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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  • Director of Human Resources

    River Oaks Baptist School is looking for a Director of Human Resources. This full-time position shall be responsible to the Associate Head of School for Operations and the Associate Head of School for Academics and shall have the principal function of Human Resources, including human resources management, hiring support, and interviewing. These responsibilities shall be performed in keeping with the mission of the school as stated in the River Oaks Baptist School Policy statement. The following duties and responsibilities are listed for the purpose of delineation and clarification of the total job description.

    Essential Functions:

    • Manage recruitment and hiring lifecycle, including developing job postings, coordinating candidate visits, conducting interviews and evaluations for all positions (faculty and staff, Prime Time, substitutes and seasonal employees) including off-site recruiting at job fairs, and conducting new hire orientations.
    • Supervise Payroll Specialist and provide oversight of the payroll process.
    • Work with assistant division heads to maintain an up-to-date substitute list.
    • Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs (Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b) Retirement Plan, AFLAC, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D) for employees, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution.
    • Ensure all plans comply with applicable laws and statutes (HIPPA, ERISA and IRS guidelines).
    • Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed
    • Prepare/edit Summary Plan Descriptions as needed for plan changes and legal compliance.
    • Administer the Section 125 Plan, including monthly claims processing.
    • Manage annual open enrollment for Health, Dental, and Section 125 Plans.
    • Maintain employee and substitute handbooks for the School and recommend changes to Administrative Team
    • Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. Complete periodic job description audit and reclassified employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
    • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, OSHA, and Worker’s Compensation.
    • Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary.
    • Manage the employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
    • Provide training for department heads and team leaders on various HR topics including interviewing skills, performance reviews and employee coaching.
    • Manage Worker’s Compensation program (file claims, follow-up, etc.)
    • Coordinate salary changes and oversees correct FLSA classification of jobs.
    • Consult with legal counsel, as necessary, to minimize potential liability.
    • Administer background checks for all employees, including Prime Time, seasonal coaches, tutors, UCAL coaches, substitutes, summer program employees, etc.
    • Coordinate Praesidium Risk Abuse training for all employees and volunteers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Candidates must be Christian, and the strongest candidates will possess the following qualifications and qualities:

    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible human resources experience
    • Human Resources Certification preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organization.
    • Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures and practices.
    • Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions, and activities.
    • Working knowledge and skill of basic business software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database tracking systems.
    • A commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Ability to work in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Generally, works in standard office conditions and climate.
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
     
  • Middle School Visual Arts Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School has an opening for a middle school visual arts teacher.

    A successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of how to teach visual art, to organize and manage a classroom, and to motivate and engage students. This teacher must be able to communicate effectively with parents, other teachers, and administrators, both in person and in writing. He/she needs to be organized with the ability to keep on top of an array of fast moving, complex activities and interactions. We are looking for a candidate who exhibits enthusiasm, energy, initiative and the capacity for reflection and lifelong learning. Working as a team member and enjoying teaching middle school students are essential. This teacher will be supported by a Director of Fine Arts, the Middle School Division Head, and the Associate Head of School for Academics. 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 education program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principals.

    The Middle School Visual Arts Teacher will:

    • Create and enhance elective visual arts course offerings in a new program and building
    • Design powerfully engaging learning experiences to expose students to visual arts techniques such as print making, painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and others using the principles and elements of art in composition
    • Possess strong instructional, communication, public relations, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Provide curriculum that supports critical thinking and problem solving, and utilize a variety of art mediums within the realm of digital arts and multimedia including graphic design, photography, and video production as an artistic image
    • Design and implement plans for the visual arts program and prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences, using appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.

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

    • A bachelor’s degree
    • Three years of successful teaching in visual arts and program development preferred
  • Payroll Specialist

    River Oaks Baptist School is seeking a Payroll Specialist. This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Director of Human Resources and shall have the principal function of payroll processing. These responsibilities shall be performed in keeping with the mission of the school as stated in the River Oaks Baptist School Policy statement. The following duties and responsibilities are listed for the purpose of delineation and clarification of the total job description.

    Payroll Duties

    • Solely responsible for the processing of payroll and related activities for all employees using ADP software
    • Assures timely and accurate payroll processing in accordance with the policies and procedures set by the Business Office.
    • Compiles payroll data, tracks data related to new hires, terminations, pay and deductions.
    • Executes ADP EZLabor time and attendance processing and ensures accurate importing of data to the ADP payroll system.
    • Maintains accurate employee attendance records and monitors the leave program to ensure legal compliance, including tracking of short-term disability and FMLA leave.
    • Creates reports and processes annual EEO-1 reporting.
    • Tracks hours worked for all employees as required for compliance with the Affordable Care Act; ensures compliance with ACA.
    • Administers Employee Verifications.
    • Administers and maintains Direct Deposits, W-4’s, and I-9’s.
    • Processes accurately and timely year-end reporting such as W-2’s and 1095-C’s.
    • Processes all court-ordered or tax levied wage garnishments and ensures timely payment thereof.
    • Keeps informed of governmental and contractual changes that impact the payroll operation.
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws, including FLSA requirements.
    • Develops and maintains up-to-date policies and procedures for the payroll function in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources.
    • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Candidates must be Christian, and the strongest candidates will possess the following qualifications and qualities:

    • Associates Degree preferred or equivalent training beyond high school and a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible payroll experience.
    • Base knowledge of ADP Payroll software or equivalent.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organization.
    • Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions, and activities.
    • Working knowledge and skill of basic business software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database tracking systems.
    • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
    • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Generally, work in standard office conditions and climate.
    • Ability to work in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Preschool and Lower School Spanish Teacher

    The Preschool and Lower School Spanish teacher will teach students in Readiness, PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade. River Oaks Baptist School focuses its curriculum on the integration of the 6 C’s: character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural competency. All classrooms in Lower School are equipped with Promethean boards. Kindergarten through third grade students have access to iPads; fourth graders have access to iPads and tablet PCs.
     
    The Spanish teacher is a collaborative member of the Spanish Department and Special Area Team which plans and works closely together. The Special Area Team includes art, Bible, computer, library, music, and Spanish. The Spanish teacher is supported by a curriculum coordinator, the Lower School Counselor, the Lower School Learning Specialist, and the Assistant and Division Heads of Lower School.
     
    The Spanish teacher must be a fluent Spanish speaker and have knowledge of language acquisition specifically in early childhood education. In addition, a successful candidate will:

    • Have familiarity with the ACTFL standards for Spanish and Can-Do Statements for language learning
    • Utilize strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with the department, students, and parent community in both English and Spanish
    • Develop and implement creative learning plans that fulfill the requirements of ROBS curriculum and show written evidence of preparation as required
    • Create lessons that are student-centered
    • Demonstrate progressive and traditional pedagogies
    • Implement innovative technology to support the curriculum
    • Dedicated to the character development of the student
    • Demonstrate a desire for ongoing professional growth
    • Display ongoing cultural competencies in classroom instruction
    • Evaluate and maintain report cards and the progress for individual student achievement
    As with all faculty openings, the School seeks Christian 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
    • Teaching certification for the grade-level applying
    • Two year's full-time teaching experience preferred
  • Registrar

    River Oaks Baptist School is seeking a Registrar. This position primarily supports the work of the School Division Offices, but also assists the Admission, High School Counseling, and Business Offices. The registrar is required to demonstrate technical proficiency in various platforms, including Blackbaud, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software, among others. This position also may be given a middle school teaching assignment.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Create, update, and maintain student files and records, including all academic and personal information, in Blackbaud
    • Create, update, and maintain all division schedules and schedule-related tasks
    • Create grade level class and advisory lists in Blackbaud
    • Perform standard clerical tasks needed for communication using phone, fax or email.
    • Monitor daily paperwork and communication tasks required for individual students as they move through the course registration process.
    • Assist students and families as needed with academic registration tasks (coordinating with teachers, filling out forms, and problem-solving)
    • Maintain permanent student files (graduates and withdrawals)
    • Maintain historical transcripts
    • Manage requests for current and historical transcripts (log and fill requests)
    • Run reports for divisions through Blackbaud and the SIS (School Information System)
    • Provide training to teachers and staff for entering grades and learning other utilities in Blackbaud
    • Support the set-up of report cards and provide technical support for report card management
    • Act as the administrative assistant for High School Counseling Office, managing the appointment calendar and maintaining files, reports and communications.

    Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications

    Successful candidates are energetic, high-performing professionals, committed to the school’s mission with the ability to work productively under multiple deadlines, where unanticipated external and internal events can shift priorities. Candidates must be Christian, and the strongest candidates will possess the following qualifications and qualities:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Significant experience in a registrar’s position at an independent school
    • Understands the sensitivity of the work and acts with professional discretion to maintain confidentiality.
    • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting
    • Ability to make independent decisions along with maintaining the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
    • High level of competence using technology
    • Experience with Blackbaud preferable
    • Prior experience teaching a STEAM-related discipline is desirable
  • Orchestra Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School has an opening for a middle school orchestra teacher.

    A successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of how to teach music, to organize and manage a classroom, and to motivate and engage students. This teacher must be able to communicate effectively with parents, other teachers, and administrators, both in person and in writing. He/she needs to be organized and have the ability to stay on top of an array of fast moving, complex activities and interactions. We are looking for a candidate who exhibits enthusiasm, energy, initiative and the capacity for reflection and lifelong learning. Working as a team member and enjoying teaching middle school students are essential. This teacher will be supported by a Director of Fine Arts, the Middle School Division Head, and the Associate Head of School for Academics. 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 education program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principals.

    The Middle School Orchestra Teacher will:

    • Develop and manage the overall operation of an instrumental music program
    • Be adept in string instrument pedagogy
    • Rehearse and direct middle school instrumental performers, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced orchestras, soloists, and ensembles
    • Possess strong instructional, communication, public relations, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Control storage and use of school owned equipment and materials
    • Design and implement plans for orchestra program and prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences, using appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.

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

    • A bachelor’s degree
    • Three years of successful teaching and directing an orchestra program, preferred
    • Experience developing a string or instrumental program preferred
  • Middle School Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist School welcomes qualified teaching candidates to join our team. Teaching at ROBS is more than a job: it is an opportunity to join a community that will change your professional life. Our Middle School wants to employ people who are passionate about educating kids during the most formative time in their lives—grades five through eight.
    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, research-informed pedagogies, including project-based learning and design thinking; researching mind, brain, and education science; 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, sponsor an activity or club, and even coach a sport. The typical teaching load is four-to-five sections and one-to-two preparations.

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

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

    The Preschool Teacher at River Oaks Baptist School teaches approximately 16-18 students in a self-contained classroom. The developmentally appropriate curriculum includes early literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, outdoor learning, Spanish, art, music, Bible stories, and character development. The classroom teacher and assistant are supported by the Lower School Division Head and a Learning Specialist/Counselor. The students and teaching team are also supported by special area teachers in music and motor skills and a librarian. 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 this position, qualified candidates will have the following credentials:
    • Bachelor's degree with Early Childhood Teaching Certification
      or
    • Bachelor's degree with alternative teaching certification in Early Childhood education
    • At least two year's full-time teaching experience.
  • Instructional Coach

    River Oaks Baptist School is looking for an Instructional Coach to reinforce the School’s mission and support the Middle School Division Head across all areas of content and teaching strategies, with a focus on Language Arts and Social Studies. This position reports to the Middle School Division Head.

    Essential Responsibilities
    In conjunction with the Associate Head of Academics, the Middle School Division Head, and Department Chairs, this position will have responsibility for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Determining, developing and updating as needed, departmental philosophy and goals, course descriptions, grade level scope and sequence, resources, and website academic sections.
    • Researching and modeling best practices by evaluating curricular innovations, facilitating the use of appropriate technology within the classroom.
    • Monitoring and evaluating instruction by remaining current in best instructional practices and ensuring they are being utilized in the classroom.
    • Consulting with classroom teachers regarding ideas and methods, providing support as needed.
    • Observing classrooms to evaluate curriculums and strategies and reporting summary of visits to Division Heads.
    • Determining with Department Chairs, the needs and opportunities for scheduling, feasibility and funding for professional growth, conducting in-services, recommending conferences, seminars, professional readings, electronic resources, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience.
    • An ideal candidate will have:
    • A minimum of 2 years of Instructional Coaching experience at the school or district level, preferred
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a supportive mindset
    • The ability to think creatively and strategically, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work in a fast-paced environment
    • A vibrant Christian faith and a desire to work in a Christian environment
  • 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.
  • 2019-20 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
  • Lower and Middle School PE Teacher/Coach

    River Oaks Baptist School has an opening for a lower and middle school PE teacher and coach. In addition to leading PE classes for lower and middle school students, the applicant will also coach after-school volleyball and other sports and provide supervision inside the locker room before and after PE classes. The Physical Education teacher has the primary task of developing in each student an understanding of the relationship of exercise and good body function; cultivate physical fitness habits, and be able to develop knowledge and motor skills through individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports.
     
    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 be considered for this position, qualified candidates will have a

    Bachelor's degree -
    With a minimum of 24 hours in Physical Education and 12 hours of educational courses (is preferred)

    OR

    A teaching certification for Physical Education and for the grade-level applying

    In addition, the following qualities are preferred (but not required):

    • At least two years teaching and/or coaching experience

    Please provide:

    • A cover letter
    • Your resume
    • Contact information of five references, including one personal reference
  • Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    River Oaks Baptist Lower School is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic Kindergarten Assistant Teacher with a passion and initiative for life-long learning. The Kindergarten Assistant supports the lead Kindergarten Teacher in all aspects including teaching approximately 20 students in a self-contained classroom. Every ROBS Lower School teacher is a collaborative member of a grade level team, planning and working closely together.

    The developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum includes literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and character development. Lower School students attend art, Bible, library, music, Spanish, and physical education. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the Kindergarten Assistant is also supported by an instructional coach, a counselor, a learning specialist, and the Head of Lower School.

    A qualified candidate must be dedicated to the character development of the students, be organized, and have the ability to balance a variety of demands. The candidate must also be able to communicate well with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators whether in conversation or in writing.

    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.
  • Prime Time Instructor (Part Time)

    Prime Time instructors supervise students in our after-school program, which is known as Prime Time. Instructors work closely together as part of the Prime Time team. Hours are 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. or 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; compensation is hourly. Responsibilities vary depending on the age of the students, but require planning and executing a program in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the School, including supervision of homework, snack, outdoor activities, and age-appropriate games and arts and crafts activities.

    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. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma, be at least 18 years of age, and a vibrant Christian spiritual life.

    Please provide:
    • a hard copy of a completed employment application.
    • a resume.
    Please mail this information to:

    Cate Ebbs, Director of Prime Time
    River Oaks Baptist School
    2300 Willowick
    Houston, Texas 77027

    Thank you for your interest in River Oaks Baptist School. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please send an email to cebbs@robs.org or contact Director of Prime Time Cate Ebbs at 713-623-6938, ext. 223.

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