Archdiocese of Seattle - Office for Catholic Schools
Type: Full Time
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 87
REPORTS TO: Pastor
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to assist the pastor through the effective administration and management of the parish school, faculty & staff.
Community: St. Michael Parish & School has approximately 2,350 registered families and 6,000 individuals, serving two worship sites, a pre-k through 8th-grade school with 285 students and a Catholic Cemetery.
Saint Michael Parish School is a vibrant Preschool – 8th grade Catholic school in Olympia with approximately 285 students. Saint Michael Parish School is a ministry of the parish that forms the hearts and minds of children through the example of Jesus Christ. We provide a dynamic academic experience and cultivate spiritual growth, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Saint Michael Parish School focuses on teaching the whole child and academic excellence in a faith-filled community. Saint Michael Parish School has a committed community of faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners.
We seek a faith-inspired, energetic, proactive, and collaborative principal to join us in our mission to provide an exceptional faith- based academic education for our students. Ideal candidates are highly effective communicators and creative problem solvers who are enthusiastic about addressing the challenges of providing access to Catholic education for all, while also maintaining and deepening a stable financial position so Saint Michael Parish School will continue to grow and thrive in the future.
Saint Michael Parish School is strongly supported by the pastor, school families and parishioners. It has consistently received full term accreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Collaborates with the pastor and the parish leadership team (PLT) in implementing the vision, mission and strategic plan of the Parish. This is accomplished by participating in the comprehensive planning, implementation and evaluation of the parish’s program, goals and objectives with particular emphasis on the religious education/formation. Principal serves as a member of the pastoral staff and is a professional resource to the staff in all areas relating to the school. Principal participates in regional and deanery program planning efforts.
2. Ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment that promotes Catholic faith formation/education, ethical decision-making, social justice, stewardship as a way of life and Christian leadership. This is accomplished by promoting a curriculum that integrates Gospel values; assuring the integration of the school as a ministry of the parish; enabling staff to serve as role models for students; promoting a leadership style compatible with Christian virtues; and personally witnessing to the principles, values and teachings of the Catholic faith.
3. Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum program which complies with Archdiocesan and state standards of curriculum requirements. This is accomplished by overseeing the implementation of instructional goals and objectives for each grade in collaboration with the homeroom teacher; evaluating current curriculum to determine strengths and weaknesses and collaborating with staff in selecting supplementary programs.
4. Ensures the supervision of certified and support staff. This is accomplished by overseeing the recruitment, hiring, training, motivation and evaluation processes. Incumbent is also responsible for terminating staff in collaboration with the pastor. Principal oversees the formulation and implementation of instructional goals and objectives for individual teachers; provide for instructional resources and professional development for teachers. Principal convenes staff to promote the integration of the school’s mission, goals and policies; and to promote a working environment that incorporates the principle of collaboration, subsidiary and shared decision-making.
5. Ensures that learning standards are developed and maintained for students. This is accomplished by assuring that students are tested and evaluated regularly and appropriately, and that test results are shared with parents. Principal oversees the development and maintenance of accurate and current student records and files.
6. Ensures the development and maintenance of effective communication systems between parents, teachers and school administrators. This is accomplished through regular written communication (email, “Thursday Notes,” etc.) to the parents; regularly scheduled meeting opportunities between teachers and parents; regularly reporting students’ academic progress; and participation in the PTSA activities and meetings.
G. Serves as staff and executive officer to the School Commission. Principal prepares agenda in collaboration with Commission Chair, ensures the preparation of information, research and other appropriate data as requested by the Commission. The principal collaborates with the Commission in reviewing the annual budget.
H. Oversees the development of an overall financial plan for the school in collaboration with the pastor, PAA, finance and stewardship councils. This will include long-range planning, alumnus’s association development, and endowment programs.
I. Collaborates with the Catholic School Department in administering the school. This is accomplished by developing annual school programs, plans, goals and objectives and participating in programs, meetings, etc. sponsored by the Department.
10. Ensures the development and implementation of policy and process for disciplining students incorporating values of justice in a community that promotes positive discipline and its positive consequences.
11. Ensures the preparation and submission of all necessary reports to the state and Archdiocesan Catholic School Department. Principal also adheres to all applicable state and Archdiocesan safety and health regulations.
12. Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required to function as a Principal. This is accomplished through reading, attendance at Archdiocesan in-service training opportunities, participation in worships, conventions or convocations and through membership in local, state or national professional organizations, as approved and as appropriate.
Visit the website: https://stmikesolympia.org/ (school) https://saintmichaelparish.org/ (parish) Deadline for applications: February 1st, 2023 To apply, please go to the Office for Catholic Schools website at Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com) to apply online with Frontline. Additionally, send a letter of interest and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates must be practicing Catholics and hold current Washington State Principal Credentials or are close to completing them.