Boston College High School (BC High) seeks an exceptional educator and academic leader to become its next Principal. This is a unique opportunity to serve at one of the nation’s preeminent and distinguished Catholic secondary schools. The Principal plays a vital role in setting the tone, fulfilling the mission, ensuring the highest levels of professionalism among the faculty, and partnering with the President to achieve the critical goals and objectives of the school. The daily academic and extensive extracurricular operations and the overall quality of the student experience fall under the auspices of the Principal. Like fellow Jesuit schools, BC High follows the President/Principal leadership model, which directs the Principal to report to the President.
Recent leadership changes have brought new energy and a sense of forward momentum to BC High. The desire to build on an outstanding 150+ year academic platform and expand the school’s presence are palpable throughout BC High. A focus on student celebration of visual and performing arts, athletics, robotics, service, and other talents is an increasing priority in this exciting time in the life of BC High. The community seeks a leader who values and encourages school spirit and creates opportunities for lively, purposeful, and fun activities for students and faculty alike. Always striving to enhance all areas of the student experience, the Principal’s current Vice Principal Council enjoys an abiding sense of trust and respect. The next Principal for BC High can anticipate working with this outstanding and collaborative team that includes the Academic Vice Principal, Vice Principal for Curriculum & Professional Development, Vice Principal for Ignatian Mission and Identity, Vice Principal for Student Affairs, and the Vice Principal of the Arrupe Division.
The incoming Principal must have a vibrant and holistic approach to enhancing the BC High mission and experience, and this community believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of its mission. In collaboration with the leadership team, the Principal will join a community that understands and values the diverse world; provides a caring, respectful, culturally responsive and welcoming environment; actively seeks to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds; and continuously strives for growth through professional development and ongoing curriculum review.
THE NEXT PRINCIPAL
In 2017, BC High welcomed Grace Cotter Regan P’12 as President. President Regan is a dynamic and mission-based leader who has an ambitious and strategic vision for the future of the school. BC High now seeks a proven leader to be the next Principal, who will be devoted to its mission and academic excellence while directing an accomplished faculty to embrace new and innovative initiatives. In an effort to respect tradition while managing change, the Principal will partner with the President and senior colleagues to enhance the longstanding reputation the school has earned, deepen the ties to the Boston and international Jesuit community, and steward the school’s unwavering commitment to its mission.
A Principal who is considered a servant leader is a key characteristic sought by students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni of the BC High community; this community also seeks an educator who is energetic, open to ideas, and able to foster a diverse and socially just community. Cultural competence, respect and recognition reflecting the many cultures that form the
BC High family and surrounding community will be an essential part of this position. Further,
BC High is deeply committed to its Ignatian spirituality; care for the entire person—cura personalis,—is central to the formation of students and community members alike. The Principal is expected to exemplify and model this practice daily as an active leader of the school.
Qualified applicants will hold the minimum of a master’s degree, must be practicing Catholic, and have demonstrated exceptional leadership and teaching experience at the high school level.
Interested and qualified candidates may submit electronically a cover letter, current resume and statement of educational leadership philosophy to Search Consultant, Mary Gene Clavin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for accepting applications is December 28, 2018.