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.
Ursuline Academy offers equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local employment law, except where such is a bona-fide occupational qualification.
- Director of Innovation and Design / Makerspace Coordinator
- Assistant Director of Facilities
- Physics Teacher
- Technology and Art Teacher
- Technology Support Specialist
- Theology Teacher
- Maintenance Worker
We are accepting applications for an enthusiastic and creative full-time Director of Innovation and Design to assist its teachers as they integrate the principles of design thinking and project-based learning into the School’s curriculum. Reporting directly to the Principal, a member of the Faculty Council, this individual serves as the primary ambassador for Ursuline's design thinking efforts, its maker program, and its 1,500 square-foot I.D.E.A. Hub.
Successful candidates will possess qualities that enable them to collaborate with, teach, and coach faculty, working collegially with teachers to design dynamic and interactive student-centered lessons focused on problem-solving. A tactile person who loves to build will best contribute to a “maker” culture that cultivates empathy, openness, curiosity, self-advocacy, creativity, iteration, innovation, tinkering, and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, the preferred individual will appreciate working in a faith-filled community with highly motivated young women who are passionate about the projects they undertake in the iHub.
The ideal candidate will champion Ursuline's mission in all work with students, parents, faculty, and staff, demonstrating a commitment to advancing the Academy’s core values by modeling integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, humility, and respect for all persons.
- Teach two middle school technology classes
- Act as a faculty coach to encourage, inspire, and support teachers in their exploration of purposeful uses of the I.D.E.A. Hub
- Collaboratively design, coordinate, and provide design thinking and technology professional development for faculty
- Collaborate with teachers to integrate design thinking and technology into their curricula
- Collaborate closely with the Director of Technology to integrate the resources from these departments with the resources available in the iHub
- Work closely with the Director of Technology and faculty to foster an environment of thoughtful, creative, and independent use of technology throughout the academic program
- With training, troubleshoot, calibrate, and maintain IHub equipment
- With the Director of Technology, managing the budget for equipment purchase, renewal, and replacement as well as budgeting and sourcing for consumables
- Support and mentor a variety of student clubs including but not limited to drone club, student-run radio station, robotics, maker club, and an “iHub Intern” program
- Enthusiastically champion successes of students and faculty in their achievements with design thinking, project-based learning, and the use of technology across all grades and subjects
- Develop curricular and co-curricular student programming focused on the use of the tools and materials located in the iHub
- Oversee scheduling and overall management of the iHub, including establishing the best practices and protocols for space
Please submit a resume, statement of interest, and the names of three references to Regina MacLeod email@example.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Position Title: Assistant Director of Facilities
Date Modified: June, 2021
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Facilities
Position Purpose: Directs, coordinates, and supervises Facilities staff in the day-to-day maintenance of the campus. Works closely with the Director of Facilities to ensure objectives are accomplished in a timely, safe, and budget-conscious manner. Exhibits understanding and support of Ursuline Academy’s mission and the goals of the Facilities Team, as set forth by the Director of Facilities, in personal conduct and management of others.
- Provides proactive day to day leadership, supervision and support for the maintenance, landscaping, and custodial staff. Participates in the hiring and scheduling of all Facilities staff at the school. Maintains standards and ensures quality control.
- The Assistant Director is the “eyes on the campus,” constantly surveying and identifying needs and opportunities to repair, improve and make safe.
- Communicates regularly with the Director on the status of projects, identified needs, challenges, personnel matters, etc.
- Manages responses to facility work orders originating from building users via the School Dude work order system, using established processes and develops new processes as appropriate.
- Collaborates with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. administration, academic leaders, food service, athletics, technology, security). Provides facilities support to campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns).
- Under the guidance of and in coordination with the Director, schedules and performs regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including MEP, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles, and other equipment.
- Oversees regular cleaning of the school, supervises day custodians, and manages any contracted cleaning services.
- Under the guidance of and in coordination with the Director, ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations.
- Under the guidance of and in coordination with the Director, implements improvements to campus safety and security, whether recommended by safety consultants, or as recognized by the Director or others.
- Encourages professional development of staff through training, goal setting, and provides important input for performance reviews.
- Five to ten years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of two years’ experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.
- Proven personnel management skills with aptitude to judge quality of performance in several major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural).
- Proficiency with technology skills to allow preparation of reports in Excel and Word, managing work orders, and sufficient aptitude to operate building automation systems.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, students.
- Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture, including those specific to the Ursuline Academy tradition.
- Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary
- College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
- Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
- Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn, and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
- Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
- Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and the names of three references to Sharon Tolland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursuline Academy seeks exceptional candidates for a full-time Physics and Physical Science teacher. Ursuline seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. Flexibility, optimism, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to Catholic education are essential. Candidates should
- have an understanding of teaching highly capable adolescent girls
- be able to utilize technology effectively
- teach using a variety of instructional strategies
- respectfully communicate with parents and appropriate school personnel to share student growth.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into the classroom.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and the pedagogy it requires by engaging students in learning experiences that enable them to acquire complex knowledge and skills in the subject.
Design units of instruction with measurable outcomes and challenging tasks requiring higher-order thinking skills that enable students to learn knowledge and skills.
Design and administers informal and formal assessments, including common assessments, to measure each student's learning, growth, and progress.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media that are likely to motivate and engage students during the lesson.
Incorporate language activities into Physics instruction including speaking, reading, and writing
Plan and facilitate Physics lab activities with the appropriate safety protocols and necessary training
Provide descriptive feedback and engage students and families in constructive conversation that focuses on how students can improve their performance.
Reflect on the effectiveness of lessons, units, and interactions with students, both individually and with colleagues, and use insights gained to improve practice and student learning.
Collaborate with colleagues to examine student data, planning curriculum, and ensuring appropriate learning experiences for all students
Collaborate with School and College counselors and refer students who are in need of social and emotional support
- Coursework in Physics at the collegiate level; degree in Physics preferred
- Bachelors (or higher) in science field or education from an accredited college or university
- AP Physics 1 experience a plus
- Citizenship, residency, or work visa required
Send resume and references to email@example.com.
Ursuline Academy seeks exceptional candidates for a full-time, combined Art and Technology instruction position in the coming academic year. Ursuline seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, and enthusiastically dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. Flexibility, optimism, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills and a commitment to Catholic education are essential. Particularly because of the changing nature of standards, a willingness to stay current with HTML and CSS standards through personal exploration and professional development is expected.
Candidates should have a strong background in education, an understanding of teaching highly capable adolescent girls, the ability to utilize technology effectively and teach in multiple modalities, the ability to provide specific and timely feedback as well as respectfully communicate with parents to share student growth. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into the classroom.
Preferred candidates will indicate a proven ability to integrate real-life experiences into the classroom, bringing a tangibility to the topics presented. The ideal candidate will possess the following understandings and skills:
- Both a computer science and art background make heavy use of an iterative design process. For art, this process includes sketching, research, feedback, and revision. In computer science classes, an iterative approach to software development includes planning, analysis & design, building, testing/feedback, and deployment.
- An expressed interest in web design and app/game design is necessary for the courses taught, including middle school technology that centers on programming with interactive animations and games. (See Code.org Discoveries curriculum.)
- Comfort with Marketing elements and Graphic Design Skills, such as designing for screens, social media, and print, and an understanding of composition, color and typography will facilitate instructional ease for typical student projects such as designing company logos.
Please submit a resume and two letters of reference to Mrs. Regina MacLeod firstname.lastname@example.org
Ursuline Academy seeks a full-time Technology Support Specialist to provide daily support of academic and administrative software applications, classroom technology equipment, and as well as end-user equipment, training and professional development. Additionally, this position assists in the maintenance and support of network servers, campus wireless, and other peripherals. The position requires independent analysis, strong oral and written communication, problem-solving, and project management skills.
The ideal candidate will be able to support Ursuline's mission in all work with students, parents, faculty, and staff and models integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, humility, and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the Academy’s core values.
- Maintains the IT Helpdesk by promptly responding to tickets and ad-hoc requests for support of hardware and software applications
- Develops professional development workshops relating to classroom technology - hardware and software related
- Provides technical training for students, faculty and staff throughout the year
- Maintains technical support internal website with documentation, how-to-videos, relevant website recommendations, etc.
- Participates in the development and implementation of the overarching technology plan
- Works closely with the Executive Director of Technology and Director of Information Services as needed for assignments, direction and prioritization of projects
- Other duties may be assigned as needed by the Executive Director of Technology and Director of Information Services including audio/visual support, network support, telecommunications - VOIP system/application management and troubleshooting
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Information Systems and/or Computer Science
- Experience with managing an IT Helpdesk system
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Google IT Support Certification, ISTE Certification, a plus
- Strong oral and written communication skills with exceptional organizational and project management skills
- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active participation in the researching emerging technologies and sharing best practices and ideas
- Experience with Google Workspace For Education Plus, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud Management, E-text fulfillment and management, Smart Learning Suite and Smart Notebook, as well as other educational applications
- Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting technical issues related to Windows OS, MacOS, and iOS on various platforms - laptops, desktops, iPads, interactive whiteboards, and video conferencing equipment.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Works in a school environment with a wide variety of responsibilities and users
- Requires off-hours work in support of campus events
- Occasionally requires physical lifting of up to 20 lbs, moving throughout the campus buildings and sharing of workspace
Salary commensurate with experience
- 12 month
- Salary range commensurate with experience
Please submit a resume, statement of interest, and three letters of reference to Susan Penella at email@example.com.
We are seeking applications for a full-time, dynamic Theology teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic and passionate educator who is committed to the Ursuline mission and displays a sensitivity to and understanding of female adolescents. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in both the high school and middle school Theology classroom, have a firm understanding of adolescent spirituality and, through attitude and deed, model behavior that will draw students to the Catholic faith.
Flexibility, a collaborative and professional spirit, excellent communication skills and commitment to the school’s mission are essential. The ideal candidate will serve in our active retreat program, share in school-sponsored service projects with students, contribute as a full community member by participating constructively in all faculty discussions, meetings and committees, and be interested in professional and curriculum development.
- Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Preferred
- Three (3) years teaching experience at the secondary level
Required Skills and Experiences:
- Approachability and the ability to connect well with adolescents
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor
- Experience with diverse student populations
- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form
- Availability for evening and weekend events including school vacation and summer student service trips
Please submit a resume, statement of interest and the names of three references to Regina MacLeod rmacleod@
Position Title: Maintenance Worker
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday with some overtime required.
Perform a wide variety of facility, infrastructure, and utility system maintenance, repair and renovation tasks at the semi-skilled (and sometime skilled) level.
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 mowing, trimming and mulching, and use of irrigation system.
- Must be able to follow directions and work without supervision.
- Typical "other" duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting in preparations for special events
- Assisting in traffic and parking control.
- Periodically perform maintenance on-call duty.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Three to 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.