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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 Bryn Mawr (SHA) is part of a national network of 25 independent schools located in North America and 150+ Sacred Heart schools worldwide, providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, academic programs, and service opportunities. 

Our Mission

Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate to the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education which unify us with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Opportunities: 

Upper/Middle School Math Teacher (Parental Leave)

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks an Upper/Middle School Math Teacher from late October 2024 through mid-January 2025 (expected). The candidate will teach five sections of Upper/Middle School Math (including Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Statistics & Personal Finance) on a rotating schedule. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching Math courses at the Upper/Middle school level. 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 for working with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (or related field) required; advanced degree preferred

  • Prior Math teaching experience preferred

  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement Math curricula

  • 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 and organization skills

  • A genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment

  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google, and more

  • Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency

  • Commitment to fostering a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student and affirms their individual experience 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Director of Academics Donna Romero (donna.romero@shabrynmawr.org).

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Lower School Assistant Teacher (part-time)

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a Lower School Assistant Teacher who will employ the Responsive Classroom approach to build safe, positive, and inclusive classroom communities. The Lower School Assistant Teacher will nurture close and caring relationships with students and families, and work collaboratively with faculty to help each student meet their greatest potential. The expected time commitment is 4 hours/day.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Lead Teacher on planning curriculum and lessons

  • Plan lessons and facilitate small group learning in partnership with Lead Teacher

  • Assist the Lead Teacher with reviewing completed student work

  • Supervise student transitions within and outside of the classroom 

  • Support the healthy social and emotional development of each child 

  • Develop positive working relationships with students and their families

  • Provide careful supervision of students during snack, recess, and lunch 

  • Help the Lead Teacher set up and maintain the classroom at the start of each day

  • Share responsibility for creating and updating classroom communication

  • Accompany students to “Specials”  classes, etc.

  • Assist the Lead Teacher in preparing for conferences and in writing report cards

  • Attend faculty meetings as needed

  • Participate in extra duties (i.e. recess duty) as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or a related field 

  • A passion for teaching and learning

  • A desire to work with young children 

  • Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community; experience in and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community preferred

  • Appreciation of and commitment to single gender education

  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the SHA community and uphold its Mission including a commitment to the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria

  • Ability to bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Director of Academics Donna Romero (donna.romero@shabrynmawr.org).

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Reading Specialist (part-time)

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a Reading Specialist who will lead the development and support of the literacy program for students in grades K-12 including the administration of assessments and their use in instructional planning, delivery of small group/individualized instruction, sharing of best practices, and enhancing learning opportunities for students and staff. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer and analyze reading skills assessments

  • Develop specialized learning plans for students on an as-needed basis

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group instruction as needed

  • Offer guidance to faculty to help develop or strengthen reading instruction curricula and differentiated student skill groups for small-group instruction

  • Teach academic skills class to Middle School students

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Reading Instruction (or related field)  required, Master’s degree in Reading Instruction preferred

  • Three or more years of experience as a reading specialist, reading teacher and/or elementary school teacher preferred

  • Certification in Wilson or Orton-Gillingham preferred

  • Experience administering and analyzing reading skills assessments

  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, time management, and writing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and make a positive impact on young people

  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff

  • Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community; experience in and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth and development

  • Appreciation of and commitment to single-gender education

  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the SHA community and uphold its Mission including a commitment to the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria

  • Ability to bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Director of Academics Donna Romero at donna.romero@shabrynmawr.org.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Director of Athletics

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Athletics who will be responsible for the leadership, supervision, and coordination of the interscholastic athletics program in the Middle and Upper Schools and will work to advance the school’s athletics program in accordance with its Mission, its strategic priorities, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate is a relational and collaborative leader who demonstrates creative, strategic and critical thinking, cultural competency, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor. This is a full-time, 11-month administrative position.

The Director of Athletics will continually develop, organize, supervise, and evaluate the school’s program of interscholastic athletics for the entire student body. This work will cultivate growth, learning, and engagement of students in the athletics program, support the school’s enrollment, and build a proud, engaged school community. Working across and in collaboration with all departments and divisions, the Director of Athletics will ensure that the athletics program is an integral part of the school’s programming and community as a whole. In addition to overseeing the school’s athletic program, the Director of Athletics will teach Physical Education in the Middle School.

The Director of Athletics will work under the supervision of the Head of School and will contribute to operations and short- and long-range planning for the School. The Director of Athletics will work closely with the Health and Physical Education Department Chair, Athletic Trainer, Division Directors and other members of SHA’s leadership team, students, internal and external coaches, faculty, staff, parents, athletic directors from other league schools, partners, and vendors.

Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 – 7 years of coaching experience is required

  • Experience as an athletic director or assistant athletic director, as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA), or Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) is preferred

  • Active member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of the sports that SHA currently offers

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with students, coaches, colleagues, and parents

  • Demonstrated planning, scheduling, and organizational skills, with attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively collaborate, coordinate, and manage timely and strategic communication with students, parents, colleagues, coaches, other schools, and vendors

  • Demonstrated experience in problem-solving, managing multiple priorities, meeting deadlines, and working independently

  • Proficiency with technology including Google Workspace, Blackbaud, and other key information systems

  • Strong understanding of independent school education, philosophy, and practice and, a commitment to and appreciation for the value of all-girls and K-12 education

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

  • Positive attitude, team mentality,  innovative thinker, student-driven, and coach-focused

All inquiries are confidential, and a review of candidate files will begin immediately. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Athletics Search Committee at admin.opening@shabrynmawr.org

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.

 


Extended Day Program Leader (part-time)

Overview: Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a self-directed, experienced, and energetic Extended Day Program Leader in anticipation of the 2024-2025 school year. This is a part-time position.

Extended Day is the after-school program for SHA students in Kindergarten through Grade Four. This program includes recreational activities and scheduled homework periods. SHA Extended Day program is held Monday through Friday from 3:45-6:00 p.m. The Extended Day Program Leader will supervise students and help with homework, provide snack time, and monitor outside and inside play activities for 3-4 afternoons a week. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

  • Experience working with young children in a recreational and/or educational setting required

  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and make a positive impact on young people

  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff

  • Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community; experience in and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth and development

  • Appreciation of and commitment to single-gender education

  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the SHA community and uphold its Mission including a commitment to the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria

  • Ability to bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Donna Romero, Director of Academics at Donna.Romero@SHABrynMawr.org. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.shabrynmawr.org.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Varsity Volleyball Coach

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a Varsity Volleyball Coach. The 2024 season runs from August 12, 2024 - October 30, 2024. (District playoffs may prolong the season.)

Expectations:

  • Exhibit your expertise in volleyball for grades 9-12

  • Organize a pre-season schedule which runs from 8/12/24-8/30/24

  • Organize practices once school starts from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Be available for all games Monday-Friday and some Saturdays

  • Attend AACA league and PIAA meetings twice a season

  • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and Athletic Trainer 

  • Accompany team to all the away games on the bus

  • Honor SHA policies, procedures, and athletic traditions

  • Commit to fostering a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student and affirms their individual experience 

Interested candidates should contact Director of Athletics Cindy Shay at cindy.shay@shabrynmawr.org.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a Varsity Field Hockey Coach. The 2024 season runs from August 12, 2024 - October 30, 2024. (District playoffs may prolong the season.)

Expectations:

  • Exhibit your expertise in field hockey for grades 9-12

  • Organize a pre-season schedule which runs from 8/12/24-8/30/24

  • Organize practices once school starts from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Be available for all games Monday-Friday and some Saturdays

  • Attend AACA league and PIAA meetings twice a season

  • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and Athletic Trainer 

  • Accompany team to all the away games on the bus

  • Honor SHA policies, procedures, and athletic traditions

  • Commit to fostering a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student and affirms their individual experience 

Interested candidates should contact Director of Athletics Cindy Shay at cindy.shay@shabrynmawr.org.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.