Chancery Office

The Diocese of San Jose Department of Catholic Schools is currently seeking an Associate Superintendent for the 2024-25 school year. 

The Diocese of San Jose proudly serves 28 Catholic elementary schools, 6 Catholic high schools, and over 14,000 students within Santa Clara County.  We believe that Catholic schools transform the lives of children and their communities, and we are excited about the opportunity that the future holds.

The Associate Superintendent is a transformational member of the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) leadership team that supports all those who carry out the mission and ministry of Catholic schools. The DCS team is committed to ensuring the future of Catholic education in the Diocese through strengthening three key pillars:

Communion – nurturing a personal relationship with Christ and an encounter with one another; cultivating a strong Catholic culture; calling us together into one community as we leverage strengths, build shared knowledge, and collaboratively seek opportunities to further the mission of Catholic education.

Formation – recognizing that forming our children requires a commitment to the ongoing formation of all those who serve within our ministry; fostering leadership at every level; pursuing intentional, engaging, responsive instruction that ensures that every child is able to thrive.

Stewardship – embracing our responsibility to ensure that vibrant Catholic schools positively impact present and future generations; addressing issues of equity and accessibility; engaging in critical reflection and transparent, responsible use of data to support ongoing growth.


Vision, Strategy and Leadership:

Design and lead diocesan-wide professional development, support programming, and resources

o Including, but not limited to, the following stakeholder groups: Principals, vice principals, pastors, teachers, front office staff, and school directors

o Including, but not limited to, the following focus areas:

Leadership development, curriculum, instruction, and inclusive practices.

Design, measure, and build principal capacity toward key metrics to strengthen and sustain the ministry.

Build the capacity of leaders and teachers through coaching and consultation.

Design and facilitate opportunities to foster discernment and formation of future leaders.

Analyze and use multiple forms of data to inform responsive and dynamic support.

Finances and Operations:

Facilitate the accreditation process for elementary and high schools.

Supervise and evaluate principals.

Support schools with applicable federally funded programs and state requirements.

Develop/revise policies, protocols, and procedures that relate to Catholic schools.

Support principals with day-to-day questions and incidents.

Collaboration and Communication:

Collaborate closely with the Department of Catholic Schools team, Chancery departments, pastors, principals, and school/parish locations.

Conduct in-person and virtual site visits.

Facilitate the process for parent concerns to be voiced and brought to resolution.


Witness to the faith.

Demonstrate respectful, positive, and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, families, community members/partners and staff.

Maintain absolute confidentiality of diocesan, school, and personnel-related matters and information.

Remain current on educational research and publications.

Attend diocesan events.

Attend educational conferences and workshops.

An accomplished leader with at least five (5) years of leadership experience in schools.

The ability to build professional trust, partner with stakeholders, and lead collaboration within and among schools.

A commitment to continuous growth for oneself, others, and the ministry of Catholic education.

Demonstrated experience with designing and leading professional development and building the capacity of others.

Adept at collecting, analyzing, and responding to multiple forms of data.

In-depth knowledge of school administration, curriculum, instruction, assessment, current educational issues, and private school law.

Advanced degree in the field of educational leadership or an equivalent discipline.

THIS POSITION SUPERVISES (Leading, Guiding and Managing Staff): Principals


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education and/or Experience: master’s degree, California Teaching Credential (or the equivalent from another state), and at least 5-7 years successful experience in teaching and administration (Catholic School preferred).

Language Skills: Strong ability to communicate, orally and in writing.

Leadership Skills: Proven leadership ability with community, religious, social and professional organizations.

Technical Skills: Microsoft office 365, Google Drive, Adobe, School Systems

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Driver’s license preferred, as this position does require travel to diocesan sites.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually required to sit for extended periods of time and to use hands in repetitive motion tasks. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. During site visits and professional development, extensive periods of standing occur. The employee must be able to move and lift objects up to 10 lbs.

Other Requirements:

Must be a practicing Catholic and have in-depth knowledge of Church structure, culture, and its mission.

Ability to articulate and communicate the vision, mission, and philosophy of the Diocese of San Jose.

Familiarity with Santa Clara County, and the roles and responsibilities of parishes and dioceses in the U.S.

An eagerness to collaborate with colleagues.

Ability to build professional trust, partner with stakeholders, and lead collaboration within and among diocesan offices.

Exceptional communication skills.

Adept at collecting, analyzing, and responding to multiple forms of data.

Ability and willingness to operate within a complex, culturally and economically diverse environment, including a multicultural work force.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Salary is based on Elementary School Hourly and Salary Scale Guidelines.

Salary Range: $160,000-$180,000 per year based on education, experience, skills and salary scale. 

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