High School Religion Department Chairperson
Start: 2023-2024 Academic Year
Notre Dame High School has an opening for a full-time religion teacher.
The chairperson is responsible for the implementation of the school's educational goals and objectives as they pertain to the department and the school as a whole. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Department Chairs are responsible for assisting the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction by monitoring instructional programs, coordinating department meetings, supervising teachers, and working with department members to maximize the professional learning community. Department Chairs report to the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.
• B.A. or M.A. in theology or religious studies from a Catholic college or university
• A practicing Catholic in good standing
• Willingness to understand and commit to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy
• Ability to present material in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse learners
• Provides an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the academic study of theology
• Ability to integrate technology in the classroom
• Completed 5 successful years teaching at the middle or high school level
Notre Dame's Mission: Notre Dame High School, a ministry of the Diocese of Trenton, is a dynamic, diverse Catholic community dedicated to educating young women and men to realize their full potential through a faith-filled environment, a challenging college-preparatory program, extensive co-curricular activities and a commitment to citizenship and service in the community.
Class Format: At Notre Dame High School, each student is known, and the results of student progress are carefully monitored. Notre Dame maintains restrictions on class size and overall teacher-student ratio, to ensure individual attention. Because Notre Dame employs a modified block scheduling model, the school year mirrors academic years at college with classes running by semester rather than by whole year.
• Initiate and facilitate growth of curriculum, instruction and classroom management.
• Develop, review and revise curriculum in accordance with Notre Dame standards
• Assure the inclusion of Catholic identity and tradition within the curriculum where appropriate.
• Conduct classroom observations and evaluations according to school policy
• Plan and implement Department Meetings.
• Provide leadership in planning departmental testing.
• Promote effective use of instructional technology.
• Monitor class webpages for updates i.e., assignments, grades, and announcements.
• Confer with individual teachers on matters that affect school climate and teaching efficiency and effectiveness; serve as resource in assisting teachers in discipline problems/classroom management; support teachers in parent conferences when needed.
• Create a Department Budget for approval by Principal; monitor all spending within this budget; provide oversight and tracking of departmental supplies and inventory including but not limited to state textbooks, laboratory supplies, instructional aids and materials
•Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
•Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
• Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
• Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
•Be accountable for students' mastery of academic standards;
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
• Participate in annual compliance training; and
• Participate in religion department and full faculty meetings and in-service days
All new teachers to Notre Dame are provided with a mentor teacher and are enrolled in our New Teacher program, which provides monthly support. Teachers are encouraged to take professional development courses and workshops on differentiated assessment and to implement varied techniques in their classes.
Full benefits - including robust medical and dental insurance, vision insurance, flex spending account, 403b matching retirement plan, supplemental insurances including voluntary life, hospital insurance, wellness benefit, critical illness, additional life insurance and short term disability coverage, financial support for graduate study, employee assistance program, Mercer County NJ teachers federal credit union, tuition reduction for faculty/staff children who attend ND High School, among others.
See our website for more information: https://www.ndnj.org/
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send expression of interest and resume to [email protected]
A background and fingerprint report will be conducted and submitted to State authorities as required by law for all personnel working within a school environment.
Must be willing to undergo Catholic Diocese VIRTUS certification and uphold Christian Witness Statement
. Notre Dame High School is an equal opportunity employer to the extent that it is not called to act in a manner contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church or to diminish its rights as a religious organization. Notre Dame High School reserves the right to determine whether and under what circumstances priority should be given to Catholics for certain employment positions. All employees are prohibited from performing, teaching, or advocating in the workplace