Sacred Heart Schools, Sheridan Rd | Chicago, IL | Science Instructor (Middle School)

Title: Science Instructor                                                  Classification: Exempt

Department: Middle School                                             Status: Full-Time, 10 Month
School Day: 7:45am – 4:00pm                                          Reports to: Middle School Division Head
School Description
Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community.  The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 25 schools in the United States.  The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities.  With a total enrollment of approximately 650 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
Position Description
Sacred Heart Schools is seeking a Middle School Science Instructor, whose chief responsibility will be to work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education to teach Science within a differentiated classroom.  As a member of the Middle School Faculty, this instructor will act as an advisor as well. 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Background and/or teaching experience in an integrated general science curriculum with focus on group and cooperative learning, wet labs, and hands on learning encompassing the following topics:  life, physical and Earth sciences.
  • Curriculum development and implementation, classroom management (including organization and appearance), student evaluation, grade reporting and parent communication
  • Experience with incorporating additional duties (i.e., playground supervision, lunchroom supervision, etc.)
  • Have a working knowledge of the school technology program, laptops, and software necessary to the implementation of the curriculum
  • Maintaining clear, accurate, up-to-date classroom records including:
    • Curriculum updates
    • Lesson plans
    • Assessments and rubrics
    • Attendance
    • Student Services Team referrals
  • Advisory experience a plus
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Middle School which are subject to change at any time including to satisfy a reasonable accommodation or for other reasons.
Qualities and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred         
  • Science endorsement and/or teaching experience     
  • 2-4 years of relevant classroom experience teaching 6-8 grade
To Apply
Apply directly at the School's website ( in the Career Opportunities section, submitting a cover letter and resume.
Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.
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.