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 140 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:

Administrative Assistant

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant works closely to assure smooth daily operations of the school. The assistant reports to the Head of School but works closely with the entire administrative team. A support position, this person is excellent in clerical skills and with a high attention to detail. Day to day activities could range from scheduling appointments for the admission office to welcoming visitors at the front door to proofreading material.  This is a 12-month position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the administrative offices with clerical details such as, but not limited to, printing certificates, mailings, writing for the website.
  • Managing an appointments calendar
  • Managing employee files; assuring that employee protocols are followed
  • Assisting with preparation and management of the school calendar; employee handbook and other projects as assigned
  • Assisting with details associated with committee meetings (i.e. reserve space, prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes)
  • Work with the Head of School in supporting the Board of Trustees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals and to interact cheerfully and professionally with the public.
  • Excellent organization, communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • The ability to see what needs to be done and to take initiative in doing it.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge, Google docs, familiarity with database functionality and portal management and ease in learning to use other software and online resources
  • Very strong keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion.
  • Willingness & ability to work flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends
  • A good sense of humor, even temperament
  • Approachable, collaborative, inclusive in style
  • Experience with a similar role preferred

Salary/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested Candidates:

Send cover letter and resume to Deirdre Cryor at deirdre.cryor@shabrynmawr.org.

 

Part-time Business Manager

Sacred Heart Academy is seeking an experienced accountant to join our team as a Part-time Business Manager. The Business Manager assists in carrying out the financial matters of the school and is responsible for tuition billing, cash receipts and accounts payable. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Accounts payable and receivables
  • Student billing and tuition collection
  • Support of a wide range of school departments as well as with parent’s associations
  • Monthly posting and account reconciliations
  • Prepare annual 1099 forms
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Enrollment management and contract administration support
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Finance

Skills and Knowledge:

  • College degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred
  • At least five years accounting experience, non-profit experience preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge or other accounting software
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency required
  • Attention to detail, the ability to exercise discretion and strong organization skills are essential

Send cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Vincent, Director of Finance at Jennifer.Vincent@SHAbrynmawr.org

Upper School History Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, creative, collaborative, and experienced upper school history teacher for the 2019-2020 academic school year.  The position may include sections of United States History, AP United States History and AP European History.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching Advanced Placement history courses. The candidate 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 within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show 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 lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Advanced Placement history curricula
  • 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 in history or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior social studies teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org

Part-Time Middle/Upper School Art Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a passionate, innovative, and energetic middle and upper school art teacher for a part-time position during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who enjoys working with adolescent girls. The candidate 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 within the Sacred Heart faculty. 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 engaging, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Ability to lead students in developing technical skill and in cultivating a passion for art.
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Bachelors degree in art or related field, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior art teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with a range of media and arts-related technology
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement art curricula

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org.

Middle School History Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks an engaging, creative, and energetic middle school history teacher for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who enjoys working with middle school girls. The candidate 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 within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show 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 engaging, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
  • 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 in history or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior social studies teaching experience preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org.

Middle School Science Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a dynamic, creative, and passionate middle school science teacher for the 2019-2020 academic school year.  The ideal candidate has experience teaching middle school science and is eager to share a passion for science with middle-school students and colleagues. The candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through positivity, teamwork, innovation, and dedication. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.

Qualifications

  • Interest in development of science curriculum which integrates STEM, real-world applications, and hands-on learning
  • 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
  • An interest in expanding learning beyond the classroom walls
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior science teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Experience coding or teaching coding preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google, and more

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org.

Mathematics Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a dynamic, reflective, passionate, and experienced math teacher for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The position could include both middle and upper school courses.

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 within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show 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 in math or related field 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 cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies at Lisa.Carey@shabrynmawr.org.

Athletics

Spring 2019

Assistant Lacrosse High School Coach
Starting on March 4,2019

Contact:

Cindy Shay, Athletic Director 
Cindy.Shay@SHAbrynmawr.org