Administrative Careers - Other, Administrative Careers - Program Administration
Reports to: Executive Director and Director of Operations
Accountable to: Harambee Board of Directors
Direct Reports: All school employees, students, and volunteers
Evaluated: A quarterly Performance Evaluation is given by the Executive Director or designated Board member
Type of Position: This is an annually contracted position that is paid on a salaried basis.
Salary: $50,000 per year, with medical benefits. Housing may be provided under certain conditions
Primary Objectives: The Director of School Development is the administration of the school, and in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, is responsible for the success of the school by carrying out its vision and fulfilling its mission. The Director of School Development provides spiritual, educational, and administrative leadership to the school. Through his/her leadership, he/she is to strive for excellence by guiding, inspiring, and directing all phases of the school’s operations, programs, finances, personnel, and environment in accordance with the direction and policies set forth by the Board of Directors.
Commits to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ and evidences this by seeking discernment, wisdom, and guidance through prayer and reliance on scripture.
Oversight of the spiritual aspects of the school including students, teachers, staff and volunteers.
Models a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and is a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school.
Believes the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God, our standard for faith and practice.
Sets an example of the importance or prayer, scripture memorization, and the study of scripture.
Believes and commits to following the school’s Statement of Faith.
Oversees the effective integration of a Christian worldview through the use of Biblical principles and a strong philosophy of Christian education throughout the curriculum. Demonstrates evidence of consistent spiritual activities such as worship at a church, fellowship with the body of Christ, personal devotional time with the Lord, and individual study of scripture.
Evidences the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with teachers and other staff members, students, families, and the community at large.
Oversight of the academic quality of the school insuring that students receive an exemplary elementary education. This will include continuous refinement and ongoing assessment of the curriculum in collaboration with the teaching staff. This will also entail oversight of the implementation of the curriculum as well as provision for the necessary teacher training and development.
The position is responsible for the professional development of the teachers, including but not limited to ongoing classroom observation and feedback, mentoring and equipping teachers, regularly scheduled one on one meetings, assisting in the articulation of educational goals, oversight of regularly scheduled staff meetings, coordination of teacher training, oversight and guidance related to teacher/parent communications.
In collaboration with and subject to final action by the Board, oversee the hiring, required disciplinary action, and dismissal of teachers and staff.
Oversight of all administrative aspects of the school. This will include at a minimum, communication with families, insuring a seamless interface with Office Manager through coordination of school calendar, insuring the accuracy of major record keeping functions such as tuition payments, grading and attendance. In collaboration with the treasurer, office secretary and the bookkeeper will ensure timely and accurate processing of finance related matters such as purchasing, payroll, and payment of invoices. Development and oversight of the teaching schedule, school calendar, oversight of busing schedule, facility maintenance issues and contracted housekeeping services. Oversight of the ordering of supplies, textbooks, testing materials, and equipment.
Commitment to insuring effective ongoing communication between all members of the school community (principal to teacher, principal to families, teacher to families, etc.). Weekly communication to families via weekly email letter.
Planning and oversight of weekly all-school devotions.
Oversight of all volunteer activities in collaboration with the PTF. Direct supervision of lunch/recess duty coordinator, lunch/recess monitors, library coordinator, field trip chaperones, and classroom volunteers.
Oversight of the daily operations of the school, including but not limited to, managing school delays and closings, ensuring adequate staffing and substitute staffing as needed.
Oversee student discipline, in accordance with the school policy ensuring that student discipline is addressed in a consistent and timely manner.
Oversight of daily technological processes of the school.
Must be aware of and insure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws related to operating a private school including laws related to rights to access and equitable participation of enrolled students. Stay current with latest trends and standards in education at the local, state and national level.
Maintain a positive working relationship with all program directors.
Oversight of recruitment, interviewing and communication with prospective families. This includes, but is not limited to, familiarizing prospective families with the philosophy of the integrated curriculum and the attributes of the school that are distinctive. This will include conducting exit interviews with families that elect to withdraw from HPS.
Participate in fund-raising initiatives as needed. PTF is primarily responsible for the planning and directing of all fund-raisers however, the principal will be called upon to periodically speak with prospective donors and to participate in communicating the mission of the school to other members of the community.
Attend periodic Board meetings. At the Board meeting, the principal will be responsible for providing a regular report on operational issues including but not limited to matters relating to personnel, discipline, curriculum, school calendar, policy recommendations and other topics as directed by the Board.
Maintain regular communication with the Board of Directors.
Assist the Strategic Planning committee with accreditation processes and other strategic planning initiatives as needed.
Adhere to the Bylaws (available under separate cover) and to all laws that govern the Organization and its actions.
Required Professional Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
Holds a master’s degree in education from an accredited postsecondary institution or is willing to participate in a program to complete such a degree within a specified time period.
Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience and/or school administrative experience, preferably in a Christian school.
Demonstrates knowledge of and is committed to the integrated curriculum approach to learning.
Demonstrates computer literacy. Proficiency is needed in computer usage word processing, spreadsheet, e-mailing, internet use, presentation software, and online grade book programs.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrates a high level of commitment to Christian education.
Embraces the vision of the school, and strives for excellence by furthering the mission of Harambee Preparatory School
Additional Salary Information: $50,000 per year, with medical benefits. Housing may be provided under certain conditions