SHC is seeking a faith-filled, experienced, innovative, strategic, results-oriented leader who
is passionate about SHC’s mission and continuing a tradition of excellence and innovation in
contemporary urban Catholic education. The President will be a visionary who anticipates and proactively responds to changes in the educational, societal and demographic landscape, inspires change by example, and ensures a secure financial future for the institution. The President is accountable for all aspects of successful school operations including faith life, strategic planning, academics, co-curriculars, finances, institutional advancement, physical asset management, alumni relations, organization development and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders. The President delegates responsibility for key areas to her/his leadership team, which consists of the Principal, Comptroller, Director of Development, Director of School Advancement, Director of Admissions, Director of Enrollment Management, Director of Communications & Marketing, and Director of Human Resources. The President is appointed by and responsible to the co-sponsors through the Governance Board and delegated committees.
• Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Governance Board, Governance Committee, Archdiocesan Leaders, Board of Regents and other key stakeholders.
• Ensure that Catholic values and the charisms of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and the Daughters of Charity are evident and actively promulgated to students, faculty, staff, parents and the greater community.
• Build and sustain an institutional culture characterized by mutual respect, shared responsibility, collaboration, excellence and innovation.
• Partner with the various Boards and Committees to develop and implement short-term and long-range strategic plans that are aligned with SHC’s mission and priorities.
• Lead the development of a comprehensive financial planning, management and reporting system.
• Plan for short-term and long-range capital improvements and development of assets under the management of the school.
• Oversee the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies that position SHC as the secondary school of choice in San Francisco.
• Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic institutional advancement plan that significantly strengthens the long-term financial viability of SHC.
• Ensure that the academic program is rigorous, relevant and continuously improved so that SHC remains competitive, visà-vis peer institutions, and achieves levels of excellence that exceed accreditation standards.
• Represent SHC and its co-sponsors in external affairs related to the school.
QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS
• A bachelor’s or advanced degree (PhD, MBA, MA, MS, Ed.D) with a minimum of 10 years related experience.
• A practicing Roman Catholic with a passion for SHC’s mission and values, whose faith is visible and inspiring in daily life and work.
• Driven by strong personal ethics and the highest integrity.
• A visionary and strategic thinker and planner.
• Proven success in leading and managing a complex institution.
• Ability to work successfully within a complicated governance structure.
• An innovative and resourceful steward of financial and physical assets with strong financial acumen.
• Agent of change who will challenge the status quo and has the managerial courage to make difficult decisions.
• Transparent team leader who supports a positive performance culture and serves as a role model for championing excellence, mutual respect and understanding, shared responsibility, collaboration and innovation.
• Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with financial supporters and strategic partners and to generate new sources of funding and revenue.
• Skilled at building authentic and collaborative relationships with all internal and external community members including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, board, donors and partners.
• Excellent communication skills including oral, written, formal presentations and listening.
• Engaging, optimistic, adaptable and outgoing.
• Accessible and approachable with a genuine openness to new ideas.
• Sensitive, inclusive, generous, forgiving and empathetic.
• Understands the socio-economic diversity of SHC and commitment to the poor, consistent with Lasallian and Vincentian charisms.
Assume responsibilities on July 1, 2014
SALARY/BENEFITS: Competitive salary with full benefits.
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
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