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Elementary Principal POOL $64,523 to $94,181

Department of Catholic Schools (Los Angeles)






The Archdiocese of Los Angeles (ADLA) welcomes applications for the 2024-25 Elementary School Leader Principal Pool. The application window extends until May 31, 2024. Prospective candidates seeking priority consideration for applying for school-specific openings once posted are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Department of Catholic Schools is committed to recruiting, placing, and empowering visionary, transformational school leaders. Catholic schools provide young people with an academically rigorous and doctrinally sound program of education. A Catholic school leader has a tremendous impact not only on the school but on the life of the community. Consider investing your talents with us in our Los Angeles Archdiocesan Catholic Schools.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles proudly serves three counties in the Greater Los Angeles Region; Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County. With over 200 schools in the Archdiocese, there is a Catholic school in your area ready to educate and facilitate a child’s ability to learn at the highest levels. Our schools are as diverse as their learners. The Archdiocese Schools range from traditional transitional kindergarten through 8th-grade parish schools to Dual Language Immersion schools, STEM schools, and Microschools. We are home to the nation’s largest Catholic school system, serving more than nearly 60,000 students. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Schools are proud to serve families of all demographics and children with a variety of needs. Our Catholic school leaders seek innovative options to ensure that Catholic school education is accessible to all. Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Schools have lifted up entire generations of families. To continue this work, we will need the most talented set of visionary leaders we have ever recruited.

Catholic School Principals must seek to fulfill priorities in the following areas of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS).
● Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview.
● Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision.
● Practices critical reflection, and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions.
● Seeks innovative options to provide Catholic school education to all interested.
● Demonstrates solid operational vitality for financial management and planning.
● Recruits and motivates faculty to achieve educational excellence.
● Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a collaborative culture.
● Prioritizes action items in order to achieve the organizational mission.
● Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students.
● Values, engages, and communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders in supporting programs and opportunities.
● Ensures that students are seen as people whose intellectual growth is harmonized with spiritual, religious, emotional, and social growth.
● Develops, implements, and oversees academic, co-curricular, faith-formation, and service/ministry programs to educate the whole child.


● Practicing Catholic
● Minimum 5 years of teaching experience OR 3 years working at a Non-Profit organization in a leadership role
● Earned Master’s Degree OR State Approved Teaching Credential
● Catechetical Certification to be completed by the first two years of leadership

MATERIALS SUBMISSION (email preferred):
● Cover letter (no greater than 2 pages), answering the following questions:

1. Why do you find yourself being called to Catholic school leadership?
2. Speak to two attributes that you possess and your most recent experiences exercising these attributes.
3. If you are also open to leading a Dual Language Immersion school, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school, or a Microschool please specify within your cover letter.

● Resume (include all work- and service-related experiences, dates, and education related to the position)

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with education and experience. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers health benefits including medical, dental, and vision and all employees are enrolled in pension benefits from the time of employment and considered vested after five years of full-time employment.

Attention: Ivania Rivera
3424 Wilshire Blvd., Department of Catholic Schools 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010 Email:

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Department of Catholic Schools (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA