Principal, K-8

St. Raphael Catholic School
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 40

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions

  • Demonstrates strong, confident leadership
  • Fosters an educational environment that insures the ongoing presence of Catholic values and ensures academic excellence
  • Curriculum and accreditation oversight
  • Staff supervision and development
  • Manages financial & administrative paperwork
  • Develops and implements annual and long range goals and strategies as identified by SACS


  • 50 full-time and part-time faculty and administrative staff including:
    • Assistant Principal, Dean of Middle School, Recruiting and Advancement coordinators, and School Counselor

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or closely related field
  • Have 3 years of successful teaching, preferably in Catholic Schools
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of successful senior leadership experience, preferably with K-8 experience
  • Be licensed as a principal by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction or be eligible for a NC principal license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Shares a common vision for a Catholic school that aligns with St. Raphael’s vision as a parish
  • Is a faithful follower of Jesus committed to personal prayer who makes and teaches disciples
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong and proven leadership including openness to learn and grow as a leader

Parish or school background information: 3700 families at the parish, 327 families at the school, 431 students.

St. Raphael’s vision is to be a vibrant, growing parish and school community that helps people encounter Jesus and forms them to live as passionate disciples in the world. As a ministry of St. Raphael, a Jesuit-sponsored parish in the Diocese of Raleigh, our school seeks to form children in faith and reason as men and women for others in the tradition of Catholic education that traces back to St. Ignatius of Loyola.  The Principal leads the school’s mission of creating a vibrant and faith-filled environment that enables students to grow both academically and spiritually as intentional disciples of Jesus.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019