Mission: The Mission of Mercy High School, San Francisco, a Catholic high school, is to educate young women for their expanding roles in society. This education must be formative, not only imparting fundamental skills and knowledge, but also encouraging the development of values that will guide them in their lives. We strive to provide a Christian environment where the following values can be nurtured: love of God, self-esteem, intellectual integrity, independent thought, respect for human rights, compassion for others, dedication to teach, courage to act, and respect for the goods of the Earth. Mercy San Francisco has been sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy since 1952.
Summary: The Assistant Head of School for Mission (AHoSfM) is responsible for the integration of the Sisters of Mercy charism and mission in collaboration with the Head of School and other administrators to foster the mission of the school. The AHoSfM has the following direct reports: Directors of Campus Ministry, Community Service, Athletics, Student Life and Counseling. The AHoSfM is an ex officio member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Academic Council and Head’s Advisory Council.
Oversight and coordination
Diversity & Inclusion
School-wide mission integration and vision alignment
External Relations: Work to create sound working relationships with outside communities and organizations especially other Mercy organizations, the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Schools, Mercy initiatives and other Catholic schools and ministries.
Organize with other administrators - orientations of parents, new teachers, board members and other stakeholders as well as faculty/staff retreat.
Work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Academics to provide mission inclusive teacher observation and evaluation processes that include the support and practice of the charism and mission of Mercy.
Work closely with the ELT to identify and mentor new leadership within the school.
Assist in the review of the student handbook and other school policies.
Accreditation: Work closely with the Director of Institutional Research to conduct student surveys to measure data with regard to the understanding of the mission of the school.
Teaching: Maybe required to teach up to one section each semester.
Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of Mercy charism preferred.
Experience within a Mercy school preferred, Catholic school a must.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Ability to lead, manage and mentor a group of professional staff.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse people and communities.
Knowledge of a variety of educational areas, including teacher observation, evaluation, student activities, and school leadership.
High degree of computer literacy.
MA/MEd. required, Ed.D/Ph.D preferred.
Strong commitment to and understanding of charism and the mission of Mercy.
Must be able to hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
While performing the duties of the job, must be able to sit, stand and walk.
Must be able to operate office equipment including but not limited to computers, copy machines, and telephones.
Must be able to walk or stand up to 2 hours per day.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop or kneel
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Send cover letter answering these two questions:
What do you think we should know about you that your resume doesn’t tell us, that indicates why you would be a good fit for this job?
After reading our Mission Statement: Tell us how you align with Mercy’s mission