Occasionally, Cathedral Prep & Villa Maria Academy finds itself in need of qualified individuals committed to the mission of Prep & Villa to develop men and women of vision in spirit, mind, and body to join our faculty, staff or administration.
Currently, we have immediate openings for the following positions:
- President (Cathedral Prep, Villa Maria Academy & Mother Teresa Academy)
- French Language Teacher (Prep & Villa Campuses
Cathedral Preparatory School/Villa Maria Academy is a distinguished Catholic diocesan co-institutional high school community located in the Diocese of Erie. Cathedral Preparatory School has 465 young men located on a downtown campus and Villa Maria Academy has 333 young women on a 27 acre campus located two miles from downtown. Rounding out this renowned beacon of Catholic education in northwestern PA is Mother Theresa Academy, a Catholic K-8 school for children living in the City of Erie’s most economically challenged neighborhoods. As a 100% philanthropic based mission school, Mother Teresa Academy works with the local community and business leaders to help shape and enhance the learning of this city’s low-income and disadvantaged students. A singular Board of Directors governs this one-of-a-kind mission. Additional information regarding this transformational Catholic school community can be found at www.prep-villa.com.
This expansive and inclusive school community is blessed with balanced budgets, a $12 million endowment (and growing), state of the art learning and co-curricular facilities, (including the Hagerty Family Events Center) and passionate and engaged constituents and stakeholders. The school’s longtime visionary leader and President, Fr. Scott Jabo, has insured the mission is well-positoned for a promising future and will be available to help with the transition of the school's leadership upon the completion of this national search. The community recently announced it’s Called to Lead campaign, a $48.5M initiative intended to significantly bolster its endowed funds, upgrade facilities, and further advance its mission. Information regarding this exciting capital campaign, managed by Partners in Mission, can be found here.
The candidates we seek will have a passion for advancing the mission of Catholic education by delivering excellence throughout spiritual, academic, and co-curricular activities. He/she will possess an understanding of the President/Principal model of administration and be comfortable partnering with a committed Board of Directors. In addition, the successful candidate will have expertise in business and financial management, as well as a proven track record of acquiring necessary funding through the solicitation of major gifts and capital campaign contributions. He or she must be experienced with strategic planning and have the requisite executive level experience to lead a school community. With a visible presence inside and outside of the school community, the President must be able to advance the marketing and institutional advancement initiatives of this distinguished school community throughout its expansive constituencies and the greater Erie region.
While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, it is possible that the prospective President could have attained this experience through a variety of different career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education; non-profit management; or work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of the career path, the prospective President must have expert knowledge of and a proven record of building upon strong organizational culture and identifying, cultivating, and developing strategic partnerships and philanthropic support that will ensure the schools continued accessibility, success, and sustainability. An advanced degree is required, those in educational administration or business-related fields are preferred.
Additional information regarding this exciting unique executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus located here.
The Search Committee is in a fast-track to identify and secure its next President. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2020. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
Prep-Villa is looking for someone with a passion for French Language Education, a desire to embrace the mission of our school, and a high standard of academic excellence. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.