Classical Liberal Arts Principal/Headmaster/Headmistress, St. Michael Catholic School
St. Michael Catholic School
Location: Gastonia, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
4 Year Degree
The Headmaster supports and implements the pastor’s vision for the school in alignment with the Catholic School Office and Bishop Peter J. Jugis’ vision for the diocesan educational mission of the school.
As a head of school, the incumbent must have the vision, expertise, and confidence to lead the faculty, staff, and community in the school’s mission to build strong families. A leader of a Catholic classical liberal arts school must embrace a profound responsibility to cultivate the intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation of young minds. It is a calling to promote the Catholic faith, the Catholic classical tradition, and the liberal arts in education, integrating them seamlessly into the life of the school. A leader in this context must deeply understand the Catholic intellectual tradition, the riches of the liberal arts, and how these can be integrated into a comprehensive educational program that promotes and leads the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
In order for the organization may thrive and grow, the Headmaster/Headmistress must take responsibility for the organizational health of the school, leading efforts in development, admissions, and retention of families who share in the mission of St. Michael Catholic School. Such a leader must be a model of servant leadership, above reproach, committed to the flourishing of the school and the well-being of its members, and dedicated to serving the larger community of the Church.
Job Prospectus available at https://charlottediocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/St.-Michael-Catholic-School-Liberal-Arts-Principal-Job-Description-Final.pdf
The successful candidate will be a zealous disciple, who is Christ-centered and mission-focused. Also, a dynamic leader who holds a genuine commitment to Catholic education and the liberal arts. Other important qualifications include:
-A strong Theological formation with a desire to cultivate within others, a love for Sacred Scripture, Vatican II and Catholic Social Teaching that embraces the beauty of our faith -A strong background in teaching, and leadership experience in a school setting -The ability to help the Pastor create and grow a positive and collaborative working environment and a strong, vibrant Catholic educational culture -An approachable leadership style and a willingness to form excellent educational/working relationships with students, faculty, families and stakeholders -An ability to guide and support students and their families in a relationship of trust and collaboration -An articulate communicator of the mission and value of Catholic liberal arts education, who can help find, develop and retain high-quality mission-centered teaching staff -A knowledgeable practitioner of a variety of educational teaching and learning styles and methods in the liberal arts tradition -A skilled leader in teacher and staff growth and development, including professional education and training, mentoring, and on-going support -An ability to support the Pastor in the development of budgets and oversight of facilities and maintenance with sound fiscal management -A desire and ability to lead a strong development/advancement program -An effective verbal and written communicator who is able to serve as a public face of the school
We, the people of God in the Diocese of Charlotte, fortified in the Father, redeemed in the Son, empowered in the Spirit, are called to grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship, and witness. We seek to become evermore enthusiastically a leaven of service and a sign of peace through love in Piedmont and Western North Carolina.
The Diocese of Charlotte was established in 1972. It is located in western North Carolina and encompasses 46 counties and 20,700 square miles. The diocese is made up of 92 parishes and missions and 19 schools, with an estimated population of 450,000 Catholics.