Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, 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.
The Upper School seeks an experienced Dean of Studies Full Time Beginning August 2021
Reports to: Head of the Upper School FLSA: Exempt Date Posted: February 17, 2021
The academic dean reports to the head of the upper school. In collaboration with the division head, the dean is responsible for ensuring that the academic program and activities are congruent with the school’s mission statement and facilitating dialogue that deals with both routine school matters and innovations to improve and move the program forward.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Manage the daily operation of the division’s academic day-to-day operation: managing grade-level test calendar; scheduling of students; scheduling exams and standardized testing; monitoring student academic progress; designing interventions to address student academic emergencies.
Observe and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; help supervise the teaching process and help review and evaluate academic programs.
Serve as a member of the US Support Team and Curriculum Committee and make suggestions for improvements to school policies, systems, and procedures.
Provide for the academic guidance of students; maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Prepare a master schedule and assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.
Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment.
Assist with the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school; assist in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs; assist in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events; keep constituents within the community apprised of various school programs and activities.
Help establish programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of all classroom teachers, to ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies.
Teach a class.
Synthesize information about standardized test scores and review results and trends with faculty and administration. Examine in relation to Sacred Heart grade distribution and use information to suggest modifications to US program, instruction, assessment, test prep, etc.
Ability and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances (comfortable in-person and virtual platforms as well as occasionally supporting in coverage across grade levels).
Maintain congruence between the school and the mission as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart schools.
Performs other duties as assigned by and in support of the division head or head of school.
Minimum of 7 years Upper School teaching/administration experience
Strong peer leadership and communication skills
Familiarity with school administration systems, procedures, and practices
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Internal Number: 1235
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.