Part-time K-8 Music Teacher: St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School; Hinsdale, IL

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Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
Part-Time K-8 Music Teacher 
St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School; Hinsdale, IL
Position available: August, 2021

Ministerial Expectations
It is understood and expected that the work of the Catholic Church, its agencies and institutions, has characteristics that differentiate it from the work of other secular and non-Catholic agencies and institutions as a specifically religious institution performing a religious function and mission. Teachers working in a Catholic School agree to work diligently to support and strengthen the Catholic Church and its value system.  By word and example, teachers support all the official religious teachings of the Catholic Church throughout their personal and professional lives. Teachers agree to play a substantial role in conveying the Catholic Church’s message and carrying out its mission. The ministry of teachers embraces the following purposes:
  • To teach and witness to the tenets of the Catholic faith
  • To integrate learning with faith
  • To instill a sense of Christ’s mission, charity, and service to others
  • To draw the school community into worship
  • To pass on the Catholic Christian faith to each student
  • To build, support and maintain Catholic identity throughout the school
  • Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person.
Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person. Teachers are expected to act and speak in public in a way that supports the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings including our belief: 
  • in the life and dignity of every human person, regardless of age, status, or condition.
  • in the centrality of the family for a good society and in Christian marriage defined as the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to participating in the power of God’s procreative love.
  • in the call to witness and proclaim the Catholic faith and its social and moral teachings in public dialogue, and
  • in working to assure that we continue to have and enjoy the rights of religious freedom in our country.
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the teacher will:
-serve as a positive role model and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church at all times.
-create a faith-focused learning environment within his or her classroom and school. 
-create a vibrant Catholic culture in his or her classroom that is emphasized through the candidate's words, deeds, manner of dress, and actions.
-facilitate student success and growth in faith formation, academics, and interpersonal skills.
-implement diocesan-approved curriculum with fidelity.
-integrate religion within and throughout his or her content area.
-document student progress, activities, and outcomes.
-plan, design, implement, and assess high quality At-Home Learning lessons as necessary using a variety of electronic platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom, and Seesaw.
-actively participate in building committees and/or Professional Learning Communities.
-differentiate instruction to address specific educational needs of individual students.
-create a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment
-regularly provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
-Accompany students at the school's weekly School Mass and lead the children in song at several school functions.

Essential Functions
The teacher...
  • serves as a model of the Catholic faith in words, actions, speech, dress, and demeanor.
  • Integrates religion into all lessons.
  • develops and administers school music curriculum consistent with diocesan goals and objectives.
  • promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates these plans into learning experiences that best utilize available time for instruction.
  • differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles and needs.
  • implements the school's Safety and School Improvement Plans with fidelity.
  • conducts ongoing assessments of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit the individual student's needs.
  • conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as in administrative regulations and procedures of the Diocese of Joliet.
  • continues to acquire professional knowledge and to learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops and professional meetings.
  • organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by diocesan and school procedures as well as applicable laws.
  • encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents..
  • ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and with Diocesan policies.
  • establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom..
  • actively participates in faculty meetings, PLCs, and committees.
  • plan, design, implement and assess high quality music lessons remotely as necessary using a variety of electronic platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
  • utilizes available technology to enhance instruction.
  • accompanies chidren at Friday student Masses.
  • prepares students for the annual Music Contest.
  • coordinates a Christmas Program and a Spring Musical.
  • understands and adheres to all principles and tenets of the Catholic faith
  • maintains a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings, both within and outside of the school environment.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and/or Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephones..

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
  • Knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith.
  • Knowledge of the Liturgical Calendar as this impacts liturgy and the selection of sacred music.
  • Knowledge of elementary school music curriculum and concepts.
  • Ability to use School Speak as an electronic tool to take attendance, post grades, and access teacher resources.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and reflectively evaluate work.
  • Ability to plan, design, implement, and assess high quality At-Home Learning lessons in Music using a variety of electronic platforms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to accompany students on the piano during School Masses.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile
  • Licensure: The candidate must hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education, Music Education, or a related discipline applicable to his or her teaching assignment.
  • Previous experience in teaching General Music at the elementary (K - Grade 8) level is preferred
  • Experience in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students is preferred.
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills are essential to success in this position.
  • This is a part-time (unbenefited) position. Work hours may not exceed 29 hours per week.
  • This individual will teach Music classes as per a schedule developed by the Principal.
  • If remote teaching becomes necessary, the Music Teacher will adjust his or her instructional mode as per the Principal's directives.
  • Compensation is in accordance with the candidate's education (Category) and years of service (Step) on the current Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office Scales for Ready Reference salary schedule.

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Diocese of Joliet

1555 Glen Ellyn Rd Suite 2, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

At the following locations

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School

421 S Clay St , Hinsdale, IL 60521