Administrative Employment Opportunity
Marian Catholic High School
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Marian Catholic High School has initiated a search for its next principal who will assume the position of
academic leader in July of 2014. The school seeks a dynamic, inspirational leader who is a practicing
Catholic and committed to the core values of Dominican education in fulfillment of the Mission of
The new principal will be responsible for the academic, athletic, fine arts, and faith development of a
student body of approximately 1100 coeducational, college‐preparatory students. Students come from a
widespread geographic area of Chicago Suburban Southland and represent a mixture of racial, ethnic,
religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Marian Catholic was founded in 1958 by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield and has been under their
leadership for over fifty years. Partnering with the Dominican Sisters is a committed and professional
staff of over 100 individuals who promote the Dominican Pillars of prayer, study, community, and
preaching as made visible through word and action.
Marian Catholic offers a strong college prep curriculum with 16 advanced placement offerings, an
intense and progressive college admissions program, test preparation opportunities, alumni career
mentoring, and peer tutoring. Students score consistently above the national average and benefit from
the newly adopted one‐to‐one computing initiative.
Based on the Catholic faith and Christian service, Marian Catholic offers yearly retreats for all students,
an active Campus Ministry Department, all‐school liturgical celebrations, and a variety of service
opportunities. The four‐year leadership program prepares students to be leaders both within the school
community and beyond.
School life is vibrant and alive with a full program of athletic competition that claims a recent State
Championship in Women’s Basketball and Men’s Baseball. The Speech Team has won State Titles and
the nationally recognized Marian Catholic Band has just captured its 34th straight Illinois State title in
class and has earned 13 overall State titles.
Marian Catholic is fully accredited through the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation
and School Improvement Department of AdvancED. The quality assurance review was conducted in
March of 2011, at which time the school was granted full five‐year accreditation.
Candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Sister Judine Hilbing,O.P., President of
Marian Catholic High School:
- Cover letter noting interest and qualifications for serving as principal of Marian Catholic High
- Current resume
- Application (Social Security number and references do not need to be submitted unless
applicant is called for an interview)
Sister Judine Hilbing, O.P.
Marian Catholic High School
700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
||January – February, 2014
||February 10, 2014
||March 3, 2014
||July 1, 2014
Link to Employment Application
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PRINCIPAL JOB DESCRIPTION
The Principal administers and coordinates the instructional and student service areas of Marian Catholic
High School. The Principal is directly responsible to the President and serves as a member of the
Executive Committee of Marian Catholic High School as the Vice‐President of Instructional and Student
Services. Selected by the President, the Principal’s appointment must be ratified by the Corporate
Board of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. The Assistant Principals (Operations, Academics, and
Student Activities) report directly to the Principal as the Vice‐President of Instructional and Student
LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND COMMUNICATION
- Supports and lives the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Mission of Marian Catholic High
- Exhibits a professional and moral character.
- Understands and embraces diversity.
- Works collaboratively with other school administrators.
- Provides leadership for the day‐to‐day academic and student services operation of Marian
Catholic High School.
- Implements the policies of Marian Catholic High School to parents, faculty, and students in
accordance with the mission of Marian Catholic High School.
- Convenes, plans and presides over Administrative Council faculty meetings.
- Notifies the President and requests approval if there is a need to appoint additional standing or
ad hoc committees in the areas of instruction and /or student services.
- Maintains lines of communication with students, faculty, parents and administration at all
levels; provides copies of documents of formal communication to the President.
- Maintains an accurate and permanent record for relevant personnel and students.
FACULTY AND STAFF
- Recruits for employment the Assistant Principals, faculty and staff in the instructional and
student service areas of Marian Catholic High School and offers employment with the approval
of the President. Contracts are co‐signed by the President and the Principal.
- Provides opportunities for teachers to participate in school planning and policy development,
i.e., Faculty Council, Curriculum Committee.
- Determines teaching assignments and appropriate moderators for the co‐curricular and extra‐
curricular activities and other scheduled duties.
- Provides for the professional development of faculty members.
- Appoints head of departments (e.g., Department Chairs, Director of Guidance, Dean of Students,
Campus Ministry Team, Athletic Directors, Technology Coordinator, Head Librarian, Prevention
Coordinator) in consultation with the President.
- Supervises instruction, visits classes, reviews teaching evaluations with faculty members. Shares responsibility forfaculty and curriculumdevelopment withDepartment Chairsthrough
classroom visitation, evaluation and research.
- Communicates effectively with faculty and staff.
- Serves on the Admissions Committee.
- Provides adequate resources for student growth and learning.
- Conferences with both students and parents.
- Collaborates with the President and Vice‐President of Institutional Advancement in the area
of student admission and retention.
- Works with the Assistant Principals to assure a high standard of student service.
- Enforces the policies of Marian Catholic High School as delineated in the Student Handbook.
- Communicates with parents on a regular basis and provides opportunities for parental
- Convenes the Discipline Board (after consultation with the President) to provide a hearing
for parents and students prior to mandated withdrawal.
- Represents Marian Catholic to school parent groups at appointment of the President.
- Supervises the preparation of departmental budgets to secure necessary program resources and
submits budgets to the President.
- Provides input to the President in the preparation of the total school budget.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS
- Appoints members of all committees in the instructional and student service areas and serves as
an ex‐officio member of these committees.
- Presents the school calendar, curricular changes, policy handbook changes and other initiatives
to the Executive Council for ratification.
- Represents the school at the appointment of the President on the following, but not limited to:
Archdiocesan High School Principals’ Council, North Central Association, National Catholic
Education Association, and athletic conferences.