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The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Published: March 15, 2019
Cleveland, OH
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The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland was founded on April 23, 1847. Under the Leadership of the Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, it is the twenty-third largest diocese in the United States. The Diocese encompasses the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Wayne and Ashland. There are just under 700,000 Catholics in the Diocese, and Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland is one of the largest diocesan systems of social services in the world. There are 185 parishes, 110 Catholic schools, 1 pastoral center and 1 mission office within the Diocese.

The Office of Education provides expertise, experience, and energy to lead and assist those who carry out the education ministries of the Diocese of Cleveland. In steadfast support of our over 40,000 students and their families, the Office works to ensure that each school has the capacity to deliver strong, positive, irresistibly Catholic education for continued growth in academic excellence and faith formation.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is seeking a passionate, committed applicant for the role of assistant superintendent with a primary focus on elementary and early childhood levels. The assistant superintendent reports to the superintendent and is a member of the Catholic schoolleadership team, whose purpose is “Transforming Catholic Schools as Missionary Disciples.”This team leads the Office in building the future of all Catholic education by focusing on these primary drivers:

  • ●  Leadership Development — ensuring that all Catholic schools are led by faith-filled principals who build and sustain strong cultures of faith formation and academic growth; nurturing the supply of future leaders for Catholic schools.
  • ●  Instructional Practice — instilling best practices and a common language for high quality instruction to sustain environments of high expectations coupled with the personalized supports necessary for all students to meet them; teaching and assessment that is focused on growth, illuminated by data, and supported by job-embedded professional development.
  • ●  Continuous Improvement — pursuing a results orientation committed to monitoring progress and analyzing outcomes in order to remain focused on student growth in faith formation and academic learning; embracing innovation in the operation of schools in order to best deliver on the mission.
  • ●  Call to Community — collaborating across the diocesan system to leverage the strengths of all schools in order to build shared knowledge, propagate excellent practices, and promote a culture of feedback; nourishing partnerships with public- and private-sector individuals and entities to further the mission of Catholic education.Qualifications:
  1. Evidence of a strong commitment to the values, mission, ministry, and evangelization commission of the Catholic Church. Must be a practicing Catholic with demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic Church, Catholic education, and Catholic teachings and traditions.
  2. Experience as an accomplished leader with a history of building the capacity of other educators to achieve student success.
  3. A willingness to collaborate with colleagues and the ability to lead collaboration among educators.
  4. A growth mindset that is oriented toward continuous improvement for oneself, individuals, and organizations.
  5. The organizational ability to manage multiple initiatives and supervise personnel.
  6. Articulate communication skills, including strong verbal and written ability, keenlistening ability, and skill in the practice of dialogue.
  7. Up-to-date knowledge of Church teachings; understanding of structure and workingrelationships of the Catholic Church at the parish, diocesan and national levels.
  8. Working knowledge of school administration, curriculum, instruction and assessment,educational issues and trends, private school law, and Ohio Catholic School Accrediting

    Association Standards.

  9. Advanced degree in the field of educational administration, educational leadership, orequivalent educational discipline with at least five years of leadership experience in

    schools. Previous diocesan-level experience preferred.

  10. Experience in serving early childhood/preschool levels strongly preferred.
  11. Certification/licensure in compliance with State of Ohio Department of ProfessionalDevelopment and Licensure.
  12. Reliable transportation for travel throughout the 8 counties of the Diocese.

For Consideration:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references and completed Diocese of Cleveland Employment Application to In the subject line please enter: “Assistant Superintendent: Candidate Application Materials.” Position will remain open until filled. Formal review process of all complete submitted materials to identify candidates for interview will begin on April 15, 2019.

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