Apr 24, 2019

President - Maria Regina High School

  • Maria Regina High School
  • Hartsdale, NY, USA
Full time Education: Middle/High School Executive Fundraising Nonprofit

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Angeletti Group invites nominations and applications for the position of President at Maria Regina High School (MRHS). The school seeks an engaging and inspirational leader to build upon its rich history of educating young women. The President will report directly to the Board of Trustees. She/he will be responsible for all external relations, fundraising, fiscal health, and day-to-day operations, as well as setting the overall vision for the school.

Maria Regina High School is located in Hartsdale, New York, 20 miles north of Manhattan and served by Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Grand Central Terminal. This charming hamlet, which lies along the Bronx River, is home to one of the few working farms in lower Westchester and has several picturesque parks that host an array of walking trails.

Maria Regina High School

Maria Regina High School is an all-female Catholic, college preparatory school (grades 9 to 12), with an enrollment of 500 pupils.

MRHS was founded in 1957 by the Sisters of the Resurrection as the first Archdiocesan girls’ high school in Westchester County. Since its beginning, Maria Regina has been committed to fostering academic excellence, inspiring spiritual development, and instilling a genuine sense of responsibility to the “greater good,” both across the community and beyond. The entire school program, whether it be the curriculum or the extra-curricular activities, is designed to challenge students to develop their intellectual potential, nurture their physical abilities, and strengthen their social skills.

The school is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and offers Advanced Placement, college credit, and honors courses.

It is the school’s mission to empower the students of Maria Regina to grow from young girls into women who have the skills and capacities to be faith-filled and exemplary leaders.

The President of Maria Regina High School

The President is the chief executive officer of Maria Regina High School and reports to the Board of Trustees. The next President must have a keen appreciation of the values and traditions of Catholic doctrine and moral teachings. The successful candidate must be a strategic and visionary thinker with a transparent, collaborative leadership style. She/he must be an articulate and inspiring communicator, a successful fundraiser, and a seasoned, responsible financial manager. The President is the chief spokesperson for the school, provides visible, personal leadership to the school community and articulates and promotes the school to all external constituencies. The successful candidate should have a strong record of intellectual and administrative accomplishments and a broad understanding of educational administrative leadership.  

Areas of Emphasis for the President

The next President of Maria Regina High School must be a visionary leader who will embrace the character, values, and traditions of the Maria Regina community and the Catholic faith and carry them forward in new and exciting ways. Specifically, the President will:

  • Serve as the CEO and act as Head of School, providing strategic direction and oversight of the school’s academics, spirituality, fiscal health, advancement opportunities, enrollment management, physical plant and supervisory operations.
  • Ensure the Catholic mission of the school is developed and promoted among stakeholders including the Principal/faculty, admissions office, and college placement office.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, Director of Advancement, and advancement staff to develop strategic relationships with a goal to secure increasing philanthropic revenues.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and prospective alumnae and parent donors; create strategic action plans for top prospects with the intent of deepening relationships on behalf of the school, leading to increased comprehensive giving, including annual, capital, and deferred gifts.
  • Strengthen the school’s external relations through programming, affinity groups, vibrant community relations, and constituent outreach to effectively message MRHS’s brand, values, and reputation for excellence across current and prospective stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership in the cultivation and solicitation of key donors.
  • Manage long-term planning for the school including institutional advancement, capital funding and facilities, and institutional resources.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the school and the Board of Trustees.
  • Direct the process by which the school arrives at its statements of vision, mission, and philosophy; implements the process by which these are periodically reviewed.
  • Ensure the fiscal health and viability of the school through sound financial stewardship and integrity.
  • Prepare the annual school budget in collaboration with the finance committee and the Principal and supervise its implementation.
  • Direct and oversee the completion of capital improvement projects, purchase of capital equipment.

Qualifications & Preferences

  • Master's degree and significant administrative leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and appreciation for Catholic, faith-based education.
  • Passion for and commitment to MRHS’s faith-filled mission and Catholic values.
  • Proven fundraising success, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of collaboration among faculty and staff.
  • Evidence of inspirational, entrepreneurial, and energetic leadership style.
  • Enjoyment of interaction with members of the school’s community, including students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and parents.
  • Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Substantial full-time teaching experience preferred.
  • Willingness and availability to travel.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.


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