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

Copywriter

Position Description

The Copywriter will research and write features and news stories for School publications including the Mustang Messenger, the Annual Report, Admissions materials, fundraising collateral and other stories as needed. The Copywriter will prepare and disseminate School press releases to a variety of media outlets and oversee the School’s social media accounts. This is a part-time position (24 hours per week).

Position Requirements

  • Research and write copy for Advancement Publications including but not limited to the alumni magazine, annual report, bi-weekly alumni newsletter, fundraising collateral and School marketing pieces and information brochures.
  • Serve as editor for the alumni magazine and annual report.
  • Conduct interviews for publications and marketing collateral.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with news media locally and nationally.
  • Serve as the primary contact and content manager for the School’s social media outlets including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and work experience in public relations, journalism or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, for various audiences.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to write effective and persuasive articles using original and innovative techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of internet and social media.

Apply to: Please submit a resume, writing samples (a feature story and a press release) 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.

Director of Alumni Relations

Position Description

The Director of Alumni Relations coordinates the development, implementation and execution of new and existing alumni events, programs, volunteer opportunities and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and the School. The Director of Alumni Relations partners with various School departments to develop programs, events and activities that promote alumni leadership and advocacy and support the School’s programming, fundraising, outreach and recruitment goals.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serves as staff member to the Alumni Association Board
  • a.Coordinates committee meetings, agendas, and distribution of the minutes.
  • b.Executive committee assignments
  • c.Helps to promote Alumni Association membership throughout the alumni community, recruits volunteer leadership for the Board and establishes alumni chapters nationwide.
  • d.Research and implement best practices regarding the Alumni Association development.
  • e.Manage Alumni Association membership program including sales, marketing, and renewal programs.
  • Serves as reunion coordinator for all alumni classes including event planning and class giving solicitations.
  • Identifies, cultivates and recruits new alumni volunteers for a variety of needs within the School including but not limited to coaching, mentoring, Speaker Series and serving on School related committees.
  • Identifies Alumni and community leaders for the School’s Speaker Series.
  • Solicits gifts for the School at various giving levels with direct responsibility for the Alumni Association Executive Committee.
  • Helps to staff and solicit gifts for the Capital Campaign and any other special campaign projects.
  • Routinely identify, qualify, cultivate and steward alumni prospects for gifts, personally manage and solicit a portfolio of alumni donors.
  • Participates on related School committees as assigned.
  • Hosts alumni while they are on campus including giving campus tours.
  • Attends Alumni outreach events such as but not limited to Alumni Happy Hours, Homecoming, Hall of Fame, alumni sporting events, Mustang Cup and the Fall Gala.
  • Serve as coordinator to the alumni section of the Mustang Messenger.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or two to four years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to work with nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage alumni and volunteer groups
  • Working knowledge of social media outlets(Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

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 have been included. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities. Supervisors as deemed appropriate may assign additional functions.

Front Office Assistant - Closing Date June 30, 2015

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 Front Office Assistant is responsible for the professional and efficient managing of outside visitors, parents, students, faculty, staff and callers as well as the duties that support services, information and referral, and the operation and presentation of a professional office. This is a 12 month, full time position.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Reports to work regularly and punctually
  • Respects confidentiality in all matters relating to the school, students, parents and personnel
  • Maintains thorough working knowledge of, and adheres to, school policies and procedures
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of school resources, provides information and referrals
  • Remains informed about all functions and activities associated with the school
  • Immediately informs supervisor of problems or potential problems identified
  • Adept at using all features of the telephone/voicemail system and office equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Opens and closes the Main Office on a daily basis
  • Performs routine office tasks necessary for the successful operation and presentation of a professional office
  • Ensures the reception desk maintains an adult presence 100% of the time during normal business hours
  • Ensures security by monitoring parking lot gate, foot traffic through the front doors, ID badges, sign-in/sign-out procedures for visitors and escorting all visitors to their intended destination
  • Receives all visitors promptly, courteously, professionally and accurately
  • Assesses calls/inquiries and provides information and/or records and relays messages promptly, accurately, professionally and courteously
  • Sorts and delivers all incoming mail. Signs for deliveries as necessary and notifies recipients of deliveries
  • Prepares and processes outgoing mail to include general, certified and overnight mailings, and delivers mail to the post office as necessary
  • Ensures postage machine is operational and notifies Business Office when additional postage amounts are required
  • Posts announcements to website every morning
  • Assists with the maintenance of the Emergency Information cards for students, addresses/phone number/email changes, etc in database
  • Procurement management; orders general office/school supplies/stationery and maintains inventory/cost analysis
  • Issues purchase orders; Maintains petty cash needs
  • Provides general oversight of copiers- including repair calls, ordering supplies and meter readings

Position Requirements - Skills and Knowledge

  • Commitment to excellence in the performance of job responsibilities; well organized; strong attention to detail; stays informed, observant
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills- speaks clearly, writes accurately and listens carefully to colleagues, parents, students, visitors, vendors
  • Displays a positive, hospitable and productive attitude; maintains a professional atmosphere
  • Able to use reason when dealing with emotional situations
  • Able to think critically and creatively
  • Takes initiative and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Able to work with multiple projects and deadlines and to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to prioritize work duties, completing them efficiently and accurately.
  • Able to follow policies and procedures
  • Able and willing to make decisions
  • Computer Skills to include email and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with office equipment ie: copiers, printers, postage machine

Experience

  • Two or more years successful experience in school or office setting
  • Database skills preferred

Education

  • Minimum: High School diploma

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

Mathematics 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.

The Mathematics department seeks a full time teacher to join their instructional team beginning August 2015. This person will teach five sections of Math classes focusing primarily on Geometry. The full time position requires applicant to have a working knowledge of mathematics through Pre-Calculus and a passion for teaching mathematics. Members of the Math department work collaboratively and model life-long learning for their students. Salary and benefits are competitive with other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a mathematics or mathematics secondary education. Applicant should possess good teaching skills, excellent character, and strong organizational and communication skills. Applicant should have a desire to teach students who have challenges with mathematics. Applicant should also have an openness to the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition.

To apply, interested candidates should submit an online application for employment at www.bmhs.org/employment

St. Joseph's Program Resource Teacher

Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full-time Resource Teacher for the St. Joseph’s Program beginning August 2015. Embracing the Holy Cross values of Being Family, Building Respect, Educating Minds and Hearts, and Bringing Hope, the Resource Teacher supports the mission of Bishop McNamara High School primarily by working with students with learning differences in a resource capacity in the St. Joseph’s Program . The individual must be able to work with students with different learning styles and implement diverse learning strategies to meet their needs. This individual assumes responsibilities as designated by the Director of the St. Joseph’s Program and provides leadership to the school community, particularly among students with learning differences. He/she adheres to educational policies, mandates, and school plans to implement, effect, and supervise students in the St. Joseph’s Program. The Resource Teacher is a ten-month employee. Salary and benefits are competitive with other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Position Responsibilities

  • Applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Special Education/Leadership and Administration/or equivalent
  • Facilitates learning styles and implements learning strategies for students with learning differences
  • Reviews classroom lessons with students with learning differences
  • Assists students with studying for tests and quizzes with learning differences
  • Regularly checks lockers and agenda books of students in the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Supervises after-school study session one to two times per week among students in the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Provides organization assistance to the Director of the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Provides one-on-one tutoring among students in the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Administers oral testing among students in the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Fills in scantron forms for students in the St. Joseph’s Program who require this kind of assistance
  • Provides and maintains “binders” with weekly classroom notes for students within the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Identify “social” issues in the dining hall for all students within the St. Joseph’s Program
  • Facilitate monthly social lunch groups among students both within and outside the St. Joseph’s Program to develop social interaction skills for students in the Program
  • Meet weekly with the Director and Learning Specialist of the St. Joseph’s Program

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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Education is the art of bringing young people to completeness. Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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