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Job Description:

The chief mission and identity officer (CMO) has special care for the development of the school’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity, in coordination with the president and divisional administrators, and reporting to the president. The key dimensions of the position are pastoral care and formation of the SJC community, as well as the administrative leadership to support that ministry. The position is a new one at SJC and continues to evolve as St. John’s College continues to adapt and deepen in its commitments as a Jesuit, Catholic educational institution. It is also a position with parallel in Belize. As such, it is understood that the CMO will require accompaniment, mentorship, and formation in transitioning into the position.

Qualifications and Experience:

▪  Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Theology, or equivalent education and experience

▪  At least 5 years work experience at a Jesuit or Catholic secondary or tertiary education institution

▪  Knowledge of and personal experience with Catholic and Jesuit traditions, with preference for experiences

of the Spiritual Exercises

▪  Experience coordinating or directing faculty development programs, faith development and/or ministry


Key Roles:

▪  Develop and implement St. John’s College’s strategic plan for Mission and Identity and assess its outcomes.

▪  Initiate the academic, co-curricular, professional and spiritual formation of the SJC community, including trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni, to deepen their understanding of the college’s Catholic

and Jesuit Identity, educational mission, and their vocation within it.

▪  Supervise campus ministry for all divisions of the school, ensuring the pastoral care and formation of

students of the University, Junior College and High School.

▪  Coordinate, in consultation with the president, with SJC’s Jesuit and Catholic partners to support the

Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity of the school, including the Belize Jesuit Community, Jesuits of the

UCS Province, AJCU, JSN, and the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan.

▪  Develop and lead mission and identity dimensions of New Employee Orientation programs.

▪  Prepare quarterly Mission and Identity reports for the President and Mission & Identity Committee of the

Board of Trustees.

▪  Lead mission and identity office, including preparing its budget.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in orientation programmes and in SJC’s continuous formation in accordance with the mission and goals of the college and the Catholic, Jesuit education.

Remuneration: In accordance with the college’s pay scale.
Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2024

Applications are available at the Office of the President or online at

Send or deliver completed application form along with cover letter, official sealed transcript, certified copy of highest degree, medical & drug test, police record, two recent references, certified copy of birth certificate or passport page, and certified copy of social security card to:

Human Resources 

St. John’s College 

P.O. Box 548 Belize City, Belize C.A.


Position Summary

The University Minister for Liturgy and Spirituality promotes the University’s Catholic, Jesuit, and Mercy mission through coordination and facilitation of the liturgical and spiritual needs of the Detroit Mercy community. The primary responsibilities include outreach and spiritual formation of students, colleagues, and campus partners. Organizing and coordinating University Liturgies, Masses, and communal prayer services. Care for all sacred spaces on Detroit Mercy campuses, spiritual ministration for student athletes and graduate students.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


1. Coordinate the liturgical life of the University.

  • Organize the logistical needs of daily and Sunday Masses and collaborate with campus partners on university-wide liturgies and prayer services on each of Detroit Mercy’s campuses.
  • Coordinator of the Student Liturgical Team. This includes recruitment, formation, and coordination of student liturgical ministers.
  • Assist and maintain supplies in the sacristy of St. Ignatius Chapel on the McNichols campus and caretaker of the University chapels in Novi, Riverfront, Corktown.

2. Coordinate the sacramental life of the University

  • Collaborate with the local Jesuit parishes to coordinate and assist with the OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) program.
  • Be available for the weekly administration of the sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) or organize for a substitute when needed.

3. Offer pastoral and spiritual support programs on a regular basis for student athletes.


4. Coordinate weekly student faith-sharing groups, including forming student leaders.


5. Offer pastoral and spiritual support and coordinate programs for graduate students on all campuses.


6. Offer pastoral conversations, spiritual accompaniment, and vocational discernment with students, faculty, or staff as needed.


7. Attend weekly University Ministry Team meetings and have a bi-weekly check-in with the director.


8. Other duties as assigned by the Director of University Ministry.

Other potential university opportunities depending on the minister’s skills and availability:

  • Collaborate with campus partners to coordinate Ecumenical and Interfaith programs and events.
  • Coordinate special liturgies and religious services for Detroit Mercy alumni.
  • Be a part of the pastoral emergency response team to students in distress or crisis.
  • Facilitate and participate in programs such as retreats, discernment groups, or taskforces as needed.



Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree (MA) or equivalent in Catholic Theology, Spirituality, Religious Studies, Pastoral Studies, Divinity, or related field; a demonstrated record of at least three years work experience in Catholic Higher Education preferably at a Mercy or Jesuit institution; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Baptized practicing Catholic with a solid understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Preference for a Jesuit or a Catholic priest (Diocesan or Religious) in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Preferred experience with young adult ministry or equivalent work experience.
  • Preferred experience with Microsoft Office, Canva or Blackboard; Making flyers; Facilitating Zoom meetings and use of social media.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Commitment to fostering and maintaining a culture of belonging, respect, understanding, and inclusivity in line with the Mercy and Jesuit values of respect for te dignity of all, embracing diverse cultures and faith traditions.
  • A valid motor vehicle license and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van are required.
  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting: To stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight up to 25lbs.; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to off-campus or other locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 25 lbs. to do manual labor projects, and travel long distances.


Work Environment

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.



A valid motor vehicle license is required and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van.


Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience


Anticipated Schedule

TBD (Ability to work some evenings and weekends.)


Employee Benefits

At the University of Detroit Mercy, we continually strive to provide a high-quality, comprehensive benefits package to our valued employees.


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Catholic High School Jobs

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The inaugural Head of School at Nativity High School is a rare and remarkable leadership opportunity set to commence in June 2024, or preferably earlier: Nativity is located in the heart of the vibrant city of San Francisco and offers an exceptional candidate the opportunity to build a high school from the ground up within a well-resourced and active Catholic community. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic with a deep commitment to his/her faith. He/She will build close-knit connections with students, families, and faculty. This mission-driven leader demonstrates exceptional emotional intelligence, embraces a servant leadership mentality and has a unique talent for finding and retaining extraordinary teachers. The Head of School will shape Nativity from its inception, leaving an enduring legacy.

To Apply Interested applicants should contact the Carney Sandoe team, in confidence.

Candidates will ultimately submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

• A cover letter expressing their interest;

 •A current résumé;

• A completed Candidate Questionnaire (provided by the Carney Sandoe team);

• A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).

Please reach out to Beth Dietz and Michael Truesdell with any questions, referrals or to express your interest.

Beth Dietz Consultant:

Michael Truesdell Consultant:


Our recent visit to Marian Catholic High School gave us the opportunity to experience the vibrancy of its community, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Having engaged with students, parents, administrators, and alumni, we learned so much about this coeducational, college preparatory Catholic school and the outstanding leadership opportunity for its next Principal. 

We just finished the position profile (find it here) and are reaching out to see if you might have any candidate recommendations for this position.  Marian Catholic serves 779 students in grades 9-12, 72% of whom identify as students of color. Programming in academics, athletics, and the arts is stellar. Over the last five years 23% of graduates have matriculated to the nation’s top 100 universities. Located on 89 graceful acres in Chicago Heights, IL, Marian Catholic is blessed to be minutes away from the center of one of the nation’s major metropolitan areas.  Marian Catholic seeks an energetic, compassionate, trustworthy and experienced academic leader who can help take this extraordinary school to its next level of development. The ideal Principal will be a practicing Catholic who can live out the Catholic and Dominican values that are at the core of Marian Catholic High School. 

We welcome your consideration of the opportunity and any nominations.  All inquiries are confidential. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Michael R. Truesdell | Search Consultant
Direct Line: 707-322-4010  |
Office: Cold Springs Valley, NV

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Holy Trinity High School in Chicago seeks a dynamic and visionary President for July 1, 2024. Founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross in 1910, Holy Trinity is the second oldest high school ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. Holy Trinity High School is a highly supportive and distinguished Catholic, coed, grades 9-12, preparatory institution serving an inclusive community. In our announcement about the President position a few weeks ago, we promised to follow-up and share the Position Description HERE.
The school, considered a “hidden gem” among Chicago Catholic schools, is known for its unique focus on students, family, and community. With an active and caring Board of Trustees and strong leadership, Holy Trinity has been able to attract impactful philanthropic support which has helped the school recently complete an $8.1 million capital campaign. Additionally, the School just raised over $1.2 million dollars from The Guardians of Hope Gala, an annual community event of remarkable success. Known for having a devoted and dedicated faculty and staff, Holy Trinity has a rich tradition of academic excellence and a mission deeply rooted in helping students achieve a Holy Cross education that is not simply measured by a grade, but by the quality of one’s character and one’s commitment to justice. 

Michael R. Truesdell | Search Consultant
Direct Line: 707-322-4010  |
Office: Cold Springs Valley, NV

Charles W. Britton | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 443 677-9614 |
Office: Boston, MA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Catholic Middle School Jobs

This is to announce the search for the next Head of the Middle School at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, FL. The next Middle School Head will join a Catholic faith community which is open to and inclusive of students and families of all faiths and backgrounds and one dedicated to challenging all students to become confident learners, thinkers, and leaders. 

The next Middle School Head will oversee the day-to-day of the middle school, reporting to and working closely with the President of the Academy, Kevin Whitney. You can learn more about the position here:


Rice Bryan | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 617- 933-3438 |
Office: Wellesley, MA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


The Community School Opportunity Statement HERE for the Head of School position beginning in July 2025. Community School, serving 350 students aged 3 through 6th grade, in St. Louis, MO, has been a beacon of educational excellence since its establishment in 1914. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a thriving school. The school is fully enrolled, the faculty are distinguished, the students are well served, the board is thoughtful and committed, and the physical plant is in excellent shape, especially with the brand-new state-of-the art Broughton STEAM Center. Community School is also distinguished for its long-term commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Head of School lives on campus in a beautiful home in a private, wooded setting.

The prospective Head of School should demonstrate a team-focused approach to leadership, effective communication with constituent groups, and a proven track record as an innovative academic leader who understands the importance of educating the whole child.

Catholic Elementary School Jobs

About Stella Maris Academy

Stella Maris Academy at Star of the Sea opened in 2021 as a classical Catholic K-8 school in the heart of San Francisco. Guided by the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, the mission of Stella Maris Academy is to collaborate with parents in forming young minds and hearts for the journey of life. By cultivating the love of Wisdom and the capacity to seek truth, goodness, and beauty in all things, we form young people to exercise their freedom wisely in order to excel in life by seeking first the Kingdom of Heaven. Through our commitment to providing a rigorous, integrated, and authentic Catholic liberal education that embraces the richness of tradition and the promise of innovative advances in knowledge, we aim to prepare students who will be the Christian servant leaders of tomorrow in every field of human endeavor.

The Position

Stella Maris Academy is seeking a passionate and engaging homeroom teacher for a combined 1/2 Classroom who shares our vision of forming young minds and hearts through a classical liberal arts curriculum. We are committed to providing our students with a rigorous, integrated, and authentic Catholic education. We seek an educator who has a background in the liberal arts, a passion for sharing their faith with young people, and a talent for engaging with students and helping them grow in the classroom.

In the 1st/2nd grade classroom, the teacher will work with the following curricula:

• Religion – Spirit of Truth by Sophia Press – Grade 1 and 2

• Math – Saxon Grade 1 and 2

• ELA – Zaner Bloser Grade 1 and 2 “Superkids” Program

• Science – Mystery Science Grade 1 and 2

• Social Studies – Nystrom Citizens; Story of the World – Ancient History to Christ’s Birth

The ideal candidate should:

• Know and love the teachings of the Catholic Church and desire to grow in faith and knowledge among a community of lifelong learners

• Have experience as an educator, ideally in a Catholic school setting

• Possess a growth mindset and willingness to collaborate with others

• Have experience with curriculum development, especially in the liberal arts

• Have experience planning and implementing an elementary curriculum

Have experience managing a classroom for student success

• Possess strong written and oral communication skills

• Be able to work in partnership with the school administration and parents as the first educators of their children

Required Qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree in a related subject

• Teaching experience, ideally in a Catholic or classical education setting

• Willingness to pledge fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

Marisela Miranda (Vice Principal-Stella Maris Academy):


Catholic Job Opportunities

This fall we have had the privilege of partnering with Visitation School (MN) as it seeks its next Head of School, beginning July 2024.  Located on an expansive 66-acre campus in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights, MN, Visitation School serves 570 students and is co-ed from Montessori Pre-School through Grade 5 and all girls from Grades 6 through 12.  It uniquely provides Minnesota’s only all-girls Middle and High School experience with the proven benefits of that single gender approach.  This exceptional Catholic independent school was founded in 1873 by the Sisters of the Visitation and joyously began this 2023 school year with a remarkable community-wide celebration of its 150th anniversary.  
Visitation School seeks a strategic, visionary, relational leader with a proven history of successful school leadership to take this renowned and beloved school to its next level of development. The ideal candidate will be a person of Catholic faith who exemplifies Salesian values in life and in work.  The Position Description can be found 


Bill Christ | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 216-650-9764 |
Office: Bratenahl, OH

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Cedarwood Waldorf School has long been recognized as a leader in Waldorf education. With 237 students, EC-8, it is located just adjacent to downtown Portland OR on a campus with an unusual amount of green space for an urban school. Cedarwood seeks a new Head of School to begin July 1, 2024. 
Cedarwood is known for its strong sense of community, the excellence of the faculty and staff, and the engaged and supportive parent community. Among the opportunities at Cedarwood are modest enrollment growth targets, facilities and program expansion, continued work to re-unite the school post-COVID, a possible capital campaign, ongoing DEIJ programming, continued refinement of the optimal Board-Administration partnership, and continued development of effective policies and procedures.  

The ideal candidate will have prior classroom experience, strong “business-side” skills, a dynamic spokesperson for the value and program of the school, a collaborative and inclusive leadership style but still able to make decisions when necessary, and a passion for educating the whole child. While prior Waldorf experience is desirable, any candidate must have an appreciation for the values that underlie Waldorf, and a progressive view of students as individuals with a spiritual self as well as an academic learner.  

The full Position Description is in development, but interested individuals should send a current resume and expression of interest to: Skip Kotkins, Senior Consultant. Carney, Sandoe & Associates.  

Skip Kotkins | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 206-948-4916 |
Office: Seattle, WA

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260

St. Jean Baptiste High School, an all-girls Catholic, college preparatory school on New York City’s Upper East Side, seeks a Head of School to begin July 2024. For nearly 100 years, St. Jean Baptiste has joyfully educated young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds through rigorous academic programs and partnerships with marquee New York City Institutions to prepare its graduates to excel in college and life beyond. Proudly rooted in the spirit of St Marguerite Bourgeoys (the foundress of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame), St. Jean is a school of deep faith, a commitment to the moral and intellectual development of every student, and a sisterhood where students exude pride and grow in confidence and competence, thereby reinforcing what faculty, students, and alumnae call the “Jeanite spirit.” 


Firmly grounded in its core values while pointed toward an even more vibrant future, St. Jean Baptiste High School seeks a dynamic, faith-filled leader driven by a growth mindset as its next Head of School. The successful candidate will be a superb communicator, strategic thinker, and team-builder who will embrace the school’s distinctive mission and culture while broadening its reputation, increasing enrollment, and strengthening its resources for a thriving future. In skills, accomplishments, and temperament, the next leader must have demonstrated the capacity to offer a compelling vision, to unite the faculty and staff, students, and broader community in common cause and purpose, and to guide the school to an even more inspiring, inclusive, and prosperous next chapter.  You can learn more about the opportunity HERE

 We are seeking recommendations and interested candidates as we begin to recruit for this exciting leadership opportunity. All nominations and inquiries will remain confidential. 


Beth C Dietz | Consultant
Direct Line: 978-460-2121 |
Office: Weston, MA

Mark C Davis | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 2035052813 |
Office: Dallas, TX

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260


Rooted in Catholic traditions and guided by a strong sense of the Ursuline mission, the school community aims to nurture the intellectual, spiritual, and moral growth of all students. To this end, the community is seeking a dedicated and passionate Director of Mission and Formation to join a highly qualified and effective team to lead programs and experiences that shape the spiritual and moral development of students and provide all members of the Ursuline community opportunities for spiritual growth.

The Director of Mission and Formation at The Ursuline School collaborates with the President, Principal, other members of the leadership team, faculty, and staff to foster and promote the school’s Catholic mission and values in the Ursuline tradition. This role plays a crucial part in nurturing the faith and character development of students, ensuring they graduate with a deep sense of purpose, morality, and social responsibility.

Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:


Shana Rossi, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
(302) 250-2119

We are excited to share with you an opportunity to lead a girl’s school in Wilmington, DE.  Serviam Girls Academy is a school committed to providing quality, tuition-free education to underserved middle school girls.  Part of the Nativity Miguel network, Serviam is steeped in the Ursuline tradition and founded on the premise that the community would invest in an education that allows all girls the opportunity to reach her full potential.  Small classes are intentionally designed to foster a strong, nurturing community and allow for individualized attention.  The school seeks a dynamic, mission-oriented leader who will work in close partnership with the Principal to ensure continued growth and success of SGA.  The President will be a faith-filled leader who approaches her/his work with joy, enthusiasm, and a humble confidence.  The most qualified candidates will be passionate about supporting girls, have demonstrated an ability to raise money, and possess the skills needed to lead an organization in a hands-on way. 

To learn more, you can find the position description HERE.  If you know of someone who might be a potential candidate for this role, please contact us with your nomination.  Similarly, if this is an opportunity that piques your interest, we look forward to hearing from you. 


Karen L. Neitzel | Senior Consultant
Direct Line: 808-439-1600 |
Office: Honolulu, HI

Jess Roberson | Senior Associate
Direct Line: 781-820-7950 |
Office: Memphis, TN

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260

St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco (SVDP-SF), an organization dedicated to serving the unhoused, survivors of domestic violence, and those living in poverty, announced today their search for a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director will provide strategic and visionary leadership as SVDP-SF begins its 164th year of operations serving the most vulnerable members of the San Francisco community. Reporting to an accomplished and engaged Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be the public face of the organization. 

The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership, serve as the external spokesperson, and assume responsibility for growing the agency’s programs and diversifying revenue channels. This leader will take responsibility for leading all operations of the organization, and will partner with the Board of Directors on strategic planning, fundraising, and policy matters.

“This is a pivotal moment for SVDP-SF, and there is a lot riding on selecting an extraordinary and visionary leader to continue the organization’s momentum 

and capacity growing in pace with the needs of our community” said Tim Daniels, Interim Executive Director. “The next leader will have the opportunity to significantly impact the future of homeless and domestic violence services in San Francisco and beyond.”

Founded in 1860, SVDP-SF has a long and respected history of service to the community’s most vulnerable citizens, those experiencing homelessness and those whose lives have been devastated by domestic violence. SVDP-SF provides food, clothing, shelter, and a wide range of support services that help stabilize their lives, overcome crises, and become self-sufficient. Men, women, and children who are poor, without housing, or torn apart by domestic violence, find hope and refuge everyday at SVDP-SF.

The Search Committee, chaired by board member Greg Bryan, selected the executive search firm of Stacy Nelson Associates, with managing partner Stacy Nelson leading the search. The firm’s recruitment team has decades of experience specializing in executive-level searches for nonprofits, and this “hands-on” experience will be crucial in the identification and onboarding the next Executive Director.

Please visit the Stacy Nelson Associates website for more details at or direct inquiries to Stacy Nelson at (415) 302-2633.     


For more information about SVDP-SF, visit the website at . Please direct questions to Tim Daniels, Interim Executive Director, (415) 757-6568, or


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