SophieConnect provides quality online courses underpinned by the educational philosophy and mission of Sacred Heart education. SophieConnect offers AP-and non-AP full-year and semester-long courses to high school students. Online course facilitators are responsible for providing a personalized and engaging educational environment that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that grounds it. SophieConnect teachers are experienced educators, well versed in mission-driven education, experts in their discipline, and well qualified to design and facilitate challenging, engaging, and innovative online courses. All classes are facilitated via Blackboard.
If you’d like to learn more about the open positions or ask questions regarding your background or experience, please email email@example.com with your resume and the course that interests you. We’re happy to have some preliminary communications with you.
We are currently accepting applications from experienced educators with a positive outlook to teach the following courses:
How to Apply
SophieConnect faculty positions are offered to qualified applicants who are well versed in the educational philosophy of mission-based, catholic education. Interested candidates should complete the online application or email firstname.lastname@example.org with CV and interest letter.
If we have an opening that matches your qualifications and following an initial review you will be contacted by the Program Directors to schedule an online interview. Once transcripts and references have been received and reviewed you may be contacted again for a follow-up interview.
All candidates must consent to a background check before being hired as a SophieConnect educator.
Faculty are compensated for full year or semester long courses, with the calendar for the year set by the SophieConnect Directors. The calendar for the year is set by the SophieConnect Directors. Successful candidates receive a contract from Sacred Heart Greenwich, the home of SophieConnect.
The stipend is $7,000 for a full year course (max. 18 students) and $3,500 for a semester long course. Teachers will be compensated for building a course during the summer before school opens. Participation in an online Summer Course Builder workshop is mandatory for all new hires. The stipend for building and designing a course is $1,500.
Instructors will be paid 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.
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 teachers are expected to take the Course Builder Summer Workshop. This training is a blend of hands-on, real-time training, course development, SophieConnect faculty expectations, best practices, pedagogy, creating inquiry-driven learning communities, and effectively using the online learning platform (LMS) and web conference system (Zoom). The three-week Summer Workshop is delivered asynchronously, in an online cohort format, using Blackboard. Some face to face meetings will be required via Zoom. 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 over the summer is $1,500.
In addition, a two-week Introduction to Sacred Heart Education online workshop is required for teachers new to Sacred Heart mission and philosophy.
Contact us for more information and application details.