Jun 112015




Holy Cross of San Antonio is a co-ed middle and high school established by the Brothers of Holy Cross and a component of Holy Cross Community Services. The President works in collaboration with the Holy Cross of San Antonio Board of Trustees (Board), the Principal and the other members of the Administration to provide leadership and coordination to ensure effective management of the school.  The President is directly responsible to the Holy Cross of San Antonio Board of Trustees; promoting and inspiring the vision and implementation of the mission, goals and philosophy of Holy Cross of San Antonio.  This includes general oversight, budget, institutional advancement, and strategic planning.



  • Embraces the Moreau Tradition of Education
  • Provides for a quality, value centered, college preparatory education for all students
  • Develops an active faith community and models Christian values
  • Incorporates prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities
  • Upholds and implements the Brothers of Holy Cross Congregational goals
  • Ensures the implementation of comprehensive spiritual, theological and service programs for students


  • Ensures the effective overall operation of the school
  • Implements the school’s mission, goals and philosophy in concert with the Principal and  Administration
  • Oversees the hiring process and approves the selection of personnel
  • Provides guidance and direction to the Principal and Administration
  • Responsible for evaluation of the Principal
  • Oversees with the Principal and Administration a system of supervision and evaluation of all employees
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing the strategic plan
  • Oversees with the Principal and Administration the various required annual reporting procedures (accreditation, audit, etc.)
  • Oversees weekly Principal and Administration meetings
  • Oversees other educational and committee meetings as needed


  • Works with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment in developing a plan to increase the Holy Cross Endowment Fund and to create fundraising opportunities
  • Cultivates current and prospective benefactors
  • Participates in capital campaign execution as a member of the campaign leadership team
  • Participates in special fundraising events and donor recognition activities
  • Finds opportunities to connect and network with parents, students, alumni, parents of alumni, benefactors and friends of Holy Cross


  • Works with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment in developing a strategic plan to increase enrollment
  • Acts as spokesperson for the school
  • Represents Holy Cross at civic, religious and other public events to provide a positive image of the school’s programs and projects
  • Joins and participates in key community organizations
  • Finds opportunities to promote the mission and programs of Holy Cross
  • Fosters relationships between the school and its constituencies
  • Supports parent, student and alumni groups and attends meetings and events as needed
  • Ensures with appropriate staff that any information provided to the public (collateral materials, press releases, newsletter, web site, etc.) is accurate, uniform and consistent with the mission and values of Holy Cross


  • Works with the Business Office leadership and Finance Committee to ensure budget preparation, implementation and fiscal stability of the school
  • Approves all personnel contracts
  • Approves, delegates and/or signs all major contracts of the school


  • Provides vision and leadership, and maintains open communication with the Board Is an “ex officio” member of the Board
  • Shares responsibility with the Board for recommending and implementing Board policies
  • Works with the Board to determine the President’s goals for the year
  • Participates with the Board and other constituencies in the development and implementation of the strategic plan
  • Prepares and submits a written administrative report to the Board prior to Board Meetings
  • Keeps the Board informed on the state of the school, periodically coordinates departmental reports to the Board and offers recommendations for future growth and development


The ideal candidate will be able to lead and collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues, students, parents/ guardians and Alumni to help advance the Mission of Holy Cross of San Antonio.  A Mission driven practicing Catholic with a passion for Catholic urban education is essential.  A demonstrated track record of successful executive leadership in education, business, or related fields is preferred.  Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, experience in development and fundraising, and a commitment to modeling collaborative, servant leadership.  A Master’s Degree in business administration, education administration, leadership or equivalent is preferred.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list to:

Chairman, President Search Committee

Holy Cross of San Antonio

426 N San Felipe

San Antonio, TX  78228

Email: guillermo.zavala@holycross-sa.org

Resumes are being accepted through July 15, 2015.

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