The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1867, is an independent, Catholic, college-prep institution for girls offering 17 years of instruction for one-year-olds through twelfth grade. Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 25 Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States-Canada sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ).
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a full-time Religion Teacher for Upper and Middle School Religion (Grades 7-10). The Religion Teacher as a full time Upper and Middle School faculty member is directly accountable to the Upper School Division Head. S(he) works with the Division Head, Dean of Students, students and parents to ensure that the spirit and life of the school reflect the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. S(he):
Understands, embraces and implements the school's mission and philosophy as written in the Goals and Criteria; participates in the Christ-centered life of the school; and models the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues and administration.
Works with the Division Heads to execute responsibilities relating to the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom management, student evaluation, grade reporting and parent communication, and to execute responsibilities as outlined by the Division Heads and Department Chair, which contribute to smooth department functioning.
Works with the Division Heads and Deans of Students to execute responsibilities relating to student life programs, extra-academic activities, student discipline and facility use.
Works with the Upper and Middle School Guidance Counselors and Learning Specialists to aid students in achieving their maximum development and growth, both within and beyond the classroom, achieved through observation of students' behavior and needs, consultation with the Counselors, Learning Specialists, Division Heads and other professionals, when indicated.
Works with the College Counselor, as necessary, by providing input on students' character and academic performance, by writing college recommendations and by assisting with standardized testing, as requested.
Attends and participates in the following: chapels, liturgical functions, retreats, faculty/department/in-service meetings, assemblies, parent assemblies, conferences and other school functions, as requested.
Maintains professional currency by ensuring professional certification and actively participating in the professional development program (which includes opportunities for attendance at conferences, workshops and educational meetings, and for advanced degree coursework), and by regular reading of educational journals and discipline-related materials.
Anticipates potential absences, due to illness, family, professional development, etc., and prepares work accordingly, notifying the Division Head in a timely fashion, in order that substitutes are called as needed.
Agrees to fulfill the terms of the contract of employment.
A master’s degree in Religion or a related field
Current certification in the subject area
At least two years of successful experience teaching religion at the middle and/or high school level
Ability to design effective differentiated learning activities
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume and references on ashrosary.org.
Cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for the position.
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. The goal of the Academy of the Sacred Heart is to hire and motivate an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who work together harmoniously toward the common mission.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic, college-prep institution for girls offering 17 years of instruction for toddlers through twelfth grade. Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States-Canada sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ).