Mater Dei Catholic High School (MDCHS), in conjunction with the Diocese of San Diego, is seeking a qualified and experienced educational leader. MDCHS is a four-year co-educational high school in the Diocese of San Diego with 760 students. In 2007, thanks in part to a generous grant from the ALSAM Foundation, Mater Dei Catholic subsumed Marian Catholic High School. MDCHS is continuing Marian's legacy and tradition on a state of the art, 50 acre custom built facility in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista, just four miles north of the U.S./Mexico International Border. MDCHS continues to preserve its strong Catholic faith life while providing a cutting-edge, 21st century holistic education through an innovative curriculum based on real-world application of knowledge.
Position Title: Catholic High School Principal
Supervised by: President and the Office for Schools
Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Campus Minister
Directly ensures the development and enhancement of faith community through faculty/staff retreats, student retreats, days of recollection, service program, and liturgical services
Ensures that students, faculty, and parents are involved in the faith life of the school
Oversees the preparation and coordination of the religious education program
Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Assistant Principal for Student Services with consent and consultation with the President
Provides an up-to-date emergency preparedness plan that protects the physical and emotional well-being of all students and faculty and staff.
Assures the ongoing safety and security of the campus and student body throughout the school day
Plans and coordinates all co-curricular activities with the Assistant Principal for Student Services
Coordinates student discipline with the Assistant Principal of Discipline
Oversees the maintenance of student health records
Supervises issues of student conduct including suspension and expulsions
Employs, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses the Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction with consent and consultation with the President
Employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses all professional staff (teachers and professional support staff) with consent and consultation with the President
Plans and conducts staff development programs
Develops instructional programs
Supervises day-to-day schedules for students and faculty
Develops master schedule and student class schedules with Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
Supervises academic issues of student enrollment including admissions, retention, probation, and expulsion for academic reasons
Maintains student records, attendance, and transcripts
Hires, supervises, evaluates and dismisses the Assistant Principal of Athletics with consent and consultation with the President
Ensures the development and implementation of policy regarding player eligibility and expectations of coaches and staff
Has direct involvement in hiring and dismissing coaches and assistants
Participates as an active member of the Metro Conference Board of Directors.
A leader/facilitator of the school faith community and a practicing Roman Catholic.
Have a minimum of three years of successful administrative experience.
Have a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and/or California Administrative Credential.
Demonstrate leadership ability in past or present educational
Experience with the effective implementation of technology in the classroom
Negotiated based upon experience, education and qualifications. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package, including a matching retirement plan.
Please send current resume, cover letter and at least 2 letters of recommendation to: