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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 60 zip codes in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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. As an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme, our curriculum in grades 9 and 10 features concept-based instruction and structured inquiry as a pedagogical tool.

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!


Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Mercy High School!

 
 

Mercy is seeking an Admissions Associate to be part of the Enrollment Management Team. This full-time position will work closely with our assistant director of admissions and report to our director of enrollment management in the recruitment and retention of Mercy students. The candidate will manage carefully the admissions database (Schooladmin), engage effectively with prospective students and their families, assist with all admission events, and implement creative recruitment strategies. Strong attention to detail and organization is key for this position. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage the Admissions database with an exceptional eye for detail and accuracy. Serve as the primary point-person for all admissions and enrollment data. 
  • Generate letters, reports, and mailings. 
  • Serve as a knowledgeable point-of-contact to prospective families throughout the admissions process. Respond to all phone calls and email inquiries within 24 hours. 
  • Assist with admissions events, visit days, fairs, etc. Some evenings and weekends required. 
  • Keep detailed records of all programs and events. 
  • Maintain office calendar and schedule. 
  • Assist with admissions website management. 
  • Maintain up-to-date mailing lists. 
  • Provide technical support to families for inquiries, applications, enrollment, financial aid, etc. Answer inquiries and provide administrative support for re-enrollment, financial aid and scholarship programs. 
  • Maintain office inventory. 
  • Represent school mission, programs and curriculum knowledgably and effectively. 
  • Manage a pool of prospective applicants. 
  • Manage the bus Services for surrounding counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard). 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field of study required. 
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with at least 3 years of professional experience with similar responsibilities. 
  • Extensive technical skills. Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, databases, and other computer skills are necessary. Experience with Schooladmin is a plus. 
  • Ability to thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced and detailed-oriented environment with multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. 
  • Self-initiation and self-motivation for independent follow-through on projects. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Exceptional customer service skills. 
  • A commitment to confidentiality. 
  • Knowledge of the Baltimore independent and Catholic school environment is a plus. 

Additional Requirements  

  • Ability to meet a flexibly work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends  
  • Subject to a fingerprint criminal background check prior to employment  
  • Subject to a MSDE Employment History Review screening for Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct  

Application process 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Bevans Kottraba ’98, director of enrollment management, at bkottraba@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please.  

The Advancement Services Manager is an integral part of the fundraising team and reports to the Director of Advancement. This professional will be a subject matter expert in Raiser’s Edge and will be responsible for the management of the donor data systems. This position will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing and acknowledgments, data management and donor relations as related to the Office of Advancement and the school as a whole. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy. 

Responsibilities

  • Administer the Raiser’s Edge/NXT Database 
  • Oversee overall management of software including data entry, data output and training while maximizing the use of the software. 
  • Develop procedures to ensure the integrity and security of database information. 
  • Establish and oversee all gift processing functions and procedures including timely entry of donations, review of gift documentation and issuance of thank you letters/tax receipts according to CASE and IRS standards. 
  • Interface with business office regarding gift entry, gift posting, campaign/fund creation, gift restrictions and audit reporting. 
  • Utilizing information technology systems, methods, and vendors to plan, implement, and coordinate a data integrity program that will focus on maintaining accurate constituency data records. 
  • Ensure compliance with fundraising policies, goals, and procedures. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three to five years’ relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in development services functions and office management experience. 
  • Excellent skills with Raiser’s Edge/NXT database program required. 
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices. 
  • Support and understand the development process: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. 
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office (Word and Excel). 
  • Highly organized, self-starter with good interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to anticipate needs, see opportunities and use good judgment in dealing with confidential information. 
  • Ability to analyze and review operational procedures, identify problem areas and optimize performance through procedural changes. 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends 
  • Subject to a fingerprint criminal background check prior to employment 
  • Subject to a MSDE Employment History Review screening for Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct 

Application process: 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Amy Kemp, director of advancement, at akemp@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please. 

Mercy High School is seeking a creative professional to serve as the school’s full-time Digital Media Specialist. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Special Projects and will develop marketing and editorial content to be used in Mercy's many marketing outlets. This role is primarily responsible for developing and executing a robust social media strategy that drives engagement amount current and future Mercy families and Mercy’s 8,000 alumnae, as well as other key stakeholders. This professional will also update and develop compelling website content. Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment is a must! A key component of this role is being actively involved in the life of the school. 

Essential job functions: 

  • Create and execute content for all of Mercy's digital platforms, including writing, taking photos and videos, and creating graphics 
  • Assist in the development and management of Mercy's social media calendar 
  • Assist in livestreaming events 
  • Develop, manage, and update website content 
  • Exercise good judgement and suggest creative solutions 
  • Balance multiple projects simultaneously 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • One to three years of relevant experience in marketing, communications, or related field 
  • Experience with social media management in a professional setting required 
  • Experience with basic photography, video, and website editing preferred 
  • Strong graphic design, writing, and editing skills required 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Possess a driver’s license and vehicle 
  • Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends 
  • Subject to a fingerprint criminal background check prior to employment 
  • Subject to a MSDE Employment History Review screening for Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct 

Application process: 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lauren Traskey, director of communications and special projects, at ltraskey@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please. 

Mercy High School in Baltimore is seeking a full-time technical director and event manager for the beautiful Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium. The 660-seat facility, located in Northeast Baltimore, is the site for both Mercy High School functions as well as rentals to a variety of clients. Our facility is an important gathering space for the Greater Baltimore area, and hosts events ranging from theatrical productions and plays to dance school recitals, awards presentations to martial arts expos, and more.

Job Responsibilities
Technical Director

  • Ensure safe and smooth operation of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium and ancillary facilities
  • Work in conjunction with the facilities team and the director of finance and operations overseeing long-term safety, planning, and upgrades to the facility
  • Regular inspection of the facility to maintain safety, general upkeep, and cleanliness with the facilities team and safety officer
  • Serve as lighting and sound operator for all internal school functions including but not limited to assemblies and liturgies
  • Serve as the production coordinator for two academic theatre productions per year, which includes training a small group of students to serve as designers or running crew in the areas of stage management, lighting, properties, audio, and scenic design and construction
  • Serve as the lighting designer for music and dance productions annually
  • Assist the communications department with marketing and communications efforts to publicize academic arts offerings and events in visual arts, theatre, music, and dance
  • Maintain tuning schedule for onsite pianos

Event Manager

  • Coordinate all aspects of rental business including but not limited to hiring and training staff, execution of contracts, obtaining insurance information, and serving as a technical liaison
  • Assist the communications department with marketing and communications efforts to publicize the auditorium locally to increase rental revenue
  • Hiring the services of specialized vendors when necessary

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or commensurate professional experience
  • Extensive knowledge of technical theatre, related equipment, and best practices
  • Experience designing and building scenery
  • Experience in a school setting

The technical director and event manager reports directly to the director of fine arts and the director of finance and operations. All candidates must pass a background check and complete Shield the Vulnerable training. All interested applicants should send materials to Heather Mork, auditorium manager, at hmork@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School is seeking a tech-savvy candidate to serve as the school’s Technology Coordinator. The successful applicant will install, configure, deploy, troubleshoot, maintain, and integrate the various cross-platform computing elements – software, hardware, classroom technology, printers, audio-visual and communications equipment, and more – throughout the Mercy campus and in our virtual classrooms. The successful candidate will also enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy. Candidates should have prior experience with young people in an academic or coaching setting. The successful candidate will be cognizant of the special role that all school personnel have in the spiritual and religious development of youth, will model critical inquiry and lifelong learning, and demonstrate integrity and fairness in all aspects of community life.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Monitoring the help desk and responding to requests for support 

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting hardware such as computers, projectors, cameras, printers 

  • Training faculty and students to utilize the technology resources 

  • Collaborating with vendors to complete installations, service calls, and special projects 

  • Supporting the Women in Technology program by coordinating guest speakers, field trips, and other learning opportunities for students 

  • Curating engineering-focused learning opportunities for students  

  • Engaging in the life of the school, attending meetings, and supporting the leadership team. 

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve service issues in a timely and systematic manner using industry-standard best practices 

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working independently 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to clearly explain technical concepts to non-technical people 

  • Comfortably work with robotics kits, 3D printing, and other resources for engineering education; able to teach others how to safely use these tools and supervise/support student use 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends 

  • Subject to a fingerprint criminal background check prior to employment 

  • Subject to a MSDE Employment History Review screening for Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct 

 
This is a post for the 21-22 academic year, which may be renewed for the 2022-23 academic year depending upon the needs of the school. Please submit resume to Melinda Johnson, Director of Information Technology: mjohnson@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching five sections of Language and Literature
  • advising a small group of students
  • working and solving problems with other departments and year-level teams
  • participating in ongoing professional development for teaching in the International Baccalaureate
  • attending school events, chaperoning activities, and participating in meetings

 

Candidates should be academically strong, 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. Coaching experience preferred.

 

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Jeanne A. Blakeslee, Principal at jblakeslee@mercyhighschool.com

MYP Responsibilities, 3/5 time, include:

  • Working with teachers to implement the programme
  • Orchestrating completion of the Personal Project by all sophomores
  • Planning and leading IB professional development
  • Ensuring adherence to requirements of IB
  • Communicating programme and its progress/challenges to relevant constituencies
  • Maintaining records related to MYP


Candidates should be academically strong, 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 and school leader 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.


Please send your resume and letter of interest to Jeanne A. Blakeslee, Principal at jblakeslee@mercyhighschool.com

Mercy High School has several coaching positions open for the 2021-2022 school year. All coaching positions are part-time seasonal positions.  Candidates must have previous coaching/playing experience. Ideal candidates are experienced and motivated coaches who love developing student-athletes. Coaching candidates must be effective communicators and must strive to create a nurturing environment for all in the program, including athletes, other coaches, managers, and families.

Additional Requirements  

  • Ability to meet a flexibly work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends  
  • Subject to a fingerprint criminal background check prior to employment  
  • Subject to a MSDE Employment History Review screening for Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

 

Application Process:

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Athletic Director Nick Gill ngill@mercyhighschool.com

Coaching Vacancies

·         Head Coach Varsity Tennis

·         Assistant Coach Varsity Tennis

·         Assistant Coach – Varsity Field Hockey

·         Head Coach – Freshman Soccer

·         Head Coach – Freshman Volleyball