Job Details
Office of Catholic Schools - , CO
Full Time
4 Year Degree

The school Principal is a disciple on mission to spread the Good News, who meets the requirements to administer the overall education program in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Denver, and disciple others within the educational community of the Catholic school to create an "apostolic-friendly" environment that will encourage creative missionary initiative in the school.

As the leader of the school, the principal plays a critical role in safeguarding and promoting the aim of the school, which is to lead students to encounter and grow as students of Jesus Christ, directing the school's activity, learning, teaching, culture, and formation towards that aim.

The principal is responsible for directing all work of the school to the direction of the Holy Spirit, providing opportunities to students for Catholic growth, and in ministering to students and staff. The principal is responsible for administering the school’s education program, supervising teaching, administrative and support staff, implementing curriculum guidelines and standards, supervise and direct all other programs and services provided at or by the school. The principal is expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the local school, the Archdiocese of Denver, and the Office of Catholic Schools. The principal interacts and relates to students, parents, parish and school communities, board of directors/trustees, and the general public.

  • Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);
  • Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;
  • Possess a master's degree with a minimum of 20 graduate hours iin supervision, curriculum, instruction, or other related fields;
  • Have a minumum of five (5) years teaching or administrative experience in Catholic schools;
  • Holds a current, valid administrator's license/certificate or become certified by the State of Colorado as a principal*;
  • Compliance with Safe Environment requirements.

In addition, the principal is expected to adhere to the minimum requirements for Catechist Certification as set forth by the Archdiocese of Denver.

* Principals in the Archdiocese of Denver who do not hold a current, valid administrator's license/certificate must complete the requirements for a Colorado Administrator's License within three (3) years from the date they first become a principal.

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