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Covenant Day School’s Associate Head of School (AHOS) serves with passion and enthusiasm for the School and its mission. The leader in this role works in tandem with the Head of School and inspires other members of the school community to work together effectively to solve both routine and complex school issues and to move the leadership team forward strategically and collaboratively. The AHOS is responsible for managing implementation of strategic initiatives, connecting program and operations, serving as a liaison with communications, and managing the day-to-day operations of the school. The AHOS represents the Head of School when needed and has a steady presence at campus events. He/she will serve as a thought partner for the Head of School and members of the leadership team. The successful AHOS is a talented educational leader who can work in concert with the Head of School and the senior leadership team to carry out the strategic objectives of the School. The position is a year- round full-time role that reports to the Head of School.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
- Meet regularly with the Head of School to communicate about decisions and actions, to brainstorm about challenges and opportunities, to plan together for strategic initiatives, and to make important decisions together.
- Attend Board meetings and Board committee meetings as needed with the Head of School.
- Partner with the Head of School to plan and run regular meetings of the senior leadership team. With the Head, the AHOS will build trust and respect among this senior staff team, inspiring and encouraging collaboration, communication, and alignment among these leaders. Lead efforts to plan professional development and campus training opportunities.
- Serve as a relational leader who has an interest in and commitment to thoughtfully building genuine relationships with all school stakeholders including faculty, staff, parents, board members, coaches and alumni; be consistently present at school functions and events.
- Exhibit a strong commitment to diversity from a Christian perspective.
- Partner with the Head of School to direct school operations and provide strategic direction, mentoring and oversight to department leaders while ensuring good partnerships and connections between overlapping areas of campus expertise. Serve as a functional leader to several departments.
- Partner closely with the HR Director on hiring, onboarding and employee retention strategies and process.
- Connect well with Christ Covenant Church on issues connecting school and church as the school is a ministry of the church.
- Added responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Head of School.
- In‐depth understanding of the complexity of independent Christian schools and broad experience in school leadership.
- Strong and clear Christian testimony and supportive agreement with the purposes and doctrine of the school.
- Christ Covenant Church membership and involvement required after position begins.
- Strong commitment to a biblical worldview of diversity in support of school philosophy.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills (high EQ).
- Teaching experience, preferably in a K-12 independent school; understanding of the integration of Christian faith and learning.
- Skills and experience in human resource recruitment, assessment, and development.
- Experience working with curriculum topics and related training
- Interest in and appreciation for building connections with all stakeholder groups: faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and Board.
- A sense of humor and genuine enjoyment of the role, even with challenges that arise.
- A collaborative and collegial leadership style that encourages faculty to take risks and explore passions.
- Proven experience in student discipline and maintaining strong parent partnership through fair and consistent enforcement of the school’s policies.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; technology skills appropriate for the role.
- Confidence balanced by humility; the ability to hold one’s own with a strong faculty and parent community.
- Keen interest in continuous improvement, intellectual curiosity, and an analytical approach to problem solving.
- Balance of creative openness to innovation with a dedication to the tradition and culture of the school.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Master level degree in Educational Leadership or related area strongly preferred