Lower School Director

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Job Description – Virginia Beach Lower School Director
Norfolk Christian Schools

Job Summary

The Lower School Director is appointed and reports to the Head of School. The
Director is responsible for supervision, spiritual and academic leadership on the
Virginia Beach Lower School campus. This includes curriculum development,
pedagogical training of teachers, building policies, procedures and scheduling, and
assisting with the admissions process.
The Lower School Director shall meet the requirements of the Commonwealth of
Virginia by having had graduate study in administration, supervision, and
curriculum development. He/she shall hold a supervisor’s license issued by the
state and pursue courses in Philosophy of Christian Education.

The Lower School Director shall

● be one who is committed to work as a God-given ministry, with the
motivation to please God and bring honor to Him
● be loyal to the teachers and the Head of School as fellow believers in Christ
● keep confidences that are not for public knowledge
● be of outstanding Christian character and witness
● possess a sound philosophy of Christian education
● be competent in the supervision of the learning/teaching process
● be or become familiar with Christian Deeper Learning.
● possess the ability to evaluate teaching personnel
● have a good understanding of Biblical teachings

Responsibilities:

I. Supervision. The Lower School Director shall:
A. Supervise classroom instruction through conducting classroom
observations and assisting teachers in self-analysis of teaching
methods and student relationships.
B. Encourage and approve field work and other innovative measures that
create effective learning.
C. Assist in interviewing and recommending faculty for teaching
positions.
D. Conduct admissions testing and interviews. Recommend students to
the Admissions Committee for acceptance into the Lower School.
E. Participate in the development of the budget for the Virginia Beach
campus and oversee its implementation
F. Oversee the lower school team leads, the lower school administrative
assistant, and others as determined by the Head of School; supervise
all teachers concerning general matters.
G. Develop a curriculum committee to work with matters of curriculum.
H. Serve on the Executive Team and attend regular meetings as
necessary to accomplish stated tasks.
I. With the Head of School, liaise with the leadership of Virginia Beach
Community Chapel.

II. Spiritual Leadership. The Lower School Director is responsible for the
spiritual leadership of all associated with the lower school. He/she shall:

A. Personally have a time of Bible study and prayer; be in regular
attendance in a local church body.
B. Organize and encourage faculty prayer meetings.
C. Oversee the chapel coordinator to insure that the chapel program
meets student needs.
D. Lead the community in line with Intentional Culture at NCS.

III. Academic Leadership. The Lower School Director is responsible for setting
an academic standard within his/her own personal life and that of the
school. He/she shall:

A. Remain knowledgeable of current thoughts in educational philosophy
and curriculum through continuing education, professional readings,
professional development experiences, and personal contact with
other administrators and educators.
B. Cooperate with the Head of School in securing and maintaining a
quality faculty.
C. Develop programs of staff development.
D. Evaluate teachers, encourage and recommend additional study in
areas of weakness and strength.
E. Evaluate the adequacy of the professional library and work with the
media specialists to update the holdings.
F. Stay abreast of accreditation requirements and interpret these to the
faculty and assist in meeting all criteria.
G. Cooperate with the Academic Administrative Team to share in
curricular decision making and all areas of academic development;
serve on curriculum academic committees as needed.

IV. Discipline. The Lower School Director shall regulate and enforce discipline
at all times. The Lower School Director shall keep good discipline in the
following manner:

A. Provide professional development and expectations for excellent,
engaging classroom management.
B. Counsel with teachers and students when problems persist giving
support to the teacher and conferring with parents when necessary.
C. Adhere to rules within the faculty and student handbooks in
administering discipline.
D. Administer consequences as deemed necessary and fitting for the
growth of the child.

V. Community and Collaboration

A. Effective and timely communication with parents (oversee parent
committees, write weekly campus update, respond to parent emails,
manage volunteers)
B. Manage the Title II and Title IV funding (attend meetings w/VBPS,
prepare Needs Assessments. prepare requisitions)
C. Develop and lead Beach Community Events (Grandparents Day,
Boosterthon, Dads for Donuts, Muffins for Moms, EL Celebration
Nights, Back to School Night)
D. Maintain a supportive and collaborative relationship with the Norfolk
Campus Director

To apply for this job email your details to HR@norfolkchristian.org

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