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Organization Bitney College Preparatory High School
Location Grass Valley, California
Classification School Administration/Leadership
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 7/6/2014


High School Director/Administrator

Bitney College Preparatory High School
135 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley, California, 95945

Bitney is a small college preparatory charter high school located in the Northern California Sierra Foothills, midway between Sacramento and Tahoe. Surrounded by natural beauty with ready access to spectacular stretches of the Yuba River and the Sierra Nevada high country, the Grass Valley/Nevada City area is an ideal place to live for those that love the outdoors.
Our school is run with a determined entrepreneurial spirit and far greater collaboration from staff than most educational enterprises. For fifteen years Bitney has been an important and viable option for many young people in our area. We aim high academically, yet maintain a conscious faith in human energy, curiosity, and compassion for the individual and school community.
Serving approximately 100 students, one of the school's most beloved traditions is Wilderness Week. At the beginning of the academic year, the entire school heads out for a week-long adventure. Examples of past trips include: rafting on the Rogue River, camping in Tahoe, rock climbing in the Sierras, backpacking the Lost Coast, as well as more urban adventures in San Francisco and Santa Cruz.

The ideal candidate will possess the energy and vision to continue and further develop our educational philosophy expressed above. Applicants must also exhibit excellent communication skills and have experience in the areas of facilities management and budget. Experience directing educational programs for young adults is preferred, but the most important qualification is that of a good fit for our school culture and community.

This position provides management, supervision and direction for every facet of the school's operation including, but not limited to: organizational leadership; supervision and leadership of faculty and staff; articulating and modeling of school values; maintenance of a positive school community culture as well as management of the school facility and budget. This position reports to the governing body of our school, the Charter Council. A more complete job description can be found at our website, BitneyPrep.net.

Date of employment: This position will start as soon as possible after confirmation of employment.

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience.

Application procedures, contact information and deadlines:
Please submit a resume, references and a cover letter telling us about yourself and your interest in joining our school community to both: Katrin Olafsson, Chair of the Charter Council - katwing2@earthlink.net and Bruce Herring, Interim Director - bherring@bitneyprep.net. This position will remain open until filled. For more information about the school please browse through our website - BitneyPrep.net.