Houston Christian High School (HC) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Library Media Specialist. (LMS)The Library Media Specialist ensures the school library program is aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of HC and is an integral component of the instructional program. This position is responsible for oversight and administration of all library, information, and media resources. As a leader in the school community, the LMS serves as an advocate for the school library, creating an environment that encourages the use of educational technology to engage students and improve learning. The Library Media Specialistoversees Library aides, volunteers, and student assistants; works in close collaboration with the faculty and campus leaders; and reports to the Principal. This is a full-time, exempt position and may include teaching one section, based on experience and qualifications.
The Library Media Specialist (LMS) at HC will be an active leader within the school community, an advocate for the school library program, and a professional member of the school library community. Expectations include creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching faculty. As an expert in providing guidance and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies and oversight in the ethical use of information the LMS will create an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The LMS will help to empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The LMS will work with faculty to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources and with administration and members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it.
Masters degree or equivalent, degree in library science preferred.
Education degree and teacher certification or equivalent.
Five or more years of classroom teaching experience, secondary experience preferred.
Excellent verbal, visual, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in basic technology applications, electronic grade book and curricular software and hardware) (i.e. MS Word, Excel). Google Apps knowledge is beneficial (i.e. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail)
Experience with integrating technology into the curriculum and research process.
Ability to collaborate and lead other team members.
Committed to the mission and values of Houston Christian High School.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge of information resources in multiple formats and the ethical use of information. The successful candidate will be a Christian leader with a commitment to the mission and vision of Houston Christian and its academic goals and will be passionate about the continuous development of excellence in Christian education.
Interested candidates may complete and submit the Houston Christian Professional Application with the Administrator philosophy questions, a cover letter, and resume to email@example.com. Instructions and the application are accessible from the Careers page at www.houstonchristian.org. Resumes are not reviewed without the complete HC application.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations. The School is a Religious Organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and accordingly reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.
Houston Christian High School inspires young people to lead by uniting faith, intellect, and gifts to reach their greatest promise. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from public, private, and parochial schools across Houston. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which houses the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). HC is located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, Texas, 77043.
About Houston Christian High School
Houston Christian is an independent day school offering a college-preparatory education to co-ed students grades 9-12.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations.