Are you ready to lead a small school? Does your faith propel you to help high school students achieve academic success, develop character, and serve the community?
The next Head of School of Church Hill Academy (CHA) will have the opportunity to build a school that helps to break the cycle of generational poverty one student at a time. CHA is a small, Christian, independent school located in one of Richmond’s highest poverty neighborhoods. CHA’s Head of School will move the school out of the start-up phase towards a more mature school with a culture that supports and guides students, has established systems and procedures, and possibly seeks accreditation.
CHA is a program of CHAT – Church Hill Activities and Tutoring – an organization that is well known for the positive impact and opportunities it brings to Church Hill’s youth. The Head of School reports to the Executive Director of CHAT. CHA’s Head of School has a great deal of autonomy and flexibility with the benefits of being part of a larger organization.
It is likely that the next Head of School will view this opportunity as a calling. It may be the hardest job you’ve ever had – and the most rewarding. CHA’s next Head will be a practicing Christian, bring academic and leadership skills, and have a passion for helping students with challenging backgrounds find their paths toward success. Currently, CHA enrolls approximately 40 students in grades 9 – 12.
Please send a resume, salary history, and cover letter that explains why this position is of interest to you to: hr@WarrenWhitney.com. Please include “Church Hill Academy” in the subject line. For best consideration, apply by July 31, 2017. EOE.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Head of School will be responsible for:
Establishing and maintaining a culture that supports the school’s mission and values.
Managing the day-to-day operations of the school, including working with teachers, students, parents, and other CHAT staff members.
Developing and implementing the strategic direction for the school.
Working with CHAT’s Executive Director, development professionals, and the Board to raise funds for CHA.
Establishing systems and procedures to support school operations.
Successful candidates will:
Have school experience that prepares them to become a Head of School.
Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Be able to develop strong relationships with the school community.
Understand the dynamics that impact CHA’s students, such as poverty and trauma.
Have a passion for service by helping youth achieve success.