The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking the next Superintendent of Schools to provide administrative leadership for 37 schools serving 10,000 students within 15 counties of Central Pennsylvania. Our Catholic schools operate as faith communities, not as a commercial or secular enterprise. Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg supports their Schools by promoting the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of students in an environment that is distinctly marked by the values of our Catholic faith. The Superintendent of Schools will lead a team of assistant superintendents and principals in carrying out our Diocesan Educational mission, while being responsible for students achieving academic excellence in pre-kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools. For more information regarding the Diocese of Harrisburg please see www.hbgdiocese.org.
To be an active and practicing member of the Catholic Church.
To have a strong knowledge of and belief in the philosophy, doctrine and teaching mission of the Catholic Church.
To hold a Master’s Degree in Education, or a related field.
To have least 5 years experience as a Catholic School administrator (Principal).
To have at least 5 years experience teaching in a Catholic School.
Complete the Diocesan Administrative Professional Employee Application.
Provide an essay on the Mission of Catholic Education and your interest in this key position.
Submissions are due no later than March 15, 2019 and should be sent to:
Secretary for Education Superintendent Application Diocese of Harrisburg 4800 Union Deposit Road Harrisburg, PA 17111
or email Ann Everest: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Diocese of Harrisburg
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.