Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
Job summary The President fulfills the missions of St. Louis- Reicher Catholic School by serving as the chief operating officer of the school. The President is jointly responsible, along with the Principal's of the schools, for the Catholic mission and identity of the schools. The President oversees the hiring and termination of all employees, and the areas of institutional advancement, finance, facility management, and strategic planning of the school. The President is appointed by the Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Parish. The President reports to and is evaluated by the Pastor, and operates with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
Support and adhere to the Standards of the Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
Implement and oversee the unification of Reicher Catholic HS and St. Louis Catholic Schools to a parish school PreK - 12 system.
Manages the hiring and terminating of school personnel
Ensures all directives of the Pastor are pursued and accomplished.
Advise the school board(s) on the current state of the schools and work with the boards in the development and implementation of institutional priorities and strategic planning.
Implement diocesan policies.
Collaborate with the Pastor and Principals to ensure the infusion of Catholic identity, Christian values, mission, vision, and identity of the schools into school practices; to ensure an effective educational program; and to plan for future needs of the schools.
Oversee the areas of institutional advancement, finance, facility management, and strategic planning of the schools.
Oversee the advancement efforts including communication, marketing, grants, fundraising events, alumni, donors and enrollment management.
Support the development function of the schools by participating in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and alumni.
Serve as the spokesperson and public representative of the schools within the school communities and among broader civic entities, helping to build relationships that link the community to the schools, and serving as liaison with pastors, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and the diocesan office personnel.
Create the annual budget, seeking input from the Pastor, Principals, Business Manager, Advancement personnel, facility personnel, and the school boards.
Serve as the final in-house appeal in personnel matters and grievance procedures.
Work with Pastor and Principals in the implementation of new school programming and curriculum.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Knowledge of operational management in the areas of institutional advancement, budget planning and forecasting, facilities maintenance and planning, and strategic planning for the school.
Knowledge of educational strategies.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in job-appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Skill in managing conflicts effectively.
Skill in organizational management and delegation of responsibilities.
Skill in using group process skills effectively with various school communities.
Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Ability to work well with others in the school communities.
Masters degree in education or business from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country
Experience in managing a business and/or education professionals.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
Certifications and Training:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Without a Theology degree or similar training acceptable to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, must (1) complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year; and, (2) in a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development, continue Religion Certification Part 2 at a minimum of one class per year.
All employees of the schools are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the President in the exercise of the President's ministry and obligations to the school.
The school is an at-will employer.
The campus and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct and speech including Roman Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to schools or other off-site locations.
Travelling within and outside the schools to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
Required to work a minimum of a full school day.
Required to work in multiple school and office conditions.
Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school communities.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Internal Number: 994580
About Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.