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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 and 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 in January 2022.

Staff Openings

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There are no staff openings at this time.

Faculty Openings

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MS/HS Science Teacher

Job Summary:  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. 

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

-Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning. 

-Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.

-Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment. 

-Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction. 

-Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures. 

-Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school. 

-Provide appropriate feedback on work. 

-Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.

-Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development. 

-Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, accreditation policies and school regulations.

-Prepare required reports on students and activities. 

-Participate in grade-level, department, school, and parent meetings. 

-Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs. 

-Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. 

-Prepare classroom for class activities. 

-Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities. 

-Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development. 

-Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments. 

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. 

-Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.

-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. 

-Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution (teaching certification is a plus, but not required)

-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 

-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 

-Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. 

-Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.

-Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology. 

-Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, accreditation agency, and state.

Dorm Parent

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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 Directors of Residence Life who reports
directly to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous residence life
experience is preferred.

MS/HS Social Studies Teacher

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JOB SUMMARY:
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.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
-Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
-Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
-Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
-Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
-Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
-Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
-Provide appropriate feedback on work.
-Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
-Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
-Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, accreditation policies and school regulations.
-Prepare required reports on students and activities.
-Participate in grade-level, department, school, and parent meetings.
-Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student
needs.
-Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
-Prepare classroom for class activities.
-Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
-Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
-Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
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.
-Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
-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.
-Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution (teaching certification is a plus, but not required)
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
-Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
-Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
-Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
-Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, accreditation agency, and state.

Art Teacher

JOB GOAL: 

To ensure that the Chinquapin art program serves and enhances the school’s mission

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

REPORTS TO:  School Director and Fine Arts Department Chair

SUPERVISES:   

  1. HS and MS art curriculum and courses
  2. Art competitions, field trips, workshops, showcases, etc.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Program Planning

  1. Direct and manage campus arts program and facilities.
  2. Maintain an active program that promotes good art craftsmanship and student artistic and personal development.
  3. Plan necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of Fine Arts department goals. 
  4. Ensure the growth of the art program and develop art opportunities when the need and interest arise.
  5. Coordinate the HS and MS art programs in collaboration with competitions and opportunities to ascertain programmatic needs to ensure quality and consistency of program
  6. Other duties as assigned by the School Director and or his/her designee. 

Art

  1. Prepare for and teach art for interscholastic Fine Arts competitions
  2. Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town art events
  3. Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all art equipment
  4. Coordinate the use of all art facilities.
  5. Plan, organize, and supervise all art awards programs with Fine Arts Department

Budget and Inventory

  1. Update the art budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and that funds are managed prudently
  2. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
  3. Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment and recommend disposal and replacement of equipment when necessary

Faculty Member Responsibility

  1. Attend educational conferences, workshops, and meetings related to professional growth and job performance
  2. Prepare board, administrative, and staff reports in a timely and professional manner when requested
  3. Ensure all operations within responsibilities contribute to District and department goals
  4. Participate in general Fine Arts department meetings and activities
  5. Work in harmony with supervisory, faculty, and peer personnel
  6. Use professional information discreetly and judiciously
  7. Represent the school to the community in a positive and professional way
  8. Maintain a sincere, friendly attitude toward patrons
  9. Remain available for substitution roles 
  10. Work with the Parent Association to develop programs for the Fine Arts department

CONDUCT: 

Each staff member shall maintain proper safety and security protocols at all times to ensure safety is the top priority.

Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings. Each staff member has the responsibility to support the mission and advance the vision of Chinquapin Preparatory School.

Accreditation

Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS

Contact Info

2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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