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Mount Saint Mary Academy seeks dynamic and talented faculty and staff who have a commitment to excellence and the education of young women. All employees must possess a belief in collaboration, compassion, service, educational excellence, spiritual growth and development, and an understanding of the importance of addressing women’s concerns. Teaching candidates should have subject-area expertise and a passion for promoting academic engagement in others. A willingness to embrace additional responsibilities such as coaching, mentoring, or supervising clubs is also required.

Employment Opportunities

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  • CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR / TEMPORARY ADVANCEMENT ASSISTANT

    The Campaign Coordinator and Temporary Advancement Assistant is responsible for coordinating all administrative aspects of the endowment campaign, as well as supporting annual fundraising activities. This position reports directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is a full-time, 12-month position.

    Campaign Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

    • Maintain campaign reporting system that provides financial progress updates to internal leadership, the Board of Trustees, and Campaign Cabinet.
    • Maintain contact list of Campaign Cabinet members.
    • Ensure the campaign activity calendar is updated on a consistent basis.
    • Support scheduling prospective donor meetings for campaign leadership.
    • Schedule and prepare materials for all Campaign Cabinet meetings.
    • Attend all Campaign Cabinet meetings and take minutes, as appropriate. (Meetings will be in-person during evening hours.)
    • In conjunction with the Database Manager:
      • Oversee the input of all pledge and gift commitments.
      • Ensure timely payment reminder mailings.
      • Compose and send all campaign acknowledgement letters.
    • Create and update content in Campaign section of the school website.
    • Assist with prospect research as required.

    Annual Fundraising Responsibilities are to provide temporary coverage for a maternity leave, and include and are not limited to specific areas of the annual fundraising plan:

    • Design fundraising communications and create accompanying mailing lists.
    • Work with the Advancement Director to create Advancement Cabinet and Board of Trustee reports.
    • Work with Advancement team on planning and implementing the creation of the Annual Report.
    • Assist with updating and creating content for the Advancement section of the school website as needed.
    • Assist in planning and implementing fundraising and Alumnae events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:

    • Must have volunteer or employed experience with non-profit organizations. Private school experience a plus.
    • Knowledge of Raisers Edge or comparable fundraising database software and Microsoft Office products required.
    • Knowledge of InDesign or comparable design software highly preferred.
    • Must attend evening and weekend meetings, when appropriate and necessary.
    • Familiarity with major gift and direct mail campaigns preferred.

    Cover letters/resumes should be forwarded to Kathleen Staudt, Director of Institutional Advancement, at kstaudt@mountsaintmary.org.
  • CAMPUS MINISTER

    The Campus Minister is a driving force of faith and spirituality for the Mount Saint Mary Academy community.  This candidate will develop and implement spiritual programs, religious and service activities, and schoolwide events, and provide opportunities for all students to lead and serve the Church and society.  The Campus Minister works in cooperation and collaboration with the Theology Department, Administration, Students, Faculty, and Staff to enhance the spiritual and prayer life of our Academy.

    Duties and Responsibilities Include:

    • Plan, set-up, and follow-up for all school retreats
    • Plan and manage all school liturgies and prayer services
    • Organize and train Eucharistic Ministers
    • Prepare and schedule morning prayer each day
    • Prepare prayer for faculty and staff meetings, convocations, and special events
    • Supervise and work directly with the Peer Ministry Leadership Team
    • Moderate the Peer Ministry Club
    • Track and manage Service Hours for all students
    • Schedule Reconciliation for all Theology classes; schedule priests and payment
    • Schedule Eucharistic Adoration for all Theology classes; expose and repose the blessed sacrament
    • Set up and schedule the Labyrinth for all Theology classes
    • Organize Events such as: Project Paul Food Drives, Service Day, Faculty/Staff Spirituality Day
    • Mercy Integration – Mission Coordinator

    The mission of Mount Saint Mary Academy is to challenge each student to develop her fullest potential in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring. As a Catholic, independent, secondary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey and rooted in the tradition of their foundress, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Mount Saint Mary Academy is committed to academic excellence with special concern for women. Mount Saint Mary Academy is sponsored by the Mercy Education System.

    The candidate should be a self-motivated, mission-minded, leader who is willing to actively engage students, faculty, and staff in our Catholic faith.  This is a 10-month, full-time position, beginning in the Fall of 2023.

    Applicants should send a current resume along with a cover letter describing your specific qualifications to Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress, at jmuratore@mountsaintmary.org
     
  • DIRECTOR OF SECURITY & SAFETY

    Mount Saint Mary Academy seeks a Director of Security & Safety. This is an immediate opening/hiring.

    This job description serves as an outline only and due to the needs of the organization, the employee may be required by the administration to perform job duties not within this written job description.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Apply best practices to security protocols.
    • Responsible for all correspondence, reports, and paperwork regarding security.
    • Interior and exterior foot patrol.
    • Exterior patrol using a golf cart.
    • Monitor security cameras.
    • Maintain the Safety and Security Plan.
    • Maintain the Open Eye camera system.
    • Maintain the Intelli-Site access card system.
    • Respond to emergencies.
    • Monitor and assist with traffic direction.
    • Maintain employee and volunteer background records.
    • Conduct monthly drills in accordance with state law (One fire drill - One emergency drill per month)
    • Apply for state grant security funding.
    • Maintain a list of parking permits for students and staff.
    • Instructor for Protecting God’s Children.

    The qualifications for this position include:
    • Follow all New Jersey Laws and Procedures regarding the carrying of a firearm as it pertains to a school security officer.
    • Maintain an updated SORA license (Red).
    • Biannual firearms qualification.
    • Proper maintenance of firearm.
    • Firearm must be one of the following calibers, 9mm, 40mm or 45mm.
    • Maintain CPR / Narcan certification.

    Work Environment:
    • This is an on-site / 12-month position.
    • Hours are 7:30 am- 3:30 pm or as needed.

    Physical Demands:
    • This position includes sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs and being able to lift 50 pounds.
    • There will be times you will be outside in all types of elements (Rain, Snow, Hot, Cold etc.).

    Please send a resume with a cover letter to Susan Garavente, Executive Coordinator for the Office of the Directress, at sgaravente@mountsaintmary.org.
  • ENGLISH TEACHER

    Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, NJ, is seeking a full-time English teacher to join our faculty beginning Fall of 2023.  This position involves teaching a full course load in our English Department and participating in extracurricular activities.
    Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor's degree in English or related discipline; advanced degree preferred
    • Ability to conduct focused and exciting academic class discussions
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • A desire to collaborate with other departments and serve on committees
    • A positive attitude and a growth mindset
    • Two or more years of experience teaching English on the secondary level preferred

    Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Mrs. Jacqueline C. Muratore, Assistant Directress, at jmuratore@mountsaintmary.org.
  • SPANISH TEACHER

    Mount Saint Mary Academy seeks a full-time, high school Spanish teacher to join our teaching faculty. The ideal candidate is an experienced teacher who possesses a passion for teaching high school girls and the ability to teach Spanish language and culture at all levels. The candidate strives to incorporate 21st century learning principles and modern language pedagogies in their craft. The candidate should also possess an openness to contribute to the school community outside of the classroom.
     
    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and/or Education, or other related field
    • Native or near-native proficiency and extensive familiarity with Spanish cultures and literature
    • 2 + years high school teaching experience (preferred)
    • Ability to teach all levels of Spanish; ability to teach an additional language is a plus
    • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and to communicate with students and parents
    • Experience with Comprehensible Input (CI) strategies and pedagogy is preferred, but not required
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Build a classroom culture in which students engage with the language in authentic ways and integrate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication
    • Integrate technology in the classroom in engaging and meaningful ways
    • Differentiate instruction and assessment for students, as appropriate
    • Stay apprised of current language teaching pedagogies and research
    • Willingness to collaborate in the design and evaluation of curriculum
    • Develop and support a positive learning environment with students and will effectively communicate with students and families about student progress 

    Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to: Mrs. Jacqueline Muratore (Assistant Directress of Faculty)  jmuratore@mountsaintmary.org and Mrs. Madeline Albrittain (World Language Department Chair) malbrittain@mountsaintmary.org.
Mount Saint Mary Academy is a Catholic, independent school that provides an exemplary college preparatory education for young women in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy, the Academy is rooted in the values and traditions of the Venerable Catherine McAuley including commitment to academic excellence, development of the whole person, cultivation of individual gifts and talents, dedication to service and the community, and to instilling confidence, respect, and integrity. welcomes and encourages applications from diverse candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status. EOE
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