Feb 16, 2020
High School Administrator - President Pope John Paul II High School 181 Rittenhouse Road Royersford, PA 19468 Pope John Paul II High School, a coeducational Roman Catholic high school, is located in central Montgomery County, a growing community in southeastern Pennsylvania. Housed in a modern facility that is 10 years young, the school was born out of a merger of two high schools, Kennedy-Kendrick and St. Pius X, and carries forward the proud traditions of six Philadelphia archdiocesan secondary schools. During its first decade, Pope John Paul II High School has established a rich history built on a legacy of learning and a vision for the future. Each of our 760 students is nurtured as an individual, but we are united as members of God's family. Our students are supported by a curriculum enriched with STEM, the arts, AP courses across all disciplines, and learning support programs designed to help all students succeed. As Health Sciences becomes a core component of our STEM program, we are adding one-of-a-kind teaching resources unique to PJPIIHS. Our new internship program provides real world opportunities for students. We continue to build out our athletic facilities to support our championship men's and women's sports teams. PJPII High School also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, and our school is widely known for excellence in the performing arts. PJPII is growing and seeks to build a robust, new legacy. We seek to challenge our students in and beyond the classroom as we strive to provide the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences that will serve as a foundation for success and service to God and neighbor. Position Summary The President will assume the role at an important time for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Strategic management and operation of the Secondary Schools is provided by Faith in the Future Foundation which has planted the seeds for innovation, opportunity, and leadership. The organization's core purpose is "to equip saints for life in this world and the next." To that end, the Archdiocesan school system envisions itself as the world's premier teaching mission of the Church and holds high standards for all members of the organization. The President is appointed in collaboration with the Pope John Paul II High School Board of Directors and Faith in the Future. The President reports to the CEO of Faith in the Future in matters pertaining to the administration of the school and Pope John Paul II High School Board of Directors per bylaws of Boards of Specified Jurisdiction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities High School Presidents, as executive leaders for the Archdiocesan Schools, should expertly display leadership mastery in the following key dimensions: Catholic Education: Mission, Spirituality, Tone and Culture Vision and Leadership: Setting Direction and Accountability Building Relationships and Developing People Board Development, Fiscal Stewardship and Advancement Operational Management Academic Oversight Overview responsibilities include but are not limited to: Alumni Association: The President seeks the advice and works closely with the Alumni President, Executive Committee and Board of Specified Jurisdiction. Board: The President seeks the advice and counsel of community leaders and parents through a Board of Specified Jurisdiction. Catholic Identity : Promotes the essential characteristics and fundamental values of a Catholic school. Communication: As the chief spokesperson, communicates the philosophy and programs of the High School to various publics, including working with parent groups and representing the school at civic, religious and other public functions. Development/Fundraising : Ability to show proven success with achieving fundraising goals. Must have direct experience in face-to-face donor solicitation at a high level, preferably with Capital Campaign experience. Enrollment and Development Management : The President collaborates with Faith in the Future, The Office of Catholic Education and key school staff in marketing and development initiatives to increase enrollment and retention. The President is responsible for meeting annual enrollment goals as set in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education. Financial : Maintains oversight of financial operations and obligations of the school, working closely with the CFO. Institutional Advancement : Serves as the school's chief fundraiser and main community contact. The President directs marketing efforts, recruitment strategies, fundraising programs, and alumni/alumnae activities in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education Advancement Team, the Board of Pope John Paul II and key staff. The President is responsible and works closely with all stakeholders recruiting and retaining corporate work sponsors to ensure financial sustainability. Leadership: Hires, manages, provides leadership and works closely with the Principal, who is charged with developing the academic and co-curricular program of the school including areas of: admission, academic affairs, ministry, student discipline, retention and non-academic programs. Planning: The President in collaboration with the Board of Specified Jurisdiction, the school administration, and the faculty, develops and executes a strategic long-range plan that is consistent with the mission of the school and the policies of the Archdiocesan Secondary School System. Policies and Programs : The President approves all school policies and programs, provided they are consistent with Archdiocesanpolicies and stated mission of the school as a Catholic Community, an academic center, and an archdiocesan institution. Public Representation : The President represents the school in the public forum and personally meets with selected constituencies to improve school-community relations. Recruitment : With a mindset of growth, leadership, and innovation, ensures that we are pursuing the best talent in education as we seek to build outstanding schools. Retention: Works with the appropriate leadership to ensure that the school develops and evaluates all staff members. Resources : The President uses all available resources to provide scholarship and tuition assistance in order to make the school available to all who desire a Catholic education, support academic programs and enhancements, improve and maintain facilities, and provide for a safe, rigorous, relevant, quality education for all students. Preferred Qualifications and Experience Advanced graduate degree in education or business administration. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, build creative and mutually beneficial relationships with the philanthropic, corporate, public and nonprofit sectors. Exceptional leadership skills and positive experiences leading an organization. Proven fundraising and/or revenue generating success. Significant visionary leadership and management experience, with demonstrated success in addressing immediate organizational needs but driving toward longer-term goals with buy-in from stakeholders. Strategic planning experience and execution capabilities. Strategic enrollment management skills. Strong budget skills. Must be a practicing Catholic as verified by the pastor of the parish in which the applicant is registered. Candidates interested in the position of President should submit their cover letter, resume, and transcripts to: Mr. James Molnar, HR Director for Secondary Schools at the Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia . Please note PJP Pres 2020 in subject line. The deadline for application is March 15, 2020 Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants. PA required clearances and Safe Environment Certification and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from the pastor of the parish in which the applicant is registered. As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings. For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee's failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions. In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual's legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese. Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, USA Full-time