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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 High School is seeking an accomplished professional to serve as the school’s full-time Special Assistant to the President. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the rich legacy and inspiring vision of the Sisters of Mercy. 

The Special Assistant to the President works closely with the Mercy High School President, Leadership Team, and Board of Trustees to execute a wide range of strategic initiatives and activities in support of the school’s mission. The Special Assistant provides leadership, assistance, resources, and/or staffing on projects, programs, or initiatives emanating from the Office of the President. This professional is responsible for preparing effective communications and presentations for a broad range of audiences. Sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility are essential to this role.

School Overview:

Since 1960, Mercy High School has prepared more than 8,000 Mercy Girls to become the Women of Mercy our world needs. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy High School has a mission that calls for “an environment where young women form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking and courageous action in a global society.” Indeed, a Mercy education is designed to promote intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Reflecting our mission, Mercy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (for grades 9 and 10)—the only Catholic girls’ school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to offer this prestigious program. Rigorous academics, meaningful service opportunities, faith formation, robust fine arts programming, competitive athletics, and cherished traditions are all hallmarks of a Mercy education. It is an exciting time to join to join "Team Magic" and to help showcase our growing school!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Organizes and prioritizes critical issues and gathers information to facilitate efficient decision-making.
  • Serves as a hands-on project manager, developing and managing timelines, budgets, vendors, and deliverables, and ensuring that projects are completed efficiently and within budget.
  • Interacts on a variety of projects with faculty and staff colleagues, trustees, alumnae, parents, and benefactors.
  • Serves as a liaison to local and state officials, community leaders, higher education, the Sisters of Mercy/Mercy Education System of the Americas, Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS).
  • Prioritizes requests and activities using excellent judgement to determine which require the direct involvement of the President.
  • Drafts reports, presentations, and other communications on behalf of the President.
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Represents Mercy at internal and external meetings, as directed and needed.
  • Provides support to the Board of Trustees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Self-directed and results-oriented with the ability to work with little supervision and the ambiguity of an ever-changing set of priorities.
  • Capable of following through and driving projects to completion on tight timelines.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A high level of professionalism, tact, discretion, confidentiality, and integrity.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of school faculty, staff, and students.

Prior work experience in, or a personal understanding of, the Catholic school or college environment is desirable. Also helpful is a familiarity with or willingness to become familiar with the greater Baltimore business, philanthropic, and Catholic communities.

Application process:

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary Beth Lennon, president, at president@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please. 

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching three or four sections of Physical and Health Education
  • 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 Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com

Mercy High School is seeking creative and responsible candidates to become instructional assistants for this school year. These assistants will cover classes on campus in the event a teacher is teaching remotely. This is a temporary position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining classroom culture and decorum
  • Enforcing safety protocols and other classroom expectations
  • Setting up and monitoring technology
  • Collaborating with the remote teacher(s)
  • Supporting students as they participate in lessons
  • Engaging in the life of the school, attending meetings, and supporting the leadership team.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and prior experience with young people in an academic or coaching setting. Experience with a range of technologies is preferred. 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.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal   kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com

Mercy High School is seeking a creative, energetic professional to serve as the school’s full-time Director of Communications. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the mission and values of Mercy, rooted in the rich legacy and inspiring vision of the Sisters of Mercy. This position reports to the president of Mercy High School and oversees the full complement of communications activities at a thriving all-girls Catholic high school. As the lead brand ambassador, the director of communications oversees the development of marketing and editorial content to be used in Mercy's many marketing outlets. This role also includes developing and executing a robust social media strategy and compelling website content that drives engagement among current and future Mercy families and Mercy’s 8,000 alumnae, as well as other key stakeholders. 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.   

School Overview:  

Since 1960, Mercy High School has prepared more than 8,000 Mercy Girls to become the Women of Mercy our world needs. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy High School has a mission that calls for “an environment where young women form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking and courageous action in a global society.” Indeed, a Mercy education is designed to promote intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Reflecting our mission, Mercy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (for grades 9 and 10)—the only Catholic girls’ school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to offer this prestigious program. Rigorous academics, meaningful service opportunities, faith formation, robust fine arts programming, competitive athletics, and cherished traditions are all hallmarks of a Mercy education. It is an exciting time to join to join "Team Magic" and to help showcase our growing school! 

Essential Job Functions: 

• Serving as the lead marketing/communications executive, communicating the school’s mission, vision, and momentum across all media to ensure a consistent brand.
• Leading and managing an integrated marketing and communications approach that supports the conceptualization, writing, editing, and production of print, electronic, and video communications in collaboration with colleagues in Academic and Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Advancement, Fine Arts, and Athletics. 
• Using data and analytics to inform strategies and decisions. 
• Serving as a thought partner on the leadership team and with other key stakeholders around industry trends in communications and marketing. 
• Recognizing opportunities to showcase Mercy through unique storytelling.    
• Coordinating photography and directing videography for marketing.  
• Ensuring consistent branding across the institution and adjusting and updating brand guides as necessary. 
• Developing and managing a comprehensive calendar of publications (concept, design, content, editorial, and production for paper and electronic communications) that reaches and influences the school’s target audiences. 
• Building and cultivating relationships with faculty, students, and staff while encouraging all constituents to share content for social media and other marketing materials. 
• Managing a communications/marketing budget that maximizes the strategic use of resources.
• Building and maintaining relationships with the media as the school’s primary media contact. 
• Serving on the leadership team.   
• Managing crisis communications in coordination with the leadership team.  
• Working effectively with freelance professionals. 
• Supervising a Digital Marketing Specialist.
• Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate holds a bachelor’s degree in English or Marketing/Communications or a related field and has a minimum of five years of marketing/communications experience. The successful candidate possesses strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, an eye for design, experience supervising and leading staff, and a demonstrated track record for collaboration, organization, efficiency, and the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. This professional is naturally thorough and precise with a strong attention to detail and is committed to mission-driven organizations. 

Experience in nonprofit organizations, Catholic institutions, and/or independent schools is preferred but not required. This position is a 12-month position. 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. 

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  

Summary:

Date needed: ASAP
City: Baltimore
Location: Maryland
Country: United States
Primary Category: Communications
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree
Experience Requirement: A minimum of 5 years 

Application process:  

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary Beth Lennon, president, at president@mercyhighschool.com. No telephone calls, please.  
  
 

Mercy seeks a Full-Time Athletic Trainer & Physical Education/Health Teacher for the 2021-22 academic year.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing athletic training services for 12 athletic programs before, during, and after all home games/contests during the school year.
  • Working closely with the Athletic staff for game day operations.
  • Maintaining a relationship with IAAM athletic trainers by attending league meetings when possible, communicating after games/contests as necessary.
  • Maintaining communication with the school nurse, parents and all other necessary parties in the event of an injury or illness.
  • Maintaining medical records on all injuries, illnesses and rehabilitation procedures, using the Magnus Software Program.
  • Providing CPR and First Aid training to the community and maintaining certification records.
  • Working collaboratively with the school nurse to monitor annual physicals and other school health requirements.
  • Teaching three or four sections of Physical and Health Education
  • Participating in ongoing professional development for teaching in the International Baccalaureate.
  • Attending school events 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.

How to Apply / Contact:

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Mr. Nick Gill, Athletic Director, at ngill@mercyhighschool.com.

ngill@mercyhighschool.com.