07 Apr, 2021

Principal - Mountains Christian College

  • Christian Education National
  • Blackheath NSW, Australia
Full time School

Job Description

Mountains Christian College, NSW

Commencement January 2022

The Board of Mountains Christian College is calling for “Expressions of Interest” from experienced and talented Christian educators for the position of Principal at the school. This position is the result of the retirement of the respected current Principal, Dr Charlie Justins, at the end of 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a well-established and positive Christian educational community into its next phase of development.

Mountains Christian College is a strong, well-resourced, co-educational, Prep-12 school of around 210 students. Located in one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness environments in Blackheath, in the heart of the Blue Mountains, our College sits on 40 acres of natural bushland, spilling out onto the escarpment of the Kanimbla Valley.

Mountains Christian College has a vision to develop students of character, compassion and purpose through Christ-centred education. Mountains Christian College seeks to assist parents in the nurture of their children, by providing a Christ-centred, culturally engaging, and academically rigorous education.

Our new Principal will be a committed Christian with a very clear understanding of Christian Education according to the Christian Education National (CEN) model. Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, together with the ability to wisely lead and guide a competent and committed team in a warm, relational, community-focused leadership style are all essential to the role.

Demonstrated requirements

Christian commitment and character
He or she will be a committed Christian with a mature and growing faith in Jesus Christ who actively participates in the life of their church community and will be able to subscribe fully to the school’s statement of faith and commit to the Christian ethos and philosophy of the school.

Christian education
A visionary and strategic leader with a heart for and a clear understanding of Christian Education in the Christian Education National (CEN) model. The successful applicant will display a wholehearted commitment to ensuring staff alignment to the vision and mission of the school.

Educational excellence
A respected, experienced educational leader committed to building and sustaining academic excellence and educational ‘best practice’.

Leadership skills and experience
A humble leader with demonstrated skills and experience in an educational setting in:

  • Leading (or in an executive role) in a Prep-Year 12 school
  • Building culture within the school, with demonstrated experience in working well with parents and the wider community.
  • Management of areas such as budgeting, staffing, planning and policy administration and management including oversight of teams
  • The development and implementation of strategic planning and Christian curriculum design
  • Pastoral care and conflict resolution, effective communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Enabling and leading holistic staff development

Application Details
We welcome your “Expression of Interest” which should include:

  • A resume and/or current CV
  • Reflections on the demonstrated requirements as noted above
  • The names of three referees (two professional, one pastoral)

Please send this Expression of Interest to the CEN consultant assisting the Board, via the CEN Consultancies Administrator, melinda.storm@cen.edu.au by 5pm, Tuesday 13th April, 2021.

Additional documentation

Closing Date

5pm, Tuesday 13th April, 2021

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