HS Principal/Assistant Head of School for Academics and Spiritual Life
Vacaville, CA Head of School
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Summary of Position:  The VCS High School Principal / Assistant Head of School for Academics and Spiritual Life leads the high school, and also oversees the school’s spiritual and academic program. Through effective leadership / delegation, he or she will partner with an exceptional, fully staffed faculty and administrative team  to establish and execute the spiritual and academic vision of VCS.

Responsibilities include overseeing the school’s spiritual and academic program, including chapel / Bible, faculty support / mentorship, professional development, college counseling, and curriculum. The High School Principal / Assistant Head of School for Academics and Spiritual Life is a senior member of the leadership team and reports directly to the Head of School. 

Reporting Relationship:  Head of School        Hourly Classification:  Full Time

Positions Classification:  Exempt, 12 month 





High School Principal / Assistant Head of School for Academics and Spiritual Life

To Apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/b73afe05-4865-4fcd-981d-f39f88e9a265/Vacaville-Christian-Academy

Duties & Responsibilities: Spiritual Works with the Head of School to cast vision for student spiritual development centered on the cultivation of a Biblical worldview; develops, implements, and directs long-range planning towards that vision Ensures a Christ-centered spiritual climate in all VCS programs, including chapel, student discipleship, and all other programs Oversees the spiritual program at the high school, which includes, but is not limited to, chapel, retreat,

Bible class, and Biblical integration with instruction

Instruction, Academics, and Curriculum Development Works with the Head of School to cast vision for the academic program; develops, implements, and directs long-range planning towards that vision Plans for and oversees not only the inspiration, but the professional development of all VCS faculty Provides leadership of the school curriculum and classroom instruction which ensures pedagogical alignment and academic excellence Oversees (though often properly delegated) the observation and evaluation of the teaching faculty Serves as the high school’s educational leader, including the teaching faculty, administrative staff, and instructional leadership team at the high school level (including both deans and subject dept. heads)

School Climate Fosters the academic and spiritual growth of the students Though properly delegated to principals / directors, oversees the discipline and correction of student behavior Communicates thoughtfully and effectively for the high school Oversees a robust extracurricular program that supports the development of student leadership

Administrative Oversees all administrative, and many operational, aspects of the high school

  • Ensures effective administrative procedures are in place and are executed, including front office communication, record keeping, etc.

Miscellaneous Listens responsively to, and works to resolve (following the Matthew 18 principle), parent concerns that rise above the department principal Supports with student / family retention efforts alongside other administrators Supports, on an as needed basis, with new family interviews Oversees the college counseling staff and process Other duties as required.

Personal Qualifications: Demonstrate a strong passion to uphold the Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith, and Core Values of Vacaville

Christian Schools. Affirms that, as part of the qualifications for this position, he/she is a follower of Jesus who knows the Lord Jesus

Christ as Savior. Develops an environment where the entire high school community - staff, students, and families - can grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ. Ability to follow the Matthew 18 Principle in dealing with leadership, faculty, administration, and parents. Attendance in a Bible-based church. Ability to move about the school building(s) and campus. Employment-related reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship(reference the Employee Handbook).

  • Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the general public.

Competencies & Skills:1. “Pastoral Heart” – this role must have the ability to build and lead staff / students toward a vision for spiritual development at VCS.2. Academic Instructional Acumen - Knowledge of best practices and research in curriculum, assessment, and instruction.3. Biblically Grounded - ideal candidates should hold a Biblical worldview and possess the ability to gently and patiently guide students / staff in light of that worldview4. Academic Diversity - Ability to work with diverse curricular subject areas.5. Innovation - is able to work and think in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity6. Student Success-Minded – Ability to think critically, problem-solve, backwards plan, analyze and use data, and prioritize the needs of students7. Vision and Planning - leaders at VCS should never act without a plan; instead, they should be backwards planners, beginning with a vision, and working backwards toward goals, and eventually, strategic planning efforts8. Communication skills – all VCS leaders should be effective communicators, able to: 1) speak candidly yet professionally with leadership, 2) speak to a broad range of constituents (i.e. staff, faculty, parents, board members), sometimes in a large group, and 3) present clear, detailed reports.

9. Business savvy - all VCS leaders should possess “good business sense” and be able to make sound recommendations on the school’s various business models.

10. “Project Management” - effective VCS leaders must have the ability to effectively manage a variety of tasks, with a variety of constituents, across multiple areas.

11. Delegation - VCS leadership understands the importance of, and can properly execute, the art of delegation.12. Building Coalitions - each VCS leader understands the importance of, and is able to, build coalitions of support that provide them the broadest range of support for the decisions they make13. Strong competency with Microsoft Suite and/or Google’s version of Microsoft Suite

Educational / Background Requirements1. Bachelor’s Degree is a minimum requirement; additional degrees are given favorable consideration2. A minimum of 5 years of instructional leadership experience is desired (more experience is given favorable consideration).3. Demonstrated ability to lead others.

Reports to:_ Head of School_

Direct Reports:_ High School Staff / Faculty_ Middle School Principal_ Elementary Principal_ Early Education Director

Acknowledgement This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or accountabilities that are required of the High School Principal. Duties, accountabilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

(Vacaville Christian Schools reserve the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job accountabilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job accountabilities.)

To Apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/b73afe05-4865-4fcd-981d-f39f88e9a265/Vacaville-Christian-Academy

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $105,000.00 per year

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