Library/Media Specialist

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Supervises and directs the operations of library /technology center to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning
• Designs appropriate programming for the library/technology center
• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process by maintaining resources that are appropriate to
the curriculum, the students, and instructional strategies of the school community that promotes student literacy
• Serves as teacher, materials expert, and curriculum adviser to ensure that library/technology resources are integrated into the
instructional programs of the school
• Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials
• Assists with the selection of appropriate books, periodicals, online resources, hardware and software to help maintain library
reference capabilities
• May provide direct instruction to students in research methods, materials use, and writing
• Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning while incorporating technology to enhance learning
• Stays current in professional practices and educational research
• Creates a library/media center environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Don Bosco Cristo Rey is a private, Catholic, college-prep high school sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Salesians of Don Bosco, serving students of diverse backgrounds from financially challenged families who live in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Don Bosco Cristo Rey’s mission is to provide an affordable, safe, values-centered education which prepares graduates for success in college and life. The school opened in August 2007. Don Bosco Cristo Rey currently has approximately 320 in all four grade levels. Maximum enrollment is targeted at 450-500 students.
All students are required to complete a college preparatory curriculum and participate in the corporate work study program whereby they spend five days per month engaged in a corporate work assignment. Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of 24 high schools around the United States that subscribe to similar demographic, academic, and corporate work study program guidelines. Cristo Rey Network™
The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), is a unique feature of the Cristo Rey model. The school includes a subsidiary employment agency which trains the students for entry-level clerical employment, hires them, and markets their services to local corporate clients. Typically, four students share one full-time position from Labor Day through June. The fees for the students’ services go directly to the school to pay a significant portion of the cost of education.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a positive attitude, good communication skills, a collaborative leadership style and sensitivity to working in a diverse multi-cultural environment and have knowledge of the Catholic faith, beliefs and practices, along with a thorough understanding of and commitment to the educational mission of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the vision of the Cristo Rey Network.

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions

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    principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.

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    Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of like, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.

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    If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
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    - Calvert County
    - Prince George's County
    - Charles County
    - St. Mary's County
    - Montgomery County
    - District of Columbia

    I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.

    Contact Information

    Larry Savoy, Principal
    1010 Larch Avenue
    Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
    Phone: 301-891-4750
    Fax: 301-270-1459

    About this company
    Located in Takoma Park, MD, Don Bosco Cristo Rey is the newest high school in the Archdiocese of Washington. It is designed for students in...