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Superintendent of Schools - Diocese of San Jose

The Diocese of San Jose seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its next Superintendent beginning in July 2018, following the retirement of the Department’s current leader.

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior executive with the energy and foresight to help the school system meet the needs of its large, diverse community while positioning the Department of Education to play a leading role in shaping the future of Catholic education across the nation.

The Diocese of San Jose is based in Santa Clara County, which is home to more than 600,000 Catholics. Serving the residents of Silicon Valley, the Diocese supports 54 parishes and missions, and three college and university campus ministries. The Diocese’s Department of Education oversees 34 schools that serve more than 15,700 students across 14 cities and townships. Harnessing the local spirit of innovation while remaining rooted in its Catholic mission, the school system is ensuring that Catholic education remains a vibrant, attractive option for the diverse population of Santa Clara County.

The Department of Education of the Diocese of San Jose is a unified network of schools that offer a rigorous academic program as part of a holistic approach to educating children and inspiring them to live lives of Christian integrity and action. The school system is known for its forward-looking Drexel School program that emphasizes blended learning and employs progressive pedagogies and contemporary assessment practices within the context of Catholic elementary and middle school learning. The program has received wide acclaim and is seen as a promising model for the next-generation of Catholic Education.

Wickenden Associates of Princeton, NJ, is assisting the Diocese of San Jose in the search for its next Superintendent. Linda Knights ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is the lead consultant. For additional information, call 609 683 1355 or visit www.wickenden.com/searches-in-progress. Please do not contact the school directly. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

To view more information about the position and details of the application process, visit http://www.wickenden.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Diocese-of-San-Jose-Superintendent-Opportunity-Statement.pdf

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