Dear Prospective Employee,

(Current positions listed below. Updated February 12, 2020.)

Thank you for your interest in a professional position at Bishop Kelley High School. Our website allows you to acquire general information about our school and its mission and learn what we are looking for in a prospective employee. Below you’ll find links to current openings and job descriptions.

Once you familiarize yourself with our school and mission and determine that you are interested in a...teaching/administrative, substitute (short or long-term), or coaching position at Bishop Kelley, the first step is to email a Cover Letter and Resume (See below).

Once a review of cover letters and resumes is completed from those received, a pool of candidates will be asked to formally apply.  You will be contacted and provided access to the application materials on our website. Once you access the materials, carefully follow the instructions for the application process and any position-specific information requested.

As a Catholic and Lasallian high school, we first and foremost hire for mission. We expect that professionals who submit a cover letter and resume are appropriately qualified for a position with the necessary degree, certification (as necessary) and appropriate experience. Specifics regarding a position will be included in the job description. If you are not compatible and not comfortable with our educational ministry, then please do not submit your cover letter and resume. Bishop Kelley High School is an outstanding educational environment in which to work and minister to the youth of the Diocese of Tulsa. Thank you again for your interest in Bishop Kelley, and I wish you the best in your career pursuits.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Gary Kastl, President


All open employment opportunities are listed below.

For questions, contact Ursula Kinzer at ukinzer@bishopkelley.org.

To learn more about working at Bishop Kelley High School, please visit the links below.

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Teachers in Lasallian Schools

Lasallian schools are Catholic schools. They are open to all, but make special efforts to reach the needs of the poor, in whatever form that poverty may take (economic, social, academic, or emotional.). In schools where economic poverty is not prevalent, the mission of the Lasallian school is to educate more affluent students regarding their baptismal responsibility to work for justice and to advocate for the needs of the poor. The Lasallian philosophy of education is centered on the student and identifies teachers as ministers of God to the youth entrusted to their care. As a result, the teacher is expected to see each student with the eyes of God and to treat him or her with the same love and respect as Christ would. Further, teachers in a Lasallian school recognize their work as a vocation, a call from God, and are encouraged to see themselves as older sisters and brothers to their students.

Becoming a Lasallian educator is a process. Realistically, there are varying degrees of commitment to Lasallian principles and spirituality within a given school community. However, all teachers are expected to participate in and be open to formation programs designed to assist in integrating the Lasallian charism into their lives and their work with students. All teachers are expected to be supportive of these principles and to continue to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

A Lasallian school is one based on the teachings and spirituality of St. John Baptist de La Salle, a French priest who lived from 1659-1719. He founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools and established what we refer to today as the Lasallian educational mission. His goal was the salvation of children, both physical salvation by raising them out of ignorance and poverty, and spiritual salvation by teaching them the importance of having God as the center of their lives. The Christian Brothers, also known as De La Salle Brothers in other parts of the world, have pursued this mission for over 300 years. In the past 50 years, as changes in the Catholic Church occurred and the number of Brothers has declined, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has begun to share the Lasallian Mission with the “lay teachers” in Lasallian schools. This sharing of the mission started out of necessity to keep the schools running, but has evolved into an understanding that God is calling all of us to pursue this mission together. Today, 77,000 lay Partners and 8,000 Brothers serve over 900,000 students in 84 countries.

Teachers in Lasallian schools gradually begin to understand that the mission they are part of each day is much larger than the individual classroom they occupy. Because the Lasallian school is a vital part of the evangelizing work of the Church, the work of the teacher occurs within that larger context. The Lasallian educator brings a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, and in so doing, joins with other Lasallians throughout the world to touch the hearts of students entrusted to their care.

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Catholic Identity and Legal Perspective

Catholic identity is a prominent issue among Catholic educators and the communities they serve. What makes a school Catholic? What is Catholic heritage and how is it manifested in our schools? What must we do to be, in fact, a Catholic school? What should I say if a student asks what I think about a certain issue and I don’t agree with what the Catholic Church teaches about it? Is it dishonest to support an issue you think is wrong? These questions are undoubtedly familiar to teachers in Catholic schools. Let’s look at what is required from an educator in a Catholic school from a legal perspective.
 


A Three-Fold Commitment
Calling an institution Catholic does not, of itself, make it so. To be Catholic, an institution must be committed (a) to the Gospel, (b) to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and (c) to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This three-fold commitment is required both when it is convenient to be committed and when it is not. If any of these three are compromised, the school is eroding its Catholic identity. To be an educator in a Catholic school is to support the school’s commitment to its Catholicity.
 


One’s Contractual Obligation
Teaching in a Catholic institution is not the same as having a job in business or industry.

An educator in a Catholic school—whether Catholic or not--has a primary contractual duty to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church and the mission of the school. This is a serious and sacred trust entered into by the educator with parents, administration, students and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa. As educators in a diocesan, Catholic institution, teachers employed by Bishop Kelley High School are considered agents of the Church and as such must not teach or behave in a manner inconsistent with the Gospel message of the Church or its teachings.

Parents who send their children to Bishop Kelley have a right to expect that their children will be taught in fidelity with Church teaching. Educators in Catholic schools must have a clear understanding about the Church’s position and be able to articulate it without the interference of personal viewpoints. This means, for example, that if my opinion about a matter differs from what is Catholic Church teaching, I am not at liberty to share that opinion with the students in my classes, precisely because I am an agent of the Church. To speak or teach an opinion counter to the teachings of the Church is to fail in one’s primary legal obligation. Bishop Kelley provides new teacher formation programs to assist educators in clarifying issues related to Church teachings and the school’s mission.
 


Teaching By Example
Educators are role models for young people. This is especially true of educators in a Catholic school. What one does both inside and outside the classroom matters, as example, is a more powerful teacher than words. Educators employed by Bishop Kelley High School are required to become familiar with the specifications of their contract and to live lives and speak words consistent with church teachings. If a teacher’s behavior becomes a matter of scandal to the school or to the community it serves, the administration has a legal and moral obligation to address it. As St. Francis of Assisi said: “Preach the gospel to all the world, and if necessary, use words.” Not every educator employed by Bishop Kelley High School is required to teach the content of the Catholic faith; as educators in a Catholic school, however, we may not publicly oppose it.


Administrative Opportunities

***No opportunities are available at the present time.


Teacher Opportunities

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Full-Time Social Studies Teacher

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Job Description: This person will be responsible for full time teaching of social studies classes.


Job Requirements:

  1. Willingness to understand and commit to the mission of Bishop Kelley High School as a Diocesan and Lasallian high school
  2. Ability to present material in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse learners
  3. Ability to integrate technology in the classroom
  4. Ability to cultivate student success.
  5. Prefer prior teaching experience at the high school level
  6. Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in Social Studies
  7. Must be cleared through the Virtus Background Check (Done by Bishop Kelley)


Supervisor: Principal and Department Chair
Salary: Compensation is primarily based upon years of teaching experience and educational degree(s). Benefits apply as a regular teacher.


For more Information: Contact the Department Chair: bbirks@bishopkelley.org

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to ukinzer@bishopkelley.org. Please include any relevant coaching experience on your resume.

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Full-Time Theology Teacher

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Job Description: This person will be responsible for full time teaching of theology classes.


Job Requirements:

  1. A practicing Catholic in good standing
  2. Willingness to understand and commit to the mission of Bishop Kelley High School as a Diocesan and
    Lasallian high school
  3. Ability to present material in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse learners
  4. Ability to integrate technology in the classroom
  5. Ability to reach for student success.
  6. Prefer prior teaching experience at the high school level
  7. Must be cleared through the Virtus Background Check (Done by Bishop Kelley)


Supervisor: Principal and Department Chair


Salary: Compensation is primarily based upon years of teaching experience and educational degree(s). Benefits apply as a regular teacher.


For more Information: Contact the Department Chair: twymore@bishopkelley.org

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to ukinzer@bishopkelley.org. Please include any relevant coaching experience on your resume.

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Part-Time Spanish Teacher

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Job Description: This person will be responsible for part-time teaching of Spanish classes.


Job Requirements:
1. Willingness to understand and commit to the mission of Bishop Kelley High School as a Diocesan and
Lasallian high school
2. Ability to present material in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse learners
3. Ability to integrate technology in the classroom
4. Ability to cultivate student success.
5. Prefer prior teaching experience at the high school level
6. Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in Spanish
7. Spanish Fluency
8. Must be cleared through the Virtus Background Check (Done by Bishop Kelley)


Supervisor: Principal and Department Chair


Salary: Compensation is primarily based upon years of teaching experience and educational degree(s). Benefits apply as a regular teacher.


For more Information: Contact the Department Chair: magabel@bishopkelley.org


To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to ukinzer@bishopkelley.org. Please include any relevant coaching experience on your resume.


Staff Opportunities

***No opportunities are available at the present time.


Daily/Long-Term Substitute Opportunities

If you would like to apply to become a daily or long-term substitute, please email Ursula Kinzer, Executive Assistant at ukinzer@bishopkelley.org and the necessary forms to apply will be sent to you.

***No opportunities are available at the present time.


Coaching Opportunities

All interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Lance Parks at lparks@bishopkelley.org.

***No opportunities are available at the present time.