Work at Mercy

Located on a 26-acre campus, Mercy High School provides a rigorous Catholic, college-preparatory education to bright and promising young women from more than 64 zip codes in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Mercy knows how to prepare young women to lead and to excel in a dynamic global society. Our highly individualized approach to a college-preparatory program challenges each Mercy Girl to become a young woman of intellect, faith, and service.

Sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School continues a 150-year legacy of Mercy excellence in education in Baltimore. Rooted in the charism and tradition of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, we welcome young women from diverse backgrounds who together make Mercy an extraordinary learning community. 

If you are excited about providing an excellent educational experience for talented young women, and if you are passionate about the values of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy - hospitality, compassion for others, service, justice, and equality - we welcome you to join us!

Available job postings are below. All jobs remain posted until filled.  

Receptionist

MERCY HIGH SCHOOL
RECEPTIONIST

 Overview:

This position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well. The receptionist is responsible for greeting guests, answering phones, handling communication related to hospitality, and assisting with general administrative duties. The receptionist also performs miscellaneous functions to support the Leadership Team, as needed. The receptionist also oversees student activity in the reception area and facilitates family-student interaction, when needed. The receptionist reports directly to the Dean of Students.

 Responsibilities:

  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls, take and relay messages, provide information to callers
  • Determine whether or not to admit visitors; observe protocol to identify and register guests
  • Offer visitors Mercy hospitality
  • Maintain security awareness, practice security/emergency responses
  • Receive mail and deliveries; open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Assist with mailings; provide administrative backup for offices
  • Coordinate and schedule appointments for principal/teachers/parents
  • Maintain school calendars, as appropriate
  • Monitor use of mini-buses
  • Coordinate meetings and organize catering
  • Assist with decorating and set-up for special events
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment
  • Maintain clean, clutter free professional reception area

 
Substitute Teachers: 

  • Monitor substitute teachers’ time (hours) to generate check requests for payroll
  • Prepare monthly update on budget for substitute teachers

 
Title II Processor: Title II Part A for Professional Development

  • Attend meetings twice annually with Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS
  • Submit pre-approvals to BCPS for professional development
  • Collect paperwork from faculty after attendance at professional development activities
  • Prepare and complete payment reimbursements for faculty
  • Follow up on pending payment reimbursements to faculty when Mercy prepaid
  • Address problems/questions from BCPS via email or phone

 
 Housekeeping:

  •  Maintain appearance of the reception area, admissions conference room, faculty dining room, and hallway entrance areas (light housekeeping duties as requested by Leadership)


Required Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Able to learn and work with school technology
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and efficient time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain a pleasant, professional demeanor


Philosophical Approach:

  • Commitment to the mission of Mercy High School
  • A can-do attitude
  • A proactive attitude
  • A team player

 
Desired Competency:

  • Second language competence, Spanish preferred

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three references by U.S. Mail to:

                     Ms. Mary Ella Marion
                     Dean of Students
                     Mercy High School
                     1300 East Northern Parkway
                     Baltimore, MD 21239

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 

 

Religion Teacher (part-time with possibility of full-time)

Responsibilities include:

·         teaching three sections of Religion

·         working and solving problems with department and year-level teams

·         participating in ongoing professional development

·         attending school events, chaperoning activities, and participating in meetings

Candidates should be dedicated to teaching a diverse group of girls in a community that values intellectual pursuits, strong relationships, and spiritual development. The successful candidate will be cognizant of the special role a teacher has in the spiritual and religious development of youth, be comfortable using a variety of pedagogical strategies, and interested in developing an inquiry-based approach. There is a possibility of pairing this part-time religion position with English to create a full-time position; alternatively, given other staffing, it could become full-time religion.

Please send your resume to Jeanne A. Blakeslee, Principal jblakeslee@mercyhighschool.com