Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at CDSSH.

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart 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.

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, known as Sacred Heart, 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 EdgeCoordinate 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 Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.
  • 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 Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Salary/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, salaried position with benefits. Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:

Mrs. Betsy Moore
Betsy.Moore@cdssh.org
Fax: 610-527-0942

Math Instructor, Middle and Upper Schools

Job Description

The primary teaching responsibilities for this position focus on middle school students. The position also includes Algebra and Geometry for Upper School students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior teaching experience preferred. Student teaching experience will be considered
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, graphing calculators, and various Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven ability to engage female students in meaningful classroom activities that ignite a love of math
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Please send a letter and resume; applications will be accepted through May 26, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Betsy Moore, Assistant to the Head of School, at betsy.moore@cdssh.org.

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Math Instructor, Upper School

Job Description

Teaching responsibilities for this position includes upper level math for high school students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior teaching experience preferred. Student teaching experience will be considered
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, graphing calculators, and various Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven ability to engage female students in meaningful classroom activities that ignite a love of math
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Please send a letter and resume; applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Betsy Moore, Assistant to the Head of School, at betsy.moore@cdssh.org.

Director of Studies

Job Description

The Director of Studies will be a strategic thought-partner, a member of the administrative team of the school, and will report to the Head of School. The Director of Studies serves as the academic leader of the school, provides leadership to the faculty and manages the processes by which instruction is administered to students. The Director of Studies works most closely with grades 5 through 12.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Studies will:

  • Maintain congruency between the school’s mission and all academic activities.
  • Ensure horizontal and vertical alignment of the curriculum.
  • Coordinate alignment of curriculum and instruction.
  • Cultivate a robust academic environment.
  • Manage academic operations:
  • Develop the school’s master class schedule (Blackbaud), exam and standardized testing schedules (including APs), and daily scheduling of students.
  • Monitor student academic progress and provide for the academic guidance of students.
  • Maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee report cards.
  • Oversee the grading and reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
  • Maintain regular communication with parents.
  • Plan Honor Assemblies and parent programs.
  • Develop and implement educational action plans for students requiring accommodations.
  • Manage and lead professional development program for all faculty.
  • Observe, supervise and evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum:
  • Oversee the teaching process, and review and evaluate academic programs.
  • Stay current on and model research-based instructional strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers to integrate educational initiatives and resources.
  • Make recommendations to the Head of School regarding faculty recruitment and development, hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
  • Establish and manage programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of all teachers and for the evaluation of classroom teachers.
  • Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
  • Conduct regular meetings with faculty and department chairs, for discussion of both routine school matters and the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and other regulatory agencies; maintain the educational standards of the school to satisfy accrediting bodies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in educational administration/curriculum, or a related field.
  • Educational professional with at least five years’ experience teaching or administration.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud Education Edge a plus.
  • Exceptional administrative, management, and leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all constituencies, including administration, faculty, parents and students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced school environment.
  • An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Please send a letter and resume; applications will be accepted through June 1, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Betsy Moore, Assistant to the Head of School, at betsy.moore@cdssh.org.

More Information

Salary/Benefits:

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

Athletic

High School varsity golf coach for the 2017 fall season.

Start date: August 14,2017
End date: Week of Oct. 6,2017

Contact Cindy Shay, Director of Athletics:
Cindy Shay, Director of Athletics
cindy.shay@cdssh.org
or call 610-527-3915

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