Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Philadelphia, PA is seeking a faith-filled and dynamic principal to continue the mission of Catholic education for our Pre-K3 through Grade 8 school. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic Catholic who is ready to lead while working collaboratively with parish leaders, faculty, staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
As a vibrant Catholic school, Immaculate Heart of Mary is looking for a leader who possesses a spirit of innovation and will be a motivating force in shaping our Catholic identity and rigorous academic programs. This individual will have a passion for excellence and be instrumental in leading and supporting staff in educational best practices. The principal will build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, demonstrating leadership and engagement with all. Finally, the model candidate will understand the importance of school vitality and viability, and therefore be vested in making students and faculty feel successful and valued for their contributions.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, educating 363 students, is a Middle States Association accredited school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a ministry of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Its governance model is the pastor, Father Edward Casey, working collaboratively with the School Development Director, the Parish Director of Religious Education, the Parish Business Manager and the principal.
The ideal candidate must possess the following:
A strong commitment to the Catholic faith
An understanding of child growth and development
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership abilities and excellent people management skills
Proficiency in technology
Knowledge of marketing and enrollment strategies to foster school viability
Knowledge of school operations including budgeting and fundraising
Knowledge of accreditation and certification processes
Experience in achieving academic success
Degrees and certifications as required by the Office of Catholic Education
About Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The territory of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia includes the city and county of Philadelphia as well as surrounding suburban counties. It provides pastoral care for nearly 1.4 million Catholics in the region.
In addition to the administrative offices, it is composed of 216 parishes, 120 regional and parish catholic elementary schools, 17 high schools, 4 schools of special education and an extensive social service ministry. The Archdiocese also features a seminary that educates and forms men for service in the Roman Catholic Priesthood. Through its central operation and various related entities, the Archdiocese employs approximately 12. 500 people.