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President, Central Catholic High School


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President Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School in beautiful Portland, Oregon is seeking a President. Central Catholic is a college preparatory school committed to educating students from diverse backgrounds in a Catholic community, challenging each individual to live as a Christian witness in service to others. Central Catholic offers a wide range of advanced placement and honors classes as well as support services to assist its 900 students to excel academically. Students grow in faith, spirituality, service, and character at Central Catholic. We offer a rich program of co-curricular activities and have a strong base of support from a dedicated staff, loyal alumni and generous donors. At Central Catholic, we want students to “Be Challenged. Be Themselves. Belong.”

For the position of President, Central Catholic High School is seeking someone who is:

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

  • A strong visionary who will articulate the future of the School with a clear commitment to maintaining high academic standards in a supportive, student-centered environment;

  • A dynamic and visible leader who builds relationships, inspires trust, attracts and retains 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 Central 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 mission;

  • Spiritual leadership as a believing and practicing Catholic to sustain, cultivate and grow the School’s Catholic identity;

  • Organizational leadership including close collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Archdiocesan School Superintendent and other key constituents;

  • Supervision of the principal, development director, finance director and admissions director with particular focus on fostering the School’s mission;

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

A complete job description is available by emailing

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred;

  • 5-10 years leadership experience – senior level management, school administrator or similar business experience preferred;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

Application information Email a resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that addresses why the applicant wants to job and why their qualities and experience make them a good fit for Central Catholic High School. Please send to

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