Careers


At ROBS, we aspire to develop children’s intellect and character equally. Achieving this goal begins with exceptional teachers. Many of the brightest and most inspired teaching minds in Houston are drawn to ROBS for myriad reasons. Our student-centered approach gives you the freedom to focus on teaching children and energizing them with a passion for learning. Every day, you are engaged with eager students and collaborative colleagues. Our curricula and classrooms give you abundant resources to set each student on a lifelong journey of joyful exploration.

Our teachers are supported by a talented team of staff and administrators who play a vital role in influencing both our students and our culture. Whether your gifts lie in counseling, organizing, fundraising, or communicating, you make a difference here. 

You are rewarded not only with competitive compensation, but also with opportunities to expand your craft through our extensive professional development program. You are enriched by an environment that values excellence in everything we do. And you are immersed in a Christian community where you can attend to children’s spiritual needs, as well as to your own. If this atmosphere calls to you, perhaps you should answer.
Having taught in public schools for many years,
I think of ROBS as 'teacher heaven.'

Job Openings

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Head of Middle School

    River Oaks Baptist School is seeking an administrative assistant to the Head of Middle School. This position supports and reports to the Head of Middle School and functions as a member of the Support Staff. Qualified candidates will communicate effectively in person, on the phone, or in writing; possess strong organizational skills; demonstrate advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite; balance the demands of a fast-paced work environment; have experience with event planning; and have Blackbaud experience (preferred). This position requires the ability to handle confidential information appropriately, to provide a high level of customer service, and to enjoy working with adults and students.

    Responsibilities are performed in keeping with the mission of the school. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining calendars; scheduling internal and external meetings; processing and maintaining written records, student files, report cards, and standardized testing; coordinating activities among divisions or other school offices; managing teacher recommendations and transcripts for high school application; and planning special events, including Awards Nights and Graduation.

    As with all employee openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    Qualifications
    • Must be of the Christian faith
    • 3 or more years of experience as an administrative assistant
    • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
     
  • Admission Associate

    Position Summary:
    Under the direction of the Director of Admission, the Admission Associate ensures the smooth daily functioning of the Admission Office and supports a personal and efficient admission process. This position requires a warm, engaging personality who enjoys interacting with prospective and current families. Handling confidential information in a sensitive way is essential.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Manage admission process by responding to all inquiries with appropriate communication (electronic or by phone), registering prospective applicant parents for tours, and providing on-going support to applicant families throughout the process.
    • Assist with the day to day operations of the office by entering applicant data and maintaining accurate records in Blackbaud
    • Provide data analysis of applicant pool and collaborate with colleagues to identify other areas for research
    • Provide support for the Director of Admission such as scheduling parent interviews through sign up genius, overseeing calendar and appointments, updating presentations, and other projects as needed
    • Attend and assist with Admission functions, including testing days, open houses, and new parent functions
    • Act as liaison to Good Will Ambassador parent volunteers in the coordination of individual tours.
    • Actively participate in School Advancement Council
    • Assist with Carpool duty and any other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission or the Head of School

    Preparation
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Two years professional experience
    • Working knowledge of various computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Experience with a database program such as Blackbaud is a plus
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter
     
  • Development Associate

    The Development Associate assists in planning and implementation of all fundraising strategies, supports development office and volunteer leadership, and manages associated special events, including the gala and sporting clays. This position reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the development office and the Advancement Council. A successful Development Associate is one who prioritizes customer service, and is enthusiastic, flexible, detail-oriented, and focused. This position requires a respectful, professional demeanor and an individual who enjoys interacting with current families and others in the school community. Handling confidential information in a sensitive way is essential.


    Responsibilities:
    • communicate ROBS mission and vision
    • establish and maintain relationships with members of the ROBS community
    • assist with planning and implementation of all development activities and school wide initiatives as necessary
    • provide staffing assistance to Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, and volunteer leaders
    • organize and implement all aspects of the biennial gala and sporting clays events and other special events
    • assist with prospect and donor research
    • prepare and manage stewardship reports
    • manage preparation of materials, correspondence, and mailings
    • attend evening development events and school wide events as necessary
    • actively participate as a member of the advancement council
    • ad-hoc member of Advancement Committee and serve as the recording secretary


    Education and Qualifications
    • B.A. or B.S. degree required
    • Three years direct fundraising and events experience
    • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge required
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
    • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills
    • Highest ethical and confidentiality standards
    • Positive team player
  • Lower School Teacher

    The Lower School Teacher at River Oaks Baptist School teaches approximately 20 students in a self-contained classroom. In grades K-2 this includes language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and character development. In grade 3 this includes language arts, mathematics, and either social studies or science. Grade 4 is departmentalized and consists of either language arts or mathematics and social studies; all science is taught by the Lower School science teacher. Lower School teachers are supported by curriculum coordinators, the Lower School counselor, and the Head of Lower School. Each Lower School teacher is an integral part of a grade-level team that plans and works closely together. The students and teaching team are also supported by special area teachers in art, Bible, computer, library, music, and Spanish. Solid competencies in appropriate technologies are essential.

    As with all faculty openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    To be considered for this position, qualified candidates will have a

    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 12 hours of educational courses.
    • Teaching certification for the grade-level applying.
    • At least two year's full-time teaching experience preferred.
  • Middle School Bible Teacher

    The Middle School Bible teacher will teach Bible classes to students in grades 5-8. The curriculum for 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grades are on two-year loops, so this teacher will have two preparations. River Oaks Baptist School structures its curriculum around the integration of the 6 C’s of 21st century learning: critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, cross-cultural competency, and character. All classrooms are equipped with Promethean boards and all students use a tablet PC all day, every day, so a successful candidate will demonstrate innovative technology use to support the curriculum. In addition to technology integration, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student-centered learning and current pedagogies, including project-based learning and design thinking.

    This teacher must be organized and have the ability to handle fast-moving, complex classroom activities and a sensitive subject area. ROBS students come from many different religious backgrounds, both Christian and non-Christian. The Bible teacher will need to be comfortable teaching Biblical truths from an ecumenical Christian perspective and handling complex questions from students with grace and respect for each child’s family. We are looking for a teacher who is enthusiastic about teaching students how to study the Bible and who loves working with middle school students with the challenges and joys that this age group presents. The teacher will also act as an advisor, leading an advisory program which includes a character and spiritual development component as well as home base responsibilities. The teacher will also serve on a grade-level team and lead a 7th/8th grade activity.

    This teacher is supported by the Spiritual Life curriculum coordinator and an instructional-focused division head. As with all faculty openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles

    To be considered for this position, qualified Christian candidates will have a
    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 12 hours of educational courses.
    • Coursework in Biblical studies or other evidence of Biblical knowledge.
    • Teaching certification for the grade-level applying.
    • At least two year's full-time teaching experience (preferred), preferably teaching Bible.
     
  • Middle School Counselor

    The Middle School Counselor has the principal task of collaborating with teachers, parents and administrators to support students with academic, social/emotional or behavioral challenges as they become competent and independent learners in a ‘superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.’ This is accomplished through the facilitation of appropriate levels of academic, social/emotional, and behavioral support; development and maintenance of a system to monitor student progress; and the establishment of an effective communication system among faculty, staff, parents, and students. In addition, the Middle School Counselor supports the character program by creating and managing the Advisory lessons. These functions are performed in keeping with the mission of the School and in collaboration with the Head of Middle School and the Student Support Council which is comprised of the Assistant Head of Middle School, the Dean of Students, and the Learning Specialist.

    Principal Responsibilities
    • Work with individual or small groups of students as a short-term intervention
    • Create advisory lessons and collaborate with grade level advisors to address wellness of the whole child.
    • Provide classroom observations requested by teachers/parents for concerns within the classroom setting
    • Provide consultation with teachers and parents on educational, social/emotional or behavioral interventions for students with difficulties
    • Monitor students with challenges during transitions especially between grade levels
    • Maintain networking of local, outside professionals for student/family referrals

    A successful candidate will:
    • Be a dedicated Christian with an active walk of faith
    • Have a master’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Have a counseling background / experience
    • Have applicable licensure / certification
    • Have a history of successful collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and outside professionals
    • Demonstrate personal growth and professional development
    • Adhere to ethical standards of state and national associations
    • Adhere to best practices prescribed by state and national associations
  • Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School has an opening for a middle school English/Language Arts teacher. The typical teaching load is four-five sections and one-two preparations.

    Successful ROBS teachers are committed to their students’ and their own intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. Working in a Christian environment with an ambitious academic program, teachers model and nurture the skills and habits of mind required to fulfill our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    To meet this lofty goal, the strongest candidates will have experience integrating technology intentionally; employing current pedagogies, including project-based learning and design thinking; and collaborating with colleagues within a grade level and department. Demonstrating commitment to the whole child, middle school teachers embrace the opportunity to lead an advisory group and sponsor an activity or club. Teaching at ROBS is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community that will change your professional life.

    To be considered for this position, qualified Christian candidates will have a

    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 hours in English and 12 hours of educational courses OR teaching certification for English
    • Two years full-time teaching experience preferred.
  • Middle School Math Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School has an opening for a middle school 7th grade Algebra teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching 8th grade mathematics and/or Algebra 1, have a passion for curriculum and innovation, and be dedicated to student learning.

    Successful ROBS teachers are committed to their students’ and their own intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. They model and nurture the skills and habits required to fulfill our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    The strongest candidates will be Christian teachers who have experience intentionally integrating technology, employing current pedagogies, including project-based learning and design thinking, and collaborating with colleagues within a grade level and department. Our middle school teachers demonstrate commitment to the whole child by embracing the opportunity to lead an advisory group and sponsor an activity or club. Teaching at ROBS is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community that will change your professional life.

    To be considered for this position, qualified candidates will have:

    • A bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 hours in math and 12 hours of educational courses OR teaching certification for math and for the grade-level applying.
    • At least two year's full-time teaching experience preferred.
     
  • Middle School Spanish Teacher

    The River Oaks Baptist School Middle School Spanish program begins in 5th grade with a continuation of the Lower School program. Because classes are taught exclusively in Spanish, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required. In 6th and 7th grades, students are presented a more formal Spanish language experience that divides Spanish I over a two-year period, followed by a complete Spanish II course in 8th grade.

    A successful candidate will demonstrate both progressive and traditional elements of teaching, including innovative technology to support the curriculum. This teacher must be able to communicate with parents, other teachers, and administrators in person and in writing. He/she needs to be organized and have the ability to keep on top of an array of fast-moving, complex classroom activities and interactions. Working as a team member and enjoying teaching Middle School students is essential. We are looking for a candidate who exhibits enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and the capacity for reflection and lifelong learning. Middle School teachers are expected to serve as an effective advisor, which includes a character and spiritual component. He/she will be supported by a department chair, instructional coach, and an instructional-focused division head. As with all faculty openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles. To be considered for this Middle School position, qualified Christian candidates will have:

    • a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 hours in Spanish and 12 hours of educational courses OR teaching certification for Spanish and for the grade-level applying.
    • at least two year's full-time teaching experience preferred.
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant

    The Preschool Teacher Assistant at River Oaks Baptist School supports the lead teacher in all aspects of teaching approximately 15-18 students in a self-contained classroom. The curriculum includes early literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, outdoor learning, Spanish, art, music, Bible, and character development. The classroom teacher and assistant are supported by the Preschool Division Head, a Curriculum Coordinator, a Learning Specialist and special area teachers. Each teacher is an integral part of a grade-level team that works together closely.

    As with all faculty openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    To be considered for a Preschool Teacher Assistant, qualified candidates will have a
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Early childhood teaching certification, alternative teaching certification in Early Childhood education, or extensive teaching experience in early childhood
    • With certification, teaching experience is preferred but not required.


  • Substitute Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School is seeking substitute teachers with a passion for and knowledge of working with children ages 3 to 8th grade.

    A qualified candidate must be dedicated to the character development of the students, be organized, and support the learning process in the teacher’s absence. As with all employee openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.

    To be considered for a substitute teacher, qualified candidates will have:

    • High school diploma
    • At least 30 hours college course work
    • Ability to communicate well with students, parents, colleagues and administrators

Congratulations to our 2018 Faculty Grant Recipients!

Our teachers never stop shaping themselves into better educators. Through faculty grants, our instructors are given the opportunity to enhance their teaching repertoire during the summer months. They go on journeys of discovery, take workshops, study under veteran instructors, and delve deeper into the subjects they teach.

These grants have strengthened our faculty in tremendous ways. American History teacher Barbara Luengas explored the beaches of Normandy and other monumental WWII sites. Art teacher Katie Coleman made the pilgrimage to Rome, Florence, and Venice to study masterpieces of the Renaissance. Theater Arts teacher Susan Draper attended the Meisner Teacher Training Program at the True Acting Institute in Oregon. In Prague, third grade teacher Lisa Gilmore and Lower School Librarian Christa Pryor discovered new ways to incorporate creativity into our curriculum. So how would you like to grow as a teacher?

Faculty grants are generously underwritten by the Carrabba family and funds raised by each eighth grade class.
    • Victor Pulich, Dean of Students and Coach Martin, Athletic Director

      Victor Pulich, Dean of Students and Coach Martin, Athletic Director

    • Mike Honn, Director of Technology

      Mike Honn, Director of Technology

    • Middle School Faculty Members Casey Lin and Julie Blackwell

      Middle School Faculty Members Casey Lin and Julie Blackwell

Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8


Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.