As we approach St. Xavier High School’s 200th anniversary, we seek a candidate to serve as the 57th Principal in the school’s history. The Principal is the educational leader of the school, directly responsible to the President and, by extension, the Board of Trustees. As such, the Principal directs the administration, operation, and educational development of the academic, co-curricular, and formational programs of the school. The Principal is also responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of the school’s educational policies. This responsibility requires a close working relationship with the President, faculty including the St. Xavier Faculty Association (SXFA), staff, and students, as well as parents and stakeholders in the community at-large.
- Directing the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum, and school academic programs, with the assistance of the Assistant Principal for Academics and Department Chairs.
- Developing and implementing policies and procedures in connection with all facets of the academic school program, including assisting the President and the Board of Trustees in the development of short and long-range plans.
- Interviewing, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all faculty, instructional staff, assistant principals, academic directors, and support staff, with the approval of the President.
- Overseeing student behavioral and academic disciplinary procedures in consultation with the Dean of Students, the Assistant Principal for Student Services, and the Assistant Principal for Academics.
- Supervising – and collaborating with – the Assistant Principal of Academics, the Assistant Principal for Student Services, the Dean of Students, the Athletic Director, and the Dean of Faculty.
- Overseeing the work of the Directors of Adult Faith; Campus Ministry; Community Service; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Enrollment; Intervention Services; and Information Technology.
- Meeting with both internal and external constituencies.
- Serving on various committees to foster unity of purpose, common understanding and teamwork.
- Promoting the mission and vision of the school.
- A Master Teacher and Academic Leader
- A Practicing Catholic
- Effective Communicator & Collaborator
- Trained in Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality
- Versed in Fiscal Management
- Engaging Public Speaker
- Empowering of Others
- Effective in Marketing and Enrollment
- Skilled in Personnel Management
- Experienced in Data Analytics
- Current in Pedagogical Theory and Practice
The Principal shall be an inspiring and joyful person who is dynamic, organized, well-rounded, engaging and who facilitates growth and collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, he or she will have:
- Genuine commitment to Jesuit education.
- Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, with a master’s degree in an education-related discipline.
- Record of accomplishment in teaching, and leadership experience in a school setting.
- Experience in adult faith formation.
- Appropriate credentials completed (or working towards).
- Appreciation of diversity and inclusion.
Anticipated Search Timeline
Application Deadline – December 15, 2020
Starting Date – July 1, 2021
Candidates should submit an application package to the Search Committee including the following:
- A cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position
- A current résumé
- The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
- Optional: Other supporting material (e.g., articles, speeches, or letters of recommendation) that would be useful to the Search Committee.
Application materials should be uploaded directly to the St. Xavier website by Tuesday, December 15, 2020: https://www.stxavier.org/about/employment-opportunities. After an initial review of applicants, the Search Committee will interview semifinalist candidates via Zoom. Finalists will be invited to the school for a more comprehensive series of interviews.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, potential candidates may contact:
Rick Millbourn, S.J., ’86
Principal Search Committee Chair