Website Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy Westminster, Colorado

Location: Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: $65,000.00 – $90,000.00 Salary/year

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Description
Blessed Miguel Pro Catholic Academy, an archdiocesan Catholic school located in Westminster, Colorado, is hiring a principal beginning with the 24/25 school year. Our patron is Bl. Miguel Pro, a Mexican Jesuit priest who was sentenced on false charges, but who was essentially executed without trial for his deep faith. As he stood before his executioners, about to be killed, he blessed them, forgave them, and then stretched his arms out in imitation of the crucified Christ. His final words, “Viva Cristo Rey!” translated to “Long live Christ the King!” At Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy, our primary focus is to work with parents and the community to create an atmosphere of beauty and wonder, one that highlights the archdiocesan goals of having schools that are rooted in a Catholic worldview. We are committed to educating the whole child: academically, physically, socially, and most importantly, spiritually.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Currently, approximately 155 students in grades Preschool-8 are enrolled of which 77% of the students are Catholic and 78% of the students are Hispanic/Latino. Bl. Miguel Pro is committed to enrolling qualified students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and offers a strong financial aid program based on each family’s demonstrated need. Additional information about Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy is provided in the prospectus provided by request.

THE POSITION

The school Principal is a disciple on mission to spread the Good News, who meets the requirements to administer the overall education program in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Denver, and disciple others within the educational community of the Catholic school to create an “apostolic-friendly” environment that will encourage creative missionary initiative in the school.

As the leader of the school, the principal plays a critical role in safeguarding and promoting the aim of the school, which is to lead students to encounter and grow as students of Jesus Christ, directing the school’s activity, learning, teaching, culture, and formation towards that aim.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The principal is responsible for directing all work of the school to the direction of the Holy Spirit, providing opportunities to students for Catholic growth, and in ministering to students and staff. The principal is responsible for administering the school’s education program, supervising teaching, administrative and support staff, implementing curriculum guidelines and standards, supervise and direct all other programs and services provided at or by the school. The principal is expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the local school, the Archdiocese of Denver, and the Office of Catholic Schools. The principal interacts and relates to students, parents, parish and school communities, Board of Directors, Board of Members, and the general public.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following are considered minimum requirements for persons seeking employment as a principal in the Archdiocese of Denver. A principal hired for an archdiocesan Catholic school shall:

  • Must be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043)
  • Assent to the Church’s teachings on all matters, with particular care for those concerning the nature of the human person, sexual ethics, and sexual morality
  • Refrain from the public promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals
  • Have a strong commitment to the importance of the Catholic school ministry to the mission of the Church
  • Possess graduate level academic credentials and/or professional background in education, leadership, or related field
  • Have previous teaching experience; previous administrative experience is preferred
  • Be committed to the Archdiocese of Denver’s vision and philosophy for Catholic education
  • Be committed to a Catholic educational program rooted in the liberal arts, the foundations of Western civilization, an understanding of history that highlights the essential contributions of Christianity to the development of Western culture, and literature that enables young men and women to grapple with the big questions of life in pursuit of what is true, good, and beautiful
  • Possess a strong, positive, can-do attitude, with a strong bias for action based on realistic, specific, and attainable goals
  • Demonstrate good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of digital platforms, software programs, and tools as part of the online curriculum being provided to families
  • Compliance with Safe Environment requirements

 

Ideal candidates:

  • Bring awareness and understanding of adolescent development and the challenges adolescents and young adults face in the secular and morally relativist world of today
  • Are supportive and willing to drive ongoing school renewal through the strengthening of authentic Catholic education
  • Are collaborative leaders who evaluate information before making a decision/taking action
  • Exude trust and respect among students, faculty, parents, and Boards
  • Possess a strong, positive, can-do attitude with a strong bias for action, based on realistic, specific, and attainable goals

In addition, the principal is expected to adhere to the minimum requirements for Catechist certification as set forth by the Archdiocese of Denver. All principal applicants must be screened and approved by the Office of Catholic Schools prior to local interviews with Search committees.

Benefits offered as part of an overall compensation package include:

  • Comprehensive and generous medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal leave per academic year
  • Pension plan
  • Employer-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Voluntary life insurance

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