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High School Principal

St. Paul High School, Santa Fe Springs, CA ()






The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is accepting applications for the position of Principal of St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Reporting to the Department of Catholic Schools, the Principal is the chief administrator of the school and will provide dynamic, mission-centered leadership of the academic and co-curricular programs, fundraising, administration, finance, and business operations. The Principal has direct oversight and responsibility for the school’s academic, financial, strategic, and spiritual affairs. The start date for the Principal is July 1, 2020. St. Paul High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational high school rooted in the values of the Gospel and Church Tradition. The school promotes and nurtures students’ talents, moral development, spiritual growth, and self-discipline. As members of the St. Paul family, students are challenged to grow in their knowledge and love of God, to strive for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, and to work toward building a more just society. Current enrollment is about 500 students. Essential 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. Hopeful and Entrepreneurial: Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision c. Inspirational: Capable of inspiring, recruiting, and growing a faculty of educational excellence playing from the same play book d. Growth Mindset: Assesses and adjusts, creates and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, prioritizing action items in order to achieve the mission e. Academic Excellence: Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum and instruction yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students f. Equity-Minded: Strives for equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices g. Fiscally Responsible: Demonstrates common sense stewardship and financial management h. 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 i. Relatable and Trustworthy: Communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: • Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic with a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy • Completed or is willing to complete catechist training • Committed to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Secondary Education, or related field AND/OR California Administrative Services Credential • Three to five years of successful administrative experience in a Catholic high school • Thorough knowledge of current approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and the ability to implement innovative approaches to drive achievement outcomes. • Knowledge and experience with school finance, including budgeting, forecasting, and business operations. • Knowledge and ability to advance the mission of the school through fund development, marketing, branding, and enrollment management. • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders. • Experience building, coaching, and empowering effective teams and holding team members accountable for performance. Application Deadline: April 10, 2020 Position Starting Date: July 1, 2019 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 St. Paul High School • Complete résumé, including all relevant dates • 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 the requested information to: Dr. Dan O’Connell, Deputy Superintendent Email: Subject: St. Paul Principal Position

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St. Paul High School, Santa Fe Springs, CA ()