The next Headmaster at St. John Bosco Schools / Chesterton Academy of Rochester must be willing and able to serve as: A Model for the Catholic Faith * Possess a deep faith in Jesus Christ, demonstrated through a devotion to His Eucharistic presence and an obedience to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church * Provide the school community regular occasions for Holy Mass, Confession, traditional prayers/devotions and engage parents in matters of faith * Exhibit virtuous behavior - especially patience, gentleness and humility - through interactions with faculty/staff, students and parents A Model for the Teachers * Inspire with principles of Catholic Liberal Education, particularly a Catholic anthropology * Monitor teachers’ performance through observation of classroom, gradebook and lesson plans and when necessary, provide guidance and reassurance to areas in need of improvement * Be a unifying presence to everyone in the school by offering support, guidance and a moderating influence so that each individual has the opportunity to excel academically, spiritually and socially A Model for the Mission * To Teachers: consistently educate and guide with the vision of the school * To Parents: support in their God-given role of forming each child * To Students: teach each child that he is made in the image and likeness of God and his purpose in this life is to know, love and serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next * To the Board: apprise the need to provide this unique type of education to other families * To the Community: share the tenets of the classical Catholic Liberal Education with prospective families and supporters Specific job responsibilities of the Headmaster include: Head Teacher * Direct, manage, deepen, and unify the faculty in their execution of the school’s curriculum * Nurture students in their pursuit of excellence * Model professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions Chief Executive Officer * Manage/delegate day-to-day operational issues of the school * Select, orient, support, evaluate, and retain school personnel * Handle parent-student issues that arise in the normal rhythm of school life * Provide effective communication to the staff and parents School Visionary * Communicate the mission of the school with current and prospective parents * Implement the school’s mission on a daily basis, enriching student life and the school’s culture within the community * Represent the school in the local community, building ties with business representatives to raise the profile of the school Board Liaison * Function as chief communicator between the Board and the faculty/staff * Function as chief advisor to the Board regarding matters of philosophy and policy * Work with the Board to ensure that budgetary targets are met

How to Apply/Who to Contact

If you feel called to explore this unique opportunity further, we invite you to write us a letter stating both your interest in applying to serve as our next Headmaster and what skills and attitudes you have that might make you an exceptional candidate. Your materials will be reviewed by the full Search Committee, but please direct your initial email to johnclyle@gmail.com.
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