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Theology Teacher – High School $55,000 – $75,000 DOE

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School (Los Angeles)






Theology Teacher – School Year 2023-2024

Description: Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is seeking a full-time high school theology teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year. Candidates should have strong knowledge and/or background in Jesuit education and must demonstrate evidence of effective communication, collaboration, and successful teaching pedagogy. Candidates should also have the ability and/or experience teaching courses in theology.

Subject taught: Five periods of high school theology.

Primary duties: The teacher will teach five periods of Theology in a college-preparatory environment. This involves lesson planning and presentation, student assessment, and individualized student support as needed. Faculty members are also part of a professional learning community for one period. The teacher is expected to develop, plan and present lessons to students in a classroom and online, utilizing course material and other appropriate learning material. The teacher is expected to supervise, monitor, assign and evaluate students. In addition, the teacher will establish and maintain the standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom, maintain appropriate and timely records of student progress, communicate with parents, and establish and maintain an effective environment for students, in order to foster learning. Teachers are also expected to be significantly involved in the co-curricular activities of the school.

Additional duties: Teachers are also expected to support the school’s spiritual program by assisting with retreats, school-wide liturgies, and/or community service programs. The teacher is expected to support the school’s co-curricular programs by moderating activities and/or clubs as well as prefect at various dances and athletic events. The teacher will also assist in exam proctoring, classroom substitutions, and lunchtime prefecting.

About Us: Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is a Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Watts with an enrollment of approximately 320 students. Part of the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), VDJHS offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a professional work-study experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as “men for others” who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all. As a Cristo Rey school, VDJHS adheres to a set of Mission Effectiveness Standards to protect the integrity of the model and articulate the shared mission.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $75,000 DOE

Applications: The position will remain open until filled.

Application process: Applicants will complete the application online at and should upload a cover letter addressing their philosophies of education, a current resumé, and transcripts.

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is an EOE.


Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree with substantial experience in Catholic theology or philosophy.

Highly Desirable: Graduate degree in Theology, Religious Studies or Divinity and/or a teaching credential.

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

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School (Los Angeles)

11100 South Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90059