Employment Opportunities

 
Staff member giving a high five to a student

Thank you for your interest in joining the Academy of the Sacred Heart family. All hiring is done by the Head of School, under the recommendation of the School Leadership Team, and involves multiple interviews with members of the school division or department. All candidates with interest in joining this team of professionally excellent, mission-driven educators and support staff are encouraged to submit a resume for consideration when a position emerges.

Current Openings

Events Manager

The Events Manager joins an exceptional Advancement team that includes the Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Communications, Director of Community Outreach, Alumni Director and Advancement Assistant. The Events Manager is responsible for leading the design, planning, and execution of events that are part of the work of the Advancement Office to raise funds, build relationships, cultivate donors, engage current parent constituencies, and increase alumnae/i involvement.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships and work with major donors, high-level volunteers, and school and executive-level leadership
  • In conjunction with the Chief Advancement Officer, assist in developing short and long-term plans and strategies for all Advancement events
  • Serve as the lead for all aspects of the Annual Benefit Gala
  • Serve as the lead for all aspects of Booster Club fundraising events, Alumnae and Alumni Association events and annual reunion, and Heart of the Matter speaker series. 
  • Lead in the design and execution of other current events including donor and volunteer appreciation, and envision new event strategies that meet Advancement and Academy of the Sacred Heart strategic goals.

Desired Capabilities: 

  • A bachelor’s degree and/or professional experience in event-related roles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high-level organizational skills, and ability to keep information confidential.
  • Experience and/or comfortable developing competency using donor management and online auction software
  • Microsoft Office suite; basic graphic design skills (Adobe Photoshop, Canva, etc.)

Please send resumes and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted July 16, 2021


Athletic Coaches: Cross Country, Field Hockey & Volleyball

Accountable to the Athletic Director, coaches are responsible for the behavior and performance of the athletic team members. The coach instructs the team about the various ways and means of enhancing their performance and advising them to play better every single time. 

In fulfilling their duties and responsibilities, all coaches are expected to do the following with their teams, players:

  • Treat his/her players and opponents with respect
  • Assume responsibility for the conduct of their team and players during all athletic events
  • Alert all athletes to the risks inherent in the sport and to the proper use of equipment and techniques common to the sport
  • Establish a positive relationship with coaches, athletes, parents, officials, and community members

Basic Requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Be a role model
  • Teach and cultivate student-athletes 
  • Develop well-planned, organized and well-executed practice plans that build skills, and endorse teamwork and team chemistry
  • Treat all athletes with dignity and respect
  • Use athletics as an opportunity for teaching positive life lessons
  • Build confidence, encourage, and affirm
  • Exhibit clear, direct and open communication
  • Possess a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate contemporary knowledge of the sport and an ability to cultivate new skills with students through drills, sequenced plays and encouragement on and off the field/court
  • Establish clear expectations and consequences; deliver criticism in a manner that upholds the dignity of each athlete while maintaining high expectations
  • Uphold clear boundaries for behavior and enforce rules consistently
  • Be lifelong learners, willing to innovate for the benefit of their student-athletes 

The successful candidate will enjoy working and educating student-athletes. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools is essential. 

General Competencies:

  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Experience and knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport
  • Possess effective coaching techniques and skills
  • Be a positive role model for student-athletes
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fosters ethics, good conduct, and sportsmanship for all participants and coaches
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Competent in problem-solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the ASH Handbook and ASH Athletic Handbook

Coaching Requirements (prior to the first day with students)

  • Attend Protecting God's Children training 
  • Criminal justice fingerprint clearance
  • Trained in and possess valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid clearance
  • Complete the Concussion Training, Allergy Training, and the Health Precautions Training

Please send resumes and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 22, 2021


French Teacher

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Developing lesson plans and curricula based on the needs of individual students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Providing conversational classes where pronunciation and important words and phrases are taught.
  • Teaching writing and French composition classes.
  • Conducting research on teaching methods, materials, and language games that can be used in class.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress. 
  • Monitoring students' progress by writing up reports and grading assessments.
  • Organizing feedback sessions with students and their parents.
  • Providing suggestions for further learning and scheduling intervention sessions with struggling students.
  • Teaching students about French culture, which may include festivals, traditional food and dress, and social conventions.
  • Organizing opportunities where students can showcase their French language skills.
  • Communicate effectively with families.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

The ideal candidate is passionate about the French language and culture plus would have a strong aptitude in working with adolescents. The French teacher must be adept at teaching oral and written French, as well as, able to juggle a wide range of skill levels.  A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools is essential. 

Basic requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in French Language, with valid Michigan teaching certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience early elementary through middle school
  • Proven written and verbal proficiency in French
  • Strong interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • A desire to seek out professional development activities related to the latest instructional strategies, student growth and best pedagogical practices.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Sacred Heart community
  • Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs

Please send resumes and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 14, 2021


Grades 5-12 Counselor

The school counselors' duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning and responsive services.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students in adjustments and transitions into, through, and out of high school (meets with every student at least once per semester, either in small groups or 1:1)
  • Writing the advisement psychosocial curriculum (and/or planning and/or assisting advisors with facilitating RULER lessons)
  • Assisting with and presenting at school retreats
  • Speaking in classes and student seminars on various issues related to mental health, the social aspects of teen life, and resilience
  • Meeting with and providing support to all students on academic probation
  • Presenting parent workshops, writing enewsletter articles, hosting coffees on topics related to adolescence
  • Offering walk-in short-term individual counseling to students
  • Providing walk-in crisis counseling to students
  • Facilitating mediations (student-student and student-teacher)
  • Making referrals to outside resources (academic, therapeutic, medical, social services, etc.) for students, families, and faculty when requested and/or deemed necessary
  • Facilitating weekly support groups for students (self-esteem, grief, stress management, etc.) 
  • Attending the area Catholic School counselor meetings
  • Writing a year-end report for the Board of Trustees
  • Meeting with the Upper School and Middle School Learning Community Leaders weekly

The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a school counselor, excellent communication skills, ability to build rapport and trust with students, colleagues and families, and strong organizational skills. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools is essential. 

Basic requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Master’s Degree and Michigan license in School Counseling
  • Minimum of 3 years of school counseling experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Compassionate and approachable personality
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism
  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources

Please send resumes and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 2, 2021


Receptionist/Portry Attendant

A portress/porter is a woman (portress) or man (porter) who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper. This is a crucial role in the community, as this person: serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies the appropriate personnel of guest arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system; and informs callers by answering or referring inquiries. The portry attendant reports to the Human Resources and Operations Officer.

  • Portry Attendant is a non-exempt (hourly) employee and punches in via ADP workforce now.
  • Scheduled time at as a portress/porter is about 10 hours per week 
  • Position is less than 75% full time, and therefore is not eligible for insurance benefits

Responsibilities

  • Uphold the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and embody and communicate the school’s mission and core values.
  • Gatekeeper of the community, able to follow the established guidelines for admittance into the school.
  • Arrive and be ready at the designated location on-time.
  • Follow Screening Employees + Approved Guests Procedure for every person or procedure as updated by ASH COVID-19 Core Team.
  • Answer the phone with a courteous greeting. If possible, ask how to help the caller. If unable to assist, then direct to the appropriate person.
  • Greet guests pleasantly and with courtesy. Ask visitors to wait, call the appropriate ASH employee to meet their guests.
  • Keep an organized workspace.
  • Assist with printing, folding, sorting, or mailing, event programs or other mailings generated at school.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technology Requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Project, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Windows  
  • Knowledge of multi-line phone systems, fax and copier
  • Google Suite
  • Website and email proficiency

Essential Skills

  • Handle confidential information with the utmost discretion, respect, and sensitivity.
  • Represent the face of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, employing extreme diplomacy and grace, as she or he will often be the first contact for visitors.
  • Demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to be adaptable as well as perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent accuracy and high levels of attention to detail.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with constituents, including the leadership team, teachers, students, parents, staff, board members, external partners, and donors.
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Foster a partnership between faculty and staff to create a positive environment for students’ academic and social-emotional learning.
  • Be a life-long learner who enhances her/his skills, using state-of-the-art technologies to maintain high standards of performance to efficiently and effectively produce work products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Working toward or completed Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in a school administrative setting preferred

Please send resumes and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted May 5, 2021

The hiring and interview process includes completing an application for employment, background and reference checks, a writing sample done during the interview process, demonstration of professional and technology competencies and completion of professional credentials as required for the position.

The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, partisan consideration, or any other class protected by state or federal law in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admission policies, scholarship or tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.