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Principal's Job Description

Principal's Job Description

PRINCIPAL'S MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
  • Catholic identity and Xaverian mission-centered programming
  • Instructional leadership and supervision of teaching, learning, and school personnel
  • School culture and community involvement
  • Allocation of resources for academic and co-curricular programs
  • Strategic academic planning and accreditation
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • A practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding and appreciation of Catholic education, spiritual and liturgical life, and Catholic social teaching
  • Demonstrated support of the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Master’s Degree required, preferably in educational administration or curriculum and instruction, and significant high school teaching and administrative experience
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead, supervise, evaluate, and work collegially with faculty and staff by fostering a culture of collaboration, professional development, and teamwork
  • Strong background in developing and implementing a rigorous, college-prep curriculum
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who creates a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing constructive feedback to teachers and counselors
  • Ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement
  • Ability to set and attain goals and articulate a vision for a high-performing high school
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation for diversity and inclusivity, including but not limited to academic ability, race, sexual identity, learning style, and income level
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills, including proficiency with social media and educational technology
  • Experience managing a school budget
  • Five years of successful experience in academic leadership, preferably at the secondary school or higher education level
  • Willingness to embrace the values of the Xaverian charism and The Mount’s mission
  • Proven ability to engage with all stakeholders, including but not limited to faculty/staff, students, parents, prospective students, community partnerships, and board members
  • Outstanding leadership, management, collaboration, and multi-tasking skills
  • Commitment to 21st-century learning and awareness of current trends affecting education
PRINCIPAL’S JOB DESCRIPTION
Appointed by the president with the following responsibilities:

I) General

The principal oversees the total educational program of the school and is accountable to the president. In the absence of the president, he/she is the school’s spokesperson, and all those who report to the president report to the principal.

II) Spiritual
  • Assures that annual programs for faculty and staff that deal with the Catholic/Xaverian nature of the school are planned, implemented, and evaluated in consultation with the president
  • Assures that programs are created and executed for the personal and religious development of students
  • Provides teachers with a clear vision and understanding of the religious dimension of the school
  • Serves as a role model for Catholic/Xaverian spirituality
III) Administrative
  • In consultation with the president, collaborates with the assistant principals, assists in their professional growth, evaluates them, and involves them in decisions affecting school policy and operations
  • Appoints academic chairpersons and provides for their professional development
  • With assistant principals and chairpersons, reviews teacher performance and the effectiveness of each department’s curriculum
  • With the CFO and department chairpersons, ascertains departmental needs in establishing budgets
  • Assures that the needed support system for teachers is maintained
  • Communicates effectively with faculty/staff about the academic state and future of the school while also communicating with parents, addressing student successes and concerns
  • With the director of staff formation, oversees a just process of teacher supervision and evaluation of performance and reports results to each teacher
  • Hires new teachers, assigns duties and makes decisions regarding renewal of contracts
  • With the director of admissions, sets policies and procedures on admission and admits candidates
  • Maintains and enforces policies for suspension, retention, promotion, graduation, and dismissal of students
  • Establishes a periodic review of school regulations and sees that these are enforced
  • Oversees curriculum development, scheduling of courses, placement of students and continuous evaluative appraisal of student ability and achievement
  • Is ultimately responsible for overseeing that instruction is consistent with the philosophy of the school and the goals and objectives of each department
  • In concert with assistant principals, sets and publishes the annual calendar
  • Communicates with parents, addressing student successes and concerns
For more information about the Xaverian Brothers network of schools, visit www.xbss.org.

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  • HOW TO APPLY

    • Submit a resume and a cover letter that states what attracts you to the Xaverian mission and why you are seeking the opportunity to lead Mount Saint Joseph High School.
    • Provide three professional references that can speak to your leadership in education, faith life and personal attributes that are specifically relevant to the position.
    • Submit a statement of educational philosophy that addresses your leadership style, thoughts on Catholic identity and faith-based education, and the role of educational technology.
    • Applications and questions can be submitted to Rachel Bruce, selection committee chair, at rbruce@msjnet.edu.
    Application Deadline
    Applications are due by December 15, 2019. Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to submit additional materials.
  • SALARY & BENEFITS

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with background, education, and experience with a full benefits package.

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Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.