The Diocese of Bathurst covers a large part of rural NSW extending from Bathurst, south to Oberon and Cowra; north to Coonamble; and west to Cowra and Eugowra; with major regional centres including Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst and Lithgow.
The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst provides a diverse range of educational options, from primary schools in small rural communities to large secondary schools. They promote a culture where 'students are at the centre of all that we do.'
The Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB), provides support to 33 school communities comprising: 26 primary schools; 1 K-10 school; 2 K-12 schools; and 4 secondary colleges.
With approximately 9,000 students and employing more than 1000 staff, the Diocese covers a significant area of rural NSW. The CEDB schools are supported by 50-60 staff located in two offices: the main office in Bathurst (Kelso) and a regional office in Dubbo.
Position Title: Executive Director of Schools
Reports to: Bishop, Diocese of Bathurst through the Vicar for Catholic Education and the Diocesan Catholic Education Council.
The Executive Director of Schools provides inspirational and strategic leadership at the symbolic, religious, educational and organisational levels for the Diocesan System of Schools within the Diocese of Bathurst.
System wide responsibility necessitates that the Executive Director models Gospel values which underpin the ministry of Catholic education. The Executive Director articulates and leads the development of the Diocesan Vision and Mission of Catholic schools, including the development of the educational vision of schooling. The Executive Director leads the development of the System's strategic priorities which support quality schooling and the development of system wide processes which will deliver educational outcomes which meet standards of best practice.
The Executive Director of Schools is also responsible for the provision of sound systems and services in the Catholic Education offices located at Bathurst and Dubbo.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Strategic leadership relating to the Vision and Mission of Catholic education.
Strategic leadership relating to the purposes and provision of Catholic schooling.
Strategic Leadership of Quality schooling.
Control and management of System resources.
Relationships with educating communities.
Schools Marketing and Promotions.
Quality System communications.
A full position description will be provided at a later stage of this recruitment process.
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