Jobs

Working at Principia

Along with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, employment at Principia includes the unique advantage of a professional workplace embedded in a family-friendly environment. Employees are welcome to attend the many concerts and talks on campus as well as student athletic events, productions, and presentations.

In addition, both campuses are close enough to St. Louis that employees and their families can easily take advantage of the city’s museums, theaters, professional sports teams, symphony and jazz venues, and more.

NEW! TO APPLY FOR JOBS: Principia’s online application system allows you the ability to access full job descriptions and to submit your application 24 hours a day.

If you find a job of interest that matches your qualifications, click the link for that post, and it will direct you to the online application form and a more detailed job description. When applying for each position, at the time it prompts you to attach your resume, please include a cover letter with your resume in one document. If you are interested in more than one position, you will need to submit an application for each position.

If you have any questions about our automated application system, please contact the Human Resources office directly at either 314.514.3120 or 618.374.5202.

Principia is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

St. Louis, Missouri, Campus:

Elsah, Illinois, Campus:

Last updated 8-27-2015

St. Louis, Missouri, Campus:

Academic Technology Coordinator

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Make a positive impact on student learning by facilitating the integration of instructional technologies in all learning environments; coach teachers and other adult learners in the global literacy skills necessary for success in the 21st century; build strong partnerships with teachers by thinking first from a teacher's perspective and second from a technologist's perspective. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree preferred; teaching experience (K-8 level preferred); experience using and supporting others with learning management systems; proficiency in Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Google Apps for Education, and other educational software applications; working knowledge of a variety of hardware used by students and teachers: PC, Mac, iPad, SMART and Epson projectors, AppleTV, etc; demonstrated computer troubleshooting and problem-solving skills; ability to relate well with students and adults; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Admissions Counselor (Dual-Campus Position)

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Effectively manage a geographic territory to identify, cultivate, and recruit prospective students who qualify for admission to Principia; coordinate Principia's outreach to these students in cooperation with faculty, administrators, alumni, and other Christian Science organizations. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree; 2-3 years relevant work experience preferred; ability to travel; an understanding of Principia's mission and a desire to share Principia with prospective students and their families; love for and appreciation of Principia as an educational institution; ability to shift work hours to come in late and stay late in order to reach prospects at night when students are most available; evidence of success as a self-starter who functions independently and coordinates effectively with others; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively and intuitively interview prospective students and family members; working knowledge of computers, word processing, data entry, and spreadsheets; ability to work effectively with faculty/staff/students on both campuses; ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information appropriately; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2015.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Building Maintenance Technician

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

This position splits time between Facilities and the Rental Housing Department, performing tasks that cross many trade disciplines. Buildings include educational facilities, labs, residential homes, apartments, dormitories, and offices. Minimum Qualifications: Knows and demonstrates safe techniques in using maintenance tools; must demonstrate effective and progressive team work; preferred proficiency using a personal computer and Microsoft applications; a current and infraction-free driver's license is required; willingness to accept additional training; must be able to individually lift a minimum of 80 lbs.; must be able to work in confined spaces requiring bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, and pulling; must be able to work from ladders, scaffolding, or elevated equipment. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - St. Louis at pers-stl@principia.edu or call 800.218.7746, ext. 3509 or 314.275.3509 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Custodian Heavy/Housekeeper

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Performs manual work involving cleaning and care of Principia School campus buildings; assists with moving and setting up furniture as well as event setup. Minimum qualifications: Two years' experience in general custodial work; working knowledge of the basic methods, materials, and equipment used in assigned work; ability to understand and follow general instructions; ability to operate and use cleaning equipment; ability to perform physically demanding work for extended periods of time; general knowledge of related jobs in the organization; ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; versatility and ability to work in harmony with others, including tenants and other members of the staff and fellow workers; ability to drive Principia vehicles safely and transport/use moderately heavy items such as vacuum cleaners, pails of water, etc.; a current and infraction-free driver's license; sufficient physical fitness to do any of the following: lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, climbing ladders and stairs, etc.; ability to lift 50 lbs.; availability for on-call emergency work 24/7 and weekend work when scheduled or needed. *This description includes some, but not all of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Apply in Human Resources Mon. 8/24 or Tues. 8/25 12-3 p.m. Applications will be accepted through August 25, 2015. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - St. Louis at pers-stl@principia.edu or call 800.218.7746, ext. 3509 or 314.275.3509 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Human Resources Clerical Assistant

- Part-time (18 hrs/wk), 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Provides a welcoming presence and reception of visitors; provides general office support for the Human Resources Department including, but not limited to, preparing and processing office records, correspondence, HR forms, etc.; thrives in a supportive role; expresses joy and kindness. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; relevant work experience; is detail-oriented and can manage and complete multiple tasks accurately and in a timely fashion; is proficient in Microsoft programs, including Excel and Word; possesses strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrates dependability and punctuality; is willing and able to maintain strict confidentiality; is willing to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Photographer/Videographer

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

The Marketing and Communications Department photographer/videographer plays a vital role in telling the Principia story in a clear, consistent, and compelling way to a variety of audiences. This individual is responsible for providing a regular stream of photographs and videos highlighting the activities across Principia and illustrating student and faculty accomplishments. He or she must be able to catalog, warehouse, and access a growing library of photos and videos. Creativity, strong people and collaboration skills, initiative, flexibility, and technical and artistic skills are required. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; proven skills capturing still photography and video in both natural and studio settings; portfolio required; substantial knowledge of photography/videography techniques and best practices; strong working knowledge of camera equipment and lighting, as well as working experience using a Canon 5D Mark III; proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Lightroom, and Photoshop) and/or Final Cut Pro X on a Mac platform; general understanding of marketing and communications methods; ability to lift and carry photo/video equipment; excellent written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to direct and execute photo and video shoots; ability to interact comfortably with subjects of all ages; very strong organizational and time-management skills; ability to work without supervision and under time pressure; ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple, long-range projects as well as day-to-day assignments; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team; a self-starter with superior interpersonal skills; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Program Coordinator, Alumni & Field Relations

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

This post coordinates, implements, plans, and supports activities and programs sponsored by Alumni & Field Relations; helps organize and coordinate a range of alumni activities on and off campus, including Principia Club activities, with the goal of advancing Principia’s relationships with all stakeholders—alumni, volunteers, friends, and students; maintains confidentiality; enriches the quality of work associated with Alumni & Field Relations and strives to increase all stakeholders' participation in Principia activities in the field and on campus. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; associate's degree or higher; two years' experience in event planning and coordination; experience in project management; experience working with volunteers preferred; working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; familiarity with InDesign and Adobe Creative suite preferred; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and connect with a wide range of people; a team- and goal-oriented approach to work and a gracious and creative work style; evidence of being well-organized, self-directed, and intuitive; willingness to travel occasionally and to work some weekends and occasional long/irregular hours; enthusiastic commitment to and understanding of Principia's Purpose and Policies, as well as Advancement's objectives; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

School Faculty: Upper School Biology

- Full-time, school-year position beginning fall 2015

Uses effective, hands-on instructional lessons and labs that demonstrate the scientific process for biological science units in accordance with the School’s curriculum, while collaborating closely with the rest of the science faculty; teaches life science lab courses; current classes include Biology (with strong field biology and ecology components) and Sustainability. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in science or relevant field preferred; teaching certification preferred; strong background knowledge in biology and the environment as well as physical sciences preferred; proficiency in student-centered experiential and inquiry-based learning at the secondary level; desire to take full advantage of the School’s unique physical environment (~350 acres) as an extension of the classroom; ability to relate well with students and adults; ability to teach other strands of science preferred; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Senior Investment and Banking Accountant

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Monitors and records investments, including endowments and trusts; reconciles bank statements and prepares complex accounting journals; assists with year-end audit preparation. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent degree/experience required; demonstrated working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices; experience in accounting, preferably in an educational or nonprofit environment; knowledge of and experience with automated accounting systems, including spreadsheets, databases, and integrated financial management systems; effective communication skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work well as part of a team; attention to detail in verifying records and preparing reports; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Substitute Teachers--Daycare through Upper School

- On-call, part-time opportunities; available immediately

Supervise students and presents lesson plans prepared by lead teacher; work individually and in small groups with students; act as classroom teacher if lead teacher is away; in Preschool and Lower School, substitutes normally take the role of teaching assistant. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree (education degree or certification preferred); classroom experience; ability to work well with children and adults; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - St. Louis at pers-stl@principia.edu or call 800.218.7746, ext. 3509 or 314.275.3509 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Elsah, Illinois, Campus:

Admissions Counselor (Dual-Campus Position)

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Effectively manage a geographic territory to identify, cultivate, and recruit prospective students who qualify for admission to Principia; coordinate Principia's outreach to these students in cooperation with faculty, administrators, alumni, and other Christian Science organizations. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; bachelor's degree; 2-3 years relevant work experience preferred; ability to travel; an understanding of Principia's mission and a desire to share Principia with prospective students and their families; love for and appreciation of Principia as an educational institution; ability to shift work hours to come in late and stay late in order to reach prospects at night when students are most available; evidence of success as a self-starter who functions independently and coordinates effectively with others; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively and intuitively interview prospective students and family members; working knowledge of computers, word processing, data entry, and spreadsheets; ability to work effectively with faculty/staff/students on both campuses; ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information appropriately; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2015.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Campus Security Officer

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Serves the Principia community, guests, and visiting public by upholding Principia's standard of safety and security and by prayerfully and metaphysically supporting campus safety and security; provides a security presence and monitors traffic, events, and the activities of people on campus; responds to and assists the Principia community, guests, visiting public, and the police with security matters and/or emergencies; expresses good judgment, attention to detail, and respect; maintains confidentiality and displays a strong sense of principle and integrity. Minimum qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; work experience in the security field preferred; ability to work effectively without immediate supervision; effective verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail; high comfort level with public contact and a diverse campus population; willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

College Faculty

- Full-time, school-year positions

Principia College is seeking faculty candidates in various disciplines throughout the year, such as Computer Science, Theatre, and Mathematics, and more. Candidates must be active Christian Science church members and hold a Master’s Degree. If teaching at the college level sounds exciting to you, we welcome you to contact us to learn more about possible opportunities! Specific faculty openings will be posted online in September, and we will accept applications for faculty openings at that time. For more information, please contact either campuses’ Human Resources office: pers-stl@principia.edu or hr-elsah@principia.edu; or you can contact Principia Recruiters Beth Williams (618-374-5202) or Kristyn Gibbs (314-275-3509). Applications currently being accepted.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Guest House Assistant: On-Call

- On-Call

Provides welcoming and professional service to current and prospective guests; answers phone and takes messages; prepares business correspondence and e-mail with accuracy and professionalism; assists guests with various service and supply needs; keeps snacks supplied and available; launders room linens; maintains tidy kitchen with light cleaning and dishwashing. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; customer service experience; ability to provide welcoming and professional service; strong customer service and communication skills; strong attention to detail and accuracy; good understanding of College campus locations, services, etc. and of surrounding areas. Applications currently being accepted.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Human Resources Coordinator/Office Manager

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

Provides professional office reception with a welcoming presence; responsible for managing student personnel for the Human Resources department; coordinates Human Resources services and related processes; assists with recruitment and hiring processes. The ideal candidate for this position thrives in taking initiative and a supportive role, and is able to provide top-notch professional and gracious service to all, and demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; Bachelor’s degree in related field or minimum 2 years relevant work experience preferred; Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks accurately and timely and be detail oriented; Strong customer service, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; Willingness to maintain strict confidentiality; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance.*This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

On-Call Security Officer

- On-call (part-time) position, beginning as soon as possible

Serves the Principia College community, guests, and the visiting public by upholding Principia's standards for safety and security; provides a security presence and monitors campus traffic, events, and activities; responds to and assists with security matters and/or emergencies; maintains professional training and standards in accordance with departmental requirements. Minimum qualifications: Current Christian Science Mother Church membership and active local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction preferred; ability to work effectively without immediate supervision; effective communication skills; good judgment and attention to detail; respect for confidentiality; comfort with public contact and a diverse campus population; a strong sense of principle and integrity; a valid driver's license; solid understanding and support of Principia's purpose, rules, and regulations.This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Seasonal Assistant Indoor/Outdoor Coach, Track and Field

- Half-time, 7-month position beginning November, 2015

Assist in management of intercollegiate program for Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field (Fields events—Jumps, throws, multi-events). Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science church membership; Christian Science Class Instruction preferred; College coaching experience preferred; Work toward professional development through attending clinics and/or conventions; participate on committees; pursue advanced degree; Knowledge and support of Principia policies; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Seasonal Assistant Men's/Women's Basketball Coach

- Part-Time, Seasonal Position, beginning Fall, 2015

Assist in management of intercollegiate basketball programs as determined by the athletic director. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science church membership; College coaching experience preferred; Work toward professional development through attending clinics and/or conventions; Participate on committees; Pursue advanced degree; Demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia policies; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Seasonal Assistant Men's/Women's Soccer Coach

- Part-time, seasonal position beginning fall 2015

Assist in management of intercollegiate soccer programs as determined by the director of soccer and athletic director. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science church membership; College coaching experience preferred; Work toward professional development through attending clinics and/or conventions; Participate on committees; Pursue advanced degree; Demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia policies; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

Seasonal Assistant Men's/Women's Tennis Coach

- Part-time, Seasonal Position beginning Fall, 2015

Assist in management of intercollegiate soccer programs as determined by the director of soccer and athletic director. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science church membership; College coaching experience preferred; Work toward professional development through attending clinics and/or conventions; Participate on committees; Pursue advanced degree; Demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia policies; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Seasonal Assistant Swimming Coach

- Part-Time, Seasonal Position, beginning Fall, 2015

Assist in management of intercollegiate swimming program as determined by the Aquatics Director and Athletic Director. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science church membership; College coaching experience preferred; Work toward professional development through attending clinics and/or conventions; Participate on committees; Pursue advanced degree; Demonstrated knowledge and support of Principia policies; Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

For an application and job description, e-mail Human Resources - Elsah at hr-elsah@principia.edu or call 800.277.4648 ext. 2846 or 618.374.5202 from outside of the U.S. and Canada. If you know individuals who may be interested in this position, please tell them about it.

 

top

Student Affairs Manager/Office Manager

- Full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as possible

The Student Affairs Manager works closely with the Dean of Students and serves on the Student Life management team; serves as project and research manager for the Dean’s initiatives and represents the Dean on select committees; acts as student Grievance Manager related to student harassment, hazing, bullying, bias and discrimination (hereafter referred to as “harassment grievances”) and stays abreast of legal requirements and best practices; develops and maintains expertise in the field of Student Affairs; supervises the Student Funds Administrator; manages the campus-wide student club program; manages Student Life websites and social media platforms; acts as Budget Manager and Office Manager for Student Life; requires a high level of professionalism, interpersonal skills, accuracy, and confidentiality. Minimum Qualifications: Active Christian Science Mother Church and local branch church membership; Christian Science class instruction; Bachelor’s Degree; Demonstrated ability to treat sensitive information with the utmost discretion, confidentiality, and poise, including student, legal, personnel, and detailed financial information; Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to navigate complex issues across constituencies calmly, effectively, humbly, and with spiritual grace; Excellent written and oral communication skills; high level of accuracy; Able to work across multiple projects of varying complexity; demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize work; strong technical and organizational skills; ability to manage competing deadlines without compromising quality of work; solid knowledge of Microsoft Office; Experience in research, editing, proofreading, and synthesizing information for presentation purposes; • Ability to work and problem-solve independently • Ability to effectively provide executive-level counsel and support by translating day-to-day issues and tasks into the larger context of serving the Cause of Christian Science; Higher education/Student Affairs work experience, preferred; harassment grievance certification and experience with student grievances, preferred; Project management and budgeting, preferred; Familiarity with website and social media platform design/management or willing to learn, preferred; Available evenings or weekends if needed to coordinate grievances or attend activities. *This description includes some, but not all, of the activities and responsibilities assigned to this position. Applications currently being accepted.

Click here for an application and job description.

 

top

 

Return to Principia College

Return to Principia School

"At Principia every person you work with cares about your professional growth and your personal growth as well. By filling a need that Principia had, I am helping impact the future of a school and college that tangibly does good for the world. That’s a pretty awesome feeling!"

Beginning with the 2015–16 academic year, all full-time, benefits-eligible Christian Science staff members will receive a 100 percent tuition discount for all children enrolled in a for-credit, tuition-based Principia educational program from Pre-K through College.