Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st St | New York, NY | Physical Education/Assistant Swim Teacher

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.

Physical Education/Assistant Swim Teacher, Link to Apply:
Physical Education/Assistant Swim Teacher
Beginning August 25, 2022

Position: Physical Education Teacher/Assistant Swim Teacher
Reports to: Head of Athletics and Wellness, Physical Education Department Chair
FLSA: Exempt
Date Posted: January 13, 2022
Start Date: August 25, 2022

The Physical Education/Assistant Swim Teacher primarily works in the 55,000 ft2 Athletics and Wellness Center located at 406 East 91st Street as a part of the school’s Physical Education Team. He/she has primary responsibilities for the instruction of a quality physical education program (including land and aquatics based activities) to serve the Sacred Heart students.

  • Plan and instruct land-based physical education classes for PreK-12 students emphasizing safety, fun and skill development.
  • Assist with introductory water safety and aquatics lessons for children PreK – 4th grade.
  • Supervise assistant teacher when teaching lower school land-based PE classes.
  • Evaluate and assess student performance in physical education classes.
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents about student progress.
  • Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum design and program development.
  • Participate actively in the school community, which includes coaching a minimum of two seasons with the Athletics department.

PE Teacher Job Description:
  • Maintain good professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
  • Commit to personal growth through active participation in professional development.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years relevant teaching experience, with a proven history across different age ranges as well as both on land and in the water.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification or similar qualification, or a willingness to complete this certification prior to employment.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid, with instructor certification a plus.
  • A record of integrity and the ability to inspire students and athletes to perform at a high level.
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Strong leadership, motivational, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy and technological proficiency.
  • Effective classroom management skills.
  • True passion for teaching.
Strongly preferred:
  • Experience with a broad range of physical education classes including team sports, strength and conditioning, dance/rhythm and yoga.
  • Experience playing and/or coaching a team sport at the high school level; playing and/or coaching at the college level preferred.
This position may require the ability to occasionally lift or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

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.
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.