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Director of Catholic Schools

Catholic Diocese of Spokane
525 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99202, USA

The Director collaboratively builds a vision for Catholic education in the Diocese, consistent with the Bishop's vision that “Catholic schools serve diverse populations, believe that education is an integral formation in wisdom and virtue, and cultivate a love for all that is true, good, and beautiful. They are beacons of light in a time of confusion."


Required Qualifications:

· Strong pastoral commitment, active loyalty and close working relationship with the Bishop and Vicars

· Strong working knowledge of Catholic catechesis

· Strong working knowledge of common educational models, interventions, curriculum, and systems

· Hands-on leadership skills in an educational setting

· Ability to effectively communicate and develop relationships with multiple stakeholders

· Professional experience working in a school setting

· Discretion with highly confidential and sensitive information

· Ability to assess school financial stability and sustainability

· Strong administrative skills

· Knowledge of Vatican II and the pastoral, catechetical, evangelical, and Catholic educational thrusts of the Church

· Knowledge of Church governance

· Effective verbal and written communication skills

· Exercise a high degree of integrity and good judgment

· Initiative and ability to work independently

· Exercise discretion under broad administrative direction and in concert with the Bishop's pastoral direction

· Master’s degree in Education

· Five years of supervisory/leadership experience, preferably in Catholic education

· Experience as a principal

· Active, practicing Catholic


Salary & Benefits:

$100,000 - $125,000; offered salary is based on diocesan-wide pay for certain positions, internal equity, market data, applicant’s skills and relevant experience, degrees, and certifications.


· Medical, Dental, & Vision (annual eye exam) Insurance

· Life & AD&D Insurance

· Long Term Disability Insurance

· Sick Leave

· Personal Day

· Leaves of Absence: Medical & Family Leaves, WA Paid Family & Medical Leave, bereavement, jury duty

· Statutory Benefits: Social Security and Workers’ Compensation

· Retirement Plans: Employer-paid retirement plan 401(a), and employee-paid voluntary tax-sheltered annuity plan 403(b)


Spokane is a wonderful place to live and work, including a vibrant downtown, amazing walking trails, five ski resorts within 90 minutes of downtown, dozens of lakes within one hour, the spectacular beauty of Spokane Falls, five universities and two medical schools, over 50 microbreweries and wine tasting rooms, an active theatre, arts, and music district, plus easily commutable outlying areas.

How to Apply

Please email resume and a letter articulating your commitment to Catholic education to Victoria Loveland, HR Director, at or call 509-358-7338 with questions.


Position begins July 1, 2024

Review of applications begins March 1, 2024

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

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

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