Thank you for your interest in working at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Saint Mary’s welcomes applications at all times from qualified candidates for faculty and staff positions.  Teaching candidates must have a degree in field or equivalent.  Submit your letter of interest, résumé listing your complete work history, and  Diocesan Application  to jobs@saintmary.org

Brandon Hess, Principal
Saint Mary’s Catholic School
9501 Gayton Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
bhess@saintmary.org

Current Employment Opportunities:

Assistant Principal (ON HOLD)

Position Overview:  The Assistant Principal reports to the Principal and is a critical member of the Saint Mary’s Catholic School Administrative team.  With oversight from the Principal, the Assistant Principal will take a shared leadership role in the administration of instructional design and delivery, school policies, special programs and disciplinary actions.  The Assistant Principal will also partner with the Principal in the ongoing planning and administration of instructional delivery, enrichment, extra-curricular programs, communication and outreach to faculty, students, parents, and the broader Saint Mary’s School and Church communities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Assumes administrative and other responsibilities in the absence of the Principal
  • Assists the Principal in supporting a positive Catholic educational climate and constructive relationships between students, parents, teachers and other members of staff
  • Provides instructional leadership for all programs, to include instructional design and delivery, classroom teacher evaluations, and providing guidance and feedback to instructional staff 
  • Leads in partnership with the Resource Teacher the preparation and delivery of interim and final report cards and standardized testing scheduling and administration
  • Assists teachers in resolving discipline problems in a fair, just, and appropriately communicated manner; maintains accurate records of any disciplinary action taken;  coordinates and implements disciplinary procedures
  • Collaborates with teachers, individual students and parents regarding specific learning and / or behavioral problems
  • Prepares staff evaluation documents as requested by the Principal
  • Periodically reviews and makes recommendations for appropriate revisions to all school policies, rules, procedures and programs required to support a Catholic learning environment for students, teachers, and staff
  • Assists the Principal in revising the student/parent handbook and in planning the calendar for each new school year
  • Assists the principal in promoting safety in the school through fire, tornado, or intruder drills, pedestrian traffic control, student supervision during arrival and dismissal, and periodic inspection of the safety aspects of the building and grounds in coordination with the Safety Committee 
  • Periodically attends PTO, School Board, Finance Council, and Parish Staff meetings as requested by the Principal
  • Coordinates with the Principal to ensure Administrative presence at school and community events, enrichment activities, athletic events, dances, awards ceremonies or similar events
  • Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Principal

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in education leadership or a related discipline
  • Eligible for Virginia endorsement in Education Admin and Supervision
  • Practicing Catholic
  • 6+ years of Instructional Experience
  • 3+ years of School leadership experience preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in K-5 instructional or differentiated learning design experience preferred
  • Proficiency with computers; ability to use online educational support tools, email, social media, word processors and related Google products
  • Ability to serve as a role model for Saint Mary’s Catholic School culture and values
  • Strong planning, organizational, and administrative skills to enable a thoughtful and measured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and administer school policies and procedures
  • Flexibility to adapt self and lead others through change
  • Ability to provide leadership, development, and feedback to teachers and staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork


Work Hours: 11 month position;  institutional holidays off

Middle School Math Teacher

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a full-time Middle School Math Teacher. This candidate will implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme practices related to the areas of Math, Pre-Algebra, and High School Algebra to further the philosophy and goals of our school. The Math Teacher will also plan for both long and short-term instructional goals and will instruct and monitor student understanding and growth. The candidate will utilize formative assessments and standardized tests to improve quality of instruction, as well as maintain accurate and current individual records of student progress and share this information regularly with parents, students and the principal. The candidate will also participate in staff meetings, conferences, professional development and other required school activities as directed. The candidate must participate actively in the spirit and life of our vibrant school community. The candidate must be an organized individual, a strong communicator with their peers and have a desire to be in a Christ-centered environment. Appropriate degree and Virginia teaching licence with accompanying endorsement is required. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Diocesan Application and résumé to jobs@saintmary.org

Middle School Math Teacher – Part Time

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a part-time Middle School Math Teacher. This candidate will implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme practices related to the areas of Math, Pre-Algebra, and High School Algebra to further the philosophy and goals of our school. The Math Teacher will also plan for both long and short-term instructional goals and will instruct and monitor student understanding and growth. The successful candidate must instruct through engaged, hands-on teaching and learning, utilize 21st Century teaching skills, possess good communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with an instructional team. The candidate will utilize formative assessment and standardized test data to improve quality of instruction, as well as maintain accurate and current individual records of student progress and share this information regularly with parents, students and the principal. The candidate must be an organized individual, a strong communicator with their peers and have a desire to be in a Christ-centered environment. Appropriate degree and Virginia teaching licence with accompanying endorsement is required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Diocesan Application and résumé to jobs@saintmary.org

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a full-time Middle School Language Arts Teacher. This candidate will implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme practices related to the areas of Language Arts to further the philosophy and goals of our school. The Language Arts Teacher will also plan for both long and short-term instructional goals and will instruct and monitor student understanding and growth.  The successful candidate must instruct through engaged, hands-on teaching and learning, utilize 21st Century teaching skills, possess good communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with an instructional team. Instructional skills including proficiency in student engagement, collaboration and differentiated instruction are highly important. The candidate will maintain accurate and current individual records of student progress and share this information regularly with parents, students and the principal. The candidate must be an organized individual, a strong communicator with their peers and have a desire to be in a Christ-centered environment. Appropriate degree and Virginia teaching licence with accompanying endorsement is required. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Diocesan Application and résumé to jobs@saintmary.org

Elementary School Teacher

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a full-time Elementary Teacher. This candidate will plan and implement innovative instructional practices that further the philosophy and goals of our school. The Elementary Teacher will also plan for both long and short-term instructional goals and will instruct and monitor student understanding and progress. The successful candidate must instruct through engaged, hands-on teaching and learning, utilize 21st Century teaching skills, possess good communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with an instructional team.The candidate will utilize test data to improve quality of instruction, as well as maintain accurate and current individual records of student growth and share this information regularly with parents, students and the principal. The candidate must be an organized individual, a strong communicator with their peers and have a desire to be in a Christ-centered environment. Appropriate degree and Virginia teaching licence with accompanying endorsement is required. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Diocesan Application and résumé to jobs@saintmary.org

Library Media Specialist

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a full-time Library Media Specialist. The candidate must be innovative and have an enthusiasm to support the success of both students and teachers. Instructional flexibility with a collaborative approach to learning is important for this role. Student support and instruction spans grades JK-8 and includes our middle school IB students. The Library Media Specialist should have a current Virginia Teaching License with an endorsement in the assigned subject area. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and Diocesan Application to: jobs@saintmary.org

After School Care Staff

Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Richmond is seeking several caring, motivated, and dedicated part-time After School Care staff members for the 2019 – 2020 school year.   We offer an enriching learning environment where students can complete homework and participate other structured learning opportunities. Duties for this position include keeping proper supervision of After School Care participants, maintaining classroom order and discipline, as well as encouraging the engagement of students in fun and easy learning activities. Required Qualifications: Successful candidates must have prior experience working with elementary and/or middle school students in a classroom or group setting, be flexible and reliable, and have the ability to work collaboratively with other team members. After School Care positions are offered Monday through Friday during the hours of 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and Diocesan Application to Michelle O’Donnell, Director, at modonnell@saintmary.org.

Substitute Teacher

Saint Mary’s school maintains a list of competent, qualified substitute teachers that are called upon to provide classroom instruction in the absence of the regular teacher.  Substitutes are paid on a per diem basis calculated on an hourly basis.  Substitutes may apply to be added to the Saint Mary’s substitute list after an application is received, background screening is completed, and the candidate becomes familiar with classroom routines and school practices. Long term substitutes (for absences such as family medical leave, extended leave, and other absences expected to exceed two or more weeks) are selected following the regular hiring procedures of Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Please send a letter of interest, resume, copy of VA teaching license (if applicable), and Diocesan Application to Brandon Hess, Interim Principal at jobs@saintmary.org.

Non-Discrimination Policy of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Richmond

As found in the Policy Manual of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools, Section IV:

Catholic Schools administered under the authority of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond comply with those constitutional and statutory provisions, as may be specifically applicable to the schools, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, handicap or disability, national origin, or citizenship in the administration of their educational, personnel, admissions, financial aid, athletic and other school administered programs.

The Diocese reserves the right, however, to determine whether and under what circumstances priority should be given to Catholics for certain employment positions. In addition, for Catholic employees, conformance with religious tenets of the Catholic faith is a condition of employment, and all employees may be prohibited from performing, teaching or advocating in the workplace any practices of doctrines which are inconsistent with religious tenets of the Catholic faith. Consistent with the foregoing, it is the policy and practice of the Diocese of Richmond and the parish to provide equal employment opportunity in employment, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

This policy does not preclude the existence of single sex schools, nor does it conflict with the priority given to Catholics for admission as students. This policy also does not preclude the ability of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to undertake and/or enforce appropriate actions with respect to applicants or students who teach or advocate on school property or at school functions any practices or doctrines which are inconsistent with religious tenets of the Catholic faith.

The administration, faculty and staff of Saint Mary’s Catholic School supports, complies with, and is governed by this policy.

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