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

Associate Superintendent of Secondary 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 Associate Superintendent of Secondary Schools. This role provides direct leadership and support for the 5 high schools owned and operated by the Diocese of Cleveland and additional guidance and support to the 15 other private, Catholic high schools in the diocese. The Associate Superintendent of Secondary Schools reports to the Superintendent and is a member of the Catholic School Leadership Team, whose purpose is “Transforming Catholic Schools asMissionary Disciples.” This team leads the office in building the future of all Catholic education in the diocese.


Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, the Associate Superintendent of Secondary Schools provides consultative leadership on strategic and operational objectives of the diocesan owned high schools. Responsibilities include:

  • Exhibit collegial, competent, and mission-driven performance while adhering to diocesan and secretariat policies, practices, directives, and performance objectives.
  • Coordinate services of the Office of Education to all Catholic high schools in the diocese, including articulation meetings and support for high school administrators.
  • Work with the diocesan high school presidents and principals to monitor the financial status of schools, capital campaign procedures, carrying out the mission, and progress on development and admission activities.
  • Oversee recruitment and recommend high level administrative candidates for appointment to the Superintendent of Schools. Set performance goals in collaboration with presidents and principals. Perform annual review of the presidents and principals. Ensure that administrators conduct performance reviews with instructional and non-instructional staff. Conduct personnel practices review with administrators to ensure best practices and consistency.
  • Meet and confer regularly with the Superintendent of Schools to review the status of diocesan-owned high schools. Apprise Superintendent of important urgent matters immediately. Meet monthly with the principals and presidents of the diocesan owned high schools.
  • Coordinate annual budget preparation; monitor fiscal and facilities management; superviseprincipals’ activities and initiatives; develop short- and long-term plans for projects for maintaining affordable Catholic high schools.
  • Serve on negotiating team with other appointees for negotiation and dialogue sessions with Cleveland High School and Academy Lay Teachers Association (CHALTA); keep Superintendent fully informed of issues and resolutions.
  • Collaborate with the Secretary of Catechetical Formation to monitor religious education certification, religious curriculum, testing and assessment in diocesan-owned high schools, and for professional development opportunities.
  • Support the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association (OCSAA) validation and improvement process for all Catholic high schools.
  • Respond in a thorough and professional manner and successfully accomplish all other duties assigned by the Superintendent.


    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. Advanced degree in education administration, education leadership, or equivalent.
    3. At least five years of education administration leadership, preferably with previous diocesan experience.
  1. Demonstrated success in leadership and communication best practices to include excellent written and speech communications.
  2. Certification in compliance with the State of Ohio Department of Professional Development and Licensure.
  3. Reliable transportation to travel to the various educational locations throughout the diocese.
  4. Sophisticated discernment in applying discretion and approximate security measures in the handling of sensitive, confidential and critical information.

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 processof all complete submitted materials to identify candidates for interview will begin on April 15, 2019.

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