Director of Student Services | Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart | IL

Josephinum is a college-preparatory high school and a proud member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Our mission is to empower young women to become confident, faith-filled leaders. We offer a world-class curriculum, designed to prepare students to be successful at college and in life.

In January 2016, Josephinum was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and the Class of 2018 was the first cohort to be fully immersed in the IB curriculum. In the years to follow, all Josephinum students will have the opportunity to pursue the prestigious IB Diploma.

The IB program, combined with Josephinum’s diverse community and international relationships through the Sacred Heart Network, provides our students with a unique and powerful opportunity to develop a global perspective and hone the skills that are demanded by our rapidly changing world.

As a Sacred Heart School, Josephinum measures its success one student at a time, and we seek to provide an education that meets the needs of the whole child. Our small class sizes and exceptional faculty focus on understanding the unique educational needs of each student, helping her to discover her unique gifts and fostering a passion for excellence in education, service, and faith.
Date Posted: 3/13/19

Date Accepting Applications Through: 6/30/19

Job Title: Director of Student Services

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Job Description 
Josephinum Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced educational leader to be our Director of Student Services. This position reports directly to the Principal and is a member of the Principal’s Leadership Team. His/her primary task is to promote the success of students through the leadership of the Student Services Department, which provides personal, academic, and college counseling. He/she is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive support program to ensure student success in school, college, and life. His/her duties include serving as professional school/college counselor, as well as managing a department that includes school counselors, a social worker, Title educators, counseling interns, and volunteers.

The ideal candidate holds an advanced degree in School Counseling with state certification. S/he has significant educational experience serving a diverse student body, at least 3-5 years of school and college counseling experience with first-generation students, strong interpersonal skills, and management/leadership experience. S/he has a deep understanding of school organizations, possesses strong skills of communication and creativity, and is committed to giving life to the school’s mission. Spanish speaking is preferred. 

How to Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs[@]
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.