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
The Upper School seeks an experienced Upper School French Teacher
Start Date: August 2018
The Upper School is recruiting a full-time teacher of French, starting late August, 2018. Language teachers at Sacred Heart are passionate educators who inspire students to reach their full potential. Our curriculum encompasses language proficiency, as well as cultural awareness, stressing the importance of precision to achieve fluency, and ultimately to become active, multilingual citizens of the 21st century.
The teacher will report to the Upper School World Language Department Head and the Head of the Upper School, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:
Teach 4 to 5 classes from French I to AP language, standard and honors alike
Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, consulting with them about their writing, and the like), as needed;
Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum development and assessment;
Attend department and faculty meetings;
Advise 8 to 10 Upper School students;
Participate actively in the life of the school community, which includes assuming at least one additional responsibility outside of the classroom.
Requirements and Qualifications
The ideal candidate
will be a native or near-native French speaker
will have content area mastery of French as well as pedagogical knowledge of teaching French to non-native speakers
will hold at least a Master’s degree in French teaching or French studies. S/he will have a passion for the French language and the French-speaking world, as well as for interacting with high school aged students, in and outside of the classroom.
will have at least five years of prior French teaching experience at the secondary level; preference will be given to candidates with AP teaching experience.
should be proficient with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies.
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience and Education
Internal Number: 1124
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.