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Christ the King Church (Los Angeles)






Christ the King School is conducting a search for an outstanding Catholic educational leader who will celebrate the values upon which Catholic schools were created, while appreciating that the schools of today are not the same as those of the past. Christ the King School seeks a leader who is well versed in current practices and pedagogy while respecting the tradition of a Catholic education. We are looking for a leader who is consultative and collaborative yet who is willing to make challenging decisions when they arise.

Since 1959, Christ the King School has provided a strong academic program with a breadth that is unique to the area. The school was completely remodeled in the summer of 2020. It has a racially and economically diverse community. Graduates of Christ the King School have the opportunity to attend their first choice high schools, and many place into honors classes.

Mission Statement
Christ the King School’s mission is to instill Catholic principles and values in students through the Gospel message of Jesus. We believe in the uniqueness of each child and are dedicated to developing each individual’s gifts and personal relationship with God. We seek to educate the whole child by fostering the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and physical growth of each student.
TK – 8th Grade

Under the direction of the pastor, the principal, as a servant leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure that the school’s philosophy and mission are communicated to parents and effectively implemented
  • Create a vision for the school and develop a strategic plan that will guide the school in fulfilling its mission
  • Engage fully in the daily life of the school
  • Be a motivational role model and mentor for faculty, staff, and students
  • Demonstrate integrity and fairness and lead in a consistent, ethical manner
  • Strengthen collaboration and foster transparency and trust through open communication, clear expectations, and full engagement of various constituents including the faculty, staff, parents, and students along with the parish leadership and community
  • Serve as the educational leader and work with the faculty to ensure that all programs are thoughtfully designed based on current research and that they are clearly articulated and consistently implemented
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the school’s strong educational program
  • Recruit and retain faculty and staff who are aligned with the school’s mission and goals
  • Foster a culture of professional growth and development for all faculty and staff
  • Lead recruitment and retention efforts and the implementation of the admissions process
  • Develop leadership skills in all students including in areas of service to others
  • Value and engage parents and members of the parish to maintain and grow the school’s presence and impact in the community
  • Support and guide the high level of parent volunteerism
  • Connect with the larger Catholic school system to share and learn
  • Oversee, in consultation with the Parish Finance Committee, all financial planning and budgeting for the school
  • Develop a fundraising strategy and lead fundraising initiatives including outreach to members of the school, parish, and alumni along with the broader community
  • Monitor all financial and fundraising records

Professional Qualities
Christ the King School is interested in candidates who can support, articulate, and promote a mission-driven, child-centered model of education. Along with excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills, ideal candidates will have a background that demonstrates most, if not all, of the following:

  •  A warm, approachable presence that invites and respects the views of others yet is confident in making decisions in the best interest of the overall school community
  • The desire to be accessible to the faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • A collaborative approach to leadership
  • Strong familiarity with significant educational trends, including STEAM, and particularly in Catholic schools
  • The ability to articulate the school’s educational vision and to inspire and motivate others toward further strengthening the school
  • Effective communication with all members of the school community


  • A master’s degree in education or educational leadership
  • A valid administrative credential (preferred)
  • A minimum of three years working as Principal
  • A minimum of five years of teaching experience
  • A Catholic in good standing in the Catholic Church
  • Successful fundraising experience within the school and broader community
  • A high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information
  • An ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A history of thinking creatively and a willingness to create change for the betterment of the school
  • Successful grant writing experience

Candidates should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for becoming the next principal of Christ the King School
  • A current resume
  • A brief personal statement, including their educational philosophy
  • The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references including at least one former supervisor

To: Roger Burg
Christ the King School

Christ the King Catholic School
617 North Arden Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Information/Application Contact

Christ the King Church (Los Angeles)

616 North Rossmore Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90004