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The Brown County Christian Academy


Position Description

Job Description: Principal/Administrator/Headmaster

Reports To: School Board



The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster runs the school by inspiring and overseeing the academic community, casting and developing the vision of the academy, managing the business of the academy and overseeing the development of the institution.



1. Implements the vision of the school set by the Board, to the administration, faculty, parents and students of the school by constantly reading, reviewing and pondering pertinent historical and current visions and models of academic, community and cultural excellence resulting in a school full of truth, beauty and goodness.


2. Oversees the implementation of the long term strategic planning of the school by advising the Board in these matters, reminding the Board of the schools goals and commitments resulting in the incarnation of the vision of the school.


3. Recruits teachers by developing a plan to attract great teachers (in conjunction with the Personnel Committee) and by executing that plan resulting in the excellent faculty being in place for Brown County Christian Academy.


4. Oversees the assignment, evaluation, training, encouragement, discipline and inspiration of the teaching staff through the Grammar and Secondary School Principals by leading and developing academic community resulting in an excellent faculty which is consistently growing and improving over time.


5. Make sure student needs are met by working with faculty to determine students’ needs and by making sure that policies are in place to meet those needs resulting in positive experience of learning for students.


6. Oversees student discipline by working with the Principals and faculty and by building relationships with students resulting in students living godly lives.


7. Monitors cultural trends in the school—correcting negative trends and inspiring positive cultural growth—by consistently being involved in the life of the school as an observer and participant resulting in a godly culture at Brown County Christian Academy.


8. Oversees curriculum choices and development by working with the Curriculum Committee and the faculty of the school to foresee needed curriculum, improve or replace deficient curriculum resulting in the use of the best curriculum available to Brown County Christian Academy.


9. Discovers best practices in broader academic community and implements them at Brown County Christian Academy by interacting with other educational leaders and communities resulting in constantly improving practices at Brown County Christian Academy.


10. Direct the daily operation of Brown County Christian Academy by supervising the staff (Principals, Athletic Director, Office Manager, Executive Assistant, Development Director and any other administrative employee), by coordination of activities by creation of clear lines of authority and by setting the tone for a quality Christian educational program resulting in a school that runs smoothly.


11. Builds relationships with like-minded institutions to benefit the school—particularly the churches of Brown County by interacting with, cooperating with and supporting these institutions resulting in a network of helpfulness among likeminded local institutions.


12. Maintains accurate personnel records by overseeing procedures and practices resulting in consistent and meaningful records being kept.


13. Creates, revises and monitors the standards and policies of Brown County Christian Academy by consistently interacting with the staff, faculty, parents and students of the school resulting in the implementation and alteration of policies and practices of the school.


14. Involved in the creation of the yearly budget by working with the Finances Committee and the bookkeeper to draft and revise the budget in January resulting in a school that operates within its means.


15. Oversees the implementation of the budget through the Office Manager the reports of the bookkeeper resulting in proper, timely and accurate financial accounting is made to the Board and the Finance Committee.


16. Oversees student recruitment by serving on the ad hoc marketing committee and by meeting with and attracting Godly families to register their children at Brown County Christian Academy resulting in the growth of our student population.


17. Other responsibilities as required by the Board.



1. This position demands a bachelors degree (preferably in the Humanities), but a graduate degree in theology is preferable.

2. This position requires a broad knowledge of theological, philosophical history.

3. The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster should work to constantly expand their abilities by gaining further training in areas of weakness.



The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster directly supervises the Executive Assistant, the Grammar School Principal, the Secondary School Principal, the Office Manager, the Development Director, the Athletic Director and administrative employee. The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster reports to the board.



The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster is on call for the emergencies of the school generally. They must work well and communicate effectively with people in difficult circumstances and must work diligently day to day without much direct supervision.



This position is a full-time position that works 12 months a year. The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster works from his office during the academic year  and will hold normal office hours during the summer, except for the month of July.



The Principal/Administrator/Headmaster will be evaluated annually by the Board . A new Principal/Administrator/Headmaster will have a 60 day evaluation by the Board during the first semester of his tenure.

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