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President

Edgewood Campus School

Position Description
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President is the school’s chief executive officer. The President is accountable for bringing Edgewood’s Catholic, Dominican identity to life; animating its mission; assuring its academic quality; and enhancing its financial viability.
Following are elements of the role of Edgewood Campus School President:
Leadership
  • Inspire the Edgewood Campus School community – board members, teachers, students, families and supporters – to achieve the mission
  • Through formation, enhance the School’s Catholic Dominican identity
  • Build a welcoming school environment in which a diverse community of students, including those of lesser means, can achieve
  • Support and guide the principal in developing a strong curriculum and leading teachers
Financial Management
  • Enhance the School’s viability through sound financial management
  • Lead the School’s fundraising to maintain tuition affordability
  • Lead any capital campaigns to assure a compelling educational facility
  • Prepare – and manage to – an annual budget
  • Assure that financial reports are completed and audited
  • Preserve the operations of the school’s facility
Governance
  • Serve as a member of – and report to – the Board and its committees
  • Build strong relationships with Board leadership and the Sponsors Council
  • Assure that actions taken are in alignment with the bylaws of Edgewood Campus School
  • Govern the campus in collaboration with other campus presidents
  • Maintain internal handbooks as necessary
Planning
  • Provide leadership in the development of a long-range strategic plan
  • Lead recruiting of a diverse community of students
Communication
  • Provide constant communication within the school community
  • Maintain deep relationships with the Sisters and Sponsors Council
  • Build positive relationships with diocesan officers, including the bishop
  • Build active relationships with ECS alumni and donor base
  • Represent ECS to the outside community
  • Build relationships with community groups and the City of Madison
  • Build and deliver a marketing plan
Requisite Education, Attributes, and Experience
  • A member of the Catholic community
  • Committed to Catholic educational identity, the Edgewood mission, and the values of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
  • Experience in the education field preferred; committed to faith-based education
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, or other relevant areas of study; master’s degree preferred
  • Financial and operational acumen in a non-profit
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including experience with major gift solicitation, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, special events, and grant proposals
  • Excellent organizational development, marketing, communication, and administration skills are essential
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, to encourage teamwork and collaboration; strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate; effective at conflict management
  • Commitment to serve as ambassador for Edgewood Campus School in the broader community
For best consideration, please apply confidentially by January 5, 2023.