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Onward Leaders Resident Principal
Onward Leaders
Los Angeles, CA

Job Description
Onward Leaders is a one year residency principal program funded by The John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation that works in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Onward Leaders Resident Principals work together in a cohort under the guidance of the Onward Leaders Director and Associate Director to develop knowledge and skills of the Archdiocesan leadership competencies in areas of Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence and Operational Vitality. The mentor principal coaches the resident principal in all areas of the Archdiocesan framework at the school site. The Onward Leaders Program Director works with each resident principal to design an individual learning path around the Archdiocesan pillars and facilitates with the mentor principal authentic field experiences based on competencies in each pillar.

Currently accepting applications for Onward Leaders Resident Principal, Cohort 7. Visit to learn more about our program and fill out our Onward Leaders Interest Form.

Requirements for candidacy for the Onward Leaders Program:
• Practicing Catholic with Basic Catechist Certificate

• Minimum 5 years teaching experience, at least 2 of those years in a Catholic school

• Earned Masters degree AND California Credential (teaching and/or administrative)

• Commit to 4 years of service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (1 residency year, and three years as principal of an Archdiocesan school that meets OLP requirements) starting July 1, 2022

Application Process:

To start the application process, please fill out the interest form at Upon receipt, we will contact you about the next step in the application process.

Applications are due December 15, 2021 for early consideration and no later than January 31, 2022. Selected candidates will be offered a residency in Cohort 7 of the Onward Leaders Program for 2022-2023 by March 15, 2022 and must notify the Onward Leaders Program Director by March 20, 2022 of their acceptance. Cohort 7 will begin July 1, 2022 and finishes June 30, 2023.
About the Employer
The Onward Leaders Program prepares highly effective and exemplary Catholic leaders within the framework of Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence and Operational Vitality in order for these leaders to have an immediate impact on the schools and communities they serve in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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