Principal - St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is a co-educational college preparatory school founded by the Diocese of Austin to prepare young men and women to become faith-filled, visionary, and inspirational leaders in service to the Catholic Church and the world. Located in a thriving northwest Austin region, Savio provides instructional methods with a 21st-century classroom experience that incorporates cooperative learning and problem-solving approaches, along with innovative technology integrations to enhance learning. Built on an expansive 55-acre campus, the school opened in August 2009 with 86 students. Today, after multiple facility expansions, over 400 students call Savio home.
Savio’s Principal serves as the school’s spiritual and educational leader and is responsible for exercising 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 on decisions concerning school facilities, marketing, and community relations. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the President and is supported by two Assistant Principals.
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, desired outcomes, independent judgment, and creative initiatives.
The candidates we seek will be actively Catholic and in communion with the Church, understand their role in fostering a vibrant Catholic school culture, have progressive and proven experience leading academically rigorous curriculums and co-curricular activities. Experience in the President/Principal model is a plus.
For more information regarding this vibrant school community, please visit the Savio website here.
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School’s next Principal. While our detailed Search Prospectus and the formal position description are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting school leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. 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 responsibilities of the position 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 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.