The Upper School Theology teacher and Campus Minister creates an environment that fosters “a personal and active faith in God,” and “the building of community as a Christian value.” The Campus Minister is a committed Catholic who works to enhance the student’s academic experiences with equally compelling and meaningful spiritual and interpersonal experience in support of the Goals and Criteria of the Network of the Sacred Heart.
The Campus Minister reports to the Student Services Director.
Work as a cohesive member of the Campus Ministry Team along with the Lower and Middle School campus ministers and the Student Services director to work toward a whole school embodiment of Sacred Heart Goal II: Educating to a personal and active faith in God.
Plan, schedule, and direct four annual retreats: the fall freshman one-day retreat; the fall sophomore one-day retreat; the winter junior two-day overnight retreat; and the spring senior three-day overnight retreat. Assist with other retreats related to the Upper School in coordination with Formation to Mission as needed.
Serve as the Liturgist/Sacristan for Upper School Liturgies and co-Liturgist/Sacristan with Middle and Lower School Campus Ministers for All School Liturgies. Coordinates scheduling of priests for all liturgies.
Moderate and mentor the student Campus Ministry group, working with them to plan morning prayer in assembly, and various prayer services (Advent, Peace and Justice, Holy Thursday First Fridays, etc.).
Provide guidance to students individually and in groups on spiritual life.
Train senior girls to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Work with the Dean of Students and Social Awareness Coordinator and the Religion Department to support their projects.
Teach two courses: Theology III - Sacraments (11th Grade Theology) and / or Theology II (10th grade Theology).
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff, working closely with other Department Heads where applicable
Maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs
Leadership/Integrity – Effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; accountable; lives up to commitments.
Team Player/Commitment to Cause – Understands the big picture and manages position’s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with Duchesne’s agenda.
Interpersonal Skills – Relates to employees, faculty and other staff members in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best.
Productivity/Organizing/Planning – Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time, and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
Willingness to Acknowledge Areas for Growth – Understands need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.
Degree in Theology from a Catholic University
Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching upper school students
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Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence, they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.