Computer Science Teacher, High School
St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA
About St. John’s Prep
St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do, and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
St. John’s is a faith-based community grounded in and fortified by three main cultural priorities: recognizing all people as created in the image and likeness of God, embracing a habit of excellence grounded in a growth mindset, and empowering individuals to be unique expressions of God’s love in the world. Strong candidates will embody the Catholic principles and Xaverian values that guide our institution to help foster a supportive and inclusive campus environment. For further information on how faith animates St. John’s, please visit our Statement on Xaverian and Catholic Identity.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
St. John’s Prep seeks a computer science teacher for grades 9 through 12. The Computer Science Department offers a program that allows students to think computationally by learning to understand, analyze, and solve problems creatively by applying a variety of strategies appropriate for computational technologies; collaborate effectively with others in the course of solving significant problems; program a computer and organize information effectively; understand how computer hardware and communication systems (such as the web) are organized; use information technology in an ethical and responsible way.
A complete listing of computer science courses and their descriptions can be found here.
The ideal candidate has several of the following qualities:
- Experience teaching Advanced Placement Computer Science A (CSA )
- Experience with teaching robotics (St. John’s uses VEXcode from the VEX robotics system)
- Experience with Swift
- Willingness to learn new programming languages
- Enthusiasm about reading and research to stay abreast of current topics in computer science
- Demonstrated a capacity for working with a wide range of learning abilities and mixed grade levels
- Desire to utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
- Experience in Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning
Skills and Competencies
- Content Expertise: Has experience teaching various facets of computer science and connecting the study of technology to the local and global world beyond the classroom.
- Communication Skills: Communicates consistently and effectively with parents, students, and colleagues.
- Inclusive Mindset: Has a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, communication, and curricular decisions.
- Student-Centeredness: Must display a deep appreciation for student-centered, engaging, and innovative teaching practices; willing to support the unique learning styles of boys in a single-sex learning environment.
- Collegiality: Willing to regularly collaborate with colleagues concerning best practices in an effort to meet the learning needs of all students.
- Value-Add Orientation: Must be a self-directed individual who is solution-oriented, embraces challenges, and displays a thorough work ethic. Shows a commitment to being part of the life of our community through support of school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, committee work, and professional development.
- Enthusiastic: Finds joy in their work, a balanced perspective and enthusiasm for the daily experiences of school life.
Education and Experience
- A minimum of 1-3 years of teaching high school or college level computer science (or applicable educational experience).
- A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in computer science, information systems, engineering or a related field.
- Ability to work effectively with a diversity of learning styles and learners.
- Standing/sitting for long periods of time.
- Bending, lifting, pushing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, stooping.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to reach at and above shoulder height to access higher areas of equipment, etc.
- Must be capable of adapting to frequent changes in position throughout the workday.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
- Use of hands and fingers for manipulation, and using computer keyboard, educational tools, play equipment, and perform first aid and CPR.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.
All members of the faculty are expected to give witness to the Xaverian and Catholic mission of St. John’s Preparatory School by acting as servant leaders capable of modeling and actively promoting Xaverian and Catholic values. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, we encourage all members of the faculty to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom through a wide range of co-curricular, intramural, and interscholastic programs. For more information about St. John’s Prep, including our academic, spiritual, and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.
St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org.
Interested candidates are asked to apply via the online Application for Employment found on the Employment page of stjohnsprep.org. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resumé, and academic transcripts. Please, no phone calls.