Convent of the Sacred - 91st St | New York, NY | Middle School English 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.

Middle School English Teacher
Beginning August 25, 2022
Position: Middle School English Teacher
Reports to: Middle School Division Head & Department Chair
FLSA: Exempt, full-time

Convent of the Sacred Heart is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Middle School English teacher. The ideal candidate will have three or more years of teaching experience and have shown a demonstrated interest in middle-school education. This is a full-time school-year position, August through June, beginning late August 2022. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Teaching 7th-grade English (three sections) and 6th-grade English (one section)
  • Providing academic support for students outside of class time
  • Attending department and faculty meetings
  • Serving as a homeroom teacher and in other support roles
  • Leading extracurricular activities and being actively involved in the life of the school
Requirements & Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree in English or a related field required
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy

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.