Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY with great ministerial and pastoral skills for our high school campus (grades 9-12) in West Hills, California.
This position includes 60% ministerial responsibilities in Campus Ministry and 40% teaching responsibilities (2 classes). Classes can be in any subject (subject to available FTEs in that subject).
The Successful Candidate
Is an active, practicing Catholic who creates an environment that fosters an active love of God and inspires students to seek a deeper knowledge of God (faith seeking understanding).
Has a strong commitment to the values of a Catholic, Marianist education.
Has a robust understanding and experience of Campus Ministry programs and will be able to support and journey with students in their faith life.
Has an exemplary work ethic characterized by high standards of ethics and personal conduct, honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
Has experience teaching high school students and has delivered lessons that support and instruct students as they continue to develop analytical and evaluative thinking, reading, and writing skills.
Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Ministry, supports and assists in the coordination of grade-level retreat programs; Apostolic Works Service Learning Program; and liturgical services.
Collaborates with Campus Ministry team to maintain and strengthen the Catholic, Marianist culture of the school.
Models a prayer and faith life for students.
Is available to students and colleagues in need of pastoral care or spiritual guidance.
Designs and posts fliers, advertisements, and banners on social media and on campus for promotion of events.
Assists in planning, preparation, and/or evaluation of Campus Ministry and/or Marianist Province sponsored events, such as, fellowship meetings; social justice initiatives; and service days.
Teaches two courses each semester.
Under the supervision of the vice principals, teaches a standards based curriculum. In a timely manner, plans lessons; provides feedback and grades on assignments; maintains grades, attendance, and other school records; and communicates with students, their families, and counselors when students need support.
Collaborates with department members and course counterpart(s) to evaluate, monitor, and update curriculum, assessment, and pacing guides under the guidance of the Department Chair.
Ensures that instructional strategies respect students' diverse social identities while still corresponding to Catholic Marianist values and the mission of the school.
Integrates technology by using BlackBoard Learning Management System (LMS) (can provide training), discipline based learning technology tools, and other collaborative and productivity tools (*Note: All students use a school-issued Lenovo Thinkpad tablet daily)
Is knowledgeable about new trends and developments in instructional strategies and assessment.
Has a passion for ministry and has experience organizing and implementing Campus Ministry programs or other youth ministry programs.
Must be a self-motivated individual able to meet deadlines.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. A bachelor's and/or master's degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or in any academic discipline is strongly preferred. Archdiocesan catechetical certification (or equivalent) is also preferred.
Prior teaching experience, especially in a Catholic educational setting, is preferred; however, relevant experience in the field is also strongly considered.
Is comfortable delivering Campus Ministry and/or instruction on campus, via remote learning, and/or in a hybrid model.
Wants to work in a setting committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion of all school stakeholders.
Wants to work in a setting committed to balancing teaching/learning, health, and well-being of all stakeholders.
Participates in and attends campus life events, including supervision, lunch activities, liturgies, assemblies, retreats, etc.
Deadline for Submission of Applications
Applications are being accepted immediately. This position is open until filled.
Salary and Benefits
This is a salaried/exempt from overtime position. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Chaminade employees enjoy a competitive employee benefits program including medical, dental and vision coverages, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contribution, and voluntary supplemental life insurance and long-term care coverages.
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.
In addition, candidates invited to interview are encouraged to bring or share a curated portfolio that demonstrates their work in any youth ministry or educational ministry setting as well as their philosophy of teaching, a written sample lesson they have taught or would teach, and if available, samples of lessons, assignments, student work, assessment criteria. Portfolios may be shared digitally or via hard copy.
Any applicant who needs help or needs an accommodation in order to apply for any position should contact the human resources office at (818) 366-9284.
Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.
We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.
Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:
Share God's love by caring for others and seeking justice and peace.
Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around them.
Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.
The Characteristics of Marianist Education
Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:
Educating for Formation in Faith
Providing an Integral Quality Education
Educating in Family Spirit
Educating for Service, Justice, and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
Educating for Adaptation and Change
Chaminade's Commitment to Diversity
Chaminade College Preparatory is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that a rich and diverse community brings to our school. Our employee culture is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith and the five Characteristics of Marianist Education. Our Catholic Marianist tradition is lived on our campuses every day and is evident in our Chaminade Family Spirit where each of our faculty and staff is valued for their unique and varied gifts and talents. Chaminade's faculty, staff, and administration come from all faiths, ethnicities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds and we are stronger for it.
Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.