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Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School President Search


Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School (CRDLS) is a diverse, independent, co-educational Roman Catholic learning community. Its mission is to educate young men and women of limited economic means to succeed in college and life and to develop a commitment to faith, purpose and service. CRDLS integrates a rigorous, personalized college preparatory program with an innovative Corporate Work Study Program. Under the Corporate Work Study Program, each student is employed one day per week by a local or community agency to support tuition assistance and complement the school’s curricular program. CRDLS is one of 35 Cristo Rey Network schools serving students across the United States. CRDLS is sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans, who have been educating youth worldwide for over 300 years. The school is located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, CA.

CRDLS is entering its second year of operation. For the 2019-2020 school year, CRDLS plans to serve a class of 65 sophomores and 85 freshmen students through a faculty, staff, and administration of 18 professionals When fully enrolled, CRDLs expects to serve approximately 400-450 students through 30 professional staff. CRDLS also relies on a robust team of volunteers.

Families at CRDLS pay a small fraction of the cost to educate. Every family at CRDLS is a beneficiary of tuition assistance. The balance of funding comes through the Corporate Work Study Program and through the generosity of foundations, non-profit organizations, and individual philanthropists and investors in mission.

The President’s Role

CRDLS is searching for a President who:

  • Is committed to the mission of CRDLS and the power of education to change lives.
  • Is a visionary and practical leader who will continue to advance an emerging and unique academic model.
  • Has demonstrated success in organizational leadership, strategic and operational planning, fundraising, and financial management.
  • Will build and leverage positive, productive, and transparent relationships with the Board and the broad network of partnerships that support the mission of CRDLS.
  • Ensures the fidelity of the charism, philosophy, and pedagogy of the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
  • Supports the standards of educational excellence established by the Cristo Rey Network.
  • Is a practicing Roman Catholic whose faith is visible and inspiring in daily life and work.

The President reports to the school’s Board of Trustees, which in turn, is responsible to the De La Salle Christian Brothers through the Lasallian Educational Corporation. The President’s leadership team includes the Principal, the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Advancement, and the Director of Admissions. This important role is currently being served by an interim President. The position is available immediately or by January 1, 2020. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

To Explore This Opportunity

A full position profile can be found on CRDLS’s website. Interested candidates may also contact Interim President Matt Powell at for additional information about the role.

Christian Brothers High School President/CEO Position Announcement

Christian Brothers High School, a co-educational Lasallian Catholic high school located in the city of Sacramento, has announced a candidate search to fill the position of President/CEO, commencing with the 2020-2021 academic year. Working collaboratively within the school community, the President/CEO will provide enthusiastic, mission-centered leadership to ensure strong academic and co-curricular programs permeated by the Catholic faith in the Lasallian tradition. The start date for the President/CEO is July 1, 2020.


As a Lasallian Catholic co-educational college preparatory high school, we are dedicated to inspiring and empowering young men and women with challenging, relevant, and diverse academic programs, and co-curricular activities. Students thrive in a community that fosters faith, integrity, global citizenship, leadership and service. It also prepares students for college and life.

A Leader in Academic Excellence

Christian Brothers excels as a college preparatory high school. Students are challenged to meet their God-given potential with a core curriculum that emphasizes reflective thinking, critical analysis and writing skills. A wide variety of elective courses enhance each student’s opportunity to pursue advanced studies in his or her area of interest. Graduates are well prepared for the academic rigors of college and establish habits of lifelong learning and service. Christian Brothers High School has been included in the Washington Post’s list of “America’s Most Challenging Schools” for the last six consecutive years. The school earned its accreditation renewal through the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) through June 30, 2025.

Governance Model

The De La Salle Christian Brothers District of San Francisco New Orleans utilizes a Policy Governance Model in its schools. As such, the President/CEO reports directly to the school’s Board of Trustees which governs on behalf of the school’s sponsors, the De La Salle Christian Brothers. As a governing Board, its purpose is to preserve and advance the mission of the school by developing broad directives (Executive Limitations) through which the President/CEO works to meet determined goals. The Board uses a system of checks and balances to hold the school and President/CEO accountable.

The President-Principal model of administration has been in place at Christian Brothers since 1991. This model creates two separate positions, one of President/CEO and one of Principal. The Principal is hired by the President/CEO and reports directly to her or him. Since 1991 it has gone through several 2 transitions of personnel. The role of President was served by Br. Richard Camara, FSC, in 1991 and 1992. Since then, Lay Partners have held the position.

Responsibilities of the School President

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the school, and as such, holds full responsibility for implementation of the school’s mission and all aspects of the school’s business and development operations. The President/CEO is directly responsible for the external affairs of the school. The President/CEO is responsible for ensuring enough resources exist to service the mission. The President/CEO provides for the financial stability of the school through oversight of the business operations, development, alumni, community relations and enrollment management activities. The President/CEO works with the Board of Trustees to promote the good reputation and values of the school to the external community.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Be a knowledgeable and practicing Catholic with a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy
  • Be willing to participate in Lasallian formation
  • Be committed to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership
  • A Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Educational Administration, Business Management, or a related field
  • Business skills necessary to manage a financial budget and develop strategic and annual plans
  • Necessary skills to effectively market the strengths of the school, build community relationships, and drive fundraising activities
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, and to build creative and mutually beneficial relationships within the philanthropic community, alumni, and corporate and non-profit sectors
  • Proven fundraising and/or revenue generating success, preferably in the non-profit sector or with foundations
  • Significant visionary leadership and management experience, with demonstrated success in addressing immediate organizational needs while striving toward longer-term goals with the commitment and support from all stakeholders
  • Experience building, coaching, and empowering effective teams and holding team members accountable for performance Essential Leadership Characteristics:
  • Ability to balance decisive leadership with respectful collaboration and inclusivity
  • Excellent oral and written communication and motivational skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in providing visionary, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leadership
  • The ability to demonstrate performance in overseeing and directing a multifaceted operation, including fundraising, public relations, facility maintenance and enhancement, financial management and supervision of personnel
  • Intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills with an ability to lead others in long-term planning
  • Attitudes characterized by creativity, initiative, and optimism
  • Ability to effectively represent the school and the Catholic Church 3 Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following:
  • Compelling letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge, and experience match the philosophy and values of Catholic education and the charism of the Christian Brothers
  • Complete résumé
  • A list of professional references, including former and current supervisors with telephone numbers; written reference letters may also be provided (references will not be contacted until candidates have been informed at the appropriate stage of the search process).

Please submit requested information to
Position Starting Date: July 1, 2020 Application
Deadline: Position is open until filled

La Salle College Preparatory President

July 2020


La Salle College Preparatory Is A Roman Catholic Educational Community Inspired By The Traditions Of Saint John Baptist De La Salle.

We Distinguish Ourselves By Focusing On:

  • Nurturing The Talents Of Each Student
  • Inspiring In Students A Sense Of Responsibility For Others
  • Challenging Students To Embrace Diversity
  • Motivating Our Students To Respond Compassionately To The Needs Of Others, Especially The Poor

La Salle College Preparatory seeks a President for July 2020 who will fully embrace the School’s history, mission and philosophy. With a talented and dedicated faculty, staff and administrative team, La Salle College Preparatory provides opportunities for students to develop their individual passion in academics, the arts, athletics and the spiritual life. La Salle College Preparatory is committed to being a unique type of independent Catholic school, one that lives out its Lasallian charism. The school promotes a strong sense of caring and its members consistently express a sense of belonging to a special community—a family. All share and cherish the school’s commitment to fostering respect for others, appreciating diversity and service to the community. 

La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956 at the request of His Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre to the San Francisco District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for construction and operation of a Catholic boys high school to serve the northern and eastern sections of the San Gabriel Valley. Today, La Salle College Preparatory continues to function as a private Catholic, co-educational, college Preparatory high school. It is a Lasallian School - an educational institution that draws its philosophy and inspiration from the Christian Brothers whose reputation for excellence in education extends back to 1680. In addition to providing strong academics, each Lasallian school cultivates a community of persons deeply conscious of their responsibilities to each other, which is central to their success.

The next President must articulate La Salle College Preparatory’s vision of faith and academic excellence within the context of a Lasallian Catholic community dedicated to scholarship, faith and service. The challenge is to continue developing as an independent Catholic school and providing an appropriate educational experience that truly prepares students for the challenges of today’s world without losing the essence of what makes La Salle College Preparatory the school that it is. The students and faculty are at the heart of the La Salle College Preparatory experience and should receive the next President’s highest attention. The next President should move quickly to embrace the community, culture and purpose of La Salle College Preparatory and to establish a shared vision for the future.


For more information regarding the search and the application process, please see the search prospectus.

Please address all inquiries to Mathew Heersche or Risa Oganesoff Heersche at

President, Saint Joseph Academy

Cleveland, Ohio.
Position begins July 2020.

Founded in 1890, Saint Joseph Academy is rooted in the spirituality of the Congregation of Saint Joseph, and its mission summons the school to “foster unifying relationships with God and all creation, to empower each young woman to achieve academic excellence, and to inspire a life of compassionate leadership and service in a global society.”  Saint Joseph describes itself as not just a girls school but as an all kinds of girls school, and it is renowned for having developed programming, experiences, and opportunities that enable each girl to discover and pursue her passions and to shape her own best version of herself.

As with other high performing Catholic secondary schools, Saint Joseph Academy operates in the President/Principal model where the president functions as the chief executive officer and primary institution builder, setting the vision, raising the profile, and securing the resources necessary to sustain the mission and achieve all vital ambitions. While significant leadership experience in secondary education is desired, the board welcomes high performing candidates from other mission-critical career platforms such as higher education, non-profit foundations, associations, charities, and the like, as well as the corporate and civic arenas. Among the qualities sought in the next President are:

  • A faith-filled Catholic servant leader who embodies the values of the Congregation of Saint Joseph and revels in the mission of Academy.
  • A dynamic and inspirational collaborator who can harness Saint Joseph’s exciting momentum and take this beloved school to the next level of its development.
  • A visible and approachable leader who is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as social justice.

Should you wish to learn more or if you know of anyone who may be interested in this exceptional opportunity, we urge you to get in touch with us. Please also feel free to encourage potential candidates to contact us directly. All inquiries will be treated with the utmost, respect, confidentiality, and appreciation.

Read the complete position description.

Barbara H Daush | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 901- 233-5668 | Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

Bill Christ | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 216-650-9764 | Office: Bratenahl, OH

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

President, Notre Dame de La Baie Academy

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Position to begin July 2020.

Established in 1990 with the consolidation of three Catholic high schools, two of whom were founded more than 120 years ago, Notre Dame de la Baie Academy is an independent Catholic school that enjoys strong enrollment (800 students), deep and extensive alumni ties in the Green Bay community, high academic standards, and a welcoming, faith-based program that fosters the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child. Infused with the charisms of the Norbertines and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the School instills values of faith, respect, responsibility, service, and trustworthiness.

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity. The school operates in the President/Principal Model and seeks a dynamic and visionary new President who will build on the current momentum and take this fine school to the next level.  The board welcomes candidates from other Catholic and independent schools as well as mission-driven leaders from higher education, non-profit organizations, professional services, and the corporate arena. In addition to passion for mission and the Catholic identity of the school, the board places great emphasis on outstanding leadership qualities, especially the ability inspire a community, build high performing teams, and create demand for the unique gifts of a Notre Dame Academy education.

Read the complete position description.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in this exceptional opportunity, we welcome your referrals and encourage you to reach out and share this information.

Karen Whitaker | Consultant
Direct Line: 415--383-7298 | Office: San Rafael, CA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

Robert A. Regan | Practice Group Leader, Catholic Schools
Direct Line: 774- 251-0080 | Office: Vero Beach, FL

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

President of Saint Xavier High School

Louisville, Kentucky.
The position is available July 2020.

Saint Xavier High School is an extraordinarily strong and vibrant high school for boys with a national reputation for its standards of excellence in its programs, its Catholic mission, and its ability to produce young men of the highest quality.

Founded in 1864 by the Xaverian Brothers, the Brothers operated the school from two different locations before opening the current campus on Poplar Level Road in 1961.  The 54-acre campus is spectacular and offers not only classrooms, offices, chapel, cafeteria, gymnasium, fields and stadium but also has a fully operational Specialized Studies Center and an Activities Center that houses a swimming pool, weight room, and beautiful facilities for music and sculpture studies.

St. Xavier is seeking a dynamic, spiritual, visionary, and gifted leader to take on the role of President. The President is the external face of the school and is charged with making sure that all aspects of the school meet its mission and that the school actively embodies the Xaverian values of zeal, humility, compassion, trust, and simplicity.

The board welcomes entrepreneurial, mission-driven candidates from varied career platforms including other Catholic and independent schools as well as higher education, non-profit foundations, associations, charities, and the like. Candidates from the corporate and professional services arenas are also encouraged to apply, provided you can demonstrate a strong grounding in mission, the education of young men, and service to others. This is an exceptional opportunity for a visionary leader with passion for mission seeking to be part of a truly special and excellent school community.

Read the complete position profile.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please let us know and we will be pleased to follow up immediately. All inquiries and nominations will be confidential.

Barbara H Daush | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 901- 233-5668 | Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

Robert D. Vitalo | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 347-907-3152 | Office: New York, NY

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400 |
Facebook: CS&A | Twitter:@CarneySandoe

Chaminade College Preparatory High School Principal

Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a faith-filled and visionary Catholic educational leader to serve as its next high school principal.

Chaminade is a co-educational, independent, Marianist Catholic college preparatory school serving nearly 2,000 students in grades 6-12 on two campuses in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The high school is located in West Hills, California and serves 1,280 students in grades 9-12 while the middle school serves 700 students in Chatsworth. Chaminade seeks a Catholic educator whose visionary and dynamic leadership will promote the mission and values of the school and ensure that it continues to provide an excellent educational program.

The Opportunity

Chaminade is one school with two campuses and two campus administrations (middle school and high school). Chaminade’s high school principal works closely with the president, middle school principal, and other members of the executive leadership team to ensure a seamless educational experience while maintaining the distinct educational experiences of the high school.

The high school principal has primary responsibility for the overall operation of the high school and must be committed to Chaminade’s mission, philosophy, and core values, as well as the Characteristics of Marianist Education. The principal supports and facilitates the policies and vision established by the president of Chaminade College.

The principal collaborates with faculty and administration in the development, refining, and delivery of high quality instruction and enhancing the overall instructional experience through collaboration, mentoring, and modeling best practices for instruction.

One challenge in today’s educational landscape is to maintain a high quality overall educational experience while looking to the future of education and the inevitable changes that Chaminade will need to make to ensure it remains a vibrant learning community. The principal will work with faculty, staff, and administration to develop, articulate, and implement a pedagogical vision focused on innovation, professional development, and staff and program evaluation in order to ensure that Chaminade remains a leader in Catholic education.


For more information regarding the search and the application process, please see the search prospectus available on the Chaminade Search Prospectus.

Please address all inquiries to Mathew Heersche

Saint Ignatius High School Principal

Cleveland, Ohio.


Saint Ignatius High School, with its Catholic tradition rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, prepares young men for their adult lives by:

  • Challenging them to academic excellence and the desire for life-long learning
  • Nurturing them to be
    • Open to growth
    • Intellectually competent
    • Religious
    • Loving, and
    • Committed to work for peace and justice
  • Inspiring them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ


Saint Ignatius is a remarkable institution of learning that balances a rigorous academic curriculum with exceptional athletic programming and meaningful character and spirituality development. From its founding, academic excellence was – and remains – a primary focus of life at Saint Ignatius. That focus has expanded so that, today, a challenging curriculum, master teachers, and an emphasis on clear thinking and communication skills are all hallmarks of a Saint Ignatius education. As important as academics are, the school’s spiritual program is an essential component that sets Saint Ignatius apart from any other school in Northeast Ohio. While respecting all faith traditions, Saint Ignatius is a Catholic high school rooted in Jesuit spirituality. A four-year Theology program, annual spiritual retreats, frequent liturgies, international mission trips, and opportunities for service to those in need are mainstays. A Saint Ignatius education prepares students to become concerned and socially responsible members of their communities. Part of the Saint Ignatius student experience includes the promotion of faith in the service of justice. Saint Ignatius seeks a new Principal who is committed to helping young men become individuals with integrity and discipline who will become active participants in a multitude of contexts and environments. Strong candidates will manifest professional and personal connections to the core values of the Jesuit faith, and have a particularly strong relationship with serving others. Additionally, strong candidates will be ready to strengthen Saint Ignatius’ ties to Northeast Ohio, and to sustain and enhance the school’s recent community-oriented initiatives.


Build a brotherhood. Serve strangers. Cultivate a community. Through service, justice, and faith-based initiatives, Saint Ignatius students learn to serve their school, their city, their Church, and their world.

School History

Saint Ignatius High School grew from an idea formed by Bishop Richard Gilmour and Fr. Michael Zoeller, S.J. They were hoping for a Jesuit school for boys to be located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. In January 1886, the Jesuit Superior of Buffalo, New York, Fr. Henry Behren, S.J., hastened to Cleveland and promised the bishop that the Jesuits would open their school on West 30th Street that same year. Saint Ignatius High School was officially founded on September 6, 1886. At that time, Saint Ignatius was the 20th secondary school sponsored by the Jesuits in the United States.

Saint Ignatius High School has remained a pillar of the greater Cleveland community by being open to a changing world – acknowledging its problems as well as its opportunities – yet faithful to its academic traditions, the gospel message upon which it was established, and its motto: “Men for Others,” after the Man-for-Others, Jesus Christ.

The School

Saint Ignatius High School is a Jesuit college-preparatory school. The school enrolls approximately 1,500 young men who hail from nearly 100 cities in a nine-county region. Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood, the school occupies 23 acres and includes 19 buildings and three athletic fields. Nearly 100% of Saint Ignatius students go on to four-year college programs at universities across the U.S. and beyond. The U.S. Department of Education has designated Saint Ignatius a Blue Ribbon school. Thanks to generous alumni and benefactors, nearly half of Saint Ignatius students receive some form of tuition assistance.

Academically, Saint Ignatius is a regional and state leader in National Merit finalists and Advanced Placement scholars. The Class of 2019 qualified 14 students as National Merit Semifinalists, four students as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, and an additional 15 students as Commended Students. Saint Ignatius also had 246 students receive Advanced Placement scholar honors for 2019. A culture of faith, service and justice exists at Saint Ignatius, setting it apart from others in the region. Saint Ignatius students volunteer to help people on the margins, travel on mission trips and march for justice. Through the ministries of the Christian Action Team, Sophomore Service, retreats and social justice programs, the Jesuit motto of A.M.D.G. (for the greater Glory of God) comes to life. Students perform, on average, more than 15,000 hours of non-required service annually.


A Saint Ignatius education is driven by the essential question: “What does God want from me?” The classes and extracurricular opportunities across the curriculum help students reflect on this question and hone the tools and skills they need to be active participants in the world beyond the Saint Ignatius campus.

Arts and Athletics

The arts are integral to any student’s academic and personal development. The Fine Arts Department seeks to cultivate that development through aesthetic experiences; all students are encouraged to pursue their artistic interests. Coursework in the arts is experiential and relies on an inductive and creative approach to learning through which the student is able to exhibit personal expression. As a result, he learns something valuable about himself and is encouraged to communicate that to others. Course offerings range from graphic design to music theory.

Saint Ignatius has a rich, meaningful tradition of developing student-athletes into men of faith and character. With a reputation for cohesive teams and good sportsmanship, The Wildcats field 16 varsity teams, plus intramurals and student sports media groups. Student-athletes learn lessons on and off the field from coaches, chaplains, and teammates. Currently, Saint Ignatius offers varsity level opportunities in baseball, basketball, bowling, crew, cross country, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Student Life

Saint Ignatius students are meant to feel and understand that they are a part of something greater than just themselves; this is the Jesuit way. The culture at the school reinforces this concept via myriad practices. For example, Counselors are available to students and parents to discuss academic tracks, provide social and emotional support, assist with career planning, implement standardized testing, and offer study skills training and other academic support. The Counseling Department also oversees Family Conferences, which take place prior to freshman and junior years. These meetings serve as a vital checkpoint with the people most invested in a student’s progress at Saint Ignatius: the student and his parents.

The Cura Personalis Program assists students who have mild learning differences. (A Latin term meaning “care for the [individual] person,” cura personalis is another hallmark of Jesuit education.) Some students may need tutoring, structured study time, assistance provided by the Walton Center for Learning, and possible extended time for test taking. Each teacher establishes a personal relationship with students, listens to them in the process of teaching, and draws them toward personal initiative and responsibility for learning.

The Christian Action Team manages the service initiatives on campus. Students of all four years are welcome to participate in the roughly 20 programs that serve a wide range of people, from the homeless to the deceased to neighborhood children. In order to facilitate a deeper connection to Jesuit principles, all Saint Ignatius students are required to complete Sophomore Service as part of the Theology graduation requirement. The experience, pioneered by Saint Ignatius High School, teaches students to develop empathy and concern for people in need and on the margins of society. Upon completion, students are understanding of the lives of the poor and the oppressed; they are also prepared to help. Students completing Sophomore Service during the academic year will take one semester of Sophomore Service at a local agency and the other semester they take a class on morality.

In the spirit of finding and embracing different ways to serve, two opportunities are available for rising sophomores to complete their service requirement in the summer. Both require students to commit fully to a month-long summer camp experience. The Summer Enrichment Program asks students to serve as counselors to a group of rising eighth graders for a camp that will prepare them for life at Saint Ignatius. The Arrupe Summer Program lets students serve as mentors and friends to neighborhood children during an academic and recreational summer camp.

The Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership at Saint Ignatius High School is dedicated to the formation of students and the Saint Ignatius community as a whole by providing an opportunity to work and learn with neighboring residents, schools, churches and agencies in the areas of education, mentorship, recreation, and good will. Arrupe offers a variety of after-school programs and events as well as one of the city’s largest summer camps.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications

As with all Jesuit secondary schools, Saint Ignatius operates in the President/Principal Leadership Model. In this powerful leadership structure, the Principal reports to the President and is responsible for day to day academic operations and the overall quality of the student experience. Moreover, the Principal plays a vital part in setting the tone, fulfilling the mission, holding people accountable, and partnering with the President to achieve the critical goals and objectives of the school. In this regard, the President could be considered the “Institution Builder” and the Principal the “Community Builder.” Together the President and Principal represent a formidable and synergistic leadership team.

The next Principal should be a dynamic practicing Catholic as well as a strong “Servant Leader”—collaborative and collegial yet at the same time, persistent and determined. The school is deeply committed to Ignatian spirituality and emphasis on Cura Personalis, or care for the whole person. The Principal must embody and exemplify the mission and demonstrate its power and purpose in daily leadership practice. Saint Ignatius is a high performing institution with a caring heart. Distinguished academic credentials will be important in the new Principal, but so will a visible, approachable, and energizing leadership style, along with a penchant for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Principal will play a key role in supporting and helping to actualize the themes and aspirations of Vision ’30, the new Strategic Plan.

Successful previous experience in Catholic secondary leadership is desired, as is the ability to provide compelling academic direction in research-based best practices for teaching and learning excellence. The Principal should be a clear and inspiring communicator and relationship-builder who, while valuing Saint Ignatius’ distinguished traditions, can also work collaboratively with the school community to envision new, mission-driven possibilities for the further growth and development of this extraordinary and celebrated school in the years ahead.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice;
  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Bill Christ
Senior Consultant

Peter O’Neill
Senior Consultant

Saint Ignatius High School is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all.

Catholic Middle School Jobs

Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires Full-Time Religion Teacher and Classroom Aide

Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV) is a Catholic elementary school founded in 1924 by the Marist Fathers located near the financial district of San Francisco. We embrace the values of the Marists and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and continue our tradition of teaching the French language and culture. As a faith-filled community, the NDV faculty and staff are committed to nurturing our students spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. We support a diverse group of learners who endeavor to develop an inclusive and compassionate world. NDV seeks a full-time staff member to teach 8th-grade religion, to assist in preparing candidates for the sacrament of Confirmation, and to assist in other classrooms as an instructional aide.

  • Flexible start date in early to mid-January 2020
  • Position is temporary, January-June 2020; possibility of becoming permanent depending on the school’s needs for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Strong candidates who prefer a part-time position will be considered; please indicate this preference in your cover letter.
  • French language skills are not required.
  • This position reports to the principal.


  • Must be a practicing Catholic.
  • Must have a BA.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Teaching experience preferred.


  • Teach 8th-grade religion class each morning
  • Prepare one school and one Sunday mass with 8th grade
  • Attend religion certification workshop/conferences
  • Attend a Confirmation preparation weekend retreat in March 2020
  • Provide instructional and classroom management support to one or more classroom teachers by assisting with classroom activities, working with students in small groups, and working one-on-one with students needing additional support
  • Provide clerical support to one or more classroom teachers (i.e., grading papers, sorting and filing)
  • Assist in supervising recess and lunch
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation is competitive and includes a generous benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Currier, Principal
Ecole Notre Dame des Victories

Catholic Elementary School Jobs

K-8 Division Head, Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart


Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, is an independent K-12 preparatory school in San Francisco rooted in the Sacred Heart tradition of Catholic education within a uniquely single-sex and coeducational environment. Convent & Stuart Hall is comprised of four distinct divisions: Convent Elementary School and Convent High School, founded in 1887; Stuart Hall for Boys, founded in 1956; and Stuart Hall High School, founded in 2000.

Convent & Stuart Hall seek a division head to lead Convent Elementary School, effective July 1, 2020. The division head will join a strong, creative, and nimble leadership team which includes the heads of the other three divisions and President Ann Marie Krejcarek. This is an exciting opportunity for an educational leader who thrives in a complex, collaborative and forward-looking environment, understands the rich educational potential of the hybrid single-sex and co-ed environment, and welcomes active mentoring and opportunities to grow as a leader.

Opportunities and Challenges

In leading a K-8 single-sex division within a K-12 coeducational school, the next division head will find the following challenges and opportunities:

Embrace the Ampersand. Convent & Stuart Hall embody richness and complexity: single sex and co-ed; traditional and innovative; spiritual and intellectual; Catholic and open to families of all faiths. The next division head, while leading Convent Elementary School, will simultaneously support and celebrate the mission and strategic vision of the overall K-12 institution.

Work Independently and Interdependently. While setting the tone and making decisions on behalf of Convent Elementary School, the division head will work collaboratively with the other division heads and the president to support strategic initiatives and steward shared resources. With a spirit of collaboration and iteration, the division head will balance championing the needs of the division with keen systemic thinking about how each division informs the work of the others.

Align the Work of the Division within the K-12 Structure. After many years of thinking of themselves as separate schools, Convent & Stuart Hall made a commitment to shared standards of excellence within one K-12 institution. The administration and faculty have begun the work of alignment across divisions and more work lies ahead, including assessing where and why the divisions should embrace uniformity and, conversely, where and why unique approaches support the best outcomes for students. The division head will work collaboratively with the K-12 academic department chairs in forming and delivering the scope and sequence for all curricular areas.

Extend the Curriculum to Stretch the Intellectual Capacities of All Students. The division head will assess the strength of the curriculum and explore strategies for differentiation to meet the needs of all learners, framing this conversation within the goals of the K-12 curriculum and the shared vision of a graduate of the Schools of the Sacred Heart.

Articulate the Strengths of the Single-Sex Program and the Unique Offerings for Girls. The division head will possess expertise in and passion for girls’ education and will communicate persuasively the value proposition of a single sex program for grades K-8 to prospective families while also guiding faculty in their work with girls. The division head should truly enjoy, celebrate, and support the unique and varied characteristics of girls in grades K-8.

Embody the Sacred Heart Culture and Values. The division head does not need to be Catholic but will possess a spiritual life, hospitality to faith, and the ability to wholeheartedly support the goals of Sacred Heart as a Catholic school for families of all faiths: a faith journey; deep respect for intellectual values; social awareness that impels action; and support for personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

Champion a Culture of Continuous Change and Improvement. The division head will support clear and consistent practices for faculty growth with formative assessment, access to professional development, and a commitment to a strong culture of feedback.

Support Students and Families in Planning for High School. As the schools have restructured, the Deans and Associate Deans in both K-8 divisions know, oversee, and support the students K-6. The division director also serves as the dean for the upper forms (grades 7 and 8) with a particular focus on supporting students and their families in planning their next educational step.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications

Skilled Communicator. Forthright communication, close and thoughtful listening, and strong written and verbal skills are key to success in this role. Constituents include K-8 girls, lower and middle school faculty, prospective and current parents, community organizations, division heads, and the president of the school. Outward facing, the division head will enjoy engaging with the community and will be a compassionate and empathetic leader for parents. Candidates should be relational leaders who focus on what is best for kids.

Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The division head will continue the school’s excellent work in reaching out to and welcoming all kinds of families to the school. Approachable, down to earth, and humble, the division head will authentically connect with all families.

Dynamic and Collaborative Leader. Open to a spirit of improvisation and possessing a growth mindset, the division head will value and seek thought partners and embrace the collaboration that is essential in this job. Candidates should be comfortable with ambiguity in a fast paced and joyful environment.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of teaching experience
  • Master’s degree preferred

To Apply

To be considered, applicants will need to submit (electronically as separate PDF documents) the following materials:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position;
  • Current résumé;
  • A statement of educational or leadership philosophy;
  • List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted later in the process and only with candidate permission) to:

Jennifer Christensen
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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, SJU is a top-ranked Catholic university that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. Noted for its distinctive architecture, SJU’s campus transects Philadelphia, the East Coast’s second largest city, and Lower Merion, a suburb along Philadelphia’s historic Main Line, which enables the SJU community to enjoy a vibrant campus experience and ready access to a dynamic urban center.

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