St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School is a PK through 8th grade school located in the city of Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County serving the cities of the East Bay. St. Mary School enrolls approximately 302 students with a maximum capacity of 318 students, with a professional staff of 42 and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. The candidate must be able to provide spiritual, administrative, financial and educational leadership for the school as well as be able to assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration. The school serves a diverse community; Spanish-speaking skills and familiarity with Hispanic culture would be very helpful.
The successful candidate is expected to be an active member of the parish staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity, and academic program are a must. St. Mary School has supportive Pastor, Faculty and Staff, Advisory Board, Parent Club and Parents.
Salary is based upon the Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement.
Send Letter of Intent and Application by April 16, 2018 to:
Department of Human Resources
Diocese of Oakland
2121 Harrison Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
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.