Head of School
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.
• 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
• 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
The selected candidate will have EXTENSIVE experience and documented success in at least TWO of the
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 worldview.
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.
Full-Time or Part-Time
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Description of Organization
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.