Armis Dei, a Christian, Classical, and Collaborative school founded in 2021 in the lake country of Rhinelander, WI, is seeking its first Head of School. Our goal is to partner with parents to mature students to love all of God’s truth so that they might live with courage in the world for His glory. Our school has 5 staff members and we currently serve grades 4K to 5th grade with 37 students. We plan to add an additional grade each year up through 12th grade. As a collaborative school, our students in the Grammar school meet at the school two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) and the parents serve as co-teachers completing the lessons at home the remainder of the week. Students in the Logic stage (and then Rhetoric) meet at the school an additional day (Friday). Armis Dei has been blessed with a great host at Pine Grove Community Church where we have plenty of space to grow. Our goal when we launched Armis Dei included hiring a full-time Head of School in year two. We are prayerfully seeking the candidate with the following qualifications: A sincere and unashamed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as evidenced by a record of active membership in church that faithfully preaches Scripture, ongoing life of repentance and record of godly character, private and family devotional life, love of spouse and good management of household, and personal alignment with Armis Dei’s Statement of Faith. A record of and eagerness for personal growth and study such that others would say of you that you enjoy learning. A love for Christian teaching in the classical model such that, regardless of experience, he views this work as a “calling” in the Christian sense. Good leadership skills such that he garners respect and the willingness of others to follow because he has the faith to exercise the God-given authority and responsibility while having the humility to recognize his dependence on God’s grace and his need for the consent and help of others. A gladness in communicating such that he is willing to listen, to speak directly, clearly, and patiently without any guile for the sake of our students, parents, teachers, volunteers, other staff and administration, those who oversee our use of the church’s facility, and donors. An entrepreneurial spirit such that he’d enjoy coming into a new work and be part of working with the board and staff to implement the school’s vision. Sufficient administrative ability in order to love others well by being on top of organizational details and deadlines while not needing to manage all the details of the responsibilities given to others. Because we're a “young” school, he’ll be teaching grades 5-6 and so should have the aptitude to and love of teaching. Preferably some experience with classical education including some familiarity of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric, including the teaching of Latin. Support of the cooperative model whereby we see the parents as full partners and co-teachers in the development and education of their children. A shepherd’s heart for his position in viewing himself as part of the discipleship of the parents as they take-on and grow in the partnership of their child’s education such that he has the faith to go towards issues of sin and conflict. A willingness and comfort (preferably some experience) with fundraising for annual and capital campaigns. He and his family should have a willingness to live in our beautiful northwoods community which values family, hard work, and love of the outdoors in all seasons. Armis Dei offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a new work and with a committed and eager team of families to provide our region with a godly and excellent education in the classical model. We have enjoyed a labor of love of working together to lay the foundation for Armis Dei, to be graced by God with a successful launch with 38 students for our first year, and with solid evidence for continued growth. The new Head of School has the opportunity to join our team towards the beginning of this work such that he’ll be part of shaping its future. Though we are a new work, our funding is solid in that we both have a growing tuition base and have raised funds to cover salaries and other start-up costs for several years. Our donors are excited and committed to seeing this work succeed. Our compensation is competitive and our intent is to provide a generous income based on experience.
How to Apply/Who to Contact
Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV to Pastor Jeremy Vander Galien at [email protected]. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.