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Job Opening: De Paul Cristo Rey Principal

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DePaul Cristo Rey High School seeks a qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic candidate to serve as their next Principal. The Principal serves as the school’s chief educational leader and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in implementing a broad array of academic programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass student growth and realizing the school’s philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, discipline, and personnel practices. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the School President.

The Principal will be responsible for supervising and working closely with a dedicated and caring faculty and staff in implementing academic and faith formation programming. In collaboration with the faculty, the next Principal will look to build on existing best practices in all areas to strengthen an already outstanding program and ensure excellence in the future. DePaul Cristo Rey is looking for a Principal who has demonstrated success in leading organizational change, strong leadership skills and a desire to approach their work collaboratively. All of this achieved while holding DePaul Cristo Rey to its highest aspirations and goals.

DePaul Cristo Rey is looking for candidates who understand the nature of today’s students and how an innovative education can best meet their needs. This understanding should include experience evaluating faculty and staff and engaging in leading the curriculum development, instructional strategies, strong co-curricular programs, and a cooperative relationship with the Corporate Work Study Program.

Being the next Principal of DePaul Cristo Rey will provide an opportunity to share in the school’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and continue its integration into the daily life of the school while removing barriers so all can participate. The next Principal is expected to bring the energy, charisma, vision, and leadership skills necessary for this school community to deliver its respected Catholic college preparatory education successfully.

Finally, the new Principal must effectively represent and articulate the school’s mission while fostering and promoting a strong sense of community among all DePaul Cristo Rey High School community members.

The future Principal of DePaul Cristo Rey will act with collaboration and openness that genuinely invites and respects the perspectives and views of others yet is decisive when required. The next Principal will have a role that collaboratively works with the president, the leadership team, and faculty and staff to strengthen an important partnership for the school’s future leadership.

Integrity, compassion, a joyful disposition, and a genuine love and commitment to Catholic education are essential qualities for the next principal. He/she will be comfortable in connecting with each student and caring about them as individuals.

• A practicing Roman Catholic whose faith is visible and inspiring in daily life and work
• Three or more years of demonstrated success in an administrative role in a secondary school environment
• Graduate degree in education, leadership or a related field and an Ohio Administrative License, or necessary qualifications to be licensed
• Strong leadership skills with demonstrated expertise in curriculum and instruction and in teacher coaching and development
• Collaborative style in team management
• Commitment to understanding and embracing students and families’ cultural backgrounds
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proficiency in Spanish desired
• Experience as a supervisor of personnel with budgetary responsibility
• Understanding the role of spiritual leadership in faith formation of students

Cincinnati is the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and has all the amenities a major city affords. Situated along the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers, the midwestern city charms its citizens and visitors alike with its notable historic public parks and landscapes. Cincinnati offers one of the most robust cultural scenes in the Midwest, with all five major arts disciplines represented, including ballet, opera, art museum, symphony and theater. In addition, the city offers a vibrant sports scene with three major league teams, seven minor league teams, five college institutions with sports teams, and seven major sports venues. Catholicism is the dominant faith tradition in the Queen City where beautiful churches abound. The Catholic schools in the area enroll more than 42,000 students across 19 counties. The legacy of the Catholic school system has given the Cincinnati region one of the highest private-school attendance rates in the United States.

The search committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its next Principal. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest
degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2022 or sooner if circumstances allow. Do not delay. Connect with us today!

• To apply, please submit the following four documents, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments.
» Letter of Interest that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
» Statement of Catholic educational leadership philosophy.
» Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
» List of five references with names, relationships, phone numbers,

Assemble all of the application materials in one email to:
Kyle M. Pietrantonio, Partner
[email protected]
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
202-390-0230 (Office)

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