Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group join the Kyiv Christian Academy in announcing the search for a new Director, to begin in July 2020. KCA is seeking a committed Christian leader who is professionally qualified and experienced to lead this culturally integrated international Christian school, which primarily serves children of Christian missionaries in the capital city of Ukraine.
Kyiv Christian Academy will be moving to a spacious and beautiful, newly constructed school facility before the 2019-20 school year. This marks a major advance for the school of 132 students, which has been operating in leased facilities since its inception, which has significantly limited growth in program and enrollment. KCA is jointly accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association and offers a US-style educational program in a culturally diverse international context.
Kyiv Christian Academy is seeking a replacement for their highly-successful current head, who plans to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The successful candidate will be a qualified and inspirational leader, charged with leading a vibrant international Christian school community and program. This individual will have a passion for Christian ministry through a strong academic program, and for effective leadership and management in a Kindergarten – Grade Twelve school setting. The Director position provides opportunities to serve, lead, and relate to a very diverse community of missionary, international, and national families; and a staff composed of internationals and nationals.
The successful candidate will have a Christian faith commitment; will fully-embrace the school’s evangelical identity; and will understand and champion the mission and vision of the school. He/she will be an educational leader with at least five years of teaching or administrative experience; have earned a master’s or doctoral degree; demonstrate English-language fluency; and master the US-style and structure of education. The successful candidate will also be knowledgeable of and committed to a Biblically-based philosophy of education and will qualify for “All Levels Principal” certification with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). He/she will have multi-cultural experience and demonstrate the capacity and disposition to adapt to school ministry in a multi-cultural context.
The preferred candidate will also have head of school leadership and management professional training and experience; be experienced in adaptation to living cross-culturally and ministering in a multi-cultural educational setting, including service in a school committed to, and focused on, ministry to the children of missionaries; and have aptitude and experience in fundraising.