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St. Mary's High School

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Colorado Springs, Colorado


2501 E. Yampa Street

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St. Mary’s High School President Position Announcement

 Open Date:   October 1, 2017                Closing Date: November 30, 2017

Position Start Date:    July 1, 2018

Inspired by FAITH, Empowered by KNOWLEDGE, United by COMMUNITY

 St. Mary’s High School seeks an innovative leader with a genuine commitment to Catholic education, experienced in educational administration, development, and relationship building who will embrace the mission and vision of the school and take it to the next level to ensure financial sustainability and enrollment growth for the next 130 years.  As the only Catholic high school in southern Colorado serving students from Castle Rock to Pueblo and Woodland Park to Falcon, St. Mary’s High School, recently named as the Best High School in Colorado Springs, continues to attract the brightest students in the surrounding community.  See ‘About SMHS’ at

Operating under the President/Principal Leadership Model, the President functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the school, appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors. Supported by the Principal, who reports to the President and focuses on day-to-day academic operations, the President serves as the overall leader and visionary for the school, ensuring sound fiscal management and maintaining accountability for results.

Collaborative and inspirational leaders with a demonstrated capacity for organizational leadership, sound fiscal management, and administration who are committed to Catholic education are encouraged to apply. This is an outstanding opportunity for a passionate, visionary leader who can build effective teams, ensure accountability, drive results, and generate enthusiastic engagement of community stakeholders.

What a career at St. Mary’s High School can offer you…

  • As a member of the St. Mary’s High School community, you will enjoy top down support for modeling integrity and trust.
  • We pride ourselves in providing a college preparatory program designed to prepare students for life after high school.
  • We value people and demonstrate it through a supportive work environment, small class sizes, seasoned faculty and staff who care about their students and the opportunity to make an impact.
  • We cultivate a strong focus on community through our student volunteerism and safe environment.
  • As a leader in college preparatory secondary education for more than 130 years, we offer the stability vital for fulfilling, growth-oriented careers.
  • We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay.

Rated by U.S. News and World Report 2017 as one of the most desirable places to live, Colorado Springs offers a mild climate and a diverse population.  Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy nature at its finest. From hiking to biking and theater to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone.



Most candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.  A Master’s degree in School Administration or Educational Leadership is preferred.


Must have a demonstrated passion for Catholic education and living the values of the Catholic faith.  Most candidates will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a college level or college preparatory Catholic school program with at least 3 years in an administrative or senior management role.  Experience in the President/Principal model of governance and/or experience utilizing an advancement model is highly desirable.

Application Process

Join a Catholic college preparatory institution of unparalleled success as President of St. Mary’s High School’s.  For more information and to apply, visit

Applications must be received by November 30, 2017.

How to apply :

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in this position and aligning your skills and experiences with the leadership requirements set forth in this position description.
  • A current résumé with all appropriate dates.
  • A one-page statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice;
  • A list of four references (3 professional and 1 church pastor) with name, phone number, and email address. References will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established and not without the permission of the candidate.
  • Salary requirements.

Please email these materials to: Tom Resman, Search Committee Chair at


Recruiting Timeline

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2017

Interviews: December 2017/January 2018

Final Selection: January 2018

Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

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