Employment Opportunities

 

Alverno Heights Academy is an independent, Catholic school for girls and boys in grades TK-8 and a college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12. The school as a whole is dedicated to preparing our students to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. 

Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program– academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical– is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

Alverno Heights Academy is conducting a search for an energetic and innovative faculty member to teach
American Sign Language (ASL).
We currently have an opening for a full-time ASL teacher for all levels (ASL I-4) for the 2021-2022 school
year.
Qualifications Include:
-Ability to teach a variety of different levels of ASL ranging from beginner (level 1) to advanced (level
4) and provide one-on-one support in these areas.
-Ability to design lessons that incorporate differentiated instructional strategies for all learners.
-Understanding the importance of creating engaging and effective lessons.
-Ability to integrate technology into the classroom and has strong classroom management and
organizational skills.
– Ability to be an effective communicator with students, parents, and colleagues.
-A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor.
-Communicate, engage and collaborate with fellow faculty and staff in a collegial and supportive manner.
Requirements Include:
-Bachelor's degree required.
-Master’s degree preferred and/or California Licensure (Certified ASL Interpreter, current, valid
qualified or professional certification by the American Sign Language Teachers Association) preferred
and/or current valid Registry of Interpreters for Deaf certification from at least one of the following:
o Certification of Interpretation (CI)
o Certification of Deaf Interpretation (CDI)
o Reverse Skills Certification (RCS)
o Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC)
-Have classroom experience teaching high school age students.
Salary and Benefits:
-Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
-Benefits included.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to Sara McCarthy, Assistant Head of School, at jobs@alvernoheights.org.

SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTOR

Alverno Heights Academy is conducting a search for an energetic and innovative faculty member to teach
Social Studies.
We currently have an opening for a full-time Social Studies teacher for all levels for the 2021-2022 school year.
Qualifications Include:
-Ability to teach a variety of social studies courses (i.e. World History, U.S. History, AP U.S. History,
Economics, Government, etc.).
-Experience teaching the Advanced Placement (AP) level.
-Ability to design lessons that incorporate differentiated instructional strategies for all learners.
-Understanding the importance of creating engaging and effective lessons aligned with Common Core,
CA state standards, and College Board.
-Ability to integrate technology into the classroom and has strong classroom management and
organizational skills.
-Ability to be an effective communicator with students, parents, and colleagues.
-A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor.
Requirements Include:
-Master’s degree and California Teaching Credential (or Out-of-State equivalent).
-Have classroom experience teaching high school age students.
-Experience teaching at Advanced Placement (AP) level.
Salary and Benefits:
-Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
-Benefits included.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to Sara McCarthy, Assistant Head of School, at jobs@alvernoheights.org.

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS AND ADVANCEMENT

Alverno Heights Academy is currently searching for a Director of Alumnae Relations and Advancement who
will oversee the school’s alumnae relations program and work closely with the Director of Development and
Institutional Advancement on fundraising and donor relations as it pertains to our alumnae. This position
reports to Director of Development and Institutional Advancement and is a member of the senior staff.
Primary Responsibilities:
Alumnae Relations
-Engage current alumnae by keeping them informed about Alverno news and events and encouraging
them to participate in alumnae and school events.
-Maintain consistent communication and contact with alumnae (via face-to-face meetings, phone calls,
emails, social media messages and posts, eblasts) in order to engage them in the Alverno community and
cultivate donor relationships.
-Maintain a strong presence on social media with frequent posts to Alverno’s sites.
-Oversee the production and distribution of the Alumnae Magazine twice a year (October and April).
-Update and edit the Alumnae Section of the website on a regular basis.
-Re-establish connection with lost alumnae of the school.
-Recruit and manage the Alumnae Board, Alumnae Committee, and Alumnae Ambassadors (host
meetings, create agendas, assign tasks).
-Manage Class Representative program in order to gather and disseminate information to alumnae from
each graduating class.
-Oversee the induction of graduating seniors into the Alumnae Association at Senior Farewell.
-Coordinate annual alumnae events, such as Alumna of the Year (honored at Annual Gala), Alumnae
Awards (honored at Senior Farewell), Regional Mixers, Homecoming, Alumnae Spring Musical
Reception, and Alumnae Sports Games.
-Oversee Annual Alumnae Reunions, including Homecoming (all alumnae) and 50 th Reunions.
-Coordinate and host alumnae/student events including the Mentoring Event, College Panel, Ring
Ceremony, and Class Visits.
-Involve alumnae in current school events, including Candlelight Celebration, Annual Gala, Senior
Farewell, Liturgies, Service Projects .
-Oversee the ordering and installation of Alumnae Bricks.
-Educate the current student body about the importance of the Alumnae Association by interacting with
the students and participating in campus activities.

-Continually assess alumnae events and efforts to evaluate effectiveness.
-Maintain alumnae database records, including mailing addresses and email updates.
Advancement
-Increase alumnae support for fundraising efforts, such as The Alverno Fund, Annual Gala, and specific
alumnae campaigns through outreach and cultivation.
-Assist the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement in all fundraising campaigns by
facilitating introductions and face-to-face meetings with influential alumnae.
-Accompany Director of Development and Institutional Advancement and/or Head of School on donor
meetings, as needed.
-Ensure all alumnae fundraising efforts reflect the overall goals of the Advancement Office.
-Advance The Founders’ Circle (Alverno’s Planned Giving program) by educating our alumnae about the
program.
-Assist the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement and the Alverno Parents’ Association
with our Annual Fundraising Gala.
-Oversee the design and mailing of all annual direct mail solicitations to alumnae, as well as all alumnae
social media solicitations.
-Enter all gifts into the database (DonorPerfect) and issue thank you/tax letters to donors in a timely
manner.
-Reconcile monthly giving reports with the Business Office.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualities and Traits:
-Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a minimum of three to five years of working in
the areas of Advancement and/or Alumnae Relations
-Well organized and detail-oriented.
-Expert writing skills and strong in the area of verbal communication.
-Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite; experience with Donor
Perfect and GreaterGiving a plus.
-Experience and comfort with social media.
-Comfort with meeting new people in social situations, as well as one-on-one meetings.
-A warm and engaging personality that appeals to alumnae and prospective donors.
-Special events experience is essential.
-Proven ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment while maintaining
professionalism and a sense of humor.
-Personal and professional conduct that represents a positive role model for girls.
-Willingness to be a team player and wear different hats when necessary.

Salary and Benefits:
 This is a 12-month exempt position.
 Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
 Benefits include vacation days and sick days, health insurance, vision, dental, and retirement.
Please send a résumé to Wendy Finch-Burk, Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, at
wfinch@alvernoheights.org.
Alverno Heights Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In
addition to federal law requirements, Alverno Heights Academy complies with applicable state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment.

If you are interested in a position, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@alvernoheights.org to apply. Thank you for your interest!  

Please email a resume and cover letter to

jobs@alvernoheights.org to apply.


If you are interested in a position that may be open at a later date, please feel free to submit a resume to Ms. Michelle Gray, Administrative Assistant, at mgray@alvernoheights.org for future openings. 

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