St. John Paul II School

Hyannis, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4193394
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : May 23, 2023
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Job Description

St. John Paul II School, located in Hyannis, MA, seeks a Principal with visionary leadership, passion, commitment, and effective educational skills. From Grades Five through Grade twelve, St. John Paul II School’s most important charge is the full human formation of its students, who are created in the image and likeness of God. The school’s program fosters intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social-emotional experiences that help students realize their worth and the central role of God in their creation, lives, and destiny Working in collaboration with the school’s President and the leadership team, the Principal shall be
accountable for the following areas of responsibility for grades 5-8.

Spiritual Leader
The Principal is a believing and practicing Catholic, loyal to the Church, prayerful, a person of hope, faith-filled, and committed to spiritual growth.
Faith Community/Catholic Identity
  • Contribute to the spiritual and sacramental life of the school.
  • Coordinate prayer, worship, and service opportunities.
  • Ensure that the school provides a rich liturgical and devotional life and that all Catholic identity programs are comprehensive and age-appropriate.
  • Coordinate adult faith formation and service opportunities for the spiritual and professional growth of all faculty and staff.
  • Assist faculty and staff with integrating the school’s mission into academic, student, and extra-curricular programs.
  • Ensure that the rationale for discipline is consistent with the school’s mission and Catholic identity.
Instructional Leader
The Principal is an educator committed to Catholic education who remains open to professional growth. He/She can articulate educational values and demonstrates clear leadership qualities. The principal will collaborate with the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) in the following ways:
  • Gather and submit academic data to the CSO for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum against Diocesan standards.
  • Assess how the school is meeting the needs of diverse learners and propose plans to meet these needs.
  • Assess the school’s professional development needs and propose strategies to meet these needs.
  • Oversee and coordinate the instructional supervision and evaluation of teachers utilizing a diocesan-wide instructional observation and coaching protocol.
  • Conduct programmatic and curricular reviews.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate all school professional staff with input from the President.
  • Oversee and support JPII’s SEL programs
Faculty and Staff
  • Coordinate the recruitment of new faculty and staff members. This includes organizing and monitoring all application materials and correspondence and making the final recommendation for hiring to the Catholic Schools Office.
  • Provide recommendations, strategies, and interventions for faculty members requiring assistance with classroom management.
  • Coordinate and preside at faculty meetings.
  • Provide opportunities for building and sustaining faculty morale.
  • Approve all requests for personal and/or vacation days for faculty and staff.
Managerial Leader
The principal is mature, intelligent, organized yet flexible, challenging yet affirming, a critical thinker, and interested in youth and their future. The principal will work in collaboration with the school's leadership team and the Catholic Schools Office in the following ways:
  • Ensure that all school policies, rules, and procedures regarding student life are enforced.
  • Oversee and assure that all volunteers and host families meet all Safe Environment requirements.
  • Coordinate and oversee required evaluations and reporting by outside agencies (NEASC, Diocese of Fall River, NCEA, etc.).
  • Maintain a visible presence during the school day and be present at all major school functions outside of the school day.
  • Oversee the school’s master calendar, making adjustments when necessary.
  • Manage an annual operating budget.
  • Oversee the daily internal operations of the school in accordance with published human resource and personnel policies.
  • Provide clarity for responsibilities, expectations, and accountability to members of the school community, including faculty, staff, and parents
  • Direct family and community engagement efforts.
  • Participate and collaborate in the development and implementation of strategies to support admissions and advancement efforts.
  • Provide professional development to teachers that make them responsive to the needs of the school community.
In Summary:
The Principal, as the educational leader of the school, is responsible for the school’s day-to-day operations in all areas dealing with faculty and staff. In this capacity, the Principal is responsible for
implementing and enforcing all school policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that the school environment fosters educational excellence and student/staff accountability. Inherent in this position are the responsibilities for integrating the school’s Catholic faith and culture in all aspects of school life; developing and maintaining a rigorous academic program consistent with the needs of all students; managing, evaluating, and coordinating academic personnel; providing opportunities for professional development; establishing and coordinating emergency and safety procedures; overseeing facility maintenance; disseminating school news and pertinent information to the school community; and overseeing the recruitment, admission, and retention of qualified students.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Location Description

    St. John Paul II School is a Cape Cod Catholic school that welcomes students and families from diverse faiths and backgrounds who desire a college preparatory, Catholic education. The school’s academic, artistic, athletic, and co-curricular programs cultivate strong relationships and empower students to recognize their gifts, develop their potential, and communicate Christ in word and deed. Emulating their patron St. John Paul II, students pursue truth through faith and reason, preparing them to lead lives of continuous learning, respect, and community leadership. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Catholic School Consortium of Cape Cod does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

    • Required Qualifications:
      • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church
      • Three to five years of successful teaching experience at the middle school level
      • State-approved teaching licensure preferred
      • Possesses a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or a related area or willing to obtain a Master’s Degree in the near future
      All interested candidates should send a current resume and letter of interest to Sharon Sampson at
      The selection process will begin in early April 2023.
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Susan Niden , Interim President
    • 120 High School Road
    • Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

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