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Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is a Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Watts with an enrollment of approximately 320 students. Part of the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), VDJHS offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a professional work-study experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as “men for others” who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all.

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network, is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team. As an educator in our institution, you will have the opportunity to foster innovation and embrace project-based and inquiry-based learning approaches. If you are passionate about inspiring young minds, fostering critical thinking skills, and embodying the values of a Jesuit education, we invite you to join us in preparing our students for success in a rapidly changing world.
Teachers teach five periods in a college-preparatory environment. This involves lesson planning, lesson presentation, student assessment, and individualized student support as needed. Teachers are expected to collaborate with fellow teachers on curriculum and instruction. In addition, teachers are to establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom, maintain appropriate and timely records of student progress, communicate with parents, and establish and maintain an effective learning environment for students. 

Teachers are expected to participate in the school community, including co-curricular programs, exam proctoring, classroom substitutions, lunchtime supervision, and the school’s spiritual program – retreats, school-wide liturgies, and/or community service programs. 


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in related subjects and experience teaching in a high school setting.
  • Desirable: Teaching credential, master’s degree, or related coursework.

$51,422 - $98,567 (DOE)

As an employee with Verbum Dei Jesuit, you will enjoy a competitive employee benefits program, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan contribution, voluntary supplemental life and disability coverages, and generous paid time off.

Interested applicants may apply online through the Verbum Dei Jesuit website. Applicants will be asked to upload the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (not longer than one page).
  3. References: please include three letters of professional reference.

Verbum Dei Jesuit is an equal-opportunity employer. However, as a Jesuit institution organized as a California Nonprofit Religious Corporation, the School reserves the right to make employment decisions based on principles of Catholic moral teaching, religious preferences, and other religious needs, criteria, policies, and standards. Within that condition, Verbum Dei Jesuit is committed to fostering a supportive workplace which includes providing equal opportunity in employment for all people without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity or expression physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or genetic characteristics, veteran status, uniformed service or other protected status in accordance with state and federal laws.

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