Saint Basil Academy is an independent college preparatory high school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, and rooted in the Ukrainian Byzantine tradition of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1931, the academy is situated on 44 spacious acres in the country-like suburban setting of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, just 10 miles from center-city Philadelphia. This safe, warm, welcoming, and family-spirit filled community is currently home to almost 250 young women from Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and from various counties in nearby New Jersey. Saint Basil’s talented admissions team has enjoyed a robust 2017-’18 enrollment season, with over 80 young women scheduled to arrive this Fall to form the Class of 2021.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for Catholic education, particularly the single gender secondary education of young women, possess an understanding of the Principal model of administration, and be comfortable working with a committed Advisory Board, Board of Trustees and the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. He or She must be experienced with strategic planning and have executive level experience in a college preparatory setting. With a visible executive presence in and outside of the school community, the Principal must be able to advance the marketing and advancement initiatives of the school in this highly-competitive market.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have expertise in academic, business, and financial management, as well as being familiar with acquiring funds through the solicitation of major gifts and capital campaign contributions. Recently, the school’s Board of Trustee’s retained the advisory services of a respected leader in the Greater Philadelphia Catholic college preparatory market with proven capacity to generate needed philanthropic support from alumnae and community stakeholders. The Principal will assist in the advancement of Saint Basil Academy by supporting its institutional advancement and philanthropic initiatives that will ensure its continued accessibility and success, while providing its respected Basilian education for future generations of the young women of the Greater Philadelphia region.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position by July 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete position description and search prospectus is available here.
To apply, please submit the following materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one email to Michael Furey. Please reference Saint Basil Academy-Principal in subject field.
- Cover letter that aligns your experiences and leadership skills with the current needs of the school as you understand them
- Current resume with all appropriate dates included
- Statement of Catholic educational philosophy
- List of five references with names, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval
Michael Furey, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090