La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, a co-educational Catholic High School, is recruiting for the position of President. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, a suburb of the Portland metropolitan area, the school has a strong and steady enrollment of 700 students and operates in a financially stable environment while being debt free. The President is hired by and accountable to the school’s Board of Trustees (“BOT”), which in turn is responsible to the Lasallian Education Corporation, an oversight entity for the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the District of San Francisco New Orleans. Supported by a strong Administrative Leadership Team, the President works closely with the Principal and the rest of the team in the support of BOT initiatives.
The President oversees all facets of the school’s operations, providing visionary and strategic leadership to staff in the areas of academic excellence, institutional advancement, enrollment management, community and donor relations, and financial growth and stability. The selected candidate will be responsible for fostering an atmosphere and professional environment of learning, achievement, cooperation and respect, all while maintaining our Catholicity and Lasallian charism.
The new President of La Salle Prep will be a visionary and energetic leader who exemplifies the mission of the school and passionately embraces Catholic education of young people. The successful candidate will have significant senior leadership experience, financial acumen and expertise in business management. Experience in planning and overseeing capital projects to enhance facilities is desirable as well as experience in donor prospecting and fundraising. Paramount to success in this executive position is excellent leadership and communication skills that inspire collaboration from all constituent groups. The new President should possess an understanding of the President/Principal model of administration and be comfortable working in a policy governance environment. While day to day faith formation is the responsibility of the Principal, the President ensures that the school and its mission remain faithful to Catholic teachings and Lasallian charism in all facets of its operations. The ideal candidate should be a practicing Roman Catholic with a commitment to Catholic education.
A qualified applicant will have a demonstrated minimum of 10 years of progressive business and/or non-profit administrative experience which would include the management of a leadership team and budgetary responsibilities including a working knowledge of financial statements and sound business practices. Preferred would be a candidate who has had leadership experience in Catholic education and who is viewed as a strong and credible witness of Catholic education. They will have demonstrated a strong record of achievement in fundraising and revenue generation as well as a working knowledge of capital campaigns, corporate sponsorship and planned giving and scholarship programs. Bachelors’ degree in business or other appropriate field of study is required.
Commencement: Assume responsibilities by July 1, 2018
Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary with full benefits
Job Description: A full job description can be obtained by following the link on the website at www.lsprep.org under “About Us”, “Employment Opportunities”.
Application Process: Due October 31, 2017: Cover letter, resume at least three references, plus a short personal mission statement and description of your leadership philosophy and strategic vision (one page).
Founded in 1966 and inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory develops students of faith, service and scholarship by providing a transformative education allowing students to realize their maximum potential and use their gifts to serve Christ and humankind. La Salle optimizes financial and academic accessibility for students, especially the undeserved, who desire a rigorous and relevant education preparing them for college and life. The La Salle community inspires students to find their voice as global citizens, to put their faith into action and to lead exceptional lives of integrity, honoring the God-given dignity of all.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive medical, dental, vision, EAP and 403(b) options. Generous vacation and sick leave benefits. Group life and AD&D coverage and LTD paid by the school.