The Archbishop, visible principle of unity in his archdiocese, is called to build up the particular Church unceasingly in the communion of all its members, and to ensure that their diverse gifts and ministries, in union with the universal Church, serve to build up all the faithful and to spread the Gospel. (Apostolorum Successores 8). He must take care that all the affairs which belong to the administration of the whole archdiocese are duly coordinated and are ordered to attain more suitably the good of the portion of the people of God entrusted to him.” (Apostolorum Successores 177).
Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Archbishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE:
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools establishes a dynamic strategic planning process and ongoing systems of implementation and evaluation to ensure the realization of a vision for Catholic Schools that flows from the mission of the Archdiocese and the Universal Church. The Superintendent collaborates with pastors and principals to ensure the realization of this vision. Leads and manages the Catholic Schools Department and, in collaboration with other Chancery leadership, advises the Archbishop about issues and concerns relating to the wider Chancery and the Archdiocese as a whole. Promotes the four pillars of Catholic Schools—Catholic identity, excellence, accessibility, and stewardship—in all aspects of the Superintendent’s responsibilities.
NOTE: This is an appointed position by the Archbishop of Seattle and subject to Archdiocesan Policy pertaining to appointed positions. The Archbishop reserves the right to make modifications to the position description at his discretion and in accord with the provisions of canon law.
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES:
Extends the Archbishop’s teaching office by assuring the ongoing promotion of the vision, values, and spirit of Catholic schools flowing from the mission of the local and Universal Church, in collaboration with other Chancery departments and Archdiocesan parishes, schools and agencies.
Assures, through a visible public presence and strong leadership of a strategic planning process, the effective operation and viability of Archdiocesan Catholic schools.
Works in close collaboration with the Office of Catholic Faith Formation in programs and events for best practices in support of the Religion Curriculum in Catholic schools. Evangelizes, in collaboration with the Director of Communications, by raising public awareness of the role and accomplishments of Catholic schools as an important contributor to society. Collaborates closely with other Archdiocesan offices and departments which respond to and assist the Catholic Schools Department with its specific goals and objectives.
Assures the identification and ongoing development of strong Catholic school leadership which includes ongoing training, formation and evaluation of current principals and the identification and preparation of strong principal candidates for Catholic school administration.
Collaborates directly with the Fulcrum Foundation in its mission to promote and support Catholic schools in the raising of funds, building endowments, supporting programmatic initiatives and leadership training. Serves as a member of the Fulcrum Foundation Board and the Executive Committee.
Convenes and staffs the Archdiocesan School Board, a consultative body.
Assures the Catholic School mission is appropriately represented to the Washington State Department of Education, the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, The Washington State Catholic Conference and the United States Catholic Conference.
Assures effective stewardship of the Catholic Schools Department through supervision of the staff, administration of the department’s budget, and oversight of the department in accordance with the Archdiocesan policy.
Willingness and ability to support the mission of the Church by extending the ministry of the Archbishop.
Active member of a parish/faith community in good standing with the Church.
Ability and desire to use God-given gifts and talents in service of the local Church in support of the collaboration between lay and ordained Ministers.
Graduate degree (or equivalent) in Education, Administration or related field.
Demonstrated ongoing continuing education coursework, classes or credits.
Possession of or ability to obtain Washington State Superintendent’s credentials.
Demonstrated successful school administrative experience in Catholic schools, preferably at two levels (elementary, secondary, and/or university level).
Demonstrated successful leadership and management experience including budgeting and staff supervision.
Competency in development and fundraising.
Demonstrated success working in a multicultural environment and promoting accessibility
Ability to identify, articulate, affirm and transmit Catholic traditions and faith.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in Catholic school education.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please visit our website at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/jobs. We require all applicants to submit our standard application and a cover letter. Resumes alone will not be accepted.