Jan 10, 2021


  • The Moran Company
Full time Education: Middle/High School Executive Religious Education

Job Description

Mount Carmel High School


Chicago, Illinois

Position begins July 1, 2021


Mount Carmel High School is Chicago’s premier Catholic college preparatory school for young men. Located in Woodlawn, one of the fastest growing communities in the country, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago, and future Obama Presidential Center, Mount Carmel attracts students from across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Founded in 1900, under the leadership of the Carmelites, Mount Carmel proudly continues its mission of Building Character for a Lifetime. Mount Carmel High School operates in the President/Principal Model.

Position Summary

The President serves as Chief Executive Officer of Mount Carmel High School with authority for decisions affecting the overall organization and operation of the institution.

Needed Qualifications:

  • Advocate for Catholic education
  • Commitment to the Core Values of Mount Carmel High School and the Carmelite Charism of prayer, community, and service
  • Visionary, strategic decision maker, problem solver
  • Strong leadership skills in strategic planning, fiscal planning, and management
  • Ability to raise funds and articulate to external audiences the value of supporting Mount Carmel High School.
  • Motivational role model, mentor, and developer of faculty, staff, and students
  • Experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the various constituencies of the school, students, parents, alumni, media, and community at large
  • Ability to foster a strong educational environment that attracts high-quality faculty, students, and staff
  • Ability to hire and build an effective administrative team
  • Ability to identify opportunities and convert challenges into innovative solutions and programs that will advance the future of the school
  • Reputation for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Highest integrity and strong moral compass


Strategic Planning

  • Provides vision, strategic direction, management, and leadership for Mount Carmel to sustain the School’s mission
  • Ensure strategic plans are aligned with the culture, values, and mission of the organization  
  • Generate departmental plans to meet this overall goal (Academic, Athletic, Financial, Marketing, Development, Ministry, Facility Operations, Human Resources)
  • Ensure an effective management structure is in place to carry out the stated strategic plans.

Community Relations & Advocacy

  • Serves as the leading advocate/spokesperson for Mount Carmel, both internally and externally
  • Represents Mount Carmel at religious, civic, academic, and other public functions to elevate the school’s community profile.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Archdiocese and Archdiocese high school
  • Develops and maintains positive and effective relationships with board members, parents, alumni, donors, community leaders and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with feeder schools and principals

Fund Raising and Volunteer Support

  • Articulates the importance of the School’s mission and participates in soliciting donations as appropriate
  • Oversees the development department and a comprehensive fund development strategy of major gifts, annual fund, corporate, foundation and planned gifts
  • Provides support and direction to the organization’s alumni and parent programs


  • Open and complete transparency of essential financial and operational information to the Board of Directors
  • Oversee monthly financial operational reviews to ensure each department is maintaining proper budget control
  • After consultation with the CFO, Human Resources, and the Finance Operations committee, recommends approval to the Board of Directors for changes to tuition, salary scale, benefits, and the annual school budget
  • In consultation with VP for Operations, assures adequate maintenance of the physical plant through implementation of capital projects and other projects
  • Is an ex-officio member of the Mount Carmel Educational Foundation

Management and Development

  • Develops and maintains an organizational culture that ensures high standards of quality management and integrity of operations.
  • Fosters a positive and supportive work environment that attracts, retains and motivates faculty and staff.   
  • Hires, mentors, leads, and counsels direct reports regarding short and long-term performance expectations. Supports job growth and career development.

Education and Experience

  • Master of Education or Business Administration or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years leadership experience in an academic, nonprofit or business setting
  • Committed to Catholic education and the Carmelite Charism of prayer, community, and service
  • Fundraising experience with a track record of engaging alumni and other supporters


The projected compensation range for the chosen candidate will be competitive and in accordance with the background and experience of the candidate. Mount Carmel offers healthcare benefits and retirement plan contributions.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Mount Carmel High School is committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume to Bill Moran, The Moran Company. 
Resume should include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year) and position/title and organization names. Cover letter should articulate relevant experience and fit with the stated preferences of the position.   APPLY NOW 



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