President Search

Located in West Hartford, CT, Northwest Catholic High School (NWC) is a diverse, Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory, Archdiocesan school of 495 students whose mission is to educate the whole person, mind, body, spirit, and imagination. This distinguished school community develops leaders who faithfully serve God and others. NWC seeks to foster in young people a faith in God which gives meaning and direction to life; to challenge and guide them in the pursuit of spiritual, academic, and physical excellence; to develop versatile leaders; to cultivate in them the desire to serve God and others; and, to promote justice and tolerance in a global world.

The President of NWC is a ministerial position that serves as the administrative, educational, and faith formation leader of the school. The President has an external and internal influence that strives to foster the long-term viability of the school, the development of faith formation in students and the community, and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning across all curricular and co-curricular programs and activities. The President reports to the Archdiocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

The candidates we seek will have a passion for advancing the mission of Catholic education by delivering excellence throughout NWC’s spiritual, academic, and co-curricular activities. He/she will possess an understanding of the President/Principal model of administration and be comfortable partnering with a committed and engaged Advisory Board. The successful candidate will have expertise in business and financial management, as well as a proven track record of acquiring necessary funding through the solicitation of major gifts and capital campaign contributions. He or she must be experienced with strategic planning and have the requisite executive-level experience to lead a school community. With a visible presence inside and outside of the school community, the President must be able to advance the marketing and institutional advancement initiatives of this distinguished school community throughout its expansive constituencies and the Connecticut River Valley region.

While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, candidates could have attained this experience through a variety of different career paths, including primary, secondary, or higher education, non-profit management, or work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of the career path, the prospective President must have expert knowledge of and a proven record of building upon strong community culture and in identifying, cultivating, and developing strategic partnerships and philanthropic support that will ensure the schools continued accessibility, success, and sustainability. An advanced degree in educational administration or business-related fields are a plus.

Visit the school’s website HERE.

Additional information regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus located HERE.

The Archdiocese of Hartford and the Search Committee is in a fast-track to identify and secure NWC’s next President. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2021 or sooner. Do not delay. Connect with us today!

Michael Furey, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
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