The President’s role at BCHS is a true CEO function with the President serving as the vision-casting leader, team builder, academic shepherd, and financial overseer. With a healthy board governance model and a strong administrative team, the President at BCHS has the ability to lead in a collaborative, but appropriately executive style. The President’s responsibilities are primarily and ultimately to implement the strategic plan of the school, but the below list details the various responsibilities that are woven into the role.
Serves as an ex-officio member of the board, all standing committees, and all task forces established by the board.
Represents the board in its relationships with faculty, staff, students and the supporters of the school.
Keeps the board informed of progress on the strategic plan, significant aspects of the school’s operation and responds in a timely fashion to inquiries board members may have.
Demonstrates and articulates Christian life to all constituents.
Embodies and strives to assure that the mission of the school is fulfilled and advanced.
In consultation with the board, develops and articulates the vision for the school.
Monitors and assures alignment of the school culture in relationship to the mission.
Manages the sometimes-competing demands of the various constituencies of the school.
Assures that programmatic strategic planning occurs in a systematic fashion.
Represents the school in the public arena.
Supervises and is accountable for all aspects of the school by appointing, mentoring and monitoring personnel responsible for the daily operation of the various school programs.
Creates an executive leadership team that is professional and united in achieving a shared vision.
Establishes realistic fundraising goals and actively participates in the process of inviting new and continuing donors to support the mission and ministry of the school.
Assures that appropriate enrollment and retention goals and programs are in place so that enrollment goals are met or exceeded.
Assures that the school is visible in the community through the appropriate use of media, publications and public appearances.
Spends approximately 30-50% of service time to BCHS in advancement issues (fundraising, student recruitment, and constituent relations).
Assures the timely preparation of preliminary and final budgets; monitoring of income, expenditures, collections and cash flow; maintaining of financial records and oversight of the benefit program.
Assures that short- and long-term fiscal strategic planning occurs in a systematic fashion.
Assures that financial aid policies and resources are appropriately budgeted, funded and administered fairly.
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Assures that effective policies and procedures are in place and followed appropriately.
Reviews all policies on a regular basis to assure timeliness and appropriateness.
THE PRESIDENT WILL
Be able to maintain the appropriate BALANCE between financial health, spiritual matters, academics, fine arts and athletics.
Be an experienced administrator and proactive leader in a private or public school system.
Be experienced as a proactive leader who demonstrates continuous improvement in all aspects of a Christian high school: spiritual leadership and advocacy, advancement strategies, budgeting and finance, and comprehensive offerings for student curriculum and excellence in instruction.
Understand advancement and marketing efforts of a private Christian school; experience as a practitioner in advancement is desired.
Hold a bachelor’s degree and advanced degree (masters required, doctorate desired). A minimum of five years effective experience demonstrating leadership in the operations of private/public sector organizations is required. Effective development and improvement of a Christian school or public school is desired.
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