Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, a private Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory school, seeks a Principal to lead, inspire and support its students and teachers in the tradition of mercy and service, handed down by foundress, Catherine McAuley.
The Principal exercises direct responsibility for the daily operation and educational development of the academic program of the school. The Principal is responsible for teaching and learning through providing ongoing instructional feedback and engaging faculty in the development and implementation of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The Principal is responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement that provides students with multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate proficiency. Appointed by and reporting to the President, the Principal will work closely with her on major decisions and issues that affect the school, and will oversee a student body of approximately 400, and 60 faculty and staff.
For additional information about this position and Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, please visit www.gmahs.org/careers
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Proven leadership abilities, commitment to academic excellence and cultural competence to build an inclusive school culture.
Ability to clearly articulate the mission of the school and the Mercy charism.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to network across diverse groups of stakeholders.
Commitment to and skill at shared leadership and collaboration.
Results-oriented with an ability to motivate and inspire individuals and groups to accomplish goals.
Management of the faculty to achieve institutional goals for the integration of instructional technology in the classroom.
Proven experience in the development and implementation of a one-to-one student device program (proven track record in blended learning techniques and flip classroom curriculum).
Agile, insightful, flexible leadership style and comfort with managing from ambiguity to clarity.
Practicing Roman Catholic.
Ability to develop young women as college preparatory students.
A visible, accessible presence.
Strong oral and written communication skills and comfort interacting with the media.
Secondary teaching experience.
Two to five years of successful experience as a principal leading a secondary school strongly preferred.