OVERVIEW St. Michael High School (SMHS) is looking for a talented and dynamic leader, educator, and role model to take the helm of Headmaster at our Chesterton Network Classical Catholic Academy in Petoskey, Michigan. This is a rare opportunity for one called to leadership in the fastest growing field in Catholic education in the country. The Headmaster serves as the educational and organizational leader and is responsible for implementing the curriculum, managing the teaching staff, and maintaining a strong culture of joy and virtue at the school. He or she is responsible for instructional leadership (teacher growth and development), curriculum oversight, hiring and supervision of personnel, student life, discipline, parent communications, and assists in school fundraising, budgeting, and student enrollment initiatives. The Headmaster will ensure that students are in a learning environment that develops both faith and reason, allows them to discover their God-given talents, and discern their ultimate calling with joy. ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Student Recruitment & Enrollment Admit new students upon review of placement exams, student application materials, and parent meetings Oversee transfer student process (curriculum, regulations, forms, financial) Review placement tests and contact parents with remedial needs Deliver recruitment presentations to prospective parents and students at various events/venues Curriculum & Academic Excellence Oversee adherence to and any changes to the curriculum Collect course materials for each class (syllabus, weekly teaching plan, tests) Review results of student tests and make stipulations regarding course content and delivery as needed Oversee school accreditation process and renewal Instruction Oversee faculty hiring, evaluation, rehires, and terminations Conduct classroom observations for faculty members as part of evaluation process Faith Formation Oversee all liturgical and worship activities within the schoolhouse Plan and execute student retreats, pilgrimages, mission trips, and other charitable activities Student Life & Discipline Ensure discipline policies are communicated and enforced Oversee athletic program and other extracurricular activities Ensure effectiveness of House System and faculty mentor programs Oversee academic and behavioral eligibility for extra-curricular activities Parent Communications Send weekly Headmaster Missive to parents Meet with parents regarding student discipline and academic issues Guidance Coordinate standardized testing, college applications, and transcript preparation Communicate with colleges, universities, and other post-high school programs Promote various vocational opportunities Other School Operations Oversee selection and evaluation of vendors (software, textbooks, other services) Teaching Responsibilities (as needed) Candidate will teach 1-2 courses, such as Theology, Philosophy, Latin, History, Math, Science, or other disciplines. QUALIFICATIONS Masters degree in a related field in the Chesterton core curriculum Significant teaching experience in a classical school environment Previous experience in secondary school administration Familiarity with the mission of Chesterton Academy and the teachings of the Catholic Church Working knowledge of institutional advancement/fundraising
How to Apply/Who to Contact
APPLICATION PROCESS Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Headmaster Dr. Richard Brake at: [email protected] | [email protected] or call 610-733-4804 with any questions. Compensation negotiable and commensurate with experience and demonstrated excellence. ABOUT ST. MICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL – A CHESTERTON ACADEMY Founded in 2013, the St. Michael mission is to nurture and elevate a new generation of joyful leaders educated in the classical tradition and truth of the Catholic faith. a proud member of the Chesterton Classical School Network and NAPCIS. To learn more about our school please visit our website at: www.stmichaelchesterton.org.