Routt Catholic High School, serving students in grades 9-12, in Jacksonville, Illinois, is seeking an innovative, collaborative Catholic leader rooted in the teaching, traditions, and service ministry of the Church who will nurture and promote the development of strong Catholic leaders and citizens for the 21st Century. The next Principal will build on the successes of the school and advance its role in the community through approaches to curriculum, enrollment, advancement, and living the Catholic faith that balance strong religious and academic traditions with innovations to meet the needs of today's students and families and secure the long-term operational sustainability of the school.
General Accountability: to act as the administrator of the building; to work collaboratively with the school board, marketing team, local parish grade school, and other stakeholders.
Catholic Identity: work closely with faculty to establish a climate and program that fosters growth and faith formation within the total school community; active in living and promoting the Catholic faith; model discipleship for all faculty, students, and the community through prayer, service, and action.
Administrative: foster good relationships with surrounding parishes, public authorities, parents, teachers, and students; supervise and evaluate all administrative, teaching, and other staff; hire qualified faculty and staff members in consultation with the school board; maintain discipline in the school; provide an environment which is safe and educationally conducive for all students.
Programmatic Excellence: ensure that a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum is implemented; ensure professional learning of all teachers is ongoing.
Operational Vitality: implement and supervise the directives and policies set forth by the school board and Diocesan Schools Office; prepare annual budget and monthly financial statements; direct the recruitment and registration of students, collection of tuition and fees, and tuition assistance and scholarship programs.
Qualifications: a practicing Catholic who possesses the knowledge and skills to share and live the truths of the Catholic faith; possess a master's degree in administrative leadership; previous experience in school administration preferred.