President of Newman Catholic Education School System
Diocese of La Crosse
“I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good. I shall do his work.”
These words, extracted from Meditations and Devotions of St. John Henry Newman, the October, 2109 canonized patron saint of Newman Catholic Schools (NCS), describes an enduring quality we seek in our next President for the 2020-2021 school year.
Our academically rigorous Catholic institution is supported faithfully by:
- 11 Catholic parishes and their pastors in Wausau and the greater metro area
- 350 families who choose Newman Catholic Schools as their educational destination for their children. Many of these parents (and grandparents) are Newman alumni.
- Alumni who reside within the greater Wausau area as well as those who reside in communities throughout the nation.
- The Wausau metro area
The Wausau Newman Catholic Schools community embraces our mission of “providing excellence in education that enhances the personal and spiritual growth of our student”
Catholic education has been alive and well in the Wausau area for over 100 years. Over the course of time, Newman Catholic High School, established in 1955, has consolidated and unified Catholic education (circa 1980’s) that has resulted in the formation of Newman Catholic Schools, in 2004.
We are an Early Childhood Learning Center through grade 12 Catholic school system with an enrollment of 670 students. Our academic rigor has produced graduates with a five-year average ACT score of 24. Upon graduation, these students have matriculated to public and private colleges and service academies throughout the United States. Our students are supported in their spiritual and educational growth by dedicated teachers who average 16 years of experience in the classroom.
Our 4K through grade 12 is accredited by Cognia, inc. (formerly AdvancED) since 2011. Our two Early Childhood Centers are accredited, since 2015, through Youngstar, a State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families agency.
Newman Catholic schools is putting the finishing touches on a five-year strategic plan that provides a pathway to more advantageous positioning that will leverage our strengths and will improve system-wide efficiency and cohesiveness.
We offer a variety of student co-curricular organizations and interscholastic sports that reflect our commitment to excellence.
Our next President will be a practicing Catholic, actively receiving the sacraments. We desire a dynamic individual who is experienced in, or willing to experience and grow by, partnering with our Advancement Director and staff. We seek a leader who is a clear communicator and collaborator. We desire a leader who holds in high esteem establishing and maintaining professional relationships with our many internal and external publics.
We seek a supporter of the educational process, both from the learning and instructional perspective. The successful candidate recognizes the importance of collegial relationships that foster open dialogue and vision-sharing that enhances and broadens the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and spiritual awakening.
Background in Catholic school system administration and/or non-profit organizational leadership is desirable. The ideal candidate will have institutional Advancement and financial experience and the ability to oversee the implementation of strategic planning initiatives.
The salary range for this 12 month position is $70,000 – $90,000, commensurate with experience. We offer health, dental and life insurance benefits, as well as a 403b retirement plan.
Newman Catholic Schools is located in the communities of Wausau (the county seat of Marathon county), Rothschild and Schofield. The Wausau area provides easy access to many options of year-round outdoor activities for the natural enthusiast; a downtown area that caters to the traditional and unique shopper. Supporting the cultural arts, Wausau is home to the Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, The Grand Theatre and the Center for Visual Arts among other artistic pursuits. Invigorated water front projects along the Wisconsin River in the city, is breathing new life in that area. For more information, visit https://wausauchamber.com
The President of Newman Catholic Schools will encounter a Christ-centered environment, filled with and surrounded by dedicated and supportive people on a daily basis. With the much anticipated completion of our strategic plan, Newman Catholic Schools, in partnership with the Catholic community, will be writing a new chapter to its 100+ year-old legacy of Catholic education in central Wisconsin. The President will be an integral part of this exciting era. For more information, please visit,
Application materials can be submitted by:
Mail: NCS Human Resources
619 Stark Street
Wausau, WI 54403
email: [email protected]
All candidates will receive an email of confirmation that their application has been received. Any applicant that does not move to the next step in this process will be contacted by the Human Resources Department.
Applications for this position will close on February 1, 2020
An interview schedule will be determined by March 1st and candidates will be contacted to setup interviews before April 1st.