President – La Salle Academy -Philadelphia, PA

La Salle Academy
Philadelphia, PA

La Salle Academy is an independent Catholic grade school owned by a committed Board of Trustees and grounded in the traditions of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The school is dedicated to educating children in grades 3 through 8 whose potential is limited by financial, social, academic, or emotional challenges, and whose parents and guardians desire, but cannot afford, a Catholic education. In the fall of 2003, La Salle Academy opened its doors in West Kensington to serve the poorest of the poor in Philadelphia. La Salle Academy provides a small class size, an extended day and year, and the academic, social, and spiritual support necessary for students to achieve success and to be lifelong learners. With a strong awareness of Christ in themselves and others, La Salle Academy students and graduates are confident of their self-worth and will be of service to the communities in which they live.

Under the direction and support of the Board of Trustees, the President serves as the chief executive officer, chief ambassador, and governing administrator of La Salle Academy, with responsibilities focused on spiritual and strategic leadership, fiscal management, institutional advancement, and external relations. The President delegates to the Principal responsibility for academic and co-curricular affairs, providing collaboration and support to the Principal in these areas. Guided by faith, the President will lead La Salle Academy by ensuring that it remains true to its mission, promoting that mission to others, and providing a vision and strategy for the future. La Salle Academy’s next President has the opportunity to lead the school through a new phase of strategic growth stewarding its resources and community.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience; prior nonprofit experience and management in an academic setting preferred. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of La Salle Academy and the individuals and families it serves. Must have proven skills and experience in managing overall operations of a nonprofit organization, educational programming or an independent school including academics, finances, human resources, fundraising, enrollment/admissions, marketing, and facilities management. The candidate must be a visionary, collaborative, decisive leader, and outstanding communicator who clarifies goals, builds teams, and cultivates trust while at the same time establishing appropriate accountability. Master’s degree in education or related field preferred. Limited travel required; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications, and additional information on La Salle Academy, visit our website at

Qualified candidates may send resume to:

Cathy McGeever
Lambert & Associates
Havertown, PA 19083