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Open Faculty & Staff Positions for the 2022-2023 School Year

Four Open Positions

 

Job Description for Two Open Teacher Positions

2nd Grade Teacher & 3rd Grade Teacher

2022 – 2023 School Year

 

Compensation

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

80% of Tacoma Public Schools base rate from 2021-2022. 

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
  • Teacher Certification – 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. 
  • Experience working or participating in Catholic education. 
  • 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. 
  • Bilingual – Spanish or Vietnamese are the languages that would be most responsive to our community.

Teacher 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. 
  • 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 student attendance daily between 8 am and 8:30 am.  
  • Establish and maintain a classroom 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 lesson plans to the Principal.
  • Grading completed assignments within two weeks of the assignments being completed and returning those assignments to students on a weekly basis
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Employee Policy Manual, and the Archdiocese of Seattle: Office for Catholic Schools Policy Manual.  
  • 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 and complete VIRTUS
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

 

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 #3

1st Grade Instructional Aide, Recess Supervision

2021 – 2022 School Year

Compensation

$15.00 per hour, based on experience and education

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 1:15 pm

5.5 hours per day, 27.5 hours per week, 180 school days

 

August 30, 2022 – June 16, 2023

 

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.  
  • 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 Catholic education is 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 including over email and telephone.
  • 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 Instructional Aide 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. 
  • Support professional day-to-day operations of the school.
  • Assist the classroom teacher with the safety and welfare of all students.
  • Supervise students during morning recess, lunch, and lunch recess.
  • Proactively promote a playground environment that reflects a belief in the dignity of all people. 
  • Follow all government regulations.
  • Nurture children’s social, spiritual, and academic development while fostering a Catholic environment of respect and appreciation.
  • 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. 
  • Support the 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.  
  • Contribute to 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. 
  • Enhance classroom instruction by actively monitoring students and providing an additional layer of instructional support when needed.
  • Work with small groups of students and individuals.
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  
  • Respond to requests for parent communication within 48 hours.
  • 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, Graduation, and other meetings required by the Principal. 
  • Be punctual and maintain consistent attendance.
  • 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.
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Employee Policy Manual, and the Archdiocese of Seattle: Office for Catholic Schools Policy Manual.  
  • 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 and complete VIRTUS
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

 

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 #4

PK Aide

2021 – 2022 School Year

 

Compensation

$15-$18 per hour, based on experience and education

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 3:45 pm

8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, 180 school days

August 31, 2022 – June 16, 2023

 

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.  
  • 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 including over email and telephone.
  • 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 PK Aide 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. 
  • Support professional day-to-day operations for the Early Learning Center.
  • Assist the classroom teacher with the safety and welfare of all students.
  • Supervise students during morning recess, lunch, and lunch recess.
  • Proactively promote a playground environment that reflects a belief in the dignity of all people. 
  • Follow all government regulations.
  • Serve as an in-ratio teacher for the early learning program
  • The PK Aide will help staff nurture children’s social, spiritual, and academic development while fostering a Catholic environment of respect and appreciation.
  • 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. 
  • Support the 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.  
  • Contribute to 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. 
  • Support 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. 
  • Enhance classroom instruction by actively monitoring students and providing an additional layer of instructional support when needed.
  • Work with small groups of students and individuals.
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  
  • Respond to requests for parent communication within 48 hours.
  • 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, Graduation, and other meetings required by the Principal. 
  • Be punctual and maintain consistent attendance.
  • 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.
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Family Handbook, Employee Policy Manual, and the Archdiocese of Seattle: Office for Catholic Schools Policy Manual.  
  • 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. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

 

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.