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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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Secretary/Registrar

Job Summary: Chinquapin Preparatory school is seeking qualified applicants for a Secretary/Registrar to
manage administrative and organizational tasks to contribute to sound business operations. The
Secretary/Registrar will report to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the office staff in
conjunction with the Executive Assistant.

Qualifications:
1. Excellent organization, communication and time management skills
2. Must maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism at all times
3. Superior oral/verbal skills as this position will interact daily with clients and customers
(Bilingual-Spanish speaker needed)
4. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other office technology
5. Strong analytical and reporting background to ensure accuracy of data and assignments
6. 1-2 years related administrative or clerical experience is preferred

Reports to: The Secretary/Registrar reports directly to the Executive Director.

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon degree(s) and experience (This is a full-time position.)
1. Office space
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 salary to a 403(b) account
5. Up to $1200 for approved professional development (PD) courses and/or materials

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. 1-2 years related administrative or clerical experience
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 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

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 the job may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Perform administrative tasks in timely fashion to maximize efficiency and optimize business pace
2. Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external customers
3. Help coordinate special programs and campus events ( field trips, college trips, CAPS)
4. Maintain, update, and submit student’s attendance information
5. Maintain front office communication and campus entry
6. Responsible for managing record-keeping to include filing documents, sending/receiving mail,
distributing communication
7. Operate phone system by receiving and dispatching calls; take accurate messages when necessary
8. Assist with Admissions
9. Welcome and assist campus visitors
10. Maintain Student Database and Files
11. Assist with special event preparation (commencement, graduation, conferences, etc.)
12. Assist with Safety Drills
13. Assist Executive Assistant as needed (tuition, reports, dispense medicine, file, mail, etc.)
14. Help with and coordinate Daily Announcements
15. Perform other special duties as assigned by management

Director of Residence Life

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 being a part of boarding, the vision of the Residential Life
program is that students will become empowered citizens who responsibly and positively
impact their communities.

Job Summary: Chinquapin Preparatory School is seeking qualified applicants to be responsible for
the daily operations of the campus residential life program. The Director of Residence Life 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.

Qualifications:
1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is required
2. Ability to develop, organize and implement residence life programming
3. Previous residence life experience is preferre

Reports to: The Director of Residence Life reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director
of Residence Life manages a team of 3-4 individuals who live in the dorms as Dorm Parents to the
students.

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon degree(s) and experience (This is a full-time position.
Hours are in the evenings and overnight M-Th starting at 5:30 pm when school is in session.)
1. Individual Office
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 salary to a 403(b) account
5. Up to $1200 for approved professional development (PD) courses and/or materials.

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. Associate’s or Undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution
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

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 the job may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Lead the Residence Life Team
2. Manage the day-to-day operations of dorms
3. Computer proficient including using email as a significant mode of
communication/documentation
4. Develop and utilize dorm opening, closing, and cleaning procedures
5. Maintain occupancy/roster and maintain key control/inventory
6. Attend and/or host meetings, including but not limited to: dorm meetings, staff
meetings, residence life meetings, and one-on-one meetings
7. Maintain administrative and informational records
8. Supervise weekly dorm operations and be responsible for safe keeping of
monies (food orders and dorm events), if applicable
9. Actively advise and support Dorm Parents and assist with leadership capacity building of
Dorm Captains
10. Provide crisis management support and intervention which may be required at night and
respond to additional emergency situations as necessary
11. Serve on and monitor evening duty rotation
12. Maintain appropriate communication with the Executive Director, Facility Director, and
Campus Security
13. Communicate with Facilities Director any building needs and maintenance projects by
submitting work orders for facility needs
14. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic
and ability backgrounds
15. Participate and/or facilitate appropriate professional activities including professional
development and residential life training
16. Create, coordinate, and participate in community events and residential life activities as
directed
17. Establish a strong positive learning environment within dorms and the community
18. Work with students in developing communities conducive for high academic achievement
19. Provide leadership in creating a community that supports all students
20. Facilitate leadership opportunities and support all students in leadership development,
especially leadership events for Residential Life

Faculty Openings

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MS/HS 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, 8th grade Integrated Science, 10th grade Chemistry, and 12th grade AP
Environmental 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 strategie
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

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.

Accreditation

Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS

Contact Info

2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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