Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at SHA.

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Sacred Heart Academy, known as SHA, is part of a national network of 24 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 120 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities and use of the Sofie Network.

For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart’s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses.

Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.


We currently have the following position(s) open for consideration:

Director of Institutional Advancement

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Director of Institutional Advancement will plan, coordinate, and direct those activities that will attract the necessary philanthropic support to provide sufficient resources to ensure excellent educational programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Institutional Advancement will:

  • Develop and oversee advancement policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Manage the Institutional Advancement team, including volunteers
  • Oversee Annual Fund: coordinating communication, recording donations, educating volunteers, managing phonathons, among other related activities.
  • Ability to operate advancement software, in particular Raiser’s Edge
  • Coordinate and support activities with Alumnae office.
  • Coordinate and support activities with the Communications office.
  • Provide reports to school leadership and the Board of Trustees.
  • Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
  • At times the school will engage in Capital Campaigns and Major Gift Campaigns, the Director will coordinate and direct those campaigns.
  • Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports, providing constructive and timely feedback.
  • Coordinate and support a variety of school programs, including but not limited to, the school store, Mothers Association, Fathers Association, the School Christmas card among other programs.
  • Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumnae, parents and students in the conduct of the school’s business.
  • Remain current with advancement trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional and national professional organizations.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA required, appropriate advanced degree preferred.
  • At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience in managing institutional development programs in an independent school or higher education environment.
  • The incumbent must have a broad exposure to all facets of institutional advancement including annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, public relations, communications, and database management.
  • Significant capital campaign experience coupled with the ability to manage a portfolio of major gift prospects is essential.
  • The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with trustees, faculty, administration, staff and volunteers.
  • The ideal candidate will be committed to embracing the mission of Sacred Heart Academy.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced school environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Sacred Heart Academy.

Salary/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, salaried position with benefits.

Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2018. Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:

Mrs. Betsy Moore: Betsy.Moore@SHAbrynmawr.org.

Part-Time French Instructor

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, passionate, and enthusiastic part-time French teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The position includes both Lower and Middle School teaching. Experience working with elementary and middle school aged children is preferred.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who loves children and inspires others through his/her optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to engage with students to develop a love of the French language. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. Familiarity with the TPRS method and comprehensible input is preferred.

Qualifications

  • Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
  • Ability to design and facilitate engaging classes that are student-centered and meaningful
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of children and adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google, and more

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.shabrynmawr.org.

Part-time Math Instructor: AP Calculus B/C

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a dynamic, passionate, and experienced AP Calculus B/C teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The part-time position includes teaching one section of AP Calculus B/C. Experience in teaching Advanced Placement Calculus strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.

Qualifications

  • Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
  • Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering learning that is student-centered and meaningful
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior math teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google, and more

Please send a letter and resume; applications will be accepted through May 31, 2018. Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org.

Athletics

High School JV volleyball coach: Start date: 8/13/18

High School JV Field Hockey Coaches: Start date:8/13/18

Middle School Field Hockey Coach: Start date: Flexible, late August or early September.

Contact Cindy Shay at Cindy.Shay@SHAbrynmawr.org