Archdiocese of Washington (DC & MD)

Archdiocese of Washington

Hyattsville , Maryland ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2899838
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Posted : March 7, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 31, 2018

Job Description

Little Flower School in Bethesda, MD, a two time National Blue Ribbon School, is seeking a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year. The successful candidate will serve as both our instructional and spiritual leader and will be committed to our mission. The mission of Little Flower School is to share in the educational ministry of the Catholic Church. We strive to help each student achieve academic excellence and reach his or her spiritual and social potential by “Creating A Caring Community through Respect and Responsibility”.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Welcome TO Archdiocese of Washington (DC & MD)!

    Today, over 27,000 children attend 96 Catholic schools in the archdiocese. Our schools serve as communities of faith and service, fully developing each student as a child of God through the four pillars of Catholic schools:

    Catholic Identity
    Catholic identity is intrinsic to our schools and the reason for their success. Our mission is to educate all students in a Christian environment, welcoming children of all faiths. We promote the value of the individual while encouraging mutual respect through our Catholic faith and traditions.

    Academic Excellence
    With a strong educational foundation and rigorous academic programs, our students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing multicultural society in the light of Christ’s teachings. Our schools are fully accredited and all teachers are certified in their specific areas. We are committed to academic excellence as reflected in the high test scores, placement and achievements of our students.

    Our schools are geographically accessible to as many students as possible. Our Catholic schools are strategically located to allow the reasonable hope that most children will be able to get to a Catholic school in a given accessible area. Within our schools, the programs we offer meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Our students are able to learn, immersed in a nurtured and safe environment.

    Careful planning has been undertaken to keep the cost of Catholic education within the reach of families. The tuition assistance program is one of the ways that the Archdiocese of Washington helps many children realize the dream of a Catholic education. Over the past four years, the tuition assistance program has increased from offering $800,000 to over $5 million.

    "Our children today, as they grow up in an ever more complex world, need to be firmly grounded in knowledge of the authentic faith the Church professes so they can be prepared to live a full, happy and holy life in communion with Christ."

    ~Cardinal Donald Wuerl, from his pastoral letter Catholic Education: Looking to the future with confidence Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job Requirements

    • Principals in the Archdiocese of Washington shall be practicing Catholics who uphold the teaching of the faith and are committed to Catholic education that is academically excellent and rooted in Gospel values. Qualified candidates should be a certified catechist or demonstrate continuing progress towards attaining catechist certification in no more than three (3) years after date of hire and hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution in educational administration, curriculum development or an approved related educational field, They also will possess or be eligible for a Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia educational administration certification and have a minimum of five (5) years of instructional experience, preferably in Catholic schools.

      Candidates are required to submit a letter from their current pastor that they are a practicing Catholic and in good standing with the Catholic Church.
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Instructions

    For positions that require teaching the faith

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. All religion teachers shall be practicing Catholics, who must be qualified and certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington and have a deep knowledge of doctrine and live an authentic witness to the faith. Since this position includes teaching the Catholic faith, please indicate if you are a practicing Catholic:
    • 2. Essay Question - Please tell us about yourself and how have your experiences so far have prepared you to be an instructional leader in a PK-8 Catholic school?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. As the job posting reflects, you have applied for a position within the Archdiocese of Washington, the local church that serves DC and parts of Maryland. Why are you interested in serving the church?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Wendy Anderson , Associate Superintendent
    • 5001 Eastern Avenue
    • Hyattsville, Maryland 20782-3447
    • Phone: (301) 853-4588
    • Fax: (877)705- 6594
    • Email: click here

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