Superintendent of Schools
Archdiocese of New York
New York, NY
Catholic education in the Archdiocese of New York began in 1800 in St. Peter’s Parish in lower Manhattan and is now one of the largest and most diverse in the nation. Catholic educators in the Archdiocese serve nearly 65,000 students from PreK-3 to twelfth grade in 214 rural, urban and suburban school settings throughout the ten southern counties of New York State. From the gateway to the Catskill Mountains down through Staten Island, Archdiocesan school students enjoy safe and secure facilities, 21st century curricul and robust student co-curriculars, all in Christ-centered teaching and learning environments.
Building on more than 200 years of inspiring students, the Archdiocesan Catholic schools offer an excellent, nurturing, values-centered education in a structured environment that helps children of all backgrounds realize their fullest potential as human beings. The schools continue to be blessed with over 3000 outstanding educators and school leaders who are attuned to student needs and are called by the Lord to their extraordinary vocational service. Of the nearly 24,000 students in its 45 high schools last school year, 99% of seniors graduated (outpacing national average of 83%), and the nearly 99% of those graduating seniors went on to college or post-secondary education. Over 40,000 elementary students enjoy similar successes in their 142 school communities. The Archdiocese also has 13 Early Childhood Schools serving nearly 1,000 younger learners and eight Special Education Schools helping students who learn differently reach their fullest potential. Additionally, the Archdiocese partners with New York State and local public school districts in providing Universal Pre-K options to over 4,300 toddlers at 86 parish and regional school communities. More information regarding this expansive Catholic school network can be found on the Archdiocesan website here.
After serving the archdiocese as Superintendent for nearly 10 years, Dr. Timothy McNiff has decided to retire in April 2019. As the chief architect and leader of significant transformational changes which positively impacted Catholic education throughout the archdiocese, Dr. McNiff leaves this expansive system of Catholic schools well-positioned for its exciting and promising future. Upon Dr. McNiff’s departure, Deputy Superintendent, Mr. Michael Deegan will assume the position of Interim Superintendent until the search is completed and a new superintendent has been installed. His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, and the search committee he formed, is on an aggressive and fast-track to identify and secure Dr. McNiff’s successor.
Our detailed search prospectus for this incredible opportunity can be found here. The successful candidate is expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2019. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2019. All inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and with the greatest respect. Do not delay, connect with our search team today! Please include ARCHNY in the subject line of any email communication.