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Director of Administration

Company name
Ambleside School

McLean, VA, United States

Employment Type

Education, Nonprofit

Posted on
Jun 04,2019


Ambleside School​, a Christ-centered, Charlotte Mason school in McLean, VA​ ​is seeking a Director of Administration to provide administrative leadership for grades K to 8.

The Director of Administration reports to the Head of School and is responsible for all school operations and administrative processes to support the program and mission of the school.   The Director of Administration is also a spokesperson who represents the school on and off campus and acts on behalf of the school by professionally and warmly interacting with all students, parents, teachers, staff, visitors and the community at large.   

Overarching Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of School in the implementation and oversight of all school operations in a manner consistent with the Ambleside philosophy. 
  • Oversee all of the administrative functions of the school and establishes and trains procedures where needed. 
  • Oversee all governance requirements of the board and prepares monthly reports for the board auditing committee.  
  • Oversee strategic planning for the advancement of the school’s mission.   
  • Focus on the development of non-instructional staff, recognizing administrative staff contributions, making suggestions for growth, and identifying areas of critical concern.
  • Interface effectively and graciously with all school stakeholders (parents, students, board, teachers, staff, vendors, etc) and resolves conflict according to Biblical principles. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, (Master’s preferred) in business management, finance or related field. 
  • Introductory knowledge of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy from the essay,  “Children as ‘Persons,” (located at and Ambleside Schools International videos at  
  • Previous administrative leadership experience. Experience with non-profit organizations or educational institutions preferred.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid business acumen, management, and problem-solving skills
  • Competent computer literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Student Information Systems, and Donor Management software. 
  • Strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills.
  • CPR and first aid certification (provided by school if required)

Visit ​our website ​to apply online and learn more about the position.

Company info

Ambleside School
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Company Profile
Ambleside School is a Christ-centered, Charlotte Mason school serving grades K-8 in McLean, Virginia.

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