ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL, INC.
Archbishop Williams High School, located at 80 Independence Avenue in Braintree, MA opened in 1949. We are part of a Christian community that integrates learning with faith and focuses on developing the whole person. The school derives its name from the Most Reverend John Williams (1822-1907), first Archbishop of Boston. Archbishop Williams is credited with the development of the parochial school system in Boston.
OUR SCHOOL’S MISSION:
Archbishop Williams High School is a Catholic, co-educational, independent 7-12 school, which educates young men and women spiritually, academically, morally and physically. As a Christian community, we integrate learning with faith and focus on developing the whole person. We seek to provide an affordable college preparatory education and to graduate capable and confident young people who are responsible members of their communities and who are guided by the values of the Catholic Church.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Principal is responsible for the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised and educated in a safe, traditional, Catholic and college preparatory environment that meets the approved curriculum and mission of Archbishop Williams High School. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, spiritual and co-curricular activities, management and coordination of academic personnel, staff development, emergency and safety procedures, and communication with the Archbishop Williams High School community.
The Principal reports directly to the President.
The Principal’s direct reports are the: Assistant Principal(s), Dean(s) of Students, Department Chairs, Campus Ministry Director, Athletic Director, Technology Director, Co-Curricular Director, and the Facility Manager.
Policy: The Principal:
- Articulates the philosophy and Mission of the school as a Catholic secondary school in the light of Vatican II and the Bishops’ Letter “To Teach as Jesus Did”.
- Is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures in connect with all facets of the school program.
- Is responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum, school programs, school policy, advisory committees, staff meetings and conferences.
- Implements the provisions of personnel contracts in the school.
A. Individual Members: The Principal:
- Evaluates the Assistant Principal with the approval of the President.
- Coordinates interviewing prospective employees and makes appropriate recommendations to the President.
- Oversees, with the assistance of the Department Chairs and Assistant Principal, the instructional supervision and evaluation of faculty.
- Works with Department Chairs and the Assistant Principal in assigning class loads and committee work.
- Works with the Athletic Director in the hiring of coaches.
- Provides appropriate professional development including identifying staff training needs and recommending appropriate and relevant programs and activities.
B. Departments: The Principal:
- With the Assistant Principal, appointments Department Chairs.
- With the Assistant Principal, evaluates Department Chairs.
- Is responsible for scheduling and attending regular faculty meetings.
- Chairs Administrative Staff meetings.
- Coordinates the work of all Departments.
- Works with the individual Departments on their needs, evaluations of personnel, and recommendations for hiring and dismissal.
Curriculum and Instruction: The Principal:
- Assumes overall responsibility and accountability for instructional programs.
- Directs the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum with the Assistant Principal and the Department Chairs.
Students: The Principal:
- Is available for consultation with students
- Is available for consultation with parents with regard to their child’s progress.
- Oversees student behavioral and academic disciplinary procedures in consultation with the Assistant Principal and Deans of Students.
Public Relations: The Principal:
- Coordinates, with the President’s Office, procedures to inform parents about the school’s programs.
- Establishes programs to inform parents and other interested parties about school programs and students’ progress (“Back to School Night”, parent conferences with teachers, newsletters, etc.)
- Meets regularly with, coordinates and oversees the Parents Support Board.
School Budget: The Principal:
- Consults with Department Chairs for Departmental budgets.
- Reviews budgetary requests and establishes priorities in program needs.
- Submits the school budget to the President.
- Assists the President and Chief Financial Officer in developing the school budget.
Other Areas of Responsibility: The Principal:
- Regularly informs the President about school activities and operations, seeking guidance and approval as necessary and appropriate.
- Attends regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings to report on the state of the school.
- Develops and coordinates the school calendar.
- Approves guest speakers.
- Coordinates and supervises the work of the school office staff.
- With the Assistant Principal, oversees campus facilities, fire drills, and emergency procedures.
- Is a liaison with various educational and professional organizations
The President will evaluate the Principal each year. The evaluation will be based on the duties and responsibilities listed above. Information for the evaluation will be gathered from the administration, faculty and staff of Archbishop Williams High School.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS:
The Principal will be a dynamic, energetic leader who facilitates learning, growth, and collaboration both inside and outside the classroom. The Principal should have a genuine commitment to Catholic education and the ability and willingness to relate well to students and members of the school community and to interact with them regularly.
The Principal should have the ability to obtain administrative certification in the State of Massachusetts and hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in an education-related discipline. The Principal must have a successful background in teaching and/or leadership experience in a school setting.
The Principal must understand, embrace, and be able to articulate the Archbishop Williams High School Mission and Vision of a Catholic, co-educational college preparatory education. It is important that the Principal create a collaborative, positive, and inclusive environment conducive to open communication. The Principal must be open to new ideas and be able to effectively implement policies, procedures and programs that further the school’s Mission.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Friday, March 14, 2014
Applications for this position must be completed electronically via e-mail. We do not accept paper applications.
Please send a resume, a letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge and experience match the responsibilities articulated in the job description, and three references (at least one of which must be directly involved in your current organization) with current phone numbers and e-mail addresses to:
Assistant to the President
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:
Archbishop Williams High School, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex age, color, national origin, or disability in accordance with applicable laws.