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22 Jun 2020

Full-Time Middle School, Language Arts Grades 5-8

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Purpose of Position

To provide instructional classes in all assigned subjects in accordance with the school/parish mission statements, guiding principles, philosophy, handbooks, curriculum, and directions established by the Principal, Assistant Principal, President, and Pastor.

We are looking for candidates who are mission driven, attentive to results and have a strong calling to serve in a faith filled urban school.

General Responsibilities

Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. This position does not require that the employee be a Catholic. It is expected that all employees respect Catholic doctrine and religious practices. Teachers will  be required to teach adopted Catholic Religion Curriculum which includes PCYI curriculum, leading daily prayer and supervision at mass. Reasonable accommodation for the religious practice of employees not of the Catholic faith will be provided.

Job Qualifications: POSITION QUALIFICATIONS and DUTIES 1. BA/BS degree 2. Appropriate educational experiences 3. Maintain current State of Minnesota Teaching License 4. Successfully complete a background check 5. Ability and willingness to actively participate in Faculty Meetings and Learning Teams. 6. Ability to align practice to the Ascension Catholic Academy Guiding Principles 8. Ability to work without supervision 9. Ability and willingness to learn and implement new educational strategies 10. Ability and willingness to manage and maintain a classroom of students effectively 11. Ability and willingness to take direction from the Principal and Assistant-Principal and effectively complete new programs, processes, and procedures as directed 12. Ability and willingness to differentiate instruction and write language objectives for ELL 13. Ability to write learning objective centered lesson plans. 14. Be knowledgeable and supportive of Catholic School Mission and Philosophy 15. Abide by all conditions of the employee handbook. 16. Ability and willingness to be a peace-maker 17. Must exhibit competence in age appropriate instructional methods and knowledge of subject matter being taught 18. Must demonstrate evidence of good classroom management techniques 19. Have the ability to work together positively and maintain collegial atmosphere in and out of the classroom 20. Able to work in a goal oriented school 22. Able to integrate technology into lessons for effective student learning 23. Must have proficiency in technology skills as the position demands, including but not limited to the Internet, Microsoft Power Point, Word, and grading program 24. Demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies 25. Possess good people and learning skills 26. Must communicate effectively with parents, faculty/staff, administrators and the parish community 27. Keep supervisor and others appropriately informed 28. Must keep information confidential and have integrity and honesty 29. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines POSITION Physical Requirements 1. Able to work 40 + hours per week 2. Fulfill total commitments of the educational program and other activities of the school year 3. Able to attend school-related activities such as Graduation, Christmas Program, Core Knowledge Nites, Holy Name St. Patrick’s Party and any other programs deemed necessary by the Principal and/or Vice-Principal 4. Able to move around a room for long periods of time 5. Able to speak, see, hear, and respond to students, co-workers, supervisor, etc. at all times 6. Lift and carry up to 30 pounds using proper lifting and carrying techniques 7. Ability to climb stairs

Organizational Name: Church of the Ascension: Ascension Catholic Academy

Organizational City: Saint Paul

Position Contact Name: Alison Keller

Position Contact Title: HR Coordinator/Office Manager

Position Contact Email:

Position Contact Phone: 763-760-3887

Submitter Title: HR Coordinator/Office Manager

Deadline: 7/17/2020

Benefits: Included

Experience: Required

Setting: Urban

School Enrollment: 1-100

Minnesota Teacher's License: Required

Number of Classrooms: 0-10

Number of Faculty: 1-25

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Alison Keller at

Job Categories: Middle School. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with Experience.

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