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Principal - St. Joseph Parish School Big Bend

St. Joseph Parish in Big Bend, Wisconsin is seeking an experienced principal to lead its school. Located 18 miles south west of Milwaukee, St. Joseph Parish School educates children in 3K-8th grade. Rich in tradition and rooted in Catholic values, St. Joseph School is a vibrant, faith-filled, and generous community. The parish community and enthusiastic staff are committed to achieving the mission of the school.

St. Joseph School Mission Statement:
“St. Joseph Catholic School is committed to developing each student’s potential by providing the foundation of the Catholic Faith, strong, academic achievement, character development, and service to our greater community.”

Reporting Relationships and Responsibilities:
The candidate selected for this position will report directly to Fr. Andrew Kysely, Administrator of St. Joseph Parish. The St. Joseph School Principal serves as the leader of the school, coach, and mentor to approximately 15 faculty and staff. The position is also an integral part of the Parish Pastoral Team, and will oversee to the development and implementation of curriculum and policies in alignment with the school’s mission and aligned with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools.

Mission and Catholic Identity:
• Implements the school’s mission and vision and supports Catholic Social Teachings
• Actively integrates the school with the overall parish community and activities

Academic Excellence:
• Implements a curriculum aligned to Archdiocese of Milwaukee standards and Catholic values
• Supervise and support teaching staff in professional development and school initiatives

• Hires, develops, coaches, supports, and motivates a faculty of approximately 15 faculty and staff
• Fosters a culture of respect, trust, support, and affirmation of Catholic values and accountability
• Communicates effectively with pastor/administrator, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the greater parish community
• Implements an effective Catholic based behavior and discipline policy

Operations and Vitality:
• Oversee school advancement including development, marketing, and fundraising efforts in collaboration with Parish and School Leadership
• Manage school budget in collaboration with Parish and School Leadership and the parish business office
• Work in collaboration with other area Catholic school principals


• A Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Wisconsin Administrator License
• Experience as a principal of a K-8 school preferred
• A practicing Catholic in good standing able to participate in the sacramental life of the Church


Annual Compensation is commensurate with experience

Additional Information

Start Date
St. Joseph - Big Bend (M01)
Job Category
Schools - Administrative/Principal
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Applicants should email or mail a cover letter, completed Application for Teachers and Principals (available from and resume to St. Joseph Parish, Attn: Father Andrew Kysely S89 W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend, WI 53103 -
Contact Name
Fr. Andrew Kysely
BIG BEND, WI 53103-9539

Download an application:

General Application
Application for Parish/School Positions

For general information, visit our
Human Resources/Personnel Services Office page or call 414-769-3422.

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