Website St. Joseph the Just School for Boys Front Royal, Virginia

St. Joseph the Just School for Boys (SJJ) is looking for a motivated teacher who is dedicated to classical Catholic education, has a strong background in math and science, and has a proven track record of teaching. The successful candidate will join a talented and growing teaching staff as SJJ moves into its third and subsequent years.

The preferred candidate will have significant teaching experience in a Catholic educational environment and be able to teach a variety of math and science classes for students in grades seventh through twelfth. Ability to lead other STEM electives, experiments, or special projects is desired. Below are the qualifications that will be evaluated in all applicants:

●  A practicing Catholic whose faith and prayer life animate their entire life,

●  Proven ability to teach, manage, lead,  and develop students,

●  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken,

●  Understanding of and appreciation for Montessori and Classical approaches to
Education,

●  Experience developing and implementing age-appropriate curricula,

●  Ability to work in a dynamic educational environment, adapt to changing circumstances, and effectively prioritize competing demands.

Executive Summary
St. Joseph the Just School for Boys is located in Front Royal, VA and began operations in the fall of 2022. We are looking for an experienced math and science teacher to join the faculty. This position is a full-time, salaried position spanning a 32 week academic year from September through May. The school takes off all solemnities and some federal holidays, and observes Christmas, Easter, and summer breaks. There may be occasional weekend events and some time will be devoted to lesson planning and preparation during the school breaks; these responsibilities will be reasonable and can be flexibly managed.

Job Responsibilities

The incoming teacher will report directly to the Headmaster, who serves under the supervision of the SJJ Board of Directors. The incoming teacher will:

●  Teach a variety of math and science classes, to include algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus, as well as the biological and the physical sciences with labs.

●  Assess student performance and developmental needs,

●  Handle disciplinary and other issues that arise in the normal rhythm of clases,

●  Regularly communicate with parents on their children’s academic progress,

●   Support Catholic formation of students,

●  Model professional, moral, and ethical standards and demonstrate good character and integrity in all interactions.

About St. Joseph the Just School for Boys
St. Joseph the Just School for Boys is an exciting venture located in Front Royal, Virginia. It serves the communities of Warren, Frederick, Shenandoah and Paige Counties. Our mission statement is “to answer the challenge to develop young men in the moral, intellectual and theological virtues by providing the skills, tools and formation that will enable them to use the gifts of nature and Grace to serve as just, prudent, Christian leaders in their families and communities.”

Our student cap for the 2024-25 school year is 30 students. We currently serve grades 7 through 11 and will add grade 12 next year. We have been provided a parish building to use temporarily but will need to obtain a more permanent location for subsequent years.

As SJJ grows, we envision a vibrant community of young men seeking to serve God and others by seeking their unique vocations, as they grow in maturity and develop the cardinal and theological virtues.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter explaining how your experiences exemplify the educational leader we seek as described in this position announcement. Applications will also include: a curriculum vitae; three professional references with names, relationship, phone number, and email address; and one pastoral reference. Materials should be emailed to the Board President, Dian Schmiedicke: dschmiedicke@divineassistanceacademy.org and CC’d to Advisory Board member Dr. Ryan Gorman: ryanrgorman@gmail.com.

The successful candidate will advance through two stages: first, an online interview with the Board President and members of the search committee, followed by a final interview, preferably in person, with the Advisory Board. The start date is July 1, 2024. Please refer any questions to Dian Schmiedicke.

To apply for this job email your details to dschmiedicke@divineassistanceacademy.org


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