Associate Superintendent – Elementary Schools

Archdiocese of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

TITLE: Associate Superintendent – Elementary Schools
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools
STATUS: Regular Full Time, Exempt

Expressing the vision of Catholic education for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop Cordileone believes that “Catholic schools should be a place where people come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ and that school should be an extension of the ministry of the Church.” The Associate Superintendent supports this mission by helping Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of San Francisco carry out the ministry of Catholic education, supporting the integration of Catholic faith and culture into the life of our schools. In particular, the Associate Superintendent assists schools in leadership support and development, pedagogical formation, and curricular assessment and enrichment. The Associate Superintendent works collaboratively within the Department of Catholic Schools and with the Director of Catholic Identity Formation & Assessment to implement the Mission and Goals of the Department of Catholic Schools.

1.Support the Pastors and Principals in Approximately Ten-to-Fifteen Regional Archdiocesan Parish Elementary Schools
●Develop collaborative partnerships with school principals to advance the mission of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of San Francisco
●Assist elementary principals in implementing and assessing various Catholic Identity practices, including the Catholic Identity Factors as part of the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA)/Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Accreditation process.
●Support principals in meeting their day-to-day responsibilities as Catholic school administrators.
●Troubleshoot student and parent issues in conjunction with the Archdiocese Human Resources & Legal departments.
●Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and archdiocesan policies and procedures.
●Work with the principal and other elementary school staff on enrollment management.
●Support evaluation and implementation of NSBECS
●Develop and implement tools for school accountability aligned with NSBECS
●Conduct principal evaluations and work closely with principals to identify annual principal goals in order to provide coaching, professional development, and resources for continued growth
●Assist Superintendent in building relationships with School Pastors to advance the mission of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and identify areas of support and collaboration
●Facilitate collaboration and dialogue between School Pastors and Principals
2.Assist Superintendent in Recruiting and Forming School Principals & Teachers in their Vocations in Catholic Education
●Help to lead New Principal Onboarding and New Teacher Onboarding Programs
●Collaborate closely with Superintendent, Associate Superintendents, and Director of Catholic Identity Assessment & Formation to develop programming for identifying, recruiting, and forming Catholic school principals
●Serve as DCS Representation on Principal Search Committees as needed
3.Manage WCEA/WASC Accreditation Program for Elementary Schools
●Coordinate the activities for schools applying for the WCEA/WASC accreditation/certification.
●Responsible for the selection and training of chairpersons and teams.
●WCEA Commissioner for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and represents the elementary schools at WCEA meetings (2 annually) of the twelve dioceses.
●Serve as a Chairperson for teams in other dioceses.
●Serve on a committee to read the visiting team’s evaluation reports and make recommendations to the WCEA.
●Conduct training for leadership teams of elementary school faculties undergoing the WCEA/WASC process.
●Evaluate end-of-the-year WCEA/WASC progress reports and provide feedback to schools as they progress with their Improving Student Learning (ISL) action plans & Standards of Excellence (SE) Educational Improvement Plans
●Evaluate end-of-year Catholic Identity Reports as part of the ongoing accreditation process.
4. Support the Efforts of the Superintendent and the Department of Catholic Schools
● Support the DCS team as needed
● Contribute to and help lead Archdiocesan professional development, support programming, and resources for teachers and leaders
● Assist DCS in strengthening curriculum and instruction throughout the Archdiocese
●Participate in the process of school visits.
●Review and approve school calendars annually.
●All other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.


●Must be a faithful, practicing Catholic in good standing and an active member of a parish community, is engaged in the sacramental and prayer life of the Church, and upholds the Church’s teaching on all matters, especially relating to the education and formation of young people
●Possess an advanced degree
●Minimum of three to five years as a Catholic elementary or secondary administrator
●Familiarity and desire to collaborate with strategic partners in the renewal of Catholic education, such as the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE), Duc in Altum (DIA), Partners in Mission, National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA), Cardinal Newman Society, California Catholic Conference, and more
●Strong ability to plan strategically and execute these plans with attention to detail.
●Capacity to manage multiple tasks and take the initiative to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision, time, and resources
●Skills in the application of computer software and technologies to support teaching and learning.
●Excellent verbal and written communication skills
●Excellent relationship skills
●Ability and openness to give a joyful and courageous witness as a follower of Christ and faithful son/daughter of the Church.

Pay Range: $140,000-$155,000 annual salary.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter, a statement of your philosophy on
Catholic education, and two references to:
Mr. Kyle Pietrantonio