PRINCIPAL- Siena College

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday, 22 April 2019 at 5.00pm
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Founder & Director Executive Search

Siena College was established in 1940 as an independent, Catholic school for girls in Years 7 to 12. The Dominican Sisters who founded the College built a school where young women could be inspired by the human person of Jesus Christ, follow their academic and cultural interests, believe in their potential and become passionate life-long learners. It is a place where the diversity and unique gifts of the young women are acknowledged and celebrated, and where they are empowered to go out and make a difference in the world.

With 800 students, the College has an integrated and contemporary approach to teaching, learning and wellbeing, resulting in consistently high academic results.  At its core lies the belief in the power of a Dominican education to develop articulate young women who engage in a critical reflection of the world, develop a love of learning, an appreciation of culture and beauty, and a spirit of freedom and responsible citizenship.

With the departure of Mrs Gaynor Robson-Garth as Principal of Siena College after thirteen years of outstanding leadership, the College Board invites applications from experienced candidates with a commitment to girls’ education and an inspiring vision for the future of schooling. The College seeks an exceptional leader who is a dynamic and inspiring educator, with strong values and beliefs grounded in Catholic culture and principles, ready to lead the College into the next phase of development. Commencing in Term 1, 2020, the successful candidate will be a motivated, relational leader with a commitment to the values and charism of the Dominican educational mission as articulated by the governing body, Dominican Education Australia (DEA).

The appointee will be able to:

  • Lead, promote and demonstrate the values of catholic education in the Dominican tradition
  • Promote and articulate the benefits of girls’ education to all stakeholders
  • Clearly articulate a compelling strategic vision which enhances the quality of education at the College and anticipates the future needs of learners and teachers
  • Demonstrate a high level of engagement in education, with thorough knowledge of developments at international, national and state levels
  • Lead and manage innovation with an evidence based approach
  • Manage high level and complex wellbeing matters in a timely and effective manner
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all elements of school leadership that is required to successfully manage finances, risk, human resources and facilities
  • Empower staff, students and parents to actively engage with the College community through effective relationships
  • Continue to develop an ongoing culture of philanthropy and community partnerships

The Siena College community promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

Siena College has engaged Hutton Consulting to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the candidate information pack please contact Fiona Hutton.