Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. Located on a beautiful 64?acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. SHS is made up of two divisions: Preschool through Middle Schools (P-eighth grade) and Preparatory (grades nine through twelve). Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to educational excellence and the teachings of a Christ as expressed in forgiveness, compassion, respect and generosity. From preschool through high school, our world-class, diverse faculty and staff guide students of all faiths to become thoughtful and caring young adults through a rigorous curriculum and mission-driven programs, the development of active leadership skills, and emphasis on personal integrity. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience, and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit.
To learn more about Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at www.shschools.org
SHS seeks a talented and highly qualified fulltime Religious Studies teacher at the Preparatory. The duties commence for the academic year 2020-2021 beginning in August 2020 and this particular role may teach Hebrew/Christian Scriptures, Introduction to Catholicism, Personal Morality and Social Ethics to high school students. The successful candidate must prove excellent skills as a teacher and a strong ability to collaborate with colleagues to integrate religious studies coursework with campus ministry and/or other academic disciplines in the Preparatory. Excellent candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach with joy and verve, fostering a love of learning in adolescents. A healthy sense of humor is always a plus.
Key responsibilities for this important role include but are not limited to:
- Preparing course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Evaluating and grading students' class work, assignments, papers, and other assessments.
- Planning, evaluating, and revising curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
- Establishing and maintaining an effective classroom culture that supports student learning.
- Collaborating closely with colleagues to develop and renew curriculum and other school programs.
The ideal candidate must be a practicing Catholic and will have a BA and post graduate work in subject matter and/or educational administration. We prefer to see candidates with an MA degree and/or additional coursework or work experience in a relevant field. A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience is required as well as a strong understanding of and commitment to curriculum aligned with Catholicism, as interpreted and lived by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
For a more detailed job description, please visit our career page at http://www.shschools.org/Page/About/Careers--SHS and look for the Religious Studies Teacher position under the Preparatory heading.
This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.
Online: send resume and cover letter to email@example.com; please indicate Prep Religious Studies in the subject line.
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Prep Religious Studies
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.
As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.