School of the Holy Child is a 5-12 all-girls, Catholic, independent school in Westchester County, NY whose mission it is to develop “women of conscience and action.” Our founder, Cornelia Connelly, believed that all schools should? ?embody “joy in teaching and joy in learning” and this is evident on our campus each day. Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents and interests of each student. This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service and global programs. Holy Child graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society.
Holy Child seeks an experienced religious studies teacher. This multi-grade position may include middle school courses in Scripture as well as upper school courses in diverse subjects (e.g. Social Justice, World Religions, and Ethics). Ideal candidates are able to teach one or more of the aforementioned courses and are passionate educators who value interdisciplinary teaching and creative learning experiences. A Holy Child teacher will have the resources of a supportive department and an established curriculum; however, he or she will have the opportunity to tailor or redesign a course to meet his/her interests and passions and the needs of the students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach five sections of religious studies
Work with individual and small groups of students as needed
Collaborate with the religious studies department and humanities colleagues to design/map curriculum, create interdisciplinary opportunities for learning, share resources, and evaluate effective methods of teaching; participate in regular meetings with the Department Chair
Work with the Learner Center to support students with learning differences
Show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Communicate professionally and compassionately with every member of the community: students, families, and colleagues alike.
Attend and participate in parent conferences and school events.
Communicate regularly and effectively with Division Deans and the Academic Dean about student progress
Participate in grade-level and school-wide meetings as needed
Engage with new technologies and methodologies for teaching and assessing
Possibly working with students in Grades 5-12 through clubs/teams or advisory.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in theology preferred
1-3 years Middle and Upper School Teaching experience preferred
Experience teaching similar religious studies content is required
Experience with middle and high school students is preferred
Experience with advising middle and high school students is preferred
Passionate and knowledgeable about progressive education, problem-based teaching and learning and differentiation
Strong planning and organizational skills
A good sense of humor and collegial spirit.
Coupled with these credentials, the candidate will have a strong understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills with attention to detail, not to mention a good sense of humor. In addition, candidates with experience in an all-girl, faith-based school and those who will embrace our School's mission of developing women of conscience and action are preferable.
School of the Holy Child actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should forward their application to the Interim Dean of Faculty, Christina Saraceno at email@example.com.