How to Apply

SophieConnect faculty positions are offered to qualified applicants who are or have been Sacred Heart Educators well versed in the educational philosophy of St. Madeleine Sophie and who understand and are committed to the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart Education. 


Faculty are compensated for full year or semester long courses. The calendar for the year is set by the SophieConnect Directors. Instructors will be stipended one-half of the contracted amount midway through the course with final payment at the end of the course. A 1099 will be issued at the end of the calendar year. If instructors are regular faculty of Sacred Heart Greenwich, stipend amounts will be included in their regular paychecks on the same schedule listed above and included in their W2 at year-end.

Course Length

Courses are either full year courses or semester long courses. SophieConnect Directors set the calendar dates for all courses. Breaks may not coincide with the Sacred Heart school in which the instructor teaches.

SophieConnect faculty are key to ensuring that students are successful in the on-line classroom.  This commitment to student success requires faculty to work individually with struggling students by providing them one-on-one support through on-line meetings, extra feedback and collaborating with the academic support team. SophieConnect faculty are required to respond to student inquiries within 24 hours and be fully active in the online classroom five of the 7 days per week.

Course Design Summer Workshop

All new SophieConnect faculty are expected to take the Course Design Summer Workshop.  This training is a blend of SophieConnect faculty expectations, best practices for teaching on-line, pedagogy, creating student-centered learning communities, and effectively using the on-line learning platform, and course design. Our three-week Course Design Summer Workshop is delivered asynchronously, in an online cohort format, using Blackboard. Some face to face meetings will be required via skype.  The time commitment for new faculty varies based on previous experience using Learning Management Systems (such as Moodle, Blackboard) and/or classroom experience.  The stipend to design a course is $500.

Contact us for more information and application details.