Elementary Principal

St. Cecilia Cathedral School - Omaha



Name of Facility: St. Cecilia Cathedral School
3869 Webster Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Vickie Kauffold
Email: vkkauffold@archomaha.org


Department: Catholic Schools
Reports to: Pastor of St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Maintain and support the vision and mission of St. Cecilia Cathedral School
• Understand the cherished history of St. Cecilia Cathedral parish and school and embrace the many gifts that alumni and supporters have to offer
• Manage the day-to-day operation of the school
• Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to all faculty and staff
• Coordinate the marketing and recruitment efforts for the school to maintain and grow student enrollment
• Ensure the constant promotion and enhancement of the school’s Catholic identity
• Supervise student discipline with a working knowledge of PBIS strategies
• Lead process of developing and implementing the Strategic Plan, School Improvement Plan, and School Accreditation
• Ensure a strong academic program with attention to curriculum planning, assessment, and data collection along with data analysis
• Accountable to the Archbishop of Omaha through the Superintendent of Schools and to the Pastor at St. Cecilia Cathedral
• Communicate with all stakeholders on a regular basis to include: Board of Education, Parish Finance Committee, Catholic Schools Office, St. Cecilia Childcare Director, Home and School, Activities Booster Club, Comedy and Cuisine Chairs, building maintenance, parents, parish staff, and Pastor.
• Monitor Special Needs Services to include Title I, Resource, Speech, and Counseling Services
• Awareness of Social Emotional Learning supports for the school students and staff.
• Ensure compliance with all laws, policies and regulations for the state and the Archdiocese
• Hire, supervise and evaluate faculty and staff, as well as provide regular professional development
• Maintain Safe Environment requirements
• Create schedule for school year and the school day
• Be a spiritual leader for the school and St. Cecilia Community
• Seek and secure financial and physical resources through grant acquisitions
• Support and promote technology development through the school and school community


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Full job description can be found at the link below:


Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Science
• Master’s Degree in Education Administration
• Possesses or able to secure a valid Nebraska Administration Certificate
• Five or more years of experience as a classroom teacher
• Minimum of three years as a school administrator preferred

Application Instructions

Candidates must be a practicing member, in good standing, of the Roman Catholic Church. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, an individual committed to the ministry of Catholic education who can advance the mission and vision of the school. He/She will be a proven, effective communicator who firmly understands the diplomacy required to work with a varied constituent group. The successful candidate must be able to learn the story of St. Cecilia Cathedral School community and be committed to working in a collaborative environment for the benefit of the students at St. Cecilia Cathedral School.

All applications will remain confidential until semi-finalists are selected for interviews with the Search Committee.

Interested candidates are to submit, electronically, the following materials:

• Cover letter and resume

• Copy of College Transcripts

• Educational Philosophy (One page)

• Archdiocesan Application Form *

• List of references – References will only be contacted once an applicant has reached semifinalist standing and with permission of the applicant (to preserve confidentiality on the applicant’s part)

Materials are to be sent to:
St. Cecilia Search Committee

*Application form can be found here: