Our Lady of Victory132 Orchard DrNorthville, MI 48167
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Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Position Description

Our Lady of Victory, a Catholic, co-educational accredited parish school located in Northville, Michigan is seeking a committed Catholic educator to serve as principal. The school was founded in 1952 and currently serves over 420 students in grades Kindergarten through Eight. The principal reports to the pastor of the Our Lady of Victory Parish.
The principal will be a practicing Catholic whose faith is visible and inspiring in daily life and work. He or she will be a collaborative leader with an accessible and approachable style that demonstrates a willingness to listen to new ideas while offering creative solutions and strong leadership to challenges. The successful candidate will be a coalition builder who creates an inclusive environment that is conducive to sincere and open communication.

The principal must also demonstrate the following:
  • Commitment to Catholic Identity and an ongoing understanding of the ministries and spirituality of the OLV parish community
  • Ability to articulate an educational vision that incorporates the best aspects of Catholic education; including maintaining a high level of academic excellence rooted in the truths of our Catholic faith
  • Ability to establish, manage and evaluate effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the school including instructional programs, professional development, extracurricular activities, discipline, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations and emergency procedures
  • Experience and expertise in effective coaching, mentoring and evaluation of staff
  • Thorough knowledge of current educational issues
  • Understanding of elementary/middle school curriculum development, instruction and student assessment procedures
  • Ability to establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment
  • Experience with various leadership strategies in working with parents, councils, committees and alumni
  • Ability to partner with parents to ensure that students achieve success intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially
  • Knowledge and understanding of finances, including evaluating and managing the annual school budget
  • Ability to establish and conduct a public relations and marketing program, including development of marketing materials


  • Be a practicing Catholic who is able to provide a letter of recommendation from parish pastor.
  • Hold a Master’s degree or higher from an approved program in Educational Administration offered by an institute of higher education (IHE).
  • The basic endorsement for a school administrator certificate is Elementary/Secondary Administrator K-12 (Building). A Catholic Principal, assistant Catholic Principal or other person whose primary responsibility is administering instructional programs employed as a school administrator after January 4, 2010 must hold a valid Administrator certificate in accordance with SB-981.

A school administrator who was employed as a school administrator on or before January 4, 2010 does not need to hold the Administrator certificate for their current position but must meet the same continuing education requirements as described in the renewal policy for the Professional Education teaching certificate, every five years after initial date of employment.

  • Hold currently valid Michigan teacher certification
  • Hold catechist formation certification as directed by the Department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools. Certification from another diocese will be reviewed during application process.
  • Be able to provide evidence of three years of successful teaching experience
  • Be able to meet any other local requirements pertinent to the available administrative position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Commitment to ongoing personal, professional and spiritual development through reading, retreats, classes, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Attend required school, parish and Archdiocese of Detroit meetings
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105134