Merion Mercy Academy Employment Application Process
Pennsylvania state law and Merion Mercy Academy require that the following items be completed before a candidate is hired. If seeking to work in a school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a candidate is advised to complete these items expeditiously.
- Submit Merion Mercy Academy Application: cover letter and resume
- Submit copy of all Bachelor’s and/or Master’s transcripts
- Submit copy of any and all teaching certificates
The following forms must be submitted before a officially starting the position:
- Pennsylvania Request for Criminal Record Check
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- Pennsylvania Fingerprinting Services (Link for the Service Code)
- Arrest/ Conviction Report and Certificate Form
- Virtus: Protecting God’s Children Presentation Certificate
- TB test certification
Merion Mercy Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Merion Mercy Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices.
Merion Mercy Academy seeks an innovative and student-centered Athletic Director well versed in best practices in independent education to begin in July 2020.
The Athletic Director is a highly visible and energetic school leader who establishes a clear vision for athletics and promotes high standards of integrity, competitiveness, sportsmanship and accountability. The ideal candidate will be a role model for girls with strong leadership, management and team building skills and possess the ability to engage effectively with students, parents and faculty and staff. The candidate must have exceptional initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills.
Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Athletic Director’s duties include but are not limited to:
● Oversees the total operation of the athletic program and ensures full alignment of the athletic program with Merion Mercy’s mission and vision.
● Gauges the effectiveness of the athletic program and ensures that the program is responsive to student needs.
● Stays abreast of innovations in sports science and nutrition to ensure program stays current in advancing student health and wellness, safety, and achievement.
● Ensures that coaching positions are filled with mission-centered and properly trained coaches who perform their duties with the highest level of professionalism and provide the best possible care to all student athletes.
● Proactively markets the athletic program to internal and external audiences including appropriate, proactive retention efforts for all current students.
● Communicates student conduct or learning problems with parents and the administration.
● Oversees the scheduling and organization of athletic practices, games and preseason programming, transportation logistics and hiring of game officials.
● Ensures the optimal condition and safety of all athletic equipment, facilities, fields and courts.
● Represents the school at various state, regional, and national athletic associations.
● Stewards relationships and communicates effectively.
● Establishes and maintains high standards of communication for the Athletics Department and all teams.
● Participates in Admissions and Development events.
● Oversees all athletic tournaments held on campus and coordinates the use of the sports athletic complex during the academic year.
● Collaborates with students who aspire to play collegiate sports, as well as the students’ parents and college counselors.
● Prepares and implements an annual departmental budget.
● Works closely with the senior administrative team on capital projects relating to athletics.
● Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
● Master's Degree in Athletic Administration (preferred), Bachelor's Degree in Health, Fitness or Education.
● Successful track record working with student athletes, preferably in independent schools.
● Experience serving in an administrative level position or higher with supervisory experience.
● Appreciation of and commitment to single gender education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and statement of educational philosophy along with three professional references to Seth Pidot, the Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Head of School for Academics
Merion Mercy Academy seeks an innovative and dynamic educator well versed in best practices in independent education to serve as the Assistant Head of School for Academics beginning July 2020.
The Assistant Head of School for Academics is a highly visible school leader who works closely with the Head of School to oversee the well-being of the school and its community. The ideal candidate must embrace the school’s Mercy mission and demonstrate a commitment to helping create and sustain a student-centered learning environment in collaboration with an accomplished faculty. The new Assistant Head must also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage effectively with students, parents and faculty, as well as embrace a growth mindset, possess a good sense of humor, and show enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School for Academics’ duties include but are not limited to:
● Developing and guiding the school’s academic program in consultation with the Head of School and in collaboration with the Academic Council and school faculty
● Guiding and supporting faculty professional development
● Organizing and coordinating faculty recruitment and hiring
● Coordinating faculty teaching and duty assignments
● Designing and implementing faculty orientation, training, mentoring, and evaluation
● Overseeing the grading and reporting standards and methods used by teachers to measure student achievement
● Monitoring and supporting student success and communicating student progress to parents
● Working on special projects at the Head of School’s request
The Assistant Head plays a major role in the life of the school and is expected to be deeply involved in the day-to-day work of faculty and students. Therefore, candidates with advanced degrees and strong backgrounds in administration and secondary-school teaching will receive preference. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate expertise and passion regarding all-girls’ education.
Founded in 1884 by the Sisters of Mercy and located on a beautiful 12-acre campus on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Merion Mercy currently enrolls 442 students from diverse geographic areas and socioeconomic groups. Merion Mercy’s academic program consistently challenges each student to prepare for college and a lifetime of service, thus developing competent and compassionate women for the future. Merion Mercy’s faculty and staff are committed to providing a holistic education that not only stresses academic and personal excellence but also encourages all students to “Live Mercy and Seek Justice,” an educational philosophy that builds a true sense of sisterhood that extends beyond the classroom.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and statement of educational philosophy along with three professional references to: Dr. Seth Pidot, Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs at email@example.com.
Merion Mercy seeks an innovative, faith-filled and student-centered Theology teacher well versed in best practices in independent education to begin in March of 2020 and work to the end of the year. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for theological inquiry in the Catholic Christian tradition and for guiding students to discern their faith and call to live mercy and seek justice in light of the Gospel. He or she will be enthusiastic about teaching girls, have a familiarity with instructional technology, and enjoy working within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. Click here to read the full description.
Merion Mercy seeks head lacrosse and track coaches for the 2020 spring season. If interested, please contact Barbara Clarke, Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After-School Servery Staff
Exciting news: soon the MMA Servery will open after school until 4:30 p.m. The school is looking for a part-time staff member to stage the items for sale, work the register, oversee overall atmosphere, and lock up the Servery at the end of the day. This is a two-hours/per day position. Work hours would be 2:45 to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All of the food is already prepared ("grab and go").
Merion Mercy Academy will be hiring up to two drivers to transport students in a 10 passenger van. Morning pickup is at Chestnut Hill area at 7 a.m. and returns to MMA. Afternoon schedule is to leave MMA at 5:45 p.m. and drop students off at Chestnut Hill area. Clean driving record and clearances are required. If interested, please contact Mike Wallace at 610-664-6655 x169 or email@example.com.