Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Catholic Diocese of Wichita


The Superintendent of Catholic Schools will provide vision, leadership, and direction for the mission and operations of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Wichita. This practicing Catholic, a strategic leader, will promote and advance the Catholic identity, academic excellence, and vitality and viability of the Catholic schools while maintaining the principles of stewardship in order to advance the catechetical and educational mission of the Church.

She/he will assist the Bishop of Wichita in his teaching mission, support school administrators in the exercise of their duties, oversee school curricula, provide opportunities for continuing formation and leadership development for Catholic School leaders, assist in the recruitment and hiring of school leadership staff, serve as a liaison with public entities and community stakeholders, promote effective communications within and about Catholic schools, and encourage and facilitate faithful Catholic formation of students and staff.


·         A Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in Education and/or Administration and have obtained the necessary certification in compliance with standards set forth by the State of Kansas, Department of Education. Must have at least five years’ teaching experience, five years administration experience in Catholic educational ministrypreferably as a Catholic school principal, superintendent, school administrator and/or Diocesan Catholic education official.

·         Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church who has the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith.

·         Ability to be an inspirational, passionate advocate for Catholic education, and demonstrate a complex understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities present in Catholic schools today.

·         Pursues this ministry with energy, drive and a need to produce results, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks. Must be flexible, self-confident, assertive and persuasive.

·         Strong administrative, planning, and organizational leadership skills, especially in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, change management, conflict resolution, and leadership development.

·         Ability and commitment to establish regular check points with employees; take constructive timely action to remedy problems, and consistently meet quality standards and deadlines. Must have the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with employees at all levels, with a focus on teamwork.

·         Required to have excellent presentation skills including public speaking, verbal and written communication skills. Skill in producing concise reports and recommendations, making presentations to varied groups, and articulating and inspiring commitment to a shared vision.

·         Skill to capture critical information/key points by using exceptional active listening skills and asking appropriate probing questions while documenting conversations and recommendations given.

·         Must be discreet with confidential/sensitive information.

·         Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve complex problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities.

·         Must successfully pass the required background check, attend the VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults prior to employment, and maintain a satisfactory background check throughout employment.

Benefits: This position offers comprehensive benefits and retirement plan. Details available from Human Resources. Compensation Highly Competitive  Expected Travel 20-30 %; minimal overnight travel. Deadline for Application:  March 30, 2018.  For additional information please go to:

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to:

Arlene McSweeney Ed.D

Catholic Recruiter Associates