JOB DESCRIPTION

Lead with the vision articulated in the Church’s official documents on education.
● Nurture a culture of collaboration among and between Schools, pastors, and diocesan offices; 
● Implement the Diocesan Strategic Plan for Schools.
● Serve as the academic leader for Catholic schools;
● Track and assess system-wide student academic performance;
● Support schools to define their vision and achieve the highest performance level in their schools;
● Work collaboratively to develop and implement consistent policies for the school system;
● Supervise the educational delivery team, including CSO staff and principals;
● Help set expectations for staff performance in collaboration with the Director of Education and Lifelong Formation, Vicar for Education and the Bishop;
● Provide oversight for professional development of both administrators and faculty;
● Engage and collaborate with national, state, and local stakeholders as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
● Collaborate with, assist, and report to the Director of Education and Lifelong Formation;

QUALIFICATIONS

A practicing Catholic with a commitment to Catholic identity in schools;
● A Master’s degree in educational administration/school leadership/curriculum and instruction; a doctorate in education or related field preferred;
● 10 years of successful school leadership preferred;
● Contemporary knowledge of academics, including curriculum development, professional development and technology;
● A commitment to academic excellence across all aspects of curriculum;
● Track record of leading and effecting organizational change;
● Data-driven, including the ability to establish success metrics;
● Relationship- oriented leadership style with demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituencies (principals, boards, priests, parents, etc.);
● Demonstrated experience in developing strategic partnerships with universities, educational reform groups, educational organizations, etc;
● Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
● Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all constituencies.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should consist of a narrative letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae with required clearances and salary history. All materials will remain confidential until finalists are identified. Finalists will be required to provide at least 3 professional references. Submissions are due by no later than May 15, 2019 and should be sent to: Dr. David Anders.
Dr. David Anders
Diocesan Director of Education and Lifelong Formation
2121 3rd Ave N Birmingham, AL 35202
Or email danders@bhmdiocese.org