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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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



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  if you are interested.