Offices & Resources


Contact Information

Dean of Faculty Office
(508) 786-6391
deanoffaculty@
stmarksschool.org


Frequently Asked Questions


Faculty

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

How can I learn the status of my candidacy?

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.

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

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.

Will you contact my former employers for references?

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

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

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.

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

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

How many faculty members live on campus?

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.

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

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.

What are the demographics of the faculty?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

What should I do if I still have questions?

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

Staff

How can I find a staff position at St. Mark’s?

St. Mark's lists open positions on our website under Employment Opportunities, as well as with various newspapers / websites and professional organizations.

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

Please follow the contact instructions in the “Position Opening Statement”. St. Mark’s prefers to receive all candidate application materials electronically, but will also accept applications by mail. While we cannot guarantee a response to every application, we will respond by e-mail to any status inquiries.

How can I learn the status of my candidacy?

Once a candidate has applied for a specific position, the resume is reviewed by the hiring manager and others in the school community as deemed appropriate. If there is a good match between school needs and candidate experience and skills, a member of the department will reach out to continue the process, often by setting up a phone interview. Please understand that the resume review process often takes time depending upon the volume of resumes that we receive. All finalists will receive a phone call regarding the status of their candidacy.

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

You will meet with the hiring manager, other staff and administrators as deemed appropriate. Based on the availability of people on campus, finalists may interview with groups of St. Mark’s staff or faculty. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss your qualifications and previous experience, while learning more about St. Mark’s.
Once all interviews for a position have been completed, the Department Head reviews candidate evaluations completed by each interviewer and makes a decision to extend an offer. A position remains open on our job-posting site until an offer has been made and the candidate has accepted the position.

Will you contact my references, including current employer?

St. Mark’s checks selected references for candidates invited to campus as finalists. Depending on the position, a candidate's current employer may be contacted. If a candidate wishes for their interest to remain confidential, they should clearly state this request in their application materials.

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

The hiring manager makes all offers of employment via a phone conversation. All finalists not receiving an offer will receive a phone call from the hiring manager.

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

All offers of employment must be accepted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). St. Mark’s employees must submit to and pass a background check.

What should I do if I still have questions?

Please e-mail any additional questions to the contact person noted in the “Position Opening Statement”.