Ursuline Academy of New Orleans seeks a Head of High School leader who conveys the same characteristics as that of the Academy itself: empowering, nurturing, creative, challenging, innovative, spiritual, and welcoming. The successful candidate will be an experienced educational leader devoted to the school’s mission, vision, and program. The Head of High School will have the distinct honor of not only leading the high school division of the oldest Catholic school in the nation, but carrying forth the mission of Academy foundress, St. Angela Merici.
The Head of High School has the primary responsibility for achieving the mission of Ursuline Academy by maintaining and developing a supportive Academy that is dedicated to strong academic achievement and ample programming that helps girls find the confidence to challenge themselves beyond academics – enabling them to explore who they want to be. In addition, the Head of High School, along with the President, is a facilitator of the community of faith and shares the responsibility for the integration of faith and culture within Ursuline Academy.
The Head of High School should be a servant leader who is purposeful in providing an atmosphere of professional collaboration, growth, and achievement. This leader must not only be a great listener, but an effective communicator for students, staff, and parents. Ursuline Academy’s Head of School must be an innovative leader with a progressive understanding of women’s education.
The Academy desires the Head of High School to:
• Be a practicing Catholic • Hold an advanced degree in Education • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in education administration
About Ursuline Academy of New Orleans
Ursuline Academy of New Orleans, founded in 1727 and sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters, is a Catholic school for girls offering a strong educational environment from early childhood through a college preparatory secondary program.
In a diverse community with an inspiring heritage, Ursuline Academy fosters spiritual formation, academic excellence and a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. The Academy values the uniqueness of each student, nurtures the whole person, develops leaders of confidence and compassion, and prepares them for life in a global society.