Explorations Academy, located in Bellingham, Washington, is seeking exceptional candidates for the Head of School role for a small, but growing, non-profit independent school. The successful candidate will be a highly self-aware leader, with a strong personal vision in the field of experiential education and excellent interpersonal and managerial skills. This position involves direct interaction with students in grades six through twelve, and their families, while working in a team with other staff to support the continued growth of our organization. To participate as a member of the school learning community, the Head of School joins field outings whenever possible. It is essential for the candidate to have a strong academic and administration background, to be able to work well with a wide variety of individuals, and to maintain humor and good spirits in a close working environment on an ongoing basis. Candidates must be willing to engage in fundraising on behalf of the organization and be an articulate and enthusiastic spokesperson for the school and its programs.
About Explorations Academy
Explorations Academy is a fully accredited independent school that has provided meaningful, life-changing educational experiences for over 25 years. Our campus, located in Bellingham WA, is nestled between the Salish Sea and the North Cascades, but our field programs have included urban and backcountry settings on five continents. Our staff is composed of dynamic and engaging individuals who are skilled in connecting with students and demonstrate a clear commitment to the value of independent education. We value experiential learning, healthy individuals and communities, and environmental awareness. Since our founding, we have incorporated environmental education, field study, and ecological literacy into our programming. Community responsibility is also central to our mission, and students engage in service learning work with a variety of environmental, social justice, and other organizations.
Curriculum and Instruction
Business, Finance and Plant Operations
Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid
Advancement and Fund-Raising
Qualifications and Requirements:
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Employees enjoy a monthly stipend allocated for healthcare expenses, a SIMPLE IRA plan, and discounted tuition for students.
Please send a resume and letter of application to email@example.com. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an initial remote interview, to be followed by in-person interviews if requested.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Explorations Academy’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.
Explorations Academy, located in Bellingham, Washington, is seeking exceptional candidates for the Head of School role for a small, but growing, non-profit independent school. The successful candidate will be a highly…