JOB DESCRIPTION

The teacher assists the Church and the school in the mission of evangelizing. The teacher contributes to fostering the Catholic School culture by serving as a witness to students and to the community. By bearing witness to Christ, His Church and the teachings of our Catholic faith, the teacher cooperates with Christ in the academic, spiritual, and social education of our high school students. The teacher leads, instructs, and utilizes effective pedagogy; obtains necessary academic certificates; participates in continual professional development; maintains detailed and accurate records as required by the school; and imparts a Catholic worldview through the curriculum. In addition to academic preparation, record-keeping and accountability, the teacher, as member of a “house” within St. John Paul II Catholic High School, serves as a mentor and campus minister to students.

Status: Full-time
Reports to Principal or Designee

About St. John Paul II Catholic High School
St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a brand-new college-preparatory, co-ed high school, rooted in Jesus Christ. Opened in August of 2018, this liberal-arts high school offers a four-year philosophy program. Students receive excellent academic training while growing in their ability to think clearly about the ethical and cultural issues of our times. Led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, the faculty fosters an environment in which the Catholic faith is vibrant so that students can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and will be motivated to take an ever more active role in His Church. Sports programs, service opportunities, daily prayer and a house system foster growth and a sense of family. Most importantly, Jesus Christ is the center of the school. He calls and we respond to Him.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

-Strives to achieve the goals of Catholic education and the mission of this school:
– Establishes an atmosphere where students can encounter the living Christ
-Promotes and lives the gospel values and Catholic moral teaching
-Upholds the doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church
-Forms students to have true freedom
-Assumes responsibility for the leadership and management of the classes assigned:
-Provides a positive learning environment with understanding of inherent dignity of each person
-Organizes the classroom to facilitate student learning
-Supervises and provides for the safety, welfare, and care of the students while they are in school
-Works toward a creation of a Catholic community within the classroom and the entire school community
-Teaches in accordance with diocesan and local policies as well as appropriate state laws
-Develops and implements a daily and weekly schedule to effectively meet the goals of curriculum
-Develops and implements an instructional program according to the needs of the students and the established Diocesan Curriculum Standards:
-Determines level of student achievement
-Evaluates students in relation to Diocesan and School Curriculum Standards
-Uses appropriate teaching strategies to meet individual student needs
-Uses a variety of instructional strategies
-Incorporates technology into instruction in accordance with the school’s philosophy of digital media and technology
-Refers students for evaluation and consultation when necessary in collaboration with administration and parents
-Maintains accurate records in all record keeping as required by the school:
-Maintains proper grading and/or reporting system for each student as required by the principal
-Meets deadlines with official classroom reports, attendance, and statistics as required by the principal
-Establishes positive school community relationships:
-Communicates effectively with students and parents in accordance with the school’s communication guidelines
-Is a positive influence, good representative, and proactive communicator
-Maintains cooperative relationships with all in the school community
-Cooperates with and helps promotes various curricular and co-curricular programs within the school
-Promotes and participates in community service
-Actively participates in school faculty meetings and in services
-Plans for, participates, and completes professional development to remain current with religious and academic certifications:
-Keeps informed of current instructional practices through professional reading and educational opportunities
-Participates in professional activities and joins appropriate professional organizations
-Attends diocesan sponsored in-services
-Attends and actively participates in school faculty meetings and in-services
-Actively participates in the process of continuous school improvement
-Maintains personal professional development records
-Performs any other job related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS

-Practicing Catholic who is joyfully faithful to the church’s tradition and teaching 
-Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
-Understands the complementary relationships between faith and reason
-Willing to make a public Profession of Faith
-Thinks, plans and makes decisions with prudential judgement and right reason
-Meets Ministry Formation Certification as required by Diocesan policy
-Able to teach skills needed for communication and communion — a common sense of right and wrong, good and evil, truth and falsehood, so that students can analyze what they read and write in light of the true, good and beautiful
-Writes effectively and teaches students necessary writing skills
-Communicates clearly using grammatical and respectful speech
-Organized, creative and able to show initiative
-Knowledge and experience using good teaching techniques that work in a 90 minute class period
-Certifiable by the Arizona Department of Education as a secondary education English teacher
-Must complete the Safe Environment Training and fulfill other diocesan requirements
-AZ FBI Fingerprint clearance card required

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please apply here: https://catholicschoolsphx.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2053

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Disclaimer

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the future job responsibilities, school administration reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change. St. John Paul II Catholic High School opened in August 2018. The school will be accepting new students into the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023. The growth in enrollment adds to the excitement and challenge of hiring for next school year. The exact number of teaching positions is currently unknown. This teaching position is anticipated to be a full-time position. We may hire more than one teacher in this subject area, combine this position with another position, or add part-time positions to meet the needs of enrollment.