Assistant Superintendent for Secondary & Special Education 


Job Title:         Assistant Superintendent for Secondary & Special Education            

Department:  Secretariat for Catholic Evangelization, Education, and Formation, Diocese of Allentown                     

FLSA:  Exempt

Reporting Functions:  Reports to the Superintendent of Catholic Education.  (1) Administrative Assistant reports to the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary & Special Ed and the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

Job Function:  This position assists the Superintendent of Catholic Education in all matters and programs pertaining to the school system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Promote and foster the Catholic identity of the schools and ensures they operate within the Diocesan and Office of Education policies and procedures.
  2. Represent the Office of Education by periodically attending High School and Special Learning Center Governing Board and appropriate local High School committees.
  3. Collaborate with development and advancement activities in the Office of Education and schools along with utilization of enrollment data and strategy to promote growth.
  4. Recommend staff for hire for secondary teachers.
  5. Participate in conjunction with building Principal(s) and the Office of Finance & Budget, the budget for the high schools.  Reviews budget projections and financial records for Secondary Schools and Office of Education in conjunction with the Office of Finance & Budget
  6. Provide administrative support and supervision to Principals.
  7. Provide periodic workshops for the Director of Studies, the Director of Spiritual Activities, Campus Ministers, and Theology Chairperson in coordination with the Evangelization Office. Shares administration and monitoring of professional development programming with the other Assistant Superintendents for the purpose of improving teacher quality.
  8. Collaborate with Office of Education staff in the oversight of the Leadership Academy candidate selection process and program to support internal growth of leadership within the Diocesan system.
  9. Collaborate with the Superintendent to prepare the annual school calendar; monitor disruptions to the calendar.
  1. Review school calendars for approval by the Superintendent to ensure diocesan and state standards are met.
  2. Review school calendar adjustments for approval by the Superintendent to ensure diocesan and state standards are met.
  3. Maintain files for this purpose.
  4. Advise administrators as needed on local school calendars.
  5. Collaborate with central office staff to ensure all activities are scheduled and prioritized in consideration of Mission and Vision.
  1. Oversight, support, and facilitation of Board Governance for the Diocesan schools including support, refresher trainings, trainings, new board development, and planning.
  2. Primary responsibility for teacher improvement plans and warnings in collaboration with the Principal, Superintendent and Director of Human Resources.
  3.   Participate with the other Assistant Superintendent to ensure best practices in diocesan-wide strategic leadership and operational management to ensure the development and maintenance of a safe, positive educational environment and program that meets the needs of the community and is consistent with the polices and directives of the Bishop and Board of Education.
  1. Visit schools/classrooms to monitor the programs.
  2. Conduct scheduled school visits at diocesan schools, and special learning centers in collaboration with central office administration to monitor and promote programming consistent with mission and vision espoused by the Diocese, Secretariat for Education, as well as the school and parish community.
  3. Consult with administrators on day-to-day operations of schools, effective programming, and safety/crisis management.
  1. Perform other duties as required and/or assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


Educational Requirements:

  1. Certified Pennsylvania teacher.
  2. Certified Pennsylvania Administrator
  3. Master's Degree in Education, special education degree preferred
  4. Certified Catechist or equivalent preferred


Other Requirements:

  1. Prior supervisory and administrative experience, Catholic school, parish and/or diocesan experience desired.
  2. Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively address all levels within the educational ministry.
  3. Valid PA driver’s license.
  4. Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church.
  5. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  6. A minimum of at least 5 years of teaching and 3 years of administrative experience.
  7. Experience with special education programs, developing educational plans for students and recommending appropriate accommodations for students.
  8. Ability to work with the teachers/principals in all schools regarding educational accommodations for students.


Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear both in person and by telephone; frequent use of equipment that includes repetitive motions and computer eye fatigue. Occasionally required to reach and lift with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.


Working Conditions:  Normal office conditions.  Work Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Frequent travel outside of the office is required.  May be required to work outside of/in excess of normal work hours. 


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

FAX:                 610-439-7693

Diocese of Allentown
Office of Human Resources

P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538