St. Catharine Academy (SCA), a Catholic Mercy School for Girls, has symbolized excellence in Catholic education in New York City since its founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889. In September 2023, SCA extended its legacy of academic excellence for girls to an even broader spectrum of multi-cultural students, encompassing grades 6 through 12.

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the President serves as the strategic leader and chief ambassador of St. Catharine Academy with responsibilities focused on planning, institutional advancement, external relations, financial management, organizational structure, and academic oversight. The President delegates to the Principal the daily responsibilities for academic and co-curricular affairs and leadership. Guided by the Mercy tradition and an educational philosophy that reflects a learning, serving, and witnessing community, St. Catharine Academy’s next President will implement strategic initiatives designed to increase its enrollment and philanthropic support to lead the school through a new phase of growth.

Qualified candidates will have at least 10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience in the education, nonprofit, or business sectors. The successful candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic committed to the Catholic faith and values; familiarity with Mercy traditions is a plus. Must have a working knowledge of the overall operations of a successful and integrated organization, including finance, budget development, admissions, fundraising, marketing, building projects, and care and maintenance of the physical plant. Experience in revenue generation and the ability and willingness to lead in fund development, including identification, cultivation, stewardship, and face-to-face solicitation of donors are required; capital campaign experience is preferred. The candidate must be a visionary, collaborative, decisive leader, and outstanding communicator who clarifies goals, builds teams, and cultivates trust while at the same time establishing appropriate accountability. Master’s degree in education, organizational leadership, business, communications, or related field required. Willing and able to travel; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.

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Qualified candidates may send resume to:
Catharine McGeever
Lambert & Associates
222 South Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083