Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 344 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 214 elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees.
The Associate Superintendent promotes the mission and vitality of Catholic education through leading, focusing, and directing the Regional Director Team in its essential work with Catholic schools. The Associate Superintendent promotes programs to foster a positive school culture and school safety, monitors the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) recognition process, and represents the Superintendent for designated roles and events.
By joining the Archdiocese, you will be making an impact on people and communities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Supervises the Regional Director Team. Fosters best practices and consistency among the Regional Director Team. Ensures Regional Director activities are aligned with the OCS strategic goals and focused on fostering quality and vitality.
Works with the Director of Leadership Formation in designing and implementing the system-wide professional development strategy for Catholic school principals.
Ensures Regional Directors are implementing the performance evaluation process for principals and provides support when necessary. Works with the Director of Leadership Formation in revising the assessment process when needed, and supporting the training of principals and OCS staff in the evaluation process.
Develops and leads OCS initiatives to promote a positive school culture, including (but not limited to) the areas of school safety, student behavior management, anti-bullying, and violence prevention (in tandem with other Archdiocesan offices, where appropriate).
Monitors significant changes in state and federal policy as they relate to Catholic schools. Communicates significant policy changes to OCS staff and Catholic schools.
Serves as a member of the OCS Leadership Team and as a member of the Leadership Committee for the Archdiocesan School Board.
Master’s Degree in Education and/or Administration and Supervision is required. Earned doctorate or dual Master’s Degrees is a plus.
5 years of experience minimum as a school principal (Catholic school experience preferred) with experience at the diocesan or school system level and the ability to articulate and model the mission of Catholic Schools.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Capacity to manage multiple responsibilities and activities simultaneously
Demonstrated experience designing school curricula, and professional/leadership development
Ability to form and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders.
State certification as a principal and/or superintendent (or equivalent).
Must be a practicing Catholic and can demonstrate integrity, diligence, prudence, vision, and sensitivity to diverse communities.
The Archdiocese of Chicago offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.
About Archdiocese of Chicago
The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest Catholic dioceses in the United States with 2.2 million Catholics. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates, 31 deaneries and 351 parishes. There are approximately 230 schools, and numerous ministries and programs serving the people of Cook and Lake Counties in Northeastern Illinois. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich.