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

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


Administrative Assistant/Portry Attendant

An Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to various learning communities and departments by helping to maintain efficient operations as well as functioning as a Portry Attendant. A Portry Attendant has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper. This role is crucial in the community, as this person serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately as well as by notifying the appropriate Academy personnel of guest arrival. 

This Administrative Assistant will implement front door security procedures and must be very knowledgeable regarding the Academy’s telecommunications system. This Administrative Assistant reports to the Human Resources and Operations Officer. This Administrative Assistant/Portry Attendant:

  • Is a non-exempt (hourly) employee 
  • Will punch in via ADP Workforce Now to document time worked
  • Is scheduled to work from 6:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Monday - Friday; hours include a 30-minute lunch break.

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 designated location on-time.
  • Follow Screening Employees + Approved Guests Procedure for every person or procedure as updated by the Academy’s COVID-19 Core Team.
  • Answer the phone with a courteous greeting. Informs callers by answering or referring inquiries. Asks how to help the caller and if unable to assist, then directs the caller to the appropriate person. 
  • Greet guests pleasantly and with courtesy. Asks visitors to wait and call the appropriate Academy employee to meet their guests.
  • Keep an organized workspace.
  • Water all plants in the administrative hallway and gallery on a regular basis.
  • Maintain Administrative hallway kitchen area; stock coffee, run dishwasher, empty refrigerator monthly.
  • Apply postage to outgoing mail, this could be from all school areas.
  • Prepare FedEx envelopes as requested.
  • Assist with printing, folding, sorting, or mailing, event programs or other mailings generated at school.
  • Receive and sort mail and log daily deposit with another person as detailed by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Scan vendor invoices received in the mail to electronic Accounts Payable management system.
  • Scan vendor statements received in the mail to the Staff Accountant.
  • May also be asked to coordinate calls and documentation regarding facility rentals and support scheduling transportation for field trips and or athletic events.
  • Manage office supply inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technology Skills:

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

Other Essential Skills:

  • Handle confidential information with the utmost discretion, respect, and sensitivity.
  • Represent the face of the Academy, 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
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience 
  • School administration experience 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


Middle School Language Arts and Humanities

We are searching for an energetic language arts and social studies teacher to join our faculty. This position incorporates teaching elements of history, geography, politics, economics, religion, and culture to pupils integrated into reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Develop lesson plans and select learning material and resources that will help achieve curriculum objectives.
  • Execute lessons efficiently using different styles of teaching depending on the content.
  • Analyze needs, interests, strengths, and weaknesses of students and differentiate instruction accordingly. 
  • Monitor student progress and shift expectations to promote academic growth.
  • Engage students to ensure a lively classroom atmosphere.
  • Instruct students about the structure and content of the English language.
  • Emphasize the rules of composition, grammar, and sentence construction.
  • Teach students to think critically and with an interdisciplinary mindset.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and families.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

The successful candidate should demonstrate passion and commitment to an interdisciplinary approach as well as source appropriate learning material and present varying viewpoints that allow students to feel safe and successful. 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 English K-8/6-12 and/or History/Social Studies K-8/6-12 
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the middle school level
  • 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 May 5, 2021


Instruction and Curriculum Specialist

At the direction of the Head of School and in close partnership with the learning community leaders, this position exists to ensure the clarity, quality and fidelity of every instructional and curricular program at Academy of the Sacred Heart. In collaboration with each learning community leader, the instructional and curriculum specialist will initially focus on ensuring growth for every student in the foundational skills of reading and math from grades K-8. This includes: 

  • assuring fidelity to the curriculum and cohesion between grade levels and learning communities;
  • instructional coaching of teachers and leaders;
  • leading professional development;
  • strategizing, implementing, and prototyping instructional or curricular interventions, 
  • measuring effectiveness with both internally designed data and well as externally normed data;
  • scheduling and supporting the implementation of MAP and Aimsweb testing; and
  • assist in the development of common lesson planning, assessment techniques, and process for individualized tiered levels of student support across communities

Desired Capabilities: 

  • Instructional expertise and experience
  • Curriculum Design experience
  • Master's degree in an educational field
  • Clearly evidenced life-long learner
  • Competent in data analysis and data-driven decision making
  • Comfortable using technology in the classroom and accessing school-based learning portals
  • Knowledgeable about current evidence-based teaching practices

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 April 13, 2021


Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for directing and implementing an organization-wide fundraising program, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors, alumni, and corporate, government, and foundation prospects for Academy of the Sacred Heart. Support will be sought for Academy programs, operations, endowments, and planned gifts. Additional obligations include event leadership and oversight.

Essential Duties:

  • In conjunction with the Chief Advancement Officer, assist in developing short and long-term plans and strategies for all areas of fundraising.
  • Lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of annual donor solicitations and acknowledgments and statistical reports and analysis.
  • Establish effective relationships with and coordinate personal solicitations of individual donors, including ongoing identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major gift prospects, and engaging leadership volunteers, division leaders as appropriate.  
  • Lead the planning, design, and execution of any/all events associated with Academy of Sacred Heart fundraising.
  • Lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of a successful and effective Academy of the Sacred Heart alumni engagement program, serving as the Alumni Director.
  • Manage the planned giving program for the Academy of Sacred Heart, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing and new donors.
  • Involve, advise, and assist volunteer participation and provide training and staff support to such volunteers as needed.
  • Maintain and upkeep professional relationships, competencies and best practices.

Desired Capabilities: 

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a field that would support success as a fundraiser.
  • Five+ years of professional experience in fund development and relationship building.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high-level organizational skills, and ability to keep information confidential.
  • Capability of working with major donors, high-level volunteers, and executive-level leadership.
  • Experience using donor management software. 

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.

Updated April 19, 2021


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, 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 April 13, 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.