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Director, Campus Ministry
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as Director of Campus Ministry. The Director reports to the President of the University.

We are seeking a visionary and creative leader who can advance the University's mission of educating the whole person through ongoing faith formation and community building. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in doing so in previous roles, and would possess significant pastoral experience and academic training.

As head of campus ministry, the ideal candidate will foster the religious, spiritual and liturgical needs of the entire SCU community, with a primary focus on undergraduate and graduate students. He/she will help enhance a shared appreciation of and alignment with the university's Jesuit Catholic mission and identity.

The candidate will have a demonstrated ability of working across numerous stakeholder groups (at SCU, these would include the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, the Office of Student Life and the Jesuit Community).

The ideal candidate will have significant administrative experience, or possess skills that will enable him or her to learn quickly to operate as an effective administrator/manager. Administrative responsibilities include strategic planning, hiring and retaining staff, and budgeting and financial skills.

The formal job description for this position is available at Applications can be submitted at this website, and will be reviewed beginning on February 21, 2018. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2018.

The chair of the Search Committee is John Kerrigan, Chief Investment Officer for Santa Clara University. Confidential inquiries may be addressed to him at

Provost and Senior Vice President
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University, a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic university located in Spokane, Washington invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost/Senior Vice President. The Provost/Senior Vice President will report to and work closely with the President to provide visionary leadership and a commitment to supporting an excellent educational experience during an exciting era of changing student demographics and technological advances in teaching, learning and scholarship.   

One of the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, Gonzaga University is the oldest Roman Catholic university in the Pacific Northwest, and provides education to more than 7,800 students. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, coeducational institution situated on 150 acres along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West's best comprehensive regional universities. Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study26 master's degrees and doctorate degrees in leadership studies, nursing, educational leadership, and law. As a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic institution, the University places special emphasis on maintaining a student-centered environment that promotes teaching and learning in both curricular and extracurricular settings. Gonzaga University considers its fundamental mission to be the academically rigorous education of students whose actions reflect a faith that promotes justice, the pursuit of truth, a dedication to service and a commitment to advancing the common good.

The Provost/Senior Vice President will provide leadership aimed at developing a truly integrative model of Jesuit education, one that seeks to more powerfully unite the work of faculty and academics with the work of student development. The Provost/Senior Vice President serves as the institution’s chief academic officer and, in collaboration with the academic deans and senior staff, provides strategic direction, resource prioritization and policy formation for the university’s ten major academic divisions and will work closely with, and directly supervise, the Vice President for Student Development.  The successful appointee will, together with the President and Deans, guide faculty, students and academic administrators in actualizing the University’s strategic plan, which, through its goals, seeks to integrate the fabric of a vibrant learning community and strengthen the academic and student experience that distinguishes Gonzaga. This leader will focus on building a strong and effective partnership between academic and student affairs and will foster a university culture that is characterized by transparency, inclusiveness and a shared passion for creating a learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good

Gonzaga University seeks an experienced leader who can advance its Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic mission.  This individual will have ten or more years of relevant and progressive academic management experience and demonstrated success, preferably at a vice president for academic affairs or provostial level, experience with the effective management of a complex unit comprised of both academic leaders and student affairs professionals, and a leadership style characterized by a commitment to transparency and authenticity, the ability to listen carefully and openness to listening to the concerns of all members of the University community. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution and a teaching and scholarly record that would allow appointment to a tenured full professorship are required.  A copy of the complete Leadership Profile is available at

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 1, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae or resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent via e-mail to the Search Committee’s consultants Oliver Tomlin, Jennifer Bauer and Werner Boel at  The consultants can be reached by phone through the office of Angela Bettis at (301) 654-5070.

Gonzaga University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational program, or activities that it operates.

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Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School
Houston, Texas

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston (Cristo Rey Jesuit) is seeking a Principal (Director of Academics). Selected candidate will begin work on July 1, 2018. Priority will be given to resumes received before October 1, 2017.

Cristo Rey Jesuit is an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus serving the Catholic Church's mission of education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The school opened its doors in August 2009 with a freshman class of 81 young men and women. Sponsored by the Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province, Cristo Rey Jesuit offers a rigorous college prep education available to students of limited economic resources in the Houston area. A unique Corporate Work Study Program places students in Houston businesses and non-profits where they learn the expectations of the corporate world and earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education. Cristo Rey Jesuit belongs to the national Cristo Rey Network of schools and the national Jesuit Schools Network.

Our Mission

To inspire and prepare students of limited economic resources to succeed in college and lead their communities as compassionate, committed, and competent men and women for others for the greater glory of God.

Our Vision

Compelled by our Jesuit mission and identity, we are a vibrant community that transforms the world by loving, learning, and excelling in all we do.

Our Learning Community

Cristo Rey Jesuit is a learning community comprised of 550 young men and women in grades 9 through 12 and a faculty and staff of 80 educators. Cristo Rey Jesuit students are talented young men and women who participate actively in their learning endeavors. We are implementing a new Strategic Plan designed to achieve excellence in all areas of the school, particularly in the human and religious qualities of our graduates. This plan, our “Path to Excellence”, defined four Strategic Priorities: Jesuit Identity; Educational Experience and College Success; Community; and Sustainability. The ideal Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate is a man or woman cognizant of God’s presence in his/her life, who strives to be steadfast in faith, open to growth, committed to service and social justice, dedicated to academic excellence, and work-experienced. Every year, 100% of our graduates are accepted into colleges and universities. Cristo Rey Jesuit’s faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who strive to embody the mission and core principles of the school, maintain the superior quality of its programs, invest directly in the lives of students, and engage in programs for their own professional and spiritual development. In 2017, Cristo Rey Jesuit renewed its accreditation by the Cristo Rey Network, the Jesuit Schools Network, and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.

Position Specification: Principal

Reporting to the President of the school, the Principal is the chief academic officer and instructional leader of Cristo Rey Jesuit, responsible for teaching and learning through a well-developed curriculum and the cultivation of our school’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. The Principal provides mission leadership for faculty and students, supports high quality classroom instruction, and assures the orderly functioning of the school. The Principal is responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement that provides students with multiple opportunities to develop and demonstrate proficiency. The Principal is a member of the school’s leadership team, actively collaborating with the Corporate Work Study Program Director, Development Director, Finance Director and Admissions Director. He or she oversees a faculty and staff of over 40 full and part-time employees, including Jesuit Volunteers, and manages program expenses comprising the majority of the school’s operating budget.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Set the direction, coordinate, and evaluate all aspects of academics at Cristo Rey Jesuit in a manner consistent with our identity as a Catholic and Jesuit school
  • Work with teachers to improve instruction, supervising and providing consistent feedback to help them realize human and academic excellence for all students
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a rigorous, college-ready curriculum, within the framework of Ignatian pedagogy, so that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Lead teachers in interpreting and using student achievement data to inform instruction
  • Develop and review campus policies and procedures
  • Recruit, select, and retain faculty, administrators, instructional and extracurricular staff who are best fitted to the Jesuit mission of the school
  • Develop and execute an effective faculty and staff professional development program, ensuring classroom impact
  • Coordinate with the Director of the Corporate Work Study Program the scheduling, student work assignments, discipline and overall progress of the students.
  • Foster strong interpersonal and professional relationships with faculty, staff, leadership team, and other school constituencies
  • Work to ensure that the academic and instruction expenditures operate within budgetary guidelines
  • Report at regular intervals on student academic progress to parents, faculty, related school committees, the Board of Trustees, and other constituents
  • Coordinate and supervise the accreditation processes for the school
  • Represent Cristo Rey Jesuit to the local Archdiocesan Office of Education, Jesuit School Network, Cristo Rey Network, accrediting bodies, as well as other appropriate meetings and activities that relate to the academic and instructional aspects of the school

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to Catholic and Jesuit, faith-based education
  • Proven commitment and capacity to serve and connect on a personal level with low-income, urban, minority students and families
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills to inspire, lead, and work collegially with faculty and staff, challenge students to high levels of achievement, and engage families in their child’s education
  • Strong background in developing and implementing a rigorous, standards-based, college-ready curriculum
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who can create and sustain a student-centered learning environment
  • At least five years of experience supervising and evaluating faculty and staff
  • Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement and effect school improvement
  • Persuasive communication style, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Master’s degree in education required
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Experience managing a school budget is a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • A practicing Catholic who values the Church’s mission of service, education, and social justice
  • Passion and commitment for providing excellent, Catholic and Jesuit education to economically disadvantaged young people
  • Belief in the ability of urban young people to achieve at the same level as their suburban peers
  • A lifelong learner who is diligent about staying current in research on secondary education and strives for continuous improvement
  • Commitment to ongoing formation in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy
  • Innovation, creativity and an ability to manage a variety of activities and situations
  • A leadership style that is firm and goal oriented, yet motivates, guides, and engages others in an enthusiastic way
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with others

Procedure for Candidacy

All interested and qualified applicants with a passion for Cristo Rey Jesuit’s mission are invited to apply. A complete application will include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter: Please write a letter limited to three pages that answers the following questions:
    • What attracts you to Cristo Rey Jesuit’s mission?
    • How would you describe your philosophy of education? How would you put it into practice at Cristo Rey Jesuit?
    • How would you describe your leadership style? What past experiences in educational leadership best align with your perception of the challenges in shaping a school culture that is supportive of low income students and their families?
    • What qualities and dispositions do you look for when hiring teachers and staff? How do you support, evaluate, and train teachers?
    • How would you ensure the Catholic identity of our school? How would you define effective Catholic leadership?
  • References: Please list three professional references with their email address and telephone numbers.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The new principal will begin work on July 1, 2018.

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cristo Rey Jesuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, policies, and practices are made in accordance with applicable federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Cristo Rey Jesuit will not engage or tolerate unlawful discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Arrupe Jesuit High School
Denver, Colorado

Arrupe Jesuit High School is seeking a President to begin in the 2018-2019 school year.

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