Administrative Ministries, Christian Schools, Education Ministries
General Description Calvary Baptist Church is looking for an energetic, ministry-minded individual to be responsible for the overall administrative leadership and direction of our vibrant and growing day school, Calvary Baptist School and Foundations Christian Preschool – www.cbschools.org, leading all functional areas in accomplishment of the School’s mission of assisting parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children in a Christ-honoring environment. The successful candidate will be able to balance the task of first and foremost being committed to the realization of the vision of Calvary Baptist Church while whole-heartedly accomplishing the vision of its school and preschool ministries. Calvary Baptist School and Foundations Christian Preschool enroll students grades K3 through 12 and currently serve a student body of over 450 students. In addition, Calvary Baptist School has a thriving international exchange program whose participants comprise 45% of the Secondary body (grades 7-12).
The Ideal Candidate
You have proven ministry experience specifically within the realm of Christian School Administration. You have a passion for educating young minds and understand how to apply academic leadership principles to a Christian school environment in such a way that supports and combines commitment to biblical principles with academic instruction. You have proven experience building and managing teams and are ready to talk about both the challenges and successes you have had. Strategic planning and curriculum execution are enjoyable to you, and you are comfortable facilitating the process and driving successful collaboration efforts. Your primary goals and gifting are in pouring into and strengthening the faculty and ministry workers on your team. You understand you are a servant and not “number one.” You understand it is not about you but about building up your team members and uplifting Christ so the young people we serve are well-educated and strengthened in the Faith. You know how to defer to others while knowing when to take decisive steps to lead others to what God has. You understand we serve the parents who entrust their children into our care; we aid them with the task entrusted to them by God.
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for all aspects of Calvary Baptist School and Foundations Christian Preschool
Responsible to direct development of the curriculum, recruit staff, recommend staff employment and retention, promote staff development, and contribute to long-range school planning
Work alongside the Calvary Baptist Church official responsible for finance and related business functions to conduct activities involving spending, budgeting, HR, and legal matters pertaining to the School
Responsible to insure compliance with all regulatory agency requirements pertaining to the operation of a private day school and preschool in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In concert with the Senior Pastor and Elders of Calvary Baptist Church build an effective methodology for translating the School's vision and strategy to align with the Church’s into actionable initiatives
Represent Calvary Baptist School and Foundations Christian Preschool in Church and civic activities
A mature Christian faith This role requires a mature Christian that exhibits the fruits of the Spirit and is dedicated to leading with a level head and good balance of grace and accountability. You meet the qualifications for an elder as outlined in 1 Tim. 3. You are a person of prayer with deep love for the local church.
A heart for strengthening the church
You understand supporting Calvary Baptist Church is an incredible calling, and you are focused on investing this way with your gifts as you serve the School ministry. You are comfortable working primarily in the School ministry to effect the overall health and operations of the Church as a whole.
A well-rounded team player
You are successful at working with and valuing different personalities and perspectives in the process of daily operations and direction setting. You have had experience building and supporting cohesive teams.
5-10 years related experience
Experience leading teams and managing people
Bachelors Degree in the field of Education; Masters degree preferred
Church leadership experience
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary history and requirements.
Calvary Baptist Church of Lansdale, PA is a vibrant, family-oriented body of believers located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Calvary has been blessed with a rich 65-year history founded on Baptist distinctives and a commitment to humble, progressive understanding of God's Word as our sole authority for faith and practice. Our mission is to glorify God by following His Son through Spirit-empowe...red obedience (I Corinthians 10:31). Our church vision is very simply to Follow Jesus Together.
Our Church Core Values are:
Loving God . . . by knowing Him personally and worshiping Him collectively. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Is my relationship with God my daily priority?
Living God’s Word . . . by learning what it means and doing what it says. (Deuteronomy 29:29)
Am I living out what I am learning from the Bible?
Growing with God’s People . . . by relating authentically with others for their good and my growth. (I Thessalonians 5:11)
Am I cultivating intentional relationships for growth?
Going into God’s World . . . by extending the gospel to others right here and around the world. (Acts 1:8)
Am I actively participating in God’s transforming work in the world?
Investing in God’s Work . . . as stewards of God’s gifts and servants in God’s plan. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Am I faithfully leveraging all that God has given me for His glory?