Job Summary: Waimea Country School on the Big Island of Hawai‘i is seeking a Head of School to start in the 2023/2024 school year. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to Waimea Country School’s mission of educating children to become confident, responsible, and compassionate people. The culture and community of the school are equally as important as the rigor of curriculum. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are served in three multi-age classrooms; K/1, 2/3, and 4/5. To ensure individualized attention, total student enrollment does not exceed 50 students, with each class served by a teacher and an aide. Our graduates consistently do well after graduation, and most go on to Parker School or Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy.
Because of the school’s small size, the Head of School serves as executive director, business manager, and school principal. Close collaboration with all members of the Waimea Country School ‘Ohana - teachers, staff, students, families, and board members - is essential.
Responsibilities: The Head of School is, along with the board, responsible for big-picture concerns, but is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of Waimea Country School including:
Safety and well-being of students and employees Daily management of the school Management of finances and budget Facility and grounds management Curriculum development and implementation Public relations Fund Raising Staff management Adherence to policies and procedures Adherence to state and federal laws
Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks effectively
Excellent communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent time management skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong leadership skills
Ability to work independently
Candidate qualifications: The ideal candidate will be motivated, entrepreneurial, creative, and a strong leader who enjoys close collaboration with other team members. Dedication to marketing and fundraising efforts necessary. Deep experience in elementary education, proven leadership skills, and an advanced degree are preferred. Resources available to train the right candidate.
Waimea Country School’s mission is to educate children to become confident, responsible, and compassionate people. Located in the heart of Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii, we provide a nurturing learning environment in a rural location.