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St. Louis IX of France

St. Louis was born to King Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, at Poissy on April 25th 1215. Louis was made King at only 11 years of age, and was the father of 11 children. He led an exemplary life, bearing constantly in mind his mother's words: "I would rather see you dead at my feet than guilty of a mortal sin." His biographers have written of the long hours he spent in prayer, fasting, and penance, without the knowlege of his people. The French king was an avid lover of justice, who took great measures to ensure that the process of arbitration was carried out properly. All of 13th century Christian Europe willingly looked upon him as an international judge. He was renowned for his charity. "The peace and blessings of the realm come to us through the poor," he would say. Beggars were fed from his table; he ate their leavings, washed their feet, ministered to the wants of the lepers, and daily fed over one hundred poor. He founded many hospitals and houses: the House of the Felles-Dieu for reformed prostitutes, the Quinze-Vingt for 300 blind men (1254),  as well as hospitals at Pontoise, Vernon, Compiégne. St. Louis was a patron of architecture. The Sainte Chappelle, an architectural gem, was constructed in his reign as a reliquary for the Crown of Thorns, and it was under his patronage that Robert of Sorbonne founded the "Collège de la Sorbonne," which became the seat of the theological faculty of Paris, the most illustrious seat of learning in the medieval period.St. Louis died of the plague near Tunis, August 25th, 1270, during the Second Crusade.  He is the patron of masons and builders.

Part time Lunch/Recess Assistant

(2 + positions open) Assist staff supervising students during inside/outside recess and/or eating time, roughly 1.5 hours per day 5 days per week.

School Aged Child Care Assistant

After school child care assistant needed minimum 3 days per week roughly 3 pm - 6 pm.

25001 Chippendale Street

Director of Advancement

The Director of Advancement should be interested in and committed to the mission and philosophy of St. Catherine of Siena Academy.  He/She should understand its programs and the need for the fundraising initiatives. His/her involvement will lend credibility to all aspects of St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s program.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Reports directly to the President
  • GENERATE an understanding of and support for St. Catherine Academy.
  • CONDUCT the Comprehensive Advancement Program, consistent with the character of the Academy, designed to generate support from Alumni, Friends, Parents & Families, Community leaders, Corporations and Foundations
  • SUPERVISE development support staff
  • PLAN and COORDINATE annual giving (direct mail, social media, special projects and events), capital giving, planned giving, corporate support, foundation support, endowment fund, giving clubs, gifts in kind, and major gift personal solicitation to raise funds beyond those identified in the annual St.  Catherine of Siena Academy budget
  • ORGANIZE, TRAIN and LEAD volunteers to assist in achieving development goals annually
  • ATTAIN a yearly dollar goal agreed upon by the President
  • PERSONALLY IDENTIFY, EDUCATE and SOLICIT new benefactors and continually cultivate and solicit known benefactors
  • PROVIDE and WORK WITHIN a yearly budget as directed by the President
  • DEVELOP and REFINE systems, office procedures and records necessary to maintain continuity in the Development Office
  • COMPILE a list of top prospects conduct research, and plan strategy for systematic contact including visits, calls, birthday cards, etc.
  • CREATE a Case statement articulating why St. Catherine of Siena Academy is worthy of support
  • PREPARE or have prepared written proposals to obtain support as needed.
  • ARTICULATE the goals of St. Catherine of Siena Academy to the total community through an effective public relations program related to Resource Development

High School Theater/Drama Teacher

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills has an immediate need for an experienced Theater/Drama teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Courses related to this position may include Acting, Speech, Directing, Theater Production, Set Design and Video Production. Candidates with theater instruction experience who hold State of Michigan certification in secondary education are welcome to apply. 

The preferred candidate will have sound and lighting, theater production and scenic design experience.

Mercy is an Apple Distinguished School and the candidates should have the ability to support lessons through effective use of technology tools.

Mercy seeks candidates who have experience in and value working with students of different backgrounds including race, culture and socioeconomic status.

Grade School & Early Childhood Center Principal

Shrine Catholic Grade School (, a Blue Ribbon, accredited parish school located in Royal Oak, Michigan is seeking a committed Catholic educator to serve as principal. Founded in 1934, Shrine is a growing and thriving school within the Archdiocese of Detroit and currently serves approximately 580 students in grades P3 through 6. The principal reports to the pastor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica.

  • Serve as spiritual leader of the school with a commitment to Catholic Identity
  • Serve as a Catholic educational leader and establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior
  • Oversee the responsibilities  of the Early Childhood Center director and assistant principal
  • Establish, manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the school including instructional programs, professional development, extracurricular activities, discipline, program and personnel evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, civil regulations and policies
  • Oversee the development of Curriculum with a focus on integrating Catholic thought and practice throughout the curriculum
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of finances, including managing annual school budget
  • Working with the Unified School Board and others, establish and conduct a public relations and marketing program, including development of marketing materials
  • Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment
  • Establish a professional rapport with staff, faculty, parents, and students, displaying the highest ethical and professional behavior
  • Establish a rapport with parish members,  the local community , and Royal Oak School District, especially in connection to Shared Time
  • Oversee  the School Advisory Committee and School Improvement Team, Strategic Plan Committee and other action plans as required by the parish and AOD
  • Establish procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, clean and safe facilities
  • Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Pastor, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and the State of Michigan
  • Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students, including implementation and tracking of Accommodation Plans
  • Attend required meetings to include: Unified School Board, School Advisory Committee, Mothers’ Club, Parish Staff, AOD Principal, Vicariate Principal, etc.
  • Establish and oversee rules and regulations pertaining to staff and students
  • Nurture students and teachers to achieve their greatest potential spiritually, academically, and instructionally

French Teacher for Long Term Sub

Long term substitute needed to teach  French for a medical leave situation beginning August 20.

Long Term Substitute Math Teacher

Long term substitute needed to teach college prep and honors level trig and pre-calculus as well as probability and statistics beginning approximately early to mid October for a maternity leave.  The courses are only taught in the morning from 7:50 AM - 11:45 AM.  

Middle School Grammar & ESL Teacher

Applicants should be capable of teaching a demanding curriculum, within and in support of, a Catholic, faith-based environment. Flexibility and willingness to help out in all areas of a dynamic school environment are a must.

This position is a full-time teacher for middle school grammar and ESL. The ideal candidate should possess the following:

-Proper teaching certification and/or equivalent
-Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with teachers, parents, and students
-Ability to create differentiated lessons that can reach all learners|
-Competency with appropriate technologies
-Ability to maintain a safe learning environment for all students