Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary and benefits are competitive with the local private school market and commensuarte with experience and education.
4 Year Degree
Founded in 1956 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Houston, St. Pius X High School is a secondary, co-educational school, enrolling approximately 550 students from over 130 zip codes. Located in a growing suburban neighborhood, the school sits on over 27 acres of land on the north side of Houston, Texas.
The school currently operates with a 13-member School Board. Three Dominicans sit on the Dominican Sisters of Houston Board of Trustees holding reserve powers. In addition, there is a 16-member Foundation Board of Trustees.
It's an exciting time to join this distinguished independent Catholic school community. Building scientific minds requires expanded class offerings, innovative teaching, and dynamic learning environments. The community recently completed its Set the World Ablaze $9.1 million capital campaign, which made way for a 27,000-square-foot Center for the Sciences and Media. This state-of-the-art facility was designed in harmony with SPX's mid-century, modern architecture. Key elements include six lab and lecture classrooms and one multi-purpose classroom, a roof-top garden, a leading-edge Media and Resource Center, additional administrative offices and meeting spaces, and enhanced plaza seating for outdoor learning and community gathering.
Additional information regarding this distinguished independent Catholic school community can be found on the school’s website here.
St. Pius X High School operates in the Head of School (President)/Principal Leadership Model. In this increasingly popular structure, the Principal report to the Head of School (President) and serves as the day-to-day leader of academic operations, including all aspects of the student experience – from the classroom to the playing fields, to faith formation and extracurricular programming. The Office of the Head of School (President) has as its primary purpose to provide broad leadership for SPX to achieve the fullest realization of the school’s unique mission. The Head of School (President), in collaboration with the Principal, is equally responsible for the successful overall operation of the school through the effective delegation of responsibilities to the administrative team, faculty, and staff.
The Head of School (President) is appointed and is delegated authority by the Board of Trustees (“the Board”) and acts as the chief strategic officer for the school with the guidance of the Board in the implementation of goals and policies. The Head of School (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 direct oversight of the business operations, advancement operations, alumnae affairs, community relations, enrollment management activities, and facilities and infrastructure needs.
The Head of School (President) also bears ultimate responsibility for the integration of faith and culture within the school. The Head of School (President) acts as a primary liaison among the school, the Board of Trustees, the Dominican Veritas Ministries, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and the broader community.
Additional information and our application procedures regarding this exciting independent Catholic school 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 Head of School. Interested candidates can begin exploring this 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.
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.