Director of Mission - Job Description

Thank you for considering employment at De La Salle North Catholic. We seek applicants with a passion for educational ministry, a desire to work within a team, and a zeal for working with young students in an urban setting.

De La Salle North Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment.

Job Title: Director of Mission

Reports To: President

Classification: 10-month, Exempt, Full-Time (.6 FTE, flexible to 1.0 FTE with .4 teaching or ministry-related work)

 

De La Salle North Catholic High School provides a faith-based, college-preparatory high school education to underserved students from the Portland area. Our goal is to develop tomorrow’s community leaders by making high-quality education accessible to motivated young people in a learning environment that values cultural, spiritual, and ethnic diversity. Our educational approach provides each student with the opportunity to succeed through small classes, high expectations, and active participation in our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) affiliated with the nationally-recognized Cristo Rey Network.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Mission reports to the President and focuses efforts on fostering the Lasallian Catholic culture of the adult community, which is the spiritual core of the school’s mission. The Director of Mission is responsible for facilitating a long-term plan of Formation for Lasallian Mission for the staff that includes whole staff retreats, recurring Lasallian professional development about St. John Baptist de La Salle and our local mission at DLSNC, programming that asserts our Lasallian charism within the Catholic Church, as well as monthly events that build community. The Director of Mission works closely with the President, Principal, and alongside the Lasallian Youth Ministry (LYM) team to ensure that faith is a core experience at DLSNC.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Formation Leadership with San Francisco New Orleans District (SFNO) and Cristo Rey Network (CRN)

  • Liaises with the SFNO Office of Evangelization on matters related to student and staff faith experiences at DLSNC
  • Liaises regularly with the SFNO Director of Lasallian Formation for Mission on matters related to staff formation at the District and Local levels
  • Represents DLSNC as the Local Formator at the SFNO District Level mission-related meetings
  • Liaises with CRN’s new Mission Development Office programming and liaises with its Office in Chicago
  • Travels to SFNO (Napa, New Orleans) and CRN (Chicago) sponsored events and meetings related to Mission Development

Formation Leadership at DLSNC

  • Leads the Strategic Planning efforts in the pillar area of Culture and Community with special attention to the school’s Lasallian Catholic identity
  • Fosters a culture of formation and accompaniment for each DLSNC staff member through the development, articulation, and implementation of DLSNC’s Multi-Year Staff Formation for Lasallian Mission Plan
  • With the assistance of SFNO District’s Lasallian Formation for Mission, develops sustained, quality, customized formation activities, materials, and programs for DLSNC staff to deepen their understanding of the Lasallian founding story as well as Lasallian Core Principles and Pedagogy
  • Organizes monthly community gatherings for the whole staff to build relationships and communal strength
  • Collaborates with the LYM team in its areas of responsibility and contributions to student formation
  • In collaboration with the LYM Team, plans three annual staff retreats: August In-Service all day retreat, January mid-year half-day retreat, and June end-of-year half-day service retreat
  • Supports the President and Principal in ensuring that the school’s Catholicity and charism of the Christian Brothers are evident and actively promulgated to students, faculty, staff, parents, and the wider community
  • Supports faculty and staff in sharing their formation experiences with the broader community
  • Makes periodic presentations on Lasallian Catholic themes to the faculty/staff, student, parent, and alumni communities

All-School Responsibilities

  • Supports the President and Principal in hiring to ensure that hiring for mission is integral to the process
  • Manages the Lasallian Orientation for Mission of all new employees
  • Develops Mission-based competencies for use by the President and the Principal in the supervision and evaluation of employees
  • Leads the school’s response to the Mission-based components of Cognia, Cristo Rey Network’s Mission Effectiveness Review, and SFNO District LCAP protocols
  • Authors periodic, mission-rich storytelling to the community via email, school website, and newsletter

Other

  • Acts as the faith and academic liaison between the pastor of St. Charles Parish and DLSNC
  • Oversees the Spiritual and Community Event elements of the school’s master calendar
  • Attends appropriate workshops for professional improvement and growth
  • Participates in staff meetings and weekly meetings of the Strategic Leadership and Mission Teams
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by the President

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree desirable
  • Five years experience in mission-related work, preferably a Lasallian Catholic school
  • Be a knowledgeable and practicing Roman Catholic
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and the Google Suite.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to exercise leadership skills while engaging in collaborative, team-based work; high capacity to inspire cooperation and work well with teams
  • Willingness to embrace the school’s Lasallian charism and develop a passion for the school’s unique vision, with a desire to fully engage in the life of the school and community
  • Openness to taking part in professional development and mission formation activities sponsored by the SFNO District and the Cristo Rey Network
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEIB; culturally competent in addressing complex issues
  • High level of integrity, initiative, creativity and energy
  • Discretion, ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate

ANNUAL SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary DOE. For 1.0 FTE includes generous benefits package includes: 80 hours paid sick time, paid holidays including school closure periods (winter and spring breaks), medical/dental/vision insurance with a shared premium cost, employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employee-paid voluntary insurance plans, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match.

TO APPLY

Please use this link to apply or email cover letter and resume to hr@dlsnc.org. Position to start August 1, 2024.

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