Principal - Archdiocese Of Philadelphia City Elem Schools
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Catholic Elementary School Principal
Job Location: St. Martha Catholic School, Philadelphia, PA
Beginning: Jul 15, 2022
Deadline: Jul 15, 2022**
District: Archdiocese Of Philadelphia City Elem Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 267-639-0162
Job Description:
St. Martha Parish School in Philadelphia, PA is seeking a faith-filled and dynamic principal to continue the mission of Catholic education. St. Martha School employs fifteen faculty and staff and has nine classrooms with one hundred eighty-five students in grades Preschool - 8. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic who is ready to lead while working collaboratively with the Pastor, faculty, staff, students, parents, Board of Limited Jurisdiction, parish leaders and other stakeholders. The starting date for this position is July 15, 2022.
The ideal candidate possesses a spirit of innovation and will be a motivating force in shaping our Catholic identity and rigorous academic programs.This individual should have a passion for excellence and be instrumental in leading and supporting staff in educational best practices. This person should be able to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, demonstrating leadership and engagement with all. St. Martha School is a Middle States Association accredited school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and it is  located in the far northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania adjacent to Archbishop Ryan High School. Its governance model is pastor, Father Jonathan Dalin, working collaboratively with the Principal, Board of Limited Jurisdiction, and Parish Business Manager.
The principal of St. Martha School must lead by personal witness to the Catholic faith and exhibit passion and compassion in articulating the mission of St. Martha School. The ideal candidate must possess the following:
  • A strong commitment to the Catholic faith
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in Catholic education
  • An understanding of child growth and development
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, people management and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in technology
  • Knowledge of marketing and enrollment strategies to foster school viability
  • Knowledge of school operations including budgeting and fundraising
  • An understanding of the role of the School Board in relation to the administration of the school
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification processes
  • Experience in achieving academic success
  • Degrees and certifications as required by the Office of Catholic Education
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership to the teaching staff on curriculum and instruction, classroom management, and  student achievement
  • Establish academic and behavioral goals with corresponding implementation plans
  • Partner with teaching staff and parents to manage student behaviors in a positive and proactive manner
  • Cultivate an environment that fosters academic excellence, Catholic faith formation, vitality, and viability
  • Responsible for creating a climate that encourages the engagement of each student in the learning process while fostering a love for learning
  • Inspire a committed faculty and an engaged student body to form a highly effective learning community inclusive of all stakeholders in the ministry of Catholic education
  • Utilize technology as a communication and educational tool
  • Ensure staff have adequate opportunities for professional development
  • Provide meaningful and constructive feedback to faculty and staff
  • Work collaboratively with designated committees to support school events, fundraising initiatives, and enrollment campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Advisory Board, community leaders, and other stakeholders
  • Actively manage accreditations and certifications
  • Be forward thinking and maintain a vision for the future of the school 
Interested and qualified candidates please send:Resume, Cover letter, Three letters of recommendation, Updated clearances (FBI fingerprint, Child Abuse, and Criminal Background), and application packet obtained at:
 Principal ApplicationPlease download the application and the list of documentation to be submitted.  
Completed applications, with required documents should be returned by July 15, 2022. They may be e-mailed to:
Or mailed to:
Sister Margaret Rose Adams, IHM, Assistant Superintendent
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Office of Catholic Education
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please note that email is preferred. Please ensure all required information is sent in one

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.