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Crossroads Christian School

Executive Director


Corona, California

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Snapshot

Denomination/Affiliation: Christian Church (Restoration Movement) / Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) / Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Total Enrollment: 800

Location: Corona, California

The Role: Executive Director

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Meet Crossroads Christian School:

In the fall of 1978, an investigative task force led by Associate Pastor Roger Harris was formed of Crossroads Christian Church members to lay the foundation for establishing a Christian preschool in the south Corona area. Since then, Crossroads has become four school-age and grade groupings in one school, encouraging the next generation in their God-given potential and purpose. Crossroads Christian School is addressing the need to create new ways of engaging learners to excel in an increasingly global classroom by facilitating 21st Century Collaborative Learning methods.

CCS offers unique resources and opportunities schoolwide. The teaching is based on Christian principles, instead of a humanistic educational philosophy. It is a secure school at every grade level with drills and deterrents to ensure each child is safe. Class sizes are kept at 30 or fewer, and many of them are supported by Associate Facilitators and offer daycare before and after school starting at 6AM and going as late as 6PM. CCA also offers a STEAM program to further develop 21st-century skillsets like engineering, foreign language, and sports and arts activities. Learners continue their spiritual and character development through a weekly chapel of worship and teaching, and the school partners with parents in education and involvement opportunities.

CCS is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (“WASC”).

About the Executive Director:

The Executive Director provides oversight for the school’s effective and efficient execution of its mission. With a heart for Christ and Crossroads Church and School, a passion for Christian education, a desire for team synergy, and a posture of servant leadership, the Executive Director leads, motivates, encourages, challenges, and empowers the school leadership to be effective in their own areas. As a skilled administrator, the Executive Director oversees the effective and efficient operation of the school by developing and implementing plans, policies, and decisions, inspiring and deploying staff and volunteers, and creating and managing income and expenses. As a visionary leader, our new Executive Director will work to imagine and plan for a faith-filled and exciting future when the school’s potential is realized.

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The Executive Director Will: 

  • Model and embody our church and school mission, vision, and values.

  • Select, shepherd, equip, empower and energize our Administration to fulfill the mission and vision of our school.

  • Provide strategic high-level direction, collaboratively develop visionary plans and goals that align with and support Crossroads’ mission, vision, and strategic plan, and execute those plans and achieve those goals while meeting key enrollment, academic, and operating performance metrics.

  • Promote a seamless Preschool–12th grade experience.

  • Work with the CCS Administration to choose staff and curriculum that deliver a clearly articulated Christian worldview and theology in full alignment with our church.

  • Build upon and continue looking for synergies, continuity, and continuing improvements in programs, processes, and policies across the schools.

  • Work collaboratively to create and manage enrollment goals and operating and capital budgets.

  • Develop and cultivate key influencers and donors who can back our growth initiatives and financial aid requirements.

  • Oversee the development and operation of an information management system that enables the school and church to holistically serve our learners and their families.

  • Ensure the active and robust involvement of parents and other volunteers in the life of the school in all available capacities.

  • Inspire a value, love, and growth of the Sports and Creative Arts Departments of the school so that they are growing in excellence.

  • Ensure our compliance with all policies, regulations, and requirements of accrediting agencies, the City of Corona, the state of California, and the United States Government.

Requirements & Expectations

Catalytic Leader: Models servant leadership, empowers and positions others for growth and wins, and actively builds a culture of leadership development.

  • Initiates and effects meaningful change.

  • Casts compelling vision, both interpersonally and in group settings.

  • Generates and accelerates organizational momentum leading to excellent performance.

  • Delivers results based on metrics.

  • Identifies, develops, and empowers leaders and fosters a culture of leadership development.

  • Fosters collaboration in decision-making.

Standard-Bearer: Champions the Crossroads DNA, mission, vision, values, and ministry approach.

  • Lives a lifestyle of actively pursuing a passionate commitment to Christ, His cause, and His community, and Crossroad’s vision, values, theology, and ministry philosophy.

  • Guards our DNA by identifying and correcting drift.

  • Tells stories that exemplify our DNA.

  • Embodies a tireless passion for advancing God’s kingdom.

  • Drives for mission accomplishment and continuous improvement.

  • Leads teams toward alignment to centralized strategies, processes, and procedures.

  • Maintains academic and spiritual environments and materials to our standard of excellence.

  • Demonstrates full support of Crossroads leadership.

Administrator: Plans, organizes, and executes procedures that accomplish the goals of the School and positions his/her team for maximum effectiveness.

  • Brings order within the organization.

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed church and school strategies.

  • Identifies priority activities, assignments, and projects and prioritizes them.

  • Defines and effectively uses resources needed to accomplish tasks.

  • Sets and adjusts timelines as needed.

  • Completes tasks and meets deadlines.

  • Is careful, thorough, and skilled at managing people, resources, complexity, and details.

  • Is an effective multi-tasker and time manager.

Community Builder: Champions the building of transformational community by living out, communicating the value of, and actively developing Biblical community.

  • Attracts and inspires others by exhibiting humility, passion, authenticity, and joy.

  • Demonstrates relational availability and openness.

  • Manages a broad spectrum of relationships (senior leadership, staff, key leaders, new people, etc.) with intentionality.

  • Resolves conflict Biblically and gracefully and replicates that approach in others.

Communicator: Demonstrates a passion to communicate God’s truth in a variety of ways.

  • Informs and inspires for kingdom growth and impact in all written and spoken media (informally, formally, personally, and publicly).

  • Articulates Crossroads’ mission, vision, and values effectively in a variety of contexts.

  • Recognizes and leverages communication technology in ways that engage and inspire.

Shepherd: Provides personalized spiritual guidance towards becoming more like Jesus.

  • Identifies where people are spiritually and equips and leads them to take spiritual next steps.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Relevant Masters Degree and ACSI Administrative Credentials are preferred.

  • Educational Doctoral degree is a plus.

  • Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 5 years in a senior administrative/leadership position in a Christian school.

  • An appreciation of the mutual benefits to the students and families that come when a church and school work together in ministry.

  • Doctrinal alignment with Crossroads Christian Church and a willingness to become an active member of the church to oversee the school.

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Unswerving commitment to the vision of Crossroads Christian Church and School.

  • A passion for and deep understanding of Christian education with a strongly rooted life of Christian faith and service, possessing a solid understanding of the integration of faith and learning in a preschool-12th grade school context.

  • A strong administrator with knowledge of governance, administration, and change management within a Christian school context.

  • An ability to articulate a clear and powerful vision for Christian education.

  • An empowering, servant leadership management style, adept at building consensus, excitement, and an energized staff and community.

  • A passionate love of athletics and the creative arts.

  • Mature, inspiring, and humble.

Candidate materials will be accepted until the position is filled. A start date could be as early as the Spring of 2022.

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What it's Like to Live in Corona, California: 

Corona and the Inland Empire, a large metropolitan area in Southern California, are wonderful places to live and raise a family. Equidistant to beaches and ski slopes, mountains and deserts, hiking and dirt-biking, world-class amenities and beautiful open spaces, our region is one of the fastest-growing in our state. Housing is much more affordable than in neighboring Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and we enjoy great racial diversity. People come to Corona to buy a home, to be close to outdoor activity, and to enjoy warm days and cool evenings. With afternoon breezes that you can set your watch by, even the air quality is better in Corona than in many neighboring areas of California.

We feature great shopping and restaurants, and we're close to theme parks, museums, and the performing arts. Dos Lagos is a popular outdoor shopping area that offers a combination of some of those great amenities. The Corona Heritage Park and Museum is another wonderful location to get outside and enjoy the sights, and the features it offers, like glassblowing and woodworking classes, exercise programs, and gardening bring enjoyment to a great diversity of people

On top of all of this, Crossroads Christian Church is a fixture in our community with a great reputation for servanthood. We have been around for 128 years (two years longer than the city of Corona itself!) and are still going strong as we continue to grow and develop to reach the people of our city and the surrounding areas.

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