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Religion Teacher

First commitment: August 28th, 2023
Contract type: Yearly; 10-month
School Type: Boarding

Position Summary:
St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA) seeks a religion teacher to teach four religion courses for the 2023-24 academic year. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to holistic education and collaboration. The position also includes contributing to St. Mark’s vibrant boarding school community through advising, residential life responsibilities, and community responsibilities As a religion teacher, you are a member of the Religion Department and report to the Head of the Religion Department and the Assistant Head of School/ Dean of Faculty.

We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application here

What You’ll Do as a St. Mark’s Religion Teacher:
  • As a St. Mark’s faculty member, you will teach four religion courses, advise three to seven students, attend all-school and faculty-required events, and coach two seasons of sports. Other key responsibilities are as follows:
  • Foster empathy, analytical skills, and cultural competency through the stories, traditions, complex histories, and diverse human beings associated with religion and philosophy
  • Provide students in the classroom with timely, ongoing, and meaningful feedback, including comments for each student at the end of grading periods
  • Support a residential house team by supervising evening hours once weekly and on five Saturday nights per year
  • Participate in St. Mark’s Experiential Learning Programming
  • Teach one season of Saturday classes
  • Teach a Lion Term course
  • Participate in community life through Social Duty (four weekends per year)
  • Give up to six admission tours per year

Required Skills and Abilities
A degree in religion or a related, interdisciplinary field is essential
Excitement to work with students in multiple contexts and develop them holistically
Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
Proficient with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Preferred Qualifications
Two or more years of teaching experience in religion or a related field
Broad teaching competencies across more than one religious and/or philosophical tradition and approaches to the study of “religion”
Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents
Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations as well as a demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy
Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth

Things You’ll Love:
On-campus housing; health, dental, and vision coverage; tuition remission (100%); retirement contribution – after one year of service, the school contributes 10% of your annual salary to a 403 (b) retirement plan (100% immediate vesting); three meals a day are available at the dining hall during the school year for you and your family; use of facilities for you and your immediate family: weight rooms, outdoor pool, ice rink, basketball courts, nature trails, etc.; annual financial planning services available; parental leave: 8 weeks at full pay, and 4 weeks at a quarter pay; Health Assistance Program; Employee Assistance Program; Child Day Care financial assistance program; William A. Coolidge Fund – annual financial assistance for each employee’s child attending tuition-charging schools, etc.

Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below:
  • Years of experience between 31 and 42 years: $84,240 - $94,340
  • Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $65,000 - $83,752
  • Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $52,000 - $63,200
  • Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,000 - $50,700

About St. Mark’s School:
St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

St. Mark's School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.
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