OFFICE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
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
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
Responsibilitiesinclude but are not
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
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
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
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
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,
Employment Type: Permanent
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