Head of School – Greater Portland Christian School

Greater Portland Christian School, South Portland, ME
April 2, 2024
May 2, 2024
South Portland, Memphis
Job Type


The Head of School (HoS) of GPCS is the Chief Executive Officer of the school under the authority and direction of the school’s Board of Directors. He/she also is the official spokesperson for the school and has daily interaction with faculty, students, and parents. This person has proven spiritual, moral, academic, and leadership qualities to effectively direct the mission of GPCS as it enters its second half century. The ideal candidate is a servant leader, who is a deeply caring and approachable problem solver and strategic visionary, leading the faculty and staff as one who guides a team of peers. While relating to others with compassion and grace, the HoS must also exhibit discernment and make hard decisions when necessary to support the school’s mission.

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 annually

Benefits:  Leave: sick, personal, bereavement, professional, and jury, Student registration fee waiver and 90% tuition remission, Accidental death and dismemberment insurance, Life insurance, and Short- and long-term disability insurance.

Location: *South Portland, Maine

* Portland, ME ranks as one of the country’s “best places to live,” listed at No. 7 according to the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Job Duties

  • Spiritual Leadership – serves both students and faculty as a role model who exemplifies an active obedience to the lordship of Jesus Christ, cultivates spiritual interest and growth among students and staff, and clearly articulates a Christian philosophy of education.
  • Strategic Vision – collaborates with the Board of Directors to promote and cultivate the mission and strategic vision for the school and then carries out that vision on a day-to-day basis.
  • Internal Relationships – manages the performance of all faculty, staff, and volunteers; fosters and maintains staff unity as it pertains to the school mission; oversees the cultural integrity of the school; maintains awareness of faculty needs; and interacts with GPCS parents to promote the school’s culture, vitality, and community.
  • Student Enrollment — directs the admissions and recruitment efforts of the school, supervising and working with staff and volunteers to enhance enrollment, which is essential for the vitality of the school.
  • Operations – Oversees administrative and other non-academic staff and ensures that daily operations are in capable hands.
  • External Relationships – oversees interactions with the media, local churches, and other Christian schools; maintains professional relationships with local schools and accrediting agencies to enhance student and faculty advancement opportunities; and assists the board and/or development director to improve the financial basis of the school.

Minimum qualifications

he HoS candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • At least a four-year undergraduate degree, with preference given to candidates with advanced earned degrees
  • Demonstrated supervisory leadership experience
  • A combination of seven (7) years or more of classroom teaching educational administration, or executive leadership experience

Additional qualifications desired but not required:

  • An advanced degree and/or certification in Education, Educational Administration, or a related field
  • Two (2) or more years of school leadership experience

The HoS candidate must agree with, promote, and function in alignment with:

  • The GPCS Statement of Faith
  • The GPCS Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Value Words
  • The GPCS Constitution, By‐laws, Policy Manual
  • The GPCS positions on theological, ethical, and moral commitments
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