Northwest Christian School (NCS) has a Principal opening for the 2019-20 academic year.  Founded in 1966, NCS is a Christ-centered, pre-school through 8th-grade private school located in Newton, New Jersey.

The NCS Board of Education is in search of a spiritually mature, energetic and inspiring principal who will serve as the senior staff member of the school.  Candidates should possess a master's degree in school administration, education or a related field.  Candidates are expected to be proactive and visionary educational leaders who have demonstrated administrative leadership experience at a comparable Christian, private, or public academic institution with a track record of academic excellence while creating a safe and dynamic culture of learning.  Interested candidates must have strong communication skills, a love of God's Word, a passion for their faith in Jesus Christ, and the ability to serve as an ambassador for Christian education.       

The principal is expected to work in collaboration with and report to the NCS Board of Education, to serve as the conduit between the Board and Staff, and to lead a group of dedicated teachers and staff.  The principal is responsible for leading the selection process of a competitive curriculum, monitoring academic performance, evaluating staff, ensuring compliance with state and local regulations, performing some teaching duties as needs arise, and overseeing the administrative staff and elements of the school that includes weekly chapel services. The Principal also leads the effort to identify, select and develop a Christian-based staff.  This position will be responsible for continuously

engaging the community and local churches and ensuring NCS is an active and integrated part of our northern New Jersey community.

The Principal is also responsible to act as a liaison to the board for matters of safety, security and overall maintenance of the property, for nurturing positive and uplifting teacher, student, parent and board relations as well as engaging and promoting parental interaction and involvement. The Principal shall be an example spiritually, academically and relationally for the staff, parents and students.

NCS is an ACSI and CSI member school with a current enrollment of 111 students. Our mission is to provide children of Christian families with a Christ-centered education that promotes biblical principles, academic excellence, and a lifetime of service to God. The purpose of NCS is to educate children for a life of obedience to their calling in this world as image-bearers of God. The school enjoys the support from an active and engaged Parent Teacher Fellowship and the Principal will benefit from our rich history and heritage while enjoying the support of a dedicated staff, the NCS community and the Board of Education.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to ncsoffice@ncsnj.org.