HOS at VCCS Sierra Vista, AZ
Website Veritas Christian Community School
Veritas Christian Community School provides a classical, Christ-centered, biblically rooted education that cultivates truth, beauty, and goodness in its students, staff, families, and community.
Statement of Faith:
The following is the foundation of beliefs upon which Veritas is based and the key elements of Christianity that will be unapologetically taught through all grade levels. The substance of these statements is that which will be considered primary doctrine at Veritas. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When these types of doctrine or issues arise, the students will be referred back to the family and local churches for final authority.
We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that a marriage is between one genetic male and one genetic female.
A word about our name is a good place to begin. Veritas is Latin for “truth.” Our foundational worldview is based upon the truth of the unchangeable Word of God, the Bible. Christian Community is what we seek to live out in our day-to-day activities. Basic Christian tenets are fundamental to our Statement of Faith, which contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere to and teach. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding dissension which may be caused by denominational distinctives. By School we mean to provide the children that God has entrusted to us with spiritual, emotional, social, and physical training, along with quality academic instruction from a biblical worldview. Veritas strives to reflect the truth, beauty, and goodness of our Creator by providing an orderly, challenging, loving, and joyful learning environment.
There is no education without presuppositions and values. At Veritas, the first basic presupposition is that God is and has revealed Himself and His will through creation, history, Jesus Christ, and the Scriptures. God’s Word gives us the truth about all areas of our lives and therefore applies to all areas of the Christian school. Each subject in the curriculum has a biblical source, purpose, and end. We believe that truth stems from God and is absolute in character. In view of this, our goal is to give every student the ability to discern the truth based upon God’s Word, master the truths involved, apply these truths to his own life, and finally to bring God’s truth to the world.
Veritas Christian Community School is in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Located in southern Arizona, Sierra Vista is seventy miles southeast of Tucson and twenty miles north of Mexico. With a population of over 43,000 people, including residents of Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista is the largest city in Cochise County. The army post Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 as a strategic defense in the apache wars. After the surrender of Geronimo, the fort continued as an army installation and is now a major military center for intelligence and communications. The City of Sierra Vista developed around Fort Huachuca but currently enjoys a more diversified economic base, including employers such as Ratheon, Aegis, Northrup Grumman, and General Dynamics, as well as others.
Sierra Vista, or “Mountain View,” is aptly named as mountains can be seen in all directions. At 4,623 feet in elevation, the climate is fairly mild and stable; with temperatures generally five to ten degrees lower than Tucson.
Head of School
Veritas Christian Community School is now seeking the opening of Head of School. The HoS at VCCS is to serve as the chief administrator of the school. Duties include but are not limited to, pre-qualifying all staff, hiring support staff, developing budgets, preparing financial statements, maintaining the spiritual quality of the school, developing the curriculum, and the day to day administrative duties.
BA or BS degree in School Administration or education. A degree in another major and/or experience may be considered if it pertains to education or administrations.
Have thorough understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophy of Classical Christian education as demonstrated by:
5 years teaching experience at an ACCS school
Documented training which must include at least two ACCS sanctioned conferences and/or training
Documented evidence of training in the Trivium to include training in grammar, logic and rhetoric.
Submission of a paper that describes their philosophy of Christian Education, Classical Education and their application in the school of grammar, logic and rhetoric.
The willingness to grow professionally through in-service sessions, reading, and studies as these opportunities come and the ability to lead others in the pursuit of professional growth.
Commitment to leading the school in fulfilling the Veritas Vision and Mission Statements
Evidence of the gift of leadership with a good track record of other leadership held positions.
The ability to work well with others, including submitting to the authority of the School Board.
Effective in oral and written communication.
A spirit of diligence, promptness, and organization.
Executive and management skills
A demonstrated acceptance without reservation of Veritas statement of faith
A strong, clear Christ-Centered testimony
A mature Godly spirit
A life of faith and prayer
A broad acceptance of and by the Christian community
A strong knowledge and understanding of Scripture, specifically as it applies to discipline, education, curriculum, and school culture.
An active involvement in church
Evidence of being an exemplary spouse and parent
A shepherd spirit in caring for those under their charge
The wisdom and discernment necessary to be a firm and fair disciplinarian who tempers discipline with compassion.
Full details of the position will be made available upon request.
Please reach out to:
Dwight Bechel, [email protected] Chairman of the Board
Eric Vandeweg, [email protected], Vice Chairman of the Board
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