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How can I find a job at St. Mark's?

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St. Mark's lists positions on our website under Employment Opportunities, as well as with Carney Sandoe, NAIS, AISNE, and NEMNET.

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How can I be sure St. Mark’s received my resume and cover letter?

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St. Mark’s acknowledges the receipt of all candidate papers. If a candidate submits papers electronically, we respond via email. If a candidate mails papers, we respond with a written letter. Our goal is to respond to all inquiries within one week of receipt.

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How do my credentials reach the appropriate person at St. Mark’s?

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Once a candidate has applied for a specific position, the resume is reviewed by the Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty and forwarded to the appropriate Department Head. If there is a good match between school needs and candidate experience and skills, we will reach out to continue the process by setting up a phone interview.

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How can I learn the status of my candidacy?

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The Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty is constantly reviewing resumes. If your background and experiences are a strong match for the position to which you are applying, the Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty will contact you for a phone interview. Please understand that the resume review process takes time due to the high volume of resumes that we receive. If you have advanced to the phone interview stage, but are not advanced as an on-campus finalist, you will be notified via email. All finalists will receive a phone call regarding the status of their candidacy.

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How does the on-campus interview process work for finalists?

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You will meet with the Head of School, Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty, Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, Director of Residential Life, Director of Athletics, Director of Community and Equity Affairs, Department Head and department members. Based on the schedule, finalists may interview with pairs of St. Mark’s people. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss your qualifications and previous experiences, while learning more about St. Mark’s. In most cases, you will be asked in advance to teach a class.

Once all interviews for a position have been completed, the Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty reviews candidate evaluations completed by each interviewer and makes a recommendation to the Head of School. A position remains open on our job-posting site until an offer has been made and the candidate has accepted the position.

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Will you contact my former employers for references?

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St. Mark’s checks references on every candidate invited to campus as a finalist.

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How will I know if I have been selected for a position?

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The Head of School makes all offers of employment via a phone conversation. All finalists not receiving an offer will receive a phone call from the Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty.

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If I accept an offer, what are the pre-employment requirements?

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All St. Mark’s employees must submit to and pass a CORI check.

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How many faculty members live on campus?

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At St. Mark’s, 95-percent of the teaching faculty live in campus housing, whether in dormitories or in housing units owned by the School. This arrangement improves the connectionbetween students and adults, strengthening the community through frequent formal and informal contact.

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What are the responsibilities of a St. Mark’s faculty member?

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A full-time St. Mark’s faculty member teaches four classes each semester, with most teachers responsible for two preparations. Additionally, faculty serve as advisers to small group of students (usually 4-6) and coach two seasons of athletics or the equivalent thereof.All faculty, whether living in dorm-based apartments or not, participate in the residential life program. The overwhelming majority of faculty serve on dorm teams, while a few faculty proctor study hall coverage elsewhere on campus. Faculty are on duty 1-2 nights per week, and are on duty every 5-6 weekends. Additionally, all faculty members are responsible for supervisory and chaperoning duties associated with weekend student activities, which is separate from dorm coverage.

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What are the demographics of the faculty?

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The St. Mark’s faculty is a diverse group of educators, both in terms of experience and demographics. Women comprise 52% of the 81-member St. Mark’s faculty and represent 31% of the Senior Administrative team. Additionally, 15% of the faculty self-identify as faculty of color. St. Mark’s values lifelong learners as teachers, and is proud that 86% of the faculty have earned graduate degrees with 6% holding their Ph.D. or Ed.D.

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Do I need to be an Episcopal to teach at St. Mark’s?

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No. While the school’s Episcopal identity informs school culture, faculty and students represent a variety of faith traditions. For more information on working in an Episcopal school,check out this article, in which St. Mark’s Chaplain Barbara Talcott is quoted.

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What are some of the benefits of living at St. Mark’s?

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Community is an important and tangible benefit of life at St. Mark’s. People are colleagues and neighbors, as well as friends. Faculty at any level of teaching experience and life stage will find colleagues with whom to build relationships. Informal gatherings of St. Mark’s faculty occur frequently, and help contribute to strong personal as well as professional relationships between colleagues. Additionally, faculty and family members are welcome to use the School’s facilities, including the dining hall, fitness center, gymnasium, outdoor pool, and golf course.

The town of Southborough is ideally located to offer easy access to Boston and surrounding areas, while maintaining the charm of a small New England town. Many younger faculty children are educated in the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (http://www.nsboro.k12.ma.us/). The Fay School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school for grades PK-9, is located close to campus and has been an option for a numberof families (http://www.fayschool.org/ ). Additionally, St. Mark’s has a tuition remission program for faculty children admitted to the School, allowing many faculty children to enjoy the benefits of a boarding school while living at home with family. In addition to great educational opportunities for faculty children, Southborough is close enough to Boston, Cambridge, and Worcester to allow faculty to continue their own education through graduate work and professional development opportunities. Faculty members have recently completed courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, andNortheastern University.

Southborough is just minutes from Natick, Framingham, and Wellesley, allowing faculty easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail opportunities. With easy accessto Rt. 9, I-495, and I-90, Southborough feels close enough to everything without being in the middle of everything.

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What should I do if I still have questions?

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Please e-mail any additional questions to deanoffaculty@stmarksschool.org