The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

Employment

Faculty & Staff Opportunities:

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS (Full-Time)
 
The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full time, 12-month Director of Marketing and Communications beginning in October 2020. 
 
Reporting to the Director of Enrollment and Institutional Advancement, the Director of Marketing and Communications will develop and implement a dynamic and integrated program of marketing and communication initiatives supporting the Academy of Notre Dame’s strategic goals. The Director will be responsible for planning and executing programs and marketing strategies that enhance the visibility and public perception of the Academy and provide analytical data to measure and report on the success of these initiatives. Collaborating with the Academy’s administration, faculty and staff, the Director of Marketing and Communications will manage and advance Notre Dame’s image, brand, reputation and relationships among targeted audiences. 
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment and Institutional Management and the Academy’s administration, faculty and staff to establish and implement ongoing strategic and innovative marketing plans designed to achieve institutional goals and support the Academy’s Mission. 
  • Develop relationships with the Academy of Notre Dame’s many constituencies, including Board members, parents, students, alumnae and faculty through ongoing communications. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Academy’s written publications and collateral materials  that enhance and sustain the brand of the Academy; additionally, responsible for ensuring all  publications and materials remain cutting-edge and highly innovative in the marketplace. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Academy’s website content and digital communications ensuring that the Academy’s digital footprint remains cutting-edge and innovative in the marketplace. 
  • Manage and oversee activities of the Academy’s Digital Content Manager to ensure consistency in messaging, and integrate brand identity throughout the Academy. 
  • Support the Head of School and the Academy’s leadership team in building relationships with both internal and external constituents.
  • Develop and implement activities that effectively market the Academy of Notre Dame to  prospective families and assist with targeted advertising and direct-mail campaigns supporting the admissions and recruitment effort. 
  • Support the efforts of the Advancement Office assisting with direct mail appeals, campaign materials, communications and events.
  • Review and oversee all uses of the Notre Dame branding. 
  • Oversee all promotional advertising, radio and television marketing while providing support for Academy events including Commencement, Open House, Awards, Fine Art Show, Reunion, etc. 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Commitment to embrace the Mission and Vision of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur. 
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, communications or public relations. Experience within the non-profit and/or education sector would be preferable. 
  • Demonstrated successful experience overseeing the development, creation and implementation of an innovative and comprehensive marketing plan as well as the design and production of print materials and publications combined with robust editing skills, experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media. 
  • Fluent in current technologies and up-to-date on best practices in all marketing and communication realms. 
  • Superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, Notre Dame’s mission, vision, and goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies, effectively representing the Academy of Notre Dame. 
  • Well versed in strategic planning, with skills that include creative thinking, extensive  research and analysis, critical reflection, goal oriented, and practical execution. 
  • Ability to establish work priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously and plan strategically and creatively. 
  • Flexible, positive and adaptable; comfortable working in a rigorous, fast-paced environment and collaborating with multiple departments; an expert problem-solver. 
EDUCATION: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Marketing, Communications or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
OTHER: 
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily 
  • Weekend and evening hours as necessary to cover/support Academy events. A once daily check of email is expected on weekends and holiday breaks. 
APPLY:
 
Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter by October 5, 2020 to: 
Maria Breck Gunn 
Director of Enrollment and Institutional Advancement 
mgunn@ndapa.org

 

MATHEMATICS TEACHER (Part-Time)

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, seeks a part-time Mathematics teacher, beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and student-centered individual versed in current trends and emerging ideas in education.  This candidate will inspire students to learn mathematics, be enthusiastic about faith-based girls’ education, have a familiarity with instructional technology, and enjoy working within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback.  He or she should be passionate about teaching mathematics and be able to relate concepts and principles to students' everyday lives. He or she must be a team player with initiative, good judgment, and solid problem-solving and communication skills.  

The Mathematics teacher:

  • Teaches 1 section each of Honors Algebra I, Algebra II, and Trigonometry/Logic/Statistics
  • Creates and delivers engaging math curricula
  • Establishes a culture of positive communication with students, colleagues, and parents; responds to messages and inquiries in a timely manner
  • Has a willingness to teach remotely
  • Creates an inclusive classroom/work environment
  • Maintains a safe, orderly and supportive classroom

Qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or related subject, Master’s degree preferred

  • 3+ years of middle or upper school teaching

  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject content, curriculum, and methodology of effective teaching

  • Skilled in the use of instructional technologies to enhance learning and deliver content online

  • High degree of cultural competency and commitment to girls’ education

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, along with three professional references to Dr. Liz Willis, Associate Head of School, at lwillis@ndapa.org.

 
 
LEARNING SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Full-Time)
 

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, seeks a Learning Support Specialist to provide academic support to students with documented learning differences and work with teachers to develop strategies for accommodation for these students. The Learning Support Specialist is a ten month employee beginning August 15 through June 15.  The Learning Support Specialist contributes positively to employee morale; maintains a professional, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies; maintains confidentiality on school matters both on and off campus; and supports the mission of the school.

GENERAL DUTIES:
  • Provides support to students and their families regarding academic strategies and accommodations.
  • Works one on one with students needing additional individualized support.
  • Meets with students and families to identify and articulate specific details regarding academic challenges and determines a course of action to be followed (psychological testing, classroom adjustments/accommodations etc); makes referrals to professionals as requested by families and serves as conduit for the gathering and transfer of academic information between teachers and outside professionals.
  • Collaborates with the 9th grade counselor to deliver study skills curriculum in the classroom setting.
  • Reads, interprets, and summarizes information provided by educational assessment; assists students in understanding assessment results with specific attention to strengths and talents highlighted by the assessment; meets with parents to discuss results and course of action; communicates assessment results to teachers.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop strategies and accommodations that are based specifically on the results of assessment to allow the student to function at her optimal level of learning.
  • Coordinates and manages testing for students with documented learning accommodations; assists students in obtaining needed accommodations for the SAT, AP, and/or ACT exams.
  • Supports the transition to college for graduating seniors including compiling and forwarding  appropriate paperwork to the student’s collegiate student support office.
  • Supports teachers in accommodating students who qualify for extended assessment time.
  • Acts as the liaison between the Academy and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
  • Attends grade level and departmental meetings as requested by members of the department or administration.
  • Consults with the Admissions office regarding potential student admissions as requested.
  • Coordinates and consults with the appropriate counselor and faculty on behalf of students who have been absent for an extended period of time or are receiving short term accommodations for a health issue.
  • Provides professional development opportunities regarding learning disabilities, accommodations, assessment, differentiated instruction and other relevant issues to faculty and staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and legal responsibilities of educational professionals as they relate to students with disabilities; attends regional professional development as appropriate. 
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Special Education, or a related field
  • Master’s degree preferred 
EXPERIENCE:
  • 3+ years in a school setting as a counselor or learning support specialist
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; current knowledge of supportive strategies for students with learning differences; high degree of cultural competency; dedication to girls’ education in a faith-based environment, ability to analyze and share testing data.
 
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, along with three professional references to Dr. Liz Willis, Associate Head of School, at lwillis@ndapa.org.