Principal: St. Mary Nativity Catholic School Joliet, Illinois Position available: July 1, 2019
St. Mary Nativity Catholic School, ideally located in Joliet, Illinois; offers world-class educational experiences that are firmly rooted in traditional Catholic doctrine to students in preschool through grade eight. This premier Diocese of Joliet elementary school educates the spirit, mind, and heart of each of its students.
St. Mary Nativity School has provided excellence in Catholic education for area students for over 114 years. This special faith community empowers its students to become lifelong learners and prepares them to become virtuous leaders and productive members of society.
St. Mary Nativity Catholic School Mission
The mission of St. Mary Nativity School is to provide a safe and dynamic Catholic environment in which faith is nourished, knowledge grows and mutual respect is evident. We partner with parents and the parish community to create an inclusive, diverse, and flexible atmosphere for learning that forms global, responsible, and lifelong learners.
To accomplish this mission, challenging academic courses are aligned with state and national standards as well as with Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Curriculum Standards. Religion and technology are integrated throughout all content areas, and a variety of before and after-school programs are structured to meet the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of each child. Students are actively engaged in learning and in living their faith through an integrated Catholic faith-based curriculum that is comprehensive and rigorous. The talents and abilities of individual children are nurtured through a differentiated academic program that provides both enrichment opportunities and academic support. St. Mary Nativity Catholic School is fully accredited by AdvancEd, the state of Illinois, and the Diocese of Joliet.
In addition to serving as an exemplary educational institution, St. Mary Nativity Catholic School is central to a vibrant faith community. St. Mary Nativity School is a vital ministry of St. Mary Nativity Parish. The Principal and staff of the school work together with the Pastor and other parish leaders to meet the goals of school and parish life. This team works collaboratively to inspire students, parents, and staff to live as Jesus taught by integrating Catholic values not only within the academic setting, but also throughout the parish and the wider community. The school's vibrant Catholic Culture is designed to ensure that every graduate of St. Mary Nativity Catholic School is formed in faith, educated in excellence, and sent to serve.
Applications are currently being accepted for a faith-filled, dynamic, and passionate educator to serve as principal of St. Mary Nativity Catholic School beginning in July, 2019. The successful candidate must be a devout and practicing Catholic who upholds the teachings of the faith and who exemplifies an unwavering commitment to Catholic education that is firmly rooted in Gospel values.
The principal must be an outstanding educational leader with demonstrated expertise in pedagogy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within a pre-kindergarten through grade eight learning environment. In addition, the candidate must possess an advanced degree in educational leadership; hold a current Illinois Professional EducatorLicense with either a General Administrative or Principal Endorsement; and have to his or her credit at least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school.
Most importantly, the candidate is expected to adhere to all principles and tenets of the Catholic faith, to maintain a lifestyle th is in full accord with Church teachings, and to promote the best interests of the Roman Catholic Church at all times. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for the submission of complete electronic applications is June 14, 2019.
To apply for this position
Complete an electronic Frontline Applicant Tracking application and upload the required documents listed below at the following link:
Upload the following required documents into your online application:
A copy of your Protecting God’s Children Certificate of Completion.
A signed and dated Diocese of Joliet Acknowledgment Form.
A current resume.
Copies of transcripts that document undergraduate and graduate degrees earned as well as post-graduate studies completed. (It is not necessary to submit official transcripts. At this point in time, copies will suffice. If you are hired, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.)
If your administrative certificate or license is from a state other than Illinois, upload a copy of this credential into your application.
Three professional letters of reference from individuals who know you well and who can attest to your leadership skills in the domains of Mission and Catholic Identity / Catholic Culture, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and Operational Vitality.
A clergy reference from a priest who knows you well and who can attest to your level of spirituality, your practice of the Catholic faith, and your adherence to Church teachings.
In addition to completing the online application through the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office Frontline Applicant Tracking System, please Email a resume and letter of interest to Karen Udell at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Preliminary Principal Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received and reviewed.
Additional Salary Information: Annual salary is dependent upon academic preparation (degrees earned) and experience as a Catholic elementary school leader.
About the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
The Diocese of Joliet integrated system of Catholic Schools includes 46 elementary schools, 7 high schools, 4 affiliated elementary schools, and three Pre-schools. These facilities are located in five of the seven northern Illinois counties served by the Diocese of Joliet. Principal positions are currently available at the following elementary schools:
Notre Dame Catholic School (Clarendon Hills)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School (Darien)
St. Mary Nativity Catholic School (Joliet)
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School (Joliet)
Potential candidates are encouraged to apply online at the Diocese of Joliet Frontline Applicant Tracking System by accessing the link below. https://www.applitrack.com/dioceseofjoliet/onlineapp/
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