Bishop McDevitt High School, a Catholic, college-preparatory coeducational school in Harrisburg, PA serves students of diverse intellectual, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. With a current enrollment of 680 students in grades 9 - 12, the school is housed in an urban setting, on 86 acres surrounded by woods and fields. Bishop McDevitt High School strives to nurture the whole person by creating a challenging academic environment rooted in Gospel values. Their community aspires to graduate well-rounded Christian men and women committed to living moral lives of holiness, integrity, justice, and responsible citizenship.
Minimum Qualifications: Practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; Thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; PA Administrators Certificate(or in process); Catechetical Certification (or in process); 5 years of teaching experience Preferred Qualifications; (in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above): 3 years of Administrative experience; Catechetical Certification (or in process); Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Desirable Leadership Characteristics:Collaborative leadership style with good interpersonal and team-building skills; Oral and written communication and motivational skills; Experience in instructional leadership; Curriculum development; teacher supervision, and effective instruction; Knowledge and application of instructional technology; Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church.
The Diocese of Harrisburg was established on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX. Bishop Jeremiah F. Shanahan, a 34 year-old Priest and seminary rector from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was named to lead this new diocese.
Eighteen counties composed the Diocese of Harrisburg at that time. That changed in later years to fifteen counties comprised of 7,660 square miles today. They include: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York.
The Diocese is blessed with one Cathedral and 2 Basilicas. Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, is the mother church of the Diocese. Sacred Heart Basilica, Conewago, is the oldest stone church in use in the United States. The Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius is located in Danville, PA.
Since its founding, eleven Bishops have led the Diocese of Harrisburg. The current Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, was appointed Bishop of Harrisburg by his Holiness Pope Francis on January 24, 2014. He was installed as Bishop of Harrisburg on March 19, 2014.
The Diocesan Administration Center, located in suburban Harrisburg, serves as the administrative off...ices to the Bishop and his staff.
Our neighbors are the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown to the east, Scranton to the north, Altoona-Johnstown to the west, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore to the south. Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth, and within our boundaries are to be found historic Gettysburg and Conewago Chapel, Hanover, famous for its shoes and horses, and the sweetest town on earth, Hershey. The beautiful Susquehanna runs through the Diocese and some of the richest farmland in the world is found in Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County.