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Prep Religious Studies Teacher

Sacred Heart Schools
Atherton, CA, US
Position Purpose: The Religion teacher prepares curriculum and teaches to high school students.

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
  • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Works with department head in regards to planning, evaluating, and revising curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Uses effective class management techniques to insure effective learning
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
  • A minimum of 3 years as a lead or religion teacher in a Catholic school.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver lessons in a creative and charismatic style that provides a profound and sincere experience of Sacred Heart and Catholic principals and inspires students to a deeper involvement in both.
  • Master's degree (strongly preferred) or BA and post graduate work in subject matter and educational administration.
  • Availability and willingness to work on overnight retreats and field trips.
  • Experience of any kind in a Sacred Heart school strongly preferred.
  • Strong teaching ability; enjoy working with children.
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
  • Obvious passion for the academic subject matter being taught.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Practing Catholic
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Ability to move safely and comfortably across a 63 acre campus.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.
  • Available and willing to attend and work on overnight trips on occasion.
SHS is an equal opportunity employer, and upholds 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.

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