Principal - Holy Cross (21-22)

Independence Mission Schools

Philadelphia, United States

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Date Posted November 10, 2021
Industry K-12 Religious/Parochial
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed No
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Commensurate With Experience


Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a non-profit network of 14 independent Catholic schools providing a transformative education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.

The vision of the IMS network is that all IMS Scholars will be

Our school principals are vital levers in the realization of this vision for the nearly 5,000 PK through 8th grade students across the current IMS network. 

The Principal will guide his or her school in the realization of this IMS vision within their school.  Keeping the work emblematic of the school’s unique Catholic identity and legacy, the Principal will advance the moral formation, teaching and learning within their school to continually improve outcomes for our students.  The Principal sets the tone for the entire school through direction within the school and through interactions at all levels with faculty, staff, students, parents, board and community partners.  The ideal candidate will be committed to the development, achievement, and well-being of the school’s students and the pursuit of academic excellence by those students.

Position responsibilities

  1. Vision-Driven – Advance the Catholic identity of the school, being mindful of our welcome to children of all faiths, while ensuring a school culture of student achievement and high expectations grounded in moral development. Inspire teachers and staff to realize this vision throughout the school.
  2. Leadership & Management - Recruit and develop talented teachers and staff.  Lead faculty development in their roles as Catholic instructional leaders driving student achievement.   Direct the work of school staff to provide structure and support to school operations.  Establish a school culture built on student achievement, empowerment, and collaboration and ensure a learning environment that is transformative, holistic, and safe.  Use data to establish performance goals for student academic results and faculty development and outcomes.  Work with IMS leadership team to ensure core values are effectively communicated and upheld within the school community.
  3. Instructional Expertise – Build the capacity of school staff to deliver exceptional, high-quality instruction in service to student learning. Promulgate the effective use of data to support student achievement.  Evaluate and address the requirements and needs of the school’s student population and identify resources to provide access for all students.
  4. School Advancement -  Serve as an ambassador and advocate of the school's mission, goals and achievements and oversee student recruitment, admissions, and advancement.  Support school development and community relations, including public relations and fundraising activities for the school as needed.

Educational and Credential requirements



Applicants with a desire to work in an urban school setting are highly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Independence Mission Schools, please visit:

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Successful candidates must be able to clear all background check and clearance requirements.


EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!

APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application through our hiring portal:   Candidates must submit all requested materials within the hiring portal in order to be selected for interviews.