Twin Cities Archdiocese Seeking Superintendent of Schools

Released: 1/3/13
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Reporting into the office of the Vicar General, Reverend Peter A. Laird, the Superintendent/Executive Director, Catholic Schools (Superintendent) will work to collaboratively build a vision for Catholic education in the Archdiocese.

This will build upon a solid foundation of work and findings as reported by ACSAC and The Catholic Schools Commission to address how the Archdiocese evaluates and provides quality Catholic education. Such a vision will address areas such as governance, Catholic identity, educational excellence assessment and curriculum, marketing and development, financial viability of the schools, enrollment and improved funding models. The Superintendent will also serve as a key figure in the promotion and support of Catholic education on behalf of the Archdiocese. This will involve close collaboration with Archbishop Nienstedt, Fr. Laird, ACSAC, The Office of Catholic Schools and other diocesan agencies in representing Catholic schools. The Superintendent will take a leadership role in the solicitation of funds for Catholic schools and will work closely with the Aim Higher Foundation. Beyond the Archdiocese, s/he will serve as a liaison with outside agencies impacting Catholic school education, including the public school districts.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate for this position will be an inspirational and passionate advocate for Catholic education and will demonstrate a complex understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities present in Catholic schools today. Critical to the success of this mission is the ability to inspire collaborative participation among the leaders at the school level. S/he will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of current trends in education and the Church dynamics and realities that affect Catholic schools. The successful candidate will be a change agent and bring experience in both creating and executing a multifaceted strategic plan that aligns with the aforementioned five strategic areas of focus. S/he will be entrepreneurial in his/her approach to change and be a creative, adaptable, results oriented and visionary leader. The successful candidate should have an educational background, which may include administrative experience in Catholic education at any level. The successful candidate may also come from the private sector. Experience in the areas of marketing, fundraising and operations are also highly desirable. An advanced degree is required. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

Specific competencies include the following:

Nalini Perkins
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