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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Employment

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See the current employment opportunities at West Catholic below.

Director of Buildings & Grounds

West Catholic High School is looking for a full-time Director of Buildings & Grounds who is responsible for all grounds and facility-related operations, including building maintenance, facility renovations, custodial services, groundskeeping, facility planning/construction and safety/security services.

The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Working knowledge of safe work practices and safety precautions utilized in the building trades
  • Working knowledge of laws and building codes affecting repair and remodeling
  • Working knowledge of methods used in the maintenance of building equipment
  • Knowledge of estimating material and labor costs
  • Effective listening, communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage a team and build a strong rapport with colleagues, vendors and members of the community

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safety and security of the school
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining budgets as well as short- and long-term facility plans
  • Responsible for all building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, waste management and safety
  • Oversees all facilities usage, including facility rentals and directing appropriate setup and teardown of facility rental events
  • Provides for regular inspection and evaluation of facilities
  • Prepares long- and short-range plans for maintenance, repair and site improvement projects
  • Provides leadership on preventive maintenance
  • Orders and receives maintenance materials, grounds supplies and equipment, and maintains an appropriate inventory of such materials and equipment
  • Obtains and evaluates quotes for all buildings and grounds projects
  • Maintains accurate work records of facility maintenance, service agreements and projects
  • Oversees contractors involved in facility projects and services and maintains positive relationships with vendors

Requirements:

  • Formal training in the skilled trades or a bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Five years of experience in buildings, grounds and/or maintenance
  • Three years of supervisory experience

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, holidays and paid time off benefits, student tuition discount benefit of up to 80% after 1 year of service

Interested candidates should complete an application for employment or send resumes to:

Don St. Andre
Human Resources Director
Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
[email protected]
616-264-2672

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

1st-Shift Custodian

West Catholic High School is looking to fill a full-time custodial position for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Responsible for providing a clean and healthy environment for staff and students
  • Duties include classroom and restroom cleaning, event setup and teardown, trash removal and other custodial duties as assigned
  • Previous custodial/janitorial experience preferred
  • Experience stripping and waxing hard floors and carpet extraction preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and meet the physical requirements of the job duties
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, holidays and paid time off benefits, student tuition discount benefit of up to 80% after 1 year of service

Interested candidates should complete an application for employment or send resumes to:

Don St. Andre
Human Resources Director
Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
[email protected]
616-264-2672

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Staff Accountant - GRCSS

There is an opening for a full-time (40 hours) exempt-level Staff Accountant to support Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools.

The Staff Accountant will:

  • Provide oversight to the tuition receivables and collections processes
  • Prepare and record assets, liability, revenue and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling and resolving discrepancies
  • Serve as an expert resource for other accounting staff, including a bookkeeper and financial aid specialist
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for review and analysis, assist with audit and budget preparation, and identify opportunities for business efficiencies

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in accounting or equivalent experience. Advanced Excel knowledge is required. Experience with computerized ledger systems with Quickbooks preferred. The individual must be very organized and detail-oriented with strong project management, analytical and interpersonal skills. This role is expected to work well independently and as part of a team.

The Diocese of Grand Rapids offers a comprehensive benefits package. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Substitute Teachers

West Catholic is looking to expand its substitute teacher list! If you have teaching experience, please consider applying to be added to our sub roster. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to provide backup teaching services when full-time teachers are unable to work
  • Ability to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher
  • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning
  • Virtus training is a plus!

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a Catholic Secondary Schools employment application to:

Don St. Andre
Human Resources Director
Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
[email protected]
616-264-2672

Please also include a copy of one of the following: Michigan Teaching certificate, Michigan Substitute Teaching permit, a copy of bachelor’s degree or a copy of your transcript with completion of 60 semester hours from two or four-year regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum 2.0 GPA).