January 18, 2014


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. 





  • Interprets and implements Ignatian Pedagogy and the spiritual direction of the school in a manner consistent with a Roman Catholic and Jesuit education
  • Is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures in connection with all facets of the school program
  • Is responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum, school programs, school policy, advisory committees, staff meetings, and conferences
  • Implements the provisions of personnel contracts in the school.



  • Appoints and evaluates the Vice-Principals with the approval of the President
  • Coordinates interviewing prospective employees and makes appropriate recommendations to the President
  • Oversees the instructional supervision and/or evaluation of teachers
  • Works with the Vice Principal, Academics in assigning class loads and extra-curricular activities
  • Provides appropriate professional development programs, identifies staff training needs, and recommends programs and activities
  • Is responsible for regular faculty meetings
  • Works with the individual departments on their needs, evaluations of personnel, and recommendations for hiring and dismissal.


Curriculum and Instruction

  • Assumes overall responsibility and accountability for instructional programs
  • Directs the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum with the assistance of the Vice Principal, Academics.



  • Is available for consultation with parents with regard to their son(s) progress
  • Oversees student behavioral and academic disciplinary procedures in consultation with the Vice Principal, Students. 



  • Coordinates, with the President’s Office, procedures to inform parents about school programs
  • Establishes newsletters, handbooks, and brochures to inform parents and other interested parties about school programs and students’ progress (parents’ night, parent conferences with teachers, newsletters, etc.).


School Budget

  • Consults with Department and Program Chairs for departmental and program budget
  • Reviews budgetary requests and establishes priorities in program needs
  • Submits the instructional school budget to the President
  • Works with the President and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to develop the school budget.



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:

Search Committee

St Paul’s High School

2200 Grant Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3P 0P8

Email: searchcommittee@stpauls.mb.ca


Short Listed candidates will be requested to provide a minimum of three (3) references.

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