduct:

  1. Each staff member shall maintain proper safety and security protocols at all times to ensure safety is the top priority.
  2. Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
  3.  Each staff member has the responsibility to support the mission and advance the vision of Chinquapin Preparatory School.

Essential functions of a Chinquapin faculty member may include but are not limited to the following

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  2. Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  3. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  4. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  5. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  6. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  7. Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  8. Prepare required reports on students and activities
  9. Participate in grade-level, department, school, parent meetings, and appropriate professional activities including professional development
  10. Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  11. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  12. Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  13. Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  14. Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  15. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  16. Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed
AP Environmental Science Teacher

Job Summary: Chinquapin Preparatory School is seeking qualified applicants to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary boarding school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field of study
  2. Ability to develop, organize and implement lessons
  3. Teaching experience preferred

Reports to: Faulty report directly to the Executive Director and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Course: AP Environmental Science (1 class per day with 12th grade students)

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon degree(s) and experience (This is a part-time position.)

  1. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served in the dining hall when school is in session
  2. Appropriate deductions for and payments to FICA, Social Security, Medicare insurance, group medical insurance, life insurance and annuity, as applicable
  3. Automatic contribution of 5% of your salary to a 403(b) account
  4. Up to $1200 for approved professional development (PD) courses and/or materials.
  5. Five days of faculty paid time off (PTO) per school year

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution (teaching certification is a plus, but not required)
  2. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  4. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  5. Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  6. Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  7. Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, accreditation agency, and state

Conduct:

  1. Each staff member shall maintain proper safety and security protocols at all times to ensure safety is the top priority.
  2. Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
  3. Each staff member has the responsibility to support the mission and advance the vision of Chinquapin Preparatory School.

Essential functions of a Chinquapin faculty member may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  2. Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  3. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  4. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  5. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  6. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  7. Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  8. Prepare required reports on students and activities
  9. Participate in grade-level, department, school, parent meetings, and appropriate professional activities including professional development
  10. Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents
  11. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  12. Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  13. Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  14. Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  15. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  16. Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed

Accreditation

Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS

Contact Info

2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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