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St. Margaret's School values our faculty and staff as one of the school's assets because we all play an important part in providing a supportive environment where girls feel motivated and capable of stepping up to be their best. Boarding school life is fast-paced, active, and a lot of fun. In addition to meaningful and rewarding work with a diverse student body and staff, St. Margaret's provides a full compensation package and supports continuing education through training and professional development.

Our beautiful, historic campus in Tappahannock, Virginia is on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Essex County, approximately one hour northeast of Richmond, two hours south of the Washington, DC metro area, and approximately two hours from the Virginia Beach area. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

School Chaplain, full-time, 10-month benefited faculty position, beginning Summer/Fall 2019
St. Margaret's seeks a Chaplain to serve as its spiritual leader. our Chaplain is a visible presence on campus, providing both spiritual and emotional guidance to the school community. St. Margaret’s School seeks a Chaplain to serve as its spiritual leader. Our Chaplain is a visible presence on campus, providing both spiritual and emotional guidance to the school community. The Chaplain serves on the Cabinet, and Health and Student Affairs teams. This is a full-time, 10-month benefited faculty position. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promoting the spiritual life of the school and serving as a steward of our Episcopal school identity
  • Planning and coordinating the liturgical year of chapel worship, including the facilitation of student, faculty, and guest leadership in chapel services
  • Chairing the Arts and Religion Department, and teaching academic courses in religion
  • Providing pastoral care and counseling to the members of the school community
  • Serving as a liaison with parents, the Board of Governors, Diocese of Virginia, and other external agencies for the provision of pastoral care and development of programs
  • Providing crisis management support both collaboratively and individually
  • Serving as a duty team member and becoming involved in the education of girls as directed by the Head of School

Requirements:

Must be an ordained Episcopal priest, preferably with experience in school chaplaincy. This position demands outstanding organizational and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a passion for school ministry and the ability to engage effectively with students, parents, and faculty. St. Margaret's is a diverse community, therefore the ability to portray a firm faith commitment while respecting the religious traditions of others is a necessary quality for this candidate. The candidate must also possess a collaborative spirit and be able to work effectively with others.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Cathy Sgroi, Head of School at csgroi@sms.org

Director of College Counseling, Full-time, 11-month position
The Director of College Counseling reports to the Dean of Faculty and runs a one-person program that advises 30 seniors and 30 juniors each year, serves as the test center coordinator for SAT and AP, and oversees seniors’ Independent Study Projects. This is an opportunity to build on a strong established program with good support from the school community and reasonable college admission expectations. St. Margaret’s seniors apply to and matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities throughout Virginia, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and beyond. Qualifications of the ideal candidate include:

  • A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor
  • Knowledge of a broad range of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures, as well as the desire to maintain a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education
  • Experience with or interest in innovative practices in college counseling with desire to establish a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, program planning, technology, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
  • Eagerness to be involved in the life of the school community
  • An appreciation and understanding of the mission of a girls’ independent college preparatory boarding and day school with an incredibly diverse population, and the ability to respond effectively to the needs of this student population

Bachelor’s degree and several years of college admissions and/or college counseling experience required. Boarding school experience and an advanced degree preferred, ideally in education or counseling. Participation in school events is expected and light weekend duty is occasionally required. Please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Keith Krusz, Dean of Faculty at kkrusz@sms.org

Be A Scottie Coach!
St. Margaret’s Athletics Department needs coaches who want to make a difference in a young woman’s life. We coach and support student-athletes to be part of a team, push to be their best, and belong to something bigger than themselves. Contact Director of Athletics, Cynthia Walker at cwalker@sms.org for more information.

St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices.