Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.
Founded in 1869, St. Ignatius is a storied institution that annually serves over 1400 high school students from 295 grammar schools and 160 zip codes. As a distinguished member among the 430 Jesuit high schools in 55 nations around the world, Saint Ignatius College Prep dedicates itself to preparing young men and women for lives of faith, love, service, and leadership in the Jesuit tradition of “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” or “for the greater glory of God.”
The five ideals known as Ignatian Values were set forth by Ignatius Loyola, our school’s patron saint and founder of the Society of Jesus, or “the Jesuits.” These Ignatian values inspire and guide all Saint Ignatius students, faculty, and staff to seek the “magis,” or “more,” to live in pursuit of justice and service to the community in the model of Jesus Christ. Now over 150 years since its founding, the school continues to send out its graduates in the call of its patron, St. Ignatius: Ite Inflammate Omnia ("Go and set the world on fire.")
With a robust college preparatory curriculum and over 90% of the faculty holding an advanced degree, the school now seeks its next principal who will act as Prefect of Studies.
Additional information regarding this pre-eminent Catholic school community can be found on the school's website at www.ignatius.org.
This is an incredibly exciting time at Saint Ignatius. After a planning process, the President has announced a new leadership structure aligned around two distinct and critical facets of school life facets: academic leadership (Prefect of Studies) and spiritual leadership (Prefect of Mission). This model will allow for close collaboration between the two main areas of the institution.
While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this rare independent Catholic school executive leadership opportunity immediately by contacting our team. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.