Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st St | New York, NY | Upper School History 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.

Upper School History Teacher
Beginning August 25, 2022
Position:  Upper School History Teacher
Reports to:  Head of the Upper School History & Social Sciences Department Chair
FLSA:  Exempt, full-time
The Upper School is recruiting for a history teacher. History teachers at Sacred Heart aim to broaden understanding, stimulate thoughtful inquiry, and encourage insights into the experiences of all people. Our program provides a rigorous program with high support, using classroom time for discussion of original documents and historiography. We are committed to a global approach at every level, believing that to prepare students for a 21st century world, there needs to be an appreciation of societies across place and time.
  • The teacher will report to the History & Social Sciences Department Head and the Head of the Upper School, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:
  • Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, consulting with them about their writing, and the like), as needed;
  • Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum development, project-based learning, and assessment;
  • Attend department and faculty meetings;
  • Act as an advisor for 8 to 10 Upper School students;
  • Active participation in the life of the school community, which includes assuming at least one additional out-of the classroom duty, such as advising a student club, joining a standing committee, or coaching.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Successful candidates will hold at least a Master’s degree in history or a related field and will have a passion for history and for interacting with high school aged students, in and outside of the classroom.
  • At least five years of prior history or social studies teaching experience at the secondary level is expected; preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the history of the Atlantic world.
  • Interest in and experience with interdisciplinary study and/or teaching will be considered an asset.
  • The candidate should be proficient with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies.
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Commitment to using innovative teaching practices and technology to enhance instruction

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.

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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.