Religion Teacher

Job Summary:

The Religion Teacher designs and delivers a balanced program of instruction around the Catholic and Protestant Religions and coordinates Boys Town’s Annual Christian Service Events.

Schedule: Full Time, 9 month calendar


  • Provides religious and social skills instruction for Boys Town students.
    • Develops and implements both group and individual lesson plans for the religious development of students.
    • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by laws, policies, and regulations.
    • Instructs students utilizing a variety of methods; adapts methodology and instructional materials to meet student needs, abilities.
    • Identifies possible religious needs of students and refers them to the chaplain as needed.
    • Establishes and implements behavioral protocols; observes and evaluates student behavior, performance, social development, and physical health.
    • Participates in determining the religious background and needs of each student.
    • Supports school related extracurricular activities.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home mission.
    • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
    • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
    • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
    • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
    • Supports other members of the management team and their work

Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization


  • Understanding and belief in the Boys Town Mission and an ability to connect the religious and faith Components taught in the classroom to the skills being taught in the Family Home Program.
  • Ability to deliver instruction in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Knowledge of Protestant systems and religions, including basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on human culture.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professional competence via in-service education, self-selected professional education, and curriculum development.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the use of a behavioral approach to motivate student learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate concern and respect for individual students and a commitment to and ability to work with youth who have special academic, spiritual, and emotional needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school.
  • Must have previous Religious Education background and be familiar with experiential learning techniques and knowledgeable with issues facing at-risk youth. Prior parish, church, or religious education experience.
  • Properly endorsed and certificated.
  • Current Nebraska Teaching Certificate (or the ability to obtain one per Rule 21) preferably with an endorsement in Religious Education OR appropriate Secondary Endorsement; Special Education endorsement preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town’s mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

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Additional Information

Hiring for 2022-2023 school  year.

Contact Information

Boys Town
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, Nebraska 68010

Kaley Pedersen
(p) (531) 355-1913