This is a late starting search with the goal of making an appointment for July 2018. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible but no later than January 15. A complete position profile will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Required application materials include: cover letter, current resume with all appropriate dates, a brief statement of educational or leadership philosophy, and a list of five (5) references with contact information. References will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established and not without the permission of the candidate.
Notre Dame de Sion School was founded in Kansas City in 1912 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion and is part of a global network of nineteen outstanding Sion schools. The only U.S.- based school in the Sion consortium, the students participate in global exchange programs with other Sion schools in Brazil, Australia, France, the U.K. and Costa Rica. The school is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and consists of two separate divisions located at two different campuses: a coeducation PK-8 school with 250 students, and an all-girls high school with annual enrollments around 400. The principals at each campus report directly to the Head of Schools, who functions as the chief executive officer of the combined entity.
The Desired Candidate Profile
This is a superb opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader and proven institution builder with passion for mission and a desire to run a high performing, independent Catholic school. To qualify, you will need to be a practicing Catholic with a demonstrated leadership portfolio. Candidates from other Catholic or independent schools are encouraged to apply, as are visionary leaders from higher education or other mission-critical career platforms. Leadership and character are highly valued qualities. The trustees are also welcoming of female or male candidates who meet these core requirements and are prepared to embrace the school’s distinct Sion values, traditions, and culture.
All referrals and inquiries will be confidential and will be acknowledged immediately and with genuine appreciation.