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Elijah House Academy
March 24, 2023
Richmond, Virginia, VA
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Position Summary: Elijah House Academy (EHA) is an urban, Christ-centered school that currently serves 180 students, transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. After more than three decades of storied work with the children of Richmond, EHA finds itself in a dynamic moment. We are actively growing enrollment by adding an additional classroom per year. We are also years into a shift in pedagogy associated with the renewal of our educational philosophy, influenced by both classical and Charlotte Mason approaches. Finally, we just began a capital project to build a gymnasium and athletic field. EHA is seeking a respected, faithful, and experienced servant-leader to join the team as the Director of Operations. This position strategically supports the mission of Elijah House Academy through the operational leadership and the management required to oversee the following: 1) buildings, 2) grounds, 3) transportation, 4) food services, 5) information technology, and 6) safety.

Position Reporting Responsibility: This position reports directly to the Head of School.

Position Requirements/Qualifications: Anyone who is seeking this position at EHA must: ● Demonstrate a growing relationship with Jesus Christ ● Understand and be in agreement with the EHA statement of religious beliefs ● Understand and be in agreement with EHA’s mission, vision, values, philosophy of education, and student formation beliefs ● Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to urban Christ-centered education, including a mature ability to steward cross-cultural relationships well ● Hold at least a Bachelor's degree ● Offer extensive work experience with operational leadership ● Hold or obtain a commercial driver’s license

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Management and execution of people and resources in the following: a. Buildings b. Grounds c. Transportation d. Food Services e. Information Technology 2. General operational support in the following: a. Advise the Head of School regarding school operations b. School safety c. Emergency response d. Administrative support to faculty and staff e. Operational support for events f. Awareness of best practices for legal involving operations g. General analysis and special projects

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