Job Title: Certified Teacher Exemption Status: Exempt
Department/Location: St. John School/600 W. Ajo Way Tucson Arizona 85713
Primary Function: Under the direction of the school principal is responsible for supporting the Diocese of Tucson in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.The teacher may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
A teacher is expected to abide by Catholic Principles as enunciated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, governing your private life in accordance with Catholic morals and principles, and otherwise demonstrate adherence to Catholic moral strictures in your duties as a teacher.
Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example
Help build the School’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, School religious and service activities
Demonstrate effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement and achieve academic goals and objectives as adopted by the School, along with a Catholic religious curriculum as articulated by the School
Demonstrate competence in teaching by demonstrating current, thorough knowledge of the academic and religious curriculum as specified, and be able to communicate effectively with students; be able to organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks as well as motivate student learning
Develop and use effective methods of evaluation that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently, clearly, and effectively evaluate student progress
Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively
Maintain a functional and pleasant learning environment
Cooperate with School and Diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents. Specific attention will be given toward prompt attendance at scheduled faculty trainings and meetings
At all times demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing School policies and regulations
Maintain confidentiality of information; display sound judgment in dress and general behavior.Specifically, Teacher will follow School dress code standards
Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying; and keyboarding.
A working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church
Excellent communications skills including written and oral, public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player
Be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation
Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Proficiency in the use of computer technology including word processing and the use of excel and related technology; ability to maintain confidentiality
Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment
Complete a criminal history and background check
Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
Certified by the State of Arizona as a Teacher
Level I Diocesan Ministry Certification