ELA Teacher

St. Dominic Academy is a Catholic, independent college preparatory day school for young women in grades 7-12 founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell in 1878.  Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, St. Dominic Academy serves a highly diverse population from Hudson, Bergen, Union, and Essex counties. 


SDA seeks an ELA teacher for the 23-24 school year. A teacher can expect 5 full-year classes and work in support of the department by performing other duties related to teaching and curriculum development. This full-time English teaching position is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2023. Courses include English 9 and English II at both the college prep and honors level, as well as AP English Language and Composition. SDA is interested in someone who is practiced in instruction of their respective core content area while also able to teach cross-departmental courses as needed; who will be challenged and captivated by the possibilities of expansion and growth in the science department; displays passion for science and students; and, demonstrates flexibility with the evolving needs of schools.


A successful candidate:

  • Prepares student-centered stimulating and academically rigorous content that reflects adolescent development, student abilities and interests, and curricular knowledge
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods that build inclusive classrooms by engaging the learners with different backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles.
  • Works collaboratively and professionally with colleagues, students, administrators, and families.
  • Communicates effectively with students, families, colleagues
  • Maintains accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicates such data in accordance with the academic calendar and School expectations.
  • Participates fully in the life of  the school with expectations  of, but not limited to: modeling behaviors that contribute to a positive and  collaborative working and learning environment; cultivating positive partnerships with parents; participating in  meetings, professional development; updating and modifying curriculum guides 
  • Displays commitment to Dominican charism and the school’s mission and vision by participating fully in extracurricular and community activities regularly (including those sometimes beyond routine school hours)


A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) 
  • Previous experience teaching (secondary and/or all girls preferred)
  • Expertise in content area with flexibility and interest to teach a range of courses
  • Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can excel
  • Experience as a practitioner of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in and outside of the classroom
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written), organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • comfort and facility with technologies that enhance teaching and learning (e.g. Google applications, school information systems/learning management, etc.)


To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and the Employment Application to careers@stdominicacad.com

St. Dominic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin or sexual orientation in any of its employment policies.  The school welcomes Catholics and non-Catholics who share in the educational objectives of the school and in the Dominican values to apply.