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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.

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.

Current Job Openings

Admissions Director

JOB FUNCTION

The Director of Admissions is directly accountable to the Head of Advancement and is a member of the Core Administrative Team. The Director is responsible for developing and executing recruitment plans to increase enrollment, raising awareness, and strengthen the relationship with feeder schools and organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director works to implement the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education. S/he is responsible for:

● Direct and steward the admissions process from point of inquiry through the student’s entry into the school community

● Serve as an administrative liaison to families and feeder schools/organizations

● Coordinate and participate in all events that market Josephinum Academy to prospective students and their families, primarily through school visits, fairs, tours, shadow days and open houses and school events

● Strategize and implement recruitment process for internal families and prospective students and families

● Support the Head of Advancement in the establishment and execution of admissions strategies through the evaluation of trends, critical measurements and partnerships. Adhering to the values, policies, and procedures set by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister of Christian Charities, and the Sacred Heart Network and the Board of Directors

● Monitor and maintain applicant files and the admissions database

● Supervise all admission assessments and stewarding an admissions process in collaboration with the Admissions Committee

● Support prospective families through the financial aid/scholarship processes and making financial aid/scholarship decisions in collaboration with the Financial Aid/Scholarships Committee

● Prepare and maintain statistics regarding enrollment, geographical distribution of students, student diversity, and attrition. Make recommendations to the Head of Advancement and President

● Coordinate and participate in all recruitment communication efforts that connect Josephinum to prospective families: advertising, direct mail, Internet web page, etc.

● Develop and steward good relationships with outside institutions or groups (schools, libraries, civic associations, nursery schools, real estate agencies, etc.) that can be helpful in attracting Josephinum students

● Develop and implement an annual recruitment plan that correlates with a recommended department budget

● Supervise the Admissions Office Staff/Volunteers, works with the school team to communicate admissions efforts internally

● Prepare reports as required by the Principal, President, and Head of Advancement

● Represent the Academy at professional associations and conferences

● Attend school special events to further relations with key constituents for the Academy

● Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Advancement

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

● 5+ years of professional experience in education, admissions, or a related field

● Bilingual: English and Spanish

● Marketing sensibility, preference for proven outreach and recruitment campaigns

● Thoughtful judgment and effective interpersonal skills

● Excellent skills in oral and written communications

● Strong management and organization skills

● Experience in an admissions capacity within the Archdiocese of Chicago or Sacred Heart Network is a plus

● Knowledgeable of International Baccalaureate learning programs is a plus

● Ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school

● Flexibility in adapting to change

● Demonstrate excellence in communication both verbal and written with individuals and groups of people

● Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills

● Able to maintain a results-oriented mindset to effectively work with people at all levels

● Comfort with the technologies that support student record management, analytical reporting and marketing/communications

● Ability to develop strong relationships with various school constituent groups

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org. Please apply no later than July 31, 2019 for this position.

Athletic Director

JOB FUNCTION

The Athletic Director is directly accountable to the principal and serves as a member of the Principal’s Team. His/Her responsibilities include: the implementation of a comprehensive health and wellness plan, the formation and promotion of a healthy school culture, and the implementation and oversight of the school’s athletics program.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education.
  • Models the mission and vision of Josephinum Academy and the IBO.
  • Establishes a school culture conducive to the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of its members.
  • Develops and refines a holistic health and wellness plan, rooted in a commitment to the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical health of our community.
  • Models the practices a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

CULTURE/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Articulates the school’s health and wellness program, as well as a vision for a healthy community.
  • Designs and implements health and wellness policies that directly support the initiatives of the health and wellness program.
  • Articulates the vision for the Josephinum athletics program.
  • Develops and implements an athletic program designed to build a sense of community among the student athletes, as well as a commitment to personal growth.
  • Implements, refines, and enforces athletic policies congruent with Goal 4 and Goal 5.
  • Establishes metrics of success for, and evaluates, the school’s health and wellness and athletics programs.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the implementation of the school’s athletic programs.
    • Actively participating in league meetings to ensure proper compliance
    • Schedule try-outs, practices, and game, in accordance with league rules
    • Purchasing and maintaining equipment and uniforms
    • Supervising all home games
    • Hiring and maintaining a positive relationship with all athletic coaches and officials
  • Maintains appropriate student information- medical records, athletic conduct codes, parent agreements, etc.
  • Analyzes health and wellness/athletics data to influence the development of a comprehensive health and wellness plan.
  • Plans and supervises major health wellness/athletic events such as: Pep Rallies, Homecoming games, Athletics banquet, etc.
  • Takes an active role in developing and executing sports/wellness-related recruitment and community events and activities such as summer sports camps and Jo Jamboree.
  • Manages a balanced budget.
  • Updates student/parent handbook, as well as the school’s Crisis Management Plan with appropriate changes.
  • Works in conjunction with the Health and Wellness Coordinator to implement the health and wellness curriculum.
  • Works in conjunction with Building Operations to coordinate facilities rentals (softball field, gym, other), to manage schedules and ensure secure building access by rental partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES PERTAINING TO:

A.Students

  • Clearly articulates the health and wellness/athletic programs, requirements, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Clearly articulates, and enforces, the rules outlined in athletics code of conduct, as well as the consequences for breaking such rules.
  • Monitors students’ health and wellness progress, and updates them about new health and wellness/athletic opportunities.
  • Encourages students to participate in health and wellness/athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  • Prepare curriculum and conduct instruction in Physical Education.

B. Parents

  • Clearly articulates the health and wellness/athletic programs, requirements, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Communicates openly and respectfully with parents regarding student health wellness/athletic progress
  • Creates opportunities for parental involvement:
    • Establishes and oversees the Josephinum Academy Parents Athletic Association
    • Secures donations from families for concessions, banquets, etc.
    • Coordinates parental involvement in extracurricular events

C. Faculty/Staff

  • Collaborates with front office staff to coordinate and manage the logistics of special events such as pep rallies, the athletics banquet, all-school health initiatives.
  • Collaborates with counselors and dean of student life to ensure the social/emotional/physical success of students.
  • Recruits, trains and supports, and evaluates team coaches.
  • Recruits, trains, supports, and evaluates potential partner organizations such as Between Friends and the YES! Program, and the volunteer Yoga teachers.
  • Recruits, trains, supports, and evaluates school nurse/health care professionals.
  • Collaborates with faculty in the organization of extracurricular activities
  • Collaborates with the Principal’s Team in the organization of spirit week, Conge, school dances, Prom, and school assemblies

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org.

Dean of Student Life

JOB FUNCTION

The Dean of Student Life is directly accountable to the principal, and serves as a member of the Principal’s Team. His/Her responsibilities include: the formation and promotion of a positive school culture and the effective implementation of the school’s behavior management policies and procedures.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
The Department Head:

  • Models the mission and vision of Josephinum Academy and the IBO.
  • Establishes a school culture conducive to the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of its members.
  • Develops and refines attendance, discipline, and safety policies that promote a positive school culture, rooted in a commitment to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
  • Models the practices of restorative justice.

CULTURE/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
The Department Head:

  • Develops and implements student orientation programs designed to build a sense of community among the incoming class, while educating them on the culture, policies, and norms of the school.
  • Establishes metrics of success for, and evaluates, the student life program at Josephinum.
  • Implements, refines, and enforces a behavior management model that is congruent with Goal 5 and restorative justice practices

    ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Department Head:

    • Supervises the maintenance of student attendance records.
    • Plans and supervises emergency drills (fire, severe weather, bus evacuation and lockdown) and maintains appropriate records.
    • Proposes and manages student life budget.
    • Updates student/parent handbook, as well as the school’s Crisis Management Plan with appropriate changes.
    • Maintains discipline records. Compiles information from student referral incidents, categorizes and analyzes this information, and uses the data to inform/refine existing policies/practices.

    RESPONSIBILITIES PERTAINING TO:

    A. Students

    • Clearly articulates the rules outlined in the discipline handbook, as well as the consequences for breaking such rules.
    • Oversees the effective implementation of the school’s Behavior Management policies/procedures:
      • Aids in the selection of student/athlete of the month
      • Monitors students’ attendance and mediates when attendance issues arise.
      • Assigns and enforces the completion of consequences for poor student behavior/conduct
      • Monitors student movements throughout the building, including being present in the halls during change of classes.
      • Mediates student conflict to help find peaceful resolution.
      • Recommends the dismissal of students

    B. Parents

    • Communicates openly and respectfully with parents regarding student behavior
    • Creates opportunities for parental involvement:
      • In conjunction with the principal, oversees the Josephinum Parent Association
      • Coordinates parental involvement in extracurricular events

    C. Faculty/Staff

    • Collaborates with front office staff to coordinate and manage the logistics of special events such as field trips, picture day, retreats, etc.
    • Collaborates with counselors to ensure the social/emotional success of students.
    • Oversees the faculty in their responsibility to enforce the rules and regulations of student behavior as contained in the Student Handbook
    • Plans Faculty/Staff in-service programs with the Principal’s Team
    • Organizes and assigns teachers’ duties and responsibilities
    • Collaborates with faculty in the organization of clubs and extracurricular activities
    • Collaborates with the Principal’s Team in the organization of spirit week, Conge, school dances, Prom, and school assemblies
    • Collaborates with Community Service and Campus Ministry leaders to ensure the success of both programs
    • Organizes staffings pertaining to discipline matters
    • Makes recommendations to the principal regarding faculty hiring or non-renewal of employment agreements.

    TO APPLY

    Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org.

    History Teacher

    JOB FUNCTION

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

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To work with the administration 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 US History through History IB levels and Consumer Economics in collaboration with the History Department
    • To assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
    • Develop common assessments, both formative and summative, that measure progress toward 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 and 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 History 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
    • 3 years teaching experience is required
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • IB experience (preferred)

    TO APPLY

    Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org.

    School Counselor

    JOB FUNCTION

    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.

    SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 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.

    ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 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.

    COLLEGE/CAREER RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 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)

    TO APPLY

    Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org.

    Spanish Teacher

    JOB FUNCTION

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

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To work with the administration 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 Spanish 1 through Spanish IB levels in collaboration with the World Language Department
    • To assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
    • Develop common assessments, both formative and summative, that measure progress toward 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 and 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 World Language 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
    • 3 years teaching experience is required
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Native speaker (preferred)
    • IB experience (preferred)

    TO APPLY

    Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org.



    Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

    1501 North Oakley Boulevard
    Chicago, Illinois 60622
    (773) 276-1261
    (773) 292-3963
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