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Posted on April 13, 2023 in: General News

We are hiring!

Join our team as Principal of St. Stephen's Catholic School!

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka, Minnesota
Job Title: Principal of St. Stephen’s Catholic School,
525 Jackson St., Anoka, MN 55303
Department: Parish School
Supervisor/Superintendent: Pastor
Supervises: Faculty, School Staff, Classroom Aides, Food Service Personnel, Before and After School Enrichment Program
Provides Work Direction To: Volunteers and Health Personnel
Status and Work Hours: Full-Time (40+ hours per week) with Benefits
FLSA: Exempt, Executive
Date: July 1, 2023

Job Posting-School Principal

St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Anoka seeks a principal starting in the 2023-2024 school year. St. Stephen’s serves about 385 students in Pre K – 8th grade. Catholic education is at the heart of the evangelizing mission of the Catholic Church. Additionally, St. Stephen’s Catholic School is committed to providing a caring Christian community that nourishes spiritual development and academic excellence.

The School Principal is the leader and educational administrator for the Catholic school responsible for the operational functions including all academic programming, supervision of faculty and staff, student activities, budget and finance management, communication with parents and advisory boards, fundraising, and the management of legal, health and safety policies.

The primary function of this position is to create a safe environment that promotes the Catholic faith and moral development of students providing academic excellence in student learning and achievement.

Representative Responsibilities:



■ Displays a passion for the evangelizing and educational mission of the Catholic Church

■ Pursues a lift of grace and relationship with Jesus Christ through commitment to daily personal prayer, regular reception of the Sacraments, and active participation in the life of the Catholic Church

■ Demonstrates integrity and provides a credible witness of the Catholic Faith


■ Provides opportunities to support parents in their role as the primary educators of their children

■ Encourages the life of grace and relationship with Jesus Christ through daily personal and communal school prayer, opportunities for receiving  the Sacraments, and participation in the liturgical life of the Church.

■ Encourages students to participate in charitable actions by which we help our neighbors, forming Christian moral values



■ Nurtures a culture of trust and a high expectation learning environment

■ Maintains a safe learning environment consistent with the law as well as policies and procedures of the Archdiocese that govern Catholic education

■ Establishes clear and consistent expectations for behavior that promote growth in Christian virtue and the dignity of the human person


■ Promote Academic Excellence through various initiatives and programs

■ Facilitates regular use of easily accessible assessment and accountability systems that enable students, faculty, and parents to monitor student progress, uncover patterns and trends, and contextualize student achievement and future projections for continuous improvement

■ Facilitates developmentally appropriate integration of technology within the curriculum


■ Accounts for the diverse learning needs of students and inspires students’ potential

■Integrates emotional social learning into school wide teaching and learning practices

■ Utilizes effective strategies for teaching and communication with students and families including respect, integrity, and fairness to all in diversity

■ Implements and develops professional development for faculty and staff to grow as educators



■ Highly visible and active in the day-to-day operations of the school

■ Self-motivated, able to accept feedback, and grow as a result

■ Demonstrates exemplary oral and written communication skills

■ Communicates effectively to a diversity of audiences (e.g., students, parents, families, faculty and staff, external stakeholders, etc.)

■ Maintains a professional relationships with key school stakeholders (e.g., Pastor or canonical administrator, faculty and staff, students, parents, and families, parish and finance councils, the Archdiocese, and the local community)

■ Implements effective communication strategies to ensure that stakeholders are informed about school matters and engaged in the life of the school

■ Utilizes and understands effective conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies


■ Manage fiscal responsibilities in school revenue and expenditures budget

■ Understand revenue implications and collaborate with parish leadership on school income sources such as tuition and fundraising that support the financial stability of the school

■ Understand the parish school subsidy, the cost to educate each student and the parish contribution to cover the shortfall

■ Collaborate on fundraising efforts with school advisory committee as an essential part of the school operating needs

■ Oversee the school administrative staff utilizing various management systems including Educate and TADs tuition management in billing and agreements

■ Oversee tuition and other receivable collections with school administration staff

■ Oversee processes to procure funding such eligible grants as district eligible reimbursements

■ Implement and regularly review an enrollment management and development plan to ensure long-term school retention, stability, and growth

■ Utilize effective marketing strategies in collaboration with the marketing and communication staff, CSCOE, and the Archdiocese support services


■ Collaborates with the Pastor/canonical administrator and school advisory council to provide an infrastructure of programs, policies, and services that ensures the operational vitality of the school

■ Oversees an accreditation process, a strategic plan that involves an extensive quality assurance process to evaluate a framework and standards of excellence

■ Recruits, retains, supervises, and evaluates faculty and staff to ensure superior attainment on standards in their commitment to Catholic education, academic excellence, and faith development of students


■A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church who is able to provide a credible witness of the Catholic Faith

■A deep commitment to the importance and mission of Catholic schools

■A master’s degree in Catholic school leadership or its equivalent (or in progress) preferred

■A minimum of three years teaching or administrative experience in Catholic schools

Applicants will be asked to provide a resume with three professional references, a cover letter and a letter of good standing from their pastor.

Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner which is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals, or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. It is required that this employee be an active, participating Roman Catholic.

All positions must successfully complete the standard Archdiocese Background check.

The responsibilities listed above are representative responsibilities intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by staff members assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications required of the position.