Mater Dei Catholic High School is located in Chula Vista, CA. We are a private, coeducational high school that is under the guidance of the San Diego Diocese. The school is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). Mater Dei has a firm commitment to having each of our students gain acceptance to a four-year university after graduation. We continually strive to make our campus a place for the community, with many sports, arts and cultural events that are open to the public.
The school is internationally recognized and deeply committed to diversity. We actively strive for a student body that includes a variety of races and ethnicities in the belief that classroom dialogues are more dynamic and more informed when students have the opportunity to interact and learn with others of different backgrounds.
Position Summary: The Campus Ministry Retreat Coordinator and Theology Teacher services the school in an instructional capacity and performs the specific duties assigned by the Principal of the school. The classes, projects and assessments designed by the Theology Teacher will be in accordance with the Theology Department and USCCB curriculum framework. As the Retreat Coordinator for the school, he/she will plan and lead all student retreats as well as the faculty retreat.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities: • Teach 4 Theology classes including two hybrid Senior Campus Ministry classes (which include Social Justice & Christian Call curriculum) • Provides grade appropriate instructional program in accordance with the department guidelines to include: a) Lesson planning b) Classroom preparation c) Assessment of each student’s performance • Collaborate with the Theology department to ensure consistency between classes • Maintain online gradebooks and posting of grades through Schoology, Mater Dei Catholic High School’s Online Learning Management System, as well as its resources pages for parents/students • Provides grade appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities • Supervises students • Maintains an orderly classroom • Participates in faculty meetings, school committees and in-services • Communicates promptly with parents • Attends other school functions and activities as necessary • Other duties as assigned
Primary Campus Ministry Liturgical Director duties: • Coordinate Senior Campus Ministers to effectively plan, promote and lead retreats on and off campus • Give Campus Ministers an understanding of the importance of their work through study of retreat spirituality • Comprehensive spiritual formation of Campus Ministers • Planning Freshman Retreats (2) – Welcome to Mater Dei! • Planning Sophomore Retreats (2) – Loving and Respecting Yourself • Planning Junior Retreats (2) – Loving and Forgiving Your Neighbor and God (overnight retreats) • Planning Senior Retreats (2) with faculty, alumni, and Campus Ministry team • Co-plan and co-lead a campus minister training retreat + induction Mass the Saturday before school starts. • Organize logistics and finances of all annual retreats by coordinating with in-school operations and third parties. • Work with administration to set all Campus Ministry event dates for school year. • Assist in developing and implementing the faith life and Catholic mission of the Mater Dei community • Model for the students a faith-filled life of prayer and service • Collaborate with ASB to run freshman orientation
Qualifications: • Embody Mater Dei Catholic’s Core Values: Dedicated; Spirit of Service; Smart (IQ, emotional intelligence & spiritual intelligence) • Basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic School philosophy, goals and objectives • Promote a positive and healthy school culture • Understanding of child development and skills necessary to relate to students • Employ effective class management techniques • Works cooperatively with the school and staff • Excellent people skills and professional demeanor
Education & Experience: • Must have the following education training and experience: a) Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Religious Studies or Theology a. Master Degree preferred b) Successful experience in high school classroom teaching c) Teaching 1:1 PC Laptop or BYOL environment preferred d) Retreat/Youth Ministry experience preferred
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