The Principal is the leader of the school and is appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, reports to the Superintendent of Schools, and works collaboratively with the Pastor, School Advisory Board (SAB), and Home School Association (HSA). The highest priority of the Principal is the building of a Catholic community of faith that provides for the spiritual, moral, educational, intellectual, aesthetical, emotional, social, and physical needs of the students in the school.
The Principal’s goal is to provide effective leadership in fulfilling and communicating the mission of the school to all constituents.
The Principal is the overall leader and facilitator of the community of faith and bears responsibility for the integrity and practice of the spiritual life of the school.
The Principal is responsible for maintaining and developing academic excellence, as well as providing ample programs to meet the faith formation and co-curricular and extra-curricular needs of the students.
The Principal, assisted by the Business Manager and Bookkeeper, has the general charge and control of personnel and budget, and its business affairs.
The Principal assisted by the SAB, HSA, and the Coordinators of Advancement and Enrollment (if applicable), has the general charge of advancement programs; and is ultimately responsible for enrollment and fundraising.
The Principal is evaluated by the OSS with input from key school constituents including the chair of the SAB, HSA, and the faculty and staff.
Working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Excellent communications skills including written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
Be available for evening/weekend meetings/events as necessary.
Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proficiency in the use of computer technology including Microsoft Office and related educational technology.
Previous Catholic School experience.
Valid Administrator’s Certification for the state of Connecticut or another state.
About Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools
Rooted in the Catholic Faith, Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport are Christ-centered communities which embrace the dignity and uniqueness of every child and challenge all students to develop their God-given gifts and talents. Each Catholic school is a place where young people are informed by the truths of our world, formed by the values that will help them to mature spiritually and transformed by a vibrant faith that will lead them to become educated and articulate citizens of the world with a commitment to serve the Lord as missionary disciples.