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Christian Heritage Academy

Head of School

Jacksonville,

Florida

Why I Love This Opportunity

Mark (Monte) Montemayor

Associate

This is a great opportunity because Christian Heritage Academy is ready for a season of growth. The church has grown a lot under the current leadership, and there is a great opportunity for the academy team to grow together and develop outreach efforts through the school. The academy serves a diverse and often underserved community with the partnership of an amazing team of teachers who lead with integrity and are truly committed to the mission and the children. The vision is that regardless of how much Christian Heritage Academy grows, it never stops feeling like a tight-knit community.

About This Organization

Christian Heritage Academy is a church-sponsored and supported Christian school with an enrollment of 120-150 students K-8 and approximately 70 students in preschool/VPK annually. The academy has been a part of the community for 45 years, starting as a covenant school and transitioning to a missional school to meet local needs. Situated in a diverse urban area, the academy has over 90% state-sponsored tuition assistance. Christian Heritage Academy offers faith-based, outwardly focused, quality education.

Position Description

The Head of School will need to excel in written and verbal communication as they unify and move the administration and teachers into a new season of leadership and growth. While much of the work falls under general school operations, this role requires a passionate individual who is ready to integrate Christ-like behavior into the workplace, students and family, and the broader community alike.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective spiritual, academic, and organizational leadership.
  • Oversee all human resources functions, including hiring, evaluation, and termination
  • Maintain high-level performance from teachers, administrative and support staff.
  • Maintain high academic excellence by managing and selecting curriculums that both challenge our students and advance their academic prowess.
  • Promote spiritual growth by exhibiting and enforcing Christlike behavior throughout the school and designing and managing systems that promote and encourage involvement in UBNC
  • Ensure finance and facilities are well managed. We have an expectation of excellence and good stewardship.
  • Promote Christian Heritage Academy in the community in a manner that enhances enrollment.
  • All other functions associated with school operations.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Inspirational: Firm in their beliefs yet true to their convictions. They are willing to take charge and lead the way as they engage and inspire the team.
  • Creative Problem Solver: Brings a new, fresh perspective and is ready to creatively approach the team and school dynamics.
  • Goal Oriented: Able to organize the team around challenging but achievable goals.
  • Multicultural Diversity: Classrooms have upwards of 7 languages / cultural backgrounds. It’s critical to understand cultural and socioeconomic diversity and the impacts these factors have on the classroom.

 

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