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Listed below are the current open positions at the Academy. If interested or for more details, please send resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to Ms. Rita Tangney at or mail to:


Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy
Attn: Mrs. Rita Tangney
2200 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124


All Academy personnel must first undergo a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check and complete the Protecting God's Children program.


Positions Available:  

Music Teacher

The music teacher is responsible for providing a success-oriented musical experience for middle school students students. The teacher will provide instruction to students with skills needed to become successful musicians in their own right. The music teacher will also develop and work with the school choir.

They should demonstrate a strong classroom/learning environment and management skills using boundaries and rules to promote students’ self-management and responsibility. The music teacher is an adult role model for students and colleagues.


The middle school curriculum is based on previously taught elementary school music education. It includes music theory, and the history of music through the time ages. The music teacher is responsible for creating lesson plans for classroom instruction, administering tests and assigning homework and projects to students. Professionals in this field should have a Bachelor’s Degree in music education or a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education with a minor in music.

Instructional Math Coach

Teacher Development:
• Assist teachers in designing and implementing lesson plans that reflect the use of Best Practices and are correlated to the Math Common Core State Standards for the purpose of providing instruction that will increase academic achievement.
• Provide model lessons for teachers for the purpose of identifying effective instructional practices.
• Assist teachers with Math Curriculum scope, sequence, and pacing.
• Facilitate/provide onsite professional development sessions.
• Assist teachers with facilitating continuous assessment of student progress.

• Guide and assist grade levels in analyzing test data for the purpose of planning instruction that targets identified needs.
• Assist teachers in using flexible student groupings for the purpose of providing opportunities to accelerate academic performance.

• Work with Academy’s Leadership team to develop and implement a math professional development plan to support academic achievement.
• Master’s degree preferred with at least 3 years coaching experience.
• Massachusetts licensure: Elementary (1-6) or Mathematics (1-6) (5-8)

Work Experience:
• Experience in urban school communities.
• Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with teachers, students and colleagues.
• Prior experience with data analysis/management
Substitute School Nurse

Hours are 7:30AM – 2:30 PM when necessary

Responsibilities include:
• Caring for ill or injured students
• Sorting and dispensing medications to students
• Respond to any “emergency” which may arise at school
• Maintaining the climate and care of communication in the Nurse’s Room
• Clean up of the Nurse’s Room
• Administering all medications
• Maintaining accurate health logs and incident reports
• Providing First Aid for minor injuries and illnesses
• Attending to home sickness and dehydration
• Able to practice in the state of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse
• Pediatric experience a plus
• Ability to manage health forms and paperwork
• Enjoying working with kids aged 3-13
Substitute Teachers

All campuses are seeking substitute teachers. Please contact Campus Principals for more information.

After School Program Aide

We are seeking Group Leaders for our after school program. Group Leaders are responsible for monitoring and aiding teachers in groups up to 15 children in and out of the classroom with the assistance of other staff. Group Leaders should be keen observers of children and able to engage them in activities. Ideal candidates will be highly-motivated, organized and able to manage large groups of children. After School Program takes place from 2:30 - 6PM.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure the safety and engagement of children in assigned activities
• Assist in all activities to ensure the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of: supervising children during snack, facilitating dismissal and completing daily administrative paperwork (e.g. keeping attendance, time sheets, etc.)
• Demonstrate key competencies including: initiative, teamwork, cooperation, preparedness, professionalism, reliability and a willingness to continuously improve


Volunteer opportunities are always available at the Academy, both at each campus and the Regional Office. Service hours at the Academy are also available for high school students.