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Principal -- Pomona Catholic (Grades 6-12)

Pomona Catholic

Posted 1/24/2019 until 3/1/2019


The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is accepting applications for the position of Principal of Pomona Catholic School.  Pomona Catholic is a culturally diverse, archdiocesan school in Pomona, CA, that provides a co-ed middle school and an all-girls’ college preparatory high school.  Pomona Catholic offers a safe, nurturing, and challenging college preparatory Catholic education in an environment which inspires students of all faiths to achieve academic excellence and develop into confident, service-oriented leaders.  The school fosters the development of the whole person, stressing academic excellence, personal integrity, and sensitivity to others in their spiritual journeys. Pomona Catholic works with families throughout their children’s adolescence, offering a comprehensive curriculum, which serves a range of ability levels. Strong co-curricular and athletic programs enhance the social and physical development of each student, building confidence and leadership. Synthesizing the school’s values with 21st century technologies, Pomona Catholic helps middle school students transition to the rigors of high school work and educate high school women to be both proficient and Christ-centered, prepared for any future educational situation, demonstrating compassion, creativity, and the courage to act on their beliefs.


Reporting to the Department of Catholic Schools, the Principal is the chief administrator of the school and will provide dynamic, mission-centered leadership of academic and co-curricular programs, fundraising, administration, finance, and people development.  The Principal has direct oversight and responsibility for the school’s academic, financial, strategic, and spiritual affairs.  The start date for the Principal is July 1, 2019.

Essential Leadership Attributes: 

a.       Faith-filled and Focused:  Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview, practices critical reflection and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions 

b.       Hopeful and Entrepreneurial:  Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision 

c.       Inspirational: Capable of inspiring, recruiting, and growing a faculty of educational excellence playing from the same play book

d.       Growth Mindset:  Assesses and adjusts, creates and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, prioritizing action items in order to achieve the mission 

e.       Academic Excellence:  Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum and instruction yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students     

f.        Equity-Minded: Strives for equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices

g.       Fiscally Responsible:  Demonstrates common sense stewardship and financial management

h.       Collaborative:  Values, engages, and connects parents, the parish and local community, and other partners in supporting programs and opportunities to maintain and grow the school’s presence and impact

i.         Relatable and Trustworthy:  Communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders



Application Deadline:    March 1, 2019

Position Starting Date:  July 1, 2019


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic with a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy

·         Completed or is willing to complete basic catechist training  

·         Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership

·         Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Secondary Education, 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


Qualified candidates should submit the following:

·         Compelling letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge, and experience match the philosophy and values of Catholic education and Pomona Catholic School

·         Complete résumé

·         A list of professional references with telephone numbers; written reference letters may also be provided

·         Completed Archdiocese of Los Angeles Employment Application


Please submit the requested information to:

Jennifer Guerra, Administrative Assistant


Subject: Pomona Catholic Principal Position


Information/Application Contact:

Pomona Catholic

Pomona CA
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