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American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher 

About the Organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student's unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Mission Statement:
Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our high school students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel.
Category Faculty  

POSITION TITLE: American Sign Language Teacher


FLSA STATUS: Part-time (4/5) can be combined with other duties for Full Time

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2022

Position Summary
This is a 4/5 (80% FTE) position, teaching various levels of ASL in our World Language department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Model for students the characteristics of Lasallian/Vincentian education;

  • Support SHC’s mission, philosophy and integral student outcomes;

  • Engage students in a global community by developing their expressive and receptive abilities to communicate in American Sign Language and by studying Deaf culture;

  • In collaboration with World Language Department colleagues, and per department goals, guide students to

  • Gain command of the structures of standards ASL grammar, usage, and mechanics when signing;

  • Produce clear and coherent singing in which the the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience;

  • Interpret signs, and be able to analyze how specific sign choices shape meaning or tone;

  • Develop glossing skills;

  • Build knowledge of fingerspelling, including initialized and lexicalized forms, vocabulary acquisition, and uses;

  • Develop experiential knowledge of another culture, make connections across disciplines, explore the nature of language and culture by comparisons with their own, and actively participate in a bilingual community, beginning with the World Language classroom;

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and effectively collaborate with colleagues to

    • Design, implement, and review standards-based lessons to facilitate critical thinking and mastery of essential skills and understandings;

    • Plan and implement what students will learn, how they will learn, and how they will be assessed in a manner appropriate to the grade level;

    • Provide regular and varied formative and summative assessments to facilitate our students’ ability to understand their progress toward learning targets, and to reliably document student progress;

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Principal of Academics and other academic leaders to support equitable learning, culturally responsive teaching, and other initiatives to strengthen the learning for all in our community;

  • Maintain an interactive and timely learning environment, in both physical and virtual learning spaces (Schoology);

  • Communicate consistently with students, parents, and school personnel;

  • Keep current and complete electronic grading and attendance records (PowerSchool);

  • Work with the Academic Resource Specialists and counselors to accommodate students who have learning differences;

  • Participate in the cocurricular life of the school.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in ASL or equivalency;

  • Experience with classroom teaching;

  • Ability to work collaboratively to promote student learning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching credential;

  • Master’s Degree;

  • Experience in a Catholic high school setting;

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee assigned to this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so assigned.

Certifications and/or Licensure
Teaching credential

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with databases, including Microsoft Office suite (primary focus on Word and Excel), PowerSchool or comparable student information system, Google Workspace, and related software.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Sacred Heart Cathedral is an equal opportunity employer:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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