Employment Opportunities

 
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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

Physical Education/Health Teacher

As a physical education teacher, you will prepare and teach lessons on all aspects of health (social, emotional, physical), as well as nutrition and fitness. You will work with students in upper elementary through high school.  When working with younger children, one of your primary responsibilities is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle by leading fun, activity-based exercises that keep your students engaged. When working with older students, your job duties include teaching lessons on health science and physical fitness.  There are opportunities to coach school sports outside the academic day. 

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

  • Collaborate in the development of a vertically aligned PE curriculum. 

  • Organize games and challenges that promote physical activity.

  • Promote motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits among older students. 

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

  • Possess strong speaking and listening skills. In addition to being knowledgeable about an activity, must also be able to communicate and demonstrate it properly.

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students and instructional colleagues.

  • Communicate effectively with families.

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

The ideal candidate has a passion for physical activity, sports and teaching children of all ages. Education nurtures the healthy development of the whole child, including their mind, body and spirit. A strong physical education program is critical in maximizing a student's full potential. Instructors tailor instruction to individuals’ needs, evaluate student progress and provide feedback in a timely manner, promote individual growth and independent thought, and create a positive learning environment. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools is essential. 

Basic requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s or higher in Physical Education/Health, with a current teaching certificate 

  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience

  • A desire to seek out professional development activities related to the latest instructional strategies and student achievement

  • 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, Director of Systems Management, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 17, 2020


Grades 5-12 School 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 as articulated here 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, Director of Systems Management, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 3, 2020


Upper School Mathematics Teacher

This position entails teaching a full complement of high school math curriculum form Algebra 1 to AP Calculus. Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.

  • Collaborate in the development of a vertically aligned Math curriculum across Learning Communities. 

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students and instructional colleagues.

  • Communicate effectively with families.

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

The ideal candidate would have a passion for teaching deep thinking and problem-solving skills, a strong knowledge of best practices of mathematics instructions and working with adolescents.  The Upper School Math position requires an educator who can tailor instruction to individuals’ needs, evaluate student progress and provide feedback in a timely manner, promote individual growth and independent thought, and create a positive learning environment. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated here is essential.

Basic requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s or higher in Mathematics, with a current teaching certificate 

  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience

  • Certified or experienced in Advanced Placement instruction

  • 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, Director of Systems Management, at asaylor@ashmi.org. Due to the large number of resumes received, it is not possible to respond to each applicant.

Posted June 3, 2020

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 of the Sacred Heart does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion or disability in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, scholarship or tuition assistance programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.