Technology/STEAM and PE Teacher for the 2024-2025 School Year

School Name: St. Kieran Catholic School
Location: 1347 Camillo Way, El Cajon, CA 92021
Reports to: Principal
Employment Type: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Rate: $47,000 - $52,000 per year.

The Diocese of San Diego is seeking a qualified, experienced and passionate educator who is deeply committed to developing Christ-centered, forward-thinking leaders to serve our future Church and our world. St. Kieran Catholic School is a parish school located in El Cajon, California. This position will be a combination of a Technology/STEAM teacher and a PE teacher. 

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to model, deliver, and craft rich student-centered learning experiences around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and implement strategies for weaving STEAM experiences into multi-disciplinary curricula from grades K through 8.
  • Work in partnership with Diocese, teachers and staff, modeling consistent effective teaching with technology, engagement, lesson plan design, use of technology, STEAM and online tools.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the connection between technology, art, music, and computer science.
  • Understand and be able to design, develop, assess, and manage STEAM learning experiences.
  • Supervising practical PE lessons, including both indoor and outdoor classes
  • Ensuring that children compete to their ability level and aren’t exposed to unnecessary injury or illness through school sports
  • Motivating school children to take up new sports or athletic pursuits
  • Evaluating the performance of students throughout the school year
  • Attending parents’ evenings and providing parents with comprehensive reports on their child’s progress
  • Training and coaching school teams to compete and succeed in nation-wide event
  • Model Excellent Core Morals and Values
  • Positive Reinforcement and ability to motivate students to do their best
  • Ensuring that students pass their practical and theoretical PE exams
  • Demonstrate knowledge of PE Standards
  • Ability to teach good citizenship
  • Ability to connect Catholic Faith to the PE curriculum
  • St. Kieran Catholic School is looking for a confident educator who has the ability to understand & connect with the students on an educational level and prepare them for their lives beyond 8th grade.

Administrative/ Other Responsibilities:

  • Return voice-mail/e-mail messages in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom
  • Demonstrate a respectful demeanor with staff, students, and parents
  • Observe utmost confidentiality regarding parent, student, staff information/conversations
  • Supervise playground and other areas of duty as the role may require
  • Other duties as assigned

Religious Qualifications:

  • Active, practicing Roman Catholic (preferred)
  • Basic Catechetical Certification (preferred)
  • Respects and understands a Catholic school philosophy

Core Competencies

  • Understand and support Diocese ’s mission and philosophy and to promote a positive image of the school and the Catholic faith.
  • Contribute to a harmonious and inclusive school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school.
  • Refrain from establishing close relationships with colleagues, students, parents or trustees that would compromise professional integrity.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
  • Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
  • Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
  • Model the good character traits that St. Kieran students are expected to embody.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Possess a cleared California multiple subject teaching credential (preferred)
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clear criminal background check (a clear Livescan for the Diocese of San Diego is a condition of employment)
  • Experience teaching in an elementary school classroom
  • Positive professional references and recommendations
  • Expert level of technology and 21st century learning understanding and application.
  • Deep knowledge of content standards, effective instructional strategies, and assessment driven instruction.
  • Strong Google Apps for Education skills (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc.).
  • Experience, but not limited to: 3D printing, software, Mac and PC.
  • Highly effective communication, listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective written, verbal, and technology-based communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

To successfully meet the needs of the students in his/her care, the teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the day standing in the classroom. While standing the teacher will frequently hold objects they are working with or demonstrating
  • Sit on an occasional basis when developing lesson plans, grading, etc.
  • Walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver in tight spaces between desks. Walk on both even and uneven surfaces
  • Deal with students while kneeling or squatting, stooping, or bending
  • Reach at, below, or above shoulder height with the dominant upper extremity; may require trunk or neck rotation to look back at the class
  • Assist in moving children's desks and chairs to change the layout of the classroom to influence the learning situation. It is occasionally necessary to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds from the office to classrooms

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to be inside the classroom. The employee is required to be mobile to, from, and within the classroom and preschool environment, as well as maneuver throughout the school facility to attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events. The employee may be required to conduct trips to, from, and within various city and county-wide locations to attend trainings or workshops.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

St. Kieran Catholic School, as part of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.