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Grace Christian Schools

Head of Schools

Grace Christian Schools
Medford, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 11/06/2013
Categories: Administrative - Christian Teacher - Church/Ministry - Education
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Head of Schools of Grace Christian Schools



About Grace Christian Schools:


Grace Christian Schools is registered as a private school with the state Board of Education in Oregon and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools. We are accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).


More than 40 churches are represented in our student body, faculty, and staff.


Grace Christian Schools is the largest Christian private school in the Rogue Valley with more than 750 students from pre-school through high school, on two campuses.  The Grace Christian Schools system has been blessed with more than 30 years of ministry and service to the surrounding communities of Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point, White City, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent, Rogue River, Ashland, and Grants Pass.


The committed faculty and staff of Grace Christians Schools serve students from pre-school through 12th grade.  Our students learn and grow in an environment of high academic standards, augmenting traditional academic disciplines with art, music, drama, and sports.  In recent years, our high school has celebrated several championships in football, basketball, baseball, and track.


About Medford, Oregon and the Rogue Valley:

Medford is a location of spectacular natural beauty. The town enjoys a relatively mild climate throughout the year, offering Medford residents the absolute best of the four seasons. Medford is in a mountain valley, with the magnificent Cascades to the east, the Siskiyou Mountains to the south and the Coast Range and Umpqua Divide on the town's west and north. The riverside city of Grants Pass is 25 miles away and Ashland is 13 miles south.


The Rogue Valley is a region made famous by the nationally designated "Wild and Scenic" Rogue River.  Recreational activities abound for the outdoor enthusiast: Hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, boating, water skiing, snowboarding, snow skiing, camping and a host of other outdoor options are all within a one-hour drive of Medford.  Medford is located on Interstate 5, 27 miles north of the California border and has a milder and drier climate than the northern parts of the state.

Additionally, Medford is home to the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts world class performances throughout the year. Nearby Ashland hosts the Oregon Shakespearean Festival which is known throughout the world for its production of plays by renowned playwrights.

Southern Oregon boasts an excellent first-class health care system with two regional medical centers in Medford.  With health care, affordable cost of living, and the great quality of life, many large companies have made Southern Oregon their home.  Some of the companies based in the region are Harry & David, Brammo electric motorcycles, Tucker Sno-Cat, Amy’s Kitchen, Asante, and Motorcycle USA.


The quality of life in Southern Oregon has made it a popular place for relocation, especially for those looking for the safety and comfort of a close-knit community. This region offers a stable economy with a variety of employment options.  Adding to its appeal, the area boasts a reasonable property tax rate, boosted by the fact that Oregon has no sales tax.


Medford is a colorful, cozy community, providing a high quality of life. Our town boasts the amenities and services of a major city combined with the friendliness and hospitality of a small town.



About the Opportunity:


The Head of Schools has complete administrative responsibility to lead Grace Christian Schools spiritually, academically, and organizationally.  The Head of Schools is the face of the schools to the Southern Oregon community.  Grace Christian Schools is a dynamic ministry which will require strong leadership and bold vision in the midst of an ever changing educational environment.  The Head of Schools will provide comprehensive leadership in collaboration with other leaders in the school community to ensure the implementation of strategic plans and visionary direction.  With an eye to the future the Head of Schools will be a leader of leaders, and will develop the future leadership of Grace Christian Schools to ensure the long term effectiveness of the work and mission of the schools.


The Head of Schools must possess these qualifications:


  • Ability to provide visible spiritual leadership.
  • Ability to lead effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to mentor other leaders and parents, build teams, and create a positive work environment.
  • Be a confident decision maker when confronted with challenging issues and concerns.
  • Ability to think strategically and to analyze complex situations.
  • Ability to effectively delegate.
  • Ability to manage others well.
  • Committed to and skilled at keeping and improving the Christian and academic excellence of the schools.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with the School Board.

We encourage you to read through the Opportunity Profile and our websites by following the links provided below.  If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please follow the Application Process outlined on the last page of the Opportunity Profile.  If you have any questions, you can direct inquiries to the Search Committee through our dedicated email address:




Greg Spires

Search Committee Chair


Ministry Profile (if link is unavailable, copy and paste in your web browser)


School Websites