For more than 129 years, Saint Joseph Academy has provided a faith-filled environment where young women are emboldened to flourish and broaden their horizons as leaders who value their minds, their faith, and the dear neighbor. Saint Joseph Academy, the only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland, is rooted in the spirituality of its founding sponsors, the Congregation of St. Joseph. Since the establishment of Saint Joseph Academy in 1890, 30 years before women were given the right to vote, the sisters’ commitment to the education of young women has inspired the faculty and staff at Saint Joseph Academy to provide each student who walks through its doors with every possible opportunity for academic excellence and personal growth.
At this time, Saint Joseph Academy seeks a new President who will honor the School’s 129 years of history and ensure it remains a relevant and inspired place for young women to learn. Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to service, a dexterity with building and sustaining cohesive communities, and a meaningful relationship with spirituality that influences both their personal and professional pursuits.
DESIRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
• A faith-filled Catholic servant leader who exemplifies the values and ideals of the Congregation of Saint Joseph and deeply embraces the mission of Saint Joseph Academy. • A dynamic and inspirational collaborator who can harness the Academy’s exciting momentum and take this beloved school to its next level of development. • A leader who is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as social justice. • An appreciation for the power of the President/Principal model and commitment to generating maximum benefit from each of its leadership dimensions. • A strategic thinker with exceptional business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit. • An irresistibly compelling fundraiser and relationship builder who can tell the Academy’s story with authenticity and contagious enthusiasm. • A leader of leaders who knows how to shape an excellent leadership team. • A visible, caring, and approachable presence who reinforces the Academy’s warm, vibrant, and student-centered culture. • A strong communicator who is comfortable being a public figure and can help raise the school’s profile in greater Cleveland and beyond. • A leader who appreciates the heritage of Saint Joseph Academy while also being future focused and innovative. Committed to ensuring that the school maintains and enhances its stature as a local and national pacesetter in girls’ education. • An understanding of how to recruit, motivate, and develop outstanding people, as well as how to shape a shared vision and a binding sense of mutual appreciation.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
A current résumé
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
A brief statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice