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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

Director of Admissions


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.


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


● 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


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.

JV Volleyball Coach

Reports to: Head Volleyball Coach and Athletic Director

Timeline: August - October, Afterschool/Evenings 3:30 - 6:00pm

Job Function: The Junior Varsity(JV) Volleyball Coach promotes an appreciation of physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The JV Volleyball Coach provides leadership and supervision for team and individual sports, and works closely with the other staff and administration of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart.


  • Helps to coordinate and supervise High School Volleyball program and team.
  • Help students achieve gains in athletic skill and team performance.
  • Design a training program and game program.
  • Responsible for assisting the Head Coach and Athletic Director with scheduling of the following: a. game schedules b. practice schedules c. transportation
  • Attend any meetings requested.
  • Develop team rules, communicate them to the players and their parents, and equitably enforce them.
  • Maintain appropriate notes and stats
  • Keep open and honest communication with coaches, parents, athletes, students, faculty, staff and administration.
  • Ensure that student athletes meet eligibility rules.
  • Ensure that physical evaluation forms and permission forms are properly completed and filed in the Athletic Director's office.
  • Ensure that student athletes adhere to training rules, grade requirements, and rules of behavior.
  • Ensure the continual supervision of student athletes on the court, in conditioning, and in locker and shower rooms.
  • Ensure that health and safety precautions are observed during all activities.
  • Immediately report all major injuries incurred during practice sessions or competition to the Athletic Director and Principal.
  • Ensure proper purchasing, inventory, and care of equipment.
  • Submit a complete team roster to the Athletic Director ten days prior to the first contest. The following items should be included: player's name, year in school, height, weight, and uniform number, where applicable.
  • Submit a written report of team records to the Athletic Director at the close of each season.
  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Obtain advance approval of the Head Coach, Activities Director and Principal for all activities and expenditures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Activities Director, Principal, or other Administrative Staff.
  • Support the value of an education.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university (preferred).
  • Have a valid driver’s license, get approved and be open to drive 15 passenger bus.
  • Desire to continue career improvement.
  • Experience coaching (preferred)
  • Experience playing Volleyball.

Science Teacher - Long Term Substutute

Reports to: Colleen Schrantz, Principal

Time Frame: 2019-2010 School Year

Job Function

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


  • 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 IB Biology, IB Sports and Exercise Science, 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 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 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 English 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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