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Just a few years ago, DIA Schools Collaborative’s sole activity was an annual conference for Catholic school leaders, teachers and campus ministers.
To provide stronger connections beyond the conference, DIA shifted to a membership association in the fall of 2020. Now, more schools are involved and with greater frequency.
Through memberships, DIA emboldens the network of like-minded Catholic educational collaborators to foster ideas, discuss challenges, and find support. The growth and strength of passionately Catholic schools will be a critical lever for the future of the American Catholic Church.
DIA provides a framework for dioceses, schools, and leaders to work towards achieving this faith-first vision for Catholic education. Learn more in this informative video.
DIA member schools provide their entire team of administrators, educators and campus ministers access to DIA products and services. Consider the wide range of membership benefits for schools or dioceses, explained here.
Key businesses providing goods and services to Catholic schools are considered for partnership with DIA Schools Collaborative.
These mutually beneficial arrangements strengthen relationships between schools and vendors as we further our respective missions to embolden the future of the Church.
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Director of Campus Ministry | St. James Academy | Lenexa KS
Director of Campus Ministry
St. James Academy | Lenexa KS
St. James Academy is seeking a full-time Campus Minister. Ideal candidates will be practicing Catholics with a passion for evangelization and discipleship who are experienced in Catholic ministry. Those interested should apply at the Archdiocesan Website and send a cover letter and resume to the Vice President of Faith and Mission, Deborah Nearmyer, at email@example.com
Major Gifts Officer | St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School | Denver CO
Major Gifts Officer
St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School | Denver CO
As a Major Gift Officer at St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School (JPG) you will be responsible for recruiting, managing, and cultivating relationships with new and existing donors. You will become a part of a team, working to further the mission at JPG, by coordinating and executing certain advancement efforts related to fundraising, event planning, and donor relations. A passion for our mission, together with an ability to connect with donors and clearly communicate the mission, is critical. This position is regular, full-time, exempt and reports to and is evaluated by the President. In this role you must be willing to devote time outside of normal school hours for the purpose of attending community and donor engagement events. Candidate Profile & Responsibilities A Major Gift Officer must be a Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church, who assents to the Church’s teachings on all matters, with particular care for those concerning the nature of the human person, sexual ethics and sexual identity. The candidate shall possess a zeal for the Lord, living the faith in all aspects of life, with an ability to speak comfortably and competently to the JPG team and stakeholders.
See the link below for additional details about responsibilities, qualifications and compensation.
Director of Campus Ministry | St. John XXIII College Preparatory | Katy, TX
Director of Campus Ministry
St. John XXIII College Preparatory | Katy, TX
St. John XXIII College Preparatory is an independent, co-educational, Catholic high school, located in the western Houston suburb of Katy, Texas. Founded in 2001, our mission rests on Four Pillars which reflect the papacy of our patron, Pope St. John XXIII. This is accomplished by forming students into men and women of character, equipping them to be successful in this life through rigorous academic study, and by fostering a love for Christ with an identity rooted in Him.
Applications are being accepted for the position of Director of Campus Ministry, beginning August 1, 2023. Highest priority is given to candidates with youth ministry experience at the parish or high school level.
Working at St. John XXIII College Preparatory requires living a prayerful, Christ-entered life as an example to our community, a commitment to the mission of the school, and an enthusiasm for contributing to its co-curricular programs.
Our school complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and considers reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Supporting and living out the values of the Gospel as taught and proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church.
• Taking a significant lead in the work of evangelizing our school community.
• Cultivating discipleship among students and staff.
• Overseeing the Works of Mercy service program.
• Directing grade level retreat experiences.
• Directing the Kairos Retreat Program.
• Directing the Quest Retreat Program.
• Planning faculty and staff retreat experiences.
• Collaborating with the school’s Chaplain in promoting a regular sacramental and prayer life.
• Preparing and teaching students to be effective faith leaders in the community.
• Holding regular office hours to meet with students in need of assistance.
• Committing to spiritual, personal, and professional growth.
• Bachelor’s degree in Catholic Theology.
• Practicing Catholic in good standing – willing to live the Church’s teachings on faith and morals.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Proven success in youth ministry at the secondary level in a Catholic parish or high school.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, digital technology, and social media platforms.
• Catholic secondary school teaching experience.
• Teacher Licensure/Certification, or twelve (12) credit hours in education coursework.
• Ability to lift 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques.
• Ability to sit, stand, and/or move around the classroom and campus as needed.
• Ability to use a keyboard (or an alternative input device) and other office equipment.
• Ability to read information in printed material and on a computer screen, often for extended periods of time.
• This position is classified as – Regular Full-Time.
• This position is eligible for the employee benefits package.
Please send resume, and cover letter to HR@sj23lions.org with “Director of Campus Ministry” in the subject line of email.
Head of School | Aquinas Academy | Gibsonia, PA
Head of School
Aquinas Academy | Gibsonia, PA
Aquinas Academy in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for Head of School for the 2024-2025 school year.
Aquinas Academy is a Pre-K through 12th grade independent Catholic school located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. In the classical tradition, the Academy seeks to offer students an intensive curriculum in the liberal arts and natural sciences that is college preparatory and that fosters a fuller understanding of, and deep appreciation for, their Catholic faith in a manner that is faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. With an enrollment of 517 students in Pre-K through 12th grade, Aquinas Academy is governed by a Board of Directors, whose membership includes school founders, current parents, past parents, and alumni of the school.
The Head of School is employed by the Board of Directors to work in collaboration with the President of the Academy. The Head of School is responsible for leadership of the faculty to ensure the academic, spiritual and intellectual formation of the students in accordance with the school’s Mission Statement. The Head of School leads an administrative team that includes Division Directors for each of Lower School, Middle School, and High School. Together, the administrative team develops and oversees the unique activities that create the culture of the Aquinas Academy school community. A full job description is available here.
- The applicant must be a practicing Catholic with experience in Catholic school administration. A Masters Degree in Education, Theology, or a related field is preferred. The applicant must demonstrate personal integrity and conduct consistent with the morals and teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Applicants should email a resume and letter of interest to Peter Blume, Board President.
Counselor | Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha NE
Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha NE
The school counselor fulfills the mission of Skutt Catholic by assisting the faculty and administration in counseling students in areas of academic, career, and social/emotional domains. Supports the school MTSS and success study hall program.
Essential Job Functions
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Supports and adheres to the school handbook and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
Abides by the Confidentiality Policy set forth in the Diocese Employee Handbook
Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals
Identifies specific needs of students in academic as well as personal domains
Assists students with social/emotional issues and offers referral options for outside counseling
Maintains student records and Naviance database for all assigned students
Maintains current and accurate records according to school policy
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
Sends transcripts and records upon request
Coordinates with faculty and staff concerning student achievement and other needs
Continues personal growth through association membership in professional organizations
Assists with scheduling and other student-oriented tasks
Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment
This position reports to and is evaluated by the Principal.
• Master’s Degree in Counseling or working towards it
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of human development and adolescent issues
Knowledge of college admission counseling and processes
Knowledge of standardized assessment instruments and applicable interpretation
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Able to work well with others in the school community
Able to work independently
Able to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks
Able to respond to crises effectively
Skill in organizing and relating information
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning
Interested candidates can apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headmaster | Divine Mercy Academy | Riviera Beach, MD
Divine Mercy Academy | Riviera Beach, MD
Divine Mercy Academy is an independent private day school in the Catholic tradition for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The evangelization of our children in the fullest form of Catholicism is central to our mission.
Our purpose is to know, love, and serve God and to form others to joyfully do the same
The mission of Divine Mercy Academy is to partner with parents in their role as primary educators to help students to flourish as disciples of Jesus Christ. Through a Catholic liberal arts education, we foster a love for truth, beauty, and goodness. Under the patronage of Our Lady, we aim to form Saints and Scholars to live freely and joyfully in accordance with the truth revealed by God through nature and the Catholic Church.
Divine Mercy Academy contributes to a renaissance of the Catholic intellectual tradition and a renewal of the Catholic Church with on-fire, faithful families, strengthening our Church and Nation as a whole.
Our Core Values:
1) Upholding the Family
2) Encounter with Jesus Christ
3) Joyful Catholic Devotion
4) Awe and Wonder
5) Classical Excellence
6) Courage to Flourish
The Attributes of a DMA Headmaster:
● Exemplify and articulate a life of faith in Christ.
● Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church
● Be joyful
● Have a passion for evangelization
● Be committed to academic excellence.
● Have strong leadership abilities and excellent people management skills.
● Be in enthusiastic agreement with the philosophy of Divine Mercy Academy as
articulated in the Purpose, Mission, and Vision statements.
● Be willing to work shoulder to shoulder with the school’s Board of Directors to craft and carry out policies that enhance and sustain the effectiveness of the school.
● Love working with people
● Have good organizational skills
● Direct Student Support Team to meet diverse student academic needs
● Be collegial and have a mindset of collaboration with the Board and staff at appropriate levels in the decision-making process.
● Possess superior written and oral communication skills.
● Be willing to work closely with parents in the education of their children.
● Be committed to continuing, life-long learning.
● Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
The ideal candidate should:
● Be knowledgeable about a classical curriculum and a liberal arts education
● Have experience in an Independent Catholic Classical School
● Have administrative experience
● Have leadership experience
The Board of Directors appoints the Headmaster of Divine Mercy Academy. A strong, collaborative relationship between the Headmaster and the Board as well as the staff is a requirement. The Headmaster of Divine Mercy Academy leads the school in full accordance with its purpose, mission, vision and core values. The Headmaster carries out his or her role in the actualization of the Strategic Plan.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Excellence in Catholic Faith Life
● Work with teachers to continuously seek to enrich the faith life of the students and staff to continuously draw them into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
● Ensure the education in and practice of the Catholic Faith remains primary in the mission of the school
● Lead the school in the practice of the faith by setting the standard and upholding it at nothing less than aiming for sainthood.
Curriculum and Academic Excellence
● Oversee adherence to and changes to curriculum to ensure the school deepens its commitment to and excellence in the practice of Classical Liberal education.
● Track school progress to ensure we are achieving and maintaining academic excellence.
● Maintaining compliance with all state Department of Education licensing requirements.
● Review report cards
● Meet weekly or bi-weekly with tutors
● Responsibility for annual calendar and daily schedules and to present them to the board for final approval.
● Lead school accreditation process
● In conjunction with the board, provide input on faculty hiring, evaluation, rehires, terminations.
● Conduct regular classroom observations and provide feedback and mentorship to faculty members as part of the evaluation process.
● Oversee Tutor development to ensure teachers are well trained in classical pedagogy and continuing to grow.
● Review tutor lesson plans
● Oversee New tutor orientation and mentor programs
● Oversee Resource support
● Approving Leave requests
● Plan and lead faculty and staff meetings
● Liaise for Parents and Tutors at IEP meetings
Student Life and Discipline
● Administer school policies through Parent-teacher handbooks and other related documentation as crafted in conjunction with the Board.
● Ensure policies are communicated and enforced.
● Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students.
● Administer Virtue/Discipline program
● Ensure ample joyful communication – in person and electronic – with parents.
● Meet with parents regarding student discipline and academic issues.
● To participate in DMA family nights
● To participate in the Catholic Cultural Association (DMA’s Parent-Teacher Association)
● MC School events
Other School Operations
● Prepare, gain approval of and manage the annual budget and financial viability of the school.
● Oversee selection and evaluation of vendors (software, textbooks, other services).
● Responsible for maintaining the mission and traditions of the school, and ensuring fidelity to the Magisterium.
● Approve and provide oversight to extra curricular activities and programs.
● Oversee Title Programs
Applicants should submit:
· A resume of the relevant training and work experience
· The names and contact information of three former direct-reports and two former supervisors as well as one pastoral reference.
· A cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) describing your love of the Catholic faith, knowledge of a classical education, and key relevant work experience. The salary is
Divine Mercy Academy
c/o Board of Directors
Director of College Guidance | Montrose School | Medfield, MA
Director of College Guidance
Montrose School | Medfield, MA
An independent school for girls in grades 6-12, inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church, Montrose School was founded in 1979 and is located in the welcoming community of Medfield, 17 miles southwest of Boston. Montrose School attracts a talented and growing student population from over 50 towns and communities. The students and their families as well as the faculty and staff are noted for their commitment to the school’s mission – educating young women who are called to greatness.
Montrose seeks a dynamic, experienced, successful College Guidance Director professional to strategically lead and advance the college placement experience. The Director of College Guidance will collaborate closely with the Associate Director of College Guidance on all programs and initiatives as well as with key stakeholders. The Director will capitalize and build on the thriving college placement success of Montrose alumnae and will strategically plan and implement our comprehensive College Guidance program, beginning in the 9th grade, to students and families of Montrose School, cultivating relationships with every student to ensure she is known, supported, and challenged to know herself better and to present herself professionally throughout the college application process.
Click the “Visit the Website” link below for detailed Core and Supplemental Responsibilities and Candidate Qualifications, or visit www.montroseschool.org to apply.
First Grade Instructional Assistant | Divine Mercy Academy | Pasadena, MD
First Grade Instructional Assistant
Divine Mercy Academy | Pasadena, MD
Divine Mercy Academy is a K-8 school, currently located in Pasadena, MD that utilizes the Catholic Liberal Education model to create Saints and Scholars. Our purpose is to know, love, and serve God and to form others so they might joyfully do the same.
Divine Mercy Academy is seeking a First Grade Instructional Assistant with a start date of January 3, 2024. The ideal candidate will possess a deep love for Jesus Christ and His Church, a desire to participate in the renaissance of Catholic education, and a commitment to raising up the next generation of saints and scholars.
Job Description: Instructional Assistant
Collaborate directly with the lead teacher to facilitate instruction
Expected to be willing and able to manage small-group learning breakouts, classroom management, and, when needed, one-on-one student support
Manage the class by setting clear expectations of behavior, establishing reasonable routines, and promoting self-discipline based on Catholic principles.
Teach students in a challenging, enthusiastic and age-appropriate manner using the classical model.
Complete any classroom based administrative duties in a timely and effective manner
Apply Catholic moral principles in cooperating with the lead teacher and, if necessary, school administration regarding behavior and disciplinary matters
Assure that all classroom equipment and materials are safe and well-maintained.
Stay current on the best practices in education and teaching, particularly with regard to classical education, in order to provide academic excellence. Participate in continuing education in Classical topics over the course of the year, especially in the summer.
Attend Tutor Meetings and/or other required meetings and events which may occur outside of normal school hours.
Attributes of a DMA Instructional Assistant
Exemplify and articulate a life of faith in Christ.
Understand and uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church at all times.
Lead students to an understanding and an appreciation of all that is good, beautiful, and true.
Relate to students by loving them with the love of Christ, encouraging them to begin and/or develop their own relationship with God through sacraments and scripture, and challenging them to love others.
Be a role model of Christian love, faith, truthfulness and virtue.
Serve as an advocate for Divine Mercy Academy, as well as classical education, in the local community.
Respond expediently to parent, student, or administrator concerns and ideas.
Demonstrate a willingness to be trained in classical educational methods.
Be willing to cooperate with and support the policies of the school administration
Be passionate about educating children in a Catholic environment, and about the grade/subject to be taught. Experience is preferred but not required.
Be willing to work closely with parents in the education of their children.
Be committed to academic excellence.
Be committed to continuing, life-long learning.
A résumé and cover letter can be sent to email@example.com
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Administrators, teachers and campus ministers who are deeply committed to bearing witness to their faith in their work for Catholic education and to strengthening the Catholic culture in their organization should apply to be a DIA Fellow.
DIA provides the structure and space for a year-long experience supporting and encouraging candidates to take their school or diocese to the next level, grow as a Catholic educator, and become a beacon of light for passionately Catholic education and the Catholic Church at-large.
Meet the 2022 DIA Fellows here!
Applications for 2024 Fellowships, the Fourth Cohort, are now open! Apply here. For inspiration, see past Fellows' project summaries.
Candidates who are deeply committed to bearing witness to their faith in their work for Catholic education and to strengthening the Catholic culture in their organization should apply.
The experience provides opportunities to:
- Grow spiritually and professionally as a Catholic educator.
- Engage directly with colleagues across the country who share a passion in strengthening the Catholic culture of their organizations.
- Expand and cultivate your professional and personal network of Catholic educational leaders.
- Learn and apply strategies for integrating and strengthening faith in different domains of your organization.
- Demonstrate servant-leadership through sharing your time, talent, and treasure in service to Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative and its mission of revitalizing our Catholic schools in service to our Church.
- Be inspired with the support of a mentor who assists you on your Fellowship project.
Fellows meet virtually once-a-month with their mentor and monthly with their cohort and the Fellowship facilitator. At the conclusion of the work, in October, they present results at the DIA Schools Summit.