WCCA SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JOB DESCRIPTION Westminster Classical Christian Academy, located in downtown Toronto, is seeking a School Principal for the 2021/2022 academic year. Westminster Classical Christian Academy’s Principal and Governance Board are responsible for preserving and achieving the distinctives and mission of WCCA. As Lead Educator and Administrator of the JK through Grade 8 program, the Principal is responsible for implementing the Christian and Classical vision of WCCA. The Principal builds, trains, and leads a highly qualified Faculty. Partnering with parents, they attend to the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical growth of each child, firmly rooted in an orthodox Christian and richly Classical understanding of education. Administratively, the Principal will supervise the effective development of WCCA’s educational program within the Classical tradition; define and continue to build a school culture of responsibility, courtesy, gratitude, and kindness; increase enrollment and retention; manage finances; and report to the Governance Committee on these initiatives. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • As a committed Christian, lives a life of integrity and humility, and fully embraces the WCCA Statement of Faith & Core Family Values. • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree preferred. • Experience preferred in Classical education, ideally in a K-8 setting. • Demonstrated history of effective leadership in a Christian school (5 years minimum). • Demonstrated history of guiding the professional development of classroom teachers. • Proven record of accurately identifying areas for improvement and effecting change. SKILLS & ABILITIES • Strives for excellence and is passionate about a full-orbed Classical approach. • Has strong written and verbal communication skills for use both in school and publicly. • Possesses organizational gifts, flexibility, and problem-solving skills. • Leads with transparency and is receptive to an appropriate level of accountability. • Able to multi-task and delegate. • Attuned to the unique cultural challenges of the age, seeking discernment and guidance from Scripture in how to educate our youth in an urban, highly diverse environment. • Effectively communicates with students, parents, Faculty, and community members in truth and love. • Functions as the primary communicator with the student and parents concerning academic issues and disciplinary conduct. • Able to instruct effectively, inspire, and assess children in a variety of areas through creative, purposeful, and age-appropriate methods. • Implements school policies, provincial laws and regulations, and guidelines affecting teachers and students, provided those laws do not violate the Scriptures. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION • Provides visible, relational, and spiritual leadership to the Faculty and student body. • Oversees the overall daily operations of the school. • Maintains conduct befitting a disciple of Christ, particularly in both public and private conversation (including Social Media). • As a non-voting member of the Board, provides key status updates and collaborates with the Board to establish policies and processes. • Actively participates in Board meetings on a monthly basis and writes monthly reports. • Creates and manages the budget in liaison with the Board. • Determines Faculty salaries and contractual obligations in liaison with the Board. • Oversees course scheduling and school calendar. • Provides a weekly update for parents. • Administers student disciplinary measures, including probation, suspension, or expulsion. • Participates in promotional events. • Interviews prospective families, and is responsible for admissions decisions. • Resolves interpersonal problems, applying Biblical principles. • Develops and implements performance metrics. • Liaises with church staff in maintenance of the building. 2. CURRICULUM & PROGRAM • Leads in developing the strongest possible educational programs to promote the objectives of the school; to educate students with a Biblical worldview, develop Christian virtues, and to sharpen critical thinking. • Reviews current curricular choices, adjusting them where necessary to ensure an overarchingly robust, thorough, and sequential academic program. • Evaluates curriculum and program with appropriate Faculty. • Reviews and approves curricular goals for each grade. • Manages new technologies and resources while thoughtfully and critically limiting their impact on Classical methods. • Plans weekly Chapel Service. • Oversees all school events and extracurricular activities. 3. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT • Builds, leads, and mentors a dedicated Faculty. • Recruits Faculty members. • Oversees teacher accountability for implementing discipline policy. • Conducts monthly Faculty meetings. • Designs and leads professional development throughout the academic year. • Writes performance reports to review with employees. • Supports Faculty in all necessary communication with students and parents • Leads Faculty devotions and prayer on a daily basis. 4. SCHOOL CULTURE • Holds Faculty and students to a high standard of intellectual and behavioural habits. • Develops and maintains meaningful relationships with students; functions as an authoritative and engaged presence on campus. • Serves as an effective disciplinarian with high expectations of children’s conduct while encouraging a spirit of joy and delight. • Enforces basic manners and courtesy. • Maintains and revises the School Policy Handbook. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED Please submit the following to office@westminsterclassical.ca by February 15, 2021: • C.V. • Philosophy of Education (approx. 500 words) • Philosophy of Discipline (approx. 500 words) COMPENSATION: A competitive compensation package will be commensurate with experience. ATTACHED: Mission & Vision Statement Statement of Faith Statement of Core Family Values MISSION Westminster Classical Christian Academy seeks to provide students with a time-honoured, comprehensive, and exemplary education through the Classical method’s approach of a truly integrated, profound, and engaging curriculum that is applicable in all spheres of life and thought. We strive to create a culture of service in the name of Christ to each other and our community. VISION Westminster Classical Christian Academy seeks to become a school of academic and spiritual excellence. We aspire to graduate mature students who are articulate, thoughtful, able to discern the Truth from falsehood, well-equipped with the tools of critical thinking, reasoning, and cogent communication in order to effectively participate in the wider world. We desire our students to become constructive and influential members of society engaged in the spiritual and cultural rejuvenation of Canada for the glory of Christ. STATEMENT OF FAITH Westminster Classical Christian Academy upholds and teaches the doctrines of Christian orthodoxy. We believe in the central truths outlined in the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed. Biblical Authority The Scriptures repeatedly declare that God is their author and that they are inspired by Him. ‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ (2 Timothy 3:16). We accept these affirmations and believe that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant as originally given. The Trinity 1. The Father is God 2. The Son is God 3. The Holy Spirit is God 4. There is but one God We believe that these persons within the Godhead are one in their nature and eternal in their being. Each member of the Godhead is co-eternal and equally ultimate, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Person and Work of Christ We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God. In the incarnation, He took upon Himself the true nature of man. These two natures continue united in His person, yet ever remain true divinity and true humanity, unmixed, and as to their essence, unchanged. In His work, Christ discharges all three of the offices of the mediator between God and man: those of prophet, priest, and king. In both His humiliation and His exaltation He fulfills all things that are required for the salvation of human beings. His Death and Resurrection We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We believe that the atoning death of Christ at the cross was substitutionary and vicarious in nature, removing the sins of those who trust in Christ for salvation and turning aside the wrath of God against us. Christ’s death therefore accomplishes man’s reconciliation with God. Concerning His resurrection, we believe that Christ upon the third day, arose physically from the dead. The Doctrine of Man We believe that God created human beings male and female in His own image and, therefore, gave to them a transcendent value and worth. We believe that humans were given meaningful choice and the liberty of a creature, but humanity chose to rebel against God the Creator and the result was spiritual and physical death: the image of God is thus marred in humanity and the human will is disposed and inclined to sin. By the gracious work of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, human beings may be regenerated, become new creatures in Christ, and the image of God may be fully restored in them. STATEMENT OF CORE FAMILY VALUES All members of the board, administration, and staff of Westminster Classical Christian Academy believe that the Bible is the written Word of God and without error in all its teachings. Because of our understanding of the Old and New Testaments, our school teaches these Core Family Values: 1) That it is unacceptable for Christians to teach hatred against any group or individual. (Matthew 5:44) 2) That human life begins at conception and that an unborn child at any stage of development is a human being and should be treated as such. (Psalm 139:13-16) 3) That sexual intimacy is only morally acceptable within a marriage relationship. (Matthew 5:27-28) 4) That premarital or extramarital sexual intimacy heterosexual or homosexual including but not limited to intercourse is morally wrong. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) 5) That marriage is an exclusively heterosexual institution. (Mark 10: 7) 6) That God created humans in His image only male and female; gender and sex are the same, determined before birth. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2)

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Please send CV and documents to: office@westminsterclassical.ca