Careers


How to Apply

Please download and complete the application below. Submit your completed application, resume, and cover letter to sghs@saintgertrude.org.

Application for Employment

For applicants applying for a teaching position: All teachers must be certified and endorsed in the subjects they teach. If you are applying for a teaching position, please complete and submit the supplement below with your application.

Application Supplement for Teachers

Note: Only completed applications including all necessary documentation will be considered.

Tutors

Saint Gertrude High School is always interested in adding tutors to our list. Please contact Penny Deck, director of counseling services, at pdeck@saintgertrude.org to be added to our list of tutors.

Open Job Positions

Job Title: Director of Teaching
Reports to: Head of School
FLSA Status: Exempt, Part-time
Regular Hours: Varies M-F

Job Summary

The Director of Teaching oversees all aspects of the teaching and academic program at Saint Gertrude within the context of the school’s unique mission and its Benedictine charism and values. The Director has primary responsibility for the leadership and mentorship of the school’s faculty and works closely with the faculty to ensure that the school offers a comprehensive range of high quality academic programs and activities to enhance student learning at Saint Gertrude.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Teaching will structure and oversee an engaging academic program that meets the needs of the diversity of students enrolled in the school as well as maintaining the standards required of a college preparatory program. To that end, the Director oversees and works in collaboration with department chairs to ensure that all faculty receive the support and professional development to achieve individual and collective pedagogical excellence and effectiveness.  The Director also oversees the school’s Library and Academic Technology department.

The Director of Teaching is responsible for developing and managing clear and transparent academic and pedagogical policies and standards, and supports all members of the faculty to comply with those policies and meet those standards. In collaboration with the Dean of Student Life, the Director communicates with parents and students on matters of academic progress as necessary.  The Director maintains a visible presence on campus and serves as a role model for students and adults in the school community. The Director of Teaching is a member of the Head of School’s Leadership Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the overall quality of the teaching and academic program and ensures compliance with all requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Diocese of Richmond, and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools in order to maintain accreditation and remain in good standing.
  • Represents the school to the Diocese as required by Diocesan policy and rules regarding Principals.
  • Models and upholds a moral code which is consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and the charism and values of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia.
  • Employs, supervises, mentors, evaluates and dismisses all faculty and instructional staff and academic technology staff.
  • Develops and conducts an orientation and mentoring program for all new teachers.
  • Recommends faculty promotions and changes in status or position to the Head of School.
  • Maintains faculty licensure and certification records to ensure all are current, and provides such documentation to the Human Resources Manager.
  • Maintains a year-round schedule of classroom observations across all disciplines, providing individualized feedback to faculty members in a timely manner.
  • Defines job expectations and performance standards for each faculty member, and in consultation with their department chair, prepares an annual performance assessment for each based on defined criteria that have been shared in advance with the individual.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a high level of professionalism among all faculty.
  • Develops and monitors individual performance improvement plans as needed.
  • Maintains faculty attendance records and performance evaluations, and provides same to Human Resources Manager.
  • Stays abreast of current trends, best practices, and innovative approaches to education and Catholic education.
  • Provides oversight and direction in the integration and use of technology in all academic areas
  • Ensures that the Theology curriculum meets all Diocesan requirements as well as the expectations of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, the school’s canonical sponsor.
  • Schedules and facilitates Department Chair meetings to develop, formulate, and assess courses of study, course offerings, course outlines, and scope and sequence for each discipline; and to review class materials, homework standards, and other matters affecting the academic program to ensure the school is meeting the needs and interests of students.
  • Supports department chairs and faculty in reviewing textbooks and instructional supplementary classroom materials.
  • Oversees the annual preparation of budgets for all instructional departments, as well as for the Library and the school’s technology needs.
  • Ensures that all course offerings and materials, and classroom activities, are consistent with the mission of the school, Catholic teaching, and the Benedictine charism and values.
  • Oversees the integration of faith and spirituality in the learning process and in the classroom to ensure that the school’s pedagogy and academic programs reflect the Benedictine charism and values.
  • Coordinates with an ad hoc faculty team to develop and oversee an annual program of professional development offerings responsive to faculty needs and consistent with emerging program needs or best practices.
  • Coordinates the Title II program offered through the Richmond Public Schools.
  • Oversees the Academic Review Program.
  • Assists the Head of School, Dean of Student Life, and Human Resources Manager with annually updating the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
  • Initiates collaborative opportunities and partnerships with organizations and institutions in the greater Richmond community.
  • Plans and executes the faculty component of the Back-to-School Week activities.
  • Plans and coordinates the fall Parent Back-to-School Night.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Student Life to develop the school calendar, in accordance with state regulations and Diocesan policy.
  • Assists Dean of Student Life to assign faculty moderator responsibilities, and to plan and execute commencement exercises.
  • Assists the Dean of Student Life in developing the school’s Crisis Management Plan and Handbook.
  • Coordinates development of the schedule for semester and final exams.
  • Facilitates the annual Student-Selected Distinguished Teacher Award, the Hearts at Work Faculty Award, and the annual faculty/staff Santa Letters program.
  • Supports the Directors of Admission, Development, Alumnae Relations, Finance, and Marketing and Communications in advancing the interests of the school, as well as garnering the cooperation of faculty in helping advance those interests.
  • Participates in long-range and strategic planning.
  • Keeps the Head of School fully and regularly informed on all academically-related matters.
  • Serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Visitors.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Head of School.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises all faculty members, the Academic Technologist, Library and Technology staffs.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty and administrative staff, Board members and all other school constituents.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and supervise faculty, including Library and academic technology staff.
  • Advanced computer expertise and a thorough familiarization of trends in educational technology and pedagogical methods
  • Ability to work additional hours as required
  • Ability to work at a desk and a computer for long periods of time
  • Limited travel required, primarily for professional development
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment.
  • Maintaining up-to-date MAT training and certification.
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to carry out the philosophy and mission of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in education; certification in educational leadership preferred.
  • Experience in educational administration, preferably in a high school setting

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Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.  This position is at will, which means that either the employee or the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.  

Last updated February 13, 2019

 

Job Title: French Language Teacher
Reports to: World Languages Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time
Regular Hours:   M – F, 7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Job Summary

Saint Gertrude High School seeks an innovative, collaborative, and experienced full-time French Teacher to teach full continuum of French language classes (French I through French V) across all grade levels 9-12.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach French language and culture through well-designed lesson plans that are mindful of best practices of teaching and learning
  • Inspire global awareness and responsibility to global community
  • Collaborate with other faculty on cross-curricular and cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Support the school’s academic exchange program, specifically the French exchange program
  • Foster partnerships with French institutions in the U.S. and abroad
  • Support the mission of the school, model its Benedictine values, and journey with students as they become confident, competent, and compassionate women
  • Utilize the school’s LMS, including Open Gradebook, to post assignments, units of study, and related course materials to support student self-initiative and self-advocacy
  • Assume standard non-curricular responsibilities assigned to all faculty at Saint Gertrude High School in furtherance of our school’s sense of community and school life
  • Interest in continuous professional growth
  • This is a ten-month teaching position and faculty report to work in mid-August 2019

Qualifications

  • Valid Virginia Teaching License in French, Secondary level
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to teach a second language highly desirable
  • Demonstrated understanding of language pedagogy and effective methods of classroom instruction
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education and teaching in a 1:1 environment preferred

Other Qualifications:

All prospective employees must consent to a background screening conducted by the school; employment is conditional on satisfactory results of that screening. Employees of Saint Gertrude High School must complete VIRTUS, a Diocesan-sponsored child abuse awareness training program.

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent all-girl 9-12 Catholic institution governed by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.  We are committed to maintaining the framework of Catholic doctrine in the classroom and in all school activities.  As a condition of employment, each faculty and staff member must affirm their belief in God, agree to support the teachings of the Catholic Church, and to support and model the mission and values of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc. — including community, hospitality, and stewardship — in all that we do.

 

Spring Sports: 
Track & Field/Cross Country (head coach)

Job Title: Head Coach

Reports to: Athletic Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, seasonal

Regular Hours: variable, typically 3:00-6:00pm

 

Job Summary

The Head Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and is generally responsible for the management of her/his team including teaching skill development and game rules, as well as developing good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values in their athletes. This position is temporary for the duration of a season. The position is part-time and employee is not eligible for employee benefits as described in the employee handbook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides instruction for skill development and game rules. Works to continuously improve personal skills and knowledge of sport, competition strategies and preparation, conditioning techniques, effective teaching skills, and prevention and care of injuries.
  • Imparts good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values to athletes through instruction and example. Good manners and respect must be demonstrated at all times to the game officials, coaches, athletes, and parents (both SGHS and opposing teams). Adhere to all policies in coach’s handbook, including VISAA Code of Conduct.
  • Conducts practices during the time set up by the Athletic Director. Practices should beheld daily (except on game days) and any unscheduled practice time must be cleared in advance by the Athletic Director. All game scheduling will be done by the Athletic Director.
  • Establishes discipline that is fair, firm, and consistent in accordance with school policies and is respectful of all student athletes.
  • Conduct at least one pre-season team meeting with parents to discuss team policies, guidelines, goals, responsibilities, and disciplinary expectations and consequences.
  • Responsible for maintaining, disbursing, and returning all equipment and uniforms provided by the school. Only the Athletic Director is authorized to make purchases related to the team. Requests for additional equipment or uniforms and suggestions for budgeting for subsequent years should be in writing to the Athletic Director. Any team requested fundraising must be cleared by the Athletic Director in advance.
  • Carries emergency first aid equipment with team at all times, as well as a mobile device that provides access student medical information online. Reports any possible injuries to the Athletic Trainer immediately.
  • Provides supervision for all team athletes until picked up by parents, designated driver, or taken to after school program in the school library following practices and games.
  • Maintain team statistics and report scores to the media.
  • Travels with the team on all bus trips to away games and supervises athlete behavior while traveling.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises assistant coach(es).

Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coaches, officials, and administrative staff.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate female high school athletes to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to work varied hours depending on game schedule and athletic season and to adjust schedule in response to weather and other school issues.
  • Ability to travel to other schools and game sites
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and ability to operate mini-bus with 14 passengers.
  • Ability to be outdoors and work away from a desk on a field for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment.
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to model the philosophy and mission of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in the relevant sport.
  • Minimum of one year prior coaching experience.
  • College degree preferred.

Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee of the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.

To apply, please complete application and supplement and forward along with cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references (will only be contacted with candidate’s permission) to sghs@saintgertrude.org.

 

Job Title:  Assistant Coach

Reports to:  Head Coach/Athletic Director

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, Part-time, seasonal                  

Regular Hours:  variable, typically  3:00-6:00pm

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach is generally responsible for the management of her/her team including teaching skill development and game rules, as well as developing good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values in their athletes. This position is temporary for the duration of a season. The position is part-time and employee is not eligible for employee benefits as described in the employee handbook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Head Coach, provides instruction for skill development and game rules.
  • Imparts good sportsmanship, teamwork, and Christian values to athletes through instruction and example. Good manners and respect must be demonstrated at all times to the game officials, coaches, athletes, and parents (both SGHS and opposing teams). Adhere to all policies in coach’s handbook, including VISAA Code of Conduct.
  • Assists the Head Coach in conducting practices during the time set up by the Athletic Director. Practices should be held daily (except on game days) and any unscheduled practice time must be cleared in advance by the Athletic Director. All game scheduling will be done by Athletic Director.
  • Ensures that emergency first aid equipment and information sheets are with the team at all times and reports any possible injuries to the Athletic Trainer immediately.
  • In coordination with the Head Coach, provides supervision for all team athletes until picked up by parents or designated driver or escorted to after school program in school library following practices and games.
  • Travels with the team on all bus trips to away games and supervises athlete behavior while traveling.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coaches, officials, and administrative staff.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate female high school athletes to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to work varied hours depending on game schedule and athletic season and to adjust schedule in response to weather and other school issues.
  • Ability to travel to other schools and game sites
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and ability to operate mini-bus with 14 passengers.
  • Ability to be outdoors and work away from a desk on a field for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Completion of Diocesan VIRTUS initial training and all monthly updates throughout employment.
  • A belief in God, and an understanding and willingness to model the philosophy and mission of Saint Gertrude High School and the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Inc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in the relevant sport.
  • Prior coaching experience preferred.
  • College degree preferred.

Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee of the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.

To apply, please complete application and supplement and forward along with cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references (will only be contacted with candidate’s permission) to sghs@saintgertrude.org.

 

About Saint Gertrude High School:

Founded in 1922 by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Saint Gertrude is an independent, all girl Catholic school defined by an innovative and rigorous liberal arts curriculum and a commitment to the Benedictine values of hospitality, stewardship and community service. The school attracts a diverse student population (approximately 250 students), and 100% of its graduates move on to university education. Saint Gertrude is located in the heart of the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, allowing it to utilize a wide variety city institutions as “learning laboratories.”

Saint Gertude does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Veteran or member of the Reserves or National Guard.