Operations and Advancement Associate

St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Houston, TX United States

Operations and Advancement Associate

*For immediate hire with a start date of no sooner than October 23, 2023.

  • 12-months
  • Full Time
  • Exempt
  • Salaried
  • Reports to The Director of Finance and Operations

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston (SSESH) seeks an Operations and Advancement Associate to support various essential functions of the school. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Is eager to gain broad experience in school operations
  • Has an educational background and training that is aligned with the duties and responsibilities
  • Thrives in a collaborative and mission-driven environment
  • Is able to manage multiple tasks with high quality and attention to detail
  • Meets important deadlines, is flexible, and dependable

Salary is market competitive and based on experience. The position also offers health and retirement benefits.  

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter, as well as three references to Dr. Troy Roddy, Head of School, at troddy@ssesh.org.

About St. Stephen’s Episcopal School:

At St. Stephen’s, we provide a progressive, cohesive, and globally focused education for students 15 months – 8th grade. Grounded in Montessori principles, we encourage our students to become lifelong learners and influential global citizens.

Through academic success, critical thinking, spiritual growth, and creative expression, we are committed to providing an educational experience that isn’t one-size-fits-all. At St. Stephen’s, we promote understanding and respect while instilling a sense of responsibility for our interconnected world. Our focus is to aid students in becoming good learners and good people, providing a caring community that is true of moral and academic learning.

Education is about exploration, inspiration, and a willingness to look deeper at the world around us. At St. Stephen’s, this commitment to holistic education while upholding rigorous standards and providing a safe, respectful, and accepting environment for all students is what sets our school apart from the rest.

St. Stephen’s seeks to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of our school community. Our school encourages our students to form a global perspective. We embrace differences and affirm the innate worth of all people.


St. Stephen’s Episcopal School – Houston nurtures each child’s academic, creative, and spiritual potential.

The Bulldog Way (the principles that guide our work)

  • Integrity
  • Grace
  • Respect
  • Optimism
  • Wisdom

School Profile:

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, is a member of the following organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Below is a summary of expected duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Related to the Business Office

  • Oversee accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Assists in processing payroll
  • Manages and tracks purchasing

Related to the Development Office

  • Manages database
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with alumni and former families
  • Collaborates with the Director of Development on managing relationships with families, donors, and foundations
  • Assists with Development Office communications

Related to Marketing and Communications

  • Manages school social media posts and campaigns
  • Supports the planning and delivery of special events

Related to Enrollment Management and Community Engagement

  • Assists with data entry and management
  • Supports efforts to retain current families and attract new families
  • Available to answer calls and emails related to admissions inquiries
  • Supports the planning and delivery of special events


  • All persons employed at SSESH must be over the age of 18
  • Ability to manage confidential information including communication with families and colleagues
  • Understanding of basic business practices such as accounting, human resources, and purchasing
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Communications, or related field
  • An interest in learning about Montessori schools
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Completion of Safeguarding God’s Children Training (provided by SSESH)
  • A successful background check, including fingerprinting
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and CPR certification
  • Position may require extended periods of time at a desk or moving around campus. Also, the position may require you to lift objects up to around 20 pounds.
  • The position may require event support on the weekends and/or evenings.

Contact Information

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter, as well as three references to Dr. Troy Roddy, Head of School, at troddy@ssesh.org.