Bishop Alemany High School, a co-educational Catholic High School owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is accepting applications for the position of President for the 2019-20 school year. Bishop Alemany High School will be transitioning to the President-Principal leadership model beginning on July 1, so this is an exciting an opportunity for a bold leader to serve as the inaugural president, to help guide and shape the transition during this critical moment in the school’s history, and to make a lasting impact
Bishop Alemany is a community of 1,150 students enriched by faith that develops intellectually prepared men and women who are committed to promoting a just and peaceful world as conscientious and morally courageous leaders in service to others. The Alemany Family is driven by its core values and aims to be a community Enlightened in Faith, Enriched as Community, Inspired by Excellence, Empowered to Succeed, Committed to Serve. Bishop Alemany has a strong tradition of academic, co-curricular, and athletic excellence.
Reporting to the Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the President is the Chief Executive Officer of the school, and as such, holds full responsibility for implementation of the school mission and all other aspects of the school’s business operations. The President is directly responsible for the external affairs of the school, for ensuring sufficient resources, sound fiscal management and financial stability of the school through direct oversight of the business operations, development, alumni, community relations and enrollment management activities. The inaugural President has the unique opportunity to form a consultative board and promote the good reputation and values of the school to the external community. Working collaboratively with the school Principal, the President will provide enthusiastic, mission-centered leadership to ensure strong academic and co-curricular programs permeated by the Catholic faith. The start date for the president is July 1, 2019.
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 basic catechist training
Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership
Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Business Management, or related field
Business skills necessary to manage a financial budget and develop strategic and annual plans
Possess the skills necessary to effectively market the strengths of a school, build community relationships, and drive fundraising activities
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 within the philanthropic community, alumni, and corporate and non-profit sectors.
Proven fundraising and/or revenue generating success, preferably in the non-profit sector and with foundations.
Significant visionary leadership and management experience, with demonstrated success in addressing immediate organizational needs while driving toward longer-term goals with buy-in from all stakeholders.
Experience building, coaching, and empowering effective teams and holding team members accountable for performance
Essential Leadership Characteristics:
Ability to balance decisive leadership with respectful collaboration and inclusivity
Excellent oral and written communication and motivational skills with a variety of stakeholders
Demonstrated success in providing visionary, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leadership
The ability or demonstrated performance in overseeing and directing a multifaceted operation, including fundraising, public relations, facility maintenance and enhancement, financial management and supervision of senior personnel
Intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills with an ability to lead others in long-term planning
Attitudes characterized by creativity, initiative, and optimism
Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church
Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019
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 Bishop Alemany High School
A list of professional references with telephone numbers; written reference letters may also be provided