Thursday, February 28, 2019
Detroit, Detroit Catholic Central High School
Position Details: 

Detroit Catholic Central High School, located in the suburb of Novi, Michigan, is seeking a gifted, qualified individual for its next President, beginning no later than July 1, 2019. Ideally the candidate is an experienced, successful administrator with a graduate degree in secondary school administration or education.

Detroit Catholic Central High School has been under the direction of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) since its inception in 1928. It is now celebrating its 90th year serving the Detroit-area community. It is a highly successful, respected, and much-celebrated college-prep educational institution for young men, with current enrollment over one thousand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Advancing and enhancing the School's Catholic mission and Basilian charism
• Providing visionary leadership and strategic thinking and planning
• Working closely and successfully with the Principal
• Leading the School's advancement and development efforts, including its capital campaigns and annual giving
• Ensuring financial sustainability, integrity, and growth
• Collaborating successfully with the Board of Directors
• Exercising general oversight over all aspects of the School

Position Requirements:
• Practicing Catholic
• Excellent moral character
• Passion and commitment to Catholic education in the Basilian Tradition
• Undergraduate degree in Education or related management experience, advanced degree preferred
• Ability to be the public face of the school
• Vigorous fundraising leader
• Familiarity and comfort with and dedication to Catholic Central's traditions and culture
• Intelligence and readiness to learn and adapt
• Ease and comfort in being with all aspects of the Catholic Central Community, particularly with chief administrators, alumni, benefactors and donors, and the general public
• Excellent communication skills
• Consensus building abilities
• Leadership experience and a background which includes budget management

If you have interest in finding out more about this position, please email Dr. Arlene McSweeney at

The compensation for this position is going to be Highly Competitive!

(Note: there will be an opening for a Principal as well, so if you are interested in, please apply to Dr. McSweeney at


Accreditation: North Central Association

Total Students: 1,025

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Faculty: Basilian Fathers: 9; Lay Faculty: 68

National Merit Finalists (2011-17): 51

National Achievement Finalists: 2

National Letters of Commendation: 63

National Hispanic Scholars: 3

Advance Placement Students: 289

Tuition: $12,700

Tuition Assistance: Awards range from $500-$9,000 based on need
Other assistance from Archdiocese of Detroit and Brothers