Principal, St Anthony School, Kailua

Mar 14 2023
Job Description

Position Description 

St. Anthony School, Kailua 



Position:  Principal, Pre-K through 8th Grade 

Supervisor: Pastor 

Term: 1 Year Contract 

Status:  Full-time, salaried, exempt 

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with experience 


Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Master’s degree in Education or higher from an accredited university 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in educational leadership 
  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school  
  • Proven skills with technology integration and innovation in an academic setting 
  • Believing and living the faith and morals of the Roman Catholic Church 


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Experience in educational leadership in a Catholic school 
  • Knowledge of best practices in curriculum and assessment, differentiated learning, and other issues at the forefront of education 




  • Organization, administration, and supervision of the instructional program for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  
  • Oversees Morning Care, After School Enrichment programs, and Summer School. 
  • Organization, administration, and supervision of the Early Learning Center (Pre-Kindergarten) and After School Care, including compliance with all licensing requirements of the Hawaii Department of Human Services.  
  • Employs processes for gathering, analyzing, and using data to enhance student achievement.  
  • Develops and implements the general school schedule, policies and procedures, and all activities related to the school. 
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection, professional development, and supervision of school teachers and non-instructional staff. 
  • Encourages and initiates continued improvement in education programs and pedagogy. 
  • Develop and effectively administer the school budget as approved by the Pastor, School Board, and Finance Council. 
  • Orders all textbooks, materials, and resources needed for instruction, safety, and administration. 
  • Maintain a positive school environment that promotes student learning. 
  • Maintain a standard of student behavior consistent with Catholic faith and morals and demonstrating respect for the dignity of all people. 
  • Identifies intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and takes proactive steps to direct and coordinate the appropriate interventions of teachers and parents. 
  • Maintains effective communication to keep parents, students, faculty, and staff properly informed. 
  • Ensures school records are up-to-date and properly maintained.  
  • Attends and makes presentations to the School Board and Finance Council, PTSG, and represents the school at the Pastoral Council and Weekly Staff Meetings with the Pastor. 
  • Plans and conducts faculty meetings. 


Essential Qualities: 


  • Leadership skills and experience in working with teachers and administrators, knowledge of current best practices in education and learning, supervision, and team development.  
  • Ability to work with and encourage others to excel in their work and achieve results.  Demonstrates respect toward the ideas of others. 
  • Ability to maintain composure, tact, sensitivity and flexibility during peak periods and crisis intervention situations. 
  • Strong management and organization skills – ability to multitask and prioritize in an efficient manner, meet deadlines, and focus to complete projects.  
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly with all school stakeholders. 
  • Effective skills in conflict resolution and working toward win-win solutions. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend events and occasional travel to the mainland as required; includes on-call 24/7 availability. 


Candidates may apply through the diocesan Careers page and include their resume and cover letter.  For more information, contact:  Fr. William Kunisch, Pastor at [email protected]