Principal – St. Joseph School (Columbia, SC)

Education: Elementary, FT Contract
St. Joseph School (Columbia, SC)

Saint Joseph Catholic School in Columbia, SC is currently seeking a dynamic principal to assume the leadership of the School beginning July 1, 2014. Under the guidance of the Diocese of Charleston, it is an accredited, coeducational parish school for grades K4 through 6. Since 1954, Saint Joseph Catholic School has been fostering academic excellence and spiritual development of the highest quality for children of parishioners and other families in the midlands. Currently, the School has 275 students and 50 faculty/staff (including Extended Care workers).

This position reports directly to the pastor and is advised by an advisory board, which is composed of parents, parishioners and community leaders. The principal is a full-time, twelve-month position with benefits.

• A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church.
• Master’s degree in Administration, Catholic School Leadership, or a related field.
• Certification in Administration or willingness to pursue certification.
• Minimum of five years of teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school.
A successful candidate will:
• Inspire the students, parents, faculty and staff to participate fully in the faith life of the school.
• Integrate Gospel values and Catholic ethics in the practices, policies, and daily life of the school.
• Possess effective communication skills – both verbal and written – and a collaborative leadership style that encourages students and faculty to be creative and engaged in order to reach their highest potential.
• Provide development and oversight for the school’s finances, including budget preparation.
• Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of institutional advancement including fundraising, admissions, and retention programs.
• Possess strong technology skills for both managerial and instructional purposes and the ability to direct 21st century curriculum development to ensure the latest and best instructional practices are being used.

Interested candidates should include a cover letter including his/her salary requirements and philosophy of Catholic education, a resume and a letter of support from the candidate’s Pastor.

Materials may be emailed to: [email protected] or mailed to:
Adrienne Carroll, Principal Search Committee Chair
c/o Saint Joseph Catholic Church
3512 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205

***Candidates should also complete the online employment application for the Diocese of Charleston by going to the following location:

Adrienne Carroll, Principal Search Committee Chair
c/o Saint Joseph Catholic Church
3512 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 254-7646 ext. 27 (0)

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