Head of School

Regina Catholic Education Center, in the university town of Iowa City, is in search of its first Head of School.  The creation of this new position comes as a result of an in-depth growth and vitality study.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to take a robust, established institution and bring it to the next level of excellence.  The full position profile is available HERE.

The Head provides inspirational, confident, growth-minded leadership in order to carry out Regina’s mission and continually build on its strengths, particularly the PK-12 model.  The Head of School is the academic and faith leader, working cooperatively with the Board of Education, the four supporting parishes, administration/faculty/staff, students and parents.  Direct reports to the Head include the elementary principal, junior/senior high principal, business manager, admissions director and facility manager.  The Head of School reports to the Board of Education.

Because this is a new position, the placed candidate will have the opportunity to build an administrative structure to ensure a consistent, mission-driven, data-informed rigorous Catholic education exists from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Head of School for Regina Catholic Education Center will be a:

-  Practicing Catholic, strong in faith.
-  Visionary educator adept in design thinking and able to envision an education model to advance students’ ability to learn, grow, work and serve in next generation settings.
-  Mission-driven decision maker.
-  Dynamic face of the school, representing Regina to all constituent groups, able to bring people together and empower them to action.
-  Effective team builder who will engage with the existing faculty and staff while designing this new role for the betterment of the school in a collaborative yet decisive manner.
-  Relational leader comfortable moving from the boardroom to the pre-K bunny room.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

-  Master's in Educational Administration (or equivalent).
-  Iowa Administrative Licensure (or equivalent).
-  Experience at multiple grade levels.
-  Ability to market the school for enrollment.
-  Business and financial acumen, facility management experience.



Company Name: 
Regina Catholic Education Center
Contact Information & Applicant Instructions: 

Catholic School Management, a division of Christian Brothers Services, has been engaged to facilitate this search.  Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically a letter of introduction; a resume; five professional references (names, email addresses and telephone numbers); and a written essay of no more than 500 words answering the question “What are the primary benefits of the pre-K through 12th grade model and how can they be best communicated to prospective families?” to:

Regina Catholic Education Center Head of School Search
Catholic School Management
Attn:  Mary J. Foley at csmoffice@cbservices.org

The deadline for applications is October 12, 2020.  Learn more about Regina Catholic Education Center at www.regina.org.