Archdiocese of Seattle - Office for Catholic Schools
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $100,000 -$125,000 annually
•Salary Range: $100,000 -$125,000 Any offered salary is determined based on market data, applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, degrees, and certifications.
•Benefits: A comprehensive package of benefits including two medical plan options,
dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term care
Internal Number: 8965
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School is a parish school in West Seattle, proudly serving a diverse community of approximately 250 students in preschool thru 8th Grade. OLG is an exceptional place where students are given opportunities to grow in academic excellence, faith, community service, and leadership. We provide a dynamic academic experience while nurturing students’ spiritual growth in partnership with our Catholic church community. We are committed to celebrating our differences and warmly welcoming those from all backgrounds. Our graduates are thriving in the best high schools and beyond, recognized for their compassion, courage, and critical thinking.
As principal you are supported by an established community of educators that include a vice principal, development director, full-time counselor, learning specialists and a thriving early education program. Our experienced and skilled staff, along with our dedicated school community recently received a 7-year accreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.
We are looking for a collaborative, proactive, strategic, and visionary principal to build on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s 61 years of excellence. The ideal candidate communicates effectively with parents, staff, and community members. They are an experienced leader, administrator, and educator who will provide support and inspiration to OLG’s dedicated educators. They are committed to addressing the challenges of providing access to Catholic education for all and finding ways to enrich the school so that it continues to grow and thrive.
Practicing Roman Catholic.
Current Washington State Principal Credential is required. Candidates who are in the process of obtaining their administrative credential will be considered.
Candidates should have experience to successfully assume leadership and responsibility for the day-to-day operation and administration of the school.
Experience working with key school and parish community members such as the Pastor, the Parish, Pastoral Assistant for Administration, School Commission, and parents/guardians to ensure the vitality of our collective school community.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $100,000 -$125,000 Any offered salary is determined based on market data, applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, degrees, and certifications.
Benefits: A comprehensive package of benefits including two medical plan options, dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term care
Interested candidates must apply online through the Office for Catholic Schools at:
Collaborates with the Pastor in implementing the mission of the Parish and the school as its primary ministry.
Works closely with the Pastoral staff.
Committed to learning about the unique culture of OLG.
Ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment, which promotes Catholic faith formation/education, Christian virtues, moral and ethical decision making, Catholic social teaching, and Christian leadership.
Supervision and Operations
Collaborates with the Pastor, School Commission, Finance Council, and other parent/teacher organizations.
Collaborates with the vice principal, faculty, and staff for the implementation of all policies and programs of the school.
Oversees the development of an overall financial plan for the school and develops and executes the annual budget process.
Responds to and resolves questions and needs of students, staff, parents, and community members.
Ensures the preparation and submission of all necessary reports to the state and Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Department.
Ensures the development and maintenance of effective communication systems between parents, teachers, and school administrators.
Participates with private and public schools in the community in facilitating joint programs and/or the acquisition of joint supplies and leveraged resources/services with the local school district and other partners.
Provides input and oversight for school related activities such as service projects, school travel, evening school functions, and school-related community events.
Engages in the supervision of all certified and support staff.
Manages and evaluates the Vice Principal and any additional leadership staff
Screens, interviews, and recommends the selection of staff.
Manages school safety and security processes, including crisis management procedures.
Ensures a positive, proactive, and safe climate and culture.
Co-supervises custodial services within the building and grounds.
Interprets and implements policies related to faculty, staff, and students.
Leads overall school compliance and implementation of policy.
Curriculum and Instruction
Acts as a visionary instructional leader who maintains a whole child and comprehensive approach to student learning/formation aligned to the school’s mission.
Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum program, which complies with Archdiocesan and state standards and of curriculum requirements.
Ensures that learning standards are developed and maintained for students with an inclusive approach to teaching and learning.
Leads the building of comprehensive goals and facilitates the delivery of programs, student discipline, scheduling assessments, and recordkeeping.
Supervises, develops, and evaluates certified staff, ensuring that the proper elements of instruction are implemented; coordinates the teacher supervision and evaluation processes/professional growth process.
Ensures the development of policy and process for discipline and the formation of students.
Leads, supports, and collaborates on fundraising and development initiatives in conjunction with the Parent Org, Development Director, and School Commission.
Oversees school enrollment services and advancement efforts for student/family retention and community engagement.
Along with the Development Director, works to secure private, state, local, and federal grants designed to subsidize costs related to facilities, curriculum, and expanding educational offerings.
About Archdiocese of Seattle - Office for Catholic Schools
The 72 Western Washington Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle have a long tradition of academic excellence that is firmly rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From preschool through 12th grade, students are prepared for success in college, life, and beyond. Catholic schools are communities where educators and families effectively partner to ensure the development of the “Whole Child”: Mind, Body, and Spirit. Our schools are located from Bellingham to Vancouver and Port Angeles on the coast to Issaquah in the foothills of the Cascades. With 61 Elementary Schools and 11 High Schools, there can be a fit for you to thrive as an educator!