Accreditation: Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Location: Vero Beach, FL
The Role: Head of School
Appointment Year: 2024-2025
Meet Master's Academy:
Master’s Academy provides a vast array of programs to offer the student a well-rounded, Christian worldview education. Our academic programs are rigorous and college preparatory for those who are college-bound. We are deeply committed to preparing our graduates for the calling to which God leads them.
As a school, we take advantage of numerous opportunities throughout the year to serve our community in Jesus’ name. Our ultimate purpose as individuals, and as a school, is to bring honor and glory to our Heavenly Father. Spiritual life is at the very essence of Master’s Academy, it is all that we do, all day long, every day of the year. Our spiritual journey is not an addendum. It is who we are.
Master’s Academy is a Preschool (Pre-K 3 and 4) through 12th grade Christian school located in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. Master’s Academy has a traditional High School track as well as an alternative Vo-Tech track, which was added in 2021.
It is the mission of Master’s Academy to spiritually develop and academically challenge students to impact their world for Jesus Christ. Master’s Academy is committed to excellence in education, the truth and authority of the scriptures, and a Christ-centered worldview.
Students at Master’s Academy will enjoy learning in a teacher-directed, safe, loving environment following the example of Our Lord as described in Luke 2:52: intellectually, physically, spiritually, and relationally. Graduates will be equipped to thrive in future academic studies and be well-rounded with strong Christian character, articulate in their faith, displaying servant leadership, and be self-governed.
Preeminence of Christ
Christ is at the center of all that happens.
Authority of God’s Word
The Bible is the foundation and filter for all our teaching.
The Word of God is the sole source for all aspects of life.
Master’s Academy endeavors to develop students from Christian families in their discipleship walk.
Master’s Academy strives for each student to personally profess their faith.
Excellence in Academics, the Arts, Athletics, and Service
Average achievement test scores will meet or exceed the national average.
The staff and faculty will display their passion for excellence in their work and interaction with each student in and out of the classroom.
Master’s Academy will be innovative in the pursuit of excellence for the benefit of the faculty, staff, students, and the school.
The Master’s Academy graduate will be equipped and challenged to make a difference in the world for Christ.
The philosophy of Master’s Academy is based upon a biblical worldview, that God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, the ultimate reality and the source and essence of all goodness and truth. God has revealed Himself through nature, circumstance of human life and history (His Story), but most explicitly through His Son, Jesus Christ, as recorded in Scripture. The highest good is realized in the exercise of His will and on the part of humankind in conformity to that will.
We believe that each student is uniquely created, gifted, distinctly individual, and possesses a particular purpose in God’s providence. We believe that a biblically governed education will produce students of Christian character, industry, faith and charity.
Therefore, the objective of Christian education must be to help all students realize their full potential in God’s perfect will for their lives. Each student must be helped to become a whole, complete (fully equipped) person in Christ (II Timothy 3:16-17). Accomplishing this involves witnessing to and leading each child toward Christ.
As ultimate reality and absolute Truth, God’s Word sets the standard and is central to every subject or activity. A biblical worldview permeates the entire school program, including curriculum, athletics, and relationships of all within the school.
A Christian teacher, therefore, teaches science as God’s creation, geography as God’s handiwork, history (His Story) as God’s provident with the nations of the world, mathematics as a glimpse of God’s orderliness and absolute truth, physical education and health as our responsibility in caring for God’s temple, music and art as God’s beauty and tools for worship; and reading, writing and spelling as God’s means for us to communicate His truth and to understand His Word. Master’s Academy joins with parents and “the church” in a partnership to help train each child to realize his fullest potential as a creation of God. A Christ-centered, Spirit-controlled, Bible-based, teacher-directed environment with an emphasis on respect for others and love of country will develop a character of Christian scholarship and self-government.
About the Head of School:
Master’s Academy seeks an experienced school leader who is a committed Christian, has strong management and operations experience, confident leadership abilities, strong interpersonal and relational skills, and is a forward-thinking visionary who will lead the school’s strategic, development, and school-wide operations. The Head of School is the Chief Executive Officer of the school and carries out the policies established by the School Board. The Head of School is the School Board’s sole connection to the school’s operations, achievements, and conduct. Master's Academy is embarking on an exciting capital campaign, focused on the goal of becoming fully independent from Pathway Church, and relocating the campus. The Head of School will play a crucial role in managing the building effort and relocating to a new permanent home.
The Head of School's Responsibilities Include:
Administrative: create and nurture a strong faculty and staff team with equitable workloads, ensuring the group is prepared to lead the institution; coordinate weekly faculty meetings and staff devotions; ensure smooth day-to-day operations; coordinate special days, programs, and awards; prepare the academic calendar; establish and coordinate the chapel program and schedule; coordinate enrollment, including student screening and family interviews; supervise and evaluate faculty and staff performance and address any issues in a timely manner.
Planning: initiate periodic planning sessions; develop tactical plans with key team members; keep informed of educational trends and research in similar institutions.
Personnel: define teaching and non-teaching positions needed to operate the school; select and employ qualified personnel; coordinate faculty and staff in-service training; oversee faculty supervision and evaluation; determine standards for performance and growth; set fair expectations, equitable compensation, working conditions, and training; dismiss those who fail to meet the school’s standards; establish personnel policies; review and update position descriptions and employment contracts for all faculty and staff positions; maintain personal contact and strive to develop practices and procedures that promote harmonious and constructive relationships.
School Environment: ensure and provide for the safety and well-being of all students; administer rules governing the student body; strive to create and maintain an aesthetically attractive environment compatible with the character of the institution; coordinate and maintain facilities with Pathway Church; coordinate the operation and maintenance of school facilities, including athletic fields, playgrounds, etc.; work to promote harmonious and constructive relationships among and between students, faculty, staff, and families, recognizing the importance of the development of each individual; coordinate all maintenance issues with the church administrator and/or head custodian
Financial: coordinate the financial plan and annual budget with the School Board treasurer; recommend tuition rates and fees to the School Board; maintain a system of cost control to foster efficiency consistent with high standards of education and limitations of the budget; manage a cost-effective system of purchasing, billing, and accounting; approve expenditures
Enrollment and Recruitment: establish enrollment procedures; promote the school in effective and cost-efficient ways; develop and maintain a growth strategy that allows the school to be more effective in impacting the world for Christ; establish standards and procedures for student admissions and withdrawals; direct families with financial need to appropriate assistance opportunities
Fundraising and Marketing: encourage meaningful events that aid and support the goals of the school; propose realistic fundraising goals and assist in the solicitation and cultivation of major prospects; coordinate all fundraising with the Director of Development; build positive relations with local businesses and community organizations; develops relationships with key partners/donors
Constituent Relations: encourage meaningful parent participation in events that aid and support the goals of the school; respond to special interest groups; maintain programs that contribute to positive relations within the local community; maintain constructive liaisons with other educational institutions, associations, and government authorities; seek to build liaisons with other educational institutions (public and private schools), associations, and government authorities.
Institutional Image: function as the spokesperson for the school; explain the school and the school’s mission to the public; personify the school and its mission; suggest any supplemental enterprises compatible with the school operations to the School Board
Other: develop a growth strategy which will allow the school to be more effective in its mission, particularly impacting the world for Christ. Maintain a strong working relationship with Pathway Church. This will entail keeping clear lines of communication open with various staff members and attending meetings with the Lead Pastor as requested. Ensure that the school’s ACSI accreditation standing is maintained.
This role description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned.
What it's Like to Live in Vero Beach, FL:
Vero Beach offers a myriad of reasons to embrace the coastal paradise. The city's pristine beaches, lined with golden sands and swaying palm trees, are a major draw for residents and visitors alike. Whether you're looking to relax under the sun, swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, or enjoy water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding, Vero Beach has it all. The serene ambiance of the beaches, often less crowded than those in more tourist-heavy areas of Florida, allows for a peaceful and idyllic experience while still providing easy access to multiple airports and world-famous attractions. Residents can savor breathtaking sunrises over the horizon and spend evenings watching the moon rise over the water, creating a sense of tranquility that's hard to match.
Beyond the beaches, Vero Beach boasts a vibrant cultural scene and a strong sense of community. The city hosts a variety of cultural events, art galleries, and music festivals, making it a hub for arts and culture in the region. The friendly and tight-knit community of Vero Beach adds to the appeal, with welcoming locals who are passionate about preserving the area's natural beauty and preserving its small-town charm. The city's charming downtown area offers unique boutiques, excellent dining options, and an oceanside bustling farmers' market, creating an inviting atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of belonging for its residents. With its combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a welcoming community, Vero Beach truly offers a superb quality of life.
Process & Timeline
Interested candidates should begin the process through the link provided in the job posting.
Priority will be given to materials submitted prior to December 30th, 2023, however, candidates will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Master’s Academy would like to name their next Head of School by March of 2024.