Employment Opportunities

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO. Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

Why a career at the Academy?

Some of the Academy’s benefits:

  • Medical (Academy pays 60% of employee only coverage)
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO (Standard Plan)
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO (Premier Plan)
  • Dental & Vision (Academy pays 60% of employee only coverage)
    • Guardian
  • Life/AD&D/Long Term Disability
    • $50,000 life insurance policy
    • $50,000 AD&D policy
    • Long term disability coverage
  • Tuition Remission
  • Continuing Education
  • Retirement
    • Employer contribution – 5% of W-2 earnings (no employee contribution required)
    • Auto contributions available
    • Annual retirement education meetings
  • Personal/Sick/Vacation days
    • Dependent on faculty/staff position and varies based on number of years of service

Non-Discrimination Statement

Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Academy of the Sacred Heart reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


Available Positions:

Business Manager

Business Manager — Academy of the Sacred Heart, Saint Charles MO

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO.  Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Business Manager reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Head of School.  The Business Manager is the primary accounting and financial officer, responsible for maintaining financial integrity at the Academy, including the oversight of accounting, investments, risk management and audit/compliance operations.  This position is also responsible for the oversight of human resources functions (payroll, employee benefits), procurement/contracting and maintenance of the Academy’s campus and physical plant.  This position has two direct reports; The Accounting Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor, as well as one indirect report, an Accounting Clerk.  The Business Manager is a member of the Academy Leadership Team and works a full-time, 12-month schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP)
  • Develops, implements and oversees accounting, risk management and internal control compliance
  • Engages, coordinates and provides information/assistance for independent auditors
  • Prepares, analyzes and presents interim financial statements to Board of Trustees, Finance Committee and Head of School on a regular basis
  • Coordinates with investment advisor to track performance and ensure compliance with investment policies
  • Creates and maintains budget workbooks
  • Assists with long-range financial planning for capital campaigns and projects
  • Assists with various other compliance, accounting, and financial projects as they arise
  • Ensures the maintenance and integrity of the campus – buildings/equipment/grounds
  • Manages/Administers/Evaluates accounting system software, Blackbaud Financial Edge
  • Supervises reconciliation of banking, payroll and other accounting ledgers to the general ledger system, Blackbaud Financial Edge
  • Creates and/or enters journal entries for analysis and/or routine processing
  • Analyzes general ledger accounts for trends, budget variances, accurate distributions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of internal controls with assigned job duties of staff
  • Manages/Administers/Evaluates tuition management software, FACTS Tuition
  • Leads, supports and trains staff members
  • Translates complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance individuals
  • Monitors insurance policies for appropriateness and compliance
  • Manages program for tuition assistance
  • Coordinates with IT and maintenance to ensure campus security
  • Demonstrates knowledge of development practices through account tracking
  • Ensures reconciliation of Raisers Edge to Financial edge, at least quarterly
  • Demonstrates Proficiency with 10-key calculator and keyboard


MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Ensures annually clean audits
  • Ensures appropriate financial controls and oversight
  • Develops short and long term financial plans


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies:

  • Person of integrity, credibility, discretion, and commitment to mission
  • Strategic thinker
  • Decisive thinker
  • Possess ability and experience in selecting, implementing, and overseeing software installations
  • Possess commitment to recruit, mentor, train, develop, and retain staff
  • Possess ability to delegate
  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail-oriented, problem-solver, adept communicator


SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, required.  CPA preferred.
  • Experience:  A minimum of five years of non-profit accounting experience, required. Seven to 10 years of accounting and finance experience, preferred.  A minimum of five years of supervisory experience, required.  Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge, preferred.  Human resource and payroll processing experience, preferred.  IT knowledge, preferred.  Facilities management experience, preferred.
  • Computer Skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, required.  Proficiency with accounting system software, Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.  Knowledge of payroll processing and tuition management software, preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses:  Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS

The Academy of the Sacred Heart provides employee medical/dental insurance, life insurance, 403 (b) pension plan and tuition remission for dependents.  The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a 200-year-old institution located on a beautiful 10-acre campus. We are proud of our history and traditions while maintaining our commitment to a 21st century education.

Resume letters should be addressed to Mr. Tim Horner, Head of School.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Academy of the Sacred Heart reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher — Academy of the Sacred Heart, Saint Charles MO

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent, private, Catholic school in Saint Charles, MO, invites applications for a Substitute Teacher in Primary School, Lower School, and Middle School.  Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university and a strong desire to work with children. Substitute pay is $100 for a full day.

Mission Statement

Rooted in the spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ) and in the evolving tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, the Academy continues to embrace an educational approach that values the integration of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of our students.  From this perspective,

We educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God and who reveals that love by serving others.

 Mission Expectation

Once hired, Academy faculty members are expected to familiarize themselves with and live the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.

 Other Professional Expectations:

  • Demonstrate a sincere passion for working with students
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment
  • Follow teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning
  • Assign classwork and homework in full accordance of lesson plans
  • Use a variety of teaching strategies to fit the learning styles of various students and grade levels
  • Supervise students in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, playground/break and during dismissal
  • Possess the ability to inspire students to learn
  • Utilize and integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Possess the ability to inspire students to be in relationship with God and grow in their life of prayer
  • Motivate students to live lives consistent with their values and beliefs
  • Demonstrate competence in, or desire to grow in, the charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Application Process: 

Please send a letter stating personal interest in this faculty position and a resume to:

Mrs. Julie Saville
Accounting Supervisor/Human Resources
619 N. Second Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Phone: 636-946-6127
Website: ash1818.org

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