Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia seeks candidates for the position of Principal, with an official start date of July 1, 2021. For information regarding Bishop Ireton High School, please visit the school website: www.bishopireton.org.
Reports to: Head of School
The Principal is the director of instruction and chief academic officer of the school. The Principal reports directly to the Head of School and has primary responsibility for the daily operation of academic and student activity functions, with particular emphasis on curriculum and instruction. In coordination with other members of school leadership, the Principal participates fully in the life of the school, engaging faculty, staff, students, and parents in ways that reflect the Bishop Ireton commitment to education, service, and the Catholic faith. With an awareness of current educational trends and forecasts, the Principal is expected to maintain and lead the continual evolution of a relevant and cutting-edge 21st century curriculum, incorporating the mission for the school as set forth by the Diocese of Arlington and the Head of School working with the Board of Governors.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Principal assists the Head of School in providing personal and visible leadership and strong teamwork for faculty, staff, students, and families
Works with the Head of School and senior staff to facilitate collaborative relationships that model and promote the Bishop Ireton’s Catholic identity and mission
Manages and has supervisory responsibility for all faculty and academic council, as well as staff in student life and counseling
Works with Head of School to hire and maintain a qualified and effective faculty and student life staff
Works with the Head of School to share the responsibilities of representational leadership at school events throughout the school year
Provides oversight of academic department budgets and student life budget
Serves as school leader in development and implementation of curricular and co-curricular programs and activities, ensuring the rigor, relevance, and student-centered nature of instructional strategies in a college preparatory setting
Responsible for faculty professional development and faculty utilization of the school’s online education information system (Blackbaud)
Heads the school re-accreditation committee and implements recommendations for instruction and curriculum
Serves as the school leader in the development and implementation of extra-curricular programs and activities to support the development of every student
Provides leadership in the enforcement of the school code of conduct and support in serious student disciplinary actions and situations regarding campus, community, and student safety
Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of students and faculty; dedicated to the ministry of Catholic education
Minimum 5 years classroom teaching experience
Minimum 5 years educational administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school
Experience with curriculum development at the high school level
Master’s Degree in School Administration from an accredited university approved by the State of Virginia or a Master’s Degree in another academic area and completion of the following graduate courses: School Law, Evaluation of Instruction and Curriculum, Special Education, School Finance and Educational Leadership from a state approved program and successful completion of the School Leadership Assessment (SLA).
Holds appropriate Virginia Administration and Supervision Certification or be eligible to obtain this certification within three years of hire.
Exemplifies the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and respect for others in all circumstances
Excellent collaborative, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to skillfully utilize the school’s administrative, instructional and assessment technology platforms and programs
Must meet all Principal Qualifications as outlined by the Diocese of Arlington
Must be willing to undergo a background check and complete required Virtus training.
For additional information regarding Bishop Ireton High School, please visit the school website: www.bishopireton.org.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically via one email to email@example.com the following materials (application, addendum, pastor/clergy reference, and witness statement may be found at https://www.bishopireton.org/about/job-opportunities )
Cover letter expressing interest in this position, aligning skills, experiences, and values with the leadership needs of the school
Diocese of Arlington Principal Application
Diocese of Arlington Principal Application Addendum
List of five (5) professional references with all contact information plus three (3) reference letters (references will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established and not without the candidate's permission)
Diocese of Arlington Pastor/Clergy reference and witness statement
Official transcripts must be received by the Office of Catholic Schools (200 North Glebe Road, Suite 503, Arlington, VA 22203) prior to an initial interview.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review begins in February 2021.
About Bishop Ireton High School
Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), humanities and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the school’s mission. Bishop Ireton’s quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college - often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.