Duration: Full time: (11 months) School Year per contract
Reporting to: Head of School
Schedule: Monday through Friday (plus numerous scheduled events that occur on evening and weekends)
Hours: FT (7:45 am to 4:30 pm)
* Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019*
Mission: Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
The Principal oversees the implementation of the mission, goals and philosophy of St. Agnes Academy. The Principal and her team are responsible for managing daily operations to fulfill the mission of the school.
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community.
Develop an active faith community and model Christian values.
Incorporate prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities.
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters’ congregational goals.
The main responsibilities will include:
Leadership and Management:
Meets weekly with the Head of School to ensure the effective overall operation of the school
Implements the school’s mission, goals, and philosophy in concert with the Administration
Oversees the hiring process and approves the selection of faculty
Provides input in developing and implementing the strategic plan
Oversees with the Administration the various required annual reporting procedures (accreditation, audit, etc.)
Provides guidance and direction to the Principal’s Team and is responsible for their evaluation (Currently: 6 team members)
Attends weekly Executive Team meetings and attends other educational and committee meetings as needed
Holds weekly Principal’s Team meetings and is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Head of School’s Team and the Principal’s Team
Participates in special fundraising events and donor recognition activities
Finds opportunities to connect and network with parents, students, alumni, parents of alumni, etc.
Public Relations and Marketing:
Works with the Head of School and acts as spokesperson for the school when appropriate
Represents S Agnes Academy at public events to provide a positive image of the school’s programs and projects
Finds opportunities to promote the mission and programs of S Agnes Academy to various publics
Fosters relationships between the school and its constituencies
Supports parent, student, and alumni groups and attends meetings and events as needed Ensures with appropriate staff that any information provided to the public (collateral materials, press releases, newsletter, web site, e) is accurate, uniform, and consistent with the mission and values of St. Agnes Academy
Works with the Head of Finance and Head of School to ensure budget preparation, implementation, and fiscal stability of the school
Curriculum and Student Life:
Evaluates the overall curriculum of the school in consultation with the Academic Dean and Department Chairs
Holds quarterly Department Chair meetings
Develops a schedule of observing classes and evaluating teachers in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty and Academic Dean
Coordinates faculty in-service in consultation with the Principal’s Team and other appropriate personnel
Consults with the Dean of Faculty and Academic Dean on the building of the master schedule
Consults with the Dean of Students on matters related to discipline and student life
Consults with the Director of Campus Ministry on spiritual formation, service opportunities, and community building programs for all constituents
Consults with the Athletic Director regarding the athletics program and related issues
Works with the Director of Admission on recruiting and selecting prospective students
Attends and/or participates in all major St. Agnes events
Coordinates Follow Your Daughter Schedule Night
Attends conferences and/or workshops (as needed) to keep abreast of latest education trends and research
Serves on the Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee
Attends School Board Meetings
Oversees self-study preparation and reporting to accrediting agencies (TCCED, SACS, DASS)
Teaches one academic class (TBD)
Supervises the Registrar and the Administrative Assistant for the Principal’s team
Master’s degree in educational administration or comparable degree
Experience as a classroom teacher
Experience in instructional leadership roles, or other experience deemed appropriate
Previous high school administrative experience preferred
Previous Catholic school environment experience preferred
Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Commitment to embrace the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Must be a practicing Catholic and support and uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church in word and deed
Experience with a diverse community
A positive and proactive approach to daily responsibilities.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Professional attitude and appearance
Completion of Safe Haven training
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional/educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress, occasional travel, occasional prolonged and irregular hours
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Supervision of students may be required outside of the building and exposure to various weather conditions may occur.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and lifting a minimum of 25 lbs.
About St. Agnes Academy
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.