Located on a beautiful 110-acre hilltop campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart Greenwich is an all-girls, Catholic, independent college preparatory day school. Sacred Heart Greenwich provides a challenging, empowering, and inclusive learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent, and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education.
Founded in 1848, Sacred Heart Greenwich is one of the 200 worldwide Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 44 countries. The 22 independent Network schools located in the United States share a common heritage and vision exemplified by a set of shared Goals & Criteria.
Additional information regarding this prestigious school community can be found on the school's website here
This past Spring, the Sacred Heart Greenwich community's overall needs were identified through a lengthy and inclusive strategic planning process that involved Trustees, faculty, parents, alumnae, and administrators. Framed by the Goals & Criteria, the plan revealed the need for a new relationship-driven and collaborative model for school leadership to expand the breadth and depth of expertise at the organization's highest level.
To this end, the Board of Trustees implemented a new dual leadership structure for the School: President and Head of School. Under this new leadership structure, senior executive functions are aligned around two distinct school life facets: institutional capacity (President) and instructional leadership (Head of School). The President and Head of School have autonomous responsibilities based on the scope of their respective roles. However, the Board of Trustees anticipates that the success of this new model will rely on the collaboration and cooperation of the President and Head of School as co-leaders of Sacred Heart Greenwich.
Sacred Heart's new Head of School, Meg Frazier, arrived in July 2020. The Board of Trustees is now excited to focus on finding a dynamic, qualified leader to serve as the inaugural President of the Sacred Heart Greenwich.
Our detailed Search Prospectus highlighting this rare executive leadership opportunity is available for viewing and download here
We seek mission-driven leaders with a demonstrated capacity to think strategically while inspiring and motivating teachers, students, parents, alumnae, and stakeholders to advance the school's vision of excellence based on the Sacred Heart beliefs and mission. While the President must have a demonstrated capacity for broad institutional leadership, prospective candidates could have attained this experience through various career paths, including secondary or higher education, non-profit management, or work in the corporate or public sector.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated distinction in a wide variety of areas involved with successfully leading an educational, business, or other institutional community, specifically marketing, financial management, facilities management, and the ability to build and strengthen fundraising.
Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our search team immediately. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.