Elementary Principal – Catholic Central School

Catholic Central School has an opening for the Elementary School Principal position for the 2020-2021 school year. This position is responsible for grades Pre-K-8.

Catholic Central School is a Pre-K-12 regional school within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati committed to changing young peoples’ lives by providing a Catholic education foundation that allows students to succeed. We serve God by educating students of any family that supports the values of Catholic Central School. We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader who will articulate the mission of Catholic Central School.

The Springfield/Clark County community has a population of 75,000 people. Colleges in the Springfield area include Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College. Catholic Central’s students come from the area’s farm communities, the suburbs, and within the city of Springfield. Our enrollment is growing and is currently 560 students. Of these students, 400 are in grades Pre-K-8. We have a City Connects program staffed with two coordinators who support students by leveraging the services and resources of community agencies. The Principal position is also supported by a full-time Assistant Principal.

Catholic Central School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.

The ideal applicant should have the following qualifications:
– Be a practicing Catholic with a personal faith commitment
– A minimum of a master’s degree in education and a valid Ohio State Principal’s Certificate
– Demonstrated strong public relations skills
– Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and effectively engage teachers, other administrators, and families to foster academic success for all students
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Experience in a Catholic school environment as a teacher and/or administrator

The Principal will serve as the religious, academic, and operational leader of the Elementary School. The ideal person must have the ability to lead the school, faculty, and staff to future successes. This position works with the High School Principal on many campus-wide issues and reports to the school President.

Persons wishing to apply are asked to complete and submit the Archdiocesan Principal’s Application (cut-and-paste the following link into your browser: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Principal-Application.pdf). Please forward the application to: Kathy Kane, Deputy Superintendent, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Catholic Schools Office, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

President – Springfield Catholic Central School

Springfield Catholic Central School has an immediate opening for the President position. The President will assume leadership ASAP.

Catholic Central School is a Pre-K-12 regional school within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati committed to changing young peoples’ lives by providing a Catholic education foundation that allows students to succeed. We serve God by educating students of any family that supports the values of Springfield Catholic Central School. We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader who will articulate the mission of Springfield Catholic Central School.

The Springfield/Clark County community has a population of 75,000 people. Colleges in the Springfield area include Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College. Catholic Central’s students come from the area’s farm communities, the suburbs, and within the city of Springfield. Our current enrollment is 560 students. A very important part of the school makeup is Catholic Central High School.  Catholic Central High School is a small college prep school with a long and proud history in Springfield. CCHS has a strong academic tradition and sends its graduates to some of the most prominent colleges and universities in the United States.

Catholic Central School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.

The ideal applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • Be a practicing Catholic with a personal faith commitment
  • Strong background in student recruitment
  • Understands and participated in fundraising and advancement programs
  • Involvement in donor engagement and cultivation
  • Success in leadership, preferably in Catholic schools, however not required
  • A Masters in Education Administration or MBA preferred
  • Experience in a Catholic School environment as a teacher and/or administrator

The ideal person must have the ability to lead the faculty and staff to future successes. The President needs to understand the challenges facing Catholic schools today and how to deal with those challenges.  The successful candidate must find ways to bring the school’s history, tradition, and other positive attributes to make Catholic Central an educational leader in the Springfield, Ohio area. The President of Catholic Central School will report to the Superintendent, with defined oversight by SCC Board of Limited Jurisdiction.

The President is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Springfield Catholic Central Board of Limited Jurisdiction.

Performance responsibilities include:

  1. Development
    1. Supervise the Development and Alumni Offices
    2. Direct the Annual Fund Drive
    3. Make direct contact with individuals for major gifts
    4. Supervise all grants to school
  1. Public Relations, Marketing, Student Recruitment
    1. Oversees the public relations and marketing programs
    2. Oversees and ultimately responsible for recruitment of students
    3. Face and voice of Catholic Central School
    4. Involvement in public service groups
  1. Catholic Identity
    1. Serves as chief articulator of Catholic philosophy and mission of the school as directed by the Archbishop of Cincinnati
    2. Promotes the building of a community of faith among the administrative team, faculty, staff, and student body
    3. Is an active member of a Catholic parish
  1. Finances
    1. Oversees the general maintenance and long-term security of the property, including major improvements
    2. Directs the financial and fundraising operations of the school
    3. With the Business Manager, prepares the annual budget; when necessary gives periodic updates of the status of the budget
    4. With the Business Manager and Development Director, approves financial aid
    5. Seeks out other sources of funding for Catholic Central School
  1. Personnel
    1. Supervises and evaluates central office and administrative staff
    2. Serves as the hiring agent for Catholic Central School
  1. Long-Range Planning
    1. Directs all long-range planning to central system-wide issues, as well as finances, plant development, and utilization
    2. Oversees the annual review and updating of the long-range plan
  1. Reports
    1. Oversees and makes sure all reports to the federal, state, and Archdiocese are completed in a timely manner
  1. Administrative Staff, Faculty, and Board
    1. Hold regular meetings with the administrative staff
    2. Keeps faculty advised and updated on important issues
    3. Provide written reports to the Catholic Central Board and attends all Board Meetings and functions

Interested candidates must forward a resume and letter of interest electronically to [email protected].