President, Little Flower High School for Girls Posted Jan 14
Archdiocese of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA

222 North Seventeenth Street • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Little Flower Catholic High School

1000 Lycoming Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19140


The Little Flower Catholic High School for Girl's Board of

Directors and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic

Education seeks a dynamic, innovative, and results-driven leader

for President

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls was opened in 1939.

The Philadelphia school has an iconic tradition of preparing young

women for academic and leadership success. With a current

enrollment of 500 women, the new President will be leading a school

community filled with pride and opportunity.

The President will assume the role at an important time for the

Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Strategic management and operation of

the Secondary Schools is provided by Faith in the Future

Foundation, which has planted the seeds for innovation,

opportunity, and leadership. The organization's core purpose is "to

equip saints for life in this world and the next." To that end, the

archdiocesan school system envisions itself as the world's premier

teaching mission of the Church and holds high standards for all

members of the organization.

The President is appointed in collaboration with the Little

Flower Catholic High School for Girl's Board of Directors and the

Secretary for Catholic Education. The President reports to the

Secretary for Catholic Education in matters pertaining to the

administration of the school and the Little Flower Catholic High

School for Girl's Board of Directors per bylaws of Boards of

Specified Jurisdiction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities

High School Presidents, as executive leader for the

Archdiocese's Schools, should expertly display leadership mastery

in the following key dimensions:

Catholic Education: Mission, Spirituality, Tone and


Vision and Leadership: Setting Direction and


Building Relationships and Developing People

Board Development, Fiscal Stewardship and Advancement

Operational Management

Responsibilitiesinclude but are not

limited to:

Alumni Association:The President seeks the

advice and works closely with the Alumni President, Executive

Committee and Board of Specified Jurisdiction.

Board: The President seeks the advice and

counsel of community leaders and parents through a Board of

Specified Jurisdiction.

Catholic Identity: Promotes the essential

characteristics and fundamental values of a Catholic school.

Communication: As the chief spokesperson,

communicates the philosophy and programs of the High School to

various publics, including working with parent groups and

representing the school at civic, religious and other public


Development/Fundraising:Ability to show proven

success with achieving fundraising goals.

Enrollment and Development Management: The

President collaborates with Faith in the Future, The Office of

Catholic Education and key school staff in marketing and

development initiatives to increase enrollment and retention. The

President is responsible for meeting annual enrollment goals as set

in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education.

Financial: Maintains oversight of financial

operations and obligations of the school, working closely with the

Office of Catholic Education.

Institutional Advancement: Serves as the

school's chief fundraiser and main community contact. The President

directs marketing efforts, recruitment strategies, fundraising

programs, and alumni/alumnae activities in collaboration with the

Office of Catholic Education Advancement Team, The Little Flower

Catholic High School for Girl's Board of Directors and key

staff.The President is responsible and works closely with all

stakeholders recruiting and retaining corporate work sponsors to

ensure financial sustainability.

Leadership:Hires, manages, provides leadership

and works closely with the Principal, who is charged with

developing the academic and co-curricular program of the school

including areas of: admission, academic affairs, ministry, student

discipline, retention and non-academic programs.

Planning: The President in collaboration with

the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girl's Board of

Directors, the school administration, and the faculty, develops and

executes a strategic long-range plan that is consistent with the

mission of the school and the policies of the Archdiocesan

Secondary School System.

Policies and Programs: The President approves

all school policies and programs, provided they are consistent with

archdiocesan policies and stated mission of the school as a

Catholic Community, an academic center, and an archdiocesan


Public Representation: The President

represents the school in the public forum and personally meets with

selected constituencies to improve school-community relations.

Recruitment: With a mindset of growth,

leadership, and innovation, ensures that we are pursuing the best

talent in education as we seek to build outstanding schools.

Retention:Works with the appropriate

leadership to ensure that the school develops and evaluates all

staff members.

Resources: The President uses all available

resources to provide scholarships and tuition assistance in order

to make the school available to all who desire a Catholic

education, support academic programs and enhancements, improve and

maintain facilities, and provide for a safe, rigorous, relevant,

quality education for all students.


Preferred Qualifications and


Advanced graduate degree in education or business


Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including

proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders,

build creative and mutually beneficial relationships with the

philanthropic, corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.

Exceptional leadership skills and positive experiences leading

an organization.

Proven fundraising and/or revenue generating success.

Significant visionary leadership and management experience,

with demonstrated success in addressing immediate organizational

needs but driving toward longer-term goals with buy-in from


Strategic planning experience and execution capabilities.

Strategic enrollment management skills.

Strong budget skills.


The salary for the President is competitive and commensurate

with experience.

A Competitive benefits package accompanies salary.

Must be a practicing Catholic as verified by the pastor of the

parish in which the applicant is registered.

PA required clearances and Safe Environment Certification and

official transcripts will be required before employment can


Candidates interested in the position of President should submit

their cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Charles

Hughes, Director of Talent


Deadline for Applications is January 5,



A formal search committee will assess viable candidates

beginning in January 2018.. The new President will begin on or

before July 2017,

Official School


Employment Type: Permanent

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