The Archdiocese of Seattle is searching for a transformational and influential Catholic leader with impeccable integrity and a deep commitment to Catholic education to exemplify faith-filled leadership for 73 schools serving 22,000 students and 2,500 professional staff throughout Western Washington.
The Superintendent will articulate a vision for Catholic Schools that inspires, engages and energizes the great work of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and ensures the realization of this vision through collaborative partnership with pastors, principals and Chancery leadership.
This is an executive level position reporting to the Archbishop through the Moderator of the Curia. The Superintendent is responsible for managing the Office for Catholic Schools, and in collaboration with other Chancery leadership, advises the Archbishop and Auxiliary Bishop(s) on issues and concerns relating to and impacting Catholic schools.
Duties and Responsibilities
Extends the Archbishop’s teaching office by ensuring 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.
Ensures, through a visible public presence and strong leadership of a strategic planning process, the effective operation and viability of Archdiocesan Catholic schools.
Works collaboratively with the Evangelization, Formation & Discipleship Core Area, other Chancery offices and Pastoral Leadership within the Archdiocese of Seattle to help Catholic schools support the Archbishop’s vision for evangelization and service to the common good within the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Responsibility for 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.
Ensures 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.
Provides effective stewardship of the Office for Catholic Schools through supervision of the staff, administration of the 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 diverse 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.
About the Archdiocese of Seattle
The Archdiocese encompasses all of Western Washington, stretching from the Canadian to the Oregon border and from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. There are 173 parishes, missions and pastoral centers in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 registered Catholics.
How to Apply
Please use the link below to submit your application, resume and cover letter. The deadline for submissions is November 28, 2017.