Principal positions for the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archdiocese of San Francisco
January 5, 2018
San Francisco, California
Contract - Experienced
The call to be a principal is a call to professional leadership. It is a call to be the visionary and to lead teachers. It is also call to express the Gospel message. A principal in a Catholic School is called to be a religious leader, instructional leader, administrator and communicator. These are important ministries within the Church, and not everyone has been given the gifts to respond to such a call.
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is seeking elementary principal candidates for the 2018-2019 school year.
To be considered for a principal position within the Archdiocese of San Francisco, a person must:
Complete the official application from the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS)
Establish a personnel file with the DCS (applicants with existing DCS personnel files are required to create a new file)
Attend an introductory/prescreening interview with the Department of Catholic School’s Human Resources Manager
To establish a personnel file with DCS, applicants must submit the following:
Official transcript(s) of college and university work. If transcripts are from foreign colleges or universities they must be reviewed by the Credentials Evaluation Service (a form will be mailed to you)
Verification of current valid credential(s)
Copy of Basic Cathechist Certification
Two current professional reference letters and one personal character reference letter
A brief written statement on your philosophy of Catholic education
The requested material plus a letter of interest should be submitted before February 15, 2018 to:
Human Resources Manager
Department of Catholic Schools
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109-6602
A qualified candidate must:
Be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church
Hold a valid California Standard Teaching Credential.
Have a minimum of five years of experience in teaching and/or in administration with Catholic school experience?
Have attained one or both of the following: Masters degree in an educational field and/or an California administrative credential*
Be certified as a catechist at the basic level **
Have a deep commitment to the Catholic life of the school
Have demonstrated expertise in the area of curriculum and technology in the classroom
Be adept at inspiring teachers and galvanizing them around the pursuit of educational excellence.
Have strong interpersonal skills and be adept at building and maintaining relationships
*Principals who are not in possession of both educational qualifications, must complete the requirement within a three year period of time from the date of hire
** Principals who are not in possession of basic certification in religion, must have completed the process before they start their position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined according to Archdiocesan guidelines and is based upon experience as a teacher or administrator and graduate education. Medical, dental and retirement are included as part of the benefit package.