Owensboro Catholic Schools (OCS) located in Owensboro, Kentucky a part of the Diocese of Owensboro is currently seeking applications for the position of President beginning July 1, 2018. Owensboro Catholic Schools is a Catholic School System that provides quality education to its students and is fully accredited by the State of Kentucky’s Non-Public Schools Commission. All of the schools within the system are dedicated to Mary, the Elementary K-3 Campus through the Annunciation, the Elementary 4-6 Campus through the Immaculate Conception, the Middle School through the Holy Family and the High School through the Assumption. OCS shares in the mission of the Church in communion with families and parishes to provide excellence in Catholic faith formation and academics which prepare students to become responsible members of family, Church and community.
The qualified candidate will be a dedicated and practicing Catholic who can embrace OCS Values:A Christ centered environment which inspires respect for the dignity of the person at all levels of life and fosters a way of life, excellence in education and moral formation that gives our students the best opportunity to become responsible, practicing adult Catholics “to fill a critical role in the future life of the Church, our country and our world” (The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, 1997), actions that reflect high standards of performance as well as transparency in all operations and decisions that demonstrate compassion, integrity, fiscal responsibility, consistent with the system’s stated mission, and focus on the well-being of the students.
Practicing Catholic who establishes a vision infused with Catholic Identity
Seven to ten years of education administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic School or relevant institutional experiences in non-profit, higher education, corporate or public sector career
Leadership skills for institutional advancement/development activities, including initiating and nurturing donor relationships and community partnerships
Experience with enrollment management strategies to recruit and retain students, including managing financial aid programs
Excellent human relations and communication skills for interacting with students, faculty, staff , parents, alumni, prospective families, community leaders and donors
Successful leading and engaging in fundraising for annual fund and major campaigns
Experience developing and executing strategic planning processes
Experience overseeing business and financial operations
The Owensboro Catholic School President will have the overall responsibility for the management of OCS, and for providing leadership to its educational mission and values consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. The President provides visionary and spiritual leadership for all areas of operation through implementation of the strategic plan. The President oversees advancement including major fund development, finance and business affairs, human resources, marketing and communications, enrollment management and community relations. Working in collaboration with the OCS principals, the President ensures the continuity and continued growth of the exceptional and innovative academic program of the schools. Working with the Advancement office, the President designs and leads strategies to ensure short and long-term financial stability and growth. The President hires, provides support and development, supervises, and evaluates OCS school principals and OCS central office staff. The President promotes the good reputation and values of the school as the liaison between the OCS schools, the School Council and the Diocese.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time 12-month position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Owensboro Catholic Schools is an equal opportunity employer that provides a wide range of benefits which includes: health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending account, 403b and retirement.
The application review process will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is hired.