Principal PK - 8, Holy Family Bilingual School, Seattle WA
Archdiocese of Seattle - Office for Catholic Schools
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $100,000 -$110,000 annually
A comprehensive package of benefits is offered including two medical plan options, dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term disability, pension, 403(b), HSA, FSA, and generous sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
4 Year Degree
Preschool-8th grade Catholic School Principal
Father Jose Alvarez, Pastor
Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School located in Seattle, WA (White Center), is a growing Catholic school with a tradition of academic excellence since 1927. Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School fosters a community of diverse families through a rigorous two-way immersion program where students become innovative thinkers, global leaders and disciples of Christ. Holy Family currently serves 205 students in grades preschool through 8th grade. We are a two-way immersion school affiliated with the TWIN Network through Boston College. Students in our school achieve bilingualism, biliteracy, academic excellence and increased sociocultural competence.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
We seek a strategic and visionary leader who understands and advocates for dual language, Catholic education. The ideal candidate is bilingual, has experience working with diverse communities, is practicing Roman Catholic, and is committed to breaking down barriers and creating equitable systems so that every student can learn and grow academically, socially and spiritually. The candidate should be strongly committed to community involvement, Catholic education, equity and inclusion.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborates with the pastor in implementing the mission of the Parish and the school as its primary ministry.
Ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment, which promotes Catholic faith formation/education, Christian virtue, moral and ethical decision-making, Catholic social teaching, and Christian leadership.
Supervision and Operations
Oversees the strategic growth of the school to meet the needs and desires of the Holy Family Community (students, teachers, families, stakeholders)
Collaborates with the School Commission, Finance Committee, Parent Board and other parent/teacher organizations.
Collaborates with the vice principal, faculty, and staff for the implementation of all policies and programs of the school.
Oversees the development of an overall financial plan for the school and develops and executes the annual budget process.
Responds to and resolves complaints and concerns of students, staff, parents, and community members.
Ensures the preparation and submission of all necessary reports to the state and Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Department.
Leads overall school compliance and implementation of policy.
Ensures the development and maintenance of effective communication systems between parents, teachers, and school administrators.
Interprets and implements policies related to faculty, staff, and students.
Participates with private and public schools in the community in facilitating joint programs and/or the acquisition of joint supplies and leveraged resources/services with the local school district and other partners.
Engages in the supervision of all certified and support staff.
Manages and evaluates assistant principal.
Screens, interviews, and recommends the selection of staff.
Curriculum and Instruction
Acts as a visionary instructional leader who maintains a whole child and comprehensive approach to student learning/formation aligned to the school’s mission.
Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum program, which complies with Archdiocesan and state standards and of curriculum requirements.
Ensures that learning standards are developed and maintained for students with an inclusive approach to teaching and learning.
Ensures the development of policy and process for discipline and the formation of students.
Leads the building of comprehensive goals and facilitates the delivery of programs, student discipline, scheduling assessments, and recordkeeping.
Supervises, develops, and evaluates certified staff, ensuring that the proper elements of instruction are implemented; coordinates the teacher supervision and evaluation processes/professional growth process.
Safety and Security
Manages school safety and security processes, including crisis management procedures.
Ensures a positive, proactive, and safe climate and culture.
Leads, supports, and collaborates on fundraising and development initiatives, including but not limited to, the annual fund campaign, school raffle, school jog-a-thon, and the school’s primary fundraiser, the Gala.
Oversees school enrollment services and advancement efforts for student/family retention and community engagement.
Works to secure private, state, local, and federal grants designed to subsidize costs related to facilities, curriculum, and expanding educational offerings.
Coordinates the building and grounds maintenance program at the building level.
Supervises custodial services within the school building and grounds.
Financially plans for building maintenance, safety and upkeep including overseeing cleaning.
Supports the management of school athletics, service projects, school travel, evening school functions, and attends all school-related community events.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
Fundamental Requirement: All candidates must be practicing Roman Catholics and hold a current Washington State Principal Credential (or similar credential).
Experience: Candidates should have experience such that they should be able to successfully assume responsibility for the day-to-day operation and administration of, as well as forward planning, for the school.
Other: Applicants should be prepared to work closely with the Pastor, the Parish, Pastoral Assistant for Administration, the school Financial Administrator, School Commission, and parents/guardians, as well as work collaboratively with their fellow principals and the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office to ensure the vitality of our collective school community.
The Principal should be passionate about the formation of children in the Catholic faith, language learning, serving diverse and multilingual communities and grounded in research-based and relevant educational practices.
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Skills
Persuasive Written and Oral Skills
Strong Organizational and Personnel Management
Excellent Oral and Written Communication
Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data, applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, degrees, and certifications.
Benefits: A comprehensive package of benefits is offered including two medical plan options, dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term disability, pension, 403(b), HSA, FSA, and generous sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
About Archdiocese of Seattle - Office for Catholic Schools
The 72 Western Washington Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle have a long tradition of academic excellence that is firmly rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From preschool through 12th grade, students are prepared for success in college, life, and beyond. Catholic schools are communities where educators and families effectively partner to ensure the development of the “Whole Child”: Mind, Body, and Spirit. Our schools are located from Bellingham to Vancouver and Port Angeles on the coast to Issaquah in the foothills of the Cascades. With 61 Elementary Schools and 11 High Schools, there can be a fit for you to thrive as an educator!