The Diocese of San Jose Department of Catholic Schools is currently seeking an Associate Superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Diocese of San Jose proudly serves 28 Catholic elementary schools, 6 Catholic high schools, and over 14,000 students within Santa Clara County. We believe that Catholic schools transform the lives of children and their communities, and we are excited about the opportunity that the future holds.
The Associate Superintendent is a transformational member of the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) leadership team that supports all those who carry out the mission and ministry of Catholic schools. The DCS team is committed to ensuring the future of Catholic education in the Diocese through a focus on:
Communion – nurturing a personal relationship with Christ and an encounter with one another; cultivating a strong Catholic culture; calling us together into one community as we leverage strengths, build shared knowledge, and collaboratively seek opportunities to further the mission of Catholic education
Formation – recognizing that forming our children requires a commitment to the ongoing formation of all those who serve within our ministry; fostering leadership at every level; pursuing intentional, engaging, responsive instruction that ensures that every child is able to thrive
Stewardship – embracing our responsibility to ensure that vibrant Catholic schools positively impact present and future generations; addressing issues of equity and accessibility; engaging in critical reflection and transparent, responsible use of data to support ongoing growth
The responsibilities of the Associate Superintendent include but are not limited to:
Collaborate closely with the Department of Catholic Schools team, Chancery departments, pastors, principals, and school/parish locations
Design and facilitate diocesan-wide collaborative opportunities and resources to support ongoing adult, student, and school growth within the pillars of communion, formation, and stewardship
Design, measure, and build collective capacity toward key metrics to strengthen and sustain the ministry
Facilitate the accreditation process for elementary and high schools
Support and supervise principals
Conduct in-person and virtual site visits
Analyze and respond to multiple forms of data
Design and facilitate opportunities to foster discernment and formation for future leaders
Facilitate the process for parent concerns to be voiced and brought to resolution
Support schools with all applicable federally funded programs and state requirements
Facilitate partnerships with universities and educational agencies
Remain current on educational research and publications
Develop and strengthen policies, protocols, and procedures that relate to Catholic schools
Practicing Catholic with a strong commitment to the values, mission, and teachings of the Catholic Church
Accomplished leader with at least five (5) years of leadership experience in schools
Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues
Ability to build professional trust, partner with stakeholders, and lead collaboration within and among schools
Commitment to continuous growth for oneself, others, and the ministry of Catholic education
Demonstrated experience with designing and leading professional development and building the capacity of others
Exceptional communication skills
Adept at collecting, analyzing, and responding to multiple forms of data
In-depth knowledge of school administration, curriculum, instruction, assessment, current educational issues, nonprofit finances, and private school law
Advanced degree in the field of educational leadership or an equivalent discipline
We are the Diocese of San Jose, the Catholic Church in Santa Clara County. We are a community rooted in Baptism-hearing and keeping God's word and recognizing our relationship to one another as children of God. We welcome and encourage all to join us in our community and in making a difference by proclaiming and building up God's coming kingdom.
We are a community of 600,000 Catholics, encompassing 53 parishes and missions, 29 elementary schools and 6 high schools, and 3 college and university campus ministries. We serve the people of this valley in collaboration and conjunction with scores of Catholic organizations-high schools, universities, hospitals and social service agencies and other ministries-dedicated to carrying out Christ's mission on earth.