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Headmaster, K-12

  • Head of School
  • Northeast

Trinity Preparatory School

Medford, New Jersey

Position Description

Trinity Preparatory School Inception: 2015

K-12 Classical Christian School

Hybrid model: MWF in-person

140 Students – 12 student cap per grade

27 employees

School host: Fellowship Alliance Chapel


PURPOSE: The Headmaster runs the school by inspiring and overseeing the academic community, casting and developing the vision of the school, managing the business of the school and overseeing the development of the institution.


1. Develops, refines and propagates the vision of the school to and with the board, to the administration, faculty, parents and students 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 school’s goals and commitments, resulting in the implementation of the vision of the school.

3. Recruits teachers by developing a plan to attract great teachers and by executing that plan, resulting in an excellent faculty being in place for Trinity Preparatory School.

4. Oversees the assignment, evaluation, training, encouragement, discipline and inspiration of the teaching staff by leading and developing academic community resulting in a faculty which is consistently growing and improving over time.

5. Makes 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 a positive experience of learning for students.

6. Oversees student discipline by working with faculty and by building relationships with students resulting in students practicing godliness in the school setting.

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.

8. Oversees curriculum choices and development by working with faculty to foresee needed curriculum and to improve or replace deficient curriculum resulting in the use of the best curriculum available.

9. Discovers best practices in the broader academic community and implements them by interacting with other educational leaders and communities resulting in constantly improving practices.

10. Directs the daily operation of Trinity Preparatory School by supervising the faculty and staff, by coordinating school activities by creating 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 by interacting with, cooperating with, and supporting, these institutions resulting in a network of helpfulness among like-minded 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 Trinity Preparatory School 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. Oversees the creation of the yearly budget by working with the school board and the bookkeeper to draft and revise the budget annually resulting in a school that operates within its means.

15. Oversees the financial accounting by reviewing reports from the bookkeeper and the financial liaison resulting in proper, timely and accurate financial reporting to the Board.

16. Oversees student recruitment by serving as an advisor to the admissions associate and by meeting with and attracting godly families to register their children at Trinity resulting in the growth of our student population.

17. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Trinity School Board.

18. Follows through on other responsibilities as required by the Trinity School Board.



1. This position demands a bachelor’s degree (preferably in the Humanities), but a graduate degree in education, the humanities or theology is preferable.

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

3. The Headmaster must also be conversant with and supportive of the reformed faith and classical Christian education.

4. The Headmaster should work to constantly expand his abilities by gaining further training in areas of weakness.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Headmaster directly supervises the Associate Head of School and the Office Manager.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/DYNAMICS: The Headmaster is on call for the emergencies of the school. He will be involved in the most important and most stressful issues and circumstances at the school. He must work well and communicate effectively with people in difficult circumstances and must work diligently day to day without direct supervision.

WORK YEAR: This position is a full-time position that works 12 months a year. The Headmaster works in-person on the school campus during the academic year and will hold normal office hours during the summer.

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