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East Cooper Baptist Church and Palmetto Christian Academy


East Cooper Baptist Church and Palmetto Christian Academy
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 01/20/2011
Categories: Education - Management
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Palmetto Christian Academy located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina is currently looking to fill the positon of Headmaster.

Position Description
Responsible for assisting and securing the ongoing stability and growth of the school by
building and managing the financial, operating and administrative infrastructure. The
incumbent sets goals, manages organizational staff and faculty, issues reports and
evaluates results to ensure organization objectives and operating requirements are met
and are in line with the needs, mission and strategic plan of the organization.

Organizational Status
This position reports to the Senior Pastor.

Working Relationships
Works directly with the Senior Pastor, Executive Staff, Directors of Operations and
Finance, ECBC Board of Elders and the School Advisory Board to set overall
organizational policies and priorities. Considers and analyses the implications of
proposed actions and decisions by the school on the whole of the organization.
Directly supervises the administrators, faculty and administrative staff of the school

Roles and Responsibilities
Instructional Leadership
• Maintains and communicates the vision of Christian education to the faculty, staff
and parents
• Conducts formal classroom observations and evaluations of faculty and staff
• Approves and evaluates the curriculum areas of the school, continually assessing
key areas of needs and growth
• Conducts regular faculty and staff meetings

Spiritual Leadership
• Maintains personal Bible study and application
• Encourages faculty, staff and students to grow spiritually by his/her example
• Maintains fellowship and growth at East Cooper Baptist Church
Faculty and Administration Relations
• Organizes and executes an effective plan for recruiting, hiring and assignment of

Faculty and Staff
• Maintains current job descriptions and evaluation procedures for faculty and staff
in conjunction with the Human Resource Department
• Delegates responsibility as appropriate to administration, faculty and staff
• Monitors staff morale and helps develop clear, open communication
• Keeps faculty and staff informed of all pertinent information regarding school
business and plans

Elder Board Relationships
• Communicates overall vision and direction of the school regularly
• Provides monthly information with regards to school strategy, execution and
financial performance
• Understands and communicates the needs of the school and the impact on the
total organization
• Follows and promotes the philosophy of the school and works actively to prevent
drifting from the mission

School Board Relationships
• Supports board policies and decisions
• Proposes effective policies and changes to policy when needed
• Keeps the board informed of relevant issues of the school
• Performs and contributes on various committees when required
• Works together with the board in recruiting and hiring of the staff
• Works together with the board on evaluating incoming students
• Acts as an effective liaison between the board and faculty

Personal and Professional Development
• Pursues professional and personal development through continuing education
• Maintains high standards of personal ethics
• Sets high professional and spiritual examples for faculty and staff
• Understands and communicates key issues and opportunities for strategy and

Technology Advancement
General Position Requirements
• Supervises the day-to-day operations of the school
• Monitors the needs of the school program and solves problems promptly
• Maintains strict financial controls and operates within approved budgets
• Supervises an efficient, effective system of information and records control
• Organizes and supervises various additional programs and events of the school
• Maintains comprehensive enrollment and re-enrollment plans for the school
• Fosters and maintains proper relations with local churches and pastors
• Oversees effective marketing and development plans for the school
• Supervises Director of Food Service and provides oversight for the School Lunch

Key Performance Indicators
• Student enrollment and re-enrollment numbers and trends
• Qualified faculty and staff retention
• Financial performance within approved budgets
• Faculty and staff performance review planning and execution
• Timing, accuracy and communication of strategic initiatives and plans
• Peer and supervisory performance evaluations and feedback

Qualifications and Requirements
• A passionate love for the Lord and a desire to serve in educational ministries
• University graduation with a minimum of a Masters Degree
• Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years of leadership that has developed
skill competencies in school administration
• Proven success with strategic planning and organizational development in a
school setting
• Demonstrates ability to effectively manage and direct a diverse faculty and staff,
multiple priorities and tight time constraints
• Ability to maintain a compassionate spirit with firm resolve when needed
• A functional knowledge of office organization, financial management and human
resource assessment
• Exhibit excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication techniques

To Apply for this position please visit our websites Headmaster Job Description and Church Profile page
and then fill out the Application to proceed.