Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Middle School Religion Teacher Beginning August 24, 2023
Position: Middle School Religion Teacher Reports to: Middle School Division Head and Religion Department Chairperson FLSA: Exempt, full-time Salary Range: $62,000-$85,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience
The MS Religion teacher will join a highly collaborative and mission centered faculty. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest in middle school education, enthusiastic about teaching, and the ability to relate and communicate effectively and appropriately with middle school female students.
Collaborate with members of the Theology department to share best practices, plan active lessons, and create instructional aids
Teach grades 7 and 8 religion (Church History, Catholic Social Teaching, Morality)
Prepare students in religion class and coordinate Confirmation for Grade 8
Lead grade 7 and 8 retreats
Campus Ministry (Middle School chapel services, masses, and grade level retreats)
Attend department and faculty meetings
Communicate with families through email, phone, and conferences
Support students and division by covering for emergency classroom coverage, other assignments as needed
The MS Religion teacher is actively involved with the Mission and Goals of Sacred Heart education with students and adults alike.
Candidates must be Roman Catholic
MA degree, Religious Studies or Theology preferred
Previous teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of Catholic Church teachings and USCCB guidelines
Commit to addressing social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-racist, anti-bias education in the curriculum through lessons, actions, and discussions
Proficiency and adaptability with instructional technology
Excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills
Positive team player with a desire to contribute and share your gifts and talents with the students and administration of the school.
It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.