Bishop Stang High School is seeking to hire a Principal for the 2021-22 school year. The position will start on July 1, 2021.
Principal Job Description
The Principal is a visionary, mission-driven leader responsible for the daily operations of the school. The Principal ensures that the school’s mission is integrated into all aspects of school life and that the culture fosters educational excellence. Additionally, the Principal is a collaborative leader who focuses on spiritual growth and character development; advances a rigorous college preparatory academic program consistent with the needs of all students; demonstrates an expertise of current trends in curriculum and instruction; applies policy and procedures consistently; and serves as a model of professional growth and lifelong learning. The Principal reports directly to the President and oversees the Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, faculty, staff and school counselors.
Promotes and integrates the school’s Catholic mission and identity into academic, student life, athletic, and co-curricular programs.
Ensures quality Catholic theological instruction of students.
Serves as a model of Christian discipleship in attitudes and behavior.
Coordinates, in conjunction with the President, campus minister, and Chaplain, the spiritual and sacramental life of the school.
Works with the Diversity Council to ensure that diversity and inclusion are prioritized.
Ensures that school discipline is consistent with the school’s Catholic mission.
Faculty and Staff
Coordinates the recruitment and hiring of new faculty and staff members and substitute teachers.
Recommends the renewal/non-renewal of faculty contracts to the President.
Provides recommendations, strategies and interventions for faculty members as needed.
Updates faculty handbook, ensuring consistency with state and Diocesan policies.
Oversees the instructional supervision and evaluation of faculty members.
Coordinates, implements and develops the school’s curriculum and ensures that curriculum maps are current and up-to-date.
Promotes professional development for faculty and monitors their certification.
Provides opportunities for building and sustaining faculty and staff morale.
Collaborates with the Faculty Council to ensure effective feedback with teachers.
Organizes and oversees faculty and staff meetings and ensures ongoing, effective and timely communications with faculty and staff.
Coordinates Parent/Teacher conferences and regular and effective communications.
Maintains the list of substitute teachers for the school.
Provides a clear vision for academic excellence.
Oversees the Academic Board, and works with department chairpersons to plan, develop, implement and evaluate the school’s curriculum.
Publishes the Program of Studies, and coordinates student placement and teacher assignments.
Oversees the development of the master course schedule with the Registrar.
Encourages teachers to use a variety of instructional and pedagogical skills and is aware of current research and trends in education.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the school’s learning program with measurable data.
Works with the Pathways Approach teachers to serve students with learning differences.
Coordinates standardized testing in collaboration with the Dir. of School Counseling.
Oversees semester and final exam schedules with the Registrar.
Ensures the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction.
Networks and collaborates with curriculum specialists in other diocesan schools.
Oversees the preparation of the Student & Faculty Handbooks.
Ensures that all school policies and procedures regarding student life are enforced consistently.
Oversees, with the Athletic Director, the athletic program to ensure the integration of the school’s mission and to ensure that all school and MIAA policies are followed.
Coordinates all events highlighting academic achievement.
Oversees activities of the National Honor Society in collaboration with the President.
Ensures that community service is central to the experience of students.
Works cooperatively with student and parent organizations.
Coordinates with the Catholic Schools Office and Office of Safe Environment to provide necessary training sessions for all volunteers and host families.
Provides regular communication with the school community.
Coordinates with the Advancement Office to publicize activities and accomplishments.
Initiates appropriate consultation with the Catholic Schools Office.
Complies with appropriate federal, state and local laws and Diocesan policies and procedures.
Develops and maintains the academic budget in collaboration with the President.
Collaborates with the Assistant Principal and President to ensure the general maintenance and cleanliness of the facility.
Maintains a visible presence during the school day and at major school functions.
Collaborates with the Assistant Principal to develop and monitor a comprehensive crisis/emergency procedures plan and oversee appropriate emergency drills.
Assists the President in strategic, short-term and long-term planning.
The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who models missionary discipleship in word and deed.
The candidate must have a Master’s degree or higher in Educational Administration or equivalent, and have, or be eligible for, a MA Principal License.
Educational leadership is required and experience in Catholic schools is preferred.
Excellent leadership, communication, technology, interpersonal and collaborative skills are essential to success in this position.
A resume and letter of interest should be sent to Mr. Peter Shaughnessy, President/Principal, at email@example.com by May 26. Diocese of Fall River application requirements include the following:
Our Mission Bishop Stang High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by “making known the goodness of God.” We holistically educate a diverse student body in a respectful, nurturing and disciplined environment. Our school family inspires young people to excel in learning and life through growth in faith, integrity, knowledge and service.
About Us Founded in 1959, Bishop Stang serves 530 students who come from throughout the Southcoast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to experience a rich tradition of academic and co-curricular excellence, growth in character and service. Bishop graduates move on to the finest colleges and universities in New England and the country. Visit our website at bishopstang.org to learn more.
About Bishop Stang High School
Bishop Stang High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by “making known the goodness of God.” We holistically educate a diverse student body in a respectful, nurturing and disciplined environment. Our school family inspires young people to excel in learning and life through growth in faith, integrity, knowledge and service.