School Director – Grace Christian Academy of Maryland

Grace Christian Academy of Maryland
Published
April 2, 2024
Expires
May 2, 2024
Location
Meryland, United States of America
Category
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Description

It is the goal of GCA to provide an education of scholastic excellence and to teach students that God is the source of all truth. Grace Christian Academy strives to develop in students a Christian lifestyle and a Christian worldview.

Grace Christian Academy of Maryland is a private Christian school (PreK – 8th grade) with approximately 260 students. Established in 1986, GCA graduated its first senior class in 2000. Grace Christian Academy was first accredited in 1996 through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. GCA is currently accredited through the Maryland Department of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and ACSI.

The school and church occupy a 17-acre campus that includes a church building, portable classrooms, a lighted soccer field, and a 45,000 square foot education building. The education building houses 20 classrooms, two science labs, an art room, a full-sized gymnasium, administrative offices, and a teacher’s work area.

About the position

The Director is responsible for all areas of the school. The Director is employed by and accountable to the GCA School Board to implement the mission and educational operating policies of GCA. The Director is the educational and spiritual director who provides vision, direction and oversees day-to-day operational practices that represent a consistent and effective model of integrity, efficiency, and accountability. In addition, the Director performs and/or directs all other duties as, from time to time, may be assigned by the School Board. The GCA Director is responsible for all areas of the school.

Salary: $70,000-$80,000 annually

Benefits: Paid health insurance, 4 weeks of PTO, and free tuition for all children of the director’s family

Typical Schedule: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Waldorf, MD

Job Duties

Educational leadership, vision and school management:

  • Provide leadership to a planning process designed and intended to assure the school’s readiness and ability to provide a sound, relevant, and spiritual educational experience for students
  • Works in conjunction with the School Board in developing GCA’s vision as well as a plan for the future
  • Lead/motivate the faculty in the implementation of the mission while also empowering the faculty to contribute to the realization of the vision
  • Lead the faculty and School Board in planning for continuing educational growth and spiritual maturity as a highly respected Christian institution
  • Oversee all academic, extra curricula, and student programs to achieve a complete Christian education experience
  • Establish and promote goals for faculty and staff that result in every student achieving to his/her fullest academic and personal potential
  • Recruit teaching and administrative personnel whose philosophies match those of GCA
  • Oversight of the GCA budget with accountability for it to the School Board
  • Develop and apply strategies to continuously improve faculty and staff professional development, salaries and benefits
  • Develop and implement a positive reinforcing system for evaluating teaching, strengthening curriculum, and encouraging professional development
  • Provide the leadership and management skills necessary to maximize the efforts of teachers and students in an environment conducive to spiritual and educational enhancement, growth, and achievement
  • Remain abreast of educational trends

Communication:

  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for GCA
  • Committed to maintaining excellent relationships with parents, faculty, staff, students, School Board, and Church
  • Effects constant and open communication with faculty, parents and the community
  • Promotes a warm Christ-centered atmosphere within GCA
  • Maintains a high profile by being visible and attending school events to build awareness, strengthen parent relations, and encourage support of GCA
  • Serves as the instructional leader of the school by providing leadership in curriculum development and implementation
  • Provides strong, collaborative leadership to ensure consensus on future direction
  • Maintains involvement in the daily life and activities of students by personally recognizing their achievements and sharing in their successes as well as their problems and concerns

Organizational Setting:

  • Ensure compliance with ACSI accrediting criteria
  • Establish objectives and procedures to ensure operational efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal agencies and guidelines
  • Ensure that the school’s academic staff adheres to all personnel policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure staff collaboration and cooperation with facilities management and other facility users as it relates to the physical use and maintenance of the church/school buildings and grounds

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement established school policies and collaboratively review and make recommendations for change to the school board
  • Keep the school board fully informed of critical needs as they effect educational operations
  • Collaboratively establish and meet performance goals and objectives of the school board
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