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Below please find position(s) open at Bellarmine Preparatory School located in Tacoma, Washington. Our school has made a strong commitment to diversify our faculty. We are especially interested in African-American and Hispanic applicants as there is a real need for role models and mentors for African-American and Hispanic students. Jesuit education background also preferred. Bellarmine accepts applications throughout the year for consideration as teaching positions become available. Openings, as they occur, will be posted on the website with further directions. See links to the applications below. 

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  • Spiritual Formation Opportunities

    Employees at Bellarmine Preparatory School are expected to build an understanding of our Catholic mission as Jesuit educators in the modern world. We provide opportunities for faculty and staff both to understand our charism and how their role brings it to life for our students, as well as to explore and nurture their own personal spirituality and faith-life.  

    Ignatian Adult Formation Program 
    A required four-year program for all new employees that seeks to provide an orientation to our way of proceeding, as well as how Catholic values and Ignatian spirituality animate our mission. All new employees are assigned a companion to walk with them on this journey.

    Ignatian Formation Advisor
    Some faculty serve as an Ignatian formation advisor who supports students in academics, spiritual growth, community, and service in the 4 years of a student’s career.

    New Ignatian Educator Retreat 
    For New employees, a retreat is held in the Fall semester (usually around January) with other new employees from Jesuit secondary schools in Jesuit West Province. 

    Prayer and Reflection 
    Held several times throughout the school year, these sessions serve as touchstones to enrich and develop our employees in the Jesuit mission of the school. 

    Opportunities to Explore Connection to Our Jesuit and Catholic Heritage
    Whether it is a professional development opportunity in Ignatian pedagogy, a leadership development experience with our local and national Jesuit partners or a regional conference with fellow Ignatian educators from our Province, employees will find many options for deepening both their intellectual and their spiritual development, especially as it pertains to supporting our students and our mission.

    Opportunities to Experience the Spiritual Exercises 
    Central to the growth of our faculty and staff are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. All employees are invited to consider and experience an approach to the Exercises that may be appropriate for them.

    Other Retreat Opportunities 
    Employees have many opportunities throughout the year for their own faith development, including all-staff retreats along with numerous options to pursue independently with the support of the school.

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  • Professional Development Opportunities

    Opportunities for professional development are numerous and offered year-round at Bellarmine Prep. The school allocates budget dollars and we receive Title II grant funding to support the sustained professional growth of all employees. 

    Faculty and Staff In-Service Days
    Occurring four days throughout the school year with at least one session focused on diversity topics and issues.

    New Employee Orientation
    All new employees attend a mandatory orientation in August and are invited to the August Summer Academy.

    Summer Academy
    During the month of August, employees engage in a 3-day academy with employee-led sessions on current school-directed programming, Professional Learning community collaboration time, and themed instructional areas of growth, including training in AVID instructional strategies, SEL, IPP, UDL, technology, DEI, and curriculum mapping

    Both formal and informal training is provided to employees based on their job role with opportunities to delve more deeply and gain expertise.
    • Blackbaud Training
    • Safety and Praesidium Training
    • Faculty members who teach Advanced Placement courses can attend AP Institutes.
    • PLC Training
    • IPP Training
    • All department chairs are required to have Inquiry Cycle Training
    • Lunch and Learn
    Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
    Faculty and staff are presented with numerous opportunities to attend conferences and workshops, both in-person and online, including those designed to further their understanding of educating and supporting a diverse student body.
    • Employees can participate in content-specific offerings focused on academics, student support or operations in their area of specialty.
    • Bellarmine supports active participation in the programs offered by the Jesuit Schools Network such as their Seminars in Ignatian Leadership. 
    Book Clubs and Discussion Groups 
    Faculty and staff have the opportunity to read a common book or have a discussion around a shared topic to hear and learn from a variety of perspectives.

    Employees have the opportunity to participate in many leadership roles throughout the school year. Including
    • Committee Participation: There are multiple committees for faculty and staff members to engage with to support school goals and further develop their skill sets and leadership capabilities. 
    • PLC lead (Professional Learning Communities)
    • Department Chairs
    • Moderators: Club and House
    • Professional Development Team
    • AVID Site Team
    • Tutoring
    • ICG (Ignatian Colleague Gatherings) 
    • Jesuit Leadership Seminars
    • Immersion trip leader (example: Courts for Kids