Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st St | New York, NY | Upper School Spanish Teacher 22-23

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 Spanish Teacher
Late August 2022
Position: Upper School Spanish Teacher
Reports to: Upper School Division Head
FLSA: Exempt, full-time
World Language teachers at Sacred Heart are passionate educators who inspire students to reach their full potential. Our curriculum encompasses language proficiency, as well as cultural awareness, stressing the importance of precision to achieve fluency, and ultimately to become active, multilingual citizens of the 21st century.
  • Teach four classes, from Spanish I to Advanced, standard and honors alike
  • 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 World Languages Department on innovative curriculum development and assessment
  • Attend department and faculty meetings
  • Advise 8 to 10 Upper School students
  • Participate actively in the life of the school community, which includes assuming at least one additional responsibility outside of the classroom. Other school duties as required as a member of the upper school community
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and schedules including remote learning
Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in Spanish teaching or Spanish studies strongly preferred
  • Previous teaching experience at the secondary level; preference will be given to candidates who can also teach French
  • S/he will have a passion for the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking world, as well as for interacting with high school-aged students, in and outside of the classroom
  • Commitment to using innovative teaching practices and technology to enhance instruction
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Proficient with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communications skills
  • Positive team player with a desire to contribute and share your gifts and talents with the students and administration of the school
  • Experience with Google and Smartboard platforms

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.