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Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools

Catholic Schools

Posted 2/12/2018 until 7/20/2018

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

At the direction of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and the Deputy Superintendent of Elementary Schools, the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools assists the Catholic School pastors and principals with the administration, supervision of instruction, public relations, and Catholic Identity of the elementary schools that have been assigned to them. These responsibilities encompass the specific programs facilitated by the Department of Catholic Schools in the areas of Faith, Stewardship, Excellence, Leadership, Technology, Accreditation, and Early Childhood Education. By delegation of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and the Deputy Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent represents the Archdiocese to the individual school working directly with the principal and through contacts, as needed, with the pastor, faculty, parents and students.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Ability to visit all school locations as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to conduct appropriate administrative business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of clienteles, including principals and other school personnel, pastors, and parents.
  • Ability to attend and conduct various meetings including evenings.
  • Collaborate with the principals in developing yearly goals and long-range goals for the school
  • Meet with principals on the deanery levels to conduct appropriate administrative business, provide updates on archdiocesan policies, guidelines and programs, give support and direction, as needed, and encourage collegial networking
  • Support the school in the implementation of curricular programs and assessments including WCEA/WASC, the system-wide testing program, ACRE, in-depth studies, and staff Development
  • Hold the principal accountable for the completion and submission of requisite archdiocesan, state and county reports and forms
  • Serve as a member of the Elementary School Leadership Council (ESLC) and participate in ad hoc and standing committee work
  • Review the school budgets and make recommendations as needed
  • Make recommendations for schools receiving archdiocesan subsidy
  • Assist principals in complying with archdiocesan Safe Environment training and reporting policies.
  • Review with the Principal the on-going self-evaluation processes prescribed by the WCEA/WASC accreditation programs.
  • Facilitate bi-annual formal school visits with principals and pastors.
  • Compile formal school reports that summarize the bi-annual visits.
  • Engage in consistent, written correspondencwith principals and pastors to communicate feedback from these formal school visits that includes goal setting and goal measurement.
  • Review policies for ongoing revision of the administrative handbook.
  • Act as liaison with the Archdiocesan Legal, Human Resources, Victim Assistance Ministry, and other ACC departments as applicable.
  • Assist Principal and staff in solving problems in their school communities.
  • Interpret Archdiocesan programs and policies to school principals.
  • Available to meet with staff and parents as requested.
  • Participate in long and short-range planning in the Department of Catholic Schools.
  • Attend regular staff meetings.
  • Represent the Department at all regional principals meetings.
  • Attend meetings of the Elementary School Leadership Council (ESLC) and participate in ad hoc and standing committee work.
  • Ensure that Administrative Handbook is current and support principals in its implementation.
  • Understand, promote, and facilitate the agenda of the Faith, Excellence, Stewardship, Leadership Formation, Accreditation, Educational Technology, and Early Childhood Education programs to principals, pastors, and other constituents as applicable.
  • Assume other responsibilities as delegated by the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent.


Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • Masters Degree in Catholic School Administration or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in Catholic school administration
  • California Teaching Credential/California Administrative Credential

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Archdiocesan policies and procedures for the schools
  • Principles and practices of organization and administration
  • Budget preparation and analysis
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation

 

Skill in:

  • Public relations
  • Report preparation and presentation
  • Short and long range planning

 

Ability to:

  • Direct, evaluate, and supervise the work of assigned personnel
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form utilizing appropriate technologies
  • Develop and maintain effective, working relationships
  • Maintain tact, cooperation, and confidentiality
  • Keep current regarding new technology implementation in the field of education

 

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


HOW TO APPLY:

 
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf
 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
 

Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​





Information/Application Contact:

Catholic Schools
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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