• Principal / Other
  • Denver

Website Denver Catholic Schools Denver, Colorado


The Associate Superintendent is hired by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and assists him/her in advancing the apostolic mission of the Archbishop of Denver and the Church in Northern Colorado to watch over the Catholic schools in the territory. The Associate Superintendent serves as an agent of the Superintendent and is a lead disciple for the Catholic school community in the Archdiocese of Denver. They perform all position responsibilities under the supervision of the Superintendent according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, the strategic goals of the Archdiocese of Denver and the Office of Catholic Schools, archdiocesan policies, and in conformity with Church documents on Catholic education.


  • Inspire leadership for the integration of Catholic faith and culture throughout the school community.
  • Utilize data to inform best practices for effective leadership and engagement with stakeholders.
  • Articulate and provide vision, leadership, and support for school operations and mission advancement.
  • Collaborate with and support the Office of Catholic Schools in all endeavors to further the mission of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Denver.

The Associate Superintendent is an interactive role that includes frequent site visits to school campuses and ongoing engagement with principals to support the stated areas of responsibility:

  • Develop and improve curricula and assess the effectiveness of curricula and instruction.
  • Give guidance to principals and teachers on their teaching methods and instructional practice.
  • Use data to monitor school performance in meeting Archdiocesan benchmarks.
  • Develop and coordinate institutional professional development programs and events and facilitate the development and delivery of workshops that serve the professional, educational, and training needs of the schools within the Archdiocese of Denver.
  • Lead continuing renewal efforts in curriculum and pedagogy, including identifying resources, needed professional development, and data analysis for effectiveness to support learning objectives.

The Associate Superintendent works directly with schools and school leaders (e.g., pastors, and presidents/principals) to monitor the progress of plans to revitalize and strengthen Catholic schools based on measurable goals, delineated outcomes, and timelines. The Associate Superintendent works closely with school leaders and school pastors to provide guidance in the areas of Catholic Secondary Education, Formation, and Leadership Support.

Other Areas of Responsibility:

  • The Associate Superintendent will directly support principals’ leadership development and stakeholder engagement while partnering with the Office of Catholic Schools team to develop continual improvement systems for the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools.
  • Support Leadership Development
  • Strengthen Stakeholder Relationships
  • Develop Continual Improvement Systems
  • Advance Communications, Marketing, Branding, and Enrollment Management
  • Facilitate special programs support (as needed)


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in teaching and leadership is required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of change management.
  • Ability to collaborate strategically with the Office of Catholic Schools staff and work independently.


  • Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally live out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);
  • Refrain from 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;
  • Must have exceptional writing skills and must be able to provide samples;
  • Must have proven ability, preferably on a parish staff level, to develop and deliver innovative training courses and workshops covering multiple content areas and be prepared to demonstrate skills to the hiring committee;
  • Ability to clearly and enthusiastically communicate the multiple subject areas related to the Catholic faith as applicable to the Office and to motivate others to share the faith with renewed enthusiasm and new methods;
  • Must be dynamic and enthusiastic about Catholicism and apostolic mission, taking a pivotal role in the team efforts to discern how to more effectively bring the Gospel via an apostolic mode of work.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of apostolic mission and missionary discipleship and experience with various methodologies for the implementation thereof and the ability to clearly and enthusiastically communicate their goals and to motivate others in sharing the faith with renewed enthusiasm and new methods;
  • Ability to work with pastors and individual school leaders to best determine ways to customize content and resources based on the unique culture of various parishes;
  • An ability to consider alternative courses of action and select the best one; tackle problems or issues directly and make decisions in a timely manner and exercise sound business judgment while consistently performing all job duties with a high degree of accuracy while meeting necessary deadlines;
  • Able to establish regular checkpoints to prevent problems; take constructive, timely action to remedy problems and consistently meet quality standards and deadlines;
  • Have the ability to develop work objectives and action steps for job duties;
  • Have the ability to adjust constructively and flexibly to meet the requirements of different work situations; maintain patience, confidence, and composure under pressure or adverse circumstances without compromising the timely completion of job duties;
  • Must possess superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain strict confidence regarding all information and issues addressed under this position, in the department, and in all other ecclesiastically related entities of the Archdiocese of Denver.
  • Commitment to collaboration and teaming and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.
  • Excellent relationship skills to represent the Archdiocese of Denver locally, regionally and nationally in the area of Catholic liberal education and curriculum development in coordination with the Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including:
    • Building relationships
    • Conflict resolution
    • Coaching
    • Delivering feedback
    • Holding appropriate parties accountable
    • Empowering and motivating others;
    • General management and supervision skills;
    • Ability able to operate basic office equipment;
    • Knowledge of office processes, practices, and computer software applications including the Microsoft suite of Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
    • Ability to create presentations, databases, charts and graphs, and spreadsheets;
    • Ability to meet deadlines and schedules of the work area;
    • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments, projects, and daily tasks;
    • Ability to live out the three mission values and embrace the apostolic mindset of the Archdiocese of Denver:
      • Abide in relationship: Ability and openness to live in divine intimacy as the first duty.
      • Be the calvary: Ability and openness to embrace the mindset that we have been called by the Lord to be his response to the needs of this time.
      • Confound the world: Ability and openness to give a joyful and courageous counter-cultural witness as a follower of Christ and faithful son/daughter of the Church.
    • Share the root convictions of the Archdiocese of Denver and the Office of Catholic Schools:
      • Archdiocese of Denver:
        • Root Convictions The world is captured, and the solution is the power of the Gospel.
        • Christendom is dead, and the greatest calling for the Church in our time is to reacquire a biblical worldview and put on the mind of Christ.
        • God has the Plan, and the Holy Spirit sends us on Mission.
        • Charity, and friendship with the Trinity, is the root and soul of the Church and our participation in Jesus’ rescue mission.
      • Catholic Schools: Root Convictions
        • The true product of Catholic schools is the supernatural man and woman who loves wisdom, lives virtuously and has a passion for truth.
        • Our Catholic schools are a sanctuary and rescue force in the modern wilderness, engaging our world as it is.
        • True learning is liberation because it leads to intimacy with the Trinity.
        • The Church holds a vision for education that is best for the human person and best for the world.

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