Applicants for faculty/staff positions should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation, as well as a Diocesan faculty or staff application (links to the right), to jobs@stalux.org.

 

Job title: Associate Principal / Dean of Discipline

Reports to Principal

St. Thomas Aquinas High School was founded in 1960 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. For nearly 60 years STA has served families of many faiths sharing the desire for their children to be part of something larger and more meaningful than simply a four-year education. Preferred qualifications of an applicant seeking employment at St. Thomas Aquinas High School include an understanding of and the ability to support St. Thomas Aquinas’ Catholic heritage and mission.

Job purpose

The Associate Principal is responsible for student life and supporting the teaching faculty at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Approximately two-thirds of the position is student-focused, and approximately one-third of the position is faculty-focused.

Duties and responsibilities

The Associate Principal shall:

Student Life:

· Be responsible for student discipline by enforcing policies and expectations specified in the student handbook. These include:

  • Dress code
  • Attendance and tardies
  • Inappropriate use of computers, phones, technology, and social media
  • Bullying, hazing, or harassment
  • Academic code such as cheating
  • Criminal conduct involving alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and weapons
  • Administer detentions and suspensions (with duty faculty)
  • Academic issues usually involve faculty members and guidance staff. Issues involving sports usually involve coaches and the athletic director. Serious infractions involving legal issues usually involve the principal and others on the administration team.

· Chairs the Accountability Board in the event of serious infractions

· Administer attendance, absences, tardies, and early dismissals (working with the attendance office)

· Coordinate campus safety, security, and emergency planning. Collaborate with local law enforcement on drills and safety training.

· Communicate with parents responsively and proactively, reflecting developmental awareness of teenagers

· Manage campus supervision of students both during the school day and for after-school activities

· Oversee student activities, ensuring school-wide events are student- and mission-driven

· Collaborate with the guidance department. Serve as a member of the Student Services team. Assist with accommodations and recommendations.

· Chair the graduation committee

· Organize Winter Term, including course offerings, instructor assignments, attendance, and transportation

· Coordinate international and domestic trips. Identify chaperones, prepare paperwork, attend parent meetings, serve as school contact during trips

· Review, update, and articulate the policies in the Student-Parent Handbook

· Administer senior privileges

· Administer student parking

· Manage student locker assignments

· Maintain an awareness of Catholic identity in the school by overseeing the Campus Minister and Campus Ministry

· Assume the responsibilities of Principal in his absence

 

Support the Teaching Faculty:

· Manage discipline consistently and swiftly so they don’t have to

· Communicate, engage, listen to needs, and support teachers so they can focus on their work in the classroom. Lead monthly faculty meetings.

· Be a servant leader in addressing the needs of the faculty

· Support day-to-day academics by monitoring classes, good communication, personal availability, and classroom management coaching if necessary

· Share best practices among colleagues

· Be responsible for the daily schedule and academic calendar to ensure adequate instructional time and in-service days

· Coordinate schedule changes when there are snow days, special events, mass, or assemblies

· Approve scheduled absences by staff and coordinate substitutes for both planned and unplanned staff absences (working with the main office staff)

· Assign proctoring and supervisory duties, including before school, break and lunch, and after school

· Administer grades, interims, report cards, and academic eligibility (working with the registrar and guidance)

· Coordinate course selection and scheduling (with the registrar)

· Account for textbook inventory at the end of each semester

 

Other:

· Be visible to both students and faculty. The Associate Principal shall use time each day to walk the halls and stop into classrooms. The Associate Principal shall attend school events.

· The Campus Minister, Registrar, Attendance Office, and School Nurse report to the Associate Principal

· This position is not primarily responsible for curriculum, athletics, finance, development, guidance, or facilities

 

Qualifications

· Minimum of 5 years’ classroom experience; Master’s Degree preferred.

 

Working conditions

This is a full-time, year-round position. Standard hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. but there will often be evening events and meetings. Some weeks may include events on weekend days.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, transcripts and three (3) references to:

Lisa Puffer

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

197 Dover Point Road

Dover, NH 03820

or via email: jobs@stalux.org

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete an Administrator's Diocesan Application.

 

 

Fine and Digital Arts Teacher

 

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH is a Catholic school under the auspices of the Diocese of Manchester. We are seeking a full-time teacher in the area of Fine and Digital Arts.  This is a new position, and a successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the school to develop a Fine/Digital Arts program.

A qualified applicant will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Art and/or Art Education, with a minimum of two years’ classroom experience.  In addition, the applicant should have a strong background in both traditional and digital graphic art, including a working knowledge of Adobe products and Autodesk.

Courses may include: Introduction to Fine and Digital Arts; Photography/Photoshop; 3D Modeling (both computer and traditional media); Pottery; Painting Workshop; Graphic Design; Studio Art

Note: The successful candidate may also be required to attend a workshop for AP Computer Science Principles in anticipation of future needs.

From the AP website: “AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of the field and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.”

 

A candidate for this position should be able to present evidence of the following skills:

  • Plan, prepare, and create lesson plans of quality art instruction, and display a commitment to learning for all students.
  • Develop and expand student knowledge of the processes, techniques, and applications used in the creation of media & graphic design artwork. 
  • Ensure students create media artwork that demonstrates an understanding and command of the principles of artistic design. 
  • Ensure students know how to access, analyze, interpret, and create graphic pieces. 
  • Ensure that students know how to make connections between the media arts and other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world. 
  • Ensure that students understand the context and history of the development of the media arts & graphic design. 
  • Strong technical background and technical instruction experience are a plus

 

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, 3 letters of recommendation and college transcripts to Lisa Puffer at:  jobs@stalux.org

If selected for an interview, candidate must also complete a Diocesan application https://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Schools/TeacherApplication.pdf, and present a portfolio of representative work at the time of interview.

 

Director of Campus Ministry and Student Experience

Reports to: Associate Principal

 

St. Thomas Aquinas High School was founded in 1960 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. For nearly 60 years STA has served families of many faiths sharing the desire for their children to be part of something larger and more meaningful than simply a four-year education. Preferred qualifications of an applicant seeking employment at St. Thomas Aquinas High School include an understanding of and the ability to support St. Thomas Aquinas’ Catholic heritage and mission.

 

Job purpose

The Campus Minister leads all religious and service activity in a school in which faith is central to our mission-driven purpose. He or she creates and facilitates opportunities for students to explore, grow, and deepen their faith through service and activities. The Campus Minister nourishes our Catholic identity and must be a practicing Catholic.

Student Experience includes those vital aspects of education and personal development that are not strictly academic, athletic, or related to the performing arts. These are extracurricular clubs and organizations, guest speakers, and school-wide community meetings and presentations. Often these experiences can be as impactful in a student’s life as anything a student learns in a traditional classroom. We believe these experiences are so important to our school culture and student life that we schedule daily time for them.

 

Duties and responsibilities

The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Experience shall organize:

  • Monthly masses and prayer services,
  • Campus observation of liturgical seasons and sacramental life
  • Class-wide retreats
  • A ministry-based Winterterm offering for a week in January
  • Community service activities throughout the year
  • Saints Taking Action, our school-wide community service day
  • Service trips taking place on weekends, vacation weeks, and during the summer
  • Young Neighbors In Action, a week-long summer program
  • Student charitable giving such as dress down days

 

The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Experience shall:

  • Nurture robust extracurricular clubs
  • Work with the Associate Principal to identify club advisors and support them
  • Foster the development of student leaders within these clubs
  • Schedule guest speakers for school-wide assemblies. Speakers might include public officials, community leaders, prominent alumni, employers, people who have unique experiences or stories to tell, and other achievers who can connect our students to the real world, lift their horizons, and serve as role models.

The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Experience:

  • Is dynamic, flexible, creative, adaptive, and filled with initiative
  • Can engage teenagers
  • Builds relationships with students and counsels students on matters of faith
  • Creates a welcoming environment for people of all faiths
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills
  • Leads the school in prayer each day
  • Maintains the Chapel
  • Is visible and present in the school community and at school events
  • Facilitates opportunities for colleagues and members of the STA community to engage in faith activities
  • Works with off-campus organizations that provide opportunities for students to foster faith and service
  • Has an entrepreneurial mindset. This position offers the right individual opportunities to shape the role
  • While the Campus Minister is not expected to teach in a classroom setting or coach a sport, being able to do so is a plus.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Major/minor in religious studies or theology and experience in youth or pastoral ministry preferred.

Working conditions

This is a full-time, year-round position. Standard hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. but there will often be evening events and meetings. Some weeks may include events on weekend days.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, 3 letters of recommendation and college transcripts to Lisa Puffer at:  jobs@stalux.org

If selected for an interview, candidate must also complete a Diocesan application. https://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Schools/TeacherApplication.pdf.

We will begin reviewing applications the week of April 30.