With the growing and vibrant region of south Florida as its backdrop, the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Miami are committed to the mission of Catholic education by ensuring its schools have strong Catholic identities and academic rigor in pursuit of excellence. The future of Catholic schools depends on strengthening Catholic identity, effective governance models, leadership, and the operational vitality of each school.
With this in mind, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, blessed by the leadership of Archbishop Thomas Wenski, is seeking its next Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools to provide executive leadership for its 61 schools, serving 32,000 students in the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in the southern portion of Florida. The area includes a vast number of immigrants with Mass offered in at least a dozen languages in parishes throughout the archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Miami seeks a strong Catholic leader of impeccable integrity and a deep commitment to Catholic education to provide vision and oversight to the schools of the Archdiocese. Working closely with pastors, principals, presidents, boards of limited jurisdiction, and stakeholders (internal and external), the Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools will embrace the vision of Archbishop Wenski and implement it faithfully across all schools. For additional information regarding Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese, please visit the Catholic Schools website here.
The Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools will oversee the implementation of the policies, programs, operating systems, and services throughout the system of Catholic Schools that are necessary to attain the highest standards of excellence in Catholic education. He or she shall be responsible for continuing the growth in school faith formation and academic performance, along with addressing ongoing challenges in the areas of affordability, accessibility, enrollment, and operational vitality, particularly in the area of Catholic school education for low-income families.
While significant initiatives are underway, future leadership must bring a demonstrated ability to solve challenges creatively and further the success of its schools, while preserving the excellent work accomplished to date. The successful candidate will be a mission-driven, high-energy, relational, and transformative leader with a long-term focus and vision. The Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools is appointed by the Archbishop and reports directly to the Chancellor/Chief Operating Officer.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership developed through a variety of different career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education, non-profit management, or work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of career path, advancing candidates will be active, authentic, and unabashed practitioners of the Catholic faith and on fire for advancing the mission of Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese and beyond. Familiarity with multi-cultural settings is expected. Proficiency in the Spanish language is a plus.
The next Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools is expected to have a minimum of ten years of education administration experience, including five years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of professional and management staff. A minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Educational Administration, or related field of study is required. A terminal degree in a related field is preferred.
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a transformational leader in Catholic education to join a well-respected archdiocesan leadership team. The candidates we seek will possess a demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, recent and relevant experience in transforming school communities, passion for advancing the mission of Catholic education, and a full understanding of the challenges and opportunities within our Catholic schools.
Additional information regarding this exciting unique executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus located here. DOWNLOAD THE SEARCH PROSPECTUS
The Search Committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure the next Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools. Interested visionaries 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 Summer of 2021. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with the local market and commensurate with experience and education.
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.