Shorecrest Preparatory School
St. Petersburg, FL
Grades PK - 12 with 975 students

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Shorecrest has received a $1 million endowment gift to establish The Ross Roeder Institute for Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.  The gift for the Ross Roeder Institute (RRI) will fund a faculty position with the vision that this faculty member will teach in the Upper and Middle Schools while also implementing a schoolwide program in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The goal is to enhance our current instruction with the creation of a new signature program in the Upper School, consisting initially of electives in Economics and Financial Literacy, and then growing into other subjects.
We are looking for a program pioneer and a director who will bring their experience to directly teach or co-instruct the main courses in the program, as well as lead the charge to network, coach and mentor in the financial literacy and design thinking process. We believe in the fundamental importance of teaching students about financial literacy. This new program is mission-aligned and will be a differentiator in our market. The RRI will complement and enhance the existing Middle School Entrepreneurial Design Institute (EDI) and Upper School STEAM certificate programs that already exist.
Essential Functions
  • Create, design, lead and facilitate a schoolwide program in financial literacy and entrepreneurship that imagines the intersection of education and entrepreneurship and supports students as they discover the many facets of becoming an entrepreneur with hand-on, real world projects.
  • Teach Advanced Placement Macroeconomics & Microeconomics and Honors-level Financial Literacy in the Upper School.  Three sections will be assigned by the Upper School Academic Dean and/or Department Chair.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and assessments
Use scheduled free periods in order to advise and assist students
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Work to develop a schoolwide financial literacy and entrepreneurship program and engage colleagues in each school, including, but not limited to, connecting with the existing Upper School STEAM program, the Middle School Entrepreneurial Design Institute (EDI), as well as the Lower School academic program.
  • Work to grow relationships in the community and beyond with the business and entrepreneurial community to establish a diverse body of speakers, advisors, mentors and consultants to enhance the curriculum.
  • Foster and steward relationships with Shorecrest Alumni and parent entrepreneurs who will serve as mentors, advisors and guest lecturers.
  • Launch a “Shoretank” school wide competition guided by advisors inside and outside the Shorecrest community.
  • Collaborate with other faculty and staff as part of a community that emphasizes mutual support and shared programmatic creation and implementation
  • Complete other duties within the community, including student advising or other extra-curricular activities as approved by the Upper School or Middle School Head
  • Review and abide by the Shorecrest Employee Handbook and the Upper School Faculty Handbook
  • This position will report to the Upper School Head with respect to the teaching and advising duties and to the Head of School for the schoolwide programming.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit as highly motivated and self-directed; possessing a growth mindset for the role and the program itself.
  • Additionally, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
Teaching experience or demonstrated expertise in their assigned subject area
Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree or PhD is preferred
A commitment to curriculum design, student growth, and teacher growth
Ability to teach and interact with children ranging from grades K-12 in ways that are age-appropriate
Program / business leadership with entrepreneurial and financial literacy experience preferred
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside the classroom
Usage of authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, discussion-based learning, and project-based learning
Proficiency with technology, learning management systems, and basic Google tools and applications
A commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be able to function in a collaborative, collegial, and compassionate educational community that stresses deliberation, discussion, and relationships outside of the classroom.

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