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Head Master/Lead Teacher

  • Head of School
  • West

Cross Roads Christian Academy AZ

P.O. Box 1347, Sonoita, Arizona 85637

Position Description

Work Year: This position is a full-time position that works 12 months a year. The Headmaster/Lead Teacher will work from their office during the academic year and will hold regular office hours during the summer.

Responsible for managing the daily operation and the supervision of all faculty and staff at Crossroads Christian Academy AZ.

The Head Master/Lead Teacher is the chief academic and administrative officer, appointed by the Board of Directors to administer and implement the mission and operating policies of the Board. The mission of Crossroads Christian Academy AZ is to glorify God by serving parents in providing their children a distinctly Christ-centered, academically excellent, classical education as a foundation for life-long learning. The Head Master provides day-to-day direction and operational practices that represent a consistent and effective model of integrity, efficiency, and accountability. The Head Master/Lead Teacher leads the school in collaboration with the Board of Directors and accepts the Crossroads Christian Academy AZ vision statement.


•        Public profession of belief in Jesus Christ and a lifestyle that reflects maturity and intimacy with God.

•        An authentic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced by a strong, clear personal testimony.

•        Personal humility.

•        Ability to be a servant-leader whose conduct exemplifies Biblical principles.

•        A genuine excitement and passion about Christian leadership.

•        Ability to lead in a Godly manner.

•        A desire to support and encourage faculty and staff in their own Christian leadership capabilities.



•        A Master’s degree in educational administration/supervision or the equivalent preferred, but not required.

•        Three (3) years experience in educational administration preferred.

•        Experience in classical Christian school administration desirable, but not required.

•        Demonstrated supervisory leadership.

•        Pass a criminal background investigation.

•        The candidate must be supported by their respective church leadership.



•        Ability to create a team environment and to lead effectively in that environment.

•        Ability to mentor other leaders, build teams, and create a supportive work environment.

•        Confidence – an inclusive decision-maker when confronted with challenging issues and concerns.

•        Enthusiasm for, appreciation of, and commitment to the school’s mission.

•        Proven strength in interpersonal skills and human resource management.

•        Ability to meet people easily and cordially; comfort with people representing diverse backgrounds.

•        A professional demeanor with an ability to develop appropriate relationships with parents, staff, and community.

•        A healthy level of self-confidence combined with Biblical humility.

•        Ability to think strategically and to analyze complex situations.

•        Ability to solve problems by engaging appropriate parties in the development and implementation of solutions.

•        Insight into contemporary culture and the challenges facing families, youth, and classical Christian education.

•        Ability to extend beyond philosophy and theory to implement practical application .




•        Provide leadership to a planning process designed and intended to assure the School’s readiness and ability to provide a sound, relevant, and spiritual educational experience for students.

•        Spearhead accreditation in the Association of Classical Christian Schools.

•        Be responsible for the overall operation of programs, human resources, and facilities.

•        Lead the faculty in continuing educational growth and spiritual maturity as a highly respected classical Christian institution.

•        Oversee all administrative, academic, extra-curricular, and student programs to achieve a complete classical Christian education experience.

•        Establish and promote goals for faculty and staff that result in every student achieving to his/her fullest academic and personal potential.

•        Recruit, support and retain teaching and administrative personnel whose philosophies match those of the school.

•        Develop and apply strategies to continuously improve administrative, faculty and staff professional development, salaries and benefits.

•        Provide the leadership and management skills necessary to maximize the efforts of teachers and students in an environment conducive to spiritual and educational enhancement, growth, and achievement.



•        Serve as the school’s primary spokesperson for school related business.

•        Be committed to maintaining excellent relationships with parents, faculty, staff, students

•        Effect constant and open communication with all school stakeholders.

•        Promote a warm Christ-centered atmosphere within Crossroads Christian Academy.

•        Provide strong, collaborative leadership to ensure consensus on future direction.

•        Show involvement in the daily life and activities of students by personally recognizing their achievements and sharing in their successes as well as their problems and concerns.



•        Ensure compliance with accrediting and school membership agencies.

•        Establish objectives and procedures to ensure operational efficiency.

•        Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal agencies and guidelines.

•        Prepare and submit annual budget to the Board. Collaboratively prepare monthly reports to the Board.

•        Adhere to all personnel policies, procedures and guidelines.

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