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Assistant Head of School

Veritas Christian Academy of Houston
Published
February 19, 2024
Location
7000 Ferris Street, Bellaire, Houston, TX
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Description

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Partners with the Head of School in providing leadership in the spiritual mission of the school and facilitating an effective Classical Christian learning climate.
  • Embodies the values of our school community, exemplifying a Christ-like character to our school community both within our campus and beyond that positively influences and reflects our school’s mission and ethos.
  • Support the Head of School in the processes related to people and culture, such as hiring, retention, professional development, and assignment of faculty.
  • Facilitate compliance with the State and accrediting agencies.
  • Liaise with federal, state, and local agencies, and Classical Christian education associations to stay abreast of current developments, recommend improvements for education programs, and support grant funds, professional development, and student testing.
  • Provide for the academic guidance of students and maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers.
  • Responsible for implementing guidelines for proper student conduct and dress, maintaining student discipline consistent with school policies, to monitoring students' adherence to established school rules.
  • Determine the scope of educational program offerings and prepare drafts of course schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
  • Write articles, manuals, and other publications, and assist in the distribution of promotional literature about facilities and programs.
  • Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and education trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs, and provide recommendations to the Head of School for school improvement plans using student performance data.
  • Serve as a school brand ambassador, championing a Classical Christian educational environment, leveraging a variety of mediums inclusive of a web content strategy and online presence to maintain brand integrity and support school enrollment goals.
  • Foster a culture of mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among faculty and an atmosphere in which students can learn and build confidence.
  • Works with the Head of School and the admissions department to develop and implement the annual communications plan, including internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee specialized school programming such as chapel, after-school and student academic enrichment programs (e.g., Cultural Expeditions Travel Education Program).
  • Understand the various environmental, health, and maintenance standards required by regional, state, and federal regulations and work with the administration to ensure compliance.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of the technological superstructure, access, communication, equipment, programs, and activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • An active member of a local Christian church
  • Bachelor's degree: Master's degree in technology or school administration preferred.
  • 5 years of experience as an educator, of which at least 2 years include serving in a leadership capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to relate effectively with trustees, other administrators, teachers, operations staff, parents, and representatives from the business community in written and oral expression.
  • Embodies the values of our school community both within our campus and beyond, exemplifying a Christlike character that positively influences and reflects our institution's mission and ethos.
  • A valid Certificate for CPR and Active Shooter and Child Protective Services training.
  • Knowledge of software programs, including MS Office and Google Workspace.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, design, enhance, or create new programs, ideas, relationships, systems, or processes.
  • Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities.
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to use essential office equipment.

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Work in a highly stressful environment dealing with various challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Regularly use near and distance vision.
  • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder.
  • Work in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.
  • May work in varied extreme outside weather conditions during carpool and special activities and events.

Work Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Work Calendar: Full Year

PTO Designation: Administration (black-out dates may apply)

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