High School Religious Studies Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

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 spiritual 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

St. John’s Prep seeks a religious studies teacher for grades 9-12 starting in the 2024-2025 school year. The High School Religious Studies Department offers a four-year program that seeks to educate the whole student—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. We share the conviction that a student enriches his education when he incorporates in-depth theological exploration in his academic program. Religious Studies teachers at St. John’s Prep teach five (5) classes and are required to complete a “duty” period during each semester.


Position Competencies

  • Content Expertise: Demonstrates personal experience with Catholic spirituality; has experience teaching Catholic theology, Catholic Social Teaching, and some familiarity with Church history. 
  • Communication Skills: Communicates consistently and effectively with parents, students, and colleagues.
  • Inclusive Mindset: 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. 
  • Collegiality: Each teacher regularly collaborates with colleagues concerning best practice 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 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 religious studies or theology.
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in religious studies, theology, or related field.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diversity of learning styles and learners.


Physical Requirements:

  • Standing/sitting for long periods of time.
  • 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, 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 if applying for a faculty role. Please, no phone calls. 

St. John’s Prep

Danvers, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School