Whitefield Academy
  • Mableton, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Primary Objectives:

The Upper School Principal leads the faculty, staff and students in all of the spiritual, educational and administrative aspects of fulfilling Whitefield's mission to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus. This leader also serves as a key connection point, coordinating across the school for the betterment of the Upper School and helping to lead the entire Whitefield campus and community.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the academic quality of the Upper School ensuring that students receive an exemplary secondary education.
  • Ensure robust and on-going professional development of the Upper School teachers including, but not limited to, ongoing classroom observation and feedback, mentoring and equipping teachers, regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings, assisting in the articulation of educational goals, oversight of regularly scheduled staff meetings, coordination of teacher training, oversight and guidance related to teacher/parent communications.
  • Lead the cultivation of a warm and orderly culture and community (students, parents, and staff) where iron sharpens iron, where delight and diligence connect with the Gospel within grace-filled relationships.
  • Create and sustain a vibrant environment for students that provides for discipleship, mentorship, and other enriching experiences.
  • Conduct rigorous evaluations of Upper School teachers and staff and provide impactful developmental feedback.
  • Provide oversight of all administrative aspects of the Upper School. This will include, at a minimum, management of the Upper School calendar and budget.
  • Ensure effective ongoing communication between all members of the Upper School community (principal to teacher, principal to families, teacher to families, etc.).
  • Ensure coordination of all parent volunteer involvement and activities in collaboration with the Whitefield Parent Association leadership for the Upper School.
  • Supervise and develop the Upper School faculty, and Upper School support staff.
  • Support a relational approach to student discipline, in accordance with school policy ensuring that student discipline is addressed in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Attend extra-curricular events.
  • Work with the director of admission in the recruitment of new students. This includes, but is not limited to, familiarizing prospective families with the philosophy of the curriculum and the attributes of the school that are distinctive.
  • Participate in weekly leadership meetings with the school's administration.
  • Attend Instructional Leadership Meetings, serve on committees as needed, and be a visible presence in all areas of school life.
  • Assist with accreditation processes and other strategic planning initiatives as needed.
  • Collaborate with other division principals to provide programs for teacher orientation, in-service training, and review of policies in the Parent and Upper School Faculty Handbook.
  • Recruit and hire strong talent for Upper School positions (faculty/staff) who fit with the mission.
  • Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions, and operate within the budget allotment for the Upper School.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in education from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Secondary level teaching experience with a minimum of five years of successful classroom teaching experience.
  • Leadership experience, preferably in a school or Christian ministry
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and is teachable and open to constructive feedback.
  • Shows mature reliance on the Holy Spirit and is comfortable leading the spiritual development of others.
  • A servant leader who values others in word and deed.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of energy, a strong work ethic and
  • A committed educator, who above all else, loves secondary-aged children and is compassionate, not legalistic in his or her approach to guiding, directing, and disciplining children.
  • Exudes excitement for the learning and development of Upper School children and empowers and encourages teachers to create engaging classrooms that focus on the best interest of the children, their learning and character development.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be courageous, collaborative, and engaging within the Upper School and across the campus.
  • Skilled in handling conflict, motivating, coaching, and training, faculty and staff
  • Possess high emotional and social intelligence, be an empathic listener and relate well to students, parents, faculty and staff .
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and have deep planning and organization skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mailing, internet use, presentation software, google platform, online grade book programs, SmartBoard.

 

In addition, the candidate should:

  • Be committed to the school's core values and documents, its mission and vision, and a commitment to shepherding and mentoring hearts of the children.
  • Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ
  • Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and is a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school
  • Believe and affirm the school's Statement of Faith
  • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with employees, students, families, and the community at large
  • Actively participate in a local church

 

To apply, please go to www.whitefieldacademy.com under About Us/Employment Opportunities. 

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