St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School requires an experienced, proven, and operationally oriented Headmaster with extensive private or parochial school experience. The candidate needs to be multi-skilled in the areas of education, curriculum, enrollment, management, facilities, budgeting, community relations, and fundraising. As Headmaster, the candidate must be personable and enjoy interacting with the school community, including but not limited to, families, the parents club, teachers, staff, alumni, church members, trustees, and donors.
The Headmaster will report to the Board of Trustees to execute both short-term and long-term goals established by the board. The Headmaster will be responsible for the daily actions, safety and performance of the school, as well as focused on its growth and future.
Responsibilities include the following:
The headmaster shall be a member ex officio of board of trustees and all standing committees of the board.
The headmaster shall be the representative of the board in its relations with the faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni.
The headmaster shall select and hire properly qualified persons to serve as members of the faculty and administration.
The headmaster shall have direct supervision of the faculty and staff and shall coordinate the activities of the entire organization. The headmaster shall hold regular meetings of the faculty and staff and see that the general policies of the board are understood and followed.
General duties of the headmaster include (but are not restricted to) the following:
To embody, manifest, and advocate the mission of the school.
To articulate the vision for the school and its future.
To maintain a close working relationship with St. John’s Episcopal Church, its staff, parishioners, and vestry.
To monitor and address all matters of school climate and culture.
To manage the sometimes competing demands of the various constituencies of the school.
To provide to the board of trustees various scenarios and possibilities for the board to consider as it does its work focusing on the strategic future of the school.
To work with the board of trustees, its chair, vice-chair, and its committees in carrying out established school policies; to review those policies and make recommendations for changes; to attend meetings, prepare reports, and keep trustees informed on all aspects of the school's operation.
To supervise all programs of the school (academic, athletic, ethical, and other extracurricular programs); to monitor curriculum, grading, testing, and reporting to parents; to prepare for and conduct periodic program evaluations; to submit reports to external agencies as required; to establish disciplinary policies and standards of conduct.
To supervise the CFO in the preparation of preliminary and final budgets; to monitor income, expenditures, collections, and cash flow.
To be responsible for adhering to the final budget as presented and approved by the board of trustees.
To supervise the admissions director in determining programs for the recruitment of students, including marketing and outreach, information dissemination, applicant testing and interviews and acceptance and decisions.
To be responsible for developing and executing an admissions strategy that results in admission levels at or above budgeted levels.
To represent the school to all of its constituents including the neighborhood, parents, students, alumni, business community, faculty, and staff.
To supervise the development director and development efforts to cultivate and effect generous support of the school. This will include participating in all fundraising activities as appropriate.
To handle all matters regarding employment, retention, and dismissal of personnel; salaries and contracts; job assignments and performance evaluation; and orientation and training. To prepare employee handbooks, and maintain appropriate personnel records.
To represent the school in its relations with state and federal agencies and with local, state, regional, and national educational organizations and accrediting agencies.
To supervise the middle division head in his/her high school placement policy and procedures.
To supervise and/or assist with all other aspects of the school's operation, including (but not limited to) facilities maintenance and operation, summer programs, development and fund raising, and alumni affairs.
St. John's mission is to prepare each of its students for lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth by providing a superior educational experience within a nurturing Christian environment. St. John's is an Episcopal parish day school serving nearly 600 boys and girls in grades K4 through 8. Grounded by a commitment to spiritual and ethical values, a love of learning, and the development of stro...ng character, our students build the foundation to grow into caring and successful adults in an ever-changing world.