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High School Principal

Santa Clara High School--Oxnard, CA

Posted 12/11/2017 until 1/19/2018


The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is accepting applications for the position of principal of Santa Clara High School, a co-ed archdiocesan high school located in Oxnard, CA. Santa Clara High School was established in 1901 as a combined parish grammar and high school.  When enrollment increased, the high school moved to its present location in 1951. The current enrollment is 267 students. To learn more about the school, please visit the school’s website:

Desirable Leadership Characteristics:                                                     

  • Experience in instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher supervision, and effective instruction
  • Success at marketing, recruitment, and sound fiscal management
  • Collaborative leadership style with good interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and motivational skills
  • Intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills with an ability to lead others in long-term planning
  • Attitudes characterized by creativity, initiative, and optimism
  • Knowledge and application of instructional technology
  • Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic with a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy
  • Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership
  •  Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field OR California Administrative Services Credential
  • Three years of successful school administrative experience
​Preferred Qualifications (in addition to the minimum qualifications listed above):
  • California Teaching Credential (Single Subject)
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration
  • Five years of successful administrative experience in a Catholic high school

Please submit the following information:

  • Compelling letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge, and experience match the philosophy and values of Catholic education
  • Complete résumé and official transcripts
  • At least three written letters of reference with telephone numbers

Please submit the requested information to:

Dr. Susan Abelein, Associate Superintendent


Information/Application Contact:

Santa Clara High School--Oxnard, CA
3424 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles CA 90010
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