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Josephinum is a college-preparatory high school and a proud member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Our mission is to empower young women to become confident, faith-filled leaders. We offer a world-class curriculum, designed to prepare students to be successful at college and in life.

In January 2016, Josephinum was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and the Class of 2018 was the first cohort to be fully immersed in the IB curriculum. In the years to follow, all Josephinum students will have the opportunity to pursue the prestigious IB Diploma.

The IB program, combined with Josephinum’s diverse community and international relationships through the Sacred Heart Network, provides our students with a unique and powerful opportunity to develop a global perspective and hone the skills that are demanded by our rapidly changing world.

As a Sacred Heart School, Josephinum measures its success one student at a time, and we seek to provide an education that meets the needs of the whole child. Our small class sizes and exceptional faculty focus on understanding the unique educational needs of each student, helping her to discover her unique gifts and fostering a passion for excellence in education, service, and faith.

Student Life, Events and Scholarships Coordinator

Job Description:

The Student Life, Events and Scholarship coordinator reports to, and is directly accountable to, the Principal, and serves as a member of the Principal's Team as well as the President's Docket. His/Her responsibilities include: the formation and promotion of a positive school culture and the effective implementation of the school's events and scholarships through effective and efficient organization and communications.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Implements the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred heart education.
  • Models the mission and vision of Josephinum Academy.
  • Establishes a school culture conducive to the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of its members.
  • Develops and refines organization and communication processes across the school to fulfill scholarships and school-wide events.
  • Works closely with Principal and President to develop organizational framework of school using technology.

Culture/Program Development Responsibilities

  • Implements, refines, and leads through a model that is congruent with Goals and Criteria.
  • Develops and implements student programs designed to build a sense of community, while educating students on the culture, policies, and norms of the school.
  • Establishes metrics of success for, and evaluates, the student program and events at Josephinum.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Develops framework with departments across the school to plan and fulfill events and scholarships.
  • Uses technology format to develop consistent and efficient communications calendar and processes with school-wide team. Trains team as needed.
  • Proposes and manages student life budget in conjunction with Principal. Gives input and supports budget and planning for scholarships and events with Administrative team.
  • Updates student/parent handbook, as well as the school's Crisis Management Plan with appropriate changes. Works with Principal to determine other necessary processes and protocols.

Responsibilities pertaining to:

A. Students

  • Oversees the effective implementation of the school's policies/procedures:
    • Aides in the selection of student/athlete of the month.
    • Assigns and implements students' participation in school activities and programs.
    • Monitors student involvement throughout the school, including being present in the halls during change of classes, attending meetings and events.

B. Parents

  • Manages schedule and calendar to be able to communicate openly and respectfully with parents and families.
  • Creates opportunities for parental involvement:
    • In conjunction with the Principal, develops and oversees the Josephinum Parent Association.
    • Coordinates parental involvement in extracurricular events.
    • Works closely with Enrollment Management, Marketing and Development to engage and communicate with parents and constituents.

C. Faculty/Staff

  • Collaborates with front office staff to coordinate and manage the logistics of special activities such as field trips, picture day, retreats, etc.
  • Collaborates with counselors, faculty and staff in the organization of Spirit Week, Conge, school dances, Prom and school assemblies.
  • Collaborates with Real World Learning and Campus Ministry leaders to ensure the success of student participation and scheduling needs.
  • Works with Enrollment Management and Marketing to identify and fulfill on student family scholarship requirements and recruitment and retention needs.
  • Works with Development to identify student participation with events and programs.
  • Develops process and protocols with the President and Principal to increase communication and organization of events and scholarships using technology, process and communications.



  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Masters degree strongly preferred


  • Teaching experience at the middle or high school level
  • Experience working with divers student populations
  • Experience with technology applications

Skills and Attributes:

  • Belief in, and alignment with, Josephinum Academy's mission and charism of Sacred Heart education.
  • A track record of collaboration, facilitation, team-building and results.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Patience and excellent listening skills.


Please email the following to jobs@josephinum.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two current references

School Counselor

Full-Time Employee

Start Date: August 12, 2019

Job Description

The school counselor provides support services to students of Josephinum Academy through social/emotional, academic and career counseling. The counselor acts as an advocate for students’ well-being and serves as a valuable resource for their educational advancements in the International Baccalaureate program. The school counselor is responsible for providing direct counseling services, building and implementing group counseling curriculum, as well as developing and administering preventative programming. The school counselor must be willing to meet the needs of one's own professional development. Please see below for specific responsibilities of a school counselor at Josephinum Academy.


  • Implement Social/Emotional Curriculum in accordance with ASCA standards.
  • Provide brief individual counseling or group counseling for students in need of social/emotional support.
  • Assist in peer mediations and crisis management.
  • Allow for consultation with teachers, administration and parents when necessary.
  • Participate in student staffings at school and in hospital settings on an as needed basis.
  • Provide outside resources for students for additional support, as well as act as liaison between school and outside agencies that serve our students socially and emotionally.
  • Assess social/emotional needs of students.
  • Provide professional development to staff and faculty as needed.
  • Promote Josephinum Academy as a safe haven for the students.


  • Monitor academic progress, attendance, and behavioral concerns.
  • Be able to complete credit checks for graduation requirements and create individual schedules for students.
  • Attend and be an active participant in academic staffings for students.
  • Communicate with parents about their student's academic successes and challenges.
  • Provide academic advising in coordination with Dean of Curriculum & Instruction.
  • Assist Student Services Department in Fall, Spring testing as well as proctoring the ACT and SAT at Josephinum.
  • Interpret data received from Explore, Plan, Pre ACT, ACT and SAT Tests.


  • Assist in comprehensive college planning across 4 years.
  • Be familiar with and utilize Naviance and eDocs for all college application purposes.
  • Be comfortable using information available on PowerSchool and adding data to it as needed.
  • Assist in data entry of statistical information including demographics, college, scholarship and testing information.
  • Serve as College Preparatory instructor and implement the curriculum which is delivered to the Junior class and supplemented through Schoology.
  • Educate students and parents about colleges, the admission process, financial aid and help families and students choose a school that fits their needs and interests.
  • Meet with college admissions representatives and facilitate meetings between the colleges and students.
  • Be able to write letters of recommendations and assist faculty in formulating insightful letters of recommendation.
  • Make available informational presentations to parents.

Qualifications and Key Attributes

  • Master’s Degree in School Counseling
  • 3 years of school counseling experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in and English
  • Professional Educator’s License- PEL (preferred)
  • IB experience (preferred)
  • Spanish speaking (preferred)


Please email the following to jobs@josephinum.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two current references

Part-Time Science Teacher

Part-Time Employee

Start Date: August 12, 2019

Job Function

He/she is responsible for teaching Science for the 2019-2020 school year.


  • To work with the adminstration in implementing the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education.
    • Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to:
      1. A personal and active faith in God
      2. A deep respect for intellectual values
      3. A social awareness which impels to action
      4. The building of community as a Christian value
      5. Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
  • Develop curricula and plan instructional lessons for Integrated Science and Chemistry in collaboration with the Science Department
  • To assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
  • Develop common assessments, both formative and summative, that measure progress towards the academic standards
  • Ensure that students master grade-level standards
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Incorporate a variety of instructional strategies aimed at keeping classes focused from bell to bell and infusing a lasting desire to learn
  • To participate in school activities, faculty and department meetings, in-service programs, parent-teacher conferences sand other extra-curricular activities, as requested or approved
  • To implement school-wide policies, inside and outside the classroom, consistently with all students
  • To actively pursue one's own professional development
  • To integrate technology effectively into the curriculum
  • To be a flexible and cooperative member of the Science Department, willing to collaborate on departmental goals
  • To be in school by 7:40 a.m. and remain until 3.55 p.m. unless special arrangements for different departure and/or arrival times are amended, with written permission, from the Principal. It is the responsibility of all faculty, however, to make her/himself available for any meetings, staffings or other required school-related activities that fall before or after the designated school hours. Please note that these school-related activities always take precedence over privately arranged appointments.

Qualifications and Key Attributes

  • Bachelor's degree (Science and/or Science Education)
  • 3 years teaching experience is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Native speaker (preferred)
  • IB experience (preferred)


Please email the following to jobs@josephinum.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two current references

Josephinum Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, legal status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Patti Tuomey
(773) 292-3964 x223

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

1501 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 276-1261
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