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Wing Classical Academy
Published
February 7, 2024
Location
Dexter, Michigan
Category
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HEAD OF SCHOOL (HOS) JOB DESCRIPTION

 OVERVIEW

The Head of School is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for implementing the mission and policies of the Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Educational Leader

  • Recruit, train, coach, evaluate, and retain faculty and staff whose philosophies and capabilities match those of the school.
  • Oversee implementation of the curriculum.
  • Implement strategies for establishing a safe and orderly environment.
  • Evaluate and promote technological education as a tool for enhancing academic success.
  • Teach in the classroom as determined by need, at least one class per day.

 Christian Leadership

  • Promote a warm Christ-centered atmosphere within Wing Classical Academy.
  • Implement programming which encourages personal relationships with God.
  • Lead morning ceremonies and lead or coordinate weekly chapel.
  • Develop coaching and behavioral support methods based in Christian virtue.
  • Lead faculty and staff in continuing spiritual maturity.

 Communication

  • Describe Wing’s mission, vision, and philosophy in an engaging, enthusiastic manner.
  • Employ appropriate communication strategies which move stakeholders toward solutions.
  • Present ideas and initiatives with clear and concise language.
  • Develop systems for open and transparent communication with the Board, parents, students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.
  • Serve as the school’s primary spokesperson.
  • Provide strong, collaborative leadership to ensure consensus on future direction.

Culture Building

  • Along with the Board of Trustees, provide leadership to a planning process that will provide a rigorous and spiritual education for students.
  • Remain abreast of educational and cultural trends and develop initiatives when appropriate.
  • Show involvement in the daily life and activities of students.
  • Oversee all administrative, academic, extra-curricular, and student programs to achieve a complete classical Christian education experience.

Administration

  • Establish objectives, procedures, and measures to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Collaboratively prepare monthly reports and annual budget to the Board.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures determined by the Board.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Professional

The Head of School:

  • Loves teaching children.
  • Is a content-master, with a demonstrated commitment to continued learning.
  • Has experience in Classical Christian school administration.
  • Has demonstrated skill as supervisory leader and with human resource management.
  • Has experience with Classical Christian curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Has experience creating and managing budgets.
  • Has a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

 Spiritual

The Head of School:

  • Publicly professes their belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and lives a life that reflects maturity and intimacy with God.
  • Is a servant-leader whose conduct exemplifies Biblical principles.
  • Has genuine excitement and passion about Christian leadership.
  • Demonstrates a desire to support and encourage faculty and staff in their own Christian leadership capabilities.
  • Has experience leading Christian academic and devotional studies.

Personal and General

The Head of School:

  • Is an excellent communicator, both verbally and as a writer.
  • Has enthusiasm for and appreciation of the school’s mission.
  • Has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Is able to build a team and lead it effectively.
  • Is able to mentor and coach others.
  • Has a professional demeanor with an ability to develop partnerships with parents, staff, and community.
  • Is able to solve problems, celebrate successes, and learn from failures.
  • Has insight into contemporary culture and the challenges facing families, youth, and Classical Christian education.

WORK YEAR

This position is a full-time position that works 12 months a year.

 

 

 

 

 

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