About St. James Episcopal School

St. James School, a faith based Episcopal neighborhood school for traditionally underserved students, opened in 2011, educates children in grades 4-8 in a nurturing environment and with a challenging academic program. We develop our students' moral and spiritual selves and their intellectual, physical and creative gifts.

Job Description

To teach students in a classroom setting, to create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student’s needs and ability. The teacher is responsible for the human and Christian education of the students entrusted to his/her care through both delivery of the instructional program and modeling of appropriate habits, skills, attitudes and behaviors. It is the teacher who motivates, encourages, and inspires students to excel in all their endeavors and who sets goals and expectations that challenge students to meet and expand their potential.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Arrives at school by 7:30am each morning, serves as Homeroom teacher, and has teaching responsibilities
until 4:15pm.
● Plans and implements Science SCALE curriculum in Grades 4-8 emphasizing inquiry and project based
instruction with a focus on the engineering process and coding.
● Maintains active working relationships with current partners: The Franklin Institute, Drexel Medical School
Mentors, AIM Academy, BSD Coding
● Uses authentic and varied forms of assessment
● Teaches 5 days of Saturday school per school year
● Communicates often with parents/guardians, especially about student success
● Schedules and attends parent/guardian conferences and home visits
● Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members ( counselors, teachers, nurse,
chaplain, support staff ) in a one team effort to assess and help students reach success
● Disciplines effectively, compassionately and consistently
● Teachers are encouraged to serve on school committees/groups (e.g. School Culture Committee, Racial
Equity Team, Student Services Team, Talent Recruitment Advisory Committee, Faculty Staff Choir, etc…)●Required to attend school wide events, including, but not limited to: Board Meet & Greet, Fall Staff Retreat,
All Saint’s Day Full School Mass, Thanksgiving Family Feast, Advent Family Event, Christmas Mass,
Epiphany Mass, MLK Day of Service, Absalom Jones Mass, Ash Wednesday Service, Palm “Sunday” Mass,
Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Service, Easter Mass Monday, Feast of St. James the Less, Rogation
Mass, Pentecost Mass, Baccalaureate, Commencement, Staff Retreat, and all weekly Masses

Content Area Information:
The Science teacher is responsible for teaching Science courses for grades 4 to 8.

Employee Benefits
● St. James School offered competitive salaries that are based on experience and qualifications
● Medical/Prescription/Dental/Eye Care Insurance Coverage through a group health maintenance
organization (HMO) health insurance plan (PAISBOA HBT)
● Defined Contribution Plan through The Church Pension Fund
● Available Professional Development and Continuing Education funds
● Paid breaks and holidays include Labor Day, Thanksgiving (3.5 days), Christmas break and New Year’s
Day, President’s Day, Spring Break (1 week), Memorial Day (2 days), June Break (1 week) and August
Break (3 weeks)
● Wellness Benefit covers expenses for gym membership (Kroc Center, Philadelphia)
● Spiritual and Religious resources (e.g. spiritual direction, theological study, school and community
masses, community building)
● Free Lunch Benefit available daily as part of the School’s school-wide community lunch program

Application Requirements:
Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration to Dave
McDonough, Principal and Asst. Head of School, dmcdonough@stjamesphila.org. We regret that we cannot
respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.


● Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree (education degree preferred)
● Middle School Teaching Experience preferred
● Desire to work in a small school community that values hard work and long hours
● FBI, Child Abuse and PA Criminal Clearances

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4- Year Degree