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
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Standard Plan)
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Premier Plan)
    • Annual eye exam included
  • Dental
    • Delta Dental of Missouri
  • Life/AD&D/Long Term Disability
    • $20,000 life insurance policy
    • $20,000 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:

Part-time Spanish Teacher (Grades 7-8)
(posted 10/25/17)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart invites applications for a Middle School Spanish teacher effective immediately. Ideal candidates should have an excellent background in speaking and writing in Spanish and must have experience as a successful teacher. Employees of the Academy are required to be collaborative members of a highly professional learning community.

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, teachers 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 Middle School students
  • Possess the ability to inspire students to learn the culture of the Hispanic community
  • Instruct and motivate students to learn to speak and write in Spanish
  • Prepare students to enter advanced high school placement in the study of Spanish
  • Utilize and integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Monitor and document student progress
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
  • Possess effective classroom management skills
  • Commit to ongoing professional development and growth

Employment Application Form

Director of Marketing and Communications
(posted 3/5/2018)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications to begin on May 1, 2018.

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.

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated messaging strategy that will elevate the visibility of the School consistent with its strategic plan, goals, and enrollment objectives through communications that invite all constituents to understand and appreciate the Academy experience, while ensuring brand identity, message coherence, and consistency across all channels.  Particular focus shall be on potential parent and student communities; reinforcing and broadening the appeal and reputation of the Academy; enhancing its competitiveness in the local independent school market; and setting the tone and direction for marketing and communications in admissions, development, alumni relations, parent relations, and student engagement.  As the Academy’s chief communications officer, s/he must share the Academy’s vision of excellence as embodied in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience (in a college, independent, Catholic school or non-profit organization) developing all internal and external outreach.
  • Exceptional written communication skills needed to articulate a clear and concise message. 
  • Proven capacity for understanding, managing and reporting on data to increase accuracy and efficiency of Academy communications.
  • Experience creating and managing digital content and assets to drive digital momentum and increase online engagement. 
  • Experience managing a significantly sized social media account that involved creating and running a plan/schedule for tweeting, posting on facebook, etc
  • Graphic design and production knowledge.
  • Video production and editing skills.
  • Website content management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to ‘see the big picture’
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications or new media.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the Academy of the Sacred Heart- Saint Charles website (ash1818.org).  As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School, all in PDF format.

Employment Application Form

Director of Strategic Enrollment Management

(posted 3/5/2018)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Director of Strategic Enrollment Management to begin on May 1, 2018.

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.

The Director of Enrollment Management provides leadership for and manages all aspects of the recruitment, admissions, and enrollment processes. S/he researches, monitors, understands and analyzes emerging local, regional and national trends that affect enrollment trends and prepares and maintains dashboard data regarding geographical distribution of students, enrollment and attrition. S/he interprets and reports on this data, when appropriate, to the Leadership Team, faculty, and Board of Trustees. S/he collaborates on strategic planning in support of enrollment trends and goals. S/he coordinates the recruitment and continuous enrollment program. S/he is responsible for planning events that serve to draw prospective students and their families to the Academy. The Director of Enrollment Management monitors attrition and retention, and organizes specific efforts targeted to optimize enrollment/retention. S/he meets or exceeds enrollment goals for all target recruitment areas.

S/he serves as a member of the admissions committee and supports the tuition assistance program. A member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Enrollment Management works closely with other school leaders, led by the Head of School, to implement the School’s strategic initiatives, manage the budget, and develop the School’s policies and calendar. Beyond internal constituents, s/he establishes, maintains and grows relationships with feeder schools and other institutions to attract mission appropriate families.

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years admissions experience in a college, independent, or Catholic school setting and possesses a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or education. S/he demonstrates excellent writing and communication skills, a capacity for organization, and flexibility. Prior experience with leadership in an independent or Catholic school, success in sales/marketing, and experience working with a database management system (e.g. RenWeb) are valued but not required skills. S/he has a deep understanding of independent school culture, actively supports and participates in the life of the school, and is committed to living a life consistent with the Academy’s mission.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the Academy of the Sacred Heart- Saint Charles website (ash1818.org). As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School, all in PDF format.

Employment Application Form

Human Resources Manager

(posted 3/22/2018)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a full-time, 12 month Human Resources Manager to begin on May 1, 2018.

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.

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the quality of all human resource functions of the school including Payroll, Benefits Administration as well as partnering with the Head of School and the Leadership Team in assuring the compliance with federal, state and local laws. This position requires discretion and the successful candidate will maintain the highest level of confidentiality. This role requires that one is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization while balancing the needs of the school and supporting a positive culture.

Duties/Responsibilities & Requirements include but are not limited to:

Payroll:

  • Manages the payroll system including attendance, semi-monthly payroll processing, updating records.
  • Prepares year end W-2s and 1095s for all employees.
  • Generates reports as necessary, assists with audit field work related to payroll.

Employee Benefits Administration:

  • Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans. Reviews benefits with employees and processes enrollment, cancellation and/or changes.
  • Works with Business Manager to obtain bids and review new benefit contracts.
  • Manages annual open enrollment process, presentations to employees, and answering employee questions.
  • Manages ACA data collection and reporting through the payroll service.
  • Manages FMLA, Worker’s Compensation and Disability Claims.
  • Manages 403(b) plans and ensures school practices are in compliance with plan document and IRS regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • On-boards new employees including paperwork, reviewing and entering information as needed to set up new employees in payroll, and annual presentation to new employees.
  • Submits background screenings for all potential hires and volunteers, maintains database and re-submits background checks on a pre-determined basis.
  • Manages annual review of Employee Handbook and implements changes as needed/approved.
  • Assists with Year-End Audit at direction of the Business Manager, including preparation and gathering of information required by the Auditors.
  • Ensures compliance with Dept. of Labor, IRS and ACA regulations, including but not limited to position evaluation and classification.
  • Completes verifications of employment and other similar third party requests for employee information as needed.

General:

  • Fully supports our mission-driven fund-raising and friend-raising activities when building a culture of philanthropy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Business Manager and/or Head of School.
  • Satisfactory background check and completion of Protecting God’s Children program.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years Human Resource management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources required
  • General accounting knowledge desired
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Service-oriented problem-solver who is able to successfully work with diverse individuals in an educational environment
  • This position requires extensive knowledge of:
    • Human Resources best practices
    • Computer applications including Internet, MS Excel, and MS Word
    • Experience with payroll software. Integrated Payroll Service (iPS) helpful but not necessary
    • Development and implementation of internal controls

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application below. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School, all in PDF format.

Employment Application Form

Art Teacher (grades K-8th)

(posted 4/13/2018)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent, private, Catholic school in Saint Charles, MO, invites applications for a full-time art teacher. Ideal candidates must have experience as a successful teacher. Employees of the Academy are required to be collaborative members of a highly professional learning community.

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, teachers 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 elementary-aged students (5-14 years old)
  • Possess the ability to inspire students in the content area
  • Instruct and motivate students to be creative in self-expression using a variety of media
  • Utilize and integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning as possible
  • Monitor and document student progress
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
  • Possess effective classroom management skills
  • Commit to ongoing professional development and growth

Employment Application Form

Head of Middle School

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Head of Middle School to begin on July 1, 2018.

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.

Serving as a senior-level administrator on a talented leadership team that plans strategically for the entire school, the Head of Middle School will lead a collaborative, student-focused middle school faculty. S/he will be responsible for supporting the development of faculty goals consistent with the mission and vision of the Academy as well as the evaluation of teacher effectiveness. The Middle School Head will build upon a strong foundation of academic excellence by balancing demands and expectations of resources and time for faculty and students. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about curriculum, best teaching practices, and innovative trends in education. S/he should be approachable, warm, and joyful; trained in the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of adolescents; experienced in mentoring, supervising, and evaluating talented faculty; and capable of living and articulating the school’s mission and program with passion and enthusiasm.

Applicants should have experience in school administration, student guidance, and matters of discipline, preferably in a Catholic independent school setting; be able to provide evidence of a growth mindset; and demonstrate an ability to balance innovation and tradition. To be effective, the Head of Middle School will need to work as part of the admissions team and understand the vital role of the partnership between school and families.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the form below. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School, all in PDF format.

Employment Application Form