HS Principal – St. Labre Indian Catholic School (Ashland, MT)

Education: Middle/High School, FT Employee
St. Labre Indian Catholic School (Ashland, MT)

St. Labre Indian Catholic School
Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy St. Charles Mission School
Job Description

Job Title: High School Principal
Department: St. Labre Indian Catholic School
Reports To: Director of Schools
FLSA Status: Exempt – 10 month position
Salary Grade: 10C ($59,370-$80,149)/year
Approved Date: 07-01-13


Exercises general responsibility for the development and implementation of diocesan policies and school policies. Directs and coordinates educational, administrative, and counseling activities of secondary school by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. * Indicates the non-essential duties and responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts St. Labre’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

1. Provides an atmosphere in the school in which the faith community can develop.
2. Develops and participates in on-going programs to insure religious and professional growth of the faculty, staff and students.
3. Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff and Director of Schools, review of teachers’ activities, and issuance of directives.
4. Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in school.
5. Recruits and makes recommendations for hiring/assigning school staff and provides them with effective leadership and evaluation of their performance.
6. Plans and directs building maintenance. Insures that problems concerning the maintenance of the building, that might affect the health, safety, and well-being of the students, and staff, are brought to the attention of the Director of Schools.
7. Helps prepare the agenda for board meetings in consultation with school administration.
8. Provides monthly reports to the local school board
9. Evaluates certified staff. New teachers are evaluated once the first semester, and once the second semester. Returning teachers are evaluated once each school year.
10. Supervises teachers and instructional aides.
11. Coordinates evaluation of non-certified personnel.
12. Attends professional meetings and diocesan meetings.
13. Supervises and evaluates the following programs: home-school, counseling, drug/alcohol, culture and athletic activities.
14. Approves leave requests.
15. Strives to develop and maintain positive staff morale and loyalty to the school.
16. Promotes respect for school property, climate of mutual confidence, student success and a positive school atmosphere conducive to growth.
17. Helps define the major responsibilities and duties of all school staff.
18. Facilitates school improvement through a planned process of short and long-term goal setting for the school staff, community groups and the school board.
19. Helps interpret federal, state, county, and diocesan policies and regulations in relation to school policies and regulations.
20. Initially approves the distribution of all school publications, written communication from school staff and students prior to mailing.
21. Works cooperatively with school support services in the areas of transportation, food services, accounting, dormitories, maintenance and St. Labre Home.
22. Initiates and guides the development of school policies and the development of such administrative regulations as necessary to implement such policies.
23. Approves purchase order requests charged to respective instructional budget.
24. Works with the Director of Schools to prepare all budgets.
25. Sponsors National Honor Society, and coordinates member selection.


Directly supervises 20 to 35 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master’s degree (M. A.) in education or equivalent; and three to five years related experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


1. Ability to teach moral and spiritual values to youth.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Strong organizational and management skills.
4. Superlative interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to maintain materials of a highly confidential nature.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and the general public.
7. Ability to deal effectively with questions or problems, seeking assistance when needed.
8. Willingness to continue professional courses as required according to school guidelines.
9. Desire to work with secondary students; specialized training for dealing with that age group is a definite asset.
10. Respects the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ in private, personal, and public life.
11. Commitment to the mission of the Roman Catholic Church in Native American education.
12. Sensitivity to, and appreciation of Native American people and their cultures.
13. Ability to serve as an appropriate role model for students.

Appropriate Montana Certification
Valid Montana drivers license.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. (0)

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