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Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy

Head of School

The Head of School is a full-time (12 months) salaried position with an annual effective date of July 1.

The Head of School is a full-time (12 months) salaried position and shall be employed by way of contract, with an annual effective date of July 1.

Report To: Board of Trustees 

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. 

Job 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

  • 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.

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. For full consideration, your application materials should be received by 11/30/18.

Education Requirements

  • 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.

Position Benefits

The annual salary will be $75,000/yr.; total compensation including benefits and retirement is $100,000+ (pro-rated beginning the preferred start date of 4/1/19).

Contact Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy

Michel Hattem
President of the Board
Phone: 610-662-9180

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