Middle School/Secondary Science Teacher

Organization Summary


Located in North Omaha, Jesuit Academy offers 75 young men in grades 4-8 a transformative educational opportunity that encourages them to claim ownership of their lives and develop themselves as responsible leaders. Our school is guided by Catholic principles and these basics of Jesuit education: Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, Self-Discipline, Religious Diversity and being Men-for-Others.


Jesuit Academy is one of 18 Jesuit Nativity Middle Schools in the United States. One of the guiding principles of these schools is to provide a faith-based education that breaks the cycle of poverty in underserved communities across America. The model includes an extended school day, an extended school year, and a tailored school/class enrollment size.


Founded in 1996, Jesuit Academy offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with co-curricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills and spirituality. Jesuit Academy is committed to walking with our students throughout their educational journey. Our graduates have attended various secondary schools – more then two-thirds of each graduating class have earned full scholarships to college preparatory schools – and we boast a 98% overall high school graduation rate. More than 91% of graduates have enrolled in college, enlisted in the military or entered the workforce immediately following high school graduation.


Position Summary: Plans for, teaches, and facilitates Science courses for all students grades 6-8. Creates a positive learning environment. Maintains academic progress, records, and discipline. Works collaboratively with students, parents and staff to provide and implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


      Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university

      A valid NE Teaching Certificate or the ability to obtain one with appropriate endorsement(s) in Secondary Education with one or multiple content areas identified (K-8 preferred, but not mandatory)

      Supporting and upholding the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school

      Supporting and adhering to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese

      Preparing lesson plans consistent with Diocesan policy and our school mission which includes providing students with the opportunity to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information while providing authentic, real world opportunities to engage with information and content learned

      A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn

      Excellent attendance record

      Excellent communication skills oral and written

      Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Best Instructional Practices

      Positive interpersonal skills

      Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience

      Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education

      This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents and the community

      Willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education

      Attending and participating in Faculty Meetings, Diocesan Meetings, Professional Development Days, Faculty Committees, etc.


Essential Performance Responsibilities:


      Developing students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning

      Positively fostering students’ self-esteem

      Working with and understanding a diverse student population

      Integration of leadership, technology, and communication into the curriculum

      Planning for and guiding the learning process to help students achieve program objectives

      Maintaining a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning

      Implementing useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures

      Selecting and using effective instructional methods and learning materials

      Establishing a cooperative relationship with all assigned students

      Maintaining open lines of communication with parents/ guardians/ staff

      Engaging in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job-related knowledge and skill development

      Working collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school’s program and support Jesuit Academy’s vision, aims and goals

      Coordinate, plan, and execute a Science Fair for students to present to community members

      Planning and designing lesson plans to suit needs of diverse learners

Zone 6


6, 7, 8

Additional Information

·      Salary is matched to Omaha Public Schools salary for the 2024-25 school year and is commensurate with years of experience, degrees and credit hours. This position is a 10-month, full-time, non-exempt employment position.

Contact Information

Jesuit Academy
2311 N 22nd St
Omaha, NE 68110

Joe Murray
(p) (402) 346-4464
(f) (402) 814-8212

How to Apply

·      Please send a cover letter and resume to jmurrayk@jesuitacademy.org or


Jesuit Academy

Attn: Principal

2311 N. 22nd Street

Omaha, NE 68110