Head of School

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $75,000
Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

10/26/2018

Start Date

04/01/2019

Application Deadline

11/30/2018

Address

35 Hillcrest Ave.
Erdenheim
PA
19038
United States

Description

Overall Responsibility: The Head of School must be a spiritual leader, with a vital and active faith, who takes overall responsibility to see that Phil‐Mont Christian Academy fulfills its mission to provide academically rigorous education from a Reformed perspective to our diverse student body. This person is responsible for leading the staff; providing for the spiritual and educational growth of the students; building partnerships with key constituents; overseeing the operational and administrative aspects of the school; leading the development and resource acquisition programs; and providing direction for long‐range planning to ensure the school operates according to Scripture, school bylaws, policies, and the laws of the government. 


Qualifications, Experience Requirements

 

Spiritually  

• A strong, clear, Christian testimony of acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord

• An unreserved acceptance of the School’s Statement of Faith, including a willingness to provide leadership guided by the Reformed confessions

• A mature, godly spirit with a vibrant and active faith and prayer life

• A strong knowledge and understanding of Scripture

 

Professionally  

• Minimum of a master’s degree in Education/Administration, Counseling, or Business Administration (MBA)

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Administration or Executive Leadership, preferably at a Christian   educational institution

• Ability to articulate a Christian philosophy of education consistent with Scripture

• Experience in building and leading a diverse constituency

• Effectiveness in oral and written communication

• Ability to cast vision and effectively share that vision with stakeholders to inspire action

• A lifestyle of biblical integrity and humility

 

KEY COMPETENCY AREAS 

The selected candidate will have EXTENSIVE experience and documented success in at least TWO of the following areas:


Spiritual Leadership: Ensure the planned activities, programs, and supports of students, staff, families, and alumni of Phil‐Mont are performed in a manner which honors God and are consistent with a Reformed biblical world view.

 

Educational Leadership: Oversee and evaluate the development and operation of the curricula and instructional programs to prepare our students educationally to be successful in an ever‐changing world; ensure Phil‐Mont maintains the standards necessary for accreditation with Board approved agencies (ACSI, Middle States, etc.); create a healthy work environment that results in high staff morale and a low turnover of staff members who are contributing at an expert level; and ensure that staff members have regular, documented performance feedback and development plans.


Fiscal Management, Administration & Operations: Oversee admissions program and procedures, including establishing enrollment campaigns to retain current students and to recruit new students; ensure the financial health of the school through active involvement in setting tuition rates, planning staff compensation, and developing/monitoring operational and capital budgets; maintain adequate and secure records for Phil‐Mont, including a system of financial accounts, business and property records, personnel records, school demographics, academic records, and health records; and oversee and implement policies for safe school facilities including crisis management policies and practices;


Fundraising, Marketing, & Vision Casting:  Develop and maintain consistent and effective communication with the school's constituents to promote a strong positive awareness of the school’s programs, activities, and achievements; establish and develop relationships with current families, local churches, area residents, local government, local businesses, and local media to promote relationships between Phil‐Mont and prospective families and donors to Phil‐Mont; oversee and develop a strategy to address Phil‐Mont’s annual and long‐term funding/charitable gifting needs; develop and implement, with the Board, the school's long‐range strategic plan, including comprehensive campus and technology plans; and develop within the Phil‐Mont community (administration, faculty and staff, Phil‐Mont families, alumni, and donors) a strong understanding of ownership and support of the Phil‐Mont mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Benefits

Health Insurance and School-funded retirement are included in this position.

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

HeadSearch2019@Phil-Mont.com
http://www.phil-mont.com

Candidates who feel they strongly meet the criteria described in this position announcement are encouraged to apply for consideration by submitting a current resume, and a one-page cover letter detailing their successes in two of the Key Competency Areas listed above to HeadSearch2019@Phil-Mont.com


Phil-Mont Christian Academy is a racially and socio-economically diverse, vibrant, Christian community which seeks to honor God, and values all His people. Candidates who will contribute to our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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