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Laurentian Hills Christian School is looking for a dynamic Christian leader to become the next principal/COO effective August 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leading, nurturing and empowering a dedicated staff to educate students in our Christ-centered community.  As the school leader you will provide vision, oversee educational planning, manage school operations while advising and reporting to the school board. The ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively, demonstrate flexibility and creativity while working with students, parents, staff, the board and the community are vital skills to providing an engaging learning environment where LHCS students can flourish.

About LHCS

Laurentian Hills Christian School is a community of over 340 students with a staff of 45. Students in our school attend over 60 different churches in our region. Our existence of 50+ years has created a strong foundation, while also providing the framework for implementing best practices in Christian education.  Through our mission and vision we strive to provide a comprehensive learning experience while equipping students to be all that God has called them to be. LHCS seeks to develop students who are engaged with God’s world, contribute to their communities, and deepen their relationship with Jesus.

LHCS is a member of Edvance Christian Schools, an organization of more than 70 Christian schools in Ontario. Compensation for the position will align with Edvance recommendations.

About Kitchener/Waterloo

LHCS is located in the city of Kitchener, part of the Waterloo Region, one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. There are more than half a million people living in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. There are options for living urban, suburban and rural, all within a short driving distance to LHCS. KW has the amenities of an urban area, while maintaining the essence of a smaller community.

 

Qualifications

The Principal/COO will collaboratively lead staff, report directly to the Board and have proven strengths in the following areas:

  • Experience with innovative practices for assessment and learning including responsive classroom, project based learning and restorative discipline
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Business and financial experience
  • Committed to staff growth and development
  • Collaborative decision making

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Educational leadership experience in a Christian school
  • Ideally a Masters of Education or nearly complete
  • Ontario Teaching Certification or eligible

 

Application instructions

To apply, please send the following documents to the Principal Search Committee at principalsearchcommittee@lhcs.net

  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Christian Education
  • Statement of Faith
  • Credentials
  • 3 references available upon request – 2 professional, 1 personal

 

Posting will close on November 30, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.