Berks Catholic High School opened in 2011 due to Reading Central Catholic High School and Holy Name High School's merger. Located in Reading, PA, the seat of Berks County and 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Berks Catholic draws its 679 students in grades 9 through 12 from across Berks County. As a result, the student body reflects the richly diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic community of the City of Reading and Berks County. Berks Catholic also boasts a growing population of international students.
The school operates as a non-profit corporation with a three-member Members Board and a 15-member Board of Directors. The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan identified four core strategies to implement as it fulfills its mission, achieves its vision, and delivers on its promise to its stakeholder. Included are strategies in the following domains: academics, enrollment, advancement, and faculty, staff, and administrators.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's website here.
This is an exciting time for Berks Catholic High School and the Diocese of Allentown. The successful candidate in this search process will transition the school from the Principal to the Head of School leadership model. Other high school communities within the Diocese have recently embraced this concept and are in the process of transitioning to this model.
The Office of the Head of School has as its primary purpose to provide overall leadership to achieve the fullest attainment of Berks Catholic High School's critical mission. The Head of School is appointed and is delegated authority by the Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, reports to the Board of Directors and Chancellor of Education, and acts as the chief executive, operating, and advancement officer for the school. The Head of School is responsible for integrating faith and culture within the school, successful academic programs, and robust student affairs programs. He/she coordinates and manages the program of supervision, observation, and evaluation of the faculty, instructional programs, and the guidance and counseling program.
Additionally, the Head of School bears ultimate responsibility for the external affairs of the school to include ensuring sufficient resources, sound fiscal management, long-term financial stability, and plant improvements through direct oversight of business affairs, plant operations, and advancement programs. The Head of School ensures the school's successful day-to-day operation as accomplished through effective delegation of responsibilities to the administrators, faculty, coaches, and staff.
The successful candidate will possess a Principal K-12 certification and a minimum of five years of teaching and five years of administration experience, preferably in a Catholic college preparatory environment. Advanced degree in an education-related field expected.
The candidates we seek will understand their role in fostering a vibrant Catholic school culture and have experience leading academically rigorous curriculums and co-curricular activities. Additionally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated capacity and comfort in addressing most Catholic schools' challenges, specifically in mission-critical areas related to business, finance, enrollment management, and advancement initiatives.
Additional information and our application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here: DOWNLOAD THE SEARCH PROSPECTUS
The search committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its next Head of School. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting independent Catholic school executive leadership opportunity by immediately contacting our team. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2021. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive with the local Catholic school market.
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.