Careers

De Smet Jesuit seeks to hire candidates who are proficient in their teaching areas, active in their faith, models of being "men and women for and with others," and interested in being active in the school's co-curricular, athletic and campus ministry programs. Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in their subject area by the State of Missouri.

De Smet Jesuit is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory high school for boys, grades 9-12, located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The college prep academic program is complemented by extensive religious, co-curricular, athletic, and personal formation programs. The Mission of De Smet Jesuit is to Inspire & Prepare Men for and with Others to Transform the World, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.

Open positions:

Personal/Academic Counselor

De Smet Jesuit High School seeks highly qualified candidates for the full-time position of guidance counselor for the 2017–2018 academic year. Candidates should be qualified to provide personal and academic counseling in both individual and small group settings in an all-boy secondary school environment. Preference will be given to those who hold a master’s degree in counseling, and experience counseling in a faith context. Send a resumé, cover letter, and three references to Carrie Becher, Administrative Assistant to the Principal, at cbecher@desmet.org. Application materials will be accepted through April 7.

Guidance counselors at De Smet Jesuit work together to meet the wide range of students’ academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Collaborating with administrators, parents, teachers, and students, the guidance counselor bridges the many relationships that enrich the high school experience for young men at De Smet Jesuit. Due to the potentially sensitive and challenging nature of working with teenagers during times of stress or crisis, this position must maintain the highest of professional standards in regard to discretion and compassion. The counseling department works closely with the administration and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Student Activities and Campus Ministry departments in nurturing the growth of all students.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in school guidance and counseling, psychology, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional counseling or teaching experience in an educational setting.
  • Superior skills in interpersonal relationships, organization, and conflict resolution.
  • Highly developed character with excellent command of discretion, compassion, and Ignatian values.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure the wide range of student needs are met in a professional, compassionate manner with an emphasis on cura personalis.
  • Advise and support students and parents during times of academic struggle or crisis.
  • Counsel students through social conflicts.
  • Guide students to proper resources for questions regarding spirituality.
  • Remain aware of discipline issues and work with administration to address appropriately.
  • Manage and facilitate communication with outside resources for mental health, academic support, life coaching, and tutoring as necessary.

Physics/Math Instructor

De Smet Jesuit High School seeks highly qualified candidates for the full-time position of physics/math instructor for the 2017–2018 school year. Successful candidates will have a master’s degree in engineering or physics and an ability to achieve student learning objectives through engineering-based design-build projects as well as through traditional classroom teaching strategies. A desire to nurture the creativity and imagination of students is a must. Send a resumé, cover letter, and three references to Carrie Becher, Administrative Assistant to the Principal, at cbecher@desmet.org. Application materials will be accepted through April 7.

Classroom teachers at De Smet Jesuit provide college preparatory level instruction to young men in a Jesuit environment with an emphasis on cura personalis. Teachers work closely with the administration and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Counseling, Student Activities, and Campus Ministry departments in nurturing the overall growth of all students.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in physics, engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, organization, and communication.

Summary of Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare interesting and challenging lessons and units that promote skills, knowledge, and critical thinking consistent with course outcomes and the principles of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.
  • Maintain up-to-date lesson plans; develop rubrics for projects and other class activities; correct student work in a conscientious and prompt manner; and maintain up-to-date scope and sequence for courses taught using published curriculum framework and Understanding by Design, in coordination with the department chair.
  • Communicate regular feedback about student progress; maintain open and timely communication with parents and counseling departments regarding any concerns.
  • Maintain a classroom environment consistent with the Jesuit mission of the school including cura personalis, magis, and “Finding God in All Things.”
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, counselors, learning consultants, administration, and various departments to foster the academic and spiritual growth of students in the Ignatian tradition.
  • Stay current with classroom technology applications and regularly incorporate them into lesson plans.
  • Be available to students before and after school and provide supervision of activities as well as some non-instructional responsibilities (such as study hall coverage, substitution duty, etc.).
  • Maintain working knowledge of and assist in enforcement of rules and policies in the Parent and Student Handbook.
  • Attend faculty and school events and adhere to the policies written in the Faculty Handbook as well as the directives of the school administration.

Assistant Principal for Student Welfare and Discipline

De Smet Jesuit High School seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Principal for Student Welfare and Discipline to begin full-time June 2017. Most competitive candidates will have a Master’s degree in counseling, education, school administration, or related field and four years of successful experience in a high school setting. Candidates must demonstrate superior skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, and organization; visionary leadership in administration; and knowledge of restorative justice practices. Send a resumé, cover letter, and a list of at least three references to Carrie Becher, Administrative Assistant to the Principal, at cbecher@desmet.org. Application materials will be accepted through February 17.

The Assistant Principal for Student Welfare and Discipline is responsible for initiating and maintaining a vibrant, healthy, and safe environment as well as a positive disciplinary atmosphere throughout the school. This office enforces rules fairly and consistently and directs all safety procedures while working with students, parents, faculty, and appropriate community representatives. The Assistant Principal works closely with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Personal Counseling, Student Activities, and Campus Ministry departments in nurturing the growth of all students. The Assistant Principal aids the Principal in the day-to-day operation of the school and works with the Dean of Students to ensure the proper maintenance of attendance and disciplinary records. As a member of the administrative leadership, the Assistant Principal for Student Welfare and Discipline upholds the standards of an Ignatian school, actively participates in the spiritual mission of the school, and maintains positive and regular presence at athletic and co-curricular activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, education, school administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of four years of successful experience in educational setting required, experience working in a high school environment preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of restorative justice practices.
  • Visionary leadership in administration and ability to work with entire school community to maintain high standards for healthy, safe, and orderly environment within school.
  • Superior skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, and organization.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Foster formative self-discipline and restorative justice among students.
  • Engage in collaborative leadership to ensure a safe and orderly teaching and learning environment.
  • Serve as campus health and safety coordinator.
  • Execute managerial responsibilities.
  • Promote mission-centeredness.

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