Knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the Sion mission.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Laboratory Science, Education or related subject matter.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
Strong public speaking skills.
Ability to interact professionally with students, parents, faculty and staff.
Flexibility in working with a variety of faculty across the divisions on faculty committees.
Ability to set goals and accept professional feedback.
Strong ability to work collegially with the Divisional faculty and support team.
Demonstrated competency with school related technology.
Maintain professional credentials as required by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) or other accrediting agencies.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Effectively integrates professional standards of science education, with an emphasis in STEAM, into every day classroom instruction and curriculum design.
Prepares and implement lesson plans for such instruction.
Collaborates with faculty in all disciplines with an eye towards providing interdisciplinary opportunities.
Incorporates 21st-century skills into Science curricula.
Works with the High School Division Leadership and the High School Science Curriculum Coordinator towards the continual refinement and improvement of the Science program.
Participates in general duties such as study hall supervision, class coverage for absent teachers, and supervision at after school events (i.e. dances, athletic events, etc.).
Maintains current attendance and student records.
Attends all required professional development, faculty and staff meetings, parent meetings, and any special meeting(s) requested by the administration.
Continues personal and professional development conferences and other STEAM program development opportunities to ensure that teaching practices remain current.
Assists with other projects, programs and planning as assigned by the High School Principal.
Responsible for the care and maintenance of an orderly environment and clean classroom and lab materials and equipment.
Responsible for the safety and physical well being of the students at all times.
Responsible for the proper storage of chemicals and following all chemical safety guidelines.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Works in classroom environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled environment.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
Notre Dame de Sion Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion (see Notre Dame de Sion Schools Statement on Diversity). We encourage all qualified candidates who aim to support our mission and actively participate in our diverse and inclusive community to apply.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Please submit the following documents for consideration: cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, statement of educational philosophy and list of references to Gina Moffitt, Director of Human Resources, by Friday, May 19, 2017.
Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City is an independent, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as well as the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. The school is owned by a lay corporation and governed by a board of trustees. The campuses include a college preparatory high school for girls and a co-educational elementary and middle school for students pre-k...indergarten through grade eight. The Catholic value of respect for the worth and dignity of each individual permeates the atmosphere and culture of the school and is reflected in the loving, nurturing relationships that form among the faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, and visiting Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. Generations of Kansas Citians can attest to the importance of what Sion continues to provide: a unique learning environment that reflects the love God has for each person in his/her individuality and for each culture in its distinctiveness. For over a century, Notre Dame de Sion has continued to encourage students and their families to believe they can and DO make a difference in the world by “Educating Minds. Expanding Hearts. Empowering Lives.”