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High School Principal $89,173 to $143,597

Bishop Montgomery High School (Torrance)






The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is accepting applications for the position of principal of Bishop Montgomery High School. Serving a community of nearly 900 students, Bishop Montgomery has become synonymous with faith in action, quality, diversity, leadership, and service. All of Bishop Montgomery’s programming derives from the four pillars our school was founded upon: spiritual & faith development, academic excellence, athletic success, and social growth. Rooted in the ideals of faith, community, service, excellence, and tradition, we form leaders, critical thinkers, and young men and women who live and work for others.

Reporting to the president, the principal is the chief educational leader of the school. The principal is responsible for exercising independent judgment in the implementation of a broad array of programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass the areas of spiritual development, realization of the school’s philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, athletics, fiscal policies, discipline, personnel practices, and school plant operations. Additionally, the principal collaborates with the president to assist with enrollment management, marketing, and community relations, budget development, among other executive functions.

The start date for the principal is July 1, 2024.


Leadership Attributes:
a. Faith-filled and Focused: Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview, practices critical reflection and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions.
b. Professional Credibility: Established professional background that aligns with the profile of the role of principal, imbuing confidence among colleagues and school stakeholders.
c. Hopeful and Entrepreneurial: Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision.
d. Inspirational: Capable of inspiring, recruiting, and growing a faculty of educational excellence playing from the same play book.
e. Growth Mindset: Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, prioritizing action items in order to achieve the mission.
f. Academic Excellence: Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum and instruction yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students.
g. Equity-Minded: Strives for equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices.
h. Fiscally Responsible: Demonstrates common sense stewardship and financial management.
i. Collaborative: Values, engages, and connects parents, the parish and local community, and other partners in supporting programs and opportunities to maintain and grow the school’s presence and impact.
j. Relatable and Trustworthy: Communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders.
Salary and Benefits:
The principal’s annual salary will be commensurate with educational qualifications and prior experience. The typical salary range based on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles pay scale is between $89,173 and $143,597. 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.

• Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic with a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy. A commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership is vital.
• Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from an accredited college or university in education or related field.
• A minimum of five (5) years of K-12 school administrative experience with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments.
• Completed or is willing to complete basic catechist training.
• 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 between students, faculty, and parents.
• Demonstrative skills to effectively assess and advance teaching and learning through the lens of a faith-based school, build relationships across multiple cross-sections of the school community, and drive academic performance outcomes for all students.
• Visionary leadership that can amplify the strengths of the existing school program by advancing intellectual, evangelical, co-curricular, and external service activities to maximize student potential.
• Proven experience of building a winning culture with a complex and scaled management team.

Preferred Qualifications (in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above):
• California Teaching Credential (Single Subject) and/or a California Administrative Services Credential.
• Master’s degree in educational administration from an accredited college or university.
• Five or more years of administrative experience in a Catholic high school with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments.Application

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Position Starting Date: July 1, 2024

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 Bishop Montgomery High School.
• Complete résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
• A statement on your educational philosophy as it relates to this opportunity.
• A list of five professional references with telephone numbers; written reference letters may also be provided, though, not in lieu of reference contacts.
• Completed Archdiocese of Los Angeles Employment Application

Please submit the requested information to:
Dr. Thom Gasper, Regional Superintendent
Subject: Bishop Montgomery Principal Position

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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

Bishop Montgomery High School (Torrance)

5430 Torrance Blvd

Torrance, CA 90503