New England Classical Academy is a small, independent, private K-12 school offering a Classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition in Claremont, NH. The school is in its twelfth year of operation and its third year in a facility of its own. The hallmarks of the Academy are the dedicated teachers, committed students, and the joy that comes with true learning. The executive director is the spiritual, educational, and administrative leader of the Academy and thus provides the instructional leadership necessary for the Academy to fulfill its mission and to grow as a faith and learning community. The executive director must uphold and advance the Academy’s classical mission and philosophy. The responsibilities involved in the overall administration of the Academy include, but are not limited to the following: • manage, hire, and develop a team of exceptional faculty and staff; • oversee the curriculum and the budget; • communicate effectively with the school community, especially parents; • maintain the building and grounds; • fulfill all requirements of the NH DOE for private schools and the Secretary of State and Attorney General for non-profits; • promote the school within the community; • facilitate growth and recruit new students; • engage in fundraising through maintaining relationships with current donors and acquiring new contacts with potential supporters of the Academy; • develop and work toward strategic goals with the support of the Board. In addition to the administrative responsibilities listed above, the executive director is expected to teach at least one and at most two classes at the Academy in order to better connect with the members of the school community and to stay at the heart of what gives the Academy its character. The administrative structure of the Academy includes two part-time supportive roles (administrative dean and academic dean) to assist the executive director in fulfilling the demands of the administrative work of running a private school. The executive director may hire other support staff as needed and possible within the school’s annual budget. All applicants must believe in the objectiveness of truth, beauty, and goodness and live a life in search of union with God who is Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. The preferred candidate will be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the classroom, and at least 2 years of experience in administrative business, or equivalent. A master’s degree in education or business, and teaching and/or administrative experience specific to a classical school are preferred. We are looking for someone with business experience, an understanding of and passion for classical education, a genuine care for and appreciation of young people, effective oral and written communication skills, the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, and a tenacious missionary spirit. Salary range is $45,000-$55,000. Position is contingent on enrollment numbers.
How to Apply/Who to Contact
If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter which details how your experience and educational philosophy supports NECA’s mission and a resume to Mr. Edward Cottrill (Board Chairman) at firstname.lastname@example.org.