OLD MISSION SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL, 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Old Mission School is the fully-accredited school of Mission San Luis Obispo Church, with fall enrollment of 340 students in Preschool through Grade Eight and approximately 50 staff with 20 of those teachers. Old Mission School has three campuses including Old Mission Preschool and Kindergarten at Nativity Parish, the main campus on Broad Street, and the Middle School Annex on Palm Street. Old Mission School also operates a thrift store on Broad Street. San Luis Obispo is a vibrant college-town located on the Central Coast of California. For more information on the community, follow this link: https://slochamber.org/our-community/community-profile/
As the leader of the Faith Community of the school, the Principal shall:
- Be a practicing Catholic, in good standing with the church, who has knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
- Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of teachers and students
- Understand and be dedicated to the ministry of Catholic education
As a professional educator, the Principal shall:
- Have a minimum of five years of experience in teaching and/or in administration with Catholic school experience
- Hold a basic Catechetical Certification or adhere to the minimum requirements for Catechetical Certification as set forth by the Diocese of Monterey
- Hold a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 20 graduate hours with an emphasis in supervision, curriculum, instruction or other related education administration courses
- Hold a valid California Standard Teaching Credential or its equivalent from another State
- Hold a valid Administrative Credential*
- Be proficient in educational technology, including the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps for Education, and have a willingness to integrate new technology into the curriculum
- Have public relations and development skills to increase stakeholder relationships and to generate deeper involvement and excitement about the life and mission of Old Mission School
- Have knowledge of school finances and the budgeting process
*Principals in the Diocese of Monterey who do not hold a current, valid Administrative Credential must complete the requirements for such a credential according to State requirements and Diocesan policy within a period of time mutually agreed upon with the Superintendent of Schools.
Salary for this position will be determined according to the school’s salary schedule. Benefits include pension plan, social security, and health insurance.
Submit cover letter addressed to Superintendent Kimberly Cheng, resume, list of references, and answers to supplemental questions by March 1, 2017 via Edjoin or email to:
Mimi Schwertfeger, Administrative Assistant,
Department of Catholic Schools
Position begins July 1, 2017
As part of the application process, principal candidates are asked to submit written responses to the following:
- Describe your basic philosophy of education. What are the beliefs that guide your actions as an administrator?
- Why do you wish to work in a Catholic School?
- What purpose(s) do you feel Catholic Schools fulfill?
- What are the most important characteristics of an effective Catholic School?
- What contribution can you personally make to a school’s goals?
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGER
Organization: New Camaldoli Hermitage
Date Posted: December 29, 2016
Location: Big Sur, California
Type of Position: Independent contractor; 20 hours per week (12 to 16 hours on site)
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree (a Graduate degree is desirable)
Experience Requirement: At least 10 years of business and financial management experience preferably with non-profit organizations
New Camaldoli Hermitage is a community of Roman Catholic monks whose life is dedicated to contemplation and prayer. The Hermitage was founded in 1958 and is located just south of Lucia, CA in Big Sur. To support themselves the monks run a retreat facility, a gift shop/bookstore, and a development office. They also produce fruitcakes, granola, and honey which are sold in the gift shop, to local retailers, and online. (www.contemplation.com)
As directed by the Prior and the Domestic Council, the Business and Financial Manager will set the Hermitage’s financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in the Hermitage’s overall strategy. S/he will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. As a member of the senior management team, the Business and Financial Manager will work closely with the Financial Advisory Board, auditors, and other business office service providers.
Key Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Consult with the Prior and Domestic Council on all operational and strategic issues as they arise: provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
- Participate in the ongoing strategic/master planning process as an integral member of the planning team.
- Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Hermitage’s strategic plan and long-term mission.
- Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics. Develop and maintain a monthly operating budget and annual operating budget for the Hermitage. Review monthly results with the Prior and department managers.
- Use forward-looking models and activity-based analysis to provide financial insight into the Hermitage’s plans and operating budgets.
- Assist with corporate governance: annual meeting/minute book
- Ensure that the business office staff maintains systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and monitor the use of all funds.
- Ensure that internal control systems are in place and being followed adequately.
- Continuously monitor processes for ways to streamline and improve efficiencies.
- Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the Hermitage with regard to its long-term mission and operational goals.
- Provide insight and recommendations regarding both short term and long term growth of the Hermitage.
- Review all month end closing activities including general ledger accounts. Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
- Oversee the human resources function including development and enforcement of best practices, hires, firings, disciplinary actions, evaluations, benefits management, salary/wages review, workers comp, and the employee handbook. Review payroll reports.
- Oversee information technology service provider and related security areas.
- Manage cash, investments, and other asset areas. Maintain banking relationships.
- Review insurance policies for coverage and cost and manage transition if deemed necessary.
- Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations.
- Engage with the financial advisory board to develop short term and long term plans, projections, and budgets.
- Remain current on audit best practices, and state, federal, and local law regarding Hermitage operations. Ensure the filing of relevant tax returns.
- Oversee audit preparation and audit process.
- Oversee the business office documentation and updating of job descriptions.
Submit resumes to:
Barbara Zielinski, CPA
Zielinski & Associates, P.C.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Capitola is seeking a Religious Education Coordinator for our Preschool through 5th grade programs. This is a part time position that offers a wonderful opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of children. Candidates should have good interpersonal, communication, organizational and computer skills. The hourly compensation is negotiable - but the rewards from enhancing a child’s spiritual life is priceless! Please submit resumes to Ken Mower, Human Resource Coordinator, at 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola CA 95010, or email to Ken@stjoscap.org. by 02/17/2017.