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Closing Date: November 30, 2021

 

About the Opportunity

Richmond Christian School is seeking a qualified, dynamic Christian leader to become the next Superintendent of the school starting July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to lead and nurture a dedicated team of administrative and teaching staff. Reporting to the Board, the candidate will work with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing strategic goals. A proven ability to build strong relationships with staff, families and the community at large are vital. If you are passionate about Christian education and want to be part of the school’s journey into the next chapter, we welcome you to submit your application.

 

About Richmond Christian School

It is the mission of Richmond Christian School, in obedience to the infallible Word of God and led by His Spirit, to provide a quality, Christ-centred education, equipping all students to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life. We strive to make RCS a place where families are connected, students are challenged, staff are valued and lives are changed.

 

Our Story (http://myrcs.ca/history/)

Richmond Christian School celebrated its 64th anniversary this year. Born of Christian Reformed roots in 1957 in a humble lean-to attached to the side of a church, RCS continued to grow, moving first to a smaller school, and then building a larger facility that would become the present-day Elementary Campus in 1985. In 1992, the Lord provided the opportunity for RCS to amalgamate with Seacliff Christian School and the new RCS was born. RCS is now one of the largest Christian schools in British Columbia, serving over 1,000 students between our pre-school, elementary, middle and secondary campuses.

With continued growth and the addition of a new Secondary campus in 2006, the Board made the decision to add the role of Superintendent. With overall leadership and operational responsibility, our Superintendent now works with the senior leadership team of 3 campus principals, a Director of Finance, a Director of Development and the School Board. The Superintendent also engages with our school community, the greater community of Richmond and as a founding member school within the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia (SCSBC). Having a Superintendent in place has allowed the Board to mature into a full governance model. Today, RCS is blessed with a staff of 165 employees and an annual operating budget of over $12 million.

 

The Future

RCS continues to see strong enrollment interest from the greater Vancouver/Richmond/Delta Christian community,  so strong that the school is blessed with the need to continue growing. We see a future where our school community comes together to support our future growth, both spiritually and numerically. The Lord continues to provide for our needs and knows the plans He has for us. The RCS community desires to remain faithful to Him in this future that He is placing before us – an exciting future of dynamic growth and exploration of meaning and fulfillment of our mission and vison as a growing, well-resourced Christian school for the 21st Century learner.

 

Desirable Qualification

  • Leads with a pastoral heart and has the capability to shepherd a diverse and competent staff
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities with a purpose that is directed by RCS’s mission and vision
  • Encourages collaboration and teamwork
  • Stays current with educational pedagogy and technology for pre-K to Grade 12
  • Has strong business acumen, understands and prioritizes long-term financial sustainability, knows how to manage risk, and demonstrates wisdom in stewardship and decision making
  • Experience in Development and Fundraising
  • Ability to lead and execute the Strategic Planning process
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Equipped with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Proven track record in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experienced in Christian education and previous experience as a Principal of a large school
  • Seasoned in leading significant organizational growth

 

Requirements

  • Willing to commit to the Richmond Christian School’s mission
  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or equivalent graduate degree
  • British Columbia Professional Teachers’ Certificate or transferable equivalent
  • Knowledgeable of the BC Ministry of Education requirements and its relationship to the BC Independent School
  • Actively attending and serving in a Bible-believing church

 

Application Instructions

To apply send the following to ssearch@myrcs.ca

  • Cover letter & CV
  • Statement of philosophy of Christian education and leadership
  • Personal Testimonial
  • 3 references

 

While we truly appreciate your interest in Richmond Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.