Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston comprises the entire state of South Carolina, with Charleston as its See city. Founded in 1820, it is one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States. The diocese consists of 95 parishes and 20 mission and ministry initiatives throughout the state. At the time of writing, the diocese is currently led by the Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone, who served as the thirteenth Bishop of Charleston until his retirement. On February 22, 2022, Pope Francis appointed Father Jacques Fabre as the new bishop effective upon his Mass of Ordination and Installation scheduled for May 13, 2022.


The Catholic Education Office of the Diocese of Charleston places emphasis on academic excellence and Catholic identity that is mission focused. The 32 schools in the Diocese of Charleston are comprised of 28 elementary schools, four diocesan secondary schools, and one independent Catholic high school with a total enrollment of 7,000+ students.


All schools were recently renewed for diocesan-wide AdvancED (now Cognia) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accreditation. Additionally, the diocesan school network was recently named to the AP District Honor Roll by the College Board organization, one of only 447 districts in the United States and Canada to earn this prestigious credential. A powerful theme throughout the schools was a Catholic identity that is mission focused.


The Diocese of Charleston now seeks to secure a proven Catholic school administrative leader to fill the position of Assistant Superintendent of Accreditation and Strategic Planning. The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for the oversight of accreditation and strategic planning for the Diocese and supporting each school with the creation and implementation of local strategic plans. As an effective and dynamic communicator, he/she will ensure that the mission and strategic focus of every school is well-defined and effectively blends with the mission and vision of the Bishop. She/he will work closely with a broad range of constituents, including diocesan religious and administrative leaders, regional advisory boards, principals, teachers, pastors, families, and key donors to set a strategic direction for the future and to build support for new initiatives focused on innovation and continuous improvement within every diocesan school community.


The Assistant Superintendent is also responsible for the implementation of PK-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development to maintain systemic consistency of curriculum and instruction. The Assistant Superintendent will create professional opportunities for leadership development to enhance the growth of administrators in the areas of academics and Catholic identity. In addition, he/she will coordinate Diocesan new teacher induction and mentoring programs.


The Assistant Superintendent of Accreditation and Strategic Planning will be a practicing Catholic who embraces Catholic education, understanding the philosophy, practices, and traditions embodied by the faith. Candidates should be agents for change with strategic vision and demonstrated experience leading and transforming organizations. A Master’s Degree in Education is required. A Doctorate degree is preferred.

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