Employment Opportunities

Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic school is dedicated to developing the inherent spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical potential of young men in middle and high school. We hire dedicated teachers who are passionate about student learning and working in a collaborative environment.

All positions are expected to meet the general requirements listed below. Position specific requirements, if any, will be listed with those positions.

Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Karen Carroll, kcarroll@chaminade-stl.org. No phone calls please.

Teaching Positions 2019-2020

Middle School Art

This is a full-time faculty position in the Fine Arts Department that reports to the department chair and middle school principal.

The Middle School Art position designs and implements semester long courses for grades 6-8.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be able to work with children of variety of abilities and interests;
  • Be able to cultivate curiosity within the arts;
  • Be able to teach to the intrinsic value of the arts in everyday life and to express spirituality through the arts;
  • Can communicate the value of art education and creative problem solving;
  • Work with teachers in other disciplines to create complementary projects to enhance the overall objectives of multiple courses;
  • Have a knowledge of art history and different art genres in order to teach a range of art styles;
  • Develop age-appropriate instructional strategies to achieve the art curriculum goals;
  • Know and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art;
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community;
  • Have the ability to spot and cultivate creativity and encourage students to express their own personalities and thoughts through the creative process;
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities).

College Counselor

This is a full-time faculty position in the College Counseling Office that reports to the department chair of counseling and works in close partnership with the administration. While this position primarily follows the academic calendar, some work and oversight are required during academic vacations, including the summer break.

Chaminade strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Counsels students and parents through the college application process;
  • Supports college counselors, other counseling members, and support staff;
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with cohort schools, as well as colleges and universities;
  • Establishes and maintains current and useful resources for student and parent use in researching and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid, registering for standardized tests, etc.;
  • Communicates to the Principal on a regular basis regarding college counseling;
  • Effectively plans, implements, and communicates the college search process through a variety of presentation formats.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree or higher is preferred;
  • College counseling experience is preferred, but not required;
  • A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training while also living out the Catholic Marianist values of the school;
  • Ability to participate in the life of the school.

High School English

This is a full-time faculty position in the English Department that reports to the department chair and high school principal.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have experience leading students through the writing process;
  • Be knowledgeable about a broad range of literature – both classics and contemporary;
  • Develop and implement a curriculum and lesson plans that will foster knowledge and skills essential to effectively teach students in the grade assigned;
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Maintain a classroom environment that supports open discussion and respect for all opinions;
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities).

English as a Second Language

This is a full-time faculty position in the Classical and Modern Languages Department that reports to the department chair and high school principal. Approximately 10% or our students live in our residence hall, the majority of which are from other countries.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Build upon the students’ current English skill levels to ensure academic success;
  • Have CELTA, TEFL, TESL, or other formal training in ESL teaching (strongly preferred);
  • Be an advocate for non-native English speaking students when needed;
  • Engage international students in the school community and help them utilize their cultures to enrich the learning experience for the entire student body;
  • Collaborate and communicate with the students’ other teachers to align instruction and support to both the student’s English language development and their classroom instructional needs (instructions, vocabulary, reading and writing support, and clarification of assignments);
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities.

High School Physics

This is a full-time faculty position in the Science Department that reports to the department chair and high school principal.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a Masters in Science, Physics, or related field;
  • Develop and implement a curriculum and lesson plans that will foster knowledge and skills essential to effectively teach students in the grade assigned;
  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for science;
  • Demonstrate scientific concepts using models, technology, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids;
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities).

PLTW - Engineering

This is a full-time faculty position in the Practical Arts Department that reports to the department chair and high school principal. This position will be primarily responsible for PLTW Engineering courses – Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW 23), Principles of Engineering (PLTW 33), and Digital Electronics (PLTW 44).

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be PLTW certified;
  • Develop and implement a curriculum and lesson plans that will foster knowledge and skills essential to effectively teach students in the course assigned;
  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for engineering and have real-world applications, and provide examples and evidence of those real-world applications;
  • Demonstrate engineering concepts using models, technology, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids;
  • Have an understanding of computational methods commonly used in engineering problem solving;
  • Utilize existing on-campus technologies and research/advocate for additional software packages that will help students with their understanding and mastery of the subject;
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities).

High School Theology

This is a full-time faculty position in the Theology Department that reports to the department chair and high school principal.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be a practicing Catholic;
  • Have a Masters in Theology or related field (strong preference);
  • Engage young men in a dynamic process of faith formation and spiritual growth;
  • Provide opportunities for faith exploration through a variety of projects and encouraging an intellectual approach to the study of morality;
  • Maintain a classroom environment that supports open discussion, respect for all opinions, and recognizes the diversity of religious affiliations;
  • Actively participate in student and faculty activities (retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, and in-service activities).

Non-Teaching Positions

Director of Advancement

This senior-level position of Director of Advancement relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside the Chaminade community. The Director is responsible for creating an integrated development and alumni relations plan, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts and implementing a marketing plan in support of these initiatives.

The Director of Advancement is specifically responsible for:

  • Creates the strategic vision for engaging constituents, educating them on the Chaminade mission, and turning them into a supporter of Chaminade College Preparatory School;
  • Builds strong relationships through personal meetings, events and other activities for the purpose of increasing engagement;
  • Provides day to day management while leading and inspiring the Advancement staff;
  • Leads the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects;
  • Responsible for moving donors into and through a pipeline of annual, major and planned gifts, while engaging the appropriate colleagues in the process;
  • Collaborates with the Advancement staff on the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for the Chaminade Fund; the named scholarship program, fundraising events and planned giving efforts;
  • Directs the creation of a communication strategy designed to keep internal and external audience informed of Chaminade’s activities and accomplishments;
  • Cultivates in-kind donations as needed to support programming;
  • Secures Chaminade Corporate Champions (C3) event-related sponsorships;
  • Collaborates with team on post-event evaluation and adjusts accordingly;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with school administration, faculty and staff and develops a broad understanding of school-level priorities;
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of the school's budget, its strategic planning process and the advancement program;
  • Prepares and oversees the budgets of the Advancement Office in collaboration with the staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10-years’ experience with a record of fundraising success and increasing responsibilities in various areas of development and alumni relations;
  • Ability to meet fundraising performance benchmarks;
  • Ability to analyze opportunities then develop a strategy and lead the team to execute;
  • Must be a self-starter, able to handle several projects at the same time and perform well with minimum supervision;
  • Must demonstrate ability to think independently and exercise sound judgment;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build relationships with donors;
  • Experience maintaining good relationships with all departments and all levels of staff and management;
  • Experienced at effectively handling confidential and highly sensitive information;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented, logical, and possess strong critical thinking skills;
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, written) and active listening skills;
  • Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required; knowledge and experience with Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred;
  • Preference given to a practicing Roman Catholic.

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly motivated
  • Self-confident and secure
  • Strategic thinker
  • Proactive, with a sense of urgency
  • Unquestioned integrity and personal values
  • A team player
  • Able to travel occasionally overnight

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or applicable field required; master's degree preferred
  • CFRE certification preferred


General Requirements

All applicants should fulfill the following:

  • Applicants for Middle School positions have experience teaching in the middle school environment.
  • Applicant possesses both a BA and MA in content or related area.
  • Applicant possesses Missouri State Certification.
  • Applicant recognizes the importance of student faith development as a priority in a Catholic, Marianist school.
  • Applicant is an innovative and qualified teaching professional.
  • Applicant is a hardworking and enthusiastic teaching professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of grade level curriculum.
  • Applicant exhibits involvement in teaching students and assisting in the encouragement of extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicant motivates with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel in the subject area.
  • Applicant demonstrates methods that support the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of students.
  • Applicant creates appropriate instruction adaptation for learners of different abilities.
  • Applicant understands individual group behaviors and motivations as to create a safe learning environment.
  • Applicant creates learning environments that encourage positive social interaction and self-motivation.
  • Applicant designs and delivers appropriate and regular student assessments.
  • Applicant has a lived understanding of sustainability.
  • Ideal applicant is a practicing Catholic.