The classroom teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal or principal’s delegate.
Essential Responsibilities and Accountability
Actively support the Catholic mission of the school in the classroom and throughout school programs.
Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning and are in accordance with school standards.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Provide a variety of instructional strategies and resources to address student learners
Observe and evaluate student performance and development
Use appropriate technology to support and differentiate instruction
Encourage and monitor student progress and use data to adjust teaching strategies
Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
Provide appropriate feedback in a timely manner
Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development
Collaborate with colleagues in developing common curriculum and assessments
Willing to work outside the normal schedule periodically in order to collaborate with colleagues
Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary system of Bishop O’Dowd High School
Prepare required reports on students and activities
Participate constructively and professionally in department, school, and parent meetings
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, administrators, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
Communicate appropriately and professionally with colleagues, students, and parents.
Return all emails and voicemails in 48 hours.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds
Engage in appropriate professional activities
Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations as directed
Fulfill all supervisory and substitution obligations
Other duties as assigned
Student teaching or the equivalent required
Two-five years of classroom experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in subject area from an accredited institution is required
Master’s degree preferred
California State Teaching Credential in appropriate subject area or corresponding certification from another state
Teachers without certification but with related field teaching will be considered
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
Knowledge and ability to implement relevant technology for classroom instruction and student learning
Ability to work collaboratively
Behavioral Job Attributes
Must support the Catholic mission and the charism of the school
Exercise good judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action(s)
Be driven to learn and constantly seek ways to improve professional skills and implement best practices
Team player who is willing to collaborate and support colleagues when needed
Ability to work with pride and enthusiasm as a member of the O’Dowd community
Act as a role model to students and peers
Demonstrate a positive attitude by being optimistic, flexible, and passionate about helping all students reach their potential
Must be able to operate a laptop (including keyboard and mouse)
Work requires visual acuity
Must be able to focus on highly detailed tasks for long periods of time
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
Must be able to lift 25 lbs in confined places.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Additionally, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.
Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland's policies prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation or discrimination. However, as a Roman Catholic high school with a stated mission, goals and objectives that clearly reflect the teachings and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd High School reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to commit to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner that clearly and unconditionally demonstrates support of and respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity. Persons who in good conscience are unable to agree to this commitment should not seek or accept employment at Bishop O’Dowd High School.
As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.
About Bishop O'Dowd High School
Founded in 1951, Bishop O'Dowd High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school serving 1,250 diverse students in grades 9-12 who come from all parts of the East Bay and beyond. Informed by Catholic values, the mission of O'Dowd is to educate and inspire its students to build a more just, joyful, and sustainable world. For more information, visit the school's website at www.bishopodowd.org.