Science Department Head

Faculty / Full-Time

Nativity School of Worcester, Worcester, MA

Nativity School of Worcester
Science Department Head Teacher

Our Mission:
Founded in 2003, Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school
that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths. Drawing upon
four pillars – strength, scholarship, character, and service – a Nativity education inspires
self-discovery, responsibility, spiritual growth, and a lifelong dedication to learning.
After a successful 20 years of our boys program, we will be opening the Julie Power Girls Division in
July of 2024. The Science Department Head Teacher will be part of this historic opening of the only
Jesuit all-girls school in Massachusetts.

Science Department Head Overview:
Reporting to the Principal, the Science Department Head Teacher serves as the primary Science
teacher for multiple grade levels. In addition to providing direct classroom instruction, the teacher
serves as a mentor to the Teaching Fellows on the Science team, and is an essential point of contact
with families. The teacher strives to create an environment where students can achieve to their
highest potential, as measured by demonstrable academic and social gains.

Primary Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Principal, your responsibilities will consist of the following:
● Modeling of successful teacher practices:
o Lead teach three to four sections of Science classes (depending on the needs of the
o Taking a leadership role in the co-teaching/paraprofessional mode with a focus on
growing the impact of the Science program.
o Leading Science team meetings and engaging in formal mentoring responsibilities of
Nativity Fellows.
o Participating in Student Support Team meetings.
o Maintaining a Curriculum Document that includes:
▪ A copy of lesson plans.
▪ A copy of any unit plans utilized in class.
▪ A copy of all worksheets (with reference numbers tied back to lesson plans)
used in class.
▪ A copy of all assessments used in class.
● Participate in the school’s student support model where needed including:
o Actively participating in weekly Student Support Team meetings.
o Running small group and individual work during WIN blocks as needed.
● Assisting in regular staffing responsibilities as outlined in the Nativity Faculty Handbook and
Nativity Employee Manual.
o Attending and actively participating in weekly staff meetings.
o Assisting in emergency teaching and coverage needs, as such needs develop.
o Participating in mandatory staff orientation prior to the start of the school year and
two annual two-day retreats.
● Assist the Principal with special projects, such as serving as a member of the Admission
Committee or other committees, as needed.
● Promote the school’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist work within the academic
program, curriculum and day-to-day duties.
You will also be expected to:
● Participate in Summer Session orientation and Summer Session (July).
o Summer Orientation Dates: June 28-July 2nd
o Summer Session Dates: July 8th-July 26th
o August Orientation: Starts August 19
● Follow the annual Academic Calendar (to be forwarded to employees in August), with
participation in staff orientation prior to the start of school year.
● Assist in regular staffing responsibilities as outlined in the Nativity Faculty Handbook:
o Such tasks include participating in one “late” day ending at 5:30 pm (i.e. end of
academic day through end of after-school day) per week and assisting with lunch or
recess duties as needed.
o Attending and actively participating in weekly staff meetings.
o Assisting with morning advisory and in emergency teaching needs, as such needs
● Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues
regarding the internal and external Nativity Worcester community.
● Fulfill responsibilities as memorialized in the Nativity Employee Handbook.
● At least two years of classroom experience, preferably in middle school.
● Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification in subject
● Openness to embracing and promoting the Jesuit mission and identity of Nativity School of
● Proficiency with the Spanish language preferred but not required.
● Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required.
Compensation is based on years of experience (see the school’s teaching salary rubric below).
Nativity offers competitive benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance, retirement
matching and tuition reimbursement.

Submit a letter of introduction and résumé to: Andrea Bazarian, Principal, Nativity School
of Worcester, 67 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 or at
Nativity School of Worcester is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage
applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical
disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or
genetic information. Nativity School of Worcester is committed to a diverse and inclusive
environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from
diverse backgrounds and life experiences (e.g. gender, ethnicity/race, and other individuals who are
under- represented in the profession). Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of
individuals and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their
experiences and interests in their cover letter.

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Nativity School of Worcester

Worcester, MA
Elementary, Middle School