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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Employment

Come join our team!

See the current employment opportunities at West Catholic below.

Science Teacher

West Catholic High School is looking for a full-time, Michigan-certified science teacher for the current school year. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Holds a 6-12 grade certification in Science (DX) or Integrated Science (DI) or Biology (DA)
  • Understands and is willing to explore the relationship between faith and reason
  • Exhibits a passion for inquiry, science and hands-on learning
  • Champions student growth in a Catholic school environment
  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Proficient in integrating technology into the classroom learning environment
  • Desires to work in a collaborative environment, becoming part of the West Catholic community
  • Practicing Catholic preferred

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, holidays and paid time off, student tuition discount of up to 80% after one (1) year of service

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a Catholic Secondary Schools employment application and a copy of one for the following: 1) Michigan Teaching Certificate, 2) bachelor’s degree, or 3) transcript to:

Don St. Andre, Human Resources Director
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
[email protected] 
616-264-6272

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

West Catholic High School is seeking a part-time Alumni Engagement Specialist to join our Communications team. The Alumni Engagement Specialist will play a crucial role in developing and executing strategies that strengthen West Catholic’s presence and foster a sense of community among the school’s alumni, stakeholders and supporters.

Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job:

Engagement

  • Build a community of business professionals on LinkedIn
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with alumni, showcasing the achievements of our graduates
  • Identify professional success stories within the West Catholic community to promote through other channels and platforms (alumni magazine, website, social media, etc.)

Content Creation

  • Enhance West Catholic’s online presence by creating compelling and relevant content (2-3 posts per week), including posts, articles and multimedia
  • Share alumni success stories, school updates,  reunion information, networking events and community initiatives
  • Curate content that resonates with alumni and community members
  • Engage with relevant comments, messages, alumni/community content to encourage dialogue among supporters

Analytics & Reporting

  • Monitor and analyze LinkedIn metrics to measure success on the platform
  • Provide regular reports and insights to inform ongoing strategy and improvements

Other

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in alumni relations, community engagement or a related field preferred
  • Knowledge of LinkedIn best practices, algorithms and features preferred

    Interested candidates should complete an application for employment.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to Communications Director Natalie Scalabrino at [email protected].

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Staff Accountant II

    JOB SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant II is responsible for recording bank deposits and processing accounts payable invoices for West Catholic High School, Catholic Central High School, Transportation, and their supporting Foundation. He/she is responsible for invoicing parishes and elementary schools for parish support, transportation and shared health insurance. The Staff Accountant II is also responsible for month-end general entries and reconciliations.

    REPORTS TO: Controller

    HOURS & FLSA STATUS: 32-40 hours per week; non-exempt

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    Billing & Deposits

    • Record cash and check deposits in QuickBooks
    • Post tuition and SCRIP payments to accounts receivable in QuickBooks and to student accounts in Finalsite
    • Scan checks into bank scanning software
    • Prepare and mail invoices for parish support, transportation, shared health insurance and other customer invoices
    • Record in the accounting software credit/debit card and ACH transactions from the following sources: Give Campus, IATS, Greater Giving, etc.
    • Reconcile Arbiter Pay Deposit account with the general ledger

    Accounts Payable/Payroll

    • Assemble, review and verify vendor invoices, check requests and expense reimbursements
    • Flag and clarify any unusual or questionable invoice items or general ledger coding
    • Post invoices and check requests to accounts payable
    • Process Company Credit Card and Amazon invoices; verify supporting documentation and expense coding
    • Assist with AP/Payroll uploads and the general ledger

    Other Month-End

    • Prepare monthly interest income/expense entries for Deposit and Loan Accounts
    • Book Depreciation and bad debt expense entries
    • Update and balance Pledges Receivable
    • Book bank and credit card fees
    • Balance intercompany accounts
    • Reconcile Raiser’s Edge gift records with QuickBooks
    • Assist with bank reconciliations

    General Duties

    • Prepare 1099s and W-2G forms
    • Provide various QuickBooks reports to school staff and answer general accounting questions
    • Assist families in completing their financial aid applications
    • Other duties as assigned

    SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience required
    • QuickBooks experience preferred
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
    • Quick and accurate keyboarding skills
    • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information and to handle multiple tasks with varying deadlines
    • Must be organized, detail-oriented, accurate and efficient with strong project management skills and strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Comfortable with learning and mastering multiple accounting and financial software to accomplish duties
    • Experience with customer service and client communication
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

    Interested candidates should complete an application for employment or send resumes to HR Director Don St. Andre at [email protected].

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Head Varsity Esports Coach

    The Head Varsity Esports Coach is directly responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Esports program from the sub-varsity to varsity level in accordance with the school’s mission of forming disciples of Christ through a dynamic, excellence-driven Catholic education. The Head Esports Coach will strive to help each individual achieve a higher value of discipline, teamwork, good sportsmanship, academic achievement and self-esteem.

    Major Responsibilities & Duties:

    The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job:

    • This individual will serve as a positive role model for students, coaching staff and the community while upholding the values of the Catholic faith
    • Provides leadership that develops and promotes a unified athletic philosophy
    • Cultivates relationships with current and prospective students
    • Demonstrates proper sportsmanlike conduct and respect for players, officials, opponents, fans and other coaches
    • Understands and maintains the standards of the West Catholic Athletic Handbook
    • Maintains good public relations with media, parents, officials, players and fans
    • Manages athletic activities, contests and practice sessions to promote individual growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect and good sportsmanship
    • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, staff and school administration
    • Works with other members of school staff to plan and put in place instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student-athletes
    • Ensures that all esports coaches work together toward a common goal within the esports program and provide unity for grades 9-12
    • Establishes performance criteria for competition and evaluates students’ athletic abilities on a regular basis
    • Takes all necessary precautions to protect student-athletes
    • Conducts a parent meeting prior to the start of the season
    • Motivates student-athletes to participate and sustain interest in the program
    • Monitors and enforces student eligibility criteria for extracurricular participation
    • Works with the Athletic Director to schedule competitions and coordinate arrangements
    • Supervises student-athletes during athletic competitions and program functions
    • Instructs and advises students on NCAA regulations with regard to academic requirements for scholarships and recruiting practices
    • Maintains proper files and copies of all pertinent Esport associations and West Catholic athletic policies, ensuring these guidelines are followed
    • Applies and enforces student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook
    • Encourages sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation at all times
    • Establishes and maintains open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, teachers and administration
    • Understands, supports and performs roles in admissions, development and advancement
    • Follows the set fundraising policies and procedures set by the development office
    • Attends, participates and promotes West Catholic fundraising events

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    Qualifications/Knowledge

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school is preferred
    • College or high school coaching experience is preferred
    • Proven leadership of running an esports program is preferred
    • Must have a desire to work in a Catholic school and a concern for the well-being of student-athletes
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the game is paramount; extensive knowledge of current coaching techniques and procedures
    • Knowledge of West Catholic Athletic Handbook policies, with demonstrated commitment to adhering to policies/standards

    Skills

    • Ability to establish a strong rapport with all stakeholders, the community and colleges/universities through positive representation and communication
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from students and/or parents
    • Possess a high level of interpersonal skills, such as discretion, courtesy, integrity and flexibility, to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with administrators, peers, student-athletes, community members and the general public
    • Ability to relate to students and to teach them on and off the field
    • Willingness to embrace a high level of accountability
    • Possess the ability to assess players and coaches effectively
    • Maintains poise under stressful situations
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently and collaboratively, producing quality work in a timely manner
    • Ability to make consistent decisions by establishing program standards and expectations
    • Serves as a role model for all students, joyfully living their Catholic faith

    Performance Keys

    • Functionality within the mission of West Catholic High School
    • Team discipline with consistent accountability for program standards
    • Athlete, personal and coach development
    • Program competitiveness
    • Strength and speed development (year-round)
    • Operational integrity and supervision community (internal and external)

    Working Conditions (Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors)

    • Frequent district-wide and statewide travel
    • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours

    Application Process

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Megan Pittman at [email protected]. We will reach out for references later in the interview process.

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    School Transportation Van Driver

    The Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Catholic Secondary Schools is looking for a School Transportation Van Driver (hourly/non-exempt). This position would work 20+ hours/week during the school year; mostly morning/afternoon school hours with some hours available for events during evenings and weekends.

    Responsibilities:

    • Safely transport high school and elementary students to and from school following a set route and schedule
    • Ensure the safety and well-being of students during transportation
    • Conduct van pre-trip and post-trip inspection to ensure it is in good working condition
    • Adhere to all traffic laws and regulations
    • Maintain a clean and organized van interior

    Qualifications:

    • Valid Michigan driver’s license with a clean driving record
    • Obtain a State of Michigan Chauffeur’s License
    • Desire to support Grand Rapids Catholic Schools students through implementing shorter and more direct routes, enabling more sleep and more study time
    • Ability to provide positive communication to students and parents
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule

    Requirements:

    • Complete required training for school van drivers (~12 hours)
    • Pass a background check, drug screening and physical; submit to random drug and alcohol tests and in-vehicle monitoring to ensure safe driving

    Paid training. Positions start at $19/hour. Part-time employee health benefits are available.

    This position is eligible for our current part-time employee tuition discount of 33% for students attending West Catholic High School or Catholic Central High School

    Please call Don St. Andre at (616) 264-6272 for additional information. Interested candidates should complete an application for employment.

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Bus Drivers

    The Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Catholic Secondary Schools is looking for Bus Drivers (hourly/non-exempt). This position would work 20+ hours/week during the school year; mostly morning/afternoon school hours with some hours available for events during evenings and weekends.

    Applicants must have a good driving record. We will pay to train for required certifications, such as CDL and additional endorsements required to drive a school bus.

    Positions start at $19/hour. Part-time employee health benefits are available. This position is eligible for our current part-time employee tuition discount of 33% for students attending West Catholic High School or Catholic Central High School

    Please call Maureen Rutka at (616) 246-6470 for additional information. Interested candidates should complete an application for employment.

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Substitute Teachers

    West Catholic is looking to expand its substitute teacher list! If you have teaching experience, please consider applying to be added to our sub roster. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

    • Teaching experience
    • Ability to provide backup teaching services when full-time teachers are unable to work
    • Ability to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher
    • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning
    • Virtus training is a plus!

    Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a Catholic Secondary Schools employment application to:

    Don St. Andre
    Human Resources Director
    Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
    [email protected]
    616-264-6272

    Please also include a copy of one of the following: Michigan Teaching certificate, Michigan Substitute Teaching permit, a copy of bachelor’s degree or a copy of your transcript with completion of 60 semester hours from two or four-year regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum 2.0 GPA).