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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 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 155-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, service, and justice, - we welcome you to join us!


Job Openings

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

 
 

Mercy High School Baltimore is an independent private Catholic college preparatory school for young women. The school was founded in 1960 with a mission to provide a superior education to young women of diverse backgrounds from across central Maryland. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, we deliver a rigorous education marked by academic excellence and personal attention. At Mercy High School Baltimore, students learn to communicate ideas and express themselves confidently, both individually and collaboratively with others. Mercy creates an environment where young women 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.

Summary: The Database and Gift Processing Manager is an integral part of the fundraising team and is responsible for the management of the donor data system, and participates in a variety of fundraising activities, including gift documentation, generating thank you letters, income reconciliation, donor communications, special event planning, volunteer management, and database customization and maintenance. 

Essential Duties:

  • Administer, maintain, and utilize Mercy High School’s donor database, Raiser’s Edge/NXT Database.
  • Oversee software management, 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 and tax receipts according to CASE and IRS standards.
  • Interface with the business office regarding gift entry, gift posting, campaign/fund
    creation, gift restrictions, and audit reporting.
  • Utilize information technology and data integrity program that will focus on maintaining
    accurate constituency data records. 
  • Ensure compliance with fundraising policies, goals, and procedures.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files.
  • Assist in the production of annual fundraising events and other fundraising appeals.
  • Reconcile donations with the finance department monthly. 
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. 
  • Advocate, promote, and practice cultural sensitivity and responsiveness.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information at all times.
  • Event Support for all Advancement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Public Policy, or other related fields.
  • A minimum of three to five years of relevant experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in non-profit fundraising management, database administration, gift processing, and development services functions, and office management experience.
  • Excellent skills using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.
  • Experience working with volunteers is a plus.
  • Prior experience with fundraising events and campaigns preferred.
  • Exemplary interpersonal, public speaking, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to organize and analyze data, produce reports, and meet deadlines.
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to problem solve.
  • Highly organized, self-starter with strong time-management skills.
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of donor relations and confidentiality.
  • Ability to analyze and review operational procedures, identify problem areas, and optimize performance through procedural changes.
  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • Candidate must pass a Background Check including Fingerprinting.

 

Reports to: Director of Advancement
Supervises: None
Exempt Status: Exempt
Work Schedule: 12-month Full Time
Work Remotely: No
Physical Demands:

  • Be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on the floor, see, hear, and speak.
  • Be able to sit for extended periods in front of a computer.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

Please send a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Panzer, Director of Advancement, at cpanzer@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School Baltimore is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Founded in 1960, 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. At Mercy High School Baltimore, students learn to communicate ideas and express themselves confidently, both individually and collaboratively with others. Mercy creates an environment where young women 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.

Department: Campus Safety

Position Summary

Work with the Mercy Community in providing a safe and secure environment for Mercy students, employees, and visitors

Essential Duties

  • Ensure a safe and secure campus for all students, faculty, and visitors via daily patrol checks of exterior and interior of the school and campus.
  • Demonstrates Mercy values as a role model for students.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and good communications skills that promotes a positive school environment.
  • Be knowledgeable on all Mercy High School’s safety measures and procedures.
  • Assists in general supervision of maintaining order within school grounds and buildings.
  • Assists with administrative enforcement of school regulations regarding conduct, and safety and security protocols.
  • Responds to complaints of losses of personal or school property.
  • Assists in investigating violations of the student code of conduct.
  • Helps to deter trespassers on school grounds.
  • Patrol and confront unauthorized persons by checking for identification cards and visitor passes.
  • Assist with all traffic flow for drop off, pick up, special events, and athletic events.
  • Enforce parking registration policies.
  • Proficient in use of computer: CCTV, reports, emails, and applications.
  • May need to assist and provide security when difficult conversations are taking place with students, parents, staff, and community.
  • Assist in maintaining current safety protocols and training for school personnel.
  • Detect unauthorized acts by students, employees, and visitors.
  • Ensure all doors/gates are locked and opened at designated times as assigned.
  • Investigate, review, and report to school administration, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies when appropriate for accidents, incidents, and violations of the law.
  • Maintain a working relationship with local police and fire and rescue services.
  • Observe and report violations of safety and health codes to Security Coordinator and Facilities Coordinator.
  • Receive, conduct investigations, and complete incident reports.
  • Respond to all types of emergencies and other security related calls.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • Speak and write fluent English
  • Good verbal and communicative skills
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to write detailed incident reports
  • High School Diploma
  • Be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on the floor, see, hear, and speak
  • Ability to stay calm during all types of emergencies
  • Smart phone required

Benefits Offered

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition remission

To apply, email the application to Diana Rego, Director of Finance and Operations, drego@mercyhighschool.com

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 AM to 3:15 PM. 

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. 

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time social studies teacher and department chair to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate has experience leading a department and teaching a variety of social studies courses. While the final course assignments will be determined based on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate, preference will be given to candidates with experience in World History and AP Psychology.

Responsibilities include:

  • chairing the Social Studies Department by providing pedagogical leadership and performing relevant administrative tasks
  • teaching four sections of social studies
  • advising a small group of students
  • working and solving problems with department and year-level teams
  • collaborating on IB curriculum development and assessment
  • participating in ongoing professional development
  • attending school events, chaperoning activities, and participating in meetings

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.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy of education to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.  

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time science teacher to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate can teach the content area of Physical Science, although the exact courses will be determined based on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching five sections of science, most likely a combination of Physical Science and Physics
  • advising a small group of students
  • working and solving problems with department and year-level teams
  • collaborating on IB curriculum development and assessment
  • participating in ongoing professional development
  • attending school events, chaperoning activities, and participating in meetings

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.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy of education to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time educator with part-time responsibilities (2/5) as the Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator paired with teaching duties (3/5). The ideal candidate has experience in pedagogical leadership and instructional coaching. Preference will be given to candidates with IB experience. The final course assignments will be determined based on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate. This position will grow to be 3/5 DP Coordinator and 2/5 teaching duties in 2024-2025.

DP Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • working with teachers to implement the program
  • ensuring successful completion of the DP candidacy and authorization process
  • planning and leading IB professional development
  • ensuring adherence to requirements of IB
  • communicating about the program to relevant constituencies
  • maintaining records related to DP
  • organizing and overseeing Internal and External Assessments for all DP courses
  • teaching three sections in an academic subject
  • advising a small group of students
  • 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 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.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy of education to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time mathematics teacher to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate has experience teaching a variety of mathematics courses. While the final course assignments will be determined based on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate, preference will be given to candidates with experience in geometry and advanced courses.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching five sections of mathematics
  • advising a small group of students
  • working and solving problems with department and year-level teams
  • collaborating on IB curriculum development and assessment
  • participating in ongoing professional development
  • attending school events, chaperoning activities, and participating in meetings

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.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy of education to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.