Career Opportunities

A private, Catholic co-educational Pre-K through grade 8 lower school and college-preparatory upper school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Upper School Principal

The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro is a private, Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart. The Academy offers co-educational programming from Pre-K through 8th grade in the Lower School, and a college-preparatory Upper School for young women. Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence.  We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person. We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.

The Academy is searching for an Upper School Principal to assume leadership on July 1, 2018. We are seeking a visionary educator whose leadership will ensure excellence in our academic program, and who will promote the mission and values of the school. The Principal will be responsible for ensuring that the Upper School is a challenging and supportive environment that emphasizes scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service, as well as high standards of character. This position will have broad responsibility for all activities involving the Upper School and be a visible and supportive presence in the classrooms, athletic fields, performances, co-curricular activities, and parent and admission events.

The Principal will collaborate with the Leadership Team on long-term strategic planning and mission delivery. The ideal candidate will be a leader who has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to excellence in education, and can lead an outstanding faculty in an inclusive and progressive way. This position reports directly to the President and is a member of the Leadership Team.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Capacity to inspire commitment to a long-term vision while also juggling the day-to-day logistics and challenges of leading a school.
  • Maintain alignment between the school's mission and the goals and culture of the Upper School.
  • Provide for the spiritual development of students in consultation with the Campus Ministry Office.
  • Develop/maintain trusting relationships with all constituencies.
  • Promote open communication with the faculty, staff, students, and parents.
  • Plan and facilitate Upper School faculty meetings.
  • Review and approve Upper School written communications.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Admission and the Dean of Students, help plan and implement the orientation of Upper School students.
  • Assist the Admissions Office in decisions as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and educational standards.
  • Develop/approve the general academic procedures and programs, including graduation, awards, and honors.
  • Responsible for  teacher class loads, co-curricular responsibilities, and teaching schedules.
  • Work collectively with the leadership team as well as department chairs to hire and develop an outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Responsible for the supervision, evaluation and development of the faculty and support staff under Principal's jurisdiction.
  • Delegate student scheduling and course selection.
  • Develop budgets, with the CFO, for the various curricular areas and co-curricular areas.
  • Sign/approve all academic department requests for spending.
  • Other administrative duties/projects as assigned


  • Demonstrate a passion for the Academy of Notre Dame and the education of young women.
  • Ability to convey the school's program, opportunities and vision to an array of constituencies.
  • Outstanding communications and relational skills in order to connect and communicate effectively and frequently with a diverse school community including faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students.
  • Exhibit a cooperative team approach, complete with a good sense of humor and demonstration of a united front.
  • Knowledge of best practices regarding upper school curricula and pedagogy.
  • Display initiative, internal motivation, and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
  • Execute responsibilities efficiently, accurately and on or before deadlines.
  • Exhibit sound judgment related to confidential conversations, projects, and information related to the school or any of its constituents including the effective communication regarding such matters to the appropriate individuals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues while also able to make difficult decisions.
  • Five to seven years of related professional experience at high school level.
  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.
  • Ability to periodically work beyond and outside the typical work day in order to meet the needs of the school.
  • Privide proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal resident alien status; evidence of criminal check (CORI) and fingerprinting will be required.

The Upper School Principal is a full-time exempt position eligible for benefits. The position is based in an office and school environment on a 200-acre campus in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. The ability to occasionally lift files and storage boxed, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment is required. Not all buildings on campus have elevators.

Salary: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to


Director of Institutional Advancement

This senior position is responsible for leading and implementing a comprehensive Institutional Advancement Program to support all aspects of philanthropic giving at the Academy of Notre Dame. This includes capital campaigns, major and planned giving, fundraising event planning, annual giving, alumni relations, trustee relations, and all other constituent relations related to school advancement and development.

The Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA) reports to the President.  In addition to possessing integrity, personal warmth, and a strong work ethic, the DIA must actively model, support and advance the mission, vision and values of the Academy of Notre Dame and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  This position presents a unique opportunity to play a central role in this defining time in the life of the school.


•    Serve on the President’s senior staff and develop strong partnerships with the team and with all members of the Administration and Board of Directors. 
•    Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, staff and other constituents. 
•    Build and enhance all aspects of philanthropic support by engaging the Advancement Team, trustees and others in the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of donors and prospects. 
•    Collaborate with the President, Board of Directors and Advancement Team to set annual goals for Institutional Advancement. 
•    Manage appropriate staff and work across teams to advance the philanthropic goals of the school.
•    Prepare appropriate quarterly and annual reports to track progress and outline action items for advancement.
•    Manage a portfolio of key donors and solicit major gifts to support annual giving, major gift initiatives and planned giving. 
•    Collaborate with the CFO to oversee appropriate record keeping of all gifts, and professional compliance with all school policies. 
•    Other duties as assigned by the President. 


The successful candidate will have held progressively responsible positions in school-based Institutional Advancement, and will demonstrate the experience and ability to:
•    Create a mission-based case for philanthropic support. 
•    Lead a major gift effort and eventually a capital campaign.
•    Personally solicit gifts at all levels. 
•    Work with a team of professional staff and support personnel. 
•    Establish best practices in all areas of advancement operations. 
•    Relate well to people from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 

The Director of Institutional Advancement should possess superior skills in the following:
•    Oral and written communication
•    Organization and management
•    Software (Veracross, Sustain Software, MS Office, etc.), cloud-based resources and social media 
•    Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred 

The Director of Institutional Advancement is a full-time, twelve (12) month, exempt position eligible for benefits. The Director of Institutional Advancement is based in an office and school environment on a 200-acre campus in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. The ability to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment is required.  Not all buildings on campus have elevators.  

Salary:  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Letter of interest specifically designed for this position, resume, statement of advancement philosophy in a Catholic school and three to five references are required for application.  Please send all materials to

All applications are held as CONFIDENTIAL. For more information on the Academy of Notre Dame, please see