Bishop O’Dowd High School (www.bishopodowd.org) is an integral part of the educational mission of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Diocese of Oakland. The mission of the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Oakland is to ensure its schools are Christ-centered, academically excellent, and welcoming communities that teach students to be lifelong learners and leaders energized by fidelity to Christ, the Church, and one another.
Situated on 20 acres in the Oakland Hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Bishop O’Dowd High School reflects the diversity and pursuit of excellence for which the Bay Area of California is known. With a reputation for academic excellence, expansive programming, and college preparatory rigor, the school educates 1,200 students from the East Bay and beyond who strive to create positive change within themselves, their communities, and in the world. Bishop O’Dowd’s educational mission is rooted in its Catholic heritage, and its success is built on the partnership of students, faculty and staff, parents, the community, and the Diocese of Oakland. O’Dowd’s academic, spiritual, and co-curricular programs ensure each student’s intellectual, moral, and personal growth.
The academic curriculum at O’Dowd equips students to be engaged learners and citizens, highly prepared for college and beyond. The curriculum includes 25 AP and honors level courses, a rich humanities and arts program, and a comprehensive and state-of-the-art science and technology curriculum. An unmatched focus on sustainability, experiential learning, and social justice nurtures kinship with creation through the Center for Environmental Studies and the surrounding four-acre Living Lab. Opportunities for students to participate in leadership, environmental stewardship, peer ministry, service learning, and social justice activities abound. Comprehensive counseling and health and wellness services support students’ well-being as they prepare for the future. Whether through academics, athletics, clubs, or other co-curricular pursuits, students find joy in learning and developing in a supportive and caring environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until March 15, 2018. Interested and qualified candidate are asked to submit electronically a letter of introduction; a resume; the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references; and a statement of approximately one page addressing: The Role of the President in Sustaining and Growing a Successful Catholic School to:
Bishop O’Dowd High School President Search Catholic School Management
Attn: Jennifer C. Kensel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time 12-month position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
and qualifications. Benefits include: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Long- and Short-
Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement.
About Diocese of Oakland
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland was created in 1962. The estimated population of Alameda
and Contra Costa counties is over 2.7 million people with a Catholic population projected at 394,000.
Currently serving the needs of the faithful are 391 priests, 112 deacons, 399 religious brothers and
sisters, and many lay volunteers in 84 parishes, 11 pastoral centers, and other diocesan offices.
Including religious education programs, there are over 45,000 students under Catholic instruction in
the Diocese at 39 elementary schools, eight high schools, two Catholic colleges, and several schools
of religious formation.