Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st St | New York, NY | Middle School Administrative Dean with Learning Specialist Responsibilities

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 Administrative Dean with Learning Specialist Responsibilities
Full time
Beginning August 25, 2022 
Convent of the Sacred Heart, seeks a Middle School Administrative Dean with Learning Specialist or similar teaching experience.
Sacred Heart seeks an experienced candidate who has strong teaching, academic, administrative, and interpersonal skills. The Middle School Administrative Dean works with the Head of Middle School to ensure that the Goals and Criteria of the Convent of the Sacred Heart are implemented for the education of the whole child.
  • An understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart as well as the ability to articulate them
  • Knowledge of Early Adolescence Education (5-8)
  • Masters Degree in Education (Learning Disabilities preferred)
  • Five or more years of experience working in schools
  • Administrative experience
  • Knowledge and/or work with special education/learning support programs
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently as needed
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and revising skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Extremely detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work during the summer (6 week summer, 1 week Christmas, and 1 week Spring Break)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Teach a Language Workshop Class 
  • Collaborate with the MS Head, MS Academic and MS Dean of Students
  • Onboard and manage substitute teachers in the Middle School School; occasionally substitute in classes 
  • Collaborate with the MS Head and Deans in onboarding new teachers
  • Collaborate with the MS Head in creating a schedule that is reflective of curricular priorities and meets the developmental needs of Middle School students
  • Plan and communicate information on Middle School student, teacher, and parent events
  • Review and edit materials for families submitted by teachers through our ON Suite system, such as Class Enrollment and Progress Reports
  • Collaborate with the Academic Dean with the preparation and administration of all standardized testing
  • Coordinate the distribution and maintenance of student lockers
  • Monitor student behavior during lunch duty daily 
  • Maintain an active role on the Middle School Student activities as an advisor, trip chaperone including overnight trips, and participate in Admissions events
  • Maintain and coordinate bulletin boards with faculty
  • Manage lost and found items with Dean of Students and coordinate donation items 
  • Support faculty with book ordering
  • Collaborate with Deans in organizing, booking, and submitting payments for field trips
  • Oversee after school elective program
  • Collect and check in on summer work teacher requests (number of desks, etc)
  • Collaborate with the Middle School Head and MS Deans in other responsibilities as needed

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.