St. Mary’s Parish is a vibrant Catholic congregation located in Historic Annapolis, Maryland serving over 5,000 families. St. Mary’s Parish includes St. Mary’s parish, St. John Neumann Mission Church, St. Mary’s Elementary and St. Mary’s High School. The parish is seeking to fill the position of President of Schools with a dynamic leader to guide the education of over 1200 students in grades preK-12.
The President serves as the school’s leader and ambassador, with responsibilities focused on institutional advancement, strategy, sustainability, organizational structure, community and spiritual leadership. The President delegates to the Principal daily responsibilities for academic and co-curricular affairs.
The President is appointed by the Pastor of St. Mary’s in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the schools Board of Directors. In keeping with the bylaws of St. Mary’s Schools, the President has a direct reporting relationship to the Pastor of St. Mary’s and the Archdiocese of Baltimore Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and is accountable to the School Board.
Strategic Vision and Leadership
Institutional Advancement and Board Relations
Finance and Operations
An appreciation and passion for the mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary and High School with a deep-rooted commitment to Catholic faith and values. Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience in business, education or nonprofit sector.
Broad knowledge of overall operations of a successful and integrated organization including finance, budget development, board relations, admissions, fundraising, marketing and care and maintenance of physical plant.
Proven experience in revenue generation and the ability and willingness to lead in fund development, including identification, cultivation, stewardship and face-to-face solicitation of donors; capital campaign experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build, unify, foster and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external constituencies including administrators, faculty, Board members, volunteer leaders, students, and donors.
Ability to articulate a Catholic philosophy of education that recognizes the need for appropriate programs to serve a range of students’ needs, interests, and enrichment.
Excellent public speaking skills complemented by a demonstrated ability to interact with diverse personalities and situations with ease and grace.
Superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, St. Mary’s mission, vision, and goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion.
Self-confidence and humility combined with a sense of humor and a collaborative management style.
Master’s degree in organizational leadership, business, education, fundraising, or ministry preferred.
Some travel required; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.
A complete job description will be provided to all candidates that are interviewed.
Internal Number: SMP
About St. Mary's Elementary and High School
Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally. Fostered through robust collaboration among all stakeholders, the mission is accomplished through accountable leadership at all levels, ongoing and coordinated strategic planning, centralized efficiencies, and financial sustainability.