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Vice Principal, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Havertown, PA, Delaware County

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Vice Principal, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Havertown, PA, Delaware County

Job Title:  Vice Principal

Job Status:  Permanent/Full Time

Contact:  Bernadette Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent


Job Description:  

The vice-principal shares with the principal the responsibilities of administration and supervision of the school personnel and the total school program. The vice-principal is directly accountable to the pastor and principal. The vice-principal has experience as a student, a teacher, or an administrator in an IHM School or is willing to learn and infuse the school with codified hallmarks of IHM education.


Professional Personnel Responsibilities

·         To assist the principal in interviewing and/or placement of new teachers

·         To assist the principal in supervision and evaluation of teachers

·         To coordinate maintenance of professional records and religious education certificates

·         To assign substitute personnel

·         To assist the principal in the supervision and monitoring of all volunteer personnel and teacher aides

Academic Responsibilities

·         To assist in the growth and development of the faith community throughout the entire school program

·         To assist the principal in planning the agenda for in-service programs and faculty meetings

·         To coordinate Archdiocesan testing programs and all activities relative to the program

·         To review and sign lesson plans weekly

·         To assist curriculum subject coordinators as needed

·         To assist teachers in submitting recommendations for children needing special services such as reading, mathematics, and counseling

·         To assist at parent-teacher conferences as needed

·         Serves as resource person for teachers in curriculum planning and teacher development

·         To manage data of Terra Nova Next testing; to guide teachers in learning the website features and applying the data to classroom and individualized instruction.

 Administrative Responsibilities

·         To assist in the development and maintenance of faculty and student handbooks

·         To assist principal in developing newsletters, recruitment, and other public relations activities

·         To assist in the development and implementation of the school’s discipline policies

·         To assist principal in reviewing student disciplinary suspensions and dismissal

·         To attend district meetings, Archdiocesan Administrators in-service, and other appropriate professional meetings

·         To chair the Middle States process

·         To lead SHS in adopting the Keystone STARS Program

·         To oversee the Student Council

·         To coordinate “Marker Days,” i.e., Sacred Heart Day, Marython, December 8/Immaculate Conception, Holy Week Retreat

·         To monitor Morning Arrival and Dismissal

·         To supervise the Cafeteria

·         To represent the SHS Administration at SPAT meetings


Interested and qualified candidates please send:

·         Resume

·         Cover letter

·         Three letters of recommendation

·         Updated clearances (FBI fingerprint, Child Abuse and Criminal Background) to the address listed below.

Please download the Administrator Application attached for a list of documents that will be needed.

If the position is offered, the candidate will be required to complete the “Protecting God’s Children” training through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Additional information regarding this training can be found here.

 The completed application, with required documents, can be e-mailed to: 

or mailed by U.S. mail to:

Bernadette Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office of Catholic Education

222 N. 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

All information must be sent in one packet and be received no later than February 24, 2023.

  • Administrators
  • Full Time
  • Permanent