Job Description and Qualifications
Position Title: Principal, Wildwood Catholic High School
- The applicant must be a practicing Catholic who possesses the knowledge and skills to share the truths of the Catholic Faith with students, parents, and staff.
- The applicant must possess a Master’s Degree and a valid New Jersey Certification or its equivalent. The applicant must have at least five years of teaching experience, preferably in Catholic schools. Administrative experience preferred.
- The applicant must supply evidence of competency in managerial, communicative, and collaborative skills.
The principal is the spiritual and instructional leader of the school and is responsible for its effective operation as an educational institution.
- Act as the primary spiritual leader and religious educator of the school.
2 Implement and supervise the directives and policies of the School Board, the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, the Pastor and the New Jersey Department of Education.
- Be responsible for the implementation of the educational goals and objectives of the Diocese and of Wildwood Catholic High School.
- Act as the administrator of the school and consultant to the Pastor/President.
- Pperform such duties which are not written under specific accountabilities but which may be delegated by the Pastor/President.
- Work closely with administration and faculty to achieve a climate and program that fosters Christian growth and formation within the total school community particularly through the student.
- Foster relationships with area parishes, civic authorities, parents, teachers, students.
- Cooperate with Wildwood Catholic High School Board and the Office of Catholic Schools in the administration of the school within diocesan and state policies and regulations.
- Hire qualified faculty and staff members in consultation with department chairpersons and with approval of the Office of Catholic Schools.
- Accept and dismiss students in consultation with guidance counselors and the Dean of Students and President.
- Approve all expenditures, prepare annual budget and monthly financial statements.
- Direct collection of tuition and fees.
- Direct the tuition assistance and scholarship programs.
- Oversee the development and marketing program.
- To assume responsibility for the recruitment and registration of students.
- Maintain discipline in the school in consultation with the other administrators.
- Accept responsibility for government funded programs; to insure adherence to guidelines established for the use of materials purchased and all available services.
- Oversee custodial staff in the maintenance of the school building/grounds.
- Implement and employ a system of communication with parents regarding school policies, affairs, activities, (newsletters, student/parent handbook, yearly calendars, etc.).
- Coordinate the activities of all parental associations.
- Oversee the activities of the alumni association.
- Supervise the maintenance and confidentiality of school records and to see to it that such records are kept accurate.
- Prepare the faculty and student/parent handbooks in consultation with other administrators.
- Chair meetings of administration and faculty.
- Approve the use of facilities/grounds of the school by outside groups, in consultation with the Parish Business Manager
- Appoint coaches and moderators of extra-curricular activities.
- Provide for and insure the safety of the entire school community including but not limited to: fire drills, child abuse prevention programs.
Supervision and Instruction
- Promote the professional growth of teachers by planning professional and spiritual in-service opportunities, by helping teachers define goals for themselves, by informal and formal observation and supervision, and by following the diocesan policy for evaluation of teachers.
- Develop and evaluate the educational program in collaboration with other administrators and in light of assessed needs and interests of students.
- Monitor academic progress of students in conjunction with other administrators.
- Review faculty Instructional plans at regular intervals.
- Archive all faculty grade books at the end of the school year.
- Provide leadership in guiding the faculty and school community through the Middle States Evaluation Process.
- Represent the school vis-à-vis state and local school districts.
- Coordinate all State and Federal Assistance programs provided for the school.
- Generate, maintain and file all required forms, records and reports with the governmental and diocesan offices.
- Involve the school community in local programs and activities.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and current resume to:
Candidates invited for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts, references and pastor’s letter of suitability for further consideration.