The Assistant Superintendent for Catholic Identity and Accreditation implements systemic and local school improvement initiatives and a comprehensive accreditation process through leadership, resource development and training for local school leadership and school improvement teams. The position provides direction and support to Catholic school leadership through the Catholic Identity policies and goals and strategies of Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools Strategic Plan. The Assistant Superintendent for Catholic Identity and Accreditation reports directly to the Associate Superintendent of Operations and Strategic Planning and works closely with other leaders within the Catholic Schools Office (CSO).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as the primary lead for Catholic identity goals of the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) Catholic Schools Strategic Plan
Collaborate with the Office of Catechesis on student, teacher, and parent formation opportunities at the archdiocesan and/or school level
Lead initiatives and provide program evaluation to assure the Catholic identity in all archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools are in communion and cooperation with the Archbishop
Implement a comprehensive accreditation process for schools, aligned to the national accreditation standards of excellence and the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools Strategic Plan
Support and implement archdiocesan-wide and local school training in all areas of school improvement/strategic planning, accreditation processes, and progress monitoring of school improvement goals
Lead official school site visits as a part the accreditation process. Provide principals with direct feedback of commendations and recommendations
Assist individual schools with development of continuous improvement plans
Collect and review school accreditation plans annually
Evaluate and refine the formal Catholic Schools Office school visit cycle to meet the needs of national accreditation and archdiocesan benchmarks
Prepare the archdiocesan Comprehensive Accreditation Summary Report by analyzing all school visit data and evaluation of accreditation standards
Assist in establishing archdiocesan goals and priorities based on summary data
Organize and lead external accrediting agency in preparation for ADW national accreditation visit in Spring, 2020.
Support the leadership and management of archdiocesan early learning centers and support the growth of the EXCELS program within the ADW.
Supervise an early learning center consultant, who provides direct support to local leadership regarding state, county and regional operational regulations.
Collaborate as a member of the Catholic Schools Office leadership team and perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in education, school administration or related field. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Catholic educational leadership. Knowledge of Catholic school administration and spiritual leadership, school improvement initiatives, comprehensive (systemic) accreditation, and long range planning. Must have strong professional development background and able to lead adult learning in large and small group settings. Proficiency with MS Office including creating databases in Access, Excel or other management software required. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing who fully supports church teachings. Candidate must have strong organizational and data analysis skills, demonstrated qualities of initiative and leadership, and the willingness to work as a team member across multiple offices. Must also be able to work under time constraints and meet deadlines. Local travel required.