Head of School

Description

The Head of North Shore Christian School (NSCS) will embody, manifest, and advocate for the mission of NSCS across the School’s campuses in Beverly, Hamilton, and Lynn, which collectively offer Preschool–Grade 8. In keeping with the School’s mission, the Head of School cultivates the traditions, relationships, and practices that determine the School’s climate and culture. The Head of School is the sole employee of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the School in accordance with the Board’s policies.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Head of School shall be a member ex officio of all standing committees of the Board. He/She will . . .

  • Represent the Board in relations with the two principals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, current and prospective families, donors, and friends of North Shore Christian School, as well as external communities
  • Oversee the Beverly/Hamilton and Lynn campus principals, business manager, director of development, and director of admissions
  • Supervise the business manager in the development of preliminary and final budgeting processes and administration; to monitor income, expenditures, collections, and cash flow; to maintain appropriate financial records; to oversee the employee benefit program
  • Supervise the director of admissions in determining programs for the recruitment and retention of students, including marketing and outreach, applicant interviews, and acceptance decisions
  • Supervise the director of development and advancement efforts to cultivate and effect generous support of NSCS, including existing and new supporters, major gift donors, foundations, corporations, fundraising, philanthropy, and alumni affairs. The Head of School will be actively involved in securing and retaining philanthropic support of NSCS.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and streamline branding efforts with the advancement team, including website, blogs, and internal and external communications
  • Collaborate with the Board toward the progression and success of Vision 2020, and articulate the vision for NSCS and its future
  • Foster cross-campus initiatives and operational continuity among all NSCS campuses
  • Engage with the Board in carrying out established NSCS policies; review those policies with the principals and staff and make recommendations for changes to provide consistency without sacrificing cultural distinctions; keep the Board informed on all aspects of the School’s operation
  • Direct the ongoing NEASC accreditation process, and initiate and maintain collaborations and memberships with state and federal agencies and with educational organizations and any other accrediting agencies
  • Initiate and oversee the provision of regular communications with the North Shore Christian School Society
  • Explore, maintain, and broaden strategic partnerships on behalf of NSCS
  • Recruit and retain qualified persons to serve as members of the administration and other key roles, including Board advisory and committee members

Personal Characteristics

  • Mature follower of Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrated commitment to Christian Education
  • Knowledge of, and ideally direct experience with, Christian education in New England culture
  • Emotionally intelligent leader
  • Visionary and practitioner
  • Lifelong learner
  • Catalyst in the leadership development of others
  • Strategic thinker
  • Professional understanding of the financial, business, and public relations aspects of the School

Requirements

Spiritual

  • 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
  • A mature, godly spirit with a vibrant and active faith and prayer life
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Scripture
  • A lifestyle of biblical integrity and humility

Professional

  • Minimum of a master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in administration or executive leadership at a Christian educational institution
  • Ability to articulate a Christian philosophy of education and its distinctives at NSCS
  • Experience in building and leading a diverse constituency
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and budgetary management
  • Effectiveness in oral and written communication
  • Ability to cast vision and effectively share that vision with stakeholders to inspire action

Please send resume or letter of interest to board@nschristian.org.

Now accepting applications for the academic year 2018-2019

Theater/Drama Teacher

NSCS is hiring a part-time Theater/Drama teacher.  Ideally, the candidate would work after school with students in Grades 3, 4, or 5, through 8th Grade, depending on the production piece, one or two afternoons a week.  This time commitment will/may increase closer to the performance.  Please send resume or letter of interest to rlowe@nschristian.org.

 

Quick Facts Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1951
  • Preschool through Grade 8
  • Size: 240 students, 29 faculty and 8 Administrators on 2 campuses
  • Average Class Size: 12
  • Communities Represented: 25
  • Racially & Economically Diverse
  • Students receiving financial aid: 74%
  • STEM Science Curriculum
  • Academic Support and enrichment
  • Athletics
  • Theatrical training and live performances
  • Home-to-School Partnership
  • Weekly Chapel and Bible instruction
  • Before School and After School Care
  • NSCS is pleased to house the Gordon College Graduate Education Orton-Gillingham Reading Clinic that provides free reading tutoring to qualifying NSCS and community students.