Learn About Our Open Positions

Founded in 1890 by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph with the mission to foster unifying relationships with God and all creation, Saint Joseph Academy is the only Catholic, all-girls high school in the city of Cleveland. Committed to Catholic values and academic excellence in grades 9 through 12, we educate young women of diverse cultures, abilities and backgrounds, empowering them to be successful, compassionate leaders in the 21st century global society.

Available Staff Positions

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  • Part-Time Bus Driver

    This part time Bus Driver position requires skilled work in the operation of light and heavy school buses and vans in transporting students to and from school events such as sporting events and field trips. Position includes weekend and evening work.
    This part time position requires skilled work in the operation of light and heavy school buses and vans in transporting students to and from school events such as sporting events and field trips. Position includes weekend and evening work.
    Essential Skills
    • Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations and of the precautions necessary to avoid accidents.
    • Ability to operate a bus in a safe and economical manner.
    • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to perform work requiring good physical condition.
    • Ability to relate to students, parents, faculty and coaches.
    • Ability to complete various forms and records, including updated route sheets, time sheets, field trip forms, incident and accident reports, etc.
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Transports students to and from school events, following a preplanned route according to a definite time schedule.
    • Regulates heating equipment and ventilation of bus for comfort of passengers. Drives bus carefully and in compliance with traffic regulations.
    • Assumes responsibility for the safety of students in loading, unloading and transporting them to and from school events.
    • Instructs students in safety precautions and practices.
    • Signals students when to cross street or highway and assures that students are safely across upon departure from bus.
    • Maintains discipline; reports unruly behavior to Principal of school or Dean of Women.
    • Inspects and sweeps bus.
    • Checks water, gas, oil and mechanical condition before leaving on run.
    • Reports delays and accidents. Keeps operational records and makes simple reports.
    • Reports defects or problems with vehicle to transportation maintenance supervisor. Assures bus meets regular maintenance schedules.
    • Appropriate State of Ohio Commercial Driver license for school bus and passenger operation.
    • Graduation from high school or completion of GED.
    • Completion of first aid and driving courses.
    • Training on highway safety rules and regulations.
    • Completion of a performance test in school bus operation.
    • Must pass a physical examination and drug test prior to hire and annually. Good vision in both eyes; cannot be a diabetic on insulin.
    • Must pass criminal background checks and have a good driving record with no DUI convictions
    Please send letter of interest and resume to posting@sja1890.org.
    No phone calls please.

Available Faculty Positions

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  • Long-TermSubstitute Science Teacher (March-April)

    Saint Joseph Academy is seeking a long-term substitute Science Teacher from March-April of the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Ohio Teacher Licensure/ Certification required
    • Minimum two years previous teaching or related experience
    Job Title: Long-term Substitute Science Teacher (March-April)
    Reports To: Principal
    FlSA Status: Exempt

    Saint Joseph Academy, sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, fosters unifying relationships with God and all creation, empowers each young woman to achieve academic excellence, and inspires a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society. Saint Joseph Academy has been committed to excellence in the education of young women since 1890, and our outstanding college placement record (98% of graduates go onto college) helps to highlight this commitment. With a stable enrollment of 700 students, the school is located in the city of Cleveland and has a student body that is socio-economically diverse. More than 60% of our graduates are first-generation college students.  

    Saint Joseph Academy is a vital partner in the Congregation’s mission of unity. Our educational experience provides an awakening to faith, mind and the world. Each young woman develops compassionate leadership skills and forms loving relationships with God, each other and all creation. The four pillars of an Academy education - growing in faith, pursuing academic excellence, acquiring 21st century skills and celebrating each and every girl - ensure that the Academy is a place where each young woman receives the encouragement and acquires the skills to become her best.

    Essential Skills 
    • Able to work with school technology (use of academic software, Microsoft Office, etc.)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of individuals
    • Well-organized and attentive to detail
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight to deliver strong outcomes
    • Commitment to the Catholic education of young women in the tradition of the Congregation of St. Joseph
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Teach in a rotating modified block schedule
    • Develop lesson plans in accordance with the Academy’s curriculum
    • Coordinate field trips for curricular and extracurricular activities
    • Communicate with parents/guardians
    • Participate in Admission-related activities
    • Prepare student to successfully complete the state mandated, Advanced Placemente and college placement tests
    • Participate in the development of the school’s teaching policies, procedures and methodologies

    Please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to posting@sja1890.org by Friday, January 31No phone calls please.
    NOTE:  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Other Available Positions

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  • Assistant Varsity Crew Coach

    Saint Joseph Academy is conducting a search for assistant coaches for its girls’ crew program. The ideal candidate is:
    • Familiar with the sport of rowing as a rower or coxswain and/or coach
    • Committed to the mission of Saint Joseph Academy and its objectives
    • A positive leader and role model for our student-athletes
    • Someone who will provide positive and consistent coaching and put SJA student-athletes in the best position to be successful
    • A believer in the importance and value of education-based athletics
    Application Process
    Qualified candidates should email their resume (coaching and professional) AND a cover letter to Athletic Director Mr. John Manuszak (jmanuszak@sja1890.org). 
  • Head Varsity Rugby Coach

    Job Title: Head Varsity Rugby Coach
    Reports To: Athletic Director
    Supervises: Rugby Staff & Student Athletes

    The Saint Joseph Academy women's rugby team is looking to fill coaching positions, including Head Coach, for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Please contact Assistant Athletic Director Ms. Maggie Berry '10 (mberry@sja1890.org) if interested.
    Position Summary
    Saint Joseph Academy is conducting a search for the head of its rugby program. The ideal candidate to lead our program is:
    • Committed to the mission of Saint Joseph Academy and its objectives
    • A positive leader and role model for our student-athletes
    • An excellent communicator who is detailed, organized and can handle the various administrative responsibilities that come along with directing the entire rugby program
    • Someone who enjoys teaching the game and building a positive team environment
    • Someone passionate about the sport of rugby and about being a member of the Saint Joseph Academy community
    • An experienced coach who has previous club or high school coaching experience
    Head Coach Responsibilities
    • To communicate effectively with the stakeholders of the program throughout the year
    • To assist in maintaining high academic standards for all student athletes
    • To assist the athletic director in the hiring and retention of assistant coaches
    • To direct, supervise, and evaluate regularly the performance of the assistant coaches
    • To direct the training, conditioning, and performance of the rugby team and to lead, supervise and assist the assistant coaches in their efforts with the players/teams assigned to them
    • To act as a positive influence upon the behavior of members of the staff and team
    • To implement necessary off-season activities for the team (i.e. open gyms, strength training, conditioning)
    • To be present and personally direct the team at all contests
    • To help plan, support, and implement fundraising efforts for the program, in coordination with parent volunteers
    • To foster among the participants and supporters an appreciation of the value of athletics, a desire to win, an attitude of good sportsmanship, and a sense of pride in self, team, school and community
    • Promote the rugby program through the use of social media following Saint Joseph Academy policies
    • Host and direct a Saint Joseph Academy youth rugby camp
    • To work cooperatively with other head athletic coaches in order to operate a well-balanced athletic program
    • To advise the athletic director as to the preparation of schedules for the season
    • To recommend to the athletic director the type and amount of equipment/supplies needed to conduct the program and to provide for the inventory and care of equipment
    • To advise the athletic director of the condition of the athletic facilities and needs for their preparation and maintenance
    • To organize a system for encouraging students to try out for the team and for the tryout/cut process
    • Work with athletic director to ensure compliance with Rugby Ohio requirements to ensure that lists of all players eligible for athletic competition have been prepared and maintained under the guidelines of Saint Joseph Academy and Rugby Ohio
    • To assist the athletic director to ensure that lists of all players eligible for athletic competition have been prepared and maintained under the guidelines of the Academy
    • Attend Saint Joseph Academy Fall and Spring open house events and meetings when necessary
    • Other duties as assigned
    All applicants must have (or be able to quickly obtain) the following certifications:
    • Pupil Activity Permit through Ohio Department of Education
    • Virtus Certification
    • Fingerprints/Background check through Saint Joseph Academy
All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I), as well as Virtus Training. For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p. 3).