Religious Studies Teacher, Grades 9-12
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.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
St. John’s Prep seeks a religious studies teacher for grades 9-12 starting in the 2023-2024 school year. The Religious Studies Department in the High School 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.” A complete listing of Religious Studies courses and their descriptions can be found on our website.
Religious Studies teachers at St. John’s Preparatory School teach five (5) classes and are required to complete a “duty” period during each semester. Prospective candidates should display an expertise in Catholic theology, Catholic Social Teaching, and familiarity with Church History. Prospective candidates should have the competency and passion to engage, inspire, and connect with boys in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum which provides a theological foundation to better inform their faith experience, while empowering them to become young men of hope, faith, and wisdom. Candidates should also have a desire to become an active and collegial member of an adult community of learners. We seek candidates who are open and willing to embrace a student-centered digital learning model that incorporates education technology tools, open education resources, and varied instructional strategies.
Skills and Competencies
- Content Expertise: Has experience and a commitment to teaching Catholic theology.
- Communication Skills: Communicates consistently and effectively with parents, students,
- 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 and innovative
teaching practices that engage the diverse needs of boys today.
- 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.
- 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
All members of the faculty are expected to give witness to the mission of St. John’s as an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, St. John’s encourages all members of the faculty to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom. The school offers a wide range of co-curricular, intramural, and interscholastic programs. For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit our website at 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.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and academic transcripts to Tracii Schaeublin, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 3, 2023. Please, no phone calls.
Posted February 2023