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Academic Dean - Marist School, Atlanta, GA

Academic Dean

Marist School

Atlanta, GA

July 2020


Based in Atlanta, GA, Marist School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory, coeducational day school of the Marist Fathers and Brothers serving students in grades seven through twelve. The school is owned and operated by the Society of Mary, more commonly known as the Marists, a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1836. Marist is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as AdvancEd. Founded in downtown Atlanta in 1901, Marist is the oldest Catholic secondary school in the Atlanta area. The school moved to its current site on Ashford Dunwoody Road in 1962 which is now home to over 1100 diverse and achieving students.


The goal of Marist's curriculum is to challenge each student to reach his/her academic potential. Teachers provide instruction in a variety of modalities to reach different learning styles with the goal of preparing students to be successful in college and life thereafter. Marist students are formed to be independent lifelong learners who are able to manage and make use of the information explosion that the twenty-first century will bring.


This distinguished school community now seeks to secure its next Academic Dean. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the oversight and leadership of robust and rigorous curriculums. S/he will be an experienced and collaborative academic leader possessing a deep understanding of what makes a Catholic education special. With a proven record of accomplishment in leading the review, implementation and growth of extensive curriculums, s/he will be a highly-visible team player who values engaged and experienced administrators and faculty, driven students, and supportive parents.


Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2020. For additional information regarding the school community please visit their website here. The search prospectus for this exciting opportunity can be found here. All inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and with the greatest respect.


Michael Furey, Managing Partner

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Head of School - Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, LA

Head of School

Archbishop Hannan High School

Covington, LA

July 2020


Located in the Northshore community of Covington, Louisiana, just a 45-minute drive from New Orleans, Archbishop Hannan High School is a grade 8 – 12 school enrolling 617 students offering a broad, college preparatory curriculum along with numerous extracurriculars, yet small enough to feel like a warm and loving family that encourages each student to grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, and creatively.


Archbishop Hannan High School opened its doors on September 3, 1987 in Meraux, Louisiana. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore and completely devasted the school’s physical plant and the surrounding communities. As a result of the wide-spread devastation, a significant number of families relocated to the Northshore area towns. As a result of this diaspora, the Archdiocese of New Orleans re-opened Archbishop Hannan High School in August of 2006 on the grounds of St. Joseph Abbey (temporarily), almost 50 miles away from its original campus. In 2007 construction began on the new campus on a 24-acre site in Covington. Students began classes at the new campus in early November 2008. Later, in 2014, the school completed the final phase of construction Adding a new learning commons and media building, a 10-classroom school building, TV and video production studio, visual arts and ceramics studio, and football/soccer stadium. The school’s website can be found here.


The candidates we seek will have experience leading academically rigorous curriculums, while demonstrating a comfort and capacity addressing the challenges facing most Catholic schools, specifically in mission-critical areas related to business, finance, enrollment management and advancement initiatives. The next Head of School must have demonstrated proficiency in building and maintaining community relationships that will ensure Archbishop Hannan High School’s continued accessibility, success, and sustainability through the effective stewardship of its parent, alumni, and local community philanthropic constituencies.


The Archdiocese and school community are on a fast-track to identify and secure its Head of School. The successful candidate is expected to arrive in early July 2020. Application procedures and additional information regarding this incredible opportunity can be found here in our detailed search prospectus. Do not delay, connect with our search team today! All applications must be received by September 30, 2019.


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

Office: (877)738-4810 Mobile: (570)730-2655

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Director of Advancement - Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Director of Advancement

Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

July 2020


With a proud tradition of providing Catholic education since 1949, the Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles story is reflective of many throughout the country. Tracing modest beginnings in response to the earlier vision of Reverend Mother Mary Cecilia and call to Sister Mary Bernard to “go out to California and build a house of love,” Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles first opened with the elementary school in 1949 and the high school the following year. Both schools grew over the years and today provide an excellent Catholic school experience on a beautiful campus that serves nearly 300 girls and boys in Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade while providing a distinctive and sought-after college-prep opportunity for more than 300 young women in grades 9-12. For additional information regarding these highly-respected school communities please visit their website here.


The Director of Advancement is responsible for leading the advancement team and for the development and strategic implementation of all aspects of fundraising including, but not limited to, capital campaigns, annual fund, alumni and community affairs, and communications. Reporting to the President, the Director of Advancement is a key member of the President’s leadership team and ensures best practices are in place that effectively and efficiently advance the mission, values, and strategic goals of the school through the collaborative efforts of the department.


With the support of the President, the Director of Advancement will implement a multi-level Advancement plan that will include alumni, corporate and business, foundation, endowment, special event, and direct engagement efforts. The Director of Advancement is responsible for strengthening and diversifying Notre Dame Academy Schools funding and will be supported by the dedicated and gifted Board of Directors. Working with the President, the Director of Advancement will lead the team responsible for raising awareness, accessibility, and viability of Notre Dame Academy Schools and the vital role the schools play in serving the ambitious students and families throughout the greater Los Angeles region.


The school community is on a fast track to identify and secure its Director of Advancement. Additional details regarding this exciting opportunity are detailed in our search prospectus located here. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to assume responsibilities of this exciting advancement leadership opportunity as soon as practical. This is an immediate opportunity.


Application Procedure

To apply, please submit the following materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one email to Michael Furey. Please include Notre Dame Academy Schools in subject field.

  • Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
  • Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
  • List of five references including names, relationship, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.

Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

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Director of Strategic Communications - Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY

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Director of Strategic Communications

Chaminade High School

Mineola, NY

Summer 2019


Chaminade High School is a Catholic school for young men on Long Island. Its 1,700 students follow a rigorous college-preparatory, liberal-arts curriculum in an atmosphere that emphasizes the development of Christian community and education of the heart. Chaminade combines proven methods of tradition with modern educational advances to provide students with a rich, qualitative academic experience. The Chaminade program offers a host of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for practical application and personal understanding. Founded in 1930 by the Society of Mary, the Marianists, Chaminade is staffed by Marianist brothers and priests as well as lay men and women. 100% of Chaminade graduates attend colleges, universities, prep schools, and service academies. Additional information regrading this distinguished school community can be found here.


Reporting to the President, the Director for Strategic Communications is the senior-most administrator responsible for communications, branding and public relations for Chaminade and serves as a member of the President’s leadership team. The Director serves as principal advisor on all communications-related matters and is responsible for shaping and advancing a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy for Chaminade. The Director is a proactive partner in Chaminade’s overall strategic plan and provides leadership, direction, and oversight of the creation and dissemination of the school’s message and brand to a wide variety of internal and external audiences. This position is directly responsible for collaborating with all department leaders and staff in creating and conveying forward-looking content to local, national and international audiences across a range of channels including but not limited to web, print, social media, online news content and convenings.


Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanities or related field and a minimum of five years of experience in public relations, journalism, television, corporate communications or agency work is expected. The school is on a fast-track to identify and secure this critical member of the senior leadership team. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of the position no later than September 1, 2019.

Application procedures and additional information regarding this incredible school and senior leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus located here. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us immediately. Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2019.


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

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Office: (877) 738-4810 Mobile: (570) 730-2655

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Controller - Diocese of Charleston, SC

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Diocese of Charleston, SC

Controller

Summer 2019

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston comprises the entire state of South Carolina with Charleston as its See city. Founded in 1820, it is one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States. The diocese consists of 95 parishes, 33 schools and over 20 mission and ministry initiatives throughout the state. Its clergy and religious sisters are a local and worldwide representation of the answer to the Baptismal call to minister, serve and evangelize. The diocese is led by the Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone, the thirteenth Bishop of Charleston.


The Controller manages the overall direction, coordination and work product of the Accounting functions and staff. While safeguarding the diocesan assets, the Controller ensures accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal controls and checks across all entities (Chancery, Catholic Charities, Priest Retirement, St. Clare’s Home, Diocesan high schools, Catholic Community Foundation of SC). Additionally, s/he will produce monthly and annual financial reports and provide support and documentation to external auditors. Maintaining confidentiality and the prudent regard and handling of sensitive information, material and conversation is required of this position.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, ambitious and growth-minded Controller to join a well-respected diocese and chancery leadership team. The Controller plans and directs accounting operational functions, manages the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, analyzes accounting and internal control systems, and guides departmental staff. The diocese provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth.


We want to hear from you if you can motivate others with your positive detail-oriented attitude; are honest, reliable and a leader; and can provide outstanding constituent services by managing self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to lead the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, to challenge the status quo, and to encourage creativity throughout your area of responsibility. Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2019.


For additional information regarding this exciting professional growth opportunity, please view our detailed position description and Search Prospectus here.


Application Procedure

  • To apply, please submit the following materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one email to Michael Furey. Please include Diocese of Charleston in subject field.
  • Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skill set with the current needs of the diocese as you understand them.
  • Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
  • List of five references including names, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.

Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission

124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

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President - St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System, Appleton, WI

President

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System

Appleton, WI

July 2020


St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System located in Appleton, WI is a Christ-centered community dedicated to the faith formation, academic excellence, community engagement, and individual growth of its students in a safe environment. The system serves 1500 students and includes an elementary school (PK-4) located on two campuses, a middle school (5-8), and a high school (9-12). St. Francis Xavier High School has been named to the Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Honor Roll – Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America for 11 consecutive years. The schools are supported by eight Appleton, WI parishes and serves an additional fifteen regional partner parishes. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System recently completed a five-year strategic plan that includes goals across nine domains. Additional information regarding the school community can be found here.


The President is the chief administrator of the school and, in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, bears the responsibility for the school’s operations and policies, consistent with its Catholicity, vision, mission, and philosophy. The President is primarily responsible for ensuring sufficient resources, sound fiscal management, and long-term financial stability of the school through direct oversight of business operations, including finances; advancement/fundraising/development; marketing; alumni relations; student recruitment and enrollment management activities; and administrative and human resources. The President is the primary liaison to the school’s Board of Trustees and represents the school before the local community as its extremely visible and engaging public face.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for Catholic education, possess an understanding of the President/Principal model of administration, and be comfortable leading a committed board of trustees. Additionally, the successful candidate will have expertise in business and financial management, as well as a proven track record of acquiring necessary funding through the solicitation of major gifts and capital campaign contributions. He or she must be experienced with strategic planning and have the requisite executive level experience to lead a school community. With a visible executive presence in and outside of the school community, the President must be able to advance the strategic marketing and advancement initiatives of this significant and distinguished Catholic school system.


Our search team will be visiting the school community shortly. While the detailed search prospectus is being prepared, interested Applicants can begin exploring this exciting Catholic school executive leadership opportunity immediately by contacting:


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

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Superintendent of Schools - Diocese of Jefferson City, MO

Diocese of Jefferson City

Superintendent of Schools

Jefferson City, MO

July 2020


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City serves the spiritual and temporal needs of people living in the center/northeast quadrant of the state of Missouri. Under the leadership of the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D., 95 parishes and 15 missions span 38 counties with more than 80,000 Catholics who worship, pray, serve, and celebrate their faith in God every day. One of only two dioceses across the nation supporting a tuition free model, its 37 elementary schools serve over 5,800 students. Three limited-tuition high schools serve over 1,000 young men and women.


The school communities of the Diocese of Jefferson City are avenues of the saving mission of Christ. They accept the continuing mission of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and making the students disciples of all nations. The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Jefferson City provide quality Catholic education in a Christ-like environment by educating and nurturing the children in their care. An educational curriculum is provided where students learn intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and aesthetic life skills and attitudes. Continual development of the student’s ultimate earthly and spiritual potential is the primary design.


The Diocese of Jefferson City now seeks to secure a proven school administrative leader as its Superintendent beginning in July 2020. He or she will be expected to bring strategic vision with an energetic, dynamic, multi-faceted, and mission-driven approach with a long-term focus on moving the schools within the diocese into its promising future.


The Superintendent, appointed by the bishop and accountable to the vicar general, is the chief administrative officer of the Catholic School Office and of programs which come under the jurisdiction of the Catholic School Office. The Superintendent will be responsible for building a team to enhance and strengthen the ministry of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Jefferson City.


The successful candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing, have a thorough understanding of the nature and purpose of Catholic schools and the teaching mission of the Roman Catholic Church, and have at least a master’s degree in a related field. Five or more years of prior elementary and high school administration experience, familiarity with multi-cultural settings (Spanish language proficiency helpful) and proven record of leadership ability and accomplishment are expected.


While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting diocesan 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.


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

Office: (877)738-4810 Mobile: (570)730-2655

www.partnersinmissionslss.com

Head of School - Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, VA

Bishop O’Connell High School

Head of School

Arlington, VA

July 2020


Located in the booming Northern Virginia community of Arlington, VA, Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School is a faith-filled community of learning, rooted in a tradition of service and excellence. Founded by six local parishes in 1957, the school was built to serve the rapidly growing suburban Catholic population in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, its student body of over 1,100 reflects the diversity of this community and region. The spiritual atmosphere at O'Connell is enriched by the presence of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who have served the school population since its founding.


Bishop O'Connell is one of four diocesan high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. In 1992-1993, Bishop O'Connell High School was named as a Blue-Ribbon School by the Department of Education and was named to the 2018-2023 Catholic Education Honor Roll by the Cardinal Newman Society.


The school and diocesan community and stakeholders now seek to fill this mission-critical role vacated by Dr. Joseph Vorbach after he was named the new Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. In the interim, Sister Lorraine McGrew, IHM, has been appointed by Bishop Burbidge to serve as the interim Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year. Sister Lorraine's experience as the General Superior of the IHM Community from 2012-2018 will be a great benefit to the school.


The candidates we seek will have experience leading academically rigorous curriculums, while demonstrating a comfort and capacity addressing the challenges facing most Catholic schools, specifically in mission-critical areas related to business, finance, enrollment management and advancement initiatives. The next Head of School must have demonstrated proficiency in building and maintaining constituent relationships that will ensure Bishop O’Connell High School’s continued success, accessibility, and sustainability.


While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting diocesan 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.


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

Office: (877)738-4810 Mobile: (570)730-2655

www.partnersinmissionslss.com

Upper School Head - Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ

Upper School Head

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Princeton, NJ

July 2020


Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic independent girl’s school serving nearly 400 students in preschool through 12thgrade (the school has a coed preschool). Stuart’s mission is to prepare young women for lives of exceptional leadership and service, through a challenging and innovative curriculum, superb teaching, and close attention to each girl’s personal development.


Part of an international community of Sacred Heart schools, Stuart welcomes and embraces students of all faiths and backgrounds, helping them to become accomplished, committed women whose confidence, global perspective, and passion for justice will transform the world in which they live. For additional information regarding the school community please visit their website here.


The candidates we seek will have recent experience leading the administration of academically rigorous curricula, and show demonstrated success and comfort in supporting the Head of School in addressing the challenges facing Catholic education today. An advanced degree in an education related field from an accredited college or university is required, doctoral degree is a strong plus. A minimum of five years of recent related experience in the essential functions of the role is required. Mission-driven leaders experienced in Catholic or independent all-girls Upper or High School administration are preferred.


While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting independent Catholic school 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.


Michael Furey, Partner

mikefurey@partnersinmission.com

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

Office: (877)738-4810 Mobile: (570)730-2655

www.partnersinmissionslss.com