High School Religion Teacher, Maryknoll School

Feb 27 2023
Job Description




High School Religion

REPORTS TO:  Middle/High School Division Head

EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 1, 2023




Who we are…

Maryknoll School is a Catholic, college-preparatory day school serving students in grades K-12. We are a nurturing and welcoming community that values academic excellence, lifelong learning, service to others, and the courage to imitate Jesus by word and example. Our academic model is based upon the following metaphor - school should help students establish their own landscape. At Maryknoll School, we want our students to create their own worlds filled with promise and potential. Our school motto is Noblesse Oblige, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”  To that end, we also encourage our students to foster a deep spiritual connection with God, one another and within their community. We believe that to be successful as an adult, students must have the skills to learn independently, communicate effectively, understand how to set and meet goals, use technology efficiently and be financially and economically literate. For further information about Maryknoll School, go to https://www.maryknollschool.org. 


What we need….

Maryknoll High School is seeking a High School Religion teacher with an unwavering commitment to student spiritual growth and success. We are looking for teachers who prioritize building authentic connections.


The ideal candidate has some or all of the following characteristics:

  • To ensure that the religious curriculum is taught in accordance with the USCCB curriculum framework and that all pedagogy is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • The ability to organize student leadership teams to support school functions
  • Experience with organizing and implementing programs for spiritual growth. Examples include retreat programs, community service projects, and servant-leadership groups
  • Stay current with educational best practices
  • Follow all school policies and practices
  • Support the philosophy, mission and profile outlined by school administration
  • To ensure that the Religion Department functions as leaders of Maryknoll’s Strategic Plan, goal number one, “develop characteristics of a healthy Catholic school culture,” ensuring that goals are achieved in pastoral work, faith formation programs, and communal worship
  • Knowledge of effective differentiation and customization practices to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds, including learning differences
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in public, charter, parochial, or independent school
  • Enjoys working with students and colleagues in collaborative settings.



  • Develop curriculum and teach religion classes, as well as prepare students for all school-wide spiritual gatherings, ensuring that students are adequately prepared and informed to observe protocols and meet behavioral expectations
  • Preparation of course materials, working from existing curricular frameworks, texts, and assessments
  • Orient new/current students and faculty to the liturgy of the Catholic Church
  • On-campus supervision duties as assigned during the school day
  • Faculty Mentor to students as part of our Advisory Program
  • Willingness to participate in some aspect of the school's extracurricular life



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  Master’s Degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in a school setting preferred.