The principal of Immaculate Conception School is the spiritual, instructional, and administrative head of the school, and is responsible for the effective operation of the school as a Catholic educational institution. He/she is the primary agent for creating an environment that fosters academic excellence, Catholic faith formation, and vitality and viability. He/she is responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere for all members of the school community (faculty, staff, students, parents, and donors) and a climate that encourages the engagement of each student in the learning process while fostering a love for learning. The principal reports directly to the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish.
The responsibilities of the principal include but are not limited to:
Providing leadership within the school and creating a joyful environment that speaks of the Catholic identity of the school.
Developing a rigorous educational program that reflects the standards of the Archdiocese of Boston, meets the needs of the student population and maintains consistency in academic excellence.
Providing leadership among faculty, staff, and parents that creates a safe, inviting, welcoming, learning environment in which the diversity among students on all levels is both respected and appreciated.
Creating an atmosphere, with faculty, staff, and parents that fosters a love of learning among students and encourages the development of each student to his/her full potential.
Providing opportunities for professional development for faculty that advances the academic and spiritual goals of the school.
Preparation of the school budget in collaboration with the pastor, school consultative board and others in the administration as well as monitoring the budget once it has been approved.
Maintaining the physical environment of the building by ensuring its cleanliness and safety. Work with the pastor, school board and others in the administration to update and improve the facility as needed.
With the pastor, recruiting, hiring, supporting, and supervising faculty and staff, performing annual evaluations, and terminating employment.
Management of the school office, including submitting reports, keeping records, publishing the school calendar, providing for office and telephone coverage, and providing appropriate internal and external signage that is positive in tone, helpful, and communicates the mission of the school.
Coordination of appropriate parent and community involvement in school activities.
Building effective relationships with parents and community partners and other external stakeholders.
Create a marketing public relations strategy that includes student admissions and retention.
Create and maintain a long term strategy for Institutional Advancement.
Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary in accordance with school policy.
Attend special school-sponsored activities and functions throughout the year.
Qualifications: The principal of Immaculate Conception School is a practicing Catholic, holds a Master's degree in education and current Massachusetts certification as a school principal, with significant teaching experience. Catholic school experience preferred. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three references, and certification information to firstname.lastname@example.org.