For more than 130 years, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School has fostered academic excellence, engaged students in a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum, and prepared students for ethical, faithful lives of scholarship and service. It is one of the only Catholic schools in America attached to a Roman Catholic Basilica, which gives the school an extraordinary presence and position in the community. Today, this well-respected, co-educational Catholic parish high school offers a rigorous, college preparatory education to its diverse community of 445 students. As they progress through the unique program at SJND, students are prepared for the rigors of college while they develop confidence, generosity, and a commitment to embracing the teachings of Jesus Christ.
After three years of successful leadership, Principal Ken Jennings is returning to his home state of New Jersey to serve as President at Notre Dame High School. During his time as Principal, he has led many enhancements, including the implementation of a dynamic new Leadership Team and Academic Council; completion of the E3 Accreditation process; fortification of finance and human resource operations; total internet network upgrade; the launch of an international student program; the purchase of a bus to expand enrollment from surrounding cities; and an increase in overall enrollment and contributed income.
The school seeks a new Principal, effective July 2019 who will support this recent growth. The Principal reports to the Pastor of St. Joseph Basilica Parish and serves on the school’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction within the Diocese of Oakland. Providing overall leadership and vision, the Principal ensures quality in the academic and student affairs programs in order to achieve the fullest attainment of the school’s mission. As overall chief administrator, he or she oversees all administrative functions of the school including business, finance, advancement, enrollment, and teaching and learning. The Principal serves as a role model for staff and students and bears ultimate responsibility for the integration of faith and learning within the school. The successful candidate will be a capable and committed educational leader who embraces fully this faith-filled, academically ambitious community of learners.
The Principal is expected to: Assure that SJND models the Pastor’s and Bishop’s expectations for a school of excellence in the Diocese of Oakland; Partner and communicate effectively with the Pastor, Superintendent, Board, Principal of the Elementary School, and the Community; Provide leadership in all areas of school operations: business, finance, advancement, enrollment, and teaching and learning; Deliver on identified goals and objectives outlined in the E3 Accreditation Educational Improvement Plan; Head the Leadership Team in the implementation of the mission through the Strategic Plan and the E3 Accreditation Plan using the National Catholic Standards as a resource; Inspire the faculty and staff to pursue excellence in their teaching and student outcomes; Maintain a climate of accountability and a focus on the quality of the student experience; Achieve institutional financial and fundraising objectives.
The school seeks an experienced leader with a passion for mission who possesses these qualities and leadership characteristics: A faith-filled, practicing Catholic who embraces the Core Values of SJND faculty and staff: Humble and Proud; Dedicated and Spirited; Caring and Accountable; Expertise in Catholic education; Advanced college degree; A strategic and resourceful school leader with deep domain knowledge of secondary school organizational management, fiscal management, and a commitment to best practices in teaching and learning, and the overall quality of the student experience; SJND is positioned perfectly for further growth and prominence. The school seeks a relational leader who will serve as the face of the school to the community, continue to raise the profile of the school academically and share its powerful value proposition across the Greater East Bay and Bay Area
To apply, please submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one email to Gloria Espinoza, Human Resources Department, Diocese of Oakland at email@example.com:
Cover letter that expresses your interest and fit for leading a Diocesan Catholic School; Current resume that includes dates for all degrees, certifications, and experience; Statement of educational leadership philosophy and practice in a Catholic parish school; List of five references with names, phone numbers, and emails – no references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.
Please go to: https://www.oakdiocese.org/offices/human-resources/employment/school-pricipal-job-listings for complete listing and more information.
About Diocese of Oakland
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland was created in 1962. The estimated population of Alameda
and Contra Costa counties is over 2.7 million people with a Catholic population projected at 394,000.
Currently serving the needs of the faithful are 391 priests, 112 deacons, 399 religious brothers and
sisters, and many lay volunteers in 84 parishes, 11 pastoral centers, and other diocesan offices.
Including religious education programs, there are over 45,000 students under Catholic instruction in
the Diocese at 39 elementary schools, eight high schools, two Catholic colleges, and several schools
of religious formation.