The Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) oversees 37 parish schools, 4 high schools and 3 stand-alone pre-schools in the Diocese of Arlington. The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Arlington are an essential component of the educational ministry of the Church. Our schools are committed to providing an education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where Catholic doctrine and values, and academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity. Our schools aspire to be joyful communities where educators and staff reflect the good news of the Gospel to learners in ways that draw them closer to Christ. The Office of Catholic Schools’ mission is to support schools in the accomplishment of these objectives.
The Assistant Superintendent for Leadership and Accreditation is an innovative and faith-filled educational leader responsible to the Superintendent for processes critical to ensuring schools develop and are recognized as joyful, creative, student-centered learning communities that project strong Catholic identity and enjoy well-earned reputations for academic excellence.
Assures school compliance with accreditation requirements and coaches school leaders with their improvement plans
Responsible for all school administrator and teacher development/mentoring programs aligned with above mission.
Responsible for monitoring of all administrator and teacher compliance with the State of Virginia, Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA), and Catechist certification processes
Coaches school leaders in a collaborative manner to assure just and appropriate employment related decisions.
Assures fidelity of the annual evaluation process for all education personnel.
Assures annual review of school policy guided by mission objectives above and related process for school updating of student and parent handbooks.
Coordinates Diocesan Job Fair.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.
Must be a fully-initiated and practicing Catholic.
Knowledge/Skills: Able to apply critical thinking to solve problems in an everyday work setting; to be an active listener; to articulate ideas clearly, concisely and professionally both orally and in writing; to work collaboratively, foster teamwork and address conflict as it arises; to develop, manage and evaluate programs, to align individual program goals with strategic goals and objectives and to formulate recommendations to improve program delivery and management; to work and complete follow up activities independently; to solicit personal feedback and make changes when needed.
Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills. Ability to create basic documents, spreadsheets, presentations and emails using MS Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook. Must be able to organize and facilitate virtual meetings and use web-based applications as needed in performance of duties.
Education: Master’s degree in Education.
Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver’s license must be maintained at all times.
Years and Types of Experience: Minimum of six years elementary or secondary school experience that includes classroom teaching and administrative experience.