Ascension Academy seeks an inspirational and committed Head of School to begin July 2020. The ideal candidate will foster the traditions, relationships, and practices that determine the School’s climate and culture.
The Head of School will lead all daily school operations including admissions, staff relations, and parent communication. The Head sets the tone and models the values of the School in interactions with students, families, staff and the community. It will be essential to continue the learning environment of Ascension Academy that is committed to a traditional curriculum, innovative teaching practices, and integration of technology.
As the sole employee of the Board of Regents, the Head of School reports directly to the Board. S/he leads an administrative team including the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Director of Athletics and Security, Business Manager, Director of College Guidance, Director of Technology, Director of Maintenance and Facilities, Director of Marketing, and Dean of Students.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF THE HEAD OF SCHOOL The successful candidate will:
bring experience in fundraising, stewardship and cultivation of donors
be a skilled promoter of the school
possess effective management skills
have experience in leading and coaching faculty
be a progressive, insightful leader
possess business and financial acumen
be a strong delegator
think and act strategically
be committed to being visible within the school community and the greater Amarillo community
possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a Master’s degree is highly preferred
PERSONAL QUALITIES SOUGHT IN THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
This warm, close-knit community at Ascension Academy expects a leader who:
possesses strong, clear communication skills
has the ability to inspire those around him/her
is comfortable making fair and firm decisions
is an innovative thinker
has a passion for middle and high school education
is open to diverse views and new ideas
is warm, approachable, and open-minded
Internal Number: 51109953
About Ascension Academy
Ascension Academy is a 6-12, coed day school with the very specific mission to provide students with an exemplary college preparatory education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize the potential of every student.