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Cook Inlet Academy


Cook Inlet Academy
Soldotna, Alaska, United States

Date Posted: 05/20/2015
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Contact Person: Matt Carey
Email Address:
Phone: 907-230-7173
Fax: 907-262-1541
Job Description

Principal (Administrator)

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to advance the ministry of Christian education through visionary and effective leadership of the staff, faculty, and students.  The person filling this role must be a mature Christian leader who is an experienced and competent administrator and educator with teaching experience.  Under the general direction of the school board, the principal is responsible for the overall operation and development of a private preschool through grade 12 Christian school in Soldotna, Alaska.  This is a salaried position.  Compensation will be in accordance with the pay scale.

Job Requirements

Professional Qualifications

To maintain accreditation, the position requires a Master’s degree with preference to those with administrative or supervisory experience in an educational setting who values Christian education and the integration of faith and learning. The individual must demonstrate a high degree of skill in organizational administration, management, and supervision.  He (she) must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate honorable Christian character, be bondable, and able to attain Alaska teacher certification to satisfy the requirements of the school’s accrediting body.

Personal Qualifications

The most important personal qualification is the acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior and a life that reflects spiritual maturity and intimacy with God.  He will be an individual whose life is lived out as a humble Christ-like example at home and in the community.  He must have a passion for Christian education, and necessary leadership experience.  The person must have a record of effectively working with, and leading teams of educators and staff.  The person must be a problem solver who can engage appropriate parties in the development and implementation of solutions, and be someone with strength as a visionary manager.  The principal will have strong interpersonal skills and an agreeable personality.  Personal integrity is of the utmost importance, along with the ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality. 

Essential Functions (Specific Responsibilities)

  • With assistance and concurrence of the School Board, the Principal recommends, hires, nurtures, develops, evaluates, and terminates staff.
  • The Principal recommends to the Board potential new members for the School Board.
  • The Principal oversees the Bookkeeper, giving support and direction, participating as required to ensure the lasting fiscal stability of Cook Inlet Academy.
  • To organize, motivate, and supervise the faculty, staff and extra-curricular staff to attain the objectives of the school.
  • The principal is responsible to see that the building and grounds are maintained properly.
  • Responsible to maintain inventories of books, equipment, furnishings, etc.
  • Serves as the educational consultant to the Board by providing information and counsel on all of the school’s education problems and procedures.
  • Reviews school policies and makes policy recommendations to the School Board.
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive institutional maintenance plan for the physical plant and building security.
  • Represents the school in the community.
  • Responds to the requests and needs of school families.
  • Develops and communicates a vision and a passion for excellence in Christian school education at all school levels.
  • Fosters an environment that encourages the development of students’ missionary outlook.
  • Provides an atmosphere wherein effective and continuous interaction between administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents takes place.
  • Oversees the school’s educational and extracurricular programs.
  • Should be available and willing to teach classes if necessary.
  • Lead the school in maintaining accreditation.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the School Board.
  • Must maintain all professional credentials.