To support the Diocese of Phoenix in its mission to Encounter the Living Christ as articulated in “Evangelizing through Catholic Schools” by Bishop Olmsted, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of all systems within the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Phoenix.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provides effective leadership and guidance to all Diocese of Phoenix schools with respect to all Catholic School’s systems and processes including and not limited to curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development and student activities.
This position will support curriculum development consistent with Catholic teachings and aligned with diocesan, state and national standards.
Fosters an environment that promote continuous improvement and spearheads all areas of continuous improvement related to instructional methodology, professional development, early childhood and special education services.
Proficiently articulates Catholic philosophy that permeates the schools through an emphasis on Catholic identity, Catholic culture, and community of faith.
Serves as a trusted partner by maintaining exceptional public relations within the community while helping enhance the image of the Catholic schools through gathering feedback, establishing goals, and effectively communicating and implementing appropriate objectives that best support the schools in the Diocese of Phoenix.
Works in close collaboration with the Superintendent by providing necessary support on his/her behalf in the event of his/her absence.
Works in close collaboration with the other Assistant Superintendent(s) by providing necessary support on their behalf in the event of their absence.
Leads committees with the objective to review/revise/research areas of curriculum standards and materials, instruction, and assessment based on the review cycle timeframes and the needs of schools.
Ability to develop completed, quality documents for web publication required.
Provides guidance for school curriculum adoption process by providing information and available data. Familiarity with various K-8 curriculum series for core subjects and religion a plus.
Develops complete curriculum standards guides for all subjects that are specific to the philosophies of the Diocese of Phoenix in conjunction with committees.
Assesses needs of teachers and administrators and provides research, solutions, and data to inform local curriculum, instruction and assessment decisions.
Guides schools or committees through processes of needs assessments, research, and program development.
Supervises and coordinates diocesan-wide assessments and analyzes the results of Diocesan assessments (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), Cognitive Ability Test (CogAt), and High School Tests).
Coordinates and leads articulation meetings for specialty groups (librarians, special educators, grade level groups, subject area groups, high school deans, assistant principals, etc.)
In collaboration with the Superintendent and the other Assistant Superintendent, plans principal and preschool director meetings.
Acts as primary contact and resource for schools and parents with questions about special education/diversified learners (knowledge of IDEA and its application to private schools preferred.)
Coordinates professional development for and makes appropriate recommendations specific to the special education needs of the school.
Establishes familiarity with local professional groups for various therapies and tutoring a plus.
Coordinates diocesan special events with sponsors and host sites (Spelling Bee, Spanish Spelling Bee, Diocesan Science Fair, TACSC Leadership Days, etc.)
Partner with the St. John Paull II Resource Center and Ruah Woods Press to plan and execute training events for continued Theology of the Body curriculum rollout.
Shared Job Functions
Consults with pastors, principals, preschool directors, teachers and school staff regarding school related issues. Facilitates, mediates and/or provides direction as needed in conflict management matters.
Collaborates with the General Counsel’s Office, Office of Child and Youth Protection/Safe Environment, Communications Office, Office of Human Resources, and other DPC offices/departments, on issues that affect Catholic schools.
Coordinates annual in-services for administrators, teachers, and staff in the diocese; works to develop, organize, direct, and implement in-service programs and opportunities.
Provides leadership and support to schools by assisting with planning and implementing staff development opportunities.
Oversees and assist schools with technology implementation initiatives.
Assists school with crisis management guidance as needed.
Develops and implements new administrator/preschool director training program while mentoring new administrators.
Assists in policy development for diocesan and school handbooks.
Assists in the accreditation process with local schools and visiting teams.
Additional Job Functions
Performs any other job-related tasks to ensure the efficient operations of the Catholic Schools Office as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Skills in educational management, organizational development and training, administration, and supervision.
Ability to assess personnel needs and implement policies and processes accordingly.
Knowledgeable of federal, state and local laws as well as diocesan policies regarding human resource issues.
Working knowledge of Arizona State licensing requirements for preschools, elementary schools and high schools.
Familiar with Diocesan policies affecting Catholic Schools and the academic and religious knowledge of students.
Proficiency in the practical application of educational and training theory to the methodology of teaching.
Knowledge of resources and materials related to curriculum improvement and development and technology integration.
Ability to make decisions using initiative, creativity and appropriate sensitivity to the needs of people.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to effectively manage conflict resolution.
Ability to promote and inspire a collaborative team environment.
Ability to travel to schools and meetings, sometimes during evenings and weekends.
Aware of current documents on and trends in Catholic education.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits based on Diocese of Phoenix standard compensation package.
Master’s Degree in Education or Administration and Supervision or related field.
Four years teaching experience and three years as an administrator in Catholic Schools, preferred.
Must be able to be certified as an administrator in the State of Arizona.
Active, practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church.
This job operates in a professional office environment.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to :
or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
400 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
About Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools Office
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity.
Established by Pope Paul VI on Dec. 2, 1969, the Diocese of Phoenix is led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted. More than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home.