Mar 17, 2023


$90,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • Western Christian School
  • Salem, OR, USA
Full time K-12 School Ministry Nonprofit Christian School

Job Description

Reports to: Board of Directors

Contract Dates: July 1 - June 30   12 Month Contract

Position Status: Full Time / Salary

Pay Structure: $90,000 - $100,000

Benefits: Paid Vacation, Paid Time Off, Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Retirement

Start Date: July 1st, 2023, Open until filled



To support the office of the Superintendent in maintaining a school culture that ensures student success, staff support, and the spiritual and academic mission of Western. 



  • Carry out the duties and responsibilities outlined within this job description.

  • Be accountable to the Board to comprehensively guide the entire program of the School.

  • Ensure the consistent achievement of the mission and financial goals of the School.


Required Personal Qualities:

  •     Be a committed Christ-follower,

  •     Attend a Christian church regularly

  •     Be a role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others,

  • Have the spiritual maturity and leadership abilities to align with Western Christian School mission,

  • Exemplify the Fruits of the Spirit and demonstrate additional character qualities such as servant leadership, humility, integrity, courage, enthusiasm, strength, courtesy, flexibility, gratitude, and wellness qualities such as energy, stamina, and endurance.

  • Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism,

  • Refuse to use or circulate confidential information inappropriately,

  • Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community of Western Christian School.






Meet monthly with the Board chair and construct the agenda for the Board meetings providing data and pertinent information that will aid the Board in making informed decisions concerning the governance of the school. The agenda is to be made available one week prior to the monthly Board meeting.


Attend all Board meetings (unless there are special Executive Board meetings closed to all others.)


Recruit, evaluate, and research personnel who apply to the school for vacant positions. Recommendations for key positions will be made to the Personnel Committee. i.e. Bible Teachers, Leadership Team Members.


Submit an annual summary of staff evaluations to the Personnel Committee, supplying information on the performance of staff and faculty, and keeping the Personnel Committee informed of the current status of faculty/staff.


Follow policy procedure in cases of unsatisfactory faculty/staff performance. Recommendations for the termination of such employees will be made to the Board.


Submit information needed by the finance committee. A budget projection will be prepared and presented to the Board by the Administrative Leadership Team and the Finance Committee.


Submit a monthly report to the Board indicating the progress, needs, and direction of the school. This report is 

to include strategic planning, budget concerns, long-range goals, and actions.


Serve ex-officio on the Strategic Planning Committee, bringing concerns, needs, and vision for the future of the School as goals and strategies of the Board are developed.



A. Professional Relationship

  • Maintain professionalism and professional development through educational and leadership opportunities. As opportunities arise, positions in local, civic, church, and educational groups will be explored to increase professional relationships and visibility for the school.

  • Represent or designate representation at meetings of school membership organizations such as MEA, Cognia, and OFIS.

B. Faculty/Staff Relationship

  • Ensure that budget preparations and timelines are followed.

  • Plan weekly agendas and lead the Administrative Leadership Team in decision-making and discernment.

  • Schedule faculty meetings, provide agendas, and lead or designate leadership of the meetings.

  • Ensure a balanced chapel program.

  • Negotiate reasonable salaries for the faculty and staff through the finance committee.

C. Student Relationship

  • Ensure that proper procedures and policies are followed regarding student admissions, conferring with the director of Admissions as needed.

  • Determine, with the Leadership Team, the recipients of financial grants and the amount awarded to given students.

  • In consultation with the Leadership Team, interpret school policy concerning student discipline.

  • In cooperation with the Dean of Student Life, promote and support student council activities. Also, ensure processes and avenues are in place for student needs and concerns to be heard.

D. Parent Relationship

  • 1. Ensure that teachers are communicating in positive ways with parents

  • 2. Build positive relationships with parents in direct and indirect ways.

E. Scheduling Coordination

  • Ensure administrative oversight of spiritual life meetings, graduation exercises, and speakers for special convocations and assemblies. Consultation with the Board regarding the scheduling of speakers for school activities will occur as needed.

  • Ensure the timely preparation of the annual calendar of all major school events.



A. Direct the Administrative Leadership Team in the hiring of faculty/staff.

B. A job description for each faculty/staff position will be created, signed, and on file.

C. Ensure with the Administrative Leadership Team that contracts specifying terms of employment

are issued for each employee.

D. Serve as, or designate an administrative person as, reconciling agent between staff members

with differing views or those experiencing conflict, seeking to model the role of peacemaker that Jesus

advocated in the New Testament.

E. The principal has the authority delegated by the board to hire, supervise, oversee, evaluate, and

terminate the employment and work responsibilities of the faculty and staff according to board policy.



A. Work closely with the Director of Advancement in developing an ongoing plan for advancement,

which includes church and public relations, funding, and recruitment of students.

B. Accompany or delegate a representative to travel on the annual choir tour.

C. Attempt to visit the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference (PNMC) churches and attend any

pertinent PNMC meetings.

D. Solicit feedback and suggestions from the pastors of PNMC relating to the spiritual development

of the students.

E. Invite PNMC pastors to campus bi-annually.

F. Assist the Board chair in preparing and submitting an annual report to Pacific Northwest

Mennonite Conference.



A. Testify to a solid commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

B. Support Anabaptist theology, hold membership in a Christian church, and be willing to

participate in a local congregation.

C. Demonstrate a strong understanding of education and school administration.

D. Bear witness to being called by God to serve in a church-related mission.

E. Show competence in giving spiritual leadership to faculty and staff.

F. Demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate the role Christian education serves in calling and

equipping students for Christian service.

G. Show competence in the ability to supervise and evaluate staff.

H. Understand the importance of participating actively in the community, assisting in the

strengthening of communication with a large segment of the constituency and community.

I. Show an aptitude for communicating effectively to motivate persons committed to Christian

education and demonstrate relational skills.

J. Show sensitivity to the concerns of constituent groups.

K. Have experience in budgeting and financial planning.

L. Have education administration credentials as required by the School Board and the State of



  • High tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibilities and prioritize work on multiple projects;

  • Highly detail-focused and results-oriented;

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies including parents, staff, and students;

  • Team-player attitude and strong stakeholder-service orientation;

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Highly proficient in Google Suites, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;

  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and tenacity; and

  • Passion for Western's mission.



  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values, and needs.

  • Work with the school leadership team to implement the school’s mission; coordinate work and collaborate with the Western network.

  • Assist in creating a school culture with staff, parents, and students focused on strong academic achievement, fairness, respect, and high expectations for behavior.

  • Ensure staff members understand the procedures and have the resources to operate effectively.



  • Collaborate with colleagues to continuously improve personal practice and achieve the overall goals and mission of the school.

  • Reflect critically upon operational leadership experience, identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to school and network goals, access meaningful learning experiences, listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to suggestions and criticisms.

  • Use feedback to inform and update the Individual Professional Development Plan.

  • Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally and thoroughly.

To Apply:

  •  Introductory Letter
  • Resume

  • 3 Professional References

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