Archdiocese of Omaha: Director, Catholic Schools Office; Superintendent of Schools

POSITION SUMMARY          

Under the supervision of the Moderator of the Curia and as a member of the Archbishop’s Cabinet, the Superintendent of Schools assists the Archbishop in fulfilling his role as the chief teacher of the faith in regard to Catholic K-12 schools.  The Superintendent receives direct delegation from the Archbishop to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to that teaching role.  The Superintendent directs all of the activities of the Catholic Schools Office (CSO), which provides leadership and support to all archdiocesan, parish, and religious order-sponsored schools.  This includes the assurance of Catholic identity, exercise of governance (when applicable), the establishment of policies, instructional guidelines, school improvement efforts, certification requirements, accreditation and approval of schools, and health and safety requirements. The Superintendent represents Catholic schools in the public forum.

General Information
Location  3300 North 60th Street
Omaha, NE 68104
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  Catholic Schools Office
Description
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists the Archbishop of Omaha in his role as chief teacher of the Catholic faith in regard to Catholic K-12 schools in the Archdiocese. 

 

Creates and implements a strategic plan based on the “Vision for the Future of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha,” published in July, 2012. 

 

Directs all activities of the CSO and hires and supervises all personnel.

 

Provides leadership, works closely with principals, and supports all archdiocesan, parish, and religious order-sponsored schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

 

Strives to assure the Catholic identity of schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha, and takes necessary steps when such identity is in question. 

 

Serves as a member of the Archbishop’s Cabinet.

 

Exercises governance (when applicable) of selected schools in the Archdiocese. 

 

Oversees the establishment of policies, instructional guidelines, school improvement efforts, certification requirements, accreditation and approval of schools, and health and safety requirements. 

 

Represents Catholic schools in all areas of the public forum. 

 

Oversees and administrators professional faith development activities for employees of schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

 

Manages international student documentations and authorizations, (I-20 documents), for foreign exchange students attending schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha. 

 

Attends meetings and participates in activities of the Nebraska Catholic Conference and the Nebraska Federation of Catholic School Parents. 

 

Signs official / legal school documents required by the NE Department of Education. 

 

Approves yearly calendars of schools. 

 

Performs other duties as designated by the Archbishop and/or the Moderator of the Curia.

Requirements

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED         

Active Roman Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church, with demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and fidelity to her teachings, and a thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy and the teaching mission of the Church. 

Expertise in instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher supervision, and effective instruction. 

Knowledge and expertise in personnel management/human resources. 

Excellent leadership and managerial skills, capable of overseeing multiple programs simultaneously, and to prioritize prospects and activity. 

Superior oral/written communication abilities and interpersonal and motivational skills. 

Knowledge of marketing, recruitment, and fiscal management. 

Ability to understand and interpret financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles. 

Working knowledge of Microsoft 7 Operating System and Office 2007 computer application software.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED         

Master’s Degree or above in Educational Administration or related field. 

Able to secure certification as a superintendent from the Nebraska Department of Education by July 1, 2017. 

Previous experience as a principal/administrator of a Catholic elementary or secondary school.