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:

Middle School Director

Job Description

The Middle School Director has a critical role in the leadership of the Middle School to facilitate student success academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.  The Director will be expected to run effectively the day-to-day operations as well as set and implement goals and objectives needed for student and institutional success. Frequent and consistent communication with all members of the Sacred Heart community is of paramount importance. The Director will serve on the school’s leadership team and will work collaboratively with all school administrators to advance the institution. The Director reports to the Head of School. The Director should embody, manifest and advocate the mission of the school as presented in the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Middle School Director:

  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Director of Studies and the School Counselor to lead and direct the Middle School. While the Director will be primarily focused on student life, the position requires a team player who will work collaboratively to manage and serve both the academic needs and the student life of the school.
  • Focuses on student life in the school; managing activities including, but not limited to, Student Council, dances, clubs and class activities.
  • Coordinates co-curricular/extra-curricular activities. Plans or assists with organizing assembly programs, retreats and special activities.
  • Supports the spiritual life of the school, planning liturgies as well as reflections among other activities.
  • Oversees student conduct and maintains student discipline; addresses rule infractions; educates students, parents and faculty about school uniform expectations; maintains correspondence with parents and concerned parties.
  • Serves on the school’s administrative team that coordinates all-school activities as well as Upper School activities throughout the year.
  • Facilitates communication among faculty, students and parents, including a weekly e-newsletter.
  • Ensures the health and safety of students on campus.
  • Prepares and maintains the student life budget for the Middle School.
  • Develops and implements the Student Handbook.
  • Serves on the Middle School Admissions Committee and develops strategies to recruit and to ensure retention of students.
  • Coordinates new student orientation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education or school administration preferred
  • Five to seven years’ experience as a lead teacher; two to three years’ experience as an administrative leader, preferably in independent schools
  • Proven success at working collaboratively in educational leadership
  • Dynamic educator with a solid understanding of the developmental and curricular needs of Middle School girls
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Strategic thinker and empathetic problem solver
  • Technologically savvy; strong time management skills
  • Possesses a good sense of humor, even temperament, sensitive to students’ needs but with a good sense of boundaries
  • Approachable, collaborative, inclusive in style
  • An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of Sacred Heart Academy

Salary/Benefits:

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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Cryor, Head of School at Deirdre.Cryor@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. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.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.

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

Fall 2019
High School JV Field Hockey Coach for August, 2019
High School Golf Coach for August, 2019

Contact:

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