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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 accepts applications year round. If you do not see your position of interest listed but want to apply for general consideration, please  complete an Application for Employment

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. 

The School Mission

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.

To Apply

For all positions, complete an online Application for Employment

Dance Teacher

About the Fine Arts Department

Our large musical ensembles, intimate dance classes, theatrical productions, and art studio offer comfortable, rewarding, fun, yet challenging environments for all participating students. Bishop McNamara High School enjoys the reputation as one of the top Fine Arts programs in the region, a distinction due in great part to the professionalism and experience of its outstanding faculty. 

Dance Teacher (CURRENT OPENING) 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in Dance, or related degree in fine arts
  • Experience teaching in a high school, with demonstrated expertise in differentiated instruction 
  • Commitment to development of the whole student, including well-being and character, in alignment with the Holy Cross tradition of education 
  • Experience using technology to extend and enhance learning, preferably with G Suite for Education (Google Apps) in a 1:1 BYOD environment

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

English Teacher

About the English Department 

We provide comprehensive instruction for college-bound students who think clearly and confidently, communicate effectively in writing and speech, recognize the power and beauty of the written word, and have an enduring appreciation for the meaning of literature in their lives. Our elective courses offer entry points for specialized study in the humanities. 

English Teacher 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in English, journalism, education, or related fields
  • Commitment to development of the whole student, including well-being and character, in alignment with the Holy Cross tradition of education 

Preferred: 

  • Experience teaching in a high school, with demonstrated expertise in differentiated instruction
  • Experience using technology to extend and enhance learning, preferably with G Suite for Education (Google Apps) in a 1:1 BYOD environment

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

Science Teacher

About the Science Department

We develop young people whose scientific knowledge, understanding, and skills empower them to solve the world’s most pressing problems. We aim for our students to understand the role science plays in their lives, and accept their responsibility to act in ways that preserve and improve our global environment. Our courses teach students to design and conduct experiments that investigate scientific questions, analyze data both graphically and statistically, and communicate persuasively. Students who successfully complete our course requirements will have met the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with an emphasis on the physical and life sciences. 

Science Teacher (CURRENT OPENING) 

NOTE: For 2018-2019, this position would teach courses in both the Math and Science departments -- specifically Algebra 1 and Biology. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science or science education
  • Commitment to development of the whole student, including well-being and character, in alignment with the Holy Cross tradition of education 

Preferred: 

  • Experience using technology to extend and enhance learning, preferably with G Suite for Education (Google Apps) in a 1:1 BYOD environment
  • Preferred: Experience teaching in a high school, with demonstrated expertise in differentiated instruction 

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

Mathematics Teacher

About the Mathematics Department

We are a team committed to helping students speak the universal language of mathematics. Our courses reflect the wide and exciting variety of students we attract. Because mathematics is about more than numbers and formulas, we challenge our students every day to not only to solve abstract problems, but also apply their skills to real situations. Our weekly after-school “Math Power Hour,” as well as tutoring by Mu Alpha Theta honors society students, offer individualized assistance and also inspire keen interest, scholarship, and enjoyment in mathematics. 

Mathematics Teacher (CURRENT OPENING) 

NOTE: For 2018-2019, this position would teach courses in both the Math and Science departments -- specifically Algebra 1 and Biology. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field
  • Commitment to development of the whole student, including well-being and character, in alignment with the Holy Cross tradition of education 
  • Experience using technology to extend and enhance learning, preferably with G Suite for Education (Google Apps) in a 1:1 BYOD environment
  • Preferred: Experience teaching in a high school, with demonstrated expertise in differentiated instruction 

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

Director of Counseling

JOB SUMMARY

The Counseling Center provides a comprehensive, developmental program that meets the personal, social, emotional, academic, college and career development needs of 880 individual students. The Director of Counseling supervises the professional counseling staff and their administrative assistant, coordinates the school-wide standardized testing program, and serves as a school counselor. The Director of Counseling reports to the Academic Dean and collaborates closely with Faculty, Deans of Students, and St Joseph Program staff. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and supervises all standardized testing
  • Represents department as a member of the Administrative Operations Team and the Academic Board
  • Meets with students in small groups for guidance and counseling
  • Meets with students, parents, teachers and administrators as needed or requested 
  • Plans, coordinates and presents grade level  parent workshops on College Admissions, Financial Aid, Naviance and adolescent development
  • Coordinates student course registration and schedule adjustments
  • Meets with and evaluates all transfer students and prepares schedules and transcripts
  • Maintains NCAA Eligibility Center and BMHS website
  • Coordinates BMHS SAT Prep classes
  • Advises, tests and registers students for Prince George’s Community College dual enrollment program
  • Counsels students on college selection and application process
  • Supervise preparation of all college and scholarship applications and recommendations
  • Reviews all transcripts and check credits for graduation
  • Educates students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advises and supports classes of 100+ seniors and families as they go through the process; and helps students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely
  • Meets with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitates meetings between college representatives and our students; the College Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
  • Writes an official school recommendation for each senior. To do so, the Counselor gathers information from parents, teachers, school records, and students themselves.  The College Counselor also completes all School Report and mid-year report forms requested by colleges,  including evaluations of students.
  • Manages the College Counseling Office budget and purchasing
  • Tracks and maintains record of  admission decisions, statistics, and creates Graduate Profile.
  • Keeps current on  issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as information about specific colleges
  • Counsel students with ongoing emotional needs.
  • Work with underclass students to utilize Naviance appropriate to their grade level.
  • Responsible for implementation and supervision of Individualized Accommodation Plans for students with learning differences.
  • Addresses concerns brought up by parents, teachers, administration, the students or their peers.
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations:  the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, American Counseling Association
  • Assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow, and reviews, evaluates, and communicates progress

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position directly supervises the following roles:

  • Counselors
  • Administrative Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, private school experience a plus
  • Ability to create and communicate strategic vision

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, education or a related field
  • Demonstrated achievement in management/supervisory experience
  • Budget and planning experience
  • Executive leadership experience
  • 3-5 years in education strongly preferred

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES

School Counseling related license(s) preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The incumbent must be available to response to emergencies at any time. After hours work is required in this position to support school activities, staff emergencies and the like. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

LOCATION/TRAVEL: While Bishop McNamara High School is located in Forestville, MD, you may live anywhere in the surrounding region, and be willing to make any commute to the school.  This position travels to other locations, both locally and nationally, in conjunction with role needs. This position may  include travel outside of school hours. 

DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Bishop McNamara High School will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Bishop McNamara High School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

College Counselor

JOB SUMMARY

The College Counselor is a specialist in the college application process, and also works as a full-time counselor. School Counselors educate students’ hearts and minds in a way that is consistent with our shared vocation as Holy Cross educators.  Full-time counselors work with an assigned grade-level of students to address the personal, social, emotional, spiritual, academic, and college and career development needs of each individual student. By collaborating with colleagues and families, counselors play an essential role in fulfilling the school’s mission; to ensure our students grow in their knowledge, skills, understanding and character.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help develop all forms for college application process
  • Help develop programs and materials for parent/student meetings 
  • Ensure timely preparation and completion of submitted college applications 
  • Coordinate annual College Signing Day event in May
  • Work in conjunction with school counselors to help develop college resources for students with learning differences 
  • Write detailed letters of support for each counselee (half of the senior class)
  • Facilitate review of transcripts to insure students have taken all necessary courses before graduation
  • Meet with all college admission representatives who visit BMHS and facilitate meetings between college representatives and our students; build and maintain relationships with admission professionals 
  • Provide interpretation of PSAT/SAT/ACT scores 
  • Keep current on financial aid policies and procedures and provide access to financial aid information 
  • Maintain accurate information on students, test results, and college applications on Naviance in conjunction with the College Counseling Administrative Assistant and the Director of College Counseling
  • In conjunction with school counselors, provide information and instruction on resume preparation to students of all grade levels
  • Visit classrooms to hold small group meetings to address concerns regarding college search process
  • Work with College Counseling Administrative Assistant to facilitate submission of school records in regards to college and scholarship applications and processes
  • Coordinate PSAT standardized testing day in conjunction with Director of College Counseling 
  • Stay current  on all NCAA requirements and policies while also utilizing CoreCourseGPA to advise student athletes, parents and coaches on academic eligibility   
  • Attend meetings, workshops, yearly NACAC conferences and other conferences as relevant
  • Keep current on issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and standardized testing 
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and universities, which includes making regular visits to colleges through counselor visit programs 
  • Maintain student files and insure confidentiality

RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS:

  • Advise students on course selections and adjust student schedules.
  • Assist students with transition to high school or new grade level expectations.
  • Monitor academic progress and plan and implement interventions when necessary.
  • Responsible for implementation and supervision of Individualized Accommodation Plans for students with learning differences.
  • Address concerns brought up by parents, teachers, administration, the students or their peers.
  • Counsel students with ongoing emotional needs.
  • Work with underclass students to utilize Naviance appropriate to their grade level.
  • Assist in the supervision of standardized testing programs and administration of the PSAT, ACT, SAT I and SAT II. 
  • Refer and assist students with applications for summer enrichment programs.
  • Serve as a member of the grade level team.
  • Assist Counseling Department with projects and programs as they arise.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

Master’s Degree in counseling, education or a related field

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES:

School Counseling related license(s) preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

LOCATION/TRAVEL: While Bishop McNamara High School is located in Forestville, MD, you may live anywhere in the surrounding region, and be willing to make any commute to the school. 

DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Bishop McNamara High School will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  

Bishop McNamara High School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

Director of Facilities

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Facilities is responsible for controlling the total maintenance of the facility. The position is responsible for all safety and related items.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise all buildings, grounds, maintenance and security

  • Serves as central point of contact in the development of plans for organizing the long term and short term maintenance programs and associated budgets along with project management for new construction

  • Manages responses to all facility work orders originating from building users, using established processes and develops new processes as appropriate

  • Manage building usage and coordinate building as rental space

  • Research market, identify event rental opportunities and generate interest

  • Coordinate the setup and breakdown of events

  • Selects  3rd-party maintenance contractors and manages the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work

  • Oversees regular cleaning of the school, supervises day custodians, and manages any contracted cleaning services.

  • Organizes, schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.

  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations.  Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, etc.).

  • Pro-actively identifying and pursuing new methods for delivering services at lower cost. Enhancing the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the entire Facilities department and its operations.

  • Fostering effective communication and collaboration within the Facilities department. Strengthening management and development of the entire department. Better leveraging technology, knowledge and process management.

  • Coordinates with Assistant Principal and Controller in determining when to open and close schools based on the conditions of grounds and buildings following and during emergency situations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plant Engineer, Assistant Plant Engineer and Custodian/Night Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field and equivalent work experience is required.

7-10 years of related technical work experience, including a minimum of two years experience in an educational setting is preferred. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.

Contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural)

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

LOCATION/TRAVEL: While Bishop McNamara High School is located in Forestville, MD, you may live anywhere in the surrounding region, but be willing to make any commute to the school.

DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Bishop McNamara High School will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Bishop McNamara High School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

 

Administrative Assistant-Counseling

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Center which  provides a comprehensive, developmental program that meets the personal, social, emotional, academic, college and career development needs of each individual student performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mail distribution and filing in support of the departmental mission. Coordinates and maintains records for staff office space, phones, company credit cards and office keys. Creates and modifies various documents using Microsoft Office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform general administrative duties for counselors including typing, copying, filing, taking phone messages, checking voicemail if requested.

  • Assist students and parents with scheduling appointments with counselors.

  • Sort and deliver all incoming mail for each counselor.

  • Greet visitors and show them to the appropriate office.

  • Collect homework/classroom assignments if requested for students on extended absences; arrange for pick-up with parents.

  • Supervise student office assistants.

  • Print a copy of all student schedules for main office notebooks and Counseling Center notebooks.

  • Monitor maintenance of office machines (routine cartridge changes, ordering supplies).

  • Assist with course registration process.

  • Assist with onboarding transfer students.

  • Create a variety of lists, rosters and labels using the Senior Systems database in conjunction with Microsoft Word and Excel, as requested by any faculty, staff or administrators.

  • Maintain Counseling Center bulletin boards

  • Coordinate several facets of the graduation ceremony.

  • Coordinate honor roll awards for Senior Honors Convocation

  • Coordinate honor roll awards for each grade’s Honors Awards ceremonies.

  • Assist IT Department with student passwords for computer network.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years experience working in an office/school setting 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

LOCATION/TRAVEL: While Bishop McNamara High School is located in Forestville, MD, you may live anywhere in the surrounding region and be willing to make any commute to the school.

DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Bishop McNamara High School will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Bishop McNamara High School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To Apply

Complete an Application for Employment

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