Thank you for your interest in working at Father Ryan High School. Father Ryan’s long and celebrated history of providing quality Catholic education to the Nashville community began in 1925.
 
We could not have achieved the successes that we have without the contributions of our skilled, talented and hard-working faculty and staff. Father Ryan is an employer of choice for individuals seeking employment in education. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and the chance to be a part of an exciting community.

Consider some of the reasons why you should work at Father Ryan: whether it's broadening our understanding of the world around us, fostering a sense of inclusion, developing innovation or educating the leaders of tomorrow, it’s all happening at Father Ryan today. We hope you will join us.

Current Job Openings

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  • 10-Month Personal Counselor

    10-Month Personal Counselor
    Father Ryan is seeking to hire a self-motivated and experienced candidate to join our Personal Counseling Team. This is a 10-month position (August-May) with some evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the school year. Ideal candidates should be skilled in providing social and emotional support to adolescents, be able to work independently and have a solid working knowledge of the latest behavioral health interventions. Previous experience working in a school setting is an advantage.

    Interested candidates must hold a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Preference given to candidates who are licensed in their field or are license eligible.

    Key Responsibilities of Personal Counselor:
    • Provide individual mental health counseling, de-escalation, crisis intervention, case management and referral services
    • Provide Risk Assessment and Screenings as appropriate
    • Communicate with parents/guardians to address concerns and support student development
    • Collaborate with outpatient providers to ensure continuity of care
    • Work in partnership with school faculty and staff to support social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of students
    • Co-facilitate family education groups
    • Assist with overseeing Peer Mentor Program
    • Conduct classroom presentations as needed
    • Work directly with Director of Personal Counseling to identify and coordinate other duties to support student needs
    • Maintain professional standards and present as a role model for master’s level interns within the Personal Counseling Department.
    Interested candidates should send the following:
    1) letter of introduction,
    2) resume, and
    3) personal philosophy of counseling to Rhonda Jones, Director of Personal Counseling at jonesr@fatherryan.org and please include “10-Month Counseling Position” in the subject line. Be prepared to provide 3 professional references upon request.
  • Associate Academic Dean

    The Associate Academic Dean shares responsibility for the educational program offered by Father Ryan High School with the Academic Dean. The Associate Academic Dean reports directly to the Academic Dean, while collaborating with other members of the administration, faculty, and staff in advancing the mission of the school.

    To apply please send the following:
    1) a letter of introduction,
    2) resume, and
    3) a minimum of three references
    to Jennifer Anton, Academic Dean, at antonj@fatherryan.org.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree in Education or in a core discipline
    • Minimum of 5 years full-time teaching experience at the secondary level
    • Practicing Catholic

    In particular, the Assistant Academic Dean’s duties include the following:
    • Supporting all efforts to promote the Catholic identity of Father Ryan High School and upholding the tenets of the mission and philosophy to ensure that the spiritual and religious nature of this
    school remains primary in all curricular and co-curricular programs.
    • Modeling personal faith by demonstrating in words and actions commitment to the teaching ministry of the Church, its doctrine, traditions, and moral stance.
    • Working with the Academic Dean to establish ongoing strategies and budgeting priorities to improve the instructional program.
    • Providing leadership to Chairpersons of curricular areas and works with them to accomplish the goals of the Strategic Plan with emphasis on monitoring school improvement.
    • Promoting teacher development through observation, supervision, and evaluation of teachers.
    • Collaborating with Department Chairs and faculty in developing curriculum policies and procedures which support the school’s mission.
    • Collaborating specifically with the Academic Dean, Technology Integration Specialist, and Department Chairs to ensure the integration of technology within the curriculum.
    • Evaluating the instructional program through effective collaboration and dialogue among faculty and Department Chairs.
    • Collaborating with the Academic Dean on digital learning and managing the Digital Learning component of Father Ryan High School (temporary and semester long digital learners).
    • Collaborating with the Academic Dean on professional development needs of the faculty and assist in designing effective professional development.
    • Working with the Academic Dean to follow the multiyear plan for success for faculty new to Father Ryan (New Teacher Orientation, Teacher Mentor Program, monthly New Teacher Meetings, quarterly individual consultations with new teachers, etc.)
    • Working with Director of Academic Counseling to prepare the annual curriculum guide and course selection guide.
    • Working with the Academic Council.
    • Assisting the Academic Dean in working with the Cooperative Support and Academic Support Programs.
    • Meeting with 9th and 10th grade teachers, students and parents regarding concerns.
    • Working with the moderator of all academic honor societies to hold their annual induction ceremonies.
    • Ensuring the school’s compliance with Cognia/SAIS accreditation standards.
    • Assisting teachers in the acquisition and renewal of licensing.
    • Working with the Dean of Students to oversee student attendance, correspondence regarding it, and accountability for the students; managing the Academic Time Make-up Program.
    • Working with the Academic Dean on all things AP and sometimes serving as AP Coordinator.
    • Managing all students with concussions or other reasons for extended absence; managing schedule of make-up work and correspondence with teachers and parents;
    • Working with learning management systems and student information systems, as well as with other technology-based programs.
    • Working with the Director of Academic Counseling and the Registrar to ensure that all academic recognitions of students (Principal’s List, Academic Dean’s List, and Honor Roll) take place and
    parents are notified.
    • Coordinating quarter/semester meetings for students experiencing academic difficulty with the Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean and all other necessary personnel.
    • Coordinating with the Technology Integrator and IT Department the New Student Technology Set-up Days in July, prior to the start of the school year.
    • Chaperoning Friday night home football games, dances, and other student activities as needed.
    • Assisting the Director of Academic Counseling in the finalization of all interim and end-of-term grades.
    • Assisting the Director of Academic Counseling in the administration of standardized testing.
    • Reviewing all admission files for academically appropriate placement; creating a spreadsheet identifying strengths and weaknesses for admission consideration; taking part in admission interviews.
    • Assisting the Director of Academic Guidance in scheduling teachers, students, and crafting the Master Schedule.
    • Assisting in the planning and executing parent academic presentations, Open House academic presentations, academic coffees, etc.
    • Assisting the Summer School Director in hiring and planning for the Summer School sessions.
    • Participating as an effective mentor group leader and member of your assigned house within the house system at Father Ryan.

    Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning

    Father Ryan High School
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Job Description
    Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning
    Revised:  5/2021
    Direct Report:  Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life
     
    The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning assists the Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life to ensure that the Catholic faith is promoted, nurtured, and developed in all aspects of school life. It is a role of leadership in calling all members of the community to live by our mission as a Catholic school in faithfulness to our purpose and tradition.
     
    The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning is responsible for overseeing the Service-Learning Curriculum at Father Ryan High School as outlined below. The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning holds a ten-month position through the Department of Campus Ministry and Student Life and reports to the Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life. 
     
    The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning works on a collaborative team within the Department of Campus Ministry and Student Life, including
    • The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life
    • The Chaplain
    • The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning
    • The half-time Administrative Assistant
     
    The Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning is responsible for the following tasks:
     
    1. The development, implementation, and supervision of Father Ryan’s Service-Learning Curriculum.  This includes
    1. Communication of service hour requirements
    2. Oversite of reflection and integrated learning as an essential part of the Theology curriculum
    3. Implementation and maintenance of the tracking of hours
    4. Follow-up with students who have incomplete hours and other issues that arise
    5. Communication with and assisting the Theology Department with the above
    6. Outreach to other departments on campus regarding the curriculum
     

     
    1. The development of new partnerships and ongoing attention to existing community partners and the relationships they form with FRHS students. This includes
    1. The annual Service Fair in September
    2. Regular communication with non-profit organizations with whom we already work
    3. Outreach to new non-profits
    4. A clear articulation of our mission and how it fits into the Service-Learning Curriculum, especially to the wider community
    5. Responsiveness to non-profit organizations regarding fundraising requests of the school
     
    1. The development of relationships with FRHS students and the cultivation of their leadership.  This includes
    1. Working with Student Workers and integrating them into service-learning projects
    2. Running Irish Service Corps as a vehicle for student leadership
    3. Finding ways to engage students through service who are not yet involved (new students and transfer students especially)
    4. Assisting with the training of senior leaders for class retreats
    5. Assisting with the training of members of the senior class as Eucharistic Ministers
     
    1. The development of regular, local service opportunities for students. This includes
    1. Coordination of two-three opportunities per month, open to all students, with the accompaniment of Father Ryan faculty/staff (most likely/often with the Coordinator of Campus Ministry and Service-Learning)
    2. Research and communication of various local service opportunities through Theology teachers, MyFatherRyan, and other outlets
    3. Collaboration with and supervision of the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen coordinator
    4. Collaboration with faculty/staff through various departments as groups on campus seek service opportunities
    5. Supporting the Coordinator of Relay for Life through attendance at meetings and day-of attendance and participation
    6. Supporting the annual March for Life trip to Washington, DC, including attendance and supervision of students
    7. Collaboration with the Director of Houses regarding House service projects
    8. Planning, implementation, and follow-through of the following programs:
    1. Special Olympics
    2. St. Vincent de Paul Service Society
    3. Room in the Inn on Christmas Eve
     

     
    1. The development of an intensive, immersive local program OR the development of an intensive, immersive national or international mission trip. 
      1. An intensive, immersive local program should do the following:
    1. Engage at least 10 students
    2. Provide hands-on service as a means to deeper discussion about social justice, Catholic Social Teaching, etc.
    3. Deepen local partnerships with non-profits
    4. Achieve the learning objectives of the Service-Learning Curriculum and measure those results through evaluation
    5. Create a model that is replicable for years to come
      1. An intensive, immersive national or international mission trip should do the following:
    1. Engage at least 12 students
    2. Provide hands-on service as a means to deeper discussion about social justice, Catholic Social Teaching, etc.
    3. Achieve the learning objectives of the Service-Learning Curriculum and measure those results through evaluation
    4. Remain financially sound and physically safe for students
    5. Create a model that is replicable for years to come
     
    1. Additional duties within the Department of Campus Ministry and Student Life include
    1. Assisting with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the annual class level retreats
    2. Assisting with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the annual Faculty/Staff Retreat
    3. Assisting with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the annual Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Retreat
    4. Assisting with the planning and implementation of monthly All-School Masses
    5. Assisting with the planning and implementation of Advent and Lenten Penance Services
    6. Participating as an effective Mentor Group leader and member of your assigned House within the House System
     
     
    Other duties
    Fulfills other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Colleen Maxson, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life at maxsonc@fatherryan.org