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Prep Drama Teacher

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is seeking excellent candidates for a full-time Drama teacher position at Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP). This is an exempt position that begins mid-August 2013 and reports to the Fine Arts department head.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1898, SHS is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, independent school and is comprised of four divisions: SHS Preschool and Kindergarten, SHS Lower and Middle Schools for grades one through eight, and Sacred Heart Preparatory for grades nine through twelve.

Located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 23 schools in the U.S. Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school’s mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others.

SHS employs over 250 full‐ and part‐time women and men with a strong commitment to diversity. Nearly 25% of the 1,000+ students are students of color; 30% of the student body receives need‐based tuition assistance; many graduating seniors earn recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program; 100% of our graduates are accepted into four‐year colleges.

Required Knowledge and Skills for All Teaching Positions at SHS:
• A clear commitment to the mission of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
• Strong teaching ability; enjoy working with children and adolescents.
• Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English.
• Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
• Obvious passion for the subject matter being taught.
• Commitment to equity and inclusion.
• Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Summary of Position
Required qualifications include an advanced degree in Drama, Education or a related field, experience working with students as a teacher or mentor and an unfailing positive attitude. We prefer candidates with ability and experience teaching dance, but that is not required. Three years of experience at an independent school is required and any experience at a Sacred Heart school is preferred.

Job Duties include but are not necessarily limited to:
• developing and teaching a curriculum in drama that gives a basic understanding of the acting process and character development with the focus on ensemble building.
• teaching various drama courses and planning and delivering theatrical productions at the high school level
• attend department meetings and other faculty responsibilities.

Employment
The advertised position offers competitive compensation. SHS has a policy of making health and welfare benefits available to employees based on the length of assignment and subject to the plan parameters, including medical, dental, Life & LTD, long-term care, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply:
Please apply online by sending a resume to hr@shschools.org

You MUST indicate Prep Drama 2013-2014 in the subject line of the e‐mail.

Or, you may mail your resume to:

Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Prep Drama 2013-2014

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

For more information on Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at: http://apptrkr.com/340286

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.

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