President, Archbishop Ryan High School
Reference: President, Archbishop Ryan High School
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Sector: Executive Positions
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 16/02/2018
Recruiter: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archbishop Ryan High School
School Administrator Opening
Archbishop Ryan High School
The Archbishop Ryan High School Board of Directors and the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education ("OCE")
seeks a successful, dynamic, innovative, and results-driven leader
for President.Archbishop Ryan High School is a Co-Educational
Catholic High School in Northeast Philadelphia with a 50-year
tradition of providing outstanding educational results.
The President will assume the role at an important time for the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia.Strategic management and operation of
the Secondary Schools is provided by Faith in the Future Foundation
which has planted the seeds for innovation, opportunity, and
leadership. The organization's core purpose is "to equip saints for
life in this world and the next." To that end, the archdiocesan
school system envisions itself as the world's premier teaching
mission of the Church and holds high standards for all members of
The President is appointed in collaboration with the Archbishop
Ryan Board of Directors and the Secretary for Catholic Education.
The President reports to the Secretary for Catholic Education in
matters pertaining to the administration of the school and
Archbishop Ryan Board of Directors per bylaws of Boards of
Specified Jurisdiction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities
High School Presidents, as executive leader for the
Archdiocese's Schools, should expertly display leadership mastery
in the following key dimensions:
Catholic Education: Mission, Spirituality, Tone and
Vision and Leadership: Setting Direction and
Building Relationships and Developing People
Board Development, Fiscal Stewardship and Advancement
Overview responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Alumni Association:The President seeks the
advice and works closely with the Alumni President, Executive
Committee and Board of Specified Jurisdiction.
Board: The President seeks the advice and
counsel of community leaders and parents through a Board of
Catholic Identity: Promotes the essential
characteristics and fundamental values of a Catholic school.
Communication: As the chief spokesperson,
communicates the philosophy and programs of the High School to
various publics, including working with parent groups and
representing the school at civic, religious and other public
Development/Fundraising:Ability to show proven
success with achieving fundraising goals.Must have direct
experience in face-to-face donor solicitation at a high level,
preferably with Capital Campaign experience.
Enrollment and Development Management: The
President collaborates with Faith in the Future, TheOffice of
Catholic Education and key school staff in marketing and
development initiatives to increase enrollment and retention. The
President is responsible for meeting annual enrollment goals as set
in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education.
Financial: Maintains oversight of financial
operations and obligations of the school, working closely with the
Institutional Advancement: Serves as the
school's chief fundraiser and main community contact. The President
directs marketing efforts, recruitment strategies, fundraising
programs, and alumni/alumnae activities in collaboration with the
Office of Catholic Education Advancement Team, the Board of
Archbishop Ryan and key staff.The President is responsible and
works closely with all stakeholders recruiting and retaining
corporate work sponsors to ensure financial sustainability.
Leadership: Hires, manages, provides
leadership and works closely with the Principal, who is charged
with developing the academic and co-curricular program of the
school including areas of: admission, academic affairs, ministry,
student discipline, retention and non-academic programs.
Planning: The President in collaboration with
the Board of Specified Jurisdiction, the school administration, and
the faculty, develops and executes a strategic long-range plan that
is consistent with the mission of the school and the policies of
the Archdiocesan Secondary School System.
Policies and Programs: The President approves
all school policies and programs, provided they are consistent with
archdiocesan policies and stated mission of the school as a
Catholic Community, an academic center, and an archdiocesan
Public Representation: The President
represents the school in the public forum and personally meets with
selected constituencies to improve school-community relations.
Recruitment: With a mindset of growth,
leadership, and innovation, ensures that we are pursuing the best
talent in education as we seek to build outstanding schools.
Retention:Works with the appropriate
leadership to ensure that the school develops and evaluates all
Resources: The President uses all available
resources to provide scholarships and tuition assistance in order
to make the school available to all who desire a Catholic
education, support academic programs and enhancements, improve and
maintain facilities, and provide for a safe, rigorous, relevant,
quality education for all students.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Advanced graduate degree in education or business
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including
proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders,
build creative and mutually beneficial relationships with the
philanthropic, corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.
Exceptional leadership skills and positive experiences leading
Proven fundraising and/or revenue generating success.
Significant visionary leadership and management experience,
with demonstrated success in addressing immediate organizational
needs but driving toward longer-term goals with buy-in from
Strategic planning experience and execution capabilities.
Strategic enrollment management skills.
Strong budget skills.
Must be a practicing Catholic as verified by the pastor of the
parish in which the applicant is registered.
The salary for the President is competitive and commensurate
Those interested in the position should send their cover
letter and resume to Charles Hughes at