Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Professional Dvlpmt – Archdiocese of Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Executive, FT Employee
Archdiocese of Seattle (Seattle, WA)

The Catholic Schools Department of the Archdiocese of Seattle has an opening for a full-time Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Professional Development. This opening is to fill a newly created position due to office restructure.

The Archbishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Archbishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. (Directory on the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, 198)

Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Archbishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description.

Directs curriculum development, designs and implements in-service training and Catholic Education Leadership program; consults with schools’ new initiatives, and represents the superintendent as requested and directed.

1. Collaborates with the Superintendent and other department members in implementing the mission of the department: Identity, Excellence, Accessibility and Stewardship as delegated by the Archbishop and in collaboration with other Chancery departments and Archdiocesan parishes. This may include planning, development and evaluating the department’s programs and services.

2. Serves as Catholic Schools Department Regional Superintendent to Pierce and Olympic Deaneries and to special projects as assigned by the Superintendent, such as the Seattle Nativity School. Serves as a member of the California Catholic School Superintendents’ Curriculum Committee (CCSSCC) that meets twice a year in California.

3. Directs curricula development initiatives based on the WCEA ISL/Accreditation protocol (2010 Edition), including sequence, timeline, and monitoring of the cohort groups implementing the Archdiocesan in-depth study for K-12 Religion and Pre-K- 8 Language Arts (Literacy), Math, Science, and Social Studies.

4. Collaborates with the deaneries of the Archdiocese to organize the Deanery Curriculum Day each spring. Assists principals as they seek curriculum development presentations and training that align with their local SIP/Action Plans, Deanery Strategic Plans, Pre-K-12 articulation goals, or differentiated themes that enhance teacher excellence and promote effective student learning.

5. Directs curricula integration through to support K- 12 student learning across all areas of the curriculum.

6. Provides consultation to schools that are pursuing new models of curriculum such as dual language, STEM, or blended learning.

7. Designs and implements a comprehensive plan for in-service training to ensure instructional excellence. This includes designing and administering Teacher Excellence Day and, in coordination with the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, implementing the Professional Certification Program (Pro Teach) and mentoring programs for new teachers.

8. Designs and implements a comprehensive program to support Catholic Educational leadership. This includes coordinating and planning, in partnership with Seattle University, a summer Leadership Institute for Catholic school leaders in the northwest region, collaborating with several universities and other vendors to provide appropriate leadership development programs for aspiring principals and ongoing development opportunities for present principals; working with the Assistant Superintendents to provide training for principal interns and first year pastors; providing a leadership role in participating in the Executive Principals meetings.

9. Collaborates with the assistant superintendents and with other offices in the Chancery in fulfillment of these duties.

1. Primary:
a. Willingness and ability to support the mission of the Church by extending the ministry of the Archbishop.
b. Ability and desire to use God-given gifts and talents in service of the local Church in support of the collaboration between lay and ordained Ministers.
c. Active member of a parish/faith community in good standing with the Church.

2. Education:
a. Masters degree in education, administration or related field.
b. Washington State teacher and administrator certification or ability to acquire same.

3. Experience:
a. At least five years of demonstrated successful experience in school leadership as a principal, or as a central office administrator.
b. At least five years experience as a Catholic school teacher, highly preferred.
c. Experience working in a Catholic school environment, highly preferred.

4. Other Elements:
a. Excellent written and oral communications skills including demonstrated ability to facilitate group meetings and to conduct training sessions and in-services.
b. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member.
c. Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license to regularly travel to schools with the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please visit our website at We require all applicants to submit our standard application and a cover letter. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Closing date for applications: 2/28/13. (0)

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