St. Joseph Catholic School is a parish school located in Killeen, Texas serving students PreK - 6th grade. St. Joseph Catholic School is committed to educating students in Catholic values and traditions, developing a firm foundation in academics, and fostering respect and service.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
The principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by serving as the spiritual, educational, and managerial leader of the school. The principal is charged with the implementation of the philosophy, mission, objectives, and the overall management of the school. The principal is responsible for the professional effectiveness of the staff, the educational progress of the students, as well as the relationship within the entire school community. The principal reports to the pastor.
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Acts as a witness to the Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
Develops a school climate reflecting Catholic identity.
Identifies and effects needed change for school improvement.
Ensures the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum through the use of a variety of pedagogical strategies.
Supervises instruction and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the academic program.
Ensures that the religious instruction of students meets the guidelines set forth by the Diocese.
Promotes Catholic identity within the school through liturgical celebrations, faith development, integration of Gospel values, and the practice of Christian service.
Oversees ongoing orientation and staff development in both educational and faith development of faculty and staff.
Maintains the accreditation of the school according to TCCED standards.
Oversees the certification of religion teachers according to diocesan policy.
Responsible for the annual school budget and supervises all expenditures.
Oversees development goals and activities and seeks resources and support beyond the school.
Works effectively with the board to establish goals for school effectiveness.
Hires, supervises, evaluates, and terminates all faculty and staff according to diocesan guidelines.
Fosters collaboration between parish(es), pastor(s), and the school.
Develops faculty and student/parent handbooks in accordance with diocesan guidelines.
Completes and submits all official forms required by the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office, Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, and other public agencies.
Implements and reviews long-range strategic planning.
Actively recruit potential families both on Ft. Hood and the surrounding areas.
Promotes healthy staff morale and professionalism.
Maintains current and accurate records according to diocesan and school policy.
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff.
Provides for an orderly school environment and promotes student self-discipline.
Participates in professional development, including diocesan principal meetings and in-services.
Establishes and implements technology goals for the school.
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters.
Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of instructional methods/strategies and curriculum differentiation
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, learning, and behavior
Knowledge of the content and the methods of religious education
Knowledge of effective assessment methods
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Able to work well with others in the school community
Able to work independently and self-motivate
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning
Skill in managing conflicts effectively
Skill in organizational management and delegation of responsibilities
Skill in using group process skills effectively with various school communities
Master's degree in Administration or
Master's degree plus 18 hours in educational administration and supervision courses or a valid, appropriate state certificate for a principal or the successful completion of an appropriate state certification examination, as outlined in the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department standards
Certifications and Training:
Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
All employees of the school are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Principal in the exercise of the Principal's ministry and obligations to the school.
The school is an at-will employer.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Christian prayer and Catholic liturgical celebrations. Staff meetings and other functions may open and close with Christian prayer.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
Traveling within and outside the school to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
Must maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
Will be required to work in multiple educational settings.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.