Joseph of Cupertino Classical Academy
Academy Director Job Description
JOB TITLE: Academy Director – Part Time
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: Students and all faculty of the academy
JOB PERIOD: September 1, 2023 – 2024/2025 Academic Year
GRADE LEVELS: 3-10
HOURLY RATE: $20.00-$50.00, commensurate with experience
Who are we?
Joseph of Cupertino Classical Academy is a new Catholic, classical, hybrid academy preparing for its inaugural year. Trained professional teachers instruct students in classrooms on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Parents continue and monitor home assignments on Wednesdays and Fridays. In partnership with parents and guided by Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, JCCA will provide students with excellence in education, academically, spiritually, and in the high standards of the classical tradition, to teach them the art of learning, and to form them to become adults who will live and defend the Catholic faith with confidence and joy.
JCCA will be located within 20 minutes of Irvine, CA, in the Diocese of Orange.
Whom are we seeking?
The Academy Director serves as the educational and administrative leader, effectively and efficiently managing the faculty, staff, systems, and procedures, for the operation and functioning of the academy. Responsibilities include curriculum development, extracurricular activities, discipline systems, program evaluation, and personnel management. Duties will be accomplished while ensuring a joyful, sanctified, fruitful learning environment in keeping with Catholic Tradition and the mission of JCCA. The Academy Director will supervise the instructional programs of the academy, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes. This individual will also communicate regularly with parents, welcoming their feedback and support, to create a cooperative relationship that supports the student in the hybrid academy.
The JCCA Academy Director will lead under the direction/guidance of the Board of Directors of JCCA and must be eligible for employment in the state of CA.
The Academy Director must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church and willing to sign JCCA’s Statement of Faith. The Candidate will possess a zeal for our Lord in producing a joyfully classical education environment, with an ability to speak comfortably and competently with various stakeholders.
Education/Experience – Preferred
Teaching experience in a school or homeschool environment
Willingness to model, champion, and encourage excellence in classical Catholic pedagogy
Previous experience in school administration
Working knowledge of institutional advancement and fundraising