Sacred Heart School of Halifax | Halifax, CA | Head of School

Reporting to the Board of Governors, the Head of School is responsible for providing strategic and educational leadership to faculty, staff, and students. As the Head of School, you will work closely with the Board to develop a strategic plan that is both a contemporary reflection of today’s changing world and is proudly grounded in the values and history that make Sacred Heart so special. You will inspire and engage the members of the Sacred Heart community in that plan, and you will communicate a clear, compelling vision for the future.
Date Posted: 10/14/2021

Job Title: Head of School

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: NS - Sacred Heart School of Halifax

Reporting to the Board of Governors, the Head of School is responsible for providing strategic and educational leadership to faculty, staff, and students. As the Head of School, you will work closely with the Board to develop a strategic plan that is both a contemporary reflection of today’s changing world and is proudly grounded in the values and history that make Sacred Heart so special. You will inspire and engage the members of the Sacred Heart community in that plan, and you will communicate a clear, compelling vision for the future.

As the academic leader, you will enhance excellence in educational instruction, promote 21st century learning, technology and curriculum and you will build upon exceptional school spirit. As the administrative leader, you will translate the school's strategies into clear action plans, lead and engage people, manage budgets and infrastructure, steward the school's programmes and operations, and ensure that the school meets its Goals and Criteria and you will champion equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives . As the ambassador for the school, you will promote and represent SHSH to a broad range of audiences and advance enrolment and fundraising goals. As the school’s faith leader, you will demonstrate the spirit of Sacred Heart’s founder, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, and “by your example, even more than your words, be an eloquent lesson to the world”.

As the ideal candidate, your graduate degree and background as both an educator and leader in an independent school environment has equipped you with the foundation you need to build on a history of excellence at SHSH. You are a highly collaborative and inspirational people leader and your exceptional interpersonal, listening, communication and relationship building skills enable you to inspire confidence and relate effectively with the faculty, staff, students, Board and donors alike. Compassion, courage, and authenticity are hallmarks of your leadership. SHSH’s five Goals of: a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, the building of community as a Christian value, a sense of social justice which impels to action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom, all resonate deeply with you. Above all, you are guided by your heart-based leadership style and your passion for transforming the lives of students and society through education.

How to Apply: If you are excited by the opportunity to lead this special institution, please contact Jessica Snelgrove at jsnelgrove[@]kbrs.ca and Andrea Forbes-Hurley at aforbeshurley[@]kbrs.ca

Link to Full Description: https://www.kbrs.ca/Career/14951
 
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.