Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Charlotte Catholic High School is a diocesan coeducational college preparatory high school serving more than 1,200 students in grades 9-12. This vibrant school community is an outgrowth of an educational program which began in 1887 at St. Mary’s Seminary, in what is now uptown Charlotte. Charlotte Catholic moved to its new campus in 1995.
Charlotte Catholic High School is an educational community centered in the Roman Catholic faith, which teaches individuals to serve as Christians in our changing world. The school community seeks to inspire Christ-filled lives that are nourished by prayer, charity, and the sacraments, as well as committed to social justice and the dignity of all life, always. Faculty and staff challenge students to think critically, to read purposefully, to write effectively, and to communicate clearly – all factors enabling a student to reach his or her full potential. Campus Ministry plays an integral and significant role in the faith life at Charlotte Catholic. This faith begins with the family and extends to the Charlotte Catholic High School community as it nurtures the total personal and spiritual growth of all.
The academic program is centered around a 1:1 laptop environment, with every student receiving a school-issued MacBook Air to complete daily assignments, create multimedia projects, take assessments, and more in order to enhance student learning. The school offers a college coursework program in conjunction with Belmont Abbey College and Central Piedmont Community College. The Learning Support Program provides support for students who experience academic difficulty.
The Options Program at Charlotte Catholic High School provides a Catholic High School education for students with developmental disabilities. The program is customized to meet the unique set of academic, behavioral, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each learner within the school community, a community that recognizes and strongly supports an inclusive environment.
Students may participate in 20 interscholastic sports and some 70 clubs and activities. Since 2000, Charlotte Catholic has garnered 68 state athletic championships. This expansive campus includes a brand new $20M state-of-the-art theatre to further support its fine and performing arts programs.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's website here.
It’s an exciting time in Charlotte Catholic’s long history as the school begins the transition of its leadership structure to a President-Principal model. Charlotte Catholic’s highly respected and successful Principal, Kurt Telford, is completing his ninth year and will be appointed school President in July 2023. As such, the Charlotte Catholic High School community now seeks qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic candidates to serve as its next Principal.
The Principal serves as the school’s spiritual and educational leader and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in implementing a broad array of programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass spiritual development and realizing the school’s philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, discipline, and personnel practices. The Principal collaborates with the school President in decisions on the school facilities, marketing, and community relations. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the School President and the Diocesan Superintendent.
As the primary leader of the school’s academic program, the Principal needs to be an experienced educational leader with a deep understanding and appreciation for the challenges high school students—and their families–are facing today. In addition, candidates will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, the prudence to delegate appropriately, and the will to hold the administrative team, faculty, and staff accountable to shared goals and desired outcomes.
The next Principal is expected to bring the energy, charisma, vision, and leadership skills necessary for this school community to deliver its respected Catholic college preparatory education successfully.
Additional information and our application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
This is an outstanding opportunity to help shape the educational experience for students, faculty, staff, and families at a premier Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Charlotte.
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next Principal. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting Catholic school leadership opportunity by immediately contacting our team. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the position's responsibilities in July 2023.
This search is moving at a swift pace. Connect with us today!
Michael Furey, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
Office: (877) 738-4810
Mobile: (570) 730-2655
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 client's 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 dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.
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 religious and school communities, our team of dedicated search consultants has identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse independent Catholic school leadership positions from Massachusetts to Hawaii.