Position: HOPE Christian High School Principal Reports: Executive Director
HOPE Christian Schools is seeking an experienced, strategic, dynamic, flexible, and creative educational leader to lead a small Christian 9-12 urban high school. The principal must be committed to dramatic student achievement for all students and willing to do whatever it takes to close the achievement gap. The ideal leader will be highly relational, able to work effectively with external academic content providers, willing and able to interact with teachers and students in a visible and practical way throughout the school day, and model Christian behavior in words, thoughts, and actions. The high school principal role requires a commitment to loving our students, holding an unwavering belief that all children can and must succeed, and having a deep passion for developing the character of a serving leader in every child.
School Administration & Operation
Ensures a world-class educational model is developed and delivered for every student (curriculum and instructional strategies, school culture, scholar performance, character development)
Conceptualizes the goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented
Creates a strong partnership with external content providers to enable content to be seamlessly blended with in-person learning
Identifies and hires new staff including all teachers, operations, teaching assistants, and other support staff
Takes charge of scholar recruitment and ensures school is enrolled at capacity for academic year
Ensures consistent school schedules, including school calendars, regional training, and school compliance
Manages the budget and contributes to the creation of a multi-year budget model
Identifies and implements the annual objectives for the instructional, extracurricular, and athletic programs of the school
Acts as a catalyst for efficient, accurate, and transparent business models (accounting, financing, purchasing, facilities management, technology, reporting, compliance, scholar recruitment, safety, food and transportation services)
Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required
Inspire, motivate, and encourage key stakeholders
Leads the effort to build authentic relationships, communicate, and collaborate with key stakeholders including scholars, staff, parents, and community members
Ensure that staff members are engaged in purposeful professional growth developing teacher, school, and network leaders
Continuously utilize data-driven instruction and student data resources to strategically drive achievement results throughout the year
Leverage strengths of team members within the school in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
Manage time, people, and resources efficiently and effectively
Build a positive and supportive work environment for all team members
Create a culture within the school that reflects the core values of the organization by exemplifying and expecting them from self and others
Evaluate all staff members according to written performance indicators aligned with their job descriptions
Professional & Organizational Competencies:
Embodies and promotes organizational norms, core values, beliefs, symbols and character that make up the culture of the school
Displays enthusiasm and excitement while encouraging a love for learning and establishing high expectations within a safe environment
Builds authentic, trusting, and nurturing relationships that are always respectful and that are tailored to meet the needs of key stakeholders
Utilize mindful and cross-cultural considerations to respectfully resolve conflicts while building consensus through active listening and mediation
Collaborates with the Talent Acquisition team to cultivate partnerships with centers of influence, acquire top talent and strive to become a destination employer while adhering to the High-Performance Hiring Procedures
Lead scholar recruitment efforts by building collaborative community and family relationships to increase scholar enrollment year over year
Integrity, credibility, and passionate commitment to HOPE’s mission of Christ, College, and Character
Shows commitment to educational leadership, professional development, and maintains up to date knowledge on school management strategies to make a positive and lasting impact on every scholar and team member
Use of rigorous assessment, analysis, and action plans based on data. Consistently adjusts instructional coaching based on scholar results and provides immediate feedback to teachers
Actively direct well-planned instructional strategies that increase scholar achievement and acquisition of knowledge
Provides actionable, specific (high leverage) feedback at regular intervals and follows up to ensure mastery
Master’s degree in Education or related field required
Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills
Proven self-starter with the ability to serve as an internal expert for their team and the organization
Successful educational leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, manage, evaluate, and grow a high performing team
Business expertise related to compliance reporting, educational legal obligations, and general business operations
Successful High School leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, manage, evaluate, and grow a high performing team
high school level classroom teaching experience
Exceptionally strong skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus pay
Internal Number: 007
About HOPE Christian High School
Open Sky Education is non for profit Christian Organization the supports a network of learning environments. HOPE Christian High School in Milwaukee WI is one of those schools. HOPE Christian Schools mission is to ensure that we are providing world class academics, character formation and that faith based education is accessible and affordable for all.
We are seeking a High School Principal.
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