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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
French and Spanish Teacher
Merion Mercy seeks an energetic and innovative teacher to teach French and Spanish for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, starting in January 2020. The applicant should be prepared to teach various levels of French, including AP French, and introductory levels of Spanish language classes in accordance with ACTFL Standards for oral and writing proficiency, and will also have homeroom and advisory responsibilities.
The ideal candidate 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.
Applicants should have a college degree in French, Foreign/World Language Education, or a related field (a Master’s degree and teaching experience are preferred), advanced proficiency in French, and working proficiency in Spanish.
Merion Mercy Academy, an equal opportunity employer, actively seeks diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume by December 16 to Valerie Prucnal, Interim Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merion Mercy Academy will be hiring two custodians to join an existing staff. Responsibilities include facility cleaning and event set ups and take downs. Hours are 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the school year and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. when school is not in session. Occasional weekend work is required depending on event schedule. Applicant will need to supply current clearances or be prepared to obtain if offered the position. If interested, please contact Mike Wallace at 610-664-6655 x169 or email@example.com.