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Assistant Headmaster

  • Administrator
  • Midwest

Two Rivers Classical Academy

Des Moines, Iowa

Position Description

TITLE: Assistant Headmaster

REPORTS TO: Headmaster


  • Must possess a fervent Christian faith, which is demonstrated by a clear, personal relationship with Christ, by faithful participation in the life of a local church, and by character that is above reproach
  • Must unreservedly agree with and promote the beliefs, mission, and vision of TRCA
  • Must possess a robust Christian worldview
  • Must exemplify personal dedication to lifelong learning
  • Must demonstrate a love of students and a passion to help others develop academically and spiritually
  • Must have—or be willing to quickly obtain—a thorough understanding and commitment to the classical model of education
  • An approachable and humble manner
  • Strong ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions that align with the mission and policies of TRCA
  • Able to work independently with a joyful, helpful, and professional attitude
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Proficient in technology, with experience in Google Docs and Sheets, ability to pick up other technological applications


Administration Team

  • Assist in team meetings including training and problem solving
  • Coordinate departments for academic growth
  • Ensure school policies are being implemented appropriately
  • Lead and evaluate faculty as assigned
  • Perform duties of Headmaster when needed
  • Prepare for taking a Headmaster position in the future
  • Encourage the pursuit of the mission and vision of TRCA in all interactions with faculty, parents, and students

Faculty Care and Culture

  • Build strong mentorship relationships with faculty
  • Encourage teamwork and healthy feedback between faculty members and administration
  • Assist in leading faculty training and discipleship
  • Assist in onboarding new faculty members and ongoing new faculty training
  • Conduct classroom observations and make appropriate recommendations for teacher improvement


  • Work with families in individually and in large group training
  • Give advice and assist in solving academic challenges
  • Conduct interviews for prospective families
  • Draft/edit regular communication to families


  • Interact regularly with scholars
  • Help plan and execute events that are aligned missionally with the Academy
  • Ability to teach classes when needed (especially 9th-12th grade)
  • Ability to lead student assemblies
  • Ability to follow and implement disciplinary guidelines of TRCA


  • Other tasks as assigned by Headmaster
  • Assist with basic technical questions related to IT used by TRCA

Time Requirements (hours are estimated)

Position is a salaried position requiring 40+ hours per week during the school year and more when there are special events and activities.  Summer hours will vary.  Completion of assigned duties will take priority.


Salary will be commensurate with experience. $60k-70k

Any and all offers will be made subject to satisfactory completion of background checks.

Two Rivers Classical Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

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