Position Type: Administration, Non-exempt, Full time 12 mo.
Closing Date: When Filled
Start Date: When Filled
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement
Application: Accepted at http://www.tbcs.org/jobs
The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancED. Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.
The Upper School Division Head serves as the administrative, academic, and cultural leader of the Upper School with primary responsibility for the daily operations of educational and extracurricular programs. The Upper School Division Head will lead a team of 30+ faculty and staff who serve over 200 students in grades 9-12. The Upper School Division Head is responsible for creating predictable and supportive faculty and student cultures in the Upper School. The Upper School Division Head works collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, other division heads, support staff, and senior administrators to formulate and implement school vision and policy.
The Upper School Division Head sets the tone for the division by reflecting a maturity of faith, high professional standards, exceptional communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence, within and beyond the classroom. The successful candidate will be a proven administrator with the energy, decisiveness, sense of humor, organizational ability to follow through, and interpersonal skills for working with a talented faculty, dynamic students, and dedicated parents.
This position presents a tremendous professional opportunity for a seasoned educator and administrator who will inspire the faculty and students and wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the school. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Positively and professionally represent the School with all internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain congruency between the school’s mission statement, statement of faith, and all Upper School activities
Observe, supervise, and evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; including oversight of research and ordering curriculum materials, while monitoring the budget
Serve as the chief articulator of Upper School programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies (including parent organizations and volunteers) are fully informed consistent with their individual roles
Develop and coordinate plans for meeting the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of the Upper School community
Make recommendations regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty
Provide training, support, and supervision for the teaching process, including the evaluation of teachers
Ensure familiarity with and adherence to school policies in all areas
Conduct regular meetings with the faculty to deal with routine school matters and encourage unity and consistency of curriculum at and across grade levels
Review and evaluate academic and extracurricular programs
Work with students, teachers, academic support staff, and families to resolve behavior and/or academic issues
Assist in the admission process by participating in open houses, interviews, and evaluations of applicants for enrollment
Oversee scheduling, coordination, transportation, and communication of Upper School events
Attend Upper School events, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly meetings as scheduled with teachers, other division heads, parent organizations, and other administrators as requested and necessary
In concert with the Registrar, ensure the maintenance of complete and accurate academic records on all students
Monitor students’ adherence to established guidelines for student behavior and dress
Take a leadership role in emergency drills or situations
Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies; maintain educational standards established by the State of Washington and by those agencies that examine and accredit the school
Teaching and school administration experience preferred
Familiarity or experience with the classical Christian education model preferred
Critical Performance Competencies
Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
Maintain confidentiality and security of information
Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
Familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct
The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
About The Bear Creek School
The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS). Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.