The Board of Trustees of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
of Milwaukie, Oregon has retained Lester Consulting Group, Inc.
(LCG) to facilitate a national search for the school’s next
President. The position is available July 2022.
La Salle Prep is one of 21 schools in the Lasallian District of
San Francisco New Orleans and part of a worldwide network of
schools rooted in the charism of the De La Salle Christian
Brothers. The Brothers are exclusively a teaching order and sponsor
the largest network of K-12 Catholic schools in the nation.
La Salle Prep opened in 1966 as the first coed private high
school in the Portland metropolitan area. It now boasts a 55-year
legacy of a faith-based community of excellent education with an
annual enrollment of approximately 620 students. The school enjoys
an enviable financial position, with no debt and a growing
endowment. In 2020 the school completed a successful capital
campaign leading to a $5.9 million investment in the new Father
Saafeld Athletic Center, bringing the school closer to the
completion of a Campus Master Plan.
Inspired by their Lasallian mission, the leadership of the
school actively seeks out prospective students on the margins
enriching the student body with diversity found in socioeconomic
backgrounds, as well as cultural and racial diversity. Over 62% of
the student body receives financial aid, including 10% from
households that meet a federal poverty standard.
The candidate must be a practicing Catholic who will model a
commitment to that faith both personally and professionally.
Supported by a strong and experienced administrative team, the next
President will be a visionary and energetic leader, who embraces
the Lasallian mission of this Catholic community. The successful
candidate’s past professional responsibilities will demonstrate
innovative and inspirational strategic planning, inspire
collaboration from all constituent groups, and display evidence of
strong communication skills.
Building on the school’s strong foundation, the ideal candidate
will be experienced in institutional advancement as demonstrated by
innovative program development and marketing strategies as well as
strong business acumen. Competency in change management and
implementation, coupled with an understanding of how diversity,
equity, and inclusion contribute to the mission of the school, are
paramount in taking La Salle Prep to its next level of
A qualified candidate will have a demonstrated professional
leadership progression of 10 years in an academic, nonprofit, or
professional arena. Experience must include management of a
leadership team, budgetary responsibilities, communications and
marketing, and strategic planning. Candidates will have a strong
record of achievement in revenue growth, as well as a working
knowledge of capital campaign fundraising, scholarship programs,
and planned giving.
This opportunity includes a competitive salary and benefits. A
detailed Position Description is available at: https://lsprep.org/newsandevents/presidentialsearch/
TO APPLY: La Salle Prep’s Board of Trustees has engaged Lester
Consulting Group, Inc. (LCG) to facilitate the search. Qualified
candidates should submit all information as soon as possible, but
no later than January 31, 2022. Candidate materials will be
considered until a final candidate is selected.
Candidates should submit the following materials as one PDF to:
Cover letter explaining interest and qualifications
One-page essay: Please describe a time you had to lead an
initiative of change. What were your challenges? How did you
face these challenges? What did you learn in the process?