The Archdiocese of Omaha seeks an assistant superintendent who has high expertise and passion for the mission of Catholic schools. This leader would join a dedicated, collaborative team that serves, supports and advances a growing, diverse and progressive school system of 53 elementary and 17 secondary schools across 23 counties. The preferred candidate will continue the work of the apostolate, widening the doors to our Church through robust, sustainable and vital, Christ-filled school communities.
One Church in Christ: Encountering Jesus, Equipping Disciples, Living Mercy.
Mission of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Omaha:
Each school is to foster in students a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, educating them to become academically proficient and responsible, community-minded adults who will be active and loyal members of their church and their country.
The Assistant Superintendent will assist the Superintendent in the leadership of activities of the Catholic School Office (CSO) including implementation of the goals outlined in Vision For the Future of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Superintendent and CSO staff in the implementation of the goals of the Vision document and all current CSO activities.
Assist Superintendent and pastors with teacher and principal development and evaluation processes and procedures.
Meet with Administrators/SAB/Principals to help align Strategic Plans, School Improvement Plans, and Professional Development programming.
Facilitate, coordinate, promote and/or provide professional development on topics aligned to school system needs within the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Obtain and manage funding resources (Title II, grant/foundation) for professional development.
Lead and work closely with principals in the development of educational programs, curriculum, direct instructional guidelines, and the School Improvement Process.
Ensure school accreditation and approval, as well as having schools meet certification, health, and safety requirements.
Serve as liaison for Archdiocesan Schools to: Nebraska Department of Education for School Approval (Rule 14), School Accreditation (Rule 10), AdvancEd Accreditation, Catholic schools, and other state and local educational agencies.
Represent Catholic schools in all areas of public forum when necessary.
Meet with varied stakeholders to educate, inform, and lobby for legislation and issues deemed relevant to Catholic Schools by the Nebraska Catholic Conference.
Serve as a first point of contact in the CSO for academic, personnel, or student discipline issues (when needed beyond consortium principal efforts), as well as any parent concerns that are voiced.
As necessary, assist the CSO, School Boards, and Pastors to:
Ensure the appropriate administrative procedures, policies, and schedules are in place for the effective operation of each school.
Providing leadership for the principals in the development of educational programs, the improvement of instruction, and school improvement activities.
Facilitate curriculum planning and school improvement needs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED)
Active, practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church.
A thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy and the teaching mission of the Roman Catholic Church.
Understanding of evangelization and religious formation in children and adults.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and fidelity to her teachings.
Demonstrated expertise in instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher supervision, and effective instruction.
Superior written communication skills, public speaking, and public relations acumen.
Excellent supervisory and managerial skills, capable of overseeing multiple programs simultaneously and ability to prioritize prospects and activities.
Ability to effectively lobby a varied stakeholder group.
Ability to lead and direct strategic planning and organizational management efforts.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED)
Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field.
Valid Nebraska Administrator Certificate or ability to obtain one.
Previous, successful experience as a principal or president of a Catholic elementary or secondary school. Proven expertise in leading all facets of a Catholic school program.