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Junior High Mathematics and 7th grade Homeroom Teacher $46,021- $73,594

Dolores Mission School (Los Angeles)






Our Mission:
Dolores Mission School is a vibrant Catholic parish grade school (TK-8) committed to serving low-income families in Los Angeles. Together with the family, we strive to educate the whole child, academically, spiritually, physically, and morally, in a nurturing environment.

Our students and their families are part of a larger faith community with a rich cultural identity. As an integral part of a Jesuit parish, our goal is to empower our children to rise out of poverty by becoming educated leaders in their community, “women and men for and with others.”

About Us:
Dolores Mission Parish is a Roman Catholic Parish of the Los Angeles Archdiocese staffed by Jesuit priests for over 40 years. The parish cares for the spiritual, social, and material needs of its parishioners who come primarily from the immediate neighborhood, the poorest area of Boyle Heights. It has become known for its prophetic work among former gang members and is the birthplace of Homeboy Industries founded by Father Greg Boyle, S.J.. It continues to be known for its work for social justice on local, national, and global issues.

Dolores Mission School opened in 1950 and continues to serve the families who live in the local housing projects and the surrounding areas. Dolores Mission Church and School stand as strong pillars in the community and walk alongside the most vulnerable members of our community. In the last ten years, Dolores Mission School has become an example of a stellar inner-city school. As a Jesuit school in the Ignatian educational tradition students are taught to recognize how God is present in all things, all people, and in themselves. The academic programs of the school continue to expand and improve to serve the neediest children in our community. As a result, more students are attending college after high school. The impact of the school is creating systemic change in a community that has historically been disenfranchised.

Dolores Mission School consists of grades TK-8th and serves 208 children and 200 families. Our student population is 95% Latino and 5% African-American. More than 80% of the transitional kindergarten class is challenged with academic English vocabulary and primarily speak Spanish at home. Nearly 75% of families earn yearly incomes below $24K and 90% of students qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong academic curriculum. Dolores Mission School is proud of its excellent core curriculum of Social Studies, Math, Science, and Language Arts and is rounded out with rich art, music, dance, technology, gardening, and physical education programs.

Strong leadership, amazing teachers, parents, friends, and community involvement help make Dolores Mission School a wonderful place where learning happens and students excel. Strong development efforts, a supportive school board, a network of Jesuit partners, and a caring community have helped to make Dolores Mission School a model of success.

Position Summary:

  • The Junior High Mathematics and 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher is a faithful Catholic and a man or woman for and with others who embodies the values of a Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality.
  • The ideal candidate is an energetic, passionate, and dedicated 7th grade Homeroom and Mathematics teacher for grades 6-8 who is committed to creating a positive and inclusive classroom environment that fosters spiritual growth, challenges academics, analyzes data to help monitor student progress, and engages the whole child with engaging lessons as well as the use technology to enhance student learning.
  • This individual will learn and actively apply Restorative Justice practices in the management of the classroom including in discipline and behavior and will demonstrate a willingness to communicate and collaborate with administrators, colleagues, and all shareholders, engage in ongoing professional development, and uphold the values and teachings of the Catholic faith.
  • The ideal candidate should have expertise in a range of math courses such as 6th grade math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra and will be responsible for preparing lessons, grading, assessing student achievement, and communicating with administration, staff, students, and parents.

The goals for the Junior High Mathematics and 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher are as follows:

  • To effectively manage a classroom of Junior High School students in grades 6 through 8th.
  • To assist students in developing an understanding of mathematical concepts and skills that enable students to grow a passion for math and an appreciation for the place of math in everyday life, using Common Core standards for California.
  • To provide students with the greatest possible preparation for success in high school math programs.
  • To present students with experiences that promote and develop a growth mindset and to equip students to be problem solvers and have the ability to communicate and reason mathematically.

This position reports to the Principal.

Salary and Benefits
The annual salary will be commensurate with educational qualifications and prior experience. The salary range based on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles pay scale is between $46,021- $73,594, full time, exempt position.
Competitive Benefits Package


Application Requirement:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in related field (MA in education or teaching credential preferred)
  • Teaching experience and background in working with middle school students and in mathematics (preferred, but not required)
  • Committed, supportive, and respectful to the mission and values of a Catholic Jesuit education.

Interested applicants, please email cover letter, three references, and resume to:

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Dolores Mission School (Los Angeles)

170 South Gless Street

Los Angeles, CA 90033