High School Campus Minister / Religion Teacher

Notre Dame High School | Lawrenceville, NJ

  
CountyMercer
Posted Date 12/31/2021
Expiration Date1/30/2022
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HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS MINISTER/ RELIGION TEACHER
Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, NJ
Start Date: January, 2022


Notre Dame High School seeks a Campus Minister/Religion Teacher to join our Catholic Mission team. The preferred candidate is a person of faith who is able to create an environment which encourages and guides all members to contribute to the Catholic identity of the campus and the formation of a faith community which responds to the spiritual needs of the students, teachers, staff and parents. This person has a great love for educating and guiding young people to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. They must be able to teach high school theology and have a great love for guiding young people to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. or M.A. in theology or religious studies from a Catholic college or university
  • A practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Willingness to understand and commit to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Ability to present material in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Provides an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the academic study of theology
  • Ability to integrate technology in the classroom


CAMPUS MINISTER RESPONSIBILITIES: The Campus Minister oversees the spiritual programs of the School including but not limited to morning prayer; all school liturgies; days of retreat for underclassmen, faculty and parents; and the Kairos program for seniors. Under the supervision of the principal, the campus minister is responsible for the following:

  • Train and nurture the leadership of junior and senior volunteer students in areas of liturgical, spiritual and retreat opportunities.
  • Supervise and facilitate students in the preparation of monthly liturgies for the school community.
  • Organize, motivate, initiate, and implement various ministry-related programs with students, faculty, staff and parents, such as an effective retreat program for students,
  • Prepare and facilitate retreat days for freshman, sophomores and juniors.
  • Oversee the preparation and facilitation of the faculty spirituality program.
  • Promote, organize, manage and attend Kairos retreats. Train teams of students and faculty to facilitate Kairos retreats for the senior class. Provides opportunities for students to lead various activities to be prepared for vocation and leadership roles
  • Provide spiritual counseling to students in crisis or bereavement.
  • Communicate regularly with the principal, chaplain, faculty, staff, students, and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs and projects
  • Nurture students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social Teachings
  • Stay abreast of current developments in the area of school/campus ministry
  • Performs any other job-related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the principal

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Participate in annual compliance training; and
  • Participate in religion department and full faculty meetings and in-service days


See our website for more information: https://www.ndnj.org/


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send expression of interest and resume to Judy Duff at duff@ndnj.org and Lisa Lenihan at lenihan@ndnj.org.


A background and fingerprint report will be conducted and submitted to State authorities as required by law for all personnel working within a school environment.


Must be willing to undergo Catholic Diocese VIRTUS certification.

Notre Dame High School is an equal opportunity employer to the extent that it is not called to act in a manner contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church or to diminish its rights as a religious organization. Notre Dame High School reserves the right to determine whether and under what circumstances priority should be given to Catholics for certain employment positions. All employees are prohibited from performing, teaching, or advocating in the workplace any practices of doctrines which are inconsistent with religious tenets of the Catholic faith.

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