Frequently Asked Questions 2018-08-21T15:58:07+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

The application process for all jobs, including school and network team roles, is coordinated centrally. Principals and other team leaders are involved in the interview and hiring process, based on the position.

Visit the Apply Now section of our website to find current openings and follow the instructions in the job posting. Teacher candidates should review the Teacher Application Process pagefor additional details.

Teachers at Seton Catholic Schools include experienced teachers who have worked in Catholic education for their entire career, new teachers who are just beginning their careers, and career changers who are entering the classroom after succeeding in another profession.

We welcomed nearly 50 new educators to our schools in 2016-17, and 45% of them are first year teachers and 16% identify themselves as people of color. The most prevalent preparation programs among new teachers are Marquette University, St. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Our school leaders have experience and backgrounds that are similar to our teachers, but they have typically spent a longer time in the classroom. Many of our school leaders have, or are currently participating in, leadership development programs with the Center For Urban Teaching in Milwaukee.

The most important requirement for teachers, support staff and school leaders is that they be deeply invested in supporting all of our students and families, regardless of their background, to achieve their God-given potential. They must be committed to The Seton Way of educating the whole child in mind, body and spirit.

Among teaching candidates, we look for strengths in several personal and professional habits: Belief, Urgency, Care, Knowledge and Responsibility . We also require a Wisconsin state teaching license or the ability to receive one through state reciprocity. Visit the What We Look For section of this page to learn more.

Teachers are interviewed and hired by the Seton Catholic Schools talent team with input from individual principals and other school leaders. Seton works closely with each candidate and our school leaders to identify a best-fit placement based on candidate experience and skill. You will discuss potential placement opportunities during your in-person interview.

Absolutely! With fourteen schools around Milwaukee County, we can offer a variety of diverse settings for undergraduate teaching candidates to conduct fieldwork and other observations. We also actively seek student teachers and can offer a wide range of K-8 opportunities. Contact our Talent Team to learn more.

Seton school leader candidates must possess the unwavering belief that all of our students can and will be prepared for a high-performing high school and ultimately for a successful life. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the experience and skills required to successfully drive the Seton vision in their school.

Successful school leader candidates will possess:

  • Instructional expertise, including comprehensive understanding and application of high-leverage instructional strategies, assessments, and experience coaching instructional staff.
  • Ability to build strong relationships, collaborate, and cultivate a loving, joyful and inclusive student and staff culture.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to introduce new concepts and drive success around common vision and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a growth mindset and seek opportunities for feedback.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience in schools that serve low-income and diverse students, as well as demonstrated student results.

We encourage you to view leadership openings and submit an application on the Apply Now section of our website.

There are a variety of opportunities to join Seton as either a part of a school or a member of the network support team. Here are a few of the roles that Seton team members play to support our transformational vision for all students.

  • Counselors and Social Workers
  • Instructional and Leadership Coaches
  • Education Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Accountants, Business Managers, and Human Resources Professionals

View all current openings and submit an application on the Apply Now section of our website.

The short answer is no. At Seton we welcome applicants from all faith backgrounds, just as we welcome all students and families to enroll in our schools.

Seton employees must be excited about being part of a rich Catholic community in which prayer, church teachings, and Mass are interwoven into classroom instruction and school culture.

Know someone perfect for the Seton team? We’ll be happy to make the contact. The person referred will still need to apply online, but we can provide additional information on Why Seton is an outstanding career choice.

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