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St. Mary School in Bryantown, MD is seeking a spiritual and educational leader for grades Pre-K-8 for the 2020-21 school year. St. Mary’s School adheres to the philosophy provided by the Archdiocese of Washington, which provides guidance on several aspects of the educational program. Perhaps more importantly a summary of St. Mary’s mission statement includes: a call to teach the message of Jesus Christ; the promotion of the self-esteem, moral and spiritual values of students; the creation of a strong Christian community within the parish; and the provision of an excellent educational program that empowers children to achieve their potential and impact the local and global community. Principals in the Archdiocese of Washington shall be practicing Catholics who uphold the teaching of the faith and are committed to Catholic education that is academically excellent and rooted in Gospel values. Qualified candidates for St. Mary School should be a certified catechist or demonstrate continuing progress towards attaining catechist certification in no more than three (3) years after date of hire and hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution in educational administration, curriculum development or an approved related educational field, They also will possess or be eligible for a Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia educational administration certification and have a minimum of five (5) years of instructional experience, preferably in Catholic schools.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
Welcome to Archdiocese of Washington (DC & MD)!
Today, over 27,000 children attend 96 Catholic schools in the archdiocese. Our schools serve as communities of faith and service, fully developing each student as a child of God through the four pillars of Catholic schools:
Catholic Identity Catholic identity is intrinsic to our schools and the reason for their success. Our mission is to educate all students in a Christian environment, welcoming children of all faiths. We promote the value of the individual while encouraging mutual respect through our Catholic faith and traditions.
Academic Excellence With a strong educational foundation and rigorous academic programs, our students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing multicultural society in the light of Christ’s teachings. Our schools are fully accredited and all teachers are certified in their specific areas. We are committed to academic excellence as reflected in the high test scores, placement and achievements of our students.
Accessibility Our schools are geographically accessible to as many students as possible. Our Catholic schools are strategically located to allow the reasonable hope that most children will be able to get to a Catholic school in a given accessible area. Within our schools, the programs we offer meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Our students are able to learn, immersed in a nurtured and safe environment.
Affordability Careful planning has been undertaken to keep the cost of Catholic education within the reach of families. The tuition assistance program is one of the ways that the Archdiocese of Washington helps many children realize the dream of a Catholic education. Over the past four years, the tuition assistance program has increased from offering $800,000 to over $5 million.
"Our children today, as they grow up in an ever more complex world, need to be firmly grounded in knowledge of the authentic faith the Church professes so they can be prepared to live a full, happy and holy life in communion with Christ."
~Cardinal Donald Wuerl, from his pastoral letter Catholic Education: Looking to the future with confidence
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process.
Please be aware of the following:
1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington.
2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.
3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.
4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.
5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.
6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring.
Please make sure that you do the following:
___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington.
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Guiding Principles for the Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of lifke, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.
Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources.
All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above and all terms set forth in the Application for Employment in an Archdiocesan Catholic School.
All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above.
It is a requirement for all ADW principal applicants that one of your letters of references, be from your pastor indicating you are in good standing with the Catholic Church.
This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school? Yes/No
If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment? Brief Response(Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
What geographic area(s) do you prefer? Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers - Calvert County
- Prince George's County
- Charles County
- St. Mary's County
- Montgomery County
- District of Columbia
I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment. Yes/No
All religion teachers shall be practicing Catholics, who must be qualified and certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington and have a deep knowledge of doctrine and live an authentic witness to the faith. Since this position includes teaching the Catholic faith, please indicate if you are a practicing Catholic: Yes/No
Please tell us about yourself and how your experiences have prepared you to be an instructional leader in a PK-8 Catholic school? Long Essay(Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
As the job posting reflects, you have applied for a position within the Archdiocese of Washington, the local church that serves DC and parts of Maryland. Why are you interested in serving the church? Long Essay(Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
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