Employment

St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. St. Mary’s Ryken has a student population of 700, with 99% matriculating to colleges and universities. SMR is located in Leonardtown, MD, situated on 87 acres of Breton Bay waterfront. SMR is a leader in the integration of technology in the classroom with a 1:1 iPad program.

SMR teachers are expected to support the school’s mission as a college preparatory environment and, while our teachers are not required to be practicing Catholics, there is an expectation that the philosophy and doctrines of the Catholic Church will be upheld and supported. Teachers will have five full-time classes and may be asked to fulfill essential duties either during or directly before or after the school day. Coaching and club advisor roles and responsibilities are also a valuable element of the role of educator at St. Mary’s Ryken. St. Mary’s Ryken is a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and supports twenty-one varsity and junior varsity sports. Coaching opportunities exist for many athletic teams. SMR has a club and resource time embedded into the school day and moderator positions are available.

Faculty

2017-18 Teaching Opportunities:

English Teacher

Summary:

This is a full-time teaching position in the SMR English Department. A Master’s degree in English or English Instruction is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in the area of English is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national English standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.


History Teacher

Summary:

This is a full-time teaching position in the SMR History Department. A Master’s degree in History or History Instruction is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in the area of History is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national History standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.


Math Teacher

Summary:

This is a full-time teaching position in the SMR Mathematics Department. A Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Instruction is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in the area of Mathematics is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national Mathematics standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.


Science Teacher

Summary:

This is a full-time teaching position in the SMR Science Department. A Master’s degree in Science or Science Instruction is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in the area of Science is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national Science standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.


Spanish Teacher

Summary:

This is a full-time teaching position in the SMR World Languages Department. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in Spanish is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national Spanish standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.


Theology Teacher

Summary:

Applicant must be a practicing Catholic. Master’s degree in the area of Theology or related discipline, five years teaching experience and ability to differentiate instruction to learners in an educational, college preparatory environment. Advanced technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of current trends in USCCB curriculum standards and proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Archdiocese of Washington Religion teacher certification highly encouraged. Coaching opportunities in a variety of sports also exists.


Counselor

Summary of Qualifications:

Master’s degree in school counseling. The ability to support learners in a college preparatory environment. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledgeable of current trends and best practices in the field of school counseling. Five years of school counseling experience preferred but not required. Strong knowledge of college admissions process and experience with Naviance software a plus. Coaching and club advisor opportunities also exist.


Substitute Teacher

St. Mary's Ryken is currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers. Please complete the application and forward via email to Toyja Somerville in the Principal's office.

Staff

All staff positions are filled at this time.

Athletics

Coaching Vacancies:

Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach
  • Previous head coaching experience with programs of high level of achievement and a proven record of success is highly recommended
  • A master’s degree and at least three years coaching a successful program is preferred
  • A candidate must possess strengths in the areas of: effective communication skills, a strong sense of community connection, ability to motivate and educate student-athletes athletically as well as intellectually, character building, organizational skills, and demonstration of a desire to build a successful program.
  • The head coach must over-see all phases of the basketball program, including but not limited to: in bound and out bound recruiting, player development, personnel management, strategic planning and instruction, practice and game management and monitoring of academics
  • Teaching opportunities exclusive of physical education may be available
Assistant Track & Field Coach
Assistant Softball Coach
Assistant Baseball Coach

Assistant coaching experience preferred, but not required. Characteristics and skills required include: effective communication skills, a strong sense of community connection, ability to motivate and educate student-athletes athletically.

St. Mary's Ryken offers multiple opportunities for student-athletes to develop values such as leadership, integrity, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. The athletics program educates student-athletes to persevere through adversity and compete with dignity and pride. Student-athletes consistently strive to be as good a person as possible both on and off the field of play. St. Mary's Ryken is committed to sponsoring an Athletics Program that provides its student-athletes with the opportunity to benefit from a well-rounded high school experience.



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