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St. Joseph’s Academy, in St. Louis, MO, a private independent Catholic college preparatory high school for young women, grades 9 – 12, seeks a Principal beginning July 1, 2015.

Located on a beautiful campus in West St. Louis County, St. Joseph’s Academy was founded in 1840 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The centuries-old charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph is built on “serving the dear neighbor without distinction.” The next Principal will be called to embody this principle and model the school’s Core Values.

St. Joseph’s Academy provides a quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others.  Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.  St. Joseph’s Academy requires the successful candidate to fully support and promote the fulfillment of this mission.

Candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or equivalent
  • 3 years of administrative or leadership experience in a high school environment
  • Thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy and commitment to the educational mission of the Catholic Church 

 In addition, the successful candidate will have: 

  • A collaborative leadership style with effective interpersonal and team-building skills, including and openness to give and receive constructive feedback within the collaborative leadership model
  • Proven experience in instructional leadership, curriculum development, situational management, team motivation, staff coaching and counseling including performance assessment
  • Ability to make fact-based decisions thoughtfully, intelligently and compassionately
  • A commitment to the work and mission of the school exemplified by participation in activities which take place outside the school day
  • Applied knowledge of instructional technology, familiarity with AdvancED accreditation procedures and Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model and current outcomes-based models
  • Ability to manage complex relationships (with students, parents, alumnae, staff, and faculty) with integrity and discretion
  • Ability to effectively represent the school to all constituents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, hands-on experience with social media is a plus
  • A positive, open and generous attitude—willing to help where needed to support the school’s goals and mission

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Interested candidates should apply using either method given below before April 3, 2015.

Submission Process: 

  • All applications must be submitted electronically or by mail.
  •  Please complete all sections of the application. 

1)   If you choose to download the application as a MS Word document, you will then be able to save it to your computer.  Submit electronically with your cover letter and resume to:


2)   You may download the application as a pdf, print it, complete all sections and mail it with your cover letter and resume to: 

St. Joseph’s Academy
Attn:  Eileen Ruma
2307 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63131

If you have any issues or questions concerning the submission process please contact Travis Rogers via email at or phone at 314.394.4840.

Special Events and Parent Programs Specialist

The Special Events and Parent Programs Specialist is responsible for coordinating participation among volunteers to foster programs and activities that support the mission of the Academy. The Specialist’s work includes active fundraising through events and communications which align with the goals of the Institutional Advancement Department. Reports to the Director of Development and is an integral part of the Advancement team. 

Job Responsibilities:
• Operate as the school liaison with Mothers’ Club and Fathers’ Club members to partner and assist with special events and fundraising initiatives throughout the year
• Coordinate and execute the “Evening With The Angels” auction and “Celebration at Sunset” golf tournament – the school’s two largest annual fundraising events
• Cultivate and solicit new and recurring sponsors for large events
• Develop, manage and motivate volunteers to assist with event planning and implementation
• Write and coordinate school community communications, including electronic format and social media.
• Promote a culture of philanthropy through fundraising programs and activities; including with students
• Manage event costs and budget

Other Skills:
• Experience in special events, fundraising, volunteer coordination, or project management required
• Demonstrated strong event planning and organizational skills
• Proven sponsorship gift solicitation record
• Excellent written communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills
• Demonstrated ability to implement programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
• Exhibit flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to achieve independent goals, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to meet Academy goals
• Possess high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
• Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
• Available to work evenings and weekends as needed
• Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, fundraising or related field
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products, Raiser’s Edge or fundraising software
Applicants email a cover letter and resume to Eileen Ruma at by March 11, 2015.

St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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