Principal, Greta Home & Academy

The Greta Home and Academy is working to change the future of Haiti by providing a safe, Christian environment for children to learn and grow. The school trains young men and women to become Christian leaders by giving them a quality education, marketable skills, and spiritual encouragement through discipleship courses and worship services. Have a "Career with Impact" and serve as the Principal of the school!

As Principal, you will be given the opportunity to train and mentor academy leadership and faculty; ensure that learning methods and activities contribute to students’ spiritual, mental, social, and physical development. In addition, you will develop appropriate curriculum, activities and standards to ensure all Greta Home and Academy (GHA) students receive highest level of education.

Two-year contract

Accompanied but unable to accommodate children

The job:

  • Lead academy’s administration, faculty and students toward GHA’s vision, mission and goals.

  • Ensure adherence to procedures for optimal operation and functioning consistent with Evangelical Christian philosophy, mission, values and goals.

  • Establish and promote high academic performance and behavioral standards and expectations for students and staff.

  • Model teaching methods that encourage a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with best practices in child development and learning.

  • Assess current curriculum and learning environment; establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment.

  • Supervise staff and programs to ensure all students receive highest possible level of education.

  • Mentor national GHA leadership team to help develop knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to advance GHA’s performance over time.

  • Observe and evaluate teachers’ performance and report any continuing problematic areas to GHA Executive Director.

  • Observe classroom instruction; review lesson plans, classroom operations and teaching methods; implement improvement plans for desired educational outcomes.

  • Ensure compliance with all Haitian governmental educational requirements, licensure, board policies, and civil regulations.

  • Manage staffing selection, hiring, and supervision.

  • Complete all records and reports as requested by the Executive Director in a timely manner.

  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

The requirements and responsibilities:

  • Master's degree (M. A.) in Education or equivalent; and at least four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A proven track record as a school administrator or principal; international school experience preferred.

  • Significant experience in a developed country’s educational system. 

  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

  • English language fluency required. French or Creole language skills preferred.

  • Deeply committed to supporting a wide range of learners, serving underprivileged students, and thriving in a multicultural environment.

  • Skilled at developing teachers in an impoverished third-world context.

  • Passionate for educational excellence, quality outcomes and practices.

  • Ability to keep focus on overall goal of sharing the Gospel.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Directly supervises team of educational faculty.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

The perks:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage

  • Disability insurance

  • Term Life insurance

  • Retirement savings plan

  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)

  • Annual home leave

  • Twelve vacation days per year

Please submit a résumé and detailed cover letter. We look forward to reviewing your application!

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.