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Principal - St. Mary's Catholic School - Moscow, Idaho

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Moscow, ID, USA

The Principal assumes the pivotal role of both educational leader and administrative steward and leads the institution with a steadfast commitment to its Catholic faith-based mission. The Principal fosters a vibrant Catholic school culture and operational vitality and is responsible for supporting the Diocese of Boise in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment.


● Grow enrollment with improvements to marketing, admissions and community relations

● Improve the school’s financial sustainability through philanthropy-based development and strategic financial planning and management

● Communicate with and support faculty and staff with encouragement, professional support, formal accountability, mentorship and clear direction

● Create operational vitality in all areas of school administration

● Lead strategic planning process and the development of a new plan


● Mission, Vision and Catholic Identity

○ Implement the Catholic mission and vision of the school

○ Build the school’s faith community through support of and participation in religious and service activities

○ Be strong spokesperson for the school and for Catholic education

● Leadership

○ Represent the school at various events and serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the school, its values, its mission, and the programs offered to further the mission

○ Manage and lead all staff and personnel including faculty and administration meetings

○ Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty and provide on-going professional development and faith formation

○ Collaborate with the School Board to advance long range planning

○ Encourage and support the professional development and evaluation of the faculty, administrators, and staff

○ Foster a thriving school culture of virtue, excellence, faith, and service

○ Lead strategic planning in collaboration with the School Board

○ The principal may work outside of normal school operational hours as needed for special events, facility needs, and urgent issues that may arise.

● Operations and Advancement

○ Oversee and direct the financial resources of the school in coordination with the Superintendent, School Board and Business Manager

○ Create a culture of operational vitality and excellence and ensure the school is properly staffed

○ Direct and manage operational and advancement personnel

○ Develop the school budget and long range financial plans in collaboration with Business Manager and School Board

○ Work with staff and School Board to build an effective philanthropy-based development operation including a successful Annual Fund

● Academics and Student Growth

○ Oversee implementation of curriculum, pedagogy and teacher performance

○ Review and evaluate academic programs, ensuring compliance with educational standards, accreditation processes, while also monitoring trends in education and facilitating change where needed

○ Ensure proper processes, policies and responsibilities are implemented for managing student discipline, attendance, grades, and all school/academic operations

Desired Qualifications

● A faith-filled practicing Catholic who will embrace and promote the Catholic identity of the school

● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

● Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred but not required

● The school administrator of a Catholic school will possess State Administrative Certification or, consistent with rules governing Idaho charter school administrators, have equivalent, documented leadership experience (33-5206).

● Someone willing to innovate and challenge the conventional education models

● A relational, collaborative servant-leader

● Adept at building and growing an organization/institution

● Proven skill in developing and motivating high-quality faculty and staff.

● Experience with all areas of school leadership including development, enrollment management, school finances, program development, and faculty and staff support.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, Diocese of Boise application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Tammy Emerich, Superintendent of Catholic Schools at

Submission Link

Associated Document

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

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

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