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Josephinum is a college-preparatory high school and a proud member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Our mission is to empower young women to become confident, faith-filled leaders. We offer a world-class curriculum, designed to prepare students to be successful at college and in life.

In January 2016, Josephinum was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and the Class of 2018 was the first cohort to be fully immersed in the IB curriculum. In the years to follow, all Josephinum students will have the opportunity to pursue the prestigious IB Diploma.

The IB program, combined with Josephinum’s diverse community and international relationships through the Sacred Heart Network, provides our students with a unique and powerful opportunity to develop a global perspective and hone the skills that are demanded by our rapidly changing world.

As a Sacred Heart School, Josephinum measures its success one student at a time, and we seek to provide an education that meets the needs of the whole child. Our small class sizes and exceptional faculty focus on understanding the unique educational needs of each student, helping her to discover her unique gifts and fostering a passion for excellence in education, service, and faith.


PRINCIPAL

The Mission of The Principal at Josephinum Academy

The Principal works in partnership with and at the direction of the President to ensure that the President and Board can make the business model of the school function effectively. To lead and fulfill the mission of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart by bringing to life the transformational journey of the students, illustrate that the promise of the Jo experience is delivered from the perspectives of the student, the parents, faculty, and the board. The Principal will engender and deliver to the President timely information and suggestions concerning the students, staff and faculty so that the Jo can fulfill the mission of the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

The Principal has a critical role in the leadership of the school to facilitate success for students-- academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The Principal will be expected to run effectively the day-to-day operations as well as to assist the President, Board, Faculty and Staff in defining and implementing goals and objectives.

The Principal is directly accountable to the President, is a member of the Core Administration Team, and works to implement the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education. His/her major responsibility is providing Academic leadership for Josephinum. He/she has responsibility for:

  • Leadership
  • Faculty Development
  • Student Development
  • Enrollment
  • Community/donor relationships
  • Advocacy/ Jo spokesperson
  • Administration

Leadership:

  • Implementing the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education
  • Providing leadership that promotes an environment conducive to spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth
  • Serve as a leader and responsible administrator to oversee faculty, staff, and academic operations

Administration:

  • Serves as a Core Administration member (led by the President, including the Director of Strategic Planning and Programs, Director of Finance and Operations, Development Officer and Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing)
  • Design and build staffing plan to support student and faculty development. Work with President and Core team to create plan and appropriate strategy and budget. Current direct reports: Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services
  • Serving as administrative liaison to appropriate committees of the Board of Directors
  • Establish academic calendar
  • Keeping track of sick, personal, and vacation days (where applicable) of direct reports
  • Identifying and completing all required compliance reports
  • Work with President and Director of Finance and Operations to recommend and manage school budgets
  • Assure the effective daily operations of the Academy- identify and establish processes, protocol, security plans

Student and Faculty Development:

  • Leading and creating an effective Student Services program which ensures support to succeed with the curriculum, establishes career planning and college readiness.
  • Reviewing and updating the School Emergency Plan
  • Responsible for working on enrollment management plan
  • Responsible for working with Development and Marketing team to establish relationships
  • Managing Title funding programs
  • Encourage and oversee the professional development of faculty- incorporate a professional development and evaluation program

Enrollment and Retention:

Maintaining and further building the standing of Josephinum among other schools in the area, and in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools

  • Make decisions regarding admission and dismissal of students
  • Handle all disciplinary issues that may arise
  • Maintain student files pertaining to behavioral performance
  • Make decisions regarding the hiring and dismissal of academic personnel
  • Create a manageable budget for the academic operations of the Academy
  • Assure good parent programming and communications through program plan and implementation. Training for staff and faculty as appropriate

Constituent relationships:

  • Identify and attend school/community events to further relations with external constituents (Archdiocese, Sacred Heart Network, Professional organizations)
  • Coordinate family resources and programs
  • Provide leadership for the Parent Advisory Organization
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Academy
  • Work with Communications and Marketing team for content and promotional efforts
  • Work closely with Development area to secure and steward gifts to the Academy

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, student body, board, alumni and community.
  • Experience with and knowledge of International Baccalaureate Diploma program
  • Strong managerial and team building skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve Academy priorities.
  • Have an excellent sense of humor, and can embrace and manage change, ambiguity and vagueness as we create the future of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart.
  • Excellent management skills, attention to detail, and collaboration with senior leaders and key constituents throughout the community.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience exercising judgment and goal accomplishment.
  • Proven expertise in planning and executing programs for high school students
  • Comfortable or willingness to serve as a spokesperson for Josephinum.

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROGRAMS

The Mission of the Director of Strategic Planning and Programs

The Director of Strategic Planning and Programs has an integral role in facilitating success for Josephinum students academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually through the establishment of a sound and aspirational strategic plan. The Director will work closely with the President and the Board of the Directors to ensure that the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools are embedded within program development and strategic planning for Josephinum. Frequent, clear, and consistent communication with all members of the school community will be of paramount importance to facilitate and implement the strategic plan and enhance academic programs. The Director will serve on the school’s leadership team and will work collaboratively with all school staff, board, faculty, and community program partners.

The Director will serve as a key resource and instructional coach across Josephinum to facilitate strategic planning, increase understanding of and identification of program, curriculum and extracurricular priorities. The Director will manage the process of establishing Josephinum’s strategic plan in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Reporting directly to the President, will play a lead role in managing the delivery of a strategic plan to the board of directors.

Responsibilties will include supporting the management of program priorities; serving as academic coach to support faculty and staff in actualizing the plan for Josephinum, and working with staff and partners to implement the plan.

Strategy Management

Work collaboratively with the President, the Board, staff and faculty to provide leadership and direction on the Academy’s aspirations and strategic priorities.

  • Develop timelines, metrics, and deliverables which support the vision and plan.
  • Assist in providing leadership and direction for strategic planning and change management initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain a framework and process for strategic decision making.
  • Collaborate with Academy and Board leaders to evaluate and fulfill new strategic opportunities and program goals.
  • Oversee review and refresh of strategic priorities and their translation into actionable and quantitative plans that support faculty, staff, board, and students.
  • Monitor and report on the execution of the strategic plan.
  • Ensure department/functional programs and curriculum align to the mission and strategic plan.
  • Identify and/or fulfill program partners that will support the curriculum needs of Josephinum.
  • In collaboration with the President and Board, mobilize and manage teams of individuals charged with executing strategic planning and programs.
  • Collaborate with the Principal to identify school operational, academic and services needs for the Jo. This effort may include the integration of internship program, instructional coaching, health and wellness, IB coordination and student services.
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management to communicate the Academy’s aspirations and strategy internally and externally to constituents, donors and partners.
  • Establish funding model with Development Officer and associated budget with Director of Finance and Operations
  • Oversees special programs and committees both internally and externally for the President in support of institutional priorities. Ensures the accurate, proper, and timely flow of information to the President, Board and Team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, student body, board, alumni and community.
  • Experience with and knowledge of International Baccalaureate Diploma program
  • Strong managerial and team building skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve Academy priorities.
  • Have an excellent sense of humor, and can embrace and manage change, ambiguity and vagueness as we create the future of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart.
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and collaboration with senior leaders and key constituents throughout the community.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience exercising judgment, project planning and goal accomplishment.
  • Proven expertise in planning and executing curriculum for high school students

TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume and two current letters of recommendation to jobs@josephinum.org

Josephinum Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, legal status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.




FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Patti Tuomey
President
(773) 292-3964 x223
patti.tuomey@josephinum.org


Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

1501 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 276-1261
(773) 292-3963
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