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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (and other duties as assigned): 

Vision, Strategy and Leadership:

  • 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.

Finances and Operations:

  • 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.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate closely with the Department of Catholic Schools team, Chancery departments, pastors, principals, and school/parish locations.
  • Design and facilitate diocesan-wide collaborative opportunities and resources to support ongoing adult, student, and school growth within the pillars of communion, formation, and stewardship.
  • Including, but not limited to, the following stakeholder groups:
    • Principals
    • Vice Principals
    • Pastors
    • Faculties
    • Teacher Leaders
    • Front Office staff
    • Outreach/Admissions directors
  • Including, but not limited to, the following focus areas:
    • Faith formation
    • Core instructional practices
    • Multi-tier systems of support    Standards-based curriculum
    • Culturally responsive, equitable, and inclusive practices
    • Mission-driven, data-informed stewardship practices

 

   REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: 

  • Design, measure, and build collective capacity toward key metrics to strengthen and sustain the ministry.
  • Facilitate the accreditation process for elementary and high schools.
  • Support principals with day-to-day questions and incidents.
  • Supervise and evaluate principals.
  • Conduct in-person and virtual site visits.
  • Analyze and respond to multiple forms of data.
  • Design and facilitate opportunities to foster discernment and formation for future leaders.
  • Facilitate the process for parent concerns to be voiced and brought to resolution.
  • Support schools with all applicable federally funded programs and state requirements.
  • 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.
  • Witness to the faith.
  • Remain current on educational research and publications.
  • Attend diocesan events.
  • Attend educational conferences and workshops.
  • Develop/revise policies, protocols, and procedures that relate to Catholic schools.
  • 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):

  • Principal

QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

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 in a Catholic School.

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

Leadership Skills: Strong ability to provide direction, inspiration, communication, and guidance. Exhibit confidence, commitment, and ambition. Nurture the strengths and talents of employees and build teams committed to achieving common goals.  

Technical Skills: Microsoft office 365, Google Drive, Adobe

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Driver’s license preferred, as this position does require some 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. 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.
  • Proven leadership ability with community, religious, social and professional organizations.
  • 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 a cover letter and resume to jennifer.beltramo@dsj.org and jobs@dsj.org and   In your cover letter, please include why you find yourself being called to this position in Catholic school leadership.

To apply for this job email your details to jennifer.beltramo@dsj.org