Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st St | New York, NY | Physical Education 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.

Physical Education Teacher
Beginning August 25, 2022
Position: Physical Education Teacher
Reports to: Head of Athletics and Wellness, Physical Education Department Chair
FLSA: Exempt
Date Posted: July 19, 2022
Start Date: August 25, 2022

The Physical Education Teacher primarily works in the 55,000 ft2 Athletics and Wellness Center located at 406 East 91st Street as a part of the school’s Physical Education Team. He/she has primary responsibilities for the instruction of a quality physical education program to serve the Sacred Heart students.

  • Plan and instruct high-quality land-based physical education classes for PreK-12 students emphasizing safety, fun, and skill development.
  • Supervise assistant teacher when teaching lower school land-based PE classes.
  • Evaluate and assess student performance in physical education classes.
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents about student progress.
  • Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum design and program development.
  • Participate actively in the school community, which includes coaching a minimum of two seasons with the Athletics department.
  • ​Maintain good professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
  • Commit to personal growth through active participation in professional development.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Three years of relevant teaching experience, with a proven history across different age ranges
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid, with instructor certification a plus
  • A record of integrity and the ability to inspire students and athletes to perform at a high level
  • Strong leadership, motivational, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-racist, anti-bias education
  • Computer literacy and technological proficiency
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • True passion for teaching
  • Broad skill set of different physical education curriculum areas, including a combination of team sports, individual/dual sports, strength, and conditioning, dance/rhythm, and/or yoga.
  • Experience playing and/or coaching a team sport at the high school level; playing and/or coaching at the college level preferred.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification or similar qualification, or a willingness to complete this certification at some point with the goal to eventually assist with introductory water safety and aquatics lessons for children PreK – 4th grade.
  • This position may require the ability to lift or move items weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally.

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.