January 25, 2019

Full-Time Head of School – The Way of the Shepherd, Blaine

Contact Information

Andy Weisbecker

Hiring Coordinator

Phone: 763-862-9110

Fax: 763-390-2675

Email: Click Here


Enrollment: 101-250

Experience: Required

Minnesota Teacher's License: Preferred

Number of Faculty: 1-25

Work Commitment: Full-Time

Number of Parishioners: 0

Deadline: 03/31/2019

To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly using the contact information provided. Thank you!

Further Instructions:

https://wayoftheshepherd.org/seeking-a-great-leader/, andy_weisbecker@wayoftheshepherd.org

Job Description

The Head of School is entrusted by an independent Board of Directors. The Head of School is the primary advocate for our school, communicating with our families and the larger community and developing donor relationships. He or she will direct day-to-day operations, managing a robust faculty and a growing staff.



Lead academic staff in ongoing improvement of the curriculum and environments.
Drive the academic and archdiocesan accreditation processes.
Facilitate staff meetings, school gatherings, and parent education sessions.
Oversee hiring activities and new employee on-boarding.
Manage staff compensation and benefits in compliance with employment law.
Lead the school’s professional development plan.


Foster effective communication among staff, volunteers, parents, board, the local community, and relevant professional organizations.
Ensure web and marketing materials are current and strategically aligned.
Publish press releases, the annual report, and other key communications.
Set development goals and oversee fundraising activities.
Direct volunteer activities in alignment with school priorities.
Apply for grants that advance the school’s mission.


Create annual budget and track variances throughout the year.
Create enrollment plan and lead recruitment efforts.
Lead outreach for donor development.
Ensure internal controls are in place for financial reports.
Oversee data management and educational technology.
Enforce safety and health policies in accordance with legal requirements.
Ensure proper maintenance of school grounds and facilities.
Attend monthly board meetings and inform the group on progress to goals.
Assist the Board of Directors with the evolution of the school’s strategic plan.

Job Qualifications


Promote the mission and Catholic identity of The Way of the Shepherd.
Live the moral and religious teachings of the Catholic Church.
Hold Minnesota administrative licensure or a masters degree in education.
3+ years of experience in school or business administration including budget and people management.
Montessori certification or a thorough knowledge of the Montessori philosophy.
Certification or willingness to complete Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training.
Demonstrate a collaborate leadership style with excellent spoken, written, and interpersonal skills.


Montessori certification or a thorough knowledge of the Montessori philosophy.
Certification or willingness to complete Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training.
Master’s Degree in education, business, or equivalent.

Institution Description

The Way of the Shepherd was the first Catholic Montessori school in the Twin Cities and has become a model for other Catholic Montessori’s. Since 1998, our unique learning environment has combined strong faith formation with an authentic Montessori education. The Way of the Shepherd serves over 100 students, ages preschool through 8th grade. We are a vibrant, growing community forming faith-filled children who succeed in and positively impact the world around them. We are looking for an outstanding leader to help guide the next chapter in our growth.

WOS has increased enrollment by over 50% since 2014
WOS turns away 0 families due to financial constraints
In 2017 WOS expanded, adding 3 new classrooms, programs and staff
Beginning in 2018 WOS, operates a full Adolescent Program for grades 7-8

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