School Name: St. Columba Catholic School

Location: 3365 Glencolum Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Employment Type: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Rate: $90,000 - $100,000 per year.

Deadline for Resume and Cover Letter: Sunday, May 26, 2024, or until the position is filled.


The Diocese of San Diego is seeking a qualified, experienced, and transformational educational leader who is deeply committed to furthering the development of the faith life and academic excellence of the school. St. Columba Catholic School is a diverse single-classroom Preschool through 8th-grade parish school located in the Serra Mesa neighborhood of San, California. St. Columba’s current enrollment is 263 students. You can find more information about the school at our website:

St. Columba Catholic School is devoted to ensuring academic excellence for our students in an inclusive, collaborative, and Christ-centered community. This is achieved by Modeling and teaching the message and mission of Jesus Christ, Partnering with Families as the Primary Educators, Implementing a Departmentalized System of Learning, Promoting Restorative Justice Practices, Integrating Resources and Personnel to support all types of learners, and Fostering a Spirit of Service and Social Justice.

The principal has, as delegate of the Pastor and the Diocese, immediate responsibility for implementing the philosophy and vision of the school in its regular operation. A school principal has the responsibility to:

  • Implement the Mission, Vision, and philosophy of the school in its regular operations
  • Administer the total school program 
  • Supervise and evaluate: a) Professional personnel; b) Auxiliary support staff; c) Students 
  • Provide instructional leadership in accordance with the Office for School's Academic Excellence initiatives.  
  • Monitor the financial operations of the school (in conjunction with the school bookkeeper) and report to the Pastor, Office for Schools, Parish Finance Council, and Diocesan Finance Office  
  • Other school specific responsibilities will include attending weekly Parish Staff Meetings as well as scheduled Finance Council Meetings throughout the year.

Religious Qualifications:

  • Be a practicing Roman Catholic with a strong understanding of the Catholic faith 
  • Be a leader/facilitator of the school faith community 
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to the development of his/her own faith and that of the parents, teachers, and students 
  • Demonstrate an understanding and dedication to the ministry of Catholic education 

Professional Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum of three years of successful administrative experience in Catholic Schools  
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and/or California Administrative Credential or a Master’s Degree in the area of Education and a Catholic Leadership Certificate. 
  • Have the ability to verbalize and clarify the philosophy and vision of Catholic School Education based on church documents relevant to Catholic education 
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in past or present educational experiences 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to remain in an office at a computer workstation and access information from a computer and use a telephone. The employee is required to be mobile to, from, and within the school, as well as maneuver throughout the parish/school facility to attend meetings, briefings, and other work-related events. The employee may be required to conduct trips to, from, and within various city and county-wide locations to attend meetings or events. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Catholic Diocese of San Diego is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.