• Principal / Other
  • Bountiful

Website Chesterton Academy of Northern Utah Bountiful, Utah

Reports to: Board of Directors

About Chesterton Academy of Northern Utah
Chesterton Academy of Northern Utah (CANU) opened in Fall 2023 in Bountiful, Utah. CANU offers an integrated, college preparatory curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life.

Chesterton Academy of Northern Utah exists to uphold the treasured gifts of Catholic Tradition, Scripture, Salvation, and a relationship with Jesus Christ through a rigorous liberal arts education in the classical style.
With faith and reason interwoven into every facet of the day, Chesterton Academy inspires students to live lives of virtue, recognize beauty, experience wonder at God’s creation, and discover there is Divine purpose in the life of each person.

The Headmaster must be practicing Roman Catholic, possess the minimum of a Master’s degree in Education, Administration, or related field, and demonstrate a commitment to Catholic secondary education. Other requirements include teaching experience in a classical school environment; previous experience in secondary school administration; familiarity with the mission of the Chesterton Academy Schools and the teachings of the Catholic Church; and working knowledge of institutional advancement/fundraising. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Master’s Degree in Education, Administration, or related field

Not required

Administrative Model
The Headmaster and the Executive Director lead the administrative team at Chesterton Academy. This model of school administration is one of equality with both specific and shared responsibilities.

§  The Headmaster is responsible for internal operations, including the instructional leadership of the school, as well as hiring and supervision of instructional personnel, the curriculum, and student life.

§  The Executive Director is responsible for the business aspects of the administration including finances, human resources, fundraising, strategic planning, public relations, and building facility.

These co-leaders share responsibilities for nurturing and maintaining the mission and traditions of the school, ensuring fidelity to the Magisterium. Both administrators are hired by and report directly to the Board of Directors.

Headmaster’s Role
The Board of Directors appoints the Headmaster of Chesterton Academy. A collaborative relationship between the Headmaster and Executive director is a requirement. In addition to any teaching responsibilities, the duties of the Headmaster include: (1) curriculum and academic excellence; (2) instruction; (3) student life and discipline; (4) parent communications; (5) student admissions; (6) guidance; (7) other school operations.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Curriculum and Academic Excellence
·        Oversee adherence to Chesterton Schools Network curriculum
·        Oversee implementation of changes to curriculum
·        Review results of student tests (CLT, PSAT, ACT, SAT)
·        Oversee school accreditation process and renewal per Network guidelines

·        Oversee faculty hiring, evaluation, rehires, terminations
·        Conduct classroom observations for faculty members as part of evaluation process

Student Life and Discipline
·        Ensure discipline policies are enforced, communicated
·        Oversee parent-led sports and extracurricular activities
·        Ensure effectiveness of virtue house and faculty mentor programs
·        Oversee academic and behavioral eligibility for extra-curricular activities

Parent Communications
·        Send weekly Headmaster Missive to parents or school newsletter
·        Meet with parents regarding student discipline and academic issues

·        Admit new students upon review of placement exam, student application materials, and meeting
·        Oversee transfer student process (curriculum, regulations, forms, financial)
·        Review placement tests and contact parents with remedial needs
·        Deliver presentations to prospective parents and students at selected school events

·        Coordinate standardized testing, college applications and transcript preparation
·        Communicate with colleges, universities and other post-high school programs
·        Promote various vocational opportunities

Other School Operations
·        Oversee selection and evaluation of vendors (software, textbooks, other services)

Teaching Responsibilities

The Headmaster maintains the following working relationships:
·        The Headmaster reports directly to the Board of Directors.
·        The Headmaster maintains a consultative, collaborative relationship with the Executive Director.
·        The Headmaster maintains a supervisory relationship with faculty and other selected staff,
including Administrative Dean and Academic Dean.

About Chesterton Academy
Founded in 2008 as a result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers a rigorous, integrated high school curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. Learn more about Chesterton Academy and the growing national Chesterton Schools Network.

To apply for this job email your details to Director@chestertonutah.com

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