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Our History

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Core

Guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and rooted in Catholic faith, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits to foster a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student. We strive to form a welcoming environment that recognizes and affirms the individual experience of each student.

We support diversity at Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr through curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Our school believes that an inclusive learning community is integral to achieving academic success and individual growth. In our diverse world, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens at local, national, and global levels.

 

We aspire to nurture students to embrace their inherent value as a human being created in the image and likeness of God.

 

Current Openings

 


Assistant Director - Annual Giving

Job Description
Sacred Heart is seeking an Assistant Director - Annual Giving, who will report directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA). The chosen candidate will focus on building a year-round fundraising plan for the Annual Fund, which is the foundation of the school's fundraising initiatives. The fundraising plan will include goals, strategies, and programming that aim to build and engage our donor base. This person will also work to ensure effective administration of Annual Fund gifts through acknowledgement letters, recognition of donors in the Annual Report, and the delivery of any necessary reports and analysis.

Through a variety of means, the chosen candidate will identify, cultivate and steward meaningful relationships with established potential donors, seeking and securing gifts for the Annual Fund, as well as identifying potential campaign and planned-giving prospects. The Assistant Director will support, steward, and infuse the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria into all facets of the position.

This is a 12-month, full-time, in-person position.

Responsibilities

  • Consult with the DIA to strategize annual campaign fundraising efforts
  • Work collaboratively with the development team to create and manage a comprehensive fundraising plan for the Annual Fund
  • Consult with Alumnae Relations Coordinator on alumnae appeals and Alumnae Board participation in the Annual Fund plan
  • Create and manage a calendar/schedule of multidimensional appeals that leverages a variety of media (e.g., electronic solicitation, direct mail appeals, social medial posts, face-to-face solicitations, events) to communicate with potential and current donors
  • Draft and coordinate Annual Fund solicitation and acknowledgement letters
  • Oversee record keeping/files/correspondence for all annual donors
  • Coordinate database accuracy with Database Manager
  • Oversee/report monthly status of annual campaign
  • Participate in the creation of the Annual Report
  • Coordinate all Annual Fund social medial posts with Marketing office, portal manager, and Alumnae Relations Coordinator
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel occasionally for events, prospect stewardship and donor solicitations
  • Coordinate with DIA to set dollar, participation and qualitative goals for the annual giving program
  • Assess the program at the end of the year and lead annual planning
  • Manage Annual Fund volunteer organization, including recruitment, management and training
  • Build relationships with constituents and personally solicit an assigned pool of prospects as appropriate
  • Utilize Raiser's Edge to track visits, produce contact notes and conduct appropriate follow up.
  • Analyze the results of the Annual Fund by tracking progress from year-to-year and generate reports and statistics for biweekly Advancement staff meetings
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Annual Day of Giving in November
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the DIA.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of relevant experience in a development-related role in an educational environment, ideally in an independent school
  • Proficient in Zoom and Google platforms (Meet, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.)
  • Program/project management experience
  • A highly organized, detail-oriented person with a self-directed mindset
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills as well as receptive listening skills
  • Strong understanding and use of social media platforms
  • Strong knowledge of Raiser's Edge donor management software preferred (or a similar platform)
  • Direct experience managing volunteers
  • Proven track record managing an annual campaign
  • Strong sense of fundraising ethics and practices, and respect for confidentiality of donor information
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and empathetic approach
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative environment and work closely with colleague, parents and alumnae
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach and a sense of humor

Please send a letter of interest, resume and a list of three reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Victor D'Ascenzo, Director of Institutional Advancement, at victor.dascenzo@shabrynmawr.org. Please include the position title in the subject line. 

 

Music Instructor

Job Description
Sacred Heart is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic music educator to teach both instrumental and voice classes, as well as music theory, in Lower, Middle and Upper School for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Applicants must have strong accompaniment and conducting skills. Applicants should be familiar with Catholic liturgies and have experience preparing students for annual Christmas and spring concerts. The ideal candidate should be a musician, not just a music educator. He or she should be open to working with teachers and administrators on various events throughout the school year. The position includes some evening and weekend events.

The candidate will show empathy and a passion to work with girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. The selected candidate will participate in the life of the school in many ways. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, the candidate should model these values.

Qualifications

  • Passion for music education and for girls education
  • Ability to design and facilitate music curriculum for Lower, Middle and Upper School
  • Strong accompaniment and conducting skills
  • Excellent communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in music education, music performance, or music. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Experience teaching choral and instrumental music
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google and more.
  • Experience with music technology, musical equipment and sound systems is preferred
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design and implement Music curricula
  • Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics, at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org

 

Theology Instructor

Job Description
Sacred Heart is seeking a dynamic Upper and Middle School Theology Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The position includes teaching five sections of Upper and Middle School theology as well as planning for retreats and prayer services. Instructors must model an active Catholic faith. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching Upper School theology 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 in both Middle and Upper School. 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. The candidate will participate in the life of the Upper School by serving as an advisor, and leading a club or coaching a sports team. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

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 Theology teaching experience preferred.
● Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems,
Google, and more
● Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement Theology curricula
● Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency

Please send a letter and resume to Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org.

Upper School History Instructor

Job Description

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. The candidate will work closely with the English teacher as part of Sacred Heart’s Integrated Humanities program.

The candidate will participate in the life of the Upper School by serving as an advisor, and leading a club  or coaching a sports team. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

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 required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior history teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula
  • Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency 

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics, at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org

Upper School Spanish Instructor

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, energetic, collaborative, and experienced upper school Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022  academic school year. Candidates should feel comfortable teaching a variety of course levels and possess strong differentiation experience and skill. 

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching a variety of upper school Spanish classes. 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
  • 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 Spanish or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior Spanish teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • PA teaching certification in Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
  • Ability to teach virtually using Google Meet, school portal and other online platforms
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement world language curricula
  • Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics at Cara.Saraco@shabrynmawr.org. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.shabrynmawr.org.

High School JV Volleyball Coach

Sacred Heart Academy is seeking a high school Junior Varsity volleyball coach, starting August 16, 2021.  Please contact Cindy Shay, Athletic Director, at Cindy.Shay@shabrynmawr.org for more information or to apply.