Principal / Chief Executive Officer

Northside Christian College

Applications Close: 12 Aug 2024

Commencement Date: 1 Jan 2025


Northside Christian College is located in a tertiary education precinct in the City of Whittlesea in Bundoora, Victoria.  Northside provides engaging learning opportunities for students from Prep – Year 12 with the mission to “Transform lives through Christ and the wonder of learning.”  With clear and intrinsic Christian based values of faith, hope and love, coupled with a clear strategic vision for flourishing, it is an incredibly exciting time for an aspirational or proven Principal/CEO to lead the College into the future.

Background Information

Reporting directly to the Committee of Management, the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Lead with a heart of unity that influences the College, its key stakeholders and the wider community.
  • Developing and implementing strategies designed to ensure the current and future strength of the College.
  • Lead and inspire a passionate team of teaching and general staff.
  • In conjunction with an exceptional Deputy Principal and Business Manager, manage the College in a sustainable way.
  • Investing in building meaningful relationships with parents and carers through positive communications and continue to strengthen school community connections.
  • Oversee a rigorous Christian education program that fosters empowered, thoughtful, community-minded citizens.

Key Competencies

In order to be considered for this outstanding opportunity, you will possess the following key competencies:

  • Strong academic qualifications, teaching experience, and registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
  • A strong Christian commitment with an ability to demonstrate active church involvement, display a proven life style firmly founded on Biblical Christian principles and demonstrate a love and reverence for God’s Word as the foundation for Christian living.
  • A proven track record and proficiency in educational compliance, human resource management, risk management, finance, leadership, team development, marketing, and excellence in school governance and administration.
  • Be a visionary leader with a heart for and a passion to increase the influence of Christian education.
  • Have a strong desire to celebrate and affirm the cultural diversity within our College community.
  • Proven experience in school leadership, demonstrating an ability to lead, manage and motivate a range of stakeholders, including staff, teachers, administrative and maintenance staff, students and parents to achieve defined outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to think and act innovatively while possessing a high level of ‘emotional intelligence’.
  • Possess advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to child safety and supporting the College’s efforts to advance a nurturing culture.

Application Process

Applicants for the position of Principal are required to submit the following:

  • A completed application form available on the College website under the Employment tab.
  • Curriculum Vitae providing details of qualifications, positions held and other relevant experiences.
  • Names and contact details of four referees, one of whom will be your current or recent pastor or minister.
  • Covering letter that states a rationale for your interest in this position and your response to the required key competencies.
  • A personal statement of the educational philosophy of Christian education.
  • A personal statement of faith.
  • Certified copies of tertiary and teaching qualifications and academic transcripts.

Applications close:  Monday, 12th August 2024

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Northside Christian College is committed to child safety.  We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment, and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process.  Applicants should be aware that we carry out national police record checks and reference checks to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.

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