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Open Faculty & Staff Positions for the 2021-2022 School Year

Two Open Positions

 

Job Description #1

PE Teacher

2021 – 2022 School Year

 

Compensation

Approximately $15.00 – $20.00 per hour, based on certification and experience

Three days per week, eight hours per day, 24 hours per week.

7:30 am to 4:00 pm 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • As a Catholic school, Gospel values such as prayer and a belief in a loving God are essential to how our school operates.  It is not a requirement for this position to be Catholic, however, in order for our school to thrive, everyone needs to have an understanding of and a willingness to embody all that it means to be part of a Catholic community.  
  • Preferred Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred – Teacher Certification, however, this is not a requirement and individuals who are in progress toward a Master’s in Education/Teaching or Teacher Certification classes are welcome to apply.
  • Alignment of professional duties and responsibilities to the belief that every student can learn the skills and dispositions necessary to have an opportunity to attend college. 
  • Inspire a spirit of welcome and service with everyone who encounters the school.  
  • Ensure respectful and appropriate communication of school policies with all community members.  
  • Maintain professional communication both verbally and in writing. 
  • Comfortable use of the internet and digital tools.
  • Enjoy learning new things.
  • Listen to others, act with patience, and seek excellence in all that we do.  
  • Serve as a positive and contributing community member. 
  • Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position.
  • Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a group of children.
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull and carry children up to 50 lbs. 
  • Bilingual – Spanish or Vietnamese are the languages that would be most responsive to our community.

The PE Teacher’s job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with the school staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating the school’s goals and objectives, with a specific focus on faith formation and ensuring learning for all students. 
  • Participate in regional and Archdiocesan Catholic school initiatives. 
  • Maintain and complete attendance for each class.  
  • Establish and maintain a learning environment in which students thrive, guided by Gospel values, high expectations for all students, and a belief that all students can and will learn. 
  • Implement responsive instructional strategies, including ongoing formative assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and adjusting lesson plans and instruction in order to meet the needs of the students. 
  • Align classroom curriculum and instruction to school-wide systems, initiatives, and goals. 
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  
  • Develop and publish weekly parent communication.  
  • Respond to requests for parent communication within 48 hours.
  • Implement research based instructional strategies in order to ensure learning for all students. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new technology as it pertains to enhancing student learning and communication among the school staff and families.  
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that bolster both individual goals and school-wide goals.
  • Be punctual, have consistent work attendance, start and end classes on time. 
  • Maintain and update student records including but not limited to: attendance records, gradebooks, Canvas classroom, lesson plans, report cards, cumulative records, and more. 
  • Serve as a model of Catholic faith for the students and represent the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Submission of weekly lesson plans to the Principal.
  • Maintain a routine process of monitoring student progress and communicate that progress to parents/guardians. 
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook.  
  • Serve this school in the position and in the specific duties assigned by the Principal. 

Conditions of Hiring

  • Pass background check in VIRTUS
  • Be CPR, First Aid First Aid certified or obtain certification upon hire.

 

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy inspires students to grow in a faith that is guided by Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  As instructional leaders, we facilitate the development of the skills that are necessary to be successful in the 21st century.  Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is a PK-8 school located in Tacoma, we are a growing school, academically rigorous, and a loving environment. 

 

To apply, please complete the application process at https://mycatholicschool.org/careers-employment/.  Questions can be sent to the principal, Marc Nuno, at nunom@visitationschool.net.  

 

Included in the application process will be a request for a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a brief introduction, how your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, and describe the reasons for wanting this position.  

 

Job Description #2

Pre-Kindergarten 3 Lead Teacher

2021 – 2022 School Year

 

Compensation

Based on a candidate’s experience and skills in relation to the job description and in support of the mission of the school. 

70% of Tacoma Public Schools base rate from 2020-2021. 

Health benefits and a variety of other benefits included.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • As a Catholic school, Gospel values such as prayer and a belief in a loving God are essential to how our school operates.  It is not a requirement for this position to be Catholic, however, in order for our school to thrive, everyone needs to have an understanding of and a willingness to embody all that it means to be part of a Catholic community.  
  • Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree, Early Childhood Education given preference
  • Preference given to Teacher Certification but this is not required.  Individuals who are in progress toward a Master’s in Education/Teaching or Teacher Certification classes are encouraged to apply.
  • Alignment of professional duties and responsibilities to the belief that every student can learn the skills and dispositions necessary to have an opportunity to attend college. 
  • Experience working or participating in Early Childhood Education, Catholic education given preference. 
  • Inspire a spirit of welcome and service with everyone who encounters the school.  
  • Ensure respectful and appropriate communication of school policies with all community members.  
  • Maintain professional communication both verbally and in writing. 
  • Comfortable use of the internet and digital tools.
  • Enjoy learning new things.
  • Listen to others, act with patience, and seek excellence in all that we do.  
  • Serve as a positive and contributing community member. 
  • Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position.
  • Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a group of children.
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull and carry children up to 50 lbs. 
  • Bilingual – Spanish or Vietnamese are the languages that would be most responsive to our community.

The PK3 Lead Teacher job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • All responsibilities are to be in line with the Catholic mission of the Parish, the school, and state licensing. 
  • Collaborate with the school staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating the school’s goals and objectives, with a specific focus on faith formation and ensuring learning for all students. 
  • Create professional day-to-day operations for the Early Learning Center.
  • Ensure government regulations are met
  • Serve as an in-ratio teacher for PK3 (Pre-Kindergarten 3)
  • Fulfill responsibilities associated with Additional Responsibilities assigned by the Principal at the beginning of each school year. 
  • Participate in regional and Archdiocesan Catholic school initiatives. 
  • Implementation of Project Lead the Way curriculum, Stanford STEM curriculum, and other STEM initiatives.  Training and professional development will be ongoing and done in collaboration with the whole faculty and staff.  
  • Maintain and complete attendance daily between 8 am and 8:30 am.  
  • Establish and maintain a learning environment in which students thrive, guided by Gospel values, high academic expectations for all students, and a belief that all students can and will learn. 
  • Implement responsive instructional strategies, including ongoing formative assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and adjusting lesson plans and instruction in order to meet the needs of the students. 
  • Align classroom curriculum and instruction to school-wide systems, initiatives, and goals. 
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  
  • Develop and publish weekly parent communication.  
  • Attend weekly PLC meetings which are based on strengthening student learning and a school-wide approach to meeting the needs of every student.  PLC meetings (faculty meetings) are scheduled weekly from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
  • Respond to requests for parent communication within 48 hours.
  • Implement research based instructional strategies in order to ensure learning for all students. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new technology as it pertains to enhancing student learning and communication among the school staff and families.  
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that bolster both individual goals and school-wide goals.
  • Attendance at Back to School Night, the Advent Program, two Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Graduation, and other meetings required by the Principal. 
  • Arrive at school 30 minutes before the school day begins and remain at least 30 minutes following the regular school day according to school policy. 
  • Maintain and update student records including but not limited to: attendance records, gradebooks, Canvas classroom, lesson plans, report cards, cumulative records, and more. 
  • Participation in all aspects of liturgical celebrations during the school day.
  • Serve as a model of Catholic faith for the students and represent the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Submission of weekly lesson plans to the Principal.
  • Maintain a routine process of monitoring student progress and communicate that progress to parents/guardians. 
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook.  
  • Serve this school in the position and in the specific duties assigned by the Principal. Established policies, rules and regulations expressed by the school and the Principal shall be part of the professional procedure together with the applicable rules and regulations of the Washington State Department of Education, the Archdiocese of Seattle, applicable Canon Law and the local School Commission. 

 

Conditions of Hiring

  • Pass background check in MERIT and VIRTUS
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.
  • Complete Child Care Basics (to be completed within 90 days of hire) and maintain 10-hour annual in-service training.
  • Show proof of MMR immunization and TB test. 

 

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy inspires students to grow in a faith that is guided by Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  As instructional leaders, we facilitate the development of the skills that are necessary to be successful in the 21st century.  Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is a PK-8 school located in Tacoma, we are a growing school, academically rigorous, and a loving environment. 

 

To apply, please complete the application process at https://mycatholicschool.org/careers-employment/.  Questions can be sent to the principal, Marc Nuno, at nunom@visitationschool.net.  

 

Included in the application process will be a request for a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a brief introduction, how your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, and describe the reasons for wanting this position.