We have been retained by the Board of Trustees of Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, LA to lead the search for its next Head of School. The position is available July 2022.
Founded in 1867, and affectionately known as the Rosary, the Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, all girls, pre-K through grade 12 Catholic school serving 748 students. As a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools, the school is faithful to the goals of a Sacred Heart education: to produce self-confident women, provide a challenging intellectual education, develop a love of God, and create a desire to help others.
The board welcomes candidates from other educational institutions (religious, independent, public) as well as accomplished servant leaders from other mission-critical career venues such as higher education; non-profit foundations, associations, and charities; or the corporate, civic, and professional services arenas. While knowledge of education and school operations is preferred, other qualities and experiences will also be greatly valued, especially visionary, entrepreneurial leadership and the ability to inspire, lead a high-performing team, and create demand for the extraordinary gifts of an Academy of the Sacred Heart education. Diverse candidates and those sharing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.
We will be pleased to schedule an exploratory conversation or to receive a formal application. We will also be most grateful to receive nominations and referrals. All inquiries will be strictly confidential.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A one-page statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice;
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established, and not without the candidate’s permission) to: