Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Gardena, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Junipero Serra will be transitioning to the President-Principal leadership model beginning July 2022 or sooner. This is an exciting opportunity for a bold leader to shape this leadership structure, assist with the transition to this model, and make a lasting impact.
Founded in 1950 and located in Gardena, California, Junipero Serra High School is a co-educational, four-year, Catholic college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Current enrollment is just over 375 students. The school serves Gardena and surrounding communities, including Carson, Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, South Central Los Angeles, and Torrance.
The entirety of Serra’s programming originates from the school’s mission statement that stipulates students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching, Catholic, college preparatory education that shapes them into mature, generous, responsible citizens and leaders. The Class of 2020 enjoyed a 100% college acceptance rate. With its celebrated history, Serra now has over 4,000 graduates who are compassionate and forward-thinking individuals equipped to excel and make meaningful contributions in their communities.
Additional information regarding this diverse and tradition-rich school community can be found on the school’s websitehere.
Reporting to the Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the President is the Chief Executive Officer of the school, and as such, holds full responsibility for the implementation of the school’s mission and all aspects of the school’s business and advancement operations. The President is directly responsible for the external affairs of the school, for ensuring sufficient resources, sound fiscal management, and financial stability of the school through oversight of the business operations, development, alumni, community relations, and enrollment management activities. The President works with the Consultative Board to promote the good reputation and values of the school to the external community.
The candidates we seek will have a passion for advancing the mission of Catholic education by delivering excellence throughout Serra’s spiritual, academic, and co-curricular activities. He/she will possess an understanding of the President-Principal model of administration and be comfortable partnering with committed and engaged constituents and stakeholders.
While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, candidates could have attained this experience through various career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education, non-profit management, or work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of the career path, the prospective President must have expert knowledge of and a proven record of building upon a strong community culture and identifying, cultivating, and developing strategic partnerships to ensure continued accessibility, success, and sustainability. An advanced degree in educational administration or business-related field is a plus.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next President. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2022 or sooner if circumstances allow
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.