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Located on a 26-acre campus, Mercy High School provides a rigorous Catholic, college preparatory education to bright and promising girls from more than 68 zip codes in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Mercy knows how to prepare girls 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. As a school authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Middle Years Programme, our curriculum in grades 9 and 10 features concept-based instruction and structured inquiry as a pedagogical tool. Mercy is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which further cements our commitment to providing challenging and engaging courses.

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 girls from diverse backgrounds who, together, make Mercy an extraordinary learning community. If you are excited about providing an excellent educational experience for talented girls, 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!

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  • Administrative Assistant-Flex/School Store Coordinator

    Mercy High School is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant-Flex/School Store Coordinator to begin August 2024. Mercy’s Administrative Assistant-Flex/School Store Coordinator is collaborative, touching many important areas of daily life in our school. This person must be a team player, display a positive attitude, and be a multi-tasker. The administrative assistant-flex/school store coordinator co-manages and staffs the Mercy Spirit Store, supervises students as needed, performs hospitality support for various events, and provides administrative support at reception and in the Office of Academic and Students Affairs.

    Responsibilities
     
    Administrative Assistant-Flex
    • Staff the reception desk from 3:30PM to 5:00PM.
    • Relieve reception desk for breaks.
    • Answer phone calls, take messages, and route correspondence while at the reception desk.
    • Receive and sort mail while at reception desk.
    • Support the Office of Academic and Student Affairs as needed.
    • Support the Executive Assistant to the President as needed.
    • Hospitality support: Includes pre-planning, pick-up, set-up, clean up and staffing for Community Events including (but not limited to): Faculty/Staff Orientation, Professional Development Lunches, Ring Day, Grandparent’s Day, Faculty/Staff Christmas Gathering, Catholic Schools Week, Garnet Gala, Career Day, Faculty/Staff Appreciation, Senior Breakfast, and End of Year Community Luncheon
    • Supervise students as needed.
    • Support the team in maintaining a clean and organized environment.
    • Undertake additional tasks as assigned by Administration.
    School Store Coordinator
    • Staff the School Store during lunch.
    • Organize and display merchandise.
    • Assist with basket donations to feeder school and fundraising events.
    • Support sales for online store.
    • Coordinate pickup of purchases.
    • Collaborate with the Assistant Athletic Director with ordering School Store merchandise.
    • *School Store extra hours include: New Parent Gathering, Back to School Night, Freshman Orientation, Magic Moment Sessions, Open House, Select Athletic events, Alumnae Weekend, Christmas Holiday hours, The Classic, Scholarship Interviews, Accepted Student Night, Enrolled Student Night, 7th grade Parent Information Sessions, and Placement Testing
     
     
    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Strong interpersonal skills for interactions with students, faculty, staff, and parents
    • Proficient in basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office suite)
    • Independent worker with the ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload.
    • Candidates are subject to a criminal background check, Child Protection Services Screening, and an MSDE Employment History Review prior to employment.
     
     
         Work Environment:
    • All faculty/staff may be asked to perform their work duties at home (in the event of remote learning) and/or on campus. In both settings, this role is required to maintain a professional, shared work environment.
    • While performing the duties of this job, all faculty/staff are regularly required to talk and hear. This position is moderately active. It requires both sitting and standing for prolonged periods, and walking, including stairs. The position may require the occasional moving/rearranging of items.
     
    Salary is commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes tuition remission at Mercy High School for dependent daughters and at Loyola University Maryland for employees and their dependents, all contingent upon years of full-time service.

    FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
    Employment Category: Full-time Staff
    Reports to: Dean of Students and Director of Finance
    Duration: 10-month contract annually renewable

    Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay Folkmann, HR Coordinator at lfolkmann@mercyhighschool.com.

    This description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the work associated with the position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and additional functions/requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This description does not represent a contract of employment, and Mercy High School reserves the right to change this position as deemed appropriate.
  • Annual Fund & Events Manager

    School Overview:
    Founded in 1960 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Expanding on nearly 200 years of experience in the instruction of adolescent girls, Mercy is proud to carry forward the extraordinary legacy of Mercy education, which began in Baltimore in 1867. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, we deliver a rigorous education marked by academic excellence and personal attention. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Mercy provides an education that is distinguished by innovation, enabling students to form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking, and courageous action in a global society. In the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, our work reflects a commitment to hospitality, service, justice, and compassion. More than 8,000 Mercy graduates bring their Mercy values into the world, in Baltimore, and beyond. It is an exciting time to join “Team Magic” and to help showcase our growing school.

    Summary:
    Mercy High School seeks an Annual Fund & Events Manager to join the Advancement team in August 2024. This key position manages donor engagement and development, the annual Fund for Mercy High School, special events, and other assigned duties to support the Advancement Office. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Advancement, the Annual Fund & Events Manager will help develop and implement strategies to meet donor participation and revenue goals. As a primary responsibility, the Annual Fund & Events Manager will oversee the development and execution of a multi-channel solicitation plan for donors and prospects at all giving levels, including digital, mail, print, and social media communications.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Creates and executes the strategy, implementation, growth, retention, and evaluation of annual giving fundraising.
    • Cultivates relationships with alumnae, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, and community leaders capable of making meaningful annual gifts with a primary emphasis on retaining existing donors and acquiring new donors.
    • Plans, manages, and executes special fundraising campaigns, including but not limited to Be A Gem Day of Giving, Student Raffle Fundraiser, Giving Tuesday, and the Alumnae Giving Challenge, and fundraising campaigns designed to engage all donors.
    • Develop strategies for solicitation of Sister Michelle Carroll Society and Loyalty Circle prospects and members through direct mail and email in collaboration with the Director of Advancement, Alumnae Engagement Manager, and Director of Communications and Marketing.
    • Plans and manages special events in support of fundraising goals, including The Classic hospitality, Grandparents Day, and the Garnet Gala, as well as receptions and other gatherings for donors. • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, communications, or English/writing.
    • A minimum of five years of experience working in fundraising, marketing, or business development, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
    • Experience working in a nonprofit, school, or university setting is highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with the Baltimore philanthropic community, Catholic education, the Sisters of Mercy/Mercy values, and trends and best practices in philanthropic giving are all extremely valuable.

    Required Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.
    • Excellent attention to detail and competency in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Exemplary interpersonal and oral communication skills.
    • Strong writing skills, including proficiency in grammar and spelling.
    • Experience writing fundraising requests and acknowledgment letters, creating compelling social media posts, and making effective in-person and telephone solicitations that motivate constituents to support Mercy High School
    • Ability to work effectively with volunteers for events and fundraising activities.
    • Database management proficiency, Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential matters with discretion.
    • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to take initiative and problem-solve.
    • A positive, friendly, and hospitable disposition is required.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for extended periods.
    • Must be able to repeat the motion of wrists, hands, and fingers to operate standard office equipment, such as computers, printers, and phones.
    • Must have visual acuity to read a variety of written materials.
    • Must be able to lift objects between 25 to 30 pounds in all directions.
    • Ability to ascend and descend stairs in an office building.
    • Must be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on the floor, bend at the waist, and crouch.
    Work Conditions and Requirements
    • The successful candidate will be proactive with a personal commitment to Mercy values—excellence, hospitality, service, justice, and compassion.
    • This position is an exempt, full-time, in-person, twelve-month professional position, and reports to the Director of Advancement.
    • Some weekend and evening hours are required.
    • Candidates must pass a background check, including fingerprinting. Mercy offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including tuition remission at Loyola University Maryland and Mercy High School Baltimore (based on years of service to Mercy High School), as described in the Mercy High School Employee Handbook.
    Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information to Ms. Carolyn Panzer, Director of Advancement, at cpanzer@mercyhighschool.com.
    This description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the work associated with the position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and additional functions/requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Mercy High School reserves the right to change this position as deemed appropriate.
  • Social Studies Teacher

    School Overview:
     
    Founded in 1960 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Expanding on nearly 200 years of experience in the instruction of adolescent girls, Mercy is proud to carry forward the extraordinary legacy of Mercy education, which began in Baltimore in 1867. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, we deliver a rigorous education marked by academic excellence and personal attention. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Mercy provides an education that is distinguished by innovation, enabling students to form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking, and courageous action in a global society. In the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, our work reflects a commitment to hospitality, service, justice, and compassion. More than 8,000 Mercy graduates bring their Mercy values into the world, in Baltimore, and beyond. It is an exciting time to join “Team Magic” and to help showcase our growing school.

    Social Studies Teacher – 2024-2025
                                                                                                                     
    Mercy High School is seeking a full-time Social Studies teacher to begin August 2024. The ideal candidate can teach a variety of social studies courses. Candidates should be academically strong and 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, model critical inquiry and lifelong learning, and demonstrate integrity and fairness in all aspects of community life.
     
    As a school authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Middle Years Programme, Mercy’s curriculum in grades 9 and 10 features concept-based instruction and structured inquiry as a pedagogical tool. Courses in the upper levels are challenging and engaging. Mercy is an IB Candidate School pursuing authorization for the IB Diploma Programme. While previous experience with these programs is preferred, it is not a requirement.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Plan and effectively implement the Social Studies curriculum for five sections of Social Studies courses. Final course assignments will be determined based on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate.
    • Use pedagogical best practices, learning standards, and assessments to drive student growth and achievement in alignment with Mercy’s expectations and the International Baccalaureate framework.
    • Create a positive, cooperative, and organized classroom atmosphere.
    • Advise a small group of students, serve on a grade-level team, and be an IB Personal Project Supervisor.
    • Moderate a club or student activity.
    • Maintain positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
    • Work collaboratively with the department, year-level teams, student services, and academic leadership team to support student learning.
    • Respect and support the School’s mission.
    • Actively engage in professional growth by keeping abreast of current trends in education, attending professional development, engaging in reflective practice, and attending all planning and staff meetings.
    • Attend some school events and chaperoning activities that may occur after school hours or on the weekends with advanced notice.
    • Coaching opportunities may be available.
     
     Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in history, political science, education, or a related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in teaching Social Studies.
    • Openness to concept-based and structured inquiry approaches and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues is required.
    • Experience in IB schools with the Middle Years Programme or Diploma Programme is a plus.
    • Candidates are subject to a criminal background check, Child Protection Services Screening, and an MSDE Employment History Review prior to employment.
     
    Work Environment:
    • All faculty may be asked to perform their work duties at home (in the event of remote learning) and/or on campus. In both settings, this role is required to maintain a professional, shared work environment.
    • While performing the duties of this job, all faculty are regularly required to talk and hear. This position, while primarily desk, office, and classroom-based, is at times active. It requires both sitting and standing for prolonged periods, and at times walking, including stairs, and the occasional moving/rearranging of items.
     
    Salary is commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes tuition remission at Mercy High School for dependent daughters and at Loyola University Maryland for employees and their dependents, all contingent upon years of full-time service.

    FLSA Classification: Exempt
    Employment Category: Full-time Faculty
    Reports to: Department Chair
    Duration: 10-month contract annually renewable

    Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy of education, and contact information for three professional references to Kathryn Adelsberger, Ed.D., Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com 
     
     
    This description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the work associated with the position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and additional functions/requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Mercy High School reserves the right to change this position as deemed appropriate.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Mercy High School seeks dynamic, student-centered individuals to become a part of our daily substitute list.  Mercy High School is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, college preparatory school for students in grades 9-12 located in Baltimore, MD.
    Substitutes will be contacted for daily assignments in any of Mercy High School’s academic areas on an as-needed basis. The length of an individual substitute teaching assignment varies but will generally be between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

    Key duties:
    • Provide continuity in student learning
    • Adhere to the classroom teacher’s daily lesson plans
    • Effectively supervise the classroom
    • Collect and distribute assignments
    • Adhere to school policies and procedures
    • Supervise students during non-instructional time in accordance with absent teacher’s schedule
    • Other teaching duties as requested 
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Prior experience with students in grades 9-12 is strongly preferred, particularly in a classroom setting 
    Qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to begin the interview process.
    Interested candidates should contact Ms. Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal, at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com. Please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. 
  • Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach

    Mercy High School is seeking an Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach. Candidates should possess excellent organization and communication skills. This position reports regularly to the director of athletics. The tennis season begins in the middle of August and concludes in early November. This is a paid, part-time position and a background check is required.  

    Interested candidates should send a resume and two to three professional references to George Panageotou P’23, ’26, assistant director of athletics, at GPanageotou@mercyhighschool.com.  
  • Varsity Lacrosse Offensive Coordinator

    Mercy High School is seeking an Offensive Coordinator for Varsity Lacrosse. Candidates should possess excellent organization and communication skills, as well as a high level of understanding of girl’s lacrosse. This position reports regularly to the director of athletics and the head varsity lacrosse coach. The lacrosse season begins in the middle of February and concludes in early May.This is a paid, part-time position and a background check is required.  

    Interested candidates should send a resume and two to three professional references to George Panageotou P’23, ’26, assistant director of athletics, at GPanageotou@mercyhighschool.com.  
  • Varsity Lacrosse Defensive Coordinator

    Mercy High School is seeking a Defensive Coordinator for Varsity Lacrosse. Candidates should possess excellent organization and communication skills, as well as a high level of understanding of girl’s lacrosse. This position reports regularly to the director of athletics and the head varsity lacrosse coach. The lacrosse season begins in the middle of February and concludes in early May. This is a paid, part-time position and a background check is required.  

    Interested candidates should send a resume and two to three professional references to George Panageotou P’23, ’26, assistant director of athletics, at GPanageotou@mercyhighschool.com.  
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