JOB DESCRIPTION

The Headmaster of Divine Mercy Academy leads the school in full accordance with its mission and classical philosophy. Achieving academic excellence requires the Headmaster to teach in the classroom, collaboratively direct all members of the school staff and communicate effectively with parents and others outside of the school. 

More specifically, the duties of the Headmaster include: (1) curriculum and academic excellence; (2) instruction; (3) student life and discipline; (4) parent communications; (5) student admissions; (6) other school operations. As an example of spiritual leadership, the Headmaster must be a practicing Catholic who is willing to sign the Profession of Faith and make an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.
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QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should:
-Be a practicing and joyful Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church
-Be knowledgeable about a classical curriculum and a liberal arts education
-Have experience as an educator, ideally in a Catholic school setting (minimum of 4 years teaching is required).
-Have experience in school administration.
-Be collegial and collaborative. 
-Be able to identify and work towards a common goal.
-Have strong leadership abilities and excellent people management skills.
-Possess superior written and oral communication skills.
-Have experience with Montessori Method and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
-Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit:
· A resume of the relevant training and work experience
· The names of two work-related references and one pastoral reference
· A cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) describing your love of the Catholic faith, knowledge of classical education, and key relevant work experience.

Send to:
Divine Mercy Academy 
Board of Directors
divinemercyacad@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Divine Mercy Academy Mission Statement:
Guided by the wisdom of our Patron, Pope St. John Paul II, Our Mission is to partner with parents in their roles as the primary educators of their children, so as to foster a love for truth, beauty, goodness, and learning by providing students with a foundation of wisdom and virtue, so that they may bear witness to the kingdom of God. We desire to form disciples of Jesus Christ, who are made free to realize their full potential by living joyfully in accordance with the truth revealed by God through nature and the Catholic Church. We do this by providing a challenging and integrated Catholic liberal arts education.