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President - Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School Posted May 12
Archdiocese of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, PA
 
Overview

The Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School Board of

Directors and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic

Education ("OCE") seeks a successful, dynamic, innovative, and

results-driven leader for President.

Neumann Goretti is in the second year of a five-year

transformation process. The foundation to improve the quality of

education for our students, enhance the culture of our school

community and to upgrade our presence in the market have been laid.

We seek a talented individual who is excited about the prospects of

change and improvement, and is committed to the mission of

improving the Catholic urban educational experience. The ideal

candidate will have the vision and capacity to continue to lead the

overall transformation process.

Our Leadership and Board have agreed that these are our

immediate and enduring areas of focus:

Improving our educational outcomes and experiences

Increasing and sustaining enrollment of highly qualified

students

Enhancing our development and fund raising capabilities and

outcomes

Improving the image and stature of Neumann Goretti in our

immediate and expanded communities

Developing an environment that is conducive to great

learning

Knowledge, Skills and

Responsibilities

We are a Catholic Co-educational High School. Our chosen leader

will demonstrate his/her dedication and example to sustaining and

enhancing the Mission, Spirituality and Culture of the Catholic

Church. Our top candidate will:

Continue to build a "Student First" culture of success and

performance and will help the organization develop the necessary

operating capabilities to successfully and seamlessly operate with

strategic focus on the education and development of our

students.

Exhibit executive presence that can represent the school in

various segments of our community.

Demonstrate a proven leadership track record- particularly in

the realm of transformation, change and improvement efforts.

Show results from a deep understanding of marketing,

development and fundraising strategies and tactics and will build

and nurture strong relationships with our local community, the

Philadelphia business and philanthropic communities and our alumni,

students and their families.

Be goal oriented and demonstrate the ability to collaboratively

create strategic and operational plans and then lead the

organization to accountable action and achievement of those

plans.

Work creatively and collaboratively with our Board, and the

other Catholic High Schools to best leverage knowledge and

capability for the development and enhancement of our school.

Focus on and be motivated by our big picture goals and

responsibilities, while leading a school that excels in day to day

operations.

Overviews of Key Responsibilities include, but are not

limited to:

Responsibility for developing and sustaining the Catholic

culture in the school community and work closely with those

responsible for the practice of Catholic experiences.

Leadership and management of all key business processes and

functions- Development and Fund Raising, Alumni Relations,

Marketing, Community Engagement, Enrollment Management, People

Management, Financial Management and Innovation.

Leading all development and fund raising activities, supported

by a dynamic development team.

Providing leadership for all areas of school life and culture

development and working closely with the Principal, who is charged

with and directly responsible for the academic program.

Planning and Strategy- developing sound and practical plans to

guide the operations of the school over the short and medium term

environment.

Creating and utilizing all available resources to:

oProvide scholarships and tuition assistance to make the school

affordable to all qualified students who want to attend Neumann

Goretti.

oSupport academic program innovation and enhancements.

oImprove and maintain facilities.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Undergraduate or Advanced degrees in Education or Business

Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility for

organizations and their development and success

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills:

Proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of

stakeholders

Build mutually beneficial relationships with the philanthropic,

corporate and nonprofit sectors

Demonstrated integration of strategic, operational and

financial management skills

Marketing and business development and sales experience

The President must be a practicing Catholic as verified by the

pastor of the parish in which the applicant is registered.

The salary for the President is competitive and commensurate

with experience.

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High

School

Mission

Our mission is to provide a premier college preparatory

education in a faith-based Catholic environment that prepares

students to succeed in college and in life. Our focus on academics

and character will provide a foundation for future success.

Background

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School is a

co-ed college preparatory school located in South Philadelphia. The

school provides a challenging academic curriculum with twenty-one

Advanced Placement offerings that develop students' minds and

prepare them for success in college and beyond. Neumann-Goretti is

a Catholic school that respects all faiths, recognizing our diverse

student community. Current enrollment is 450 students with a

student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Freshman enrollment has increased

from 83 students for school year 2016 to 125 for 2017 and is on

track to be 145 for 2018. Last year we had 22 net "transfer-in"

students.

The local neighborhood is growing and becoming increasingly

diverse. South Philadelphia is one of the primary growth areas in

Philadelphia and the region. Since 2010, there has been a dramatic

increase in the population of 25-44 year olds. The redevelopment of

homes and businesses is seen everywhere and every day. As new

cultures are introduced to the community, the proud heritage of the

community shows even brighter. All of this leads to South

Philadelphia being an exciting place to live and work.

Approximately 50% of our known alumni still live in the four zip

codes that are considered to be South Philadelphia.

Students develop leadership skills through active participation

in our numerous community service programs, sports teams, clubs,

and other school-sponsored activities. Our students appreciate and

understand the value of our activities, and because most live close

to the school, they feel comfortable extending their day to expand

their horizons. "Commute time" to our safe school is minimal, so

our students can focus more time on their growth and

development.

The school community believes in developing the entire person by

focusing on strong academics and moral integrity. The small school

environment allows the faculty and administration to know students

personally, and these interactions help create an environment of

academic excellence by meeting the individual needs of each

student. Observation of interactions and frequent surveys point out

the caring, developmental and intensifying relationships of our

students and staff.

Candidate Contact:

To indicate your interest in the position, please forward a

cover letter and resume or Curriculum Vitae to

Charles Hughes, Director of Talent Management

The cover letter should clearly state why you believe you are

qualified to hold this position, highlight skills, experiences or

characteristics relevant to the expectations outlined in this

posting.

Official School Website

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Employment Type: Permanent

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