Shrine Catholic Schools Royal Oak, MI Head of Schools July 2021
Located on two neighboring campuses in the suburban Detroit community of Royal Oak, MI, Shrine Catholic Schools are co-educational, Pre-K-12 parish schools committed to faith-based education, academic excellence, and comprehensive experiences that develop the character and potential of every student. For over 80 years, Shrine Catholic Schools has committed to offering the highest level of education and formation. Home to nearly 1,000 students, the schools seek to secure its inaugural Head of Schools.
The Office of the Head of Schools has as its primary purpose to provide overall leadership to achieve the fullest attainment of Shrine Catholic Schools’ important mission. The Head of Schools sets the direction for and reports to the President of Shrine Catholic Schools (the Pastor/Rector of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica) on any and all executive matters, including management of personnel, leadership for the educational mission, and values consistent with the Roman Catholic faith.
The Head of Schools oversees and delegates responsibility to the Principals of the Grade School/Early Childhood Center and High School/Academy for any and all matters related directly to their respective campuses. The Head of Schools consults with the Unified School Board (USB) to develop and implement educational policies.
Overall, the Head of Schools’ highest priority is to successfully develop, coordinate implementation, and provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a strategic plan by interacting with the finance and development directors of the Parish and school staff, faculty, and volunteers. Execution of the strategic plan will include interaction with Shrine Catholic Schools’ directors of admissions, marketing/communications, Catholic identity, and athletics.
While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, prospective candidates could have attained this experience through a variety of different career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education; non-profit management; or work in the corporate or public sector. An advanced degree is required; those in educational administration or business-related fields are preferred.
For additional information regarding this exciting school community, please visit the school’s website here.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus located here.
The search committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its inaugural Head of Schools. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2021. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
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