The Angeletti Group invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Head of School for the School of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS). The school seeks an engaging, strategic and inspirational leader to build upon its venerable history of providing a rigorous education, rooted in the Catholic faith, to young children. Reporting directly to the Manhattan Regional Superintendent of Schools and accountable to the Regional School Board, s/he will be responsible for external relations, fundraising, financial management, recruitment, and enrollment, as well as setting the overall vision and strategy for the school.
The Executive Head of School is the chief executive officerof the School of the Blessed Sacrament. S/he must havea deep commitment to, and keen appreciation for, the values and traditions of Catholic doctrine and moral teachings. The successful candidate must be a strategic and visionary thinker with a transparent, collaborative leadership style. S/he must be an articulate and inspiring communicator, a successful fundraiser, an entrepreneurial recruiter, an innovative enrollment manager, and a seasoned, responsible financial manager. The Executive Head of School is the chief spokesperson for the school, providing visible, personal leadership to the school community and promoting the school to all external constituencies. The successful candidate should have a strong record of intellectual and administrative accomplishments, a broad understanding of educational administrative leadership, and a proven track record of guiding institutions to new levels of success. Both the heads of SBS’s Lower and Upper Schools will report directly to this position. The primary responsibilities of these individuals are focused on the internal, day-to-day operations of their schools’ academic programming, faculty oversight, and student interactions.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS FOR THE EXECUTIVE HEAD OF THE SCHOOL
The next Executive Head of School for the School of Blessed Sacrament must be a strategic and visionary leader who will embrace the character, values, and traditions of the SBS community and the Catholic faith and carry them forward in new and exciting ways. Specifically, the Executive Head of School will: • Serve as the CEO, providing strategic direction and oversight of the school’s academics, spirituality, fiscal health, advancement efforts, enrollment management, and physical plant and administrative operations. • Ensure the Catholic mission of the school is developed, articulated, and promoted among stakeholders, including the heads of the Upper and Lower Schools, faculty, parents, and admissions and advancement offices. • Develop an advisory board that will focus on strengthening institutional advancement, recruitment, and enrollment. • Collaborate with volunteer leadership to develop strategic relationships that will result in increased philanthropic support. • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and prospective alumni and parent donors, and create strategic action plans for top prospects with the intent of deepening relationships on behalf of the school, leading to increased comprehensive giving, including annual, capital, and deferred gifts. • Enhance the school’s enrollment management process and significantly bolster recruitment efforts. • Strengthen the school’s external relations through programming, affinity groups, vibrant community relations, and constituent outreach to effectively message SBS’s brand, values, and reputation for excellence across current and prospective stakeholders. • Manage long-term planning for the school’s institutional advancement, enrollment management, facilities, and finance functions. • Serve as the primary liaison between the school and the Board of Trustees. • Direct the process by which the school arrives at its statements of vision, mission, and philosophy, and implement the process by which these are periodically reviewed, assessed, and updated. • Ensure the fiscal health and viability of the school through sound financial stewardship and management. • Prepare the annual school budget in collaboration with the finance committee and the heads of the Upper and Lower Schools, and supervise its implementation. • Direct and oversee capital improvement projects as well as the purchase of technologies and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERENCES
• Practicing Catholic. • Master’s degree and significant administrative leadership experience. • Demonstrated commitment to, and appreciation for, Catholic education. • Passion for and commitment to SBS’s faith-based mission and values. • Proven fundraising success, preferably in an academic setting. • Entrepreneurial approach to recruitment of students and enrollment management. • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of collaboration among faculty and staff. • Evidence of inspirational, entrepreneurial, and energetic leadership style. • Enjoyment of interaction with members of the school’s community, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and parents. • Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement and enhance organizational operations. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Substantial full-time teaching experience preferred. • Willingness and availability to travel. • Some evening and weekend work required.