Theology Teacher (Possible Department Chair position)
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women in grades 7-12 located in Dedham, MA, Ursuline Academy seeks exceptional candidates for a full-time Theology teacher with the possibility of serving as department chair. Ursuline seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. Flexibility, optimism, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to Catholic education are essential.
Demonstrate an understanding of teaching highly capable adolescent girls
Utilize technology effectively and be willing to embrace innovation
Employ a variety of instructional strategies to reach an array of learning styles
Respectfully partner and communicate with parents and appropriate school personnel to foster and share student growth
Have a strong understanding of adolescent spirituality, give evidence of strong content knowledge in religion/theology, and a desire to help students deepen their faith.
Be approachable and connect well with students.
Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and the pedagogy it requires to engage students in a deepening understanding theology and faith
Collaborating with colleagues to examine student data, plan curriculum, and ensure appropriate learning experiences for all students.
Partnering with school and college counselors and referring students who need social and emotional support
Supervising a group of 8-10 advisees each day
Actively participating in Ursuline’s robust service and retreat programs
Enthusiastically supporting student life through chaperoning various activities or events
Coursework in Theology at the collegiate level
A Practicing Catholic
3-5 years of experience, preferably as a Department Chair
Bachelor (or higher) in religion or education from an accredited college or university
Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor