Elementary School Principal (Pre K – 8th Grade) Holy Rosary Catholic School, Edmonds WA
SUPERVISOR: Father Vincent Gilmore, Pastor
Holy Rosary Catholic School is located in Edmonds, Washington, with more than 260 students currently enrolled in the school, which is comprised of two Pre-K classes and one classroom per grade from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Holy Rosary Catholic School is a primary ministry of Holy Rosary Parish. The mission of Holy Rosary School is to educate children to be Catholic Christians and stewards of their talents as effective communicators, responsible citizens, and life-long learners. We meet or exceed the standards of Washington State, and are accountable to the Archdiocese of Seattle, our school-wide learning expectations, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Holy Rosary School prepares every child to be socially responsible for self, others, and the environment. We ignite the love of learning and promote a safe, supportive community that serves God, and embraces the dignity of each person.
We seek a faith-inspired, proactive, collaborative, and energetic principal. Ideal candidates are highly effective communicators, creative problem solvers, and advocates for continuous improvement. They are enthusiastic about addressing the challenges of providing a high-quality Catholic education to all grade levels, while also maintaining a stable financial position so that our school will continue to grow and thrive in the future.
Candidates should have experience that enables them to successfully assume responsibility for the day-to-day operation and administration of, as well as forward planning for the school. Applicants should be prepared to work closely with the Pastor, the Parish Administrator, and advisory School Commission as well as work collaboratively with their fellow principals and the Archdiocese Office for Catholic Schools to ensure the vitality of our collective school community. A minimum of 5 years of teaching/classroom experience and a current Washington State Principal Credential are required.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY COMPETENCIES
Demonstrated Religious Commitment
Is a fully catechized, faith-filled Catholic disciple who integrates the Catholic faith and values into his/her daily life, and is faithful to the Magisterium.
Demonstrates lifelong, faith-based growth and is a regular adorer of the Blessed Sacrament.
Motivates, by example, families to attend Sunday Mass and participate in other seasonal liturgies.
Collaborates with the Pastor to implement the Vision and Strategic Pastoral Plan of the Parish which is essential in order to integrate the School into the Eucharistic community of the Parish.Serves as a member of the pastoral staff and is a professional resource to the staff in all areas relating to the Catholic elementary school.
Is strong in character, embodying the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and respect for others.
Is a forward-thinking, creative leader.Inspires and leads with optimism, enthusiasm, and a “can-do” spirit.
Has a demonstrated track record in successfully managing change and continuous improvement initiatives including developing influential relationships with faculty, staff, parents and families.
Demonstrates a strong work ethic and is adaptable and resilient during challenging times.
Possesses emotional intelligence; is diplomatic and discrete; has strong interpersonal skills and is approachable; is supportive of the needs of the school, students, and teachers; takes time to recognize and celebrate accomplishments and achievements.
Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required to function as a Principal. Continuing education should include reading, attendance at Archdiocesan in-service training opportunities, participation in workshops, conventions or convocations and through membership in local, state or national professional organizations, as approved and as appropriate.
Experience in managing large, complex projects, such as the Accreditation process, in a quality and timely manner.
Has a demonstrated record of accomplishment in working in a highly collaborative and constructive relationship with the Pastor, staff, parents, and students.
Commitment to Academic Excellence
Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum program, which complies with Archdiocese requirements.
Implements instructional goals and objectives for each grade; evaluates current curriculum to determine strengths and weaknesses and collaborates with staff in selecting supplementary programs.
Has a demonstrated track record of fostering academic excellence by setting and pursuing the highest of academic standards.Embraces the use of, and integrates, technology into the classroom.
Ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment, which promotes Catholic faith formation/education, ethical decision-making, Catholic social teaching, and Christian leadership. Assures the integration of the school as part of the parish faith community and enables staff to serve as role models for students.
Has the willingness and ability to introduce an integrated academic curriculum to meet the stated goals of both academic excellence and educating the whole child. Of particular interest is the curriculum of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).
Has the ability to champion and further integrate the effort currently underway to make Holy Rosary a Theology of the Body campus.
Ensures the supervision of certified and support staff. Oversees the recruitment, hiring, training, motivation, evaluation, and termination processes. Oversees the formulation and implementation of instructional goals and objectives for individual teachers; provides for instructional resources and professional development for teachers.
Convenes staff to promote the integration of the school's vision, mission, goals and policies; and promotes a working environment that incorporates the principles of collaboration, subsidiary, and shared decision-making.
Ensures that learning standards are developed and maintained for students.
Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrates sound fiscal knowledge and is experienced in the budgeting process.
Works directly with the School Commission to develop a long-range financial plan for the school, including fund solicitation, fund-raising, and endowment programs.
Collaborates with the Seattle Archdiocese Office for Catholic Schools in administering the school. Develops annual school programs, plans, goals and objectives and participates in programs, meetings, etc. sponsored by the Office.
Demonstrates integrity and fairness when addressing student accountability and consistently applies school policy in an equitable manner that is consistent with Holy Rosary’s mission.
Has emergency planning and crisis management experience.
Ensures the preparation and submission of all necessary reports in compliance with the state and the Archdiocese Office for Catholic Schools. Adheres to all applicable state and Archdiocesan safety and health regulations.
Possesses event management/fundraising experience and has the ability to actively market the school to increase enrollment.
Effective Communication Skills
Ensures the development and maintenance of effective communication systems between parent, teachers and school administrators.
Possesses strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Acts with confidence and leadership.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in working in a highly collaborative and constructive relationship with the Pastor.
Works well with others and seeks input from all constituents, including those with different points of view.
Networks with and connects to community resources; maintains a strong and positive school image.
Participates with other secular and private schools in the community in facilitating joint programs and/or the acquisition of joint services with local school districts.
Possesses strong conflict resolution skills.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All candidates must be practicing Catholics who hold a current Washington State Principal Credential (or similar credential); out-of-state candidates are required to hold a current equivalent credential and be willing, on acceptance of a job offer, to immediately apply for the Washington State Principal Credential.