School Leader Qualifications 2016-11-11T10:43:58+00:00

School Leader Qualifications


The Archdiocese of New York seeks qualified applicants for leadership positions in our schools.

We look for intelligent, results-oriented candidates with outstanding educational vision, leadership skills, organizational ability and interpersonal strengths to serve as principals for elementary (grades PreK-8) and secondary (grades 9-12) schools. These leaders must be committed Catholics who can inspire faculty and staff and engage parents and students in the promise of spiritual development and academic excellence.
Candidates must have the ability to create a high-expectations environment for teachers, students, and families. They must inspire a culture where faculty and staff members work collaboratively to ensure the holistic achievement of every student.
Candidates must also demonstrate strengths in organization, data- and mission-driven decision-making, interpersonal relationships and communication, effective supervision of instruction, assessment and professional development and financial planning.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Practicing Catholic
  • Minimum five years teaching experience or five years cumulative experience in teaching and/or administrative role
  • Earned Master’s degree in Education or Master’s equivalent (or in progress) OR NYS School Building Leader certification (or equivalent)
  • Preference is given to candidates with Level 1 and Level 2 Catechist certification or in progress (if prior position did not require Catechist certification, then both levels must be completed within three years of principalship).

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.

Download Stage 1 Documents and begin the application process:
Following notification, qualified applicants will be invited to complete Stage 2 Supporting Documents: