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Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools

Catholic Schools

Posted 7/8/2019 until 9/6/2019



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.


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 summary the bi annual visits.

Engage  in  consistent,  written  correspondence  with  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.


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


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: 

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
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