Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Bishop McNamara High School Online Employment Opportunities and Application Process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Employment Office at Employment@bmhs.org.

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in and through the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

Bishop McNamara High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Below are the Bishop McNamara High School employment opportunities available at this time.

Application for Employment

Applications for Employment for all positions may be completed online at Application for Employment

Digital Arts Teacher

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.
Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full-time Digital Arts Teacher who will teach Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Advanced Placement Studio Art 2D-Photography.

Course Descriptions

Graphic Design
In this course, students will explore composition and layout in depth. While computer graphics software is taught and used through the course of study, the emphasis is on recognizing good design and articulation of design ideas.
Digital Photography
This year-long course introduces the beginning photographer to both the artistic and technical aspects of digital photography. Students learn the fundamentals of operating a digital camera and using software to edit photos. We create and discuss photographs of a variety of subjects throughout the year. Students will need a digital camera, see instructor for details.
Advanced Placement Studio Art 2D Photography

This course prepares students to submit a portfolio for the AP Studio Art 2D examination. Students receive independence in assignments as well as guidance on ways to improve their images. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of camera controls, lenses, and techniques required to successfully shoot a variety of subjects. This fun and exciting course allows students to express their creativity while producing professional quality digital photography. Students are required to purchase their own DSLR camera. Prerequisites: Instructor approval, through a 15 image portfolio and an interview. Digital Photography is strongly recommended.

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong background in art and design, as well as experience with digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop and other design software.
  • Applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field.
  • Applicantshould possess strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Applicant should have a heart for students and openness to the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition.
To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.

Director of Leadership Giving

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in and through the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.
Position Description
The Director of Leadership Giving will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement and the President/CEO to meet the long-term major gift fundraising goals of the School with immediate attention to the Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign. This is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend work and local and national travel. This position is open to internal Bishop McNamara High School employees and external candidates.
Position Duties
  • Formulates a comprehensive campaign cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship program in consultation with the President/CEO and the Director of Institutional for Advancement for major gift donors and prospects.
  • In collaboration with President/CEO and Director of Institutional Advancement, translates campaign plans into actions so that the campaign proceeds on schedule and successfully.
  • Provides updates to the President/CEO and Director of Institutional Advancement regularly on the status of the campaign.
  • Coordinates Campaign Committee activities:
  • Helps to plan and write agendas for committee meetings
  • Provides support materials
  • Ensures that meeting minutes and actions are recorded and distributed
  • Supervises the preparation of prospect proposals, including gathering information for personalization.
  • Cultivates and solicits major gift prospects, personally and with appropriate staff, Campaign Committee volunteers and others.
  • Oversees campus events structured to support the campaign, including cultivation events, campaign kick-off,ground breaking, hardhat parties, and building dedication.
  • Oversees campaign gift processing and information systems
  • Manages pledge documentation, reminders, and follow-up.
  • Maintains complete and timely records of contacts with prospects and volunteers.
  • Meet regularly with the President/CEO, Director of Institutional Advancement and necessary Advancement Office staff to update list of top prospects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Holy Cross and Catholic education
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for Bishop McNamara High School
  • Exceptional communications skills, the ability to write and speak well
  • Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Skills Preferred
  • Previous fundraising experience including successful asking for gifts of $10,000 or more
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge

Apply to: Please submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) professional references to L’oreal Edmondson, Director of Institutional Advancement at Loreal.Edmondson@bmhs.org.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Supervisors as deemed appropriate may assign additional functions and requirements.

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer will research and apply for grants and awards from local and national foundations, organizations and companies to support the ongoing fundraising efforts of the School. The Grant Writer position is a part time position with an expectation of no more than 10 hours of work per week. This position is open to internal Bishop McNamara High School employees and external candidates.

  • Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
  • Determine information and data necessary for each grant proposal, create submission checklist and assure that all supporting documents are prepared and included in the submission package.
  • Perform grant proposal submissions, both online and paper, by funder deadlines.
  • Enter grant activity in grant tracker system.
  • Keep abreast of relevant grant news and trends.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, for external and internal audiences.
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail including the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and work experience in related field.
Additional Knowledge and Skills Preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with grant prospect research techniques.
  • Proficiency with www.grants.gov and Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online.
  • Experience with fundraising in an educational setting.
Apply to: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to L’oreal Edmondson, Director of Institutional Advancement at Loreal.Edmondson@bmhs.org.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Supervisors as deemed appropriate may assign additional functions and requirements.

Guidance Counselor

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

The counseling department of Bishop McNamara High School seeks a highly professional individual committed to providing guidance and counseling services in a comprehensive, developmental program that meets the personal, social, emotional, spiritual, academic, and college and career development needs of each individual student.

Position

The counselor will work primarily with all tenth grade students. Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Adjusting student schedules
  • Monitor academic progress and plan and implement interventions when necessary
  • Responsible for implementing and supervising Individualized Accommodation Plans for students with learning differences.
  • Address concerns brought up by parents, teachers, administration, the students or their peers.
  • Work with sophomores to utilize Naviance fully.
  • Assist in the supervision of standardized testing programs and administration of the EXPLORE, PSAT, SAT I and SAT II.
  • Refer and assist students with applications for summer programs.
  • Serve as a member of the sophomore grade level team.
  • Assist Counseling Department with projects as they arise.

Requirements

  • Applicant must hold a Master's Degree in counseling. Certification preferred.
  • Applicant should have experience as a teacher and/or counselor.
  • Applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Applicant should have experienced with academic and personal counseling, familiarity with Naviance™; experience and/or understanding of standardized testing (Explore, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, etc).
  • Applicant must commit to the educational vision of the Catholic Holy Cross and the personal growth and social development of our students.
  • Applicant must be able to work confidentially as a consultant to staff and parents to maximize students' potential and achievement while fostering the independence and self-expression required for lifelong learning.

To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.

Latin Teacher (Part Time)

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

Position

Bishop McNamara High School seeks a part time Latin Teacher who will teach and work as a team member in our Modern & Classical Languages Department.

Summary of Duties
  • Applicant must hold at least a relevant bachelor's degree.
  • Applicant must have prior experience teaching, preferably Latin or another foreign, modern or classical language.
  • Applicant should possess strong organizational and communication skills and be willing to interact with parents when necessary.
  • Applicant must be proactive, independent and reliable.
  • Applicant should have a heart for students and openness to the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition.
To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.

Moreau Fellow

Bishop McNamara High School seeks Moreau Fellows for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a ten-month position (August-June) for a young McNamara graduate upon completion of his/her college experience who is dedicated to service and community life.

The Moreau Fellow will work as a full-time employee. Possible responsibilities are to serve as a substitute teacher, coach, club moderator, chaperone, proctor, etc., and in some cases (depending on an individual's degree work and the school's needs) working with a Master teacher to assist with a specific class. For full position description and requirements, as well as to apply, please click here. For more information, please email Brian Brower, Dean of Programs at brian.brower@bmhs.org.

Social Studies Teacher

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women through the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

The Social Studies department offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that prepares students to analyze historical events and fosters critical thinking, problem solving, interpretation, and research skills. Courses also include honors and Advanced Placement levels, as well as a range of electives.
Position
Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full time teacher to join its Social Studies department. This position begins in August 2015 through June 2016. This position will teach five sections of Social Studies classes, to include courses in ninth grade Government and Politics and tenth grade Western Civilization.

The Government and Politics course is a survey of the U.S. government structure, systems, and political processes focusing on constitutional structures and foundations. This ninth grade course prepares students to become responsible and informed members of American society.
The Western Civilization course is an examination of European history and its legacy. It is designed to provide students with a general understanding of the contributions of Western Civilization to our own national identity and the larger world.
Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of Political Science, History, or a related field
  • Knowledge of instructional best practices and classroom management
  • Teaching experience at the high school level
To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.

Technical Theatre Teacher and Technician

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full time Theatrical Technician who will teach Theatre Technology Topics A and B. This person will also serve as the Theatrical Technician to assist with our school’s Fine Arts performances and in-school events.

Position Overview

The Technical Theatre Teacher will teach Theatre Technology Topics A: Sets, Lights and Props in the Fall semester, and Theatre Technology Topics B: Sound, Costumes and Puppetry in the Spring semester.

THEATER TECHNOLOGY TOPICS A: SET, LIGHT

This one-semester course introduces the student to both the artistic and technical aspects of theatrical productions through stage carpentry, set design, theatrical lighting, and stage properties. Throughout the course we will work hands-on in the theater to put our knowledge into practice, using Bishop McNamara’s well-equipped stage and professional theatrical equipment. Topics B is the corresponding class that teaches other aspects of theatrical production.

THEATER TECHNOLOGY TOPICS B: SOUND, COSTUMES

This one-semester course introduces the student to both the artistic and technical aspects of theatrical productions through sound design and live audio production, costume design and construction, and the history and mechanics of puppetry. Throughout the course we will work hands-on in the theater to put our knowledge into practice, using Bishop McNamara’s well equipped stage and professional theatrical equipment. Topics A is the corresponding class that teaches other aspects of theatrical production.

In addition to teaching the courses described above, the Theatrical Technician oversees all lighting, sound, stage, and student tech crew needs for the school. This includes preparing for staged productions in our school’s on-site proscenium theater, as well as setting up portable lighting and sound equipment in other performance spaces on the school’s campus. Responsibilities for some shows include creating and executing sound and lighting designs, and audio recording. Some shows also require renting lighting equipment, which the Theatrical Technician is in charge of picking up, setting up and returning.

The Theatrical Technician will assist the Theatre Director in the supervision of students and adult volunteers during work calls in preparation for the Fall Musical and Spring Play. The work call are generally held on a weekend day and may involve teaching and supervising safe practices in set construction, light hang and focus, and sound set-up.

Note: the Theatrical Technician does not typically operate equipment during shows – the student’s tech crew members are in charge of actually running the shows (such as operating a sound mixer or light board). However, the Theatrical Technician will supervise these crews and teach proper crew procedures and etiquette. As part of the producing team for our school’s performances, the Theatrical Technician meets with program directors to plan for the technical needs of shows.

The Theatrical Technician is also in charge of organizing and maintaining our school’s sound, lighting, staging, and other related equipment. Occasionally, equipment may need to be repaired or replaced and the Theatrical Technician should be in charge of coordinating these efforts.

Staged productions with rehearsal weeks:

  • Fall Musical
  • Christmas Festival
  • African Dance Show
  • Spring Play
  • Dance Production
  • Talent show

Individual performances without rehearsal weeks:

  • Black History Month Assembly
  • Four concerts

Other school events needing technical support:

  • Gala Fundraiser
  • Monthly liturgy
  • Athletic Pep rallies

Calendar of Performances and Events

The dates of all performances are set in advance of the school year, therefore the theatrical technician shall have ample opportunity to ensure availability for performances. Additionally, no new events or performances will be added to the school year without plenty of advance notice being given to the Theatrical Technician.

Tech Crew Club

The Theatrical Technician is also in charge of managing our school’s tech crew club, which consists of students interested in backstage work and technical theater. The club should meet periodically to plan for upcoming events, but does not meet weekly. As moderator of the tech crew club, the Theatrical Technician will assign students’ positions for productions.

Rental Groups

When outside groups seek to rent Bishop McNamara’s theater or campus, if there is an opportunity for paid technical event support work, the school’s Theatrical Technician shall receive priority hiring for these jobs.

Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position should have experience working behind-the-scenes on a variety of staged performances, and have an understanding of sound, lighting, scenery, and stage management.

  • The applicant must have proven experience working well with teenagers. This position requires good communication and personal skills, as the Theatrical Technician works side-by-side with our student tech crew.
  • Applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field.
  • Applicant should possess strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Applicant should have a heart for students and openness to the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition.

To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.

Theology Teacher

The Theology department seeks a full time teacher for the 2015-2016 school year to teach five sections of "Theology 10: The Mission of Jesus Christ & The Mission continues in the Church".

Position
The Theology 10 course will examine both Jesus's mission and how that mission continues in the Church. The course begins by examining the mysteries of Christ's life through an intensive study of the Gospels, at the heart of which, "we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son of the Father..." (CCC426) and then studying how the Church continued Jesus's work through the first centuries of Christianity. This course will consider in great depth Jesus's public ministry and the Paschal Mystery which accomplished our salvation and how that impacted first his apostles and then all those to whom they spread the Good News. In the second semester, students will study more closely early ecclesiology as revealed in Acts and the rest of the New Testament, as well as through the writings of the church fathers and early church councils, especially the Council of Nicea. Students will be introduced to the Person of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament and illuminated by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as they developed over the centuries.

Requirements
  • Applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in the fields of Theology or Religious Studies.
  • Applicant must be Catholic and able to meet the standards for certification as a teacher in the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Applicant must have knowledge of instructional best practices and classroom management.
  • Applicant must be committed to ongoing professional development and peer collaboration as well as teaching the Catholic faith in support of Holy Cross's charism and mission.
  • Applicant must demonstrate teaching strategies that are effective on all skill levels.
  • Applicant should be familiar with the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for People of High School Age and have a degree in theology or religious studies.

To apply, interested candidates should submit an online Application for Employment including all documentation.
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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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