Salary is full-time annualized salary and is based on education and experience.
4 Year Degree
Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging LIFE SCIENCES TEACHER with great classroom management skills for our high school campus (grades 9-12) in West Hills, California. This is a full-time position.
The Successful Candidate
Has experience teaching both College Prep. and AP classes in Life Sciences at High School and will have designed and facilitated learning that builds students’ understanding of the ideas, theories, and methods of the scientific study of living organisms and biological systems.
Has experience of developing students’ ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize scientific concepts as well as data from relevant research studies.
Has proven experience of teaching contemporary skills that allow students to flourish in a diverse range of academic, professional, and cultural contexts.
Knows how to apply the principles of backward design and implement lessons that enable all students to succeed and reach their full potential.
Teaches five sections, where courses can range across all levels, including and up to AP Advanced Placement.
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), EdTech Apps, such as Nearpod, Formative, AP Classroom, 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 educational theory, instructional strategies, and assessment.
Participates in and attends campus life events, including supervision, lunch activities, liturgies, assemblies, etc.
Has a passion for teaching Life Science at the secondary level and is skilled at working with high-school aged students.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the subject discipline is required. A teaching credential in the subject discipline is 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 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.
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. Chaminade faculty are paid on a salary schedule based on degrees and years of prior teaching experience. The full-time salary at hire is expected to be $ 59,000 - $ 89,000 annually. Part-time positions are prorated accordingly.
Full-time 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.
In addition, candidates invited to interview are encouraged to bring or share a curated portfolio that reflects their knowledge of Life Sciences/Life Science instruction, 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.
Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school in the Marianist tradition serving a diverse student body in grades 6-12 across two beautiful campuses in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. We are a mission-centered community with an unwavering commitment to growing one's faith, serving others, and ensuring the success and well-being of every student and employee. Chaminade sets the standard for Catholic college preparatory excellence with a rigorous, relevant, and innovative academic curriculum and extensive extracurricular offerings.
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.