~Teacher – Theology (9-12)


Website Bishop Lynch High School

Theology Teacher Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt

Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.

A Theology Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).

Qualified candidates will be able to perform the following duties at an exemplary level:
• Effectively use the lenses of Scripture and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to help students think critically and ethically about the world around them
• Effectively teach Theology I, II, III or IV using result driven methods
• Exemplify the core values of a Bishop Lynch faculty member: Faithful, Caring, Dedicated
• Exemplify a “team player” spirit with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Create and deliver engaging lessons to diverse groups of students at all levels
• Demonstrate ability to incorporate relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate as an active member of the Bishop Lynch community
• Demonstrate exceptional organization and classroom management skills
• Possess the ability to be a compassionate and confident leader
• Continue commitment to increasing cultural competency by valuing and respecting the diverse cultural differences among members of the Bishop Lynch community
• Be flexible, adaptable, and open to new learning and growth

• Collaborate and work effectively with other members of the Theology department to analyze student assessment data and make curricular modifications accordingly to ensure student success
• Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans that facilitate active learning and academic growth, and analyze academic results
• Develop lesson plans, class activities, homework, and assessments that are in accordance with established procedures and adhere to Bishop Lynch curriculum standards
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in accordance with the rules of the Bishop Lynch Student Handbook
• Provide appropriate and timely feedback on student work by maintaining accurate and complete records of students’ performance and growth
• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and other assignments
• Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
• Engage in ongoing professional development
• Establish and maintain effective communication with parents, students, administrators, and colleagues
• Complete all required reports, records, and documents in a timely manner
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate in extracurricular activities such as department service projects, social activities, sporting events, and student organizations as directed
• Participate in school liturgies and assemblies
• Actively support and embrace the house system by serving as a mentor or co-mentor
• Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Theology department and Bishop Lynch

• Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
• Candidate must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in theology or theological studies including 12 credit hours in education or a valid state certificate with a major in theology or theological studies from an accredited Catholic college or university.
• Relevant teaching experience in a classroom, preferably in a Catholic school
• Demonstrated competency in the subject area with extensive knowledge of Theology curriculum and instruction
• Comfortable leading and teaching prayer regularly, including traditional prayers of the Church, Lectio Divina and extemporaneous prayer.
• Experienced in close Scripture study both for prayer and moral instruction.
• Intention to facilitate a relationship with Jesus while recognizing the uniqueness of each student’s faith development.
• Experience and interest in developing innovative uses of technology in the classroom
• Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague
• Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior while maintaining a professional manner
• Ability to demonstrate poise, empathy, tact, and diplomacy
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to discern among competing priorities, separating what is essential from what is non-essential
• Working knowledge or experience with Blackboard (or other LMS) is a plus

Qualified candidates should email resume to [email protected].