We are seeking an experienced academic leader with strong management skills and the ability to develop and nurture a strong school community involving parents, teachers, students, alumni and others, to lead our newly formed Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, based in Shelton, CT.
Duties and Responsibilities The Principal reports to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Directors. The Principal shall be Catholic and is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty. Their specific responsibilities include the following:
To ensure the Catholic Identity of the school.
To act as the educational leader of the school, responsible for its day-to-day operation; to direct the activities of the school instructional and, in conjunction with the business manager, the non-instructional staff in the performance of their duties.
To function as the chief articulator of the school’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
To observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs.
To provide an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a school climate which is supportive and which reflects our Catholic Identity.
To be aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of our school community and to develop plans for meeting these needs.
To make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
To conduct regular meetings with faculty which will deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest
To oversee the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school;
To provide for the academic guidance of students; to maintain complete academic records on all students; to oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
To be a visible presence in all areas of the school
To prepare a master school class schedule and to assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.
To serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
To perform other duties as assigned
Working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Excellent communications skills including written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
Be available for evening/weekend meetings/events as necessary.
Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proficiency in the use of computer technology including Microsoft Office and related educational technology.
Previous Catholic School administration experience.
Valid Administrator’s Certification for the state of Connecticut or another state.