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23 Jul 2019

Full-Time School Principal

 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School, seeks a principal. Presentation of Mary School serves students in grades PreK – 8. Catholic education is at the heart of the evangelizing mission of the Church to “Go and make disciples” (Mt 28:19). Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, as a vital part of this evangelizing mission, strive to provide an education that is authentically Catholic: a formation of the whole person in the light of Jesus Christ. Presentation  of Mary School is committed to providing a Catholic Community that fosters the religious and academic development of the individual student in a safe and welcoming learning environment.

However, “The project of the Catholic school is convincing only if carried out by people who are deeply motivated, because they witness to a living encounter with Christ,” (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1997). The role of the Principal is to lead the entire school community in realizing Presentation of Mary School’s mission in conjunction with the mission of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.  Provide educational and Catholic leadership for Presentation of Mary School (PreK-8). This includes the supervision of the staff and teachers and curriculum development necessary to promote the academic and religious development of each student. Other requirements include: a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church; a deep commitment to Catholic schools in the mission of the Church; a master’s degree in Educational Administration or equivalent; and a minimum of five years teaching or administrative experience in Catholic schools preferred.

Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner which is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals, or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. It is required that this employee be an active, participating Roman Catholic.

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, Master’s Degree and or E.D.’s. Licensure or equivalency (or working towards licensure) preferred. Current State of Minnesota Teaching License preferred. Active practicing Catholic. Work and lead effectively with others. Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on reflection and data. Demonstrated ability to work without supervision. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teachers, students and parents. Demonstrated ability to take direction from the Canonical Administrator and effectively implement new programs, processes, and procedures as directed. Pass Archdiocesan background check and complete VIRTUS training.

Organizational Name: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School

Organizational City: Maplewood

Position Contact Name: Sue Reinart

Position Contact Title: Parish Business Administrator

Position Contact Email:

Position Contact Phone: 651-777-8116

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Benefits: Included

Experience: Preferred

Setting: Urban

School Enrollment: 101-250

Minnesota Teacher's License: Preferred

Number of Classrooms: 11-25

Number of Faculty: 1-25

How to Apply

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sue Reinart, Presentation of Mary Parish Business Administrator at The position will remain open until filled. All inquiries and applications will remain confidential. Anticipated start date of August 15, 2019. A complete job description is available upon request.

Job Categories: Principal / President. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 55109. Salaries: Commensurate with Experience.

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