St. Bernadette Catholic School, located in Hollywood (Broward County), Florida seeks a vibrant, visionary school Principal for the 2023-24 academic year. The office of the principal has as its primary purpose that of providing overall leadership for the school to ensure that the institution achieves the fullest attainment of its unique mission. The principal is appointed and delegated authority by the Archbishop through the Pastor of the parish and acts as the chief executive, operations, and educational officer for the school with the guidance of the Superintendent and the board.
As overall educational leader, with the Pastor, the principal bears ultimate responsibility for the integration of faith and culture within the school and successful academic and co-curricular programs as well as effective management of the business and development affairs of the school. The principal, a practicing Roman Catholic who holds an advanced degree and state of Florida certification, acts as the primary liaison between the school, the parish, the Archdiocese of Miami (through the office of the Superintendent), Catholic secondary schools, and the broader community. The principal is ultimately responsible for the successful overall operation of the school as accomplished through effective delegation of responsibilities to the administrative team, the faculty, and staff.
The new principal will also be responsible for supervising the continuing implementation of new and novel programs specifically designed to meet the needs of the students served by the school, ultimately positioning the school in the highly competitive South Florida educational market. The school is dedicated to providing its students with educational experiences that are grounded in Gospel values, focused on academic excellence, lifelong learning, and service in a supportive, nurturing environment. The school is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Miami and does not discriminate in admissions or hiring policies based on race, ethnicity, sex, or national origin.
Master’s degree required.
Florida Certificate in School Leadership or equivalent.
At least three years’ Catholic School administrative experience.
Five years’ teaching experience.
Bi-lingual with Spanish communication skills a plus.
Applicants must electronically submit the following documents to be considered:
Letter of Interest.
Personal Mission Statement for Catholic Education.
Five references with telephone and email contact information.
Letter from pastor supporting candidacy as a Catholic in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
University Transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate).
State Certification Document(s).
Archdiocese of Miami employment application for schools (download from HR Jobs page).
Candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits package consistent with the salary scale for Educational Administrators in the Archdiocese of Miami (consistent with credentials and experience).
Application deadline falls on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Qualified Applicants should forward documents to: Dr. Donald Louis Edwards, Associate Superintendent of Schools.
The Archdiocese of Miami supports 62 Catholic schools and 3 stand-alone preschools serving nearly 35,000 students. Our schools provide a rigorous education rooted in our Catholic faith. Catholic schools in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties are ready to serve students from infancy through 12th grade.