Employment Opportunities – Administrator

Primary Functions of the Job

The Administrator functions as the top leadership position of the school with responsibility for providing oversight to all aspects of the school’s operation. This includes the operation of Lighthouse Preparatory Academy (6th-12th grade), Lighthouse Elementary (K-5th grade), and Little Lighthouse (pre-school). The Administrator is charged with the responsibility of interpreting and translating the policy guidelines set forth by the Ministry Board into operational procedures.  Authority is delegated to the Administrator by the Ministry Board for the day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year operation of the school.  The Administrator should provide leadership to the school, report to the Ministry Board, represent the Ministry Board to the staff of the school and the staff to the Ministry Board, and provide status reports on the operations of the school.  A relationship of trust and respect must exist between the Administrator and the members of the Ministry Board as all seek God’s wisdom and direction for the school.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • To provide Christ-centered, Biblically directed, spiritual leadership to all aspects of the school.
  • To provide visionary leadership for the future of the school and to motivate others to unite in pursuit of the school’s mission.
  • To stand firm for Biblical truths, as expressed in the Statement of Faith, against any attempts to undermine them.
  • To inspire and empower school personnel/volunteers to perform at their full potential through appropriate delegation and training.
  • To ensure the continuity of school operations through cross training and business planning.
  • To ensure adherence to school policy, including the statement of faith, and oversee the student disciplinary process when necessary.

Personnel Management

  • To recruit, hire, and supervise personnel.
  • To assist others in a supervisory role in recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance of faculty and staff.
  • To oversee employee contracts and salary determinations.
  • To hire/fire all direct reports and to be consulted on, and participate to varying degrees in, the hiring and firing of all other school personnel. All prospective hires must be approved in advance by the Administrator.  The Ministry Board may also reserve this privilege for other positions that directly report to the Administrator.

Business Management

  • To oversee annual budgeting of the school’s operational, restricted, and capital funds.
  • To assure accountability for income and expenses in accordance with the budget.
  • To analyze the needs and plan for the provision of facilities and equipment necessary to accomplish the school’s mission.
  • To oversee programs for tuition assistance.

Academic Excellence

  • To ensure the caliber of spiritual and academic instruction is God honoring and meets the expectations of parents and students.
  • To ensure the school actively partners with parents so they remain an active part of their child’s spiritual and academic achievement.
  • To oversee, achieve, and maintain accreditation with the necessary accrediting bodies.

Institutional Advancement

  • To oversee the development of strong relationships with local churches, businesses, and donors which will result in support for the school.
  • To serve as chief spokesperson for the school and to oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of strategies to promote and market the school.
  • To oversee the planning, organization, and promotion of God-honoring strategies and techniques to develop general financial support.

Property Management

  • To provide long-range plans for campus improvements and/or new facilities based on enrollment and school programs.
  • To analyze the need and plan for the purchase of equipment to support the programs of the school.
  • To represent the interests of the school in dealing with landlords, architects, contractors, and other vendors related to facilities.

Other Duties

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Faith in Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.
  • A belief that the Bible is God’s Word and is the standard for faith and daily living.
  • Agrees whole-heartedly with Lighthouse Preparatory Academy’s Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.
  • Is a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others. (Luke 6:40)  This includes being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct.
  • Is a Christian who is an active member of a Christ-centered church, and will remain so during the period of employment, growing in his/her Christian relationship with God, and actively practicing and exhibiting Christian principles of the Christian faith; seeks to model in speech, actions, and attitude a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ; sets an example of the importance of spiritual discipline; and encourages students in the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and growth of their faith.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Education; a graduate degree or coursework is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience is required; University-Model teaching and/or administrative experience is preferred.

To apply, please complete a job application and send it, along with a resume, to boardpresident@lpajc.com. Questions about the position can be submitted to the same email address.