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Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

Mercy High School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1945 to provide a Catholic education based on holistic learning and academic excellence.  Mercy High School nurtures a supportive faith community and prepares young women from throughout the metropolitan Detroit area for their critical roles in contemporary society. Our 670 students engage in rigorous college preparatory courses while simultaneously pursuing extracurricular interests in the performing arts, athletics, the sciences and community affairs. Enriched by students from diverse backgrounds, Mercy fosters spiritual, intellectual, moral physical and cultural development in a Catholic environment.

Mercy is accredited by AdvancED and recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for continuous innovation in learning, teaching and the school environment.


The following positions are open for application at Mercy High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Position Description Part-Time Alumnae Relations Coordinator

Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, is seeking a part-time Alumnae Relations Coordinator for the Department of Advancement. The Alumnae Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating a variety of alumnae activities and fundraisers. The position requires excellent communication skills, initiative, leadership, and a high degree of enthusiasm and energy for Mercy High School. Part time, 12-month position.

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Coordination of Mercy alumnae activities including Tea for Tuition, Reunion Weekend, Alumnae Memorial Mass, Senior-Alumnae Luncheon and assisting with other special events. 
  • Coordination of networking for alumnae across the United States. 
  • Creation of a plan to increase alumnae participation and financial support for Mercy.
  • Write Mercy alumnae communications for Mosaic, e-newsletter, and website.
  • Access the Mercy alumnae database of over 16,000 graduates.
  • Communicate with alumnae on a daily basis via phone, email and social media.
  • Act as staff liaison to the Mercy Alumnae Association and coordinate monthly meetings of the Alumnae Board.
  • Other duties as they relate to fundraising and the Advancement Office. 
  • Membership on the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Candidates for this position must be energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to serve women who are “making a difference” across the country. Bachelor’s Degree, advanced computer literacy and expertise with Microsoft Office and other desktop applications. Previous experience in special events and/or alumnae relations preferred. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge desirable. Evenings and weekends required on a monthly basis, some travel may be required. Mercy alumnae candidates preferred. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume to advancement@mhsmi.org by July 19, 2019.


Position Description Part-Time Advancement Office Assistant

Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, is seeking an Advancement Assistant to work with the Department of Advancement. The Advancement Assistant is an 11-month, part-time position that provides the first point of contact for many guests at Mercy High School. The candidate should possess a high degree of enthusiasm for Mercy High School, an excellent work ethic with strong communication and organizational skills. The successful candidate will report to the Annual Fund Coordinator and Advancement Directors.

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Greet Advancement guests professionally in person and on the phone.
  • Enter data using Raisers Edge and update contact information.
  • Create donation acknowledgment letters, pledge payment reminders and reports.
  • Provide lists to be used for various Advancement mailings.
  • Provide administrative support for Advancement staff and events, including: creation of programs, documents, nametags, signage, set-up, clean-up and other as needed.
  • Manage Mercy community death notifications.
  • Clerical support as needed.

Candidates for this position should have a high degree of computer literacy and expertise with Microsoft Office and other desktop applications. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge desirable. Must be energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to promote the Mercy mission. Evenings and weekends may be required. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume to advancement@mhsmi.org by July 19, 2019.


Position Description Part-Time Attendance Officer

Mercy High School has need for a part-time Attendance Officer for the 2019-2020 school year. The selected candidate must be able to work Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Primary Functions/ Duties:
● Coordinate daily student attendance for school of 700+ students
● Maintain individual student records in computer database
● Maintain student health record files
● Coordinate all communications with both parents and staff regarding student absences
● Supervise sick room area for students as needed
● Complete/submit health and immunization data to both county and state as required by law

Desired Qualifications:
● Prior related work experience
● High degree of computer literacy and proficiency with Google Platform and Microsoft Word & Excel
● Experience with PowerSchool preferred
● Experience with use of both HP and Apple devices
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with students, parents, and staff
● High standards of professionalism, problem solving, and confidentiality
● Flexible and able to multi-task
● Knowledge of basic first aid procedures

Interested candidates are requested to send a letter of interest, resume, and proof of credentials to Dean of Student Affairs, Eleasha Tarplin at edtarplin@mhsmi.org.


Position Description Math Long Term Substitute

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills has need for a long term substitute position of a highly qualified math teacher for Pre-Calculus and Honors Geometry courses. Coverage is needed from mid-August through the first week of October. Applying candidates must have a current EX Michigan certification.

Qualifications/Requirements

All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.

The selected candidate must hold an EX Math Certification, attend Protecting God's Children, and complete a background check with fingerprints.The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.

MercyHighSchool,a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

Mercy seeks candidates who have experience in and value working with students of different backgrounds including race, culture and socioeconomic status.

Please send resume by July 31 to Ms. Colleen McMaster, Associate Principal Academic Affairs: cmcmaster@mhsmi.org.


Position Description Science Teacher

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills has an immediate need for a highly qualified science teacher for Biology and Microbiology courses.

Applying candidates should be able to demonstrate instructional practices that engage students and promote complex thinking, problem solving and reasoning and analysis of scientific ideas.

Mercy is an Apple Distinguished School, and the preferred candidate will have the ability to support lessons through effective use of technology tools. Mercy seeks candidates who have experience in and value working with students of different backgrounds including race, culture and socioeconomic status.

Candidates may hold a current DX, DI or DA Michigan certification with preference given to DX/DI certified applicants.

Qualifications/Requirements

All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.

The selected candidate must hold a DX, DI or DA Michigan certification, attend Protecting God's Children, and complete a background check with fingerprints.The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.

MercyHighSchool,a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

Please send resume by July 31 to Ms. Colleen McMaster, Associate Principal Academic Affairs: cmcmaster@mhsmi.org.