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Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart provides a diverse and rigorous college preparatory environment that inspires young women to become confident, compassionate leaders. As a member of a global network of more than 150 schools, we educate to the core of our 200-year tradition through the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart educates young women to think critically, embrace challenges, model resilience, confront injustice, seek equality and lead globally. Forest Ridge is a community of lifelong learners and all faculty are urged to model an openness and curiosity that are the hallmarks of lifelong learning.

Opportunities at Forest Ridge

Non-Discrimination Policy

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school-administered programs.

Director of Enrollment Management

The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for representing Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart to prospective students, parents and other constituents. The Director of Enrollment Management oversees the recruitment and retention of an academically qualified, mission-fit, and diverse student body, consistent with the school’s mission. Responsibilities include oversight and coordination of the admission process for both day and boarding students from point of inquiry through enrollment, developing relationships with feeder schools and implementing a recruitment plan, serving as an ambassador to the wider community through events and travel, creating and overseeing marketing and outreach materials in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications department and Director of Institutional Advancement, developing and overseeing a departmental budget, and working with the Director of Operations and Finance to issue scholarships and financial assistance to current and prospective families.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement the recruitment, admission and retention plan for Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.
  • Oversee the Director of International and Boarding Admission as s/he recruits, enrolls, and re-enrolls international and boarding students.
  • Analyze data to develop, plan, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for admission and enrollment management and make appropriate recommendations to Head of School and Board of Trustees.
  • Plan and execute public information programs and promotional events (open houses, educators' tours, parent classroom tours, student visit days) designed to represent and promote the vision of the school.
  • Promote Forest Ridge School at local education fairs, recruitment events, Archdiocese of Seattle regional high school nights, partner school visits, and related events. Promote Forest Ridge to the wider community at neighborhood parent coffees, civic and church groups and other organizations.
  • Create and oversee marketing and outreach materials in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications department and Director of Institutional Advancement.
  • Manage the Admission and Enrollment staff.
  • Develop and manage departmental budget within guidelines.
  • Oversee all financial assistance program policies and procedures.
  • Execute a strategic financial aid awarding system for current and prospective families to ensure enrollment objectives are met.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 5-7 years' experience in school/college admission or related work in independent schools or sales.
  • At least 3-5 years' experience with direct supervision/management of employees.
  • History with Sacred Heart education preferred.

Skills and Attributes:

  • A high degree of integrity and ethics, with an unwavering commitment to confidentiality.
  • Understanding of enrollment information systems and web-based recruitment.
  • Team-player with a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking English.
  • Knowledge of PCR school management software is a plus.

Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package.

How to Apply

Applicants should email the required information: 1) cover letter and 2) resume to Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Attn: Mary Rose Guerin, Head of School (mguerin@forestridge.org). This opportunity is available immediately upon the identification of the right person.

 

High School Theater Director (Contract Position)

Forest Ridge is seeking a Theater Director to oversee all aspects of the planning and production of the high school’s after-school theater program. The director will be responsible for all aspects (technical, costuming, sounds, etc.) of two annual performances. This is a contract position.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the vision, skills and knowledge to instruct students in all facets of theater production
  • Conduct audition workshops
  • Audition, callback, and cast students for assigned show
  • Teach acting principles, techniques, styles, script analysis, character development, as well as conduct exercises in voice and speech, movement for the actors, improvisation skills and additional warm-up or specialty exercises as needed for performance
  • Lead the production team (schedule bi-monthly production meetings as well as two pre-production meetings)
  • Create a learning environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students, aligned with the stated mission of the school
  • Establish and disperse rehearsal, production-meeting and production-week schedules
  • Attend two set builds on scheduled Saturdays
  • Establish communication and coordinate with families about schedules and volunteer opportunities
  • Create production program
  • Guide and oversee student production assistants during the rehearsal period in activities that include stage management, backstage crew, and booth crew

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of theater teaching experience and familiarity with stage management, set design, lighting and audio
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field. Washington state teaching certificate is preferred but not required
  • Successful completion of a background check, including fingerprinting
  • Experience teaching high-school aged students is preferred. Must enjoy working with teenagers
  • Flexibility when extra rehearsals and/or tech week require longer time commitments

Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation.

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position at Forest Ridge school, please email a cover letter and resume to Teri Anderson, Director of School Operations.

School Librarian (Part-time)

Under minimal supervision, the librarian provides access to information and resources for all students, staff and community users. The librarian acts as a consultant to teachers and helps to coordinate student learning experiences. The librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The librarian manages the school library facility and maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning. Note that this is a part-time position (.5 FTE), with some flexibility in how the work is scheduled.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides access to the library’s digital and print collections through the management of an accurate and efficient organization and retrieval system, available both at school and home
  • Works with teachers to find and use resources in their curricula
  • Manages selection and ordering of materials; administers budgets for library resources
  • Communicates library program needs to the administration
  • Teaches information literacy skills as an integral part of the content and objectives of the school’s curriculum, connecting to standards of the American Library Association and Washington State Standards
  • Provides instruction in the use of technology to access information inside and outside the Forest Ridge Library
  • Encourages students to read for pleasure and motivates their reading through a variety of methods
  • Recruits, trains and manages library volunteers
  • Acts as liaison with King County Library and works closely with KCLS librarians to facilitate student and faculty access to public library resources and programs
  • Manages public relations and other activities of the library

General:

  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Attends faculty in-service days, work days, retreat days, admissions events, and other events as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • A master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
  • Library Media Specialist certification for qualified teachers
  • 2+ years’ experience working as a school librarian
  • Experience working with middle school and high school students
  • Experience working in an independent school preferred
  • Ability to work with computer applications, including library management software, database applications, and Microsoft Office

Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation.

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position at Forest Ridge school, please email a cover letter and resume to Teri Anderson, Director of School Operations.

High School Science Teacher

Students at Forest Ridge are required to take three years of a laboratory science, which includes physics in 9th grade, chemistry in 10th grade and biology in 11th grade. Most students exceed this requirement. The position is full time (1.0 FTE), which is five classes each semester. It will include Chemistry I and II. Other possible courses include Biology, Environmental Science and other electives.

A successful candidate:

  • Is involved in all aspects of the school program, including advisory work
  • Has the ability to teach multiple fields of science
  • Designs instruction that engages students and is differentiated to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Builds connections between science and other academic disciplines
  • Works collaboratively under the direction of the department chair and the Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborates with colleagues in shaping curriculum, assessment and instructional practices in alignment with best practices
  • Supports the school’s mission by participating in and attending required meetings, professional development and events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a relevant subject area; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Washington State teacher certification
  • 2-5 years of teaching experience at the high school level
  • Demonstrated ability to teach science to students from beginners to advanced
  • Forest Ridge is a one-to-one laptop school; experience with technology is also preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to teach students from beginning to advanced levels
  • A personal understanding of and commitment to the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart Education
  • Experience working with a diverse constituency
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and promoting best practices in global education

Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation.

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position at Forest Ridge school, please email a cover letter and resume to Teri Anderson, Director of School Operations.

Part-Time Residential Life Staff

Under general supervision, in coordination with the Residential Life Director(s) and other dormitory staff, guides and supports the development of life skills; works with students to increase strong and positive academic strategies; ensures a safe, healthy, and rewarding experience for all Forest Ridge boarding students. This is a live out position. Staff members provide direct and ongoing supervision, support, and instruction to all assigned students, while assisting in the coordination of day-to-day operations of the dorm.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Consistently ensures the safety and well-being of students as specified by the director(s) and/or employee handbook
  • Appears punctually for shift
  • Maintains a professional appearance
  • Writes daily electronic shift reports to share internally with dorm staff
  • Leads and supports on- and off-campus events, which may include chaperoning a community-service activity, and facilitating discussion topics and recreational activities in groups
  • Adheres to a strict code of confidence
  • Drives students to appointments and activities
  • Sets up meals prepared by the kitchen staff on weekends and non-school days
  • Performs light cleaning duties, as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Experience working with adolescents and/or childcare required
  • Experience with the boarding school environment is a significant plus

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must have a clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a range of school vehicles (SUV and 14 Passenger Bus)
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens Training is a significant plus (must be certified within first 6 months)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to successfully pass both initial and periodic federal, state and local background checks
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to stand, walk around campus in various kinds of weather, lift up to 25 pounds, sit and keyboard up to 1- 2 hours a day, talk on the phone

Shift Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position at Forest Ridge school, please email a cover letter and resume to Michele Flores, Director of Residential Life. If you wish to pursue this position to satisfy internship requirements, please include parameters of internship.