Delone Catholic High School (McSherrystown, PA.) is actively seeking an accomplished visionary who exhibits the skills of a dynamic leader with an unwavering commitment to student achievement, staff advancement, school advancement and an appreciation for the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The ideal candidate will share the beliefs of the Delone Catholic mission, which is to offer a dynamic and superior academic curriculum that is grounded in the Catholic faith. The Principal of Delone Catholic High School will maintain our steadfast commitment to tradition as well as adapt and navigate through emerging trends in the future of education. The principal, as the leader of the school, is the individual who will establish the high standards expected in academic achievement, religious devotion, community engagement and human behavior. The primary focus for the principal will be to enhance Delone Catholic’s academic standing in the region, prepare our students for success in their next endeavors of life, and to be an advocate and willing participant in the school’s Advancement activities, which include alumni relations, enrollment,fundraising, stewardship, strategic communications and special events.
Responsibilities will include but are not be limited to: • Direct strategic enhancements to drive long range goals and objectives to achieve academic standards while integrating the Catholic faith within the curriculum. • Develop strategies to achieve goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan. • Represent and maintain a visible presence during school hours as well as at school related activities, meetings and events. Be a strong representative and the voice of Delone Catholic to all of the faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni, as well as in the community.
• Ensure the school provides student programs and services that are aligned with its mission to enrich the academic program and support the development of student and family life. • Lead policy and procedure development and implementation aligned with school improvement initiatives. • Mentor and support teachers in creating and implementing exceptional learning environments. • Work with the Delone Catholic Board of Directors to ensure the students and employees embrace and observe the school's mission and values, consistent with the Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools. • Responsible for the promulgation and implementation of responsibilities associated with accreditation. • Engage in and implement programs to ensure student safety as well as pandemic planning processes. • Ensure an annual review occurs of the Student Handbook to provide clear and meaningful guidance is established for upholding the expectations of a Delone Student. This should include a review of acceptable and non-acceptable behavior as well as disciplinary actions. • Develop and foster a Magnet Program to help attract students from across districts. • Expand Alternative Education Program to further the reach of our mission to qualifying students and families. • Continue to expand the Delone Catholic college and universities partnership program as well as work with the student guidance office to ensure students have the appropriate counsel, direction and support to prepare for higher education. • Monitor and respond with help from the Delone Catholic Board of Directors as well as the Diocese of Harrisburg on feedback from students, parents and alumni on matters that may impact the school environment. • Review, Develop and Deliver an evaluation process that is designed to provide professional growth, assist with managing on-going trainings and certification while at the same time creating an environment that encourages intellectual transference of knowledge within Departments and across all curriculums. • Work closely in collaboration with existing internal executive leadership, as well as additional support coming directly from the Delone Catholic Board of Directors, to ensure a comprehensive plan for institutional advancement, through communications, marketing and enrollment is fully operational. • Embrace Catholic traditions and incorporate a sense of community within the school as Delone has a strong sense of tradition and faith. • Foster relationships with local elementary partner schools to help increase enrollment opportunities.
• Be responsible for managing all aspects of school’s daily operation which includes leading theschool budget process, facility, staff/teacher recruitment and ensuring the school meets state and Diocese required days of instruction. • Be a professional representative of the school and its participating families at various local, state and national efforts that support the mission of Delone to include maintaining positive relationships with groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations.
Minimum requirements: • 5+ years’ experience as a high school principal or vice principal with comprehensive record of tangible faculty and academically orientated results. • Thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy both in practice and knowledge base. • Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership. • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated achievement in cross-functional or matrix structured organizational models. • PA Administrators’ Certificate (or in process). • Catechetical Certification (or in process) and a minimum 5 years of teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications • 3 years of administrative experience with a comparable size budget and staff. • Master’s degree in educational administration or related education.
Send resume and letter of interest to Dan Breen, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Diocese of Harrisburg - Harrisburg, PA
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.