The Diocese of Harrisburg, Department for Catholic Schools would like to announce an open President position at Bishop McDevitt High School for the 2019 - 2020 School Year. Founded in 1918, the school is currently located in a new, state of the art facility on 87 beautiful acres in a suburban setting. It has a current enrollment of 676 students. Bishop McDevitt High School is a college-preparatory coeducational school, serving students of diverse intellectual, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. It has a 100% graduation rate with 96% of its students attending college. Its mission statement reads, 'We strive to nurture the whole person by creating a challenging academic environment rooted in Gospel values. Our community aspires to graduate well-rounded Christian men and women committed to living moral lives of holiness, integrity, justice, and responsible citizenship. 'Please visit the school’s website for more information, https://www.bishopmcdevitt.org/.
The School President in collaboration with the Principal will provide overall direction for the High School, with the President specifically responsible for institutional advancement and school facilities operations. The president is always conscious of the school’s religious and spiritual mission; represents the school before the local community; is the chief spokesperson for the school; is responsible for the advancement operations of the school; maintains oversight of the budget, financial operations and obligations of the school; and collaborates with the Principal in general school operations.
Minimum Qualifications: Practicing, knowledgeable Catholic who is in good standing with the church and actively involved in the Catholic Community; Thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or in process); Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business or Education; 5 years of progressive leadership and managements in the field of education or an organization of equivalent complexity. Preferred Qualifications(in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above): Master’s Degree in Finance, Business or Education; 5 years of Administrative experience. For more information https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/Send resume and letter of interest by April 3 to:Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710, (717) 657-4804 ext. 222 Email: email@example.com
About DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
The Diocese of Harrisburg was established on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX. Bishop Jeremiah F. Shanahan, a 34 year-old Priest and seminary rector from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was named to lead this new diocese.
Eighteen counties composed the Diocese of Harrisburg at that time. That changed in later years to fifteen counties comprised of 7,660 square miles today. They include: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York.
The Diocese is blessed with one Cathedral and 2 Basilicas. Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, is the mother church of the Diocese. Sacred Heart Basilica, Conewago, is the oldest stone church in use in the United States. The Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius is located in Danville, PA.
Since its founding, eleven Bishops have led the Diocese of Harrisburg. The current Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, was appointed Bishop of Harrisburg by his Holiness Pope Francis on January 24, 2014. He was installed as Bishop of Harrisburg on March 19, 2014.
The Diocesan Administration Center, located in suburban Harrisburg, serves as the administrative off...ices to the Bishop and his staff.
Our neighbors are the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown to the east, Scranton to the north, Altoona-Johnstown to the west, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore to the south. Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth, and within our boundaries are to be found historic Gettysburg and Conewago Chapel, Hanover, famous for its shoes and horses, and the sweetest town on earth, Hershey. The beautiful Susquehanna runs through the Diocese and some of the richest farmland in the world is found in Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County.