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ROLE PROFILE/JOB DESCRIPTION PRINCIPAL
St Paul’s High School, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba was founded in 1926 by the Society of Jesus and is an independent Jesuit school for young men in Grades 9-12, serving 595 young men from diverse economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
A St Paul's education is based upon Ignatian pedagogy derived from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. Through the commitment and efforts of all members of the learning community – students, parents, staff, alumni, friends and board members – our students develop into competent, conscientious and compassionate men for others who dedicate their lives to leadership through service and cooperation with others in order to praise, reverence, and serve God. Our education forms graduates to become lifelong learners who are open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice.
As a Jesuit Catholic school, St Paul's aims at academic excellence and the growth of the whole person in its work of preparing young men for university and subsequent leadership in the community. In an atmosphere of Ignatian care and concern for each person, the School challenges students with a well-rounded academic program and a wide variety of extra- and co-curricular activities designed to facilitate healthy spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. Following Jesus Christ, the Man for Others, our learning community is committed to love, faith, peace, and justice in the world. St Paul's has an active pastoral program that includes liturgies, retreats, service experiences, Christian Life Communities, and spiritual counseling.
St Paul's is committed to fostering personal responsibility and social justice. To that end, the School strives to ensure that all qualified applicants who are accepted can attend regardless of their ability to pay tuition. This is made possible through the generous contributions of alumni and friends who allow the School to continue to build its bursary program. St Paul's commitment to social justice is also reflected in its practice of welcoming diversity, respecting the religious and cultural backgrounds of all, and its cooperation with the broader Manitoba community through service and charitable outreach programs.
The Principal is responsible for the administration of the school, including policies, regulations and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised and educated in a safe, traditional Catholic and university preparatory environment that meets the approved curriculum and mission of the school. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, spiritual and extra-curricular activities, management and coordination of academic personnel, staff development, emergency and safety procedures, and communication with the Jesuit High School community.
The Principal reports directly to the President. The following positions report directly to the Principal: all Vice-Principals, faculty and the Principal’s assistant.
Curriculum and Instruction
The President will evaluate the Principal each year. The evaluation will be based on the responsibilities listed above. Information for the evaluation will be gathered from the administration, faculty, and staff of St Paul’s.
The Principal will be a dynamic, energetic leader who facilitates learning, growth, and collaboration both inside and outside the classroom. The Principal is a Catholic who should have a genuine commitment to Jesuit education and the ability and willingness to relate well to students and members of the school community and to interact with them regularly.
The Principal must have or be working towards a Master’s Degree in Education and have a proven track record in teaching and/or leadership experience in a Catholic school setting. In addition, the Principal must hold or be eligible to qualify for a Manitoba Teaching Certificate. Manitoba Education Level 1 and 2 Administration Certification would be an asset. The Principal must understand, embrace, and be able to articulate the Jesuit mission and vision. It is important that the Principal create a collaborative, positive, and inclusive environment conducive to open communication. The Principal must be open to new ideas and able to effectively implement policies and programs that further the school’s mission.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a Curriculum vitae/Resume by Thursday, February 6th, 2014 to:
St Paul’s High School
2200 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0P8
Short Listed candidates will be requested to provide a minimum of three (3) references.