Sacred Hearts Academy is celebrating 110 years as one of the leading private schools in Hawai’i as well as the appointment of the first new Head of School in nearly thirty years. As such, the Academy is both strengthening its traditions and looking forward to its next era of providing exceptional girl-focused education.
As a Catholic, independent school for students in grades Preschool to 12, Sacred Hearts Academy provides an outstanding education for girls and young women that prepares them for college and life. Our students are accepted at top national and regional universities, and our graduates are known for being both successful in their professions and leaders in their communities.
Caring teachers, small classes, a rich and varied curriculum, and lively, enthusiastic students make the Academy unique. Along with its quality academic program, the Academy focuses on character and values, cooperation, mutual respect, and service. Our school is a place where young women learn to listen, question, challenge, probe and gain the knowledge and confidence that will allow them to think for themselves and make good decisions. We believe that excellence in education enables students to value themselves as individuals, while at the same time, prepares them to participate with confidence in a complex and changing society.
The Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). It is a given that the girls at Sacred Hearts will receive an outstanding academic education, but most importantly, the faculty, staff, alumnae, and families value the fact that the students are surrounded by people who care about them and care about one another.
If you are looking for a leadership opportunity in a creative environment with colleagues who are both professionally sharp and wonderful to be around, Sacred Hearts Academy might be for you. If you are looking for a community that will support your best work today and provide life-long welcome and aloha, Sacred Hearts Academy is certainly a school you should consider.
Sacred Hearts Academy is located in Honolulu, the capital city of Oahu. Honolulu showcases Hawaii’s rich traditions and global appeal. The city is not only the commercial center of the state; its scenery, restaurants, shopping, and cultural events all make Honolulu a world-class gathering place and desirable location to live. Honolulu has been rated as one of the safest and healthiest cities in the country and has been recognized as the top city in the U.S. for resident well-being.
The Principal provides leadership for the academic and extra-curricular operations of the Academy. Areas of responsibility, elaborated below, include Faith Community Affairs, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Athletics. The Principal serves as a community leader, fostering a climate of well-being and engagement of students, faculty, and staff within the Academy. The Principal serves as an instructional leader, enhancing curriculum and teaching to foster strong student achievement. The Principal serves as a role model, reflecting the Catholic and Sacred Hearts identity of the Academy and embodying the creative and forward-thinking direction of the school.
Faith Community Affairs
With the Head of School, maintains the Catholic identity of Sacred Hearts Academy.
Employs and supervises the Campus Minster
Directly ensures the development of the faith community through faculty/staff retreats, student retreats, service and service-learning programs, the integration of faith with the learning process, the religion program and liturgies and para-liturgical services.
Coordinates students’ service programs
Hiring, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of Vice Principals, Deans of Faculty and the Registrar
Hiring, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of faculty and academic staff
Professional development programs for faculty and academic staff
Preschool through 12th-grade instructional programs
Summer school and auxiliary programs
Master schedule (matrix) and day to day school schedules
Student records and transcripts
Hiring, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of the Director of Student Activities
Plans and coordinates co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
Coordinates student support and discipline
Hiring, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of the Athletic Director
Planning and coordination of all intramural and interscholastic sports
Development and implementation of policy regarding player eligibility and expectations of coaches and staff.
Involvement in hiring and dismissal of coaches and assistants.
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by February 14, 2020, will be given first consideration. Please submit a letter of interest, current resume/vitae, and statement of administrative philosophy. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.
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Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience
Minimum of 3 years of teacher leadership or academic management experience
Experience managing/coordinating accreditation processes and procedures
Experience as a principal in a K – 12 school
Experience in a Catholic school environment
Educational or professional focus on learning differences or special education
Experience managing/coordinating accreditation processes and procedures
Knowledge of best practices in girl-focused education
Knowledge of current trends in curriculum and assessment, learning theories, and other issues at the forefront of education.
Leadership skills and experience in education working with teachers and administrators; knowledge of current best practices in education and learning, supervision, team development
Ability to work with, and encourage others to excel in their work
Ability to maintain composure, tact, sensitivity and flexibility during peak periods and crisis intervention situations
Ability to handle the highly confidential information regularly seen and discussed
Strong management and organizational skills – ability to manage multiple functions and priorities in an efficient manner; ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and focus to complete projects
Effective interpersonal skills to establish successful relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff, and community resources and partners
Effective oral and written communications skills to include conflict resolution skills; ability to communicate clearly with a wide audience within the student, parent, community and campus populations
Attentive to fiscal responsibility in the administration of academic budgets
Analytical skills to review and analyze activities and initiatives such as: cost-benefit analysis, budget projections, academic achievement, etc.
Familiarity with basic statistical analysis
Team player – works well with others to achieve results; demonstrates respect and hospitality for the ideas of others; able to incorporate the thinking of individuals in a group to reach group consensus
Willing and available to work varied hours, including evening events and occasional travel state-wide and to the continental U.S. as required
Frequently sits, performs desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds
Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully
Work is conducted in an office environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces
Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives
As needed, on-call status, 24/7
Additional Salary Information: Desired Salary
Internal Number: 010120
About Sacred Hearts Academy
Sacred Hearts Academy was founded in 1909 by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts. Today, it is the largest all-girls private school in Hawaii for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12.
Curriculum is college preparatory, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, and the school is proud of its 100% college acceptance record. The school, with enrollment of over 900 students, emphasizes a values based character development program and is noted for its performing and visual arts programs. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Catholic Education Association, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.