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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!

 
 

To support its compelling mission and strategic priorities, Mercy High School seeks a dynamic Director of Advancement to lead a growing fundraising and alumnae relations program. The Director of Advancement will serve on the Leadership Team and report directly to the President. The Director of Advancement will be responsible for building and managing an effective team to meet annual fundraising goals, drive robust major gifts and planned giving programs, and sustain meaningful engagement with alumnae and other constituents.

The Director of Advancement will be a results-oriented professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment. This leader will be responsible for taking Mercy’s highly professional, donor-centered advancement operation to the next level. Working closely with the President and an engaged Board of Trustees, the successful candidate will be a proactive, creative and flexible leader who performs best in a collaborative, energetic environment. Above all, the Director of Advancement will be able to communicate persuasively a passion for the mission and vision of Mercy High School.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the Mercy leadership team, ensuring alignment between advancement practices and the strategic priorities and needs of the Mercy community.
  • Lead the advancement team (Director of Development, Director of Alumnae Engagement, and Advancement Services Manager) in ways that ensure efficiency and excellence.
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to maximize volunteer engagement and leadership in fundraising.

Fundraising

  • Lead goal setting, implementation, tracking, and reporting of fundraising and alumnae engagement strategies and metrics.
  • Partner with the President and the Board of Trustees to secure major gifts and grants for Mercy’s annual, capital, programmatic, and endowment priorities.
  • Manage a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects and donors.
  • Serve as the primary writer and creative thinker for solicitations, correspondence, acknowledgments, and grant proposals.
  • Lead processes that support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors from the individual, foundation, and corporate sectors.
  • Work with the Director of Development on activities and events, including the Student Raffle and Gala, in support of The Fund for Mercy High School.
  • Work with the Advancement Services Manager to plan, track, and report on fundraising, alumnae engagement, and stewardship activities.

Engagement & Events

  • Build on the success of the annual gala and other strategic events to maximize fundraising impact through engagement and follow-up with major gift donors and prospects.
  • Work with the Director of Alumnae Engagement to strengthen alumnae and constituent programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Communications team, as well as other Mercy administrators, to respond to and create compelling events and campaigns.
  • Maintain relationships with other fundraising leaders in Baltimore and Mercy Education, continuously benchmarking best practices and representing the interests of Mercy.
  • Build on the success of the annual gala and other strategic events to maximize fundraising impact through engagement and follow-up with major gift donors and prospects.
  • Work with the Director of Alumnae Engagement to strengthen alumnae and constituent programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Communications team, as well as other Mercy administrators, to respond to and create compelling events and campaigns.
  • Maintain relationships with other fundraising leaders in Baltimore and Mercy Education, continuously benchmarking best practices and representing the interests of Mercy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years leadership experience in fundraising with progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Experience working with and promoting the success of trustee fundraising efforts.
  • Significant experience soliciting and closing major gifts/grants from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Ability to be a hands-on leader who has effectively managed and developed teams.
  • Excellent communications/writing skills, including an ability to listen well.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Knowledge of the Baltimore philanthropic community preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including tuition remission, is available.

About Mercy High School

Founded in 1960 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School provides a rigorous education rooted in Catholic, Mercy values that prepares graduates for leadership in college, in the workplace, and in the community. True to its mission to create “an environment where young women form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking and courageous action in a global society,” Mercy continues to be a leader in the education of girls. Since its founding, Mercy has produced more than 8,000 Mercy alumnae whose outstanding educational experience included faith formation, robust service opportunities, arts opportunities, and competitive athletics. Visit www.mercyhighschool.com for more information about Mercy High School.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and a list of three professional references Mary Beth Lennon, president, at president@mercyhighschool.com. The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration, please submit materials by May 7, 2022.

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time librarian to begin August 2022. The librarian manages the library and library materials, teaches and fosters information literacy and research skills, and promotes reading. The librarian must be innovative, flexible, energetic, and responsive, and maintain the library as a safe, welcoming, and creative space for all.

Responsibilities include:

  • developing and maintaining a diverse collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, teaching styles, and instructional strategies used at Mercy High School by evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and cataloging a print collection and digital subscriptions
  • supporting faculty in integrating research into their classes, including collaborating with teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies, develop research skills, and foster critical thinking
  • building and strengthening connections between students, information, and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and resources
  • guiding students and faculty to locate, evaluate, and ethically use information and resources
  • serving as the Graduation Coordinator who is responsible for managing logistics related to graduation events
  • advising a small group of students
  • 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.


Signing Bonus for Immediate Start 

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. 

Responsibilities include

  • Safely transports students from Mercy to sports competitions and back to Mercy when finished. Hours will vary and are usually during the school week at the end of the school day around 2-3 p.m. and returning to the school after the athletics event (could also include some weekends).  
  • Coordinates driving schedule with the Athletic Director 
  • Completes pre- and post-trip inspections of bus 
  • Fuels bus 
  • Reports suspected mechanical defects and malfunctioning equipment on assigned vehicles 
  • Notes and reports any damage to assigned bus 
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of vehicle  
  • Communicates standard emergency evacuation plan with students 
  • May take vehicles to service when necessary 
  • May be asked to provide transportation for occasional class field trips 

Requirements: 

  • CDL-B license 
  • Clean Driving Record (every state license was held) 
  • Required to complete our Criminal Background Check 
  • Required to complete a Pre-employment drug screen 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 

Job Type: Part-time 

Rate of pay: Starting at $25/hour 

To apply complete this application at Mercy High School. For assistance contact Kimm Allison kallison@mercyhighschool.com or 410-433-8880 x303  

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time science teacher to begin August 2022. The ideal candidate can teach a variety of science courses. The position could include courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Science, or senior electives depending on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching five sections of science
  • 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. Certification in Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences would be ideal, but is not necessary.

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 school counselor to begin July 2022. This 11-month position has the potential to be full-time or part-time. The ideal candidate provides support for girls as they negotiate adolescence and maintains contact with off-campus resources and families. The Counselor works together with other members of the Student Services Team.

 Responsibilities include:

  • identifying and addressing student needs and concerns through positive problem-solving strategies, preventative, and responsive services
  • collaborating on the development and management of the school counseling program with the Student Services Team to support students
  • planning and teaching in the four-year Seminar program which includes stands of social-emotional learning, academic skills, college counseling, and cultural competence
  • 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 working with 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 and resume to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School is seeking a part-time two-fifths visual arts teacher to begin August 2022. The ideal candidate can teach courses about three-dimensional art with clay and sculpture; however, exact courses will depend on the school’s needs and the skill set of the candidate. The school has two on-site kilns.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching two sections of visual arts each semester
  • working and solving problems with department and year-level teams
  • participating in ongoing professional development
  • attending school events and participating in meetings

Candidates should be artistically 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 English teacher to begin August 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching five sections of Language and Literature, most likely 9th and 12th grades
  • 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, 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 your resume and letter of interest to Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal at kadelsberger@mercyhighschool.com.

Mercy High School is seeking a full-time or part-time learning specialist to begin August 2022. The learning specialist works with students with mild, language-based learning disorders and learning differences in a 1:1 or 2:1 resource setting and participates as an active member of the Student Services Team in carrying out the mission of the Mercy Learning Program.

Responsibilities include:

  • review psychoeducational evaluations and develop appropriate student learning plans
  • provide strategic instruction to students to address the development of reading comprehension, written language, organization, executive functioning, attentional skills, and academic self-advocacy
  • collaborate with faculty and staff in implementing accommodations to support the academic needs and learning style of the student
  • arrange testing conditions for regularly scheduled tests, midterm/final exams, and appropriate standardized assessments to foster maximum student concentration and success
  • maintain ongoing communication with parents to update student progress
  • participate in ongoing professional development
  • attend school events, chaperone activities, and participate 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, reading, or a related field is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and strong instructional and pedagogical techniques.
  • Secondary education experience working with students with a variety of learning disabilities, ADHD, and Executive Functioning.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and technology skills.

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 English Department Chair to begin August 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • teaching four sections of Language and Literature courses including one AP English Language and Composition
  • providing instructional leadership for the English department in curriculum development and pedagogy
  • 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, 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, will model critical inquiry and lifelong learning, and will demonstrate integrity and fairness in all aspects of community life.

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