Employment Opportunities

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.

Music Teacher (General and Vocal)

Responsibilities include:

  • Vocal Music and General Music in the Middle School and Upper School (Grades 6-12) including vocal ensemble, chorus, 6th and 7th grade general music, and musical theatre coaching
  • Teach Upper School Vocal Ensemble – Vocal technique for liturgical, jazz, classical, Broadway, incorporate sight-reading in lessons, compile a repertoire for various occasions/events
  • Teach 6th and 7th grade general music and adapt material to student learning style
  • Coach all singers for Middle School and Upper School Musicals – teach students their music, coach students appropriate vocal techniques to support healthy vocal production, support Director as needed during preparation leading to shows and performances
  • Direct choral activities: prepare concerts and events by selecting repertoire for grade 6 and 7, Holy Child Chorus and Vocal Ensemble, organize student performances in collaboration with other performing arts faculty and Director of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Prepare Holy Child Chorus for liturgical services throughout the year and collaborate with Campus Ministry Leader regarding choice of liturgical music for all masses
  • Foster a classroom environment that is conducive to the intellectual, social, and emotional development of young women
  • Create a learning experience that motivate each student to cultivate musical abilities and appropriate social and emotional behavior
  • Discover and develop talents of students in instrumental and vocal music; develop strength, technical skills, poise, and coordination in accordance with each students ability
  • Communicate effectively with Director of Visual and Performing Arts and Department Chair
  • Work as a team with other teachers in the department, including sharing space and equipment
  • Commit to professional growth to enhance student learning
  • Communicate effectively and consistently with students, parents, staff, and community.
  • Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices.
  • Keep a daily log of assignments and grades in Veracross, write student progress reports
  • Integrate the use and care of technology, equipment, materials, and facilities adequately
  • Participate in school committees whose goals are to enhance the school community and student life activities
  • Participate in the school community with other duties as assigned.
  • Be available for weekend and evening hours required for rehearsals, performances, and events.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education 6-12. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience directing high school choir
  • Strong musical theater experience with piano performance skills in the genre
  • Knowledge of healthy vocal technique to teach both liturgical music and musical theater
  • Proven experience engaging students in classroom experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies to teach students 6-12K
  • Ability to collaborate to develop and plan curricula.
  • Ability to work closely with the instrumental program and performing arts faculty
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@holychild.org.

Christian Service Coordinator

Connelly School of the Holy Child invites applications for the full-time position of Christian Service Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Connelly School of the Holy Child, a Catholic college preparatory school educating young women in grades 6 -12, emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.   Holy Child’s dedication to social justice and community service is core to the school’s mission.

Holy Child’s Service program, a dynamic component of the school and the Campus Ministry Office, seeks to sponsor diverse, meaningful, and relevant opportunities for members of the school community to live out the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in direct service to others.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with all stakeholders within the school community, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae, to build a network of support for service opportunities, fundraising efforts, and school-wide service projects.
  • Being responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the school’s community outreach efforts, as well as supporting the grade-level service requirement.
  • Facilitating a Middle School elective course, “Charity in Action”, promoting service learning, exploration, and reflection.
  • Integrating a spirit of service into the daily life of the school and the students through the prayers and liturgies, in the classroom, and through regular and meaningful service experiences and reflection.
  • Reports to and collaborates with the Director of Campus Ministry for the responsibilities described here, as well as to support other efforts of the Campus Ministry office as needed, including supporting liturgy, prayer, retreats, and student leadership and training.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Successful candidates should have experience working with students in grades 6-12 in service learning, along with energy, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to Gospel values.
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and willingness and time to lead and chaperone diverse local, national, and international service experiences in education and partnership with young women are essential.
  • Practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@holychild.org.

Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach

Connelly School of the Holy Child, a girls’ independent school in the Washington D.C. metro area, is accepting applications for a Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach.  This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of volleyball.  Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:30.  Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 or 5:30 with an occasional Saturday.  The season runs August 27 through November 5.  This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jready@holychild.org.  No phone calls please.

Upper School Social Studies Teacher

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach various levels of Social Studies courses, possess the ability to teach AP US History to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Serve as an advisor in the Student Advisory Program
  • Participate in the school community with other duties as assigned
  • Committed to professional growth to enhance student learning
  • Active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
  • AP US History experience
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.
  • Proven experience engaging students in class experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@holychild.org.

Librarian

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
  • Empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
  • Instilling a love of learning in all students and ensure access to information.
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers and resource specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assessing student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Providing the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff.
  • Librarian for grades 6 – 12, teaching information literacy, digital citizenship and research skills lessons, conducting book chats, presenting authors and providing special programming events.
  • Developing web-based resources and co-teaches in classrooms to launch research projects and support meaningful technology integration.
  • Managing Library Department budget.
  • Purchasing, cataloging, and circulating ~12,000-volume multimedia materials collection.
  • Acquiring and maintaining library database software, online resources, and desktop and mobile devices.
  • Coordinating all textbook acquisitions for grades 6 through 12.
  • Cooperates with Technology Department personnel to provide and maintain access to digital information resources for the learning community and facilitates device and tech equipment loaning process.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
  • Supporting the school and its leadership
  • Serve as an advisor in the Student Advisory Program
  • Participate in the school community with other duties as assigned
  • Committed to professional growth to enhance student learning
  • Active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information & Library Science required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@holychild.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Connelly School of the Holy Child to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and all other personnel actions and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, layoffs, reinstatements, training, professional development funding and disciplinary measures. Decisions regarding employment and promotion will be based solely upon job-related factors.