About Seton Education Partners
Seton Education Partners seeks a mission-driven, results-oriented individual to be the Regional Manager of the Seton Teaching Fellows (STF) program. We are looking for a resourceful, organized, and highly efficient team member to support STF National Director of Formation.
Co-founded in 2009 by KIPP pioneer Scott W. Hamilton and Teach for America alumna Stephanie Saroki de García, Seton Education Partners is a response to the dramatic decline of urban Catholic schools in America, which have served the economically disadvantaged so well for decades. In 2013, amidst the shuttering of 60+ urban Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Seton launched Brilla College Prep Public Charter School in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Brilla, which means “shine” in Spanish, has achieved academic results that parallel the nation’s most acclaimed high-poverty schools. Alongside Brilla, Seton launched El Camino, an optional, privately funded after-school Catholic faith formation program. In only eight years, over 160 children have been baptized through their participation in El Camino. Seton is working to take these remarkable achievements to scale by managing a network of schools and programs that ensure that thousands of underserved children whose Catholic schools close—and other local children—have access to an academically excellent, character-building, and, for those who choose it, faith-nurturing education. This network is a national model for how other cities facing the shuttering of Catholic schools can continue to serve children and families with limited educational options. For more information on Seton Education Partners, please visit www.SetonPartners.org.
About the Brilla Schools Network
Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves nearly 1,600 students from Mott Haven, University Heights and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network plans to grow from a current four elementary and one middle school to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. Core to our mission is that our students become young men and women of good character and spirit and be prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. Brilla combines a classical approach to education — an emphasis on virtue formation, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, and direct instruction of a content-rich curriculum that has stood the test of time — with co-teaching practices and individualized online learning. We approach the formation of our students holistically and also set high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, family member and staff.
About El Camino
El Camino, which means “The Way” in Spanish, is an optional, privately funded Catholic after-school faith formation program for underserved children and families. El Camino helps children, their families, and their catechists to know, love, and serve Christ and His Church; develop the habits, dispositions, and beliefs that are indispensable to human flourishing and happiness; and live as disciples in this world and saints in the next. El Camino honors the teaching authority of the Catholic Church.
El Camino currently serves more than 500 kindergartens through eight-grade children for 90 minutes a day, Monday through Thursday. Children receive homework help from experienced teachers, a nutritious snack, and 30 minutes each of catechism and physical fitness. Additionally, children and families have opportunities for shared and personal prayer and character formation. This video provides a snapshot of El Camino.
About the Position
Reporting to the Director of Formation, the Regional Manager’s primary responsibility is to manage logistics of the Seton Teaching Fellows program in New York and to support the holistic development of the Seton Teaching Fellows. The work of a Fellow extends beyond that of a merely professional role. The STF program aims to nourish and support all aspects and needs of a Fellow during their year of service and places great importance on their spiritual development and formation. The Regional Manager directs the daily on-the-ground operations of STF community life. In addition, by supporting and facilitating weekly formation events, coaching, and seasonal retreats, the Regional Manager supports the Fellows as they grow closer to Christ the Teacher and the Catholic Church. The Regional Manager assists the Director of Formation in holding Fellows accountable to one another and establishing a healthy community life grounded in prayer and fellowship.
- Manage logistics for Seton Teaching Fellows onboarding in the Bronx
- Responsible for maintaining a high quality of living in STF community facilities
- Responsible for point-person between the national STF Program and the Bronx Fellows
- Prepare weekly operations and formation agenda meetings
- Prepare and maintain all national-STF and regional-STF systems and procedures for Bronx Fellows
- Support the Director of Formation in executing weekly formation through talks and events
- Support the Director of Formation in sustaining and creating professional relationships with regional formation partners
- Support the Director of Formation in strategic planning of STF Formation curriculum
- Report on the status of each STF community in the Bronx
- Execute logistical tasks related to regional retreats and STF Formation
- Coach and mentor STF formators in the Bronx with the support of of the Director of Formation
- Develop strong relationships with Fellows built on trust, respect, and joy
- Represent the mission and vision of the STF Program with utmost professionalism
Qualifications and Desired Characteristics
Candidates for the position must possess the following personal characteristics:
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to Seton’s mission and values
- Personal responsibility with a desire for humility
- A relentless drive for excellence
- A strong belief that all children can achieve both moral and academic excellence
- A strong belief that all adults can flourish to their fullest potential in the image and likeness of Christ the Teacher
- An unwavering determination to be better today than you were yesterday
- A deep love, zeal, and joy for mission
The ideal candidate will bring experience, skills, and beliefs in the following areas:
- Living as a faith-filled and practicing Catholic, who understands and honors the teachings of the Catholic Church and is passionate about sharing the Catholic faith in a missionary setting
- Ability to adapt in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
- Optimism, perseverance, and a results-oriented focus on problem-solving
- Ability to self-direct and prioritize competing goals
- Outstanding organization and self-management skills
- Big picture vision
- Desire for constant growth
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with keen attention to detail
- Successful experience supporting personnel in an organizational setting
- Knowledge of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, catechesis, ministry, and evangelization resources
- 1+ years of experience in adult formation and community management
- 1+ years of experience in relational ministry
- B.S. or B.A. or equivalent, any graduate level coursework related to human formation
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Experience optimizing social media
- Experience with curriculum development for Catholic adult faith formation
- Competency with Google platforms and Excel
Diversity & Inclusivity
We are building an organization in which talented individuals from all walks of life and past work experiences can join our team and make significant contributions. We are particularly committed to attracting and developing individuals who share the life experiences or backgrounds of the students we will serve.
Seton Education Partners provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.