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Stockdale Christian School

Head of School

With a budget of $3.5 million and serving 350 PS-8th grade students, Stockdale Christian School is a ministry of Bakersfield First Assembly in CA.

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Currently serving 370 Preschool through 8th grade students, Stockdale Christian School is a ministry of Bakersfield First Assembly of God church, providing a comprehensive program which integrates the Word of God in all subjects for all ages. As SCS launches this search for the next Head of School, the community is thoughtful and prayerful about the future of the school. With a current budget of $3.5 million, the next leader will guide and shape an experienced team toward improving the academic program, the spiritual development of students, and finances. Above all, Stockdale Christian School is praying for the next leader who will humbly and joyfully guide the school in its Kingdom work for the long term.

Job Requirements

As the current board works with the new Head of School to develop a new Five-year Strategic Plan, these items will likely be included:

  • Increase enrollment by 15% within the first 3-5 years.
  • Bring new and up-to-date best practices to the academic program, building on areas of strength (e.g. music, arts) and improving areas of weakness (e.g. STEM and writing).
  • Improve the consistency of communication to and between all constituents of Stockdale Christian, unifying and inspiring the faculty, parents, and board.
  • Increase fundraising to fund financial aid, capital improvements (refresh and update the facilities and campus), and faculty compensation.
  • As the school is a ministry of Bakersfield First Assembly and shares the campus, nurture a healthy relationship with the church governing body and pastors.

Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Administrative credentials preferred
  • Successful track record in educational leadership and management
  • Prior experience working with a non-profit board highly preferred
  • Development and fundraising experience preferred
  • Previous experience as a classroom educator preferred

Contact Stockdale Christian School

Laura Coverstone
JobfitMatters Executive Search
Phone: 615-261-4623

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