An independent Catholic school for girls in grades 7-12

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Ursuline Academy. All teaching, administrative and staff positions will be posted on this page as they become available.

An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12, Ursuline Academy is located in Dedham, MA. Inspired by the legacy of St. Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Order, we seek to foster respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service as we prepare our students for life. The school seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, active in their faith, and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. Flexibility, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills and commitment to Catholic education are essential.

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please take note of the contact information associated with each post and reach out to that individual via email, indicating the name of the position in the subject line.

Campus Minister

Under the supervision of the Director of Mission, the Campus Minister at Ursuline Academy works to create an environment which encourages and guides all members to contribute to the Catholic identity of the campus and the formation of a faith community which responds to the spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff.  The Campus Minister brings to life the Ursuline charism of Serviam, supports spiritual and sacramental experiences, facilitates social justice service work, leads retreats and prepares students to become leaders in service and faith. 

Essential Job Functions:

A. Forming a Faith Community

  • Facilitates an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome, based on Catholic faith traditions and rituals
  • Communicates regularly with the Director of Mission, Principal, faculty, staff, students and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs and projects
  • Works collaboratively with the administration, Campus Ministry and Theology departments in the development of faith centered programs

B. Spiritual Growth

  • Provides opportunities for others to deepen their relationship with Christ
  • Organizes, plans and implements an effective retreat program for students, faculty and staff that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization and leadership enrichment

C. Prayer and Sacramental Experiences

  • Offers a variety of prayer experiences. . .personally, communally and seasonally
  • Provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty to celebrate the Eucharist and Reconciliation, including penance services during Advent and Lent
  • Coordinates liturgical celebrations including monthly school-wide or class Masses, and daily Masses with local parish priests
  • Organizes training for liturgical ministers; extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, servers and all other students involved with liturgical celebrations
  • Assists the Choir Director in the selection of sacred music that will enhance student participation at school liturgies
  • Coordinates the use of the chapel

D. Service and Social Justice Work

  • Infuses the concepts of social justice, peace, human dignity and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry
  • Supports student and faculty service work by organizing, transporting and participating in regular service opportunities

E. Additional Job Functions

  • Is visible and present on the school campus and at school activities
  • Stays abreast of current developments in the area of school/campus ministry
  • Is available to serve students, faculty and staff both after school and on weekends
  • Performs any other job related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the Director of Mission or Principal

F.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrates personal self discipline, is adaptable and flexible in routine and unexpected situations
  • Has skills in communication, initiative, creativity, and problem solving
  • Able to work in a team setting
  • Utilizes effectively and appropriately 21st century technology
  • Practices Catholicism with an active sacramental and faith life
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferred)

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Kathleen Thorn at  kthorn@ursulineacademy.net

English Teacher

We are accepting applications for an enthusiastic and creative full-time English teacher for the middle and upper school program. Candidates should have a strong background in education, an understanding of teaching highly capable adolescent girls, the ability to utilize technology effectively and a commitment to ongoing professional
development. 

The ideal candidate is someone who has demonstrated high standards, enjoys teaching in a faith-filled school community, is optimistic, flexible, and has a real desire to contribute to the school community by sharing in coaching teams, directing clubs, or supervising activities. The exceptional candidate can use a variety of instructional techniques and technology to enhance student learning and adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students.  Qualified candidates will possess strong content knowledge for teaching literature, academic and creative writing from the basic beginner to the sophisticated college-bound junior, fundamental grammar and vocabulary as well as speaking and presentation skills.  A depth of intellectual curiosity and breadth of literary knowledge, especially with the American literary canon, familiarity with teaching a 6-8 week literary research paper, and comfort with originating, monitoring and assessing writing assignments over the course of the year are essential.  All candidates must possess at least three years of high school teaching experience and a Master’s degree.

Please submit a resume, statement of interest and the names of three references to Kathy Thorn at kthorn@ursulineacademy.net.  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.  
 

Technology Teacher

We are accepting applications for a Technology teacher who is an engaging, experienced educator devoted to deepening a robust technology curriculum and developing creative opportunities for technological engagement among highly motivated students. The school seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, active in their faith and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school.  Flexibility, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills and a commitment to Catholic education are essential.

Responsibilities include teaching middle school technology, including coding; integrating digital proficiency learning into the Freshman Studies curriculum; coaching the junior and senior robotics club and encouraging greater participation in competitive robotic events; implementing  a progressive plan for technology education that includes a student-centered technology center for research and media; cultivating partnerships with other Ursuline schools for technology innovations and design thinking opportunities that enhance the educational programs of the Academy.  The incumbent will conduct professional development sessions for other faculty members, and direct student workshops and parent tech training. 

Candidates should possess strong skills to troubleshoot network connectivity, operating system and device issues so as to contribute in a “help desk” capacity for both students and faculty, particularly providing assistance in using G-Suite for Education, e-text apps, and an assortment of apps used for project-based learning.

Preferred candidates will have 3-4 years’ experience teaching at the middle and secondary level; embrace inquiry-based practices; possess strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact positively with students, parents and colleagues; be flexible and adaptable to the changing nature of technology in schools; be available for weekend robotics competitions and occasional evening parent events; and be committed to ongoing professional development in computer science education. All candidates are expected to work independently; possess strong verbal, writing and organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through, demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and a positive attitude.  Candidates should be versed in tech specs:  Windows, MAC, IOS, Chromebooks, and variety of applications including  Adobe Creative Suite, Interactive Whiteboards, SmartNotebook, Office and G-Suite for Education. Candidates should be familiar with the FIRST/FIRST Lego League program protocols and related time investment of approximately five hours a week for coaching the robotics clubs. 

Please submit a resume, statement of interest and the names of three references to Kathy Thorn at kthorn@ursulineacademy.net.  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.  

Maintenance Craftsperson

Reports to:  Director of Facilities
Full Time, Permanent Position
Schedule:  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Schedule may require adjustment in the future

Responsibilities:  To assist with the maintenance, service, repair, and operations of all buildings and structures owned by Ursuline Academy.

Duties:

  • Miscellaneous maintenance and repair tasks on school buildings and property requiring journeyman skills in at least two of the following areas; carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting, plumbing or other trades.
  • Various functions such as maintenance and repair of roofs, doors, locks, furniture, cabinets, shelves, stairs, sinks and other building components.
  • Minor electrical work not requiring a licensed electrician such as repairing and troubleshooting lights, fuses and mechanical equipment.
  • Minor plumbing work not requiring a licensed plumber, such as repairing or maintaining toilets, sinks and mechanical equipment.

Ability to:

  • Properly operate relevant power tools.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Work without close supervision.
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and specifications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Five or more years’ experience in general maintenance or building construction.
  • Two years supplemental training in trade or vocational courses is a plus.
  • Basic computer skills and willingness and ability to learn campus software.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and the names of three references to Sharon Tolland at business@ursulineacademy.net.

 

Maintenance Worker

Position Title:      Maintenance Worker

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to:  Director of Facilities
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday/ Flexible Work Schedule/ Overtime eligible

SUMMARY
Perform a wide variety of facility, infrastructure, and utility system maintenance, repair and renovation tasks at the semi-skilled (and sometime skilled) level. A flexible work schedule with some overtime is required.

RELATIONSHIPS
This position reports to the Director of Facilities and works closely with campus faculty, staff and vendors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Must be able to successfully perform the following essential duties and other duties as may be assigned.

  • Perform a wide variety of miscellaneous repairs, assembly and installation.
  • Perform daily inspection and opening of school and walk through inspection of Academy, mechanicals and grounds.
  • Perform daily cleaning/sanitation/hygiene/custodial/trash & recycling in all buildings.
  • Inspect and test systems, machinery and equipment.  Repair and maintain as necessary.
  • Identify supplies, equipment, machinery, etc., required to perform the job.
  • Operate a variety of shop machinery and equipment and complex hand/power tools.
  • Prep sports fields and gymnasiums for seasonal sports.
  • Perform snow removal and sanding, landscape trimming and mulching, and use of irrigation system.
  • Must be able to work alone.
  • Typical "other" duties include but are not limited to assisting in preparations for special events and assisting in traffic and parking control.
  • Periodically perform maintenance on-call duty.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Three-five years’ experience performing the duties listed above is required.  Three-five years’ experience in plant operations or general building trades with experience and skills in two or more of the following trades and crafts are required:  electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, masonry, and HVAC.  Experience in a similar position is preferred.  Must be a self-starter and able to perform work at the semi-skilled level with some supervision background and must possess good communication and customer-service skills.  Must be knowledgeable of and follow safety rules, regulations and policies.  A high school diploma is required and a one-year certificate from college or technical school is preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
A current Massachusetts driver’s license is required.  A background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can be offered or started.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands are those needed to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities articulated above.  This includes bending, stooping, climbing, lifting and walking.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and the names of three references to Sharon Tolland at business@ursulineacademy.net.

 

 

Athletic Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are open in our athletic department:

Candidates should have knowledge of the game  and previous coaching experience is preferred.

Soccer Coach for Junior High Team
Ursuline is seeking a soccer coach for the junior high team (grades 7 and 8) for the fall. The position is 3 afternoons a week, from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. from Aug. 22 to Oct. 25.

Basketball Coach for JV Team
Ursuline is also seeking a junior varsity basketball coach for the winter season.  The position is 5 days a week, from Dec. 2 to March 1.

Contact Athletic Director Mike O'Connor at athletics@ursulineacademy.net  if you are interested.