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Prince of Peace Catholic School

Do you want to lead an intentionally Catholic, nationally recognized school that proclaims the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of our Faith?

Prince of Peace Catholic Church and School is in search of a principal to uphold and strengthen our spiritual and academic excellence. As the principal apostolate of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, we collaborate with families to offer children a rigorous curriculum that promotes intellectual formation and virtue development, immersed in the teachings of the Catholic faith.  The mission of Prince of Peace is to share the fullness of the Gospel to all we encounter in our lives by equipping disciples to create and strengthen a personal relationship with Christ. By the grace of God we are called to strive for personal holiness, participate fully in the vibrant life of the Church’s Tradition, and transform the world. Prince of Peace Catholic School exists to bring children and their families closer to heaven by involving them in our parish-school community. We are a community of intentional disciples of Christ seeking a covenantal relationship with the parish and school leadership to bring us all closer to our goal of eternal friendship with God.

Established in 2003, Prince of Peace Catholic School enrolls nearly 180 students prekindergarten through eighth grade under the guidance and instruction of 30 faculty and staff members. Located in the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina within the Diocese of Charleston, the encompassing Greenville area offers excellent arts and cultural scenes, beautiful parks, and nationally ranked colleges and universities. Prince of Peace Catholic School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) and uses the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Prince of Peace Catholic School is a Cognisa accredited academic institution, a 2020 Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Honor Roll School and a United States Department of Education 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Reporting directly to the Pastor, the Principal is responsible for establishing and operating all aspects of the school while embracing the school and parish’s core mission and values.

The position will begin 1 July 2023 and includes responsibilities in the following areas:

Culture

Cultivate the traditional spiritual, liturgical, and musical culture of the school
Foster a welcoming, positive environment for faculty, staff, students, and families
Support our school community in the formation of the whole person
Maintain seamless identity and relationship between the parish and school
Encourage and facilitate opportunities for charitable service within the community
Serve as a model of the faith as an active and practicing Catholic
Integrate the school into the life of the parish community
Academics

Uphold academic excellence and achievements
Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements
Advance differentiated education in the school Administration
Lead, engage, and support all faculty and staff with an intentional approach of servant leadership
Attract and retain dynamic Catholic educators
Direct professional growth goals and manage faculty evaluations
Maintain safety and legal requirements of the Diocese of Charleston
Manage the finances of the school in conjunction with the School Finance Committee
Supervise the daily running of the school and provide leadership to all students, faculty, and staff
Communication

Work in tandem with the School Advisory Council
Establish and maintain effective communication with faculty, staff, families, and students
Coordinate and enforce school and Diocesan policies
Actively maintain and grow the enrollment of the school
Champion fundraising efforts and the establishment of an endowment fund
Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
Minimum of 5 years classroom experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent
Successful experience in school administration
Salary and compensation will be commensurate with experience and credentials.
Interested candidates should provide a resume and a written statement of his/her personal philosophy on Catholic education to principal@popcatholicschool.org by 30 December, 2022.

Learn more about Prince of Peace Catholic School at www.popcatholicschool.org

To apply for this job email your details to principal@popcatholicschool.org