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Manager of Purchasing

Job Description:

The Manager of Purchasing is responsible for the administration of all processes and procedures related to the acquisition of goods and provision of services, including soliciting bids, evaluating and selecting vendors, and negotiating pricing and other contractual terms.  Additionally, the Manager of Purchasing is responsible for making ongoing improvements to the purchasing process, including implementing changes that generate cost savings or enhance internal controls.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist members of faculty and staff with issues related to the submission of purchase requisitions
  • Review purchase requisitions for appropriate account coding and necessary approvals
  • Solicit bids and proposals from vendors in accordance with established policies
  • Negotiate favorable pricing, payment, and other contractual terms with vendors
  • Evaluate competing bids and make objective vendor selection decisions in collaboration with members of faculty or staff from the requesting division or department
  • Develop preferred vendor sources for frequently used goods or services
  • Place purchase orders for goods and services pursuant to establish policies
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for all purchases
  • Resolve issues with vendors – e.g., delivery delays, pricing differences, quantity discrepancies, product defects – in a timely manner
  • Pursue new vendor relationships to realize cost savings
  • Ensure that all purchasing policies and procedures are documented and reviewed at least annually with members of faculty and staff
  • Provide training to new members of faculty and staff on purchasing policies and procedures
  • Make ongoing improvements to the purchasing process, including recommendations for changes that enhance internal controls
  • Assist with various facility projects, including negotiating service contracts for building systems and overseeing construction projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a job related area – CPM or a similar accreditation from a recognized purchasing organization such as APICS or NAPM a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in a lead purchasing or procurement role for an organization with annual revenues of at least $20 million – experience in school setting a plus
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing principles, processes, and procedures
  • Proven ability to evaluate vendor bids, negotiate pricing and other contractual terms, and manage on-going relationships
  • Hands-on experience with at least one major ERP system – preferably Blackbaud
  • Track record for meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with the application of internal controls in a purchasing context
  • Aptitude for identifying and implementing purchasing related process improvements
  • Service oriented with a collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Proficient using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history* should be submitted electronically to: 

Cathy Lee, Director of Finance 

Denise Pyeatt, Controller



Upper School Attendance Secretary

Job Description:

Francis Parker School is currently seeking an Upper School Attendance Secretary for the 2015-2016 school year (beginning in late August). This is a part-time position: Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Take daily attendance
  • Post attendance lists in a timely fashion
  • Track and notify students/families of detention for excessive tardies and absences and help coordinate detention jobs during school hours
  • Coordinate early dismissal with security
  • Assist with communications (e.g. notes and blogs) to students and parents, including making daily bulletin entries
  • Oversee lost and found on US campus
  • Serve as the Upper School health clerk
  • Work with students and parents in a professional and friendly manner
  • Perform additional administrative duties, including: answering office phone, handling office mail, data entry, ordering office and workroom supplies on a weekly basis, updating/rotating student files, collecting signed forms (handbook, senior privilege) and following up with missing ones, and supporting Upper School administration with special projects. 


  • Requires 2-3 years experience as a senior-level administrative assistant; school office and/or attendance work experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) and have experience using data management systems
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills to interact professionally with a diverse population, including communicating with teenagers and parents in person and via phone
  • Must have professional demeanor and have the ability to handle confidential student matters and files
  • Must be well-organized and have good attention to detail
  • Must be team-orientated, self-motivated and able to multi-task

Salary and Benefits:

Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary.  The Attendance Secretary position is paid hourly (20 hours per week) and is eligible for pro-rated benefits.


Application Process:

A cover letter, resume and salary requirements should be submitted electronically to:


Marc Thiebach, Associate Head of Upper School


Librarian (Linda Vista Campus)


Job Description:

Situated at the center of our Middle and Upper School campus, our library is a modern, state-of-the-art building that houses an extensive physical and digital collection, provides collaboration and study areas for classes and student groups, and which also houses the space that will become our Design Lab in the near future. Parker believes that our librarians should strive to create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based learning, collaboration with fellow faculty members, and that has ample physical, technological and digital resources to support teaching and learning.


We are seeking an individual who will continue the excellent leadership of our library and continue its transformation into a learning hub for our Middle and Upper School campus. This individual should have an open mindset regarding the role of the library on a school campus: holding a flexible stance about the future of libraries and having a vision for an innovative, welcoming, and energizing space, while also honoring and valuing the tradition of reading and literacy that a library brings to a school. The librarian has direct purview over the physical space of the library, manages a library assistant, oversees the budget for the library, collaborates extensively with faculty and students, provides information about research resources and techniques, teaches students about relevant library skills, and provides direct supervision of the library spaces. The librarian will collaborate with the tech coordinators, faculty representatives and an incoming design lab coordinator to provide a cohesive program and experience for students and faculty in grades 6 - 12.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Maintain an engaging, relevant, and comprehensive library collection for use by students, faculty, and the Parker community
    • Research, select, and order new books and resources as needed
    • Effectively sift through physical and digital collections annually to ensure the collection is up-to-date and meets the learning needs of the School
    • Actively promote a love of reading and literacy in students
    • Teach small groups and full classes on research methods and resources, the appropriate use of both physical and digital resources, and strategies for balancing the use of all available research resources
    • Collaborate with faculty, technology coordinators and the design lab coordinator to provide cross-disciplinary, hands-on, student oriented learning experiences
    • Curate student work examples for public display within the library and around campus as appropriate
    • Effectively identify resources and share those resources that enhance curriculum and instruction practices
    • Create and sustain conversations for learning among faculty and students
    • Supervise the physical space of the library and engage students in appropriate use of the various library spaces
    • Provide assistance in the development of the design lab housed inside the library space
    • Use effective instructional practices when teaching groups and/or classes
    • Assist faculty and students with research projects, teach teachers how to use new resources that become available, help students find resources, especially digital resources
    • Supervise and evaluate employee(s) assigned to work in the library
    • Provide assistance with maintenance of the archives collection of the School 


    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences and/or a State Issued Librarian Certificate
    • Extensive knowledge of print resources appropriate for a grade 6 - 12 program
    • Strong comfort with technology, including emerging technologies and the use of technology to enhance the educational program
    • Effective use of technology for communication, presentation, and teaching purposes
    • Previous experience working with students in grades 6 - 12 and in working with Middle and Upper School faculties
    • Proven collaborative experience with faculty
    • Holds a vision of the future of the library while simultaneously paying close attention to the details involved in the day-to-day management of the library and its associated resources
    • Proven history of sound fiscal management of a complex budget
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort with making presentations to groups of students, faculty, and/or community members
    • Strong interpersonal skills with students aged 11 to 18 - firm yet flexible, relates well to students, upholds school policy and expectations, collaborates with students to find solutions to problems and identify potential resources
    • Demonstrated interest in “making,” entrepreneurship, and/or design thinking, along with using the practices and implements associated with those philosophies
    • Experience managing and supervising library personnel and/or instructional assistants
    • Able to work flexible hours and work in dynamic environments

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history* should be submitted electronically to:


Laurynn Evans, Assistant Head of School 


2015-2016 Associate Director for Lower School Admissions


Job Description:

Francis Parker School seeks a qualified Associate Director for Lower School Admissions.  Working under the guidance of the Admissions Office and under the direction of the Director of Admissions, the Associate Director for Lower School Admissions acts as the primary resource for outreach and admissions for prospective students and families in the Lower School. Position will start August 2015.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


Under the guidance of the Director of Admissions, the Associate Director for Lower School Admissions is responsible for:  

  • Oversight of the JK-5 admissions process, including parent interviews, parent communications, testing, student visitations, processing of forms, final decisions and candidate notification
  • Hosting the annual Lower School Open Houses
  • Oversight of academic presentations for prospective families
  • Participating in the Admissions Coffees, New Family Dinner, Orientation, and other admissions events
  • Collaboration with Marketing and Communications in outreach to San Diego families through admissions materials, online networks, publications, community partnerships, and outside organizations
  • Working with Lower School faculty and staff to fully support the ongoing admissions efforts
  • Preparing tour guides (Squires) and parent ambassadors to communicate the breadth of initiatives at Francis Parker School
  • Remaining current on admissions trends and statistics
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with area schools, especially feeder schools
  • Assisting in the short- and long-term JK-5 enrollment management
  • Monitoring JK-5 attrition and retention statistics
  • Representing the School and the Admissions Office at various functions within and outside the School
  • Identifying potential mentor families and future admissions outreach volunteers for the Lower School community 


  • Bachelor degree or higher; teaching or counseling degree preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in an independent lower school
  • Understanding of current elementary education pedagogy
  • Strong knowledge of marketing strategies and outreach for independent schools
  • Collaborative attitude and ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise good judgment and multi-task
  • Superior communication skills, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills
  • Strong professional demeanor and ability to represent the School ethically
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive circumstances
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours
  • Experience analyzing statistics and data trends
  • Solid technology background; experience with TADS and social media preferred

Application Process:


A cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history should be submitted electronically to:


Francis Parker School

Human Resources Department 



School Bus Driver (Multiple Positions Available)

Job Description: 

Below are the following School Bus Driver positions available:

    1. Late Afternoon 2:30pm – 5:30pm
    2. Summer (Mid June – Early August 2015). For daily full and half day field trips throughout San Diego County 


    School Bus Drivers must possess the following qualification and requirements to be considered for the position:

    • Must possess current California School Bus Certification and California Driver’s License Class B with Passenger Endorsement
    • Must possess a valid commercial medical card
    • Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, TB testing, fingerprinting, and references.
    • Must have a clean driving record.

    Salary and Benefits:


    These are Part-Time positions and are not eligible for benefits. The hourly rate will commensurate based on school bus driving experience (Pay Range $18-$24/hr). 


    Application Process:

    Please email Deborah Burzynski, Director of Transportation at to request employment and supplemental applications.



    Maintenance Person – Linda Vista Campus

    Job Description

    The Maintenance Crew performs manual work necessary to maintain cleanliness and appearance of the School grounds, roads, walks and buildings.  The Maintenance Crew provides technical expertise and manual skill in the servicing and repair of the buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings. 

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Performs maintenance duties, including building maintenance (i.e., repair/replace locks, doors and light fittings, repair broken windows, touch-up painting, etc.) and grounds maintenance (mowing grass, trimming trees/shrubs, general landscaping duties, etc.)
    • Assist in equipment installation and with School improvements, such as building renovations, fencing, lands maintenance, etc.
    • Performs repairs, including structures, windows, doors, equipment, and furnishings
    • Cleans, moves, and arranges furnishings, supplies, and equipment as directed
    • Recommends areas needing repairs or other services
    • May perform minor maintenance jobs not requiring a skilled tradesperson 


    • High school diploma. Post-secondary training in a trade is desirable
    • Previous landscaping experience
    • Skill/experience in general maintenance/repair procedures (e.g., mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, etc.).
    • Basic skill and/or knowledge of building systems (e.g., HVAC, fire suppression, security, communication, etc.).
    • Basic understanding of the operation of machinery and equipment relative to building maintenance (i.e., pumps, A/C, etc.)
    • Time management skills to ensure workload is managed and deadlines met
    • Ability to work at heights or in confined spaces and perform physically demanding work

    Salary and Benefits:

    This is a Full-Time position (Monday – Friday; 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  The rate of pay is $9-$9.50 per hour.  This position is eligible for benefits. 


    Application Process:

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted electronically to:


    Polly Ronquillo, Human Resources Administrator



    About Francis Parker School

    Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1200+ students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to provide a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional and physical needs of individual students.”

    Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School–junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School–6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School– 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives, all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

    While students are central always, the faculty and staff who deliver our programs are no less important. Not only are they qualified professionally, but staff also share a deep commitment to the development of children, to professional growth, and to the larger communities in which they teach and learn. A positive and purposeful spirit abides at Parker. Adults who believe in the students, school, and school mission promote this tone in both substance and style. 

    Salary and Benefits

    Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background. 

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. The School has adopted the California Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Schools.  As such, the School will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices and policies, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.

    Francis Parker School is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversifying its workforce.

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    Mission Hills Campus
    Lower School
    4201 Randolph St.
    San Diego, CA 92103
      Linda Vista Campus
    Middle/Upper School
    6501 Linda Vista Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92111

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