Department of Catholic Schools

Administrative Positions



PRESIDENT - Marist Catholic High School

POSITION TYPE: Practicing Catholic Only

Marist Catholic High School

1900 Kingsley Rd.

Eugene, OR  97401


Marist Catholic High School ("School") is a Portland Archdiocesan Catholic faith-based high school located in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Marist is a Christ-centered welcoming community committed to academic excellence and preparing students to lead and serve others.

Founded in 1968 by the Marist brothers, Marist educated 550+ students in grades 9-12 on a beautiful 30+ acre campus located on the banks of the Willamette River in north Eugene. Our faculty and staff are caring, committed, hard-working and talented. They work in partnership with students and parents to create a nurturing and rigorous academic environment which allows the students to achieve their maximum potential.


In 1994 the Marist brothers left the School/ In 2008 the School was formally incorporated with the Archbishop as the sole shareholder and is under the governance of a 13 member board of directors who currently work with the lay-principal to carry out the mission of the School.


Our Board, staff, and community spent much of last year reviewing our current work and models of successful, thriving Catholic high schools. The Board, with the support of the staff and community has decided to move to a President/Principal model of school leadership. The Archdiocese has approved this move, effective July 1, 2015. The current principal, Jay Conroy, has announced his intent to retire at the end of this school year and thus, Marist will be looking for both a President and a Principal for the 2015-16 school year.


For the position of President, Marist is seeking someone that would ideally have the following qualities:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic who will fully support and advance the School's Catholic identity and mission;

  • A strong visionary who is able to articulate the future of the School with a clear commitment to maintaining high quality staff and faculty, and communicates with and engages all constituents'

  • A proven administrator with experience in education and/or business and/or advancement who will work with the Board of Directors to govern the School and implement its strategic plan;

  • A passionate effective spokesperson for the school in telling the story of Marist Catholic High School with background in fundraising and marketing preferred.



The new president will have the following responsibilities:

  • Vision and strategy to implement short and long-term goals related to the Schools strategic pillars: Catholic Faith, Academic Excellence, Development of Student Leadership and Service, Welcoming Community, and Financial Stewardship;

  • Spiritual leadership as a believing and practicing Catholic, overseeing the School's Director of Campus Ministry and Formation to sustain, cultivate and grow the School's Catholic identity, and the formation of its staff and students;

  • Organizational leadership including close collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Diocesan Superintendent and other key constituents, including local parishes, priests and Catholic schools;

  • Supervision of the School's Principal with particular focus on fostering the School's mission;

  • Supervision of the School's Finance Director, with a commitment to a sound financial operation and stewardship of the School's resources;

  • Leadership in institutional advancement, including development, admissions, public relations and marketing.

Start date: July 1, 2015 (with some preliminary tasks occurring during the school year


Application deadline: October 31, 2014


Application information:

1. Complete application form used for Archdiocesan employment available on the Marist website.

2. Send professional resume with three references

3. Send three letters of recommendation with one being from a priest

4. Send a cover letter, no more than two pages, that addresses why the applicant wants the job and why their qualities and experience make them a good fit for Marist.


Send application materials to:

Dina Boyle
Administrative Assistant
Archdiocese of Portland
Department of Catholic Schools
2838 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214




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