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SHP Campus Ministry & Religious Studies Teacher

Sacred Heart Schools
Atherton, California

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Job Category
Grade Level
High School

Job Location

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton - Atherton, CA

Position Type

Full Time 10 - Month Schedule of Duties

Salary Range

$81,822.00 - $159,751.00 Salary/month

Job Category

Preparatory (9th - 12th Grades)

Position Purpose: The Campus Ministry / Religious Studies teacher collaborates with the Campus Ministry team and Religious Studies department to implement a vibrant, student-centered program and curriculum that addresses the spiritual, ethical, and emotional needs of a religiously diverse student population.



Specific Expectations for Prep Faculty & Staff:


In addition to regular teaching and duties, the following duties and responsibilities are expected as part of the faculty/staff workload:chaperoning, community responsibilities, professional development and trainings, classroom substitution, holding office hours, proctoring exams, admission interviews, and attendance of, or participation in, mandatory meetings and/or events (e.g. Director’s Day, open houses, Schools’ annual auction), as required and directed by your supervisor. All employees will be paid appropriately and according to current law. In the case you are required to work outside of your normal work schedule; non-exempt employees will receive overtime pay, as eligible.




Essential Functions


Campus Ministry - Retreats


  • Contributes to all programs within the campus ministry department, including opportunities for works of charity and justice, immersion and reflection, spiritual retreats, faith sharing, and prayer and worship. As determined by the Director of Campus Ministry, provides specific support for fellow campus ministers in supervision of and collaboration with departmental programming.


    With the support and supervision of the Director of Campus Ministry, plans and directs all aspects of the Retreats Program and regularly attends overnight and day-long retreats


    Oversees recruitment, communication, and formation of student leaders in the retreat ambassador program


    Collaborates with the instructor of the Ministry & Justice Leadership class to support student-leader training. and formation.


    Builds effective relationships with students and faculty/staff to support their full participation in the program area(s) they direct, including guiding reflection and providing pastoral care as appropriate.


    Manages all logistics associated with the Retreats Program, including budget and other resources.


    Gathers, interprets, and reports data to assess overall program effectiveness and impact and to guide program improvement.


    Communicates the program's impact to the school community.


    In collaboration with OMCS, supports at least one family mass per year (Saturday)


    In collaboration with OMCS, maintains relationships with relevant parent liaisons and/or committees as appropriate.



Religious Studies - Teaching


  • Teaches religious studies successfully to high school students.


    Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and student resources.


    Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records.


    Assesses student work and provides meaningful feedback to guide learning / growth.


    Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.


    Establishes and maintains an effective classroom culture that supports student learning.




All Educators


  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and renew curriculum and other school programs.


    Collaborates with colleagues to integrate religious studies coursework with campus ministry and/or other academic disciplines.


    Contributes actively to build a vibrant faculty/staff learning culture.


    Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.


    Maintains expertise in subject matter and pedagogy through professional development.


    Fulfills other duties as assigned by program director or school administration.





  • Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry or related field. Masters degree in appropriate field, e.g., Theology, Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Catholic School Leadership is strongly preferred.


  • Three (3) or more years of experience in relevant campus ministry.


    Three (3) or more years of experience in relevant teaching.


    Experience planning and leading retreats, service learning, or other spiritual formation activities.


  • A clear commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education in the United States and Canada.


    Experiencing developing and facilitating retreats.


    Demonstrated ability to teach in a creative and charismatic style that provides a profound and sincere experience of Sacred Heart and Catholic principles and inspires adolescents to a deeper involvement in both.


    Commitment to active collaboration with colleagues around planning and instruction, as well as, a willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum.


    Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English; excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.


    A clear commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access, as well as inter-faith and inter-religious dialogue/education.


    Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented students specifically, low-income, first-generation, and racially/ethnically diverse student population.


    Strong cultural competency and pastoral sensitivity regarding transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families.


    Demonstrated experience facilitating affinity groups.


    Exhibits a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well across a variety of multicultural, multi-experience, multi-background audiences including students, staff, administration, parents and the community at large.


    Must be able to work independently with little supervision and work well on interdisciplinary teams.


    Knowledge of trends and issues in theology, campus ministry, and faith formation.


    Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend events.


    Must be available to travel domestically and internationally with minors.



Physical Requirements and Work Environment


  • Regularly sit, talk, hear and interact with students, parents, staff and visitors.


    Works in a highly dynamic and sometimes stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.


    Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a 64-acre campus.


    Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.


    Regularly uses close and distance vision and works at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.


    Turn, bend, reach and occasionally use a ladder.


    Work in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and in outdoor weather typical to the central Peninsula section of the Bay Area.



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