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 Safety and Security

    River Oaks Baptist School is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Director of Safety and Security. This exempt position will report directly to the Associate Head of School for Operations and shall have the principal function of providing for the safety and security of the ROBS campus with an emphasis on customer service and good community relations. As with all faculty and staff 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.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Provides effective leadership and management of all department employees – including contract security officers as well as off-duty HPD officers and establishes clear expectations in all aspects of safety and security.
    • Monitors School and Church calendar daily to ensure appropriate security coverage, monitors and arranges shift activities according to the needs of the School, and makes necessary changes to schedule.
    • Develops written department objectives based on documented research on best practices for other similar educational and religious facilities.
    • Performs clerical functions incidental to safety and security.
    • Assists in the development, recommendation, and implementation of improvements to procedures, equipment and systems.
    • Maintains a security log of all activities and incidents occurring during each shift.
    • Conducts investigations and creates incident reports of all incidents involving the security and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors including thefts, threats, break-ins, property damage and injuries on campus within 24 hours of the incident.
    • Operates and monitors all appropriate control panels, video surveillance software, electronic access software, alarms and all related security equipment. Frequently checks fire and security systems for proper operation. Must be able to troubleshoot and correct minor difficulties.
    • Responds to all alarms (24/7).
    • The primary contact / responder for campus security system providers.
    • Provides continuous monitoring of campus property including security inspections of all doors, windows and gates, and establishes routes, patrols and inspections for security personnel.
    • Maintains contact and is accessible to School Administrators (24 hours /7 days) via cellular phone, text, email, and/or 2-way radio, (during both regular work hours and after hours).
    • Develops, maintains, and implements appropriate crisis management plans. Works cooperatively with personnel involved in the crisis management plan in academic arenas.
    • Coordinates all school safety drills.
    • Responds to requests related to safety and security by School and Church Administrators, parents, and other visitors to River Oaks Baptist.
    • Makes scheduled tours of school and grounds by vehicle or walking to ensure security, and watches for conditions that could result in injury or loss.
    • Serves as a replacement, as needed, for security officer patrol duty.
    • Monitors and resolves actions by visitors, drivers, or employees that could cause injury or loss to school or employees.
    • Ensures appropriate security coverage at school functions.
    • Serves on the Risk Management Committee and Core Crisis Group
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Working knowledge of law enforcement methods, techniques and procedures.
    • Working knowledge of River Oaks Baptist School organizational policies and procedures including appropriate human resources compliance.
    • An ability to recognize problems and choose the appropriate solution from among several.
    • An ability to manage and provide effective leadership.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Basic computer skills and knowledge of security-based software systems.
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to read simple instructions and operate independently.

    Physical Work Environment:

    • Workday regularly includes multiple or conflicting demands, deadlines and time pressures.
    • Work regularly requires sustained concentration.
    • Work requires considerable physical effort or manual dexterity.
    • Sufficient vision (with correction) to read and to observe more distant objects.
    • Ability to do considerable walking in order to make rounds of facility.
    • Sufficient stamina to work outside in bad weather conditions when required.
    • Hours may vary.

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

    • 4-Year degree in a related field, preferred
    • 5+ years’ experience working in a similar position
    • Commissioned Law Enforcement officer preferred

    Contact

    Please submit the following to Claudia Hutcheson, Human Resources Manager, at chutcheson@robs.org:

    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
    • CV or resume
    • A list of three references, two professional including a most recent supervisor and one personal. Include phone numbers and emails, although we will obtain your permission before first contacting references.
    River Oaks Baptist School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in its hiring. We do require all employees to be of the Christian faith.
     
  • 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 progress reports 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

    Please provide:

    • A cover letter
    • Your resume
    • Contact information of five references, including one personal reference. You will be notified before references are contacted.

    The request to submit an employment application and a transcript will be made later in the process.

    Please email this information to Claudia Hutcheson at chutcheson@robs.org, or you may mail the information to:

    Employment Opportunities
    River Oaks Baptist School
    2300 Willowick
    Houston, TX 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 employment@robs.org.

    A successful candidate will demonstrate proficiencies in both progressive and traditional pedagogies as well as innovative technology to support the curriculum. In addition to technology integration, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student-centered teaching and learning including project-based learning. The candidate should be an enthusiastic, energetic colleague with a passion and initiative for life-long learning. S/he must be dedicated to the character development of the students, be organized, communicate clearly and easily with adults, and have the ability to balance a variety of demands.
  • 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.
  • 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:
     
    • a high school diploma
    • at least 30 hours college course work
    • the ability to communicate well with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators
     
    Please provide:
     
    • a hard copy of a completed employment application
    • copies of transcripts
     
    Please mail this information to:
     
                   Employment Opportunities
                   River Oaks Baptist School
                   2300 Willowick Road
                   Houston, TX 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 employment@robs.org.

Employment Downloads

Because Christian spiritual education is central to our mission, ROBS only hires employees who profess the Christian faith. ROBS does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, gender, age, disability, ethnicity, or national origin.

These forms are fillable and may be saved and emailed to employment@robs.org.


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

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



2300 Willowick
Houston, Texas 77027
713.623.6938

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