Parents of children in the Archdiocese of St. Louis have a choice of 26 Catholic high schools (nine archdiocesan and 17 independent) to service the educational and religious formation needs of their children. This expansive network of high schools offers opportunities for Christian witness and service, liturgical celebrations, personal guidance for growth in faith and a solid foundation in the secular subjects that will serve students well as they continue their post-secondary education. Catholic schools have always been strongly supported throughout the archdiocese. The Catholic secondary schools in the archdiocese enroll nearly 11,000 students, located in six of the 11 counties that comprise the archdiocese.
With the 2018-’19 school year, a new and more focused administrative structure within the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and Formation commenced. There are now two Superintendent positions, one for its elementary schools and another for its secondary schools. Supporting positions in academics, curriculum, finance, operations, planning and advancement were also streamlined. As collaborative team players, the entire Catholic Education Office is well-positioned to further advance the mission and vision of Catholic education throughout the archdiocese and its schools.
Candidates considering this exciting opportunity must have a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities within Catholic education. Visionary change-agents with recent and relevant experience who are prepared to support the leadership team within each respective school community are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will possess a passion for Catholic education with demonstrated proficiency in building and maintaining inclusive constituent relationships that ensure continued accessibility, success and sustainability of Catholic education throughout the archdiocese. While the Superintendent of Secondary Schools must have a demonstrated capacity for broad organizational leadership, it is possible that prospective candidates could have attained this experience through a variety of different career paths, including secondary or higher education. Candidates with recent executive leadership experience in leading mission-driven or faith-based organizations will also be considered. For additional information regarding Catholic education in the archdiocese, please visit their website here.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2019. Our detailed search prospectus for this exciting archdiocesan leadership opportunity can be found here. All inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and with the greatest respect. Applications will be accepted until January 28, 2019. Do not delay, connect with our search team today!
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Massachusetts to Hawaii.