St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, a multi-cultural, multi-generational parish of 3800 families, including a dynamic preschool and K-8 school, is seeking a Principal to lead its K-8 school. St. Raphael’s vision is to be a vibrant, growing parish and school community that helps people encounter Jesus and forms them to live as passionate disciples in the world. The parish is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently designated as one of the “Best Cities to Live In” by U.S. News and World Report and Ranked 2nd for “Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com and Bloomberg Businessweek.
As a ministry of St. Raphael, a Jesuit-sponsored parish in the Diocese of Raleigh, our school seeks to form children in faith and reason as men and women for others in the tradition of Catholic education that traces back to St. Ignatius of Loyola. Established in 1994, the SACS-accredited school moved into new facilities in 2002. St. Raphael Catholic School and the accompanying Preschool benefit from a strong sense of cooperation and shared mission with the parish as a whole, within a state where the Catholic population continues to grow.
The school community includes 431 students, 50 dedicated teachers and staff, active and engaged parents, with a Home and School Association and Athletic Booster Club. The Principal leads the school’s mission of creating a vibrant and faith-filled environment that enables students to grow both academically and spiritually as intentional disciples of Jesus.
Demonstrates strong, confident leadership
Fosters an educational environment that insures the ongoing presence of Catholic values and ensures academic excellence
Curriculum and accreditation oversight
Staff supervision and development
Manages financial & administrative paperwork
Develops and implements annual and long range goals and strategies as identified by SACS
Be a practicing Catholic in good standing
Be a disciple of Jesus who makes and teaches other disciples
Have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or closely related field
Have 3 years of successful teaching, preferably in Catholic Schools
Have a minimum of 3 years of successful senior leadership experience, preferably with K-8 experience
Be licensed as a principal by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction or be eligible for a NC principal license.