Archdiocese of Washington

Takoma Park, Maryland (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3728643
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program is seeking a Theology Teacher. Don Bosco Cristo Rey is a Catholic college preparatory high school with an innovative work-study program. Through the Corporate Work Study Program, all students earn a significant portion of their education costs by working five days a month in a job provided to them by the school.

Our school, located in Takoma Park, MD, educates qualified students who are underserved and have no other option for a private college prep program due to their economic background.

Job Requirements:
The candidate must have strong subject-matter knowledge; effective written and verbal communication skills, excellent time management, organization, multi-tasking skills, ability to prepare, plan, create and execute informative and engaging lesson plans for their subjects. The candidate must demonstrate the ability differentiate classroom instruction to accommodate various learners. Teaching certification preferred but will be required to be certified within the year to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington.

A Bachelor’s degree with a commitment to social justice and working with high school students and demonstrate a positive attitude, good communication skills, a collaborative leadership style and sensitivity to working in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

The ideal candidate must be a practicing Catholic, and he or she must have an academic background in theology, religious studies, or a related field, along with an understanding of and commitment to the educational mission of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the vision of the Cristo Rey Network.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three professional references.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
Attn: Mr. Elias M. Blanco – Principal
1010 Larch Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 891-4750 x136
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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Religion
  • Location Description

    Don Bosco Cristo Rey is a private, Catholic, college-prep high school sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Salesians of Don Bosco, serving students of diverse backgrounds from financially challenged families who live in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Don Bosco Cristo Rey’s mission is to provide an affordable, safe, values-centered education which prepares graduates for success in college and life. The school opened in August 2007. Don Bosco Cristo Rey currently has approximately 320 in all four grade levels. Maximum enrollment is targeted at 450-500 students.
    All students are required to complete a college preparatory curriculum and participate in the corporate work study program whereby they spend five days per month engaged in a corporate work assignment. Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of 24 high schools around the United States that subscribe to similar demographic, academic, and corporate work study program guidelines. Cristo Rey Network™
    The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), is a unique feature of the Cristo Rey model. The school includes a subsidiary employment agency which trains the students for entry-level clerical employment, hires them, and markets their services to local corporate clients. Typically, four students share one full-time position from Labor Day through June. The fees for the students’ services go directly to the school to pay a significant portion of the cost of education. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of
    Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process.

    Please be aware of the following:

    1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese
    of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way
    indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington.

    2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having
    job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of
    individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.

    3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.

    4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.

    5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing
    and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is
    Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of
    principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.

    6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring.

    Please make sure that you do the following:

    ___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington.

    ___ Make certain that your SchoolSpring application includes your updated resume and work experience information.

    For all applications for schools located in the state of Maryland, the applicant must complete and provide the hiring school at their interview with top of first page and all of second page of the Employment History Review Form for (1) the applicant’s current employer; (2) ALL of the applicant’s former school employers; and (3) ALL other employers where applicant had direct contact with minors. Please bring these forms if you are selected for interview.
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    "Statement Acceptance of Guiding Principals for the Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington"

    Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of like, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.

    Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources.

    All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school?
    • 2. If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
      Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. What geographic area(s) do you prefer?
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Calvert County
      - Prince George's County
      - Charles County
      - St. Mary's County
      - Montgomery County
      - District of Columbia
    • 4. I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.
    • 5. All religion teachers shall be practicing Catholics, who must be qualified and certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington and have a deep knowledge of doctrine and live an authentic witness to the faith. Since this position includes teaching the Catholic faith, please indicate if you are a practicing Catholic:

    Contact Information

    • Elias Blanco
    • 1010 Larch Avenue
    • Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
    • Phone: 301-891-4750
    • Fax: 301-270-1459
    • Email: click here

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