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Principal: St. Mary's Catholic School


Boise, Idaho


St. Mary's Catholic School/St. Mary's Parish


St. Mary’s Catholic School
K-8th Grade Principal Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The school principal is responsible for supporting the Diocese of Boise in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment. The Principal performs all administrative duties including school safety, implementation of Catholic Mission and Catholic Identity, leadership of the school, implements rigorous academic program in our K-8th grade setting, ensures operational vitality of the school.

REPORTS TO: Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish

CONTRACT DAYS: 210 (two weeks after school ends and two weeks before school resumes)

The responsibilities of a school principal include a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities: Catholic mission, school leadership, academic excellence, supporting fund raising activities and operational vitality of the school. The Principal should be prepared to work outside of normal school operational hours as needed for special events, facility needs, and urgent issues that may arise.

Mission, Vision and Catholic Identity
Recognize and support the Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The principal may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
Help build the School’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, School religious, service activities and retreats
Should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
Be a strong spokesperson for the school and for Catholic education in the community

Serve as leadership of our K-8th grade Catholic school
Attend all board meetings
Present at community events and fundraisers
Serve as administrator at designated after school, evening and community events
Provide professional development
Plan staff meetings
Along with pastor and School Advisory Board, implement school long-term planning, accreditation and goal setting
Assist, advise and evaluate certified staff as needed
Supervise and evaluate classified staff

Student Behavioral Growth
Enact the school’s behavioral growth/discipline policies and procedures including handling daily student discipline
Facilitate SEL support
Facilitate behavior meetings
Communicate with parents and teachers in regards to student discipline
Track and manage student behaviors
Track and manage student attendance and grades

Create and manage duty schedules
Monitor school security system
Be available for after hours security concerns
Manage emergency drills, safety protocols, and teacher/student training
Assist with successful fundraising efforts

Management of database / records
Create school schedule
Manage Parent/Guardian use
Provide gradebook support for teachers
Work with online forms
Post report cards and progress reports

Utilize test data to drive instruction and academic improvement
Conduct data management of testing software
Create testing schedules and testing session set-up

Manage facilities & custodial staff
Provide monthly building updates to board
Inventory of furniture and other assets
Overseeing purchased items through school

Manage Inventory of technology
Monitor student usage including management of safety monitoring software
Collaborate with contracted IT staff
Provide teacher & student support with technology

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
Master’s Degree and Certified by the State of Idaho as an Administrator

Required Education and Experience:
• Hold a valid Idaho Administrator certificate, or be eligible for licensure as an administrator in Idaho
• Demonstrate successful experience as a classroom teacher or school counselor/building administrator.
• Have previous school administration experience.

Accepting applications through May 12, 2023 or until position is filled

How to Apply


Submit letter of interest, complete Diocese of Boise application for certified position, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Tammy Emerich, Superintendent of Catholic Schools at

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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