Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Position: Leave Replacement - Swim/PE Teacher, 406 East 91st Street Reports to: Physical Education Chair Date Posted: May 2019
Summary: The Physical Education department is looking for a leave replacement for a Swim/PE Teacher position for the first 3-4 months (late August - November) of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The Swim/PE Teacher will work in the new 55,000 ft2 Athletics and Wellness Center located at 406 East 91st Street in conjunction with the Aquatics Director and as a part of the school’s Physical Education Team. He/she has primary responsibilities for the instruction of a quality aquatics program/swim school to serve the Sacred Heart students. He/she may also have additional responsibilities as a swim coach along with the potential to teach other Physical Education classes and coach additional sports.
Plan and instruct aquatics physical education classes for students in grades 4-8 emphasizing safety, fun and skill development.
Teach introductory water safety and aquatics lessons to children PreK - Kindergarten
Assist with land-based PE classes as required for grades PreK - 4th grade.
Evaluate and assess student performance in physical education classes.
Communicate effectively with students and faculty about student progress.
Collaborate and participate actively with the physical education department
Maintain good professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
Potential to pick up coaching responsibilities with a middle school swim team in the Winter season and another team in the Fall season
Two years of relevant teaching experience with swim instruction.
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field preferred.
Appropriate affiliation with physical organizations i.e.-WAPHERD or AAPHERD
A record of integrity and the ability to inspire students and athletes to perform at a high level with coaching experience desirable
The following certifications:
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
CPR, AED, First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
A Master’s degree and/or experience in a USA Swimming club program
The physical ability to perform routine pool duties including lifting and moving pool supplies and equipment including lane lines, touch pads, among other things
Experience in youth development through aquatics and aquatics safety
A demonstrated success as a swimming coach and instructor (1-3 years swimming coaching experience preferred along with collegiate swimming experience)
Additional certifications, including Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
Strong leadership, motivational, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Experience teaching lower, middle school and upper school physical education including:
Familiarity with rubrics and various assessment styles
Effective classroom management skills
True passion for teaching
Computer literacy and technological proficiency
A demonstrated, collaborative approach to working with other physical education team members in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program
Desirable attributes include: a passion for swimming and developing young swimmers; commitment to swimmers of all backgrounds and abilities; ability to motivate swimmers at their level; and technical knowledge of competitive swimming; a willingness and commitment to advance the goals and mission of Sacred Heart while adhering to the rules, policies, and regulations established by Sacred Heart, and the Division of Athletics and Wellness is critical.
An equal opportunity employer Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Internal Number: 1180
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.