Applicants must have knowledge of Sion’s mission and a commitment to fulfilling the mission through
rich, worldly content and practices that empower and inspire young women. Position requirements
include a bachelor’s degree in English and high school teaching experience; advanced coursework or
a master’s degree in English or secondary education is preferred. This faculty member will teach five
sections and must be comfortable teaching a range from 9th to 12th grade academic as well as
OTHER QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS AND ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Teach and choose world and multi-genre literature that cultivates critical thinking, empathy for
the Other, an exploration of women’s conditions, and an exploration of deep philosophical
questions, as these notions are intricately intertwined with the tenets of Sion’s mission.
Employ a variety of progressive educational strategies that make learning interactive,
productive, and enriching.
Be flexible in working with faculty members from other departments with the goal of
Demonstrate competency and creativity with school-related technology.
Participate in required duties such as study hall or lunch supervision, class coverage for absent
teachers, and supervision at select after school events.
Attend all required faculty and professional development meetings.
Continue personal and professional development through attending conferences or other
development opportunities to ensure that teaching practices remain current.
Work with high school division leadership and English department toward the continual
refinement and improvement of the English program.
Maintain professional credentials as required by Independent Schools Association of the
Central States (ISACS).
About Notre Dame de Sion
Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City is an independent, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as well as the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. The school is owned by a lay corporation and governed by a board of trustees. The campuses include a college preparatory high school for girls and a co-educational elementary and middle school for students pre-kindergarten through grade eight. The Catholic value of respect for the worth and dignity of each individual permeates the atmosphere and culture of the school and is reflected in the loving, nurturing relationships that form among the faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, and visiting Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. Generations of Kansas Citians can attest to the importance of what Sion continues to provide: a unique learning environment that reflects the love God has for each person in his/her individuality and for each culture in its distinctiveness. For over a century, Notre Dame de Sion has continued to encourage students and their families to believe they can and DO make a difference in the world by “Educating Minds. Expanding Hearts. Empowering Lives.”