Posted February 24, 2020
Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis
777 Forest Street, St Paul MN 55106
Bachelors Degree

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Catholic School Study Job Description

Summary:  The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis maintains a vision of excellence for Catholic schools that is fulfilled through a commitment to a quality integrated Catholic education.   The Archdiocese encourages and acknowledges excellence in Catholic schools through the Catholic School Study.  This position works directly with Catholic school leaders to accomplish the goals of advancing the Study and improving quality and excellence in Catholic education in the Archdiocese.



  • Establish strong relationships with Catholic school leadership, benefactors, and other stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate the purpose and intended outcomes of the Study
  • Conduct training and coaching to promote understanding of process, expectations and requirements of the Study
  • Be a single point-of-contact to schools for inquiries and follow-up communications related to the Study
  • Work with outside consultants to design and manage communications and marketing plan for the Study
  • Assist in communications strategy and plan for the broader work of the Office

Process Management: Coordination and facilitation of schools’ participation in the Study

  • Organize site visits with schools
  • Lead external team in evaluation of on-site school visit and submitted study materials
  • Identify areas of commendations for each school
  • Prepare informative reports with recommendations to schools using specific and measurable objectives related to the goals of the Study
  • Collect and maintain all files and data related to the Study

Strategic Action: Collaboration with school leaders to support school improvement activities related to the recommendations and intended outcomes of the Study

  • Work directly with school leadership to facilitate their progress towards Study goals within defined timeframes
  • Provide advice, support, and direct assistance to schools that are working to implement study recommendations and provide timely reports on progress
  • Exercise appropriate judgement in recommending priorities of improvement
  • Support schools in meeting expectations in areas of immediate school improvement
  • Identify professional development opportunities related to Study recommendations
  • Serve as liaison to formation programs, institutes, and universities
  • Duties as assigned by the Director

The Associate Director of Catholic Education must possess the following qualities:

  • Commitment to participating in the life of a team dedicated to the evangelizing and catechetical mission of Catholic education
  • Familiarity with accreditation and quality processes
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders including priests and religious, Catholic school leadership, Archdiocesan and parish leadership, and other Catholic organizations
  • Communicates clearly and compellingly  in multiple contexts (i.e. 1:1, small groups, large audiences, events, meetings, etc.); to influence action in others, both internally and externally, verbally and in writing
  • Strategically and clearly thinks, plans, and problem-solves. Can analyze multiple pieces of data and draw strong conclusions to impact strategy
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, and is able to organize, prioritize, track, and manage workflow/resources
  • Ability to strategically manage multiple projects and work independently
  • Flexibility for travel as needed
  • Consistently seeks growth and improvement – reflects on successes/failures, seeks feedback, incorporates feedback to improve, asks for the help or resources they need to be successful, and assumes personal responsibility

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Catholic education, Catholic Studies, Religious Studies, or equivalent;

Master’s degree in Catholic Educational Leadership, Quality Process, Communications, or equivalent.

Experience in Catholic education (schools, colleges, or universities) with experience in quality standards and assessment.

Practicing Catholic in good standing

Minimum of 5 years serving in Catholic education.

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