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President, The Consortium of Catholic Academies

Washington, DC
The Consortium of Catholic Academies
Washington, DC

Position Summary
The Consortium of Catholic Academies in the Archdiocese of Washington is comprised of four urban Catholic elementary schools with a combined enrollment of over 800 students. The President is responsible for leading the Consortium’s strategic direction, developing systems to maximize efficiencies across the network, and building awareness and financial support for the schools. The ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic with extensive experience in urban education and a proven ability to lead strategically in a dynamic environment.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with the school principals, pastors, Board of Directors, and the Archdiocese to develop and execute a strategy that achieves the Consortium’s vision and mission
  • Collaborate with the principals to support academic programming customized to the unique needs of each school
  • Support the continued development of best practice systems that support the administrative, financial, operational, and facilities needs of each school, identifying opportunities for cost-savings and efficiencies
  • Create a culture that attracts, retains, and develops a talented staff
  • Ensure the Consortium’s financial health, reporting, and compliance with all IRS and state regulations
  • Ensure a coordinated communications and fundraising strategy among key stakeholders to build greater awareness of and support for the Consortium and the four schools; develop relationships with key funders
  • Serve as the public face for the Consortium at relevant meetings and in interviews with the media
  • Engage regularly with the Board to ensure alignment and effective governance related to critical decisions
  • Embrace and model the fundamental values of the Consortium; apply these values consistently across all decision-making
  • A practicing Catholic
  • A demonstrated passion for Catholic urban education and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of working in inner-city communities
  • Executive leadership experience
  • Experience building trusted relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with others to create and execute a strategic plan
  • Experience managing an organizational budget and strong understanding of key financial metrics
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and comfort serving as the public face of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully fundraise from individuals, foundations, and companies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop a professional staff
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