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Marine Biology Teacher, Part Time 

About the Organization 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.

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 student centered 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.

As an inclusive Catholic community of faith, we respect and support our students, faculty and staff and their sense of belonging in an increasingly diverse world. At SHC, such respect is grounded by our mission and carried out through our Lasallian Vincentian Catholic educational traditions. In these efforts, we prepare our students as future leaders to model our credo, "Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve".  
Category Faculty  

Position Summary

This is a 3/5th (60% FTE) position, teaching preparatory Marine Biology.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Model for students the characteristics of a Lasallian/Vincentian educator;

  • Support the achievement of SHC’s mission, philosophy and Integral Student Outcomes;

  • As a Science teacher, facilitate student formulation and investigation of questions about the living world through a variety of discovery labs, shared inquiry, individual research, and scientific data creation and analysis;

  • In collaboration with Science Department colleagues and per the department goals,, design and implement NGSS-based lessons to facilitate critical thinking and competency in essential skills and knowledge of Marine Biology curriculum;

    • Plan what students will learn, how they will learn, and how they will be assessed within a backwards design framework that features common assignments and assessments;

    • Engage students in an active, effective learning environment, in both physical and digital spaces, ensuring that all students develop both skills and confidence in their ability to learn;

    • Collaborate with peers to develop, review, and improve curriculum;

  • Provide regular and varied, formative and summative assessments of student learning to provide feedback for learning and to compile accurate grades;

  • Communicate consistently and in a timely manner with students, parents, and school personnel;

  • Actively participate in SHC’s short and long term strategies around integrating meaningful diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging practices; (as stipulated by the DEIB strategic plan adopted by SHC Board of Regents in 2021)

    • 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;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning, integrating best practices in pedagogy, social emotional learning, cultural responsiveness, and educational technology;

    • Engage in the mission of SHC and the charisms of the Daughters of Charity and De La Salle Christian Brothers and Department of Catholic Schools formational programs;

  • Work with the Director of Studies, the Academic Resource Specialists and/or counselors to support students who have learning differences;

  • Keep current and complete grading and attendance records;

  • Supervise students outside of the classroom as assigned by the Deans’ Office;

  • Actively support the co-curricular programs of the school community.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications

  •  Undergraduate degree in science;
  •  Experience working with high school students;
  •  Ability to work effectively and collaboratively to promote student learning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching credential or work toward it; single-subject teaching credential in Science or Masters in Science preferred;

  • Experience in a Catholic high school setting;

  • Experience as a classroom Science teacher.

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the 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 in Microsoft software applications, Google Suite/Gmail and internet usage, and database management. Must be proficient with General Ledger and related software programs.

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 be present in front of students for long lengths of time; to be able to handle or feel as well as be able to communicate. The employee is frequently required to reach. The employee is required to move throughout multiple campuses and floors. 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 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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