Located in Jefferson City, MO, Helias Catholic High School opened its doors to 467 students in September 1956. Local Catholic leaders and families raised $1 million, ultimately choosing the Christian Brothers and School Sisters of Notre Dame to educate Helias' students. Today, the school is primarily staffed by lay men and women educating 715 co-ed students.
Helias Catholic High School is committed to building a community of saints and scholars for Christ by providing excellence in education as established on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church for students grades 9-12. Working in partnership with families, the school community is dedicated to providing a disciplined environment where Christ and His graces in each person are recognized, respected, and fostered. As a teaching institution founded on the traditions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the La Salle Christian Brothers, the school community challenges its students spiritually, academically, and physically as they help to form them to be active, lifelong, enthusiastic participants in the Church.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's website here.
The President of Helias Catholic High School is a ministerial position that serves as the school's administrative, educational, and faith formation leader. The President has an external and internal influence that strives to foster the long-term viability of the school, the development of faith formation in students and the community, and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning across all curricular and co-curricular programs and activities. The President serves on and is supported by a 15-member Advisory Council and reports directly to the Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
The candidates we seek will have a passion for advancing the mission of Catholic education by delivering excellence throughout the school's spiritual, academic, and co-curricular activities. He/she will understand the President/Principal model of administration and be comfortable partnering with a committed and engaged Advisory Council. The successful candidate will have expertise in business and financial management and comfort in leading the school's philanthropic efforts. He or she must be experienced with strategic planning and have the requisite executive-level experience to lead a school community. With a visible presence inside and outside the school community, the President must advance the marketing and institutional advancement initiatives of this distinguished school community throughout its broad constituencies and the greater Capital Region of Jefferson City.
While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, candidates could have attained this experience through various career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education, non-profit management, or work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of the career path, the prospective President must have expert knowledge of and a proven record of building upon strong community culture and identifying, cultivating, and developing strategic partnerships and philanthropic support to ensure the school's continued accessibility, success, and sustainability. An advanced degree in educational administration or business-related fields is a plus.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus.
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next President. Interested candidates 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.
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 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.