Lower School Student Life Coordinator (Building Community & Belonging)

Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin, TX United States

Trinity Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as the Student Life Coordinator.

Trinity Episcopal School is an inclusive, forward-thinking, faith-based K-8 independent school that meets each student where they are to nurture the whole child’s academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Trinity is located in West Lake Hills, close to downtown Austin, Texas.

Overview of position:  The Student Life Coordinator facilitates programming to help students feel connected to the community, school, and each other.  We have high expectations for our students and are looking for individuals to join our team who have: a strong, comprehensive knowledge base in elementary education and teaching and learning, as well as childhood development; a desire to ensure students are engaged and learning at high levels; initiative, enthusiasm, and creative ideas for building teams and community; and a love for children in all of their developmental stages.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing programs and building relationships with LS students, families, faculty, and staff in order to promote the culture and spirit of Trinity.
  • Leadership of Trinity’s Buddies’ Programs {K8 & PreK/4} including event planning, organization, and communication with teachers and parents.
  • Collaborating with the LS Head and the Director of Diversity & Belonging for big picture themes and content to create cohesive Community Time programming around Trinity’s core values and the seven Trinity Essentials.
  • Developing and executing weekly Community Time Chapels
  • Planning, organizing, communicating,  and leading special student programs such as LS Spirit Days, Dress Down Days, &  Capture the Campus/Spirit Week, etc.
  • Collaborating with MS Dean of Students, PS administrative team,  and Trinity’s Parent Council volunteers to support student life programs across divisions.
  • Supporting the facilitation of JumpStart, Jr., a summer event for new incoming students, in collaboration with  the Lower School counselor.
  • In collaboration with the LS Counselor, and as an extension of the 4th grade teaching team, planning and co-leading 4th Grade Leadership and C.A.S.E. (Character & Sexuality Education) programs.
  • Providing small-group academic support when needed in Grades 1st-4th.
  • Supporting the implementation of the PSIA competition by collaborating with LS Instructional Support Specialist for: student selection and training, parent volunteer coordination and training, management of competitions, and relevant follow-up.

Soft Skills essential to the success of this position: 

  • Well organized with event planning
  • Desire and ability to build connections with students, colleagues & families
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Comfortability with public speaking
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Bridge-builder between PS/LS and LS/MS divisions

Our Mission: At Trinity Episcopal School, we nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We honor each child’s spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

At Trinity, our faculty:

  • Seek knowledge of current instructional theories as a commitment to understanding and professional growth.
  • Demonstrate a vast repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students.
  • Hold high, but not uniform, standards for/expectations of all students.
  • Maximize instructional minutes.
  • Model, teach, and expect age-appropriate disciplined behaviors in a way that is mission-consistent and respectful.
  • Meaningfully and personally engage with all students.
  • Actively support colleagues.
  • Positively and actively contribute to the life of the school.
  • Collaborate with parents in the best interest of the school.
  • Understand and respect the principal qualities of an Episcopal school.
  • Respect and seek understanding in all facets of diversity.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school, superior teaching skills, excellent character, and a proven legacy of outstanding classroom performance.  Excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills are expected.  Ability to be an innovative, collaborative, and positive member of the faculty is required.

Contact Information

To apply:

Resumes and letters of application should be sent to Human Resources at Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX  78746, or by email to employment@austintrinity.org.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values to apply for faculty positions. All faculty members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school.

Trinity Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Trinity Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non–‐discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.