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Great Hearts:  Director of the Institute for Classical Education


Great Hearts invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of the Institute for Classical Education.

The Director of the Institute for Classical Education is responsible for establishing professional development opportunities for the organization’s academic leaders, school leaders, and teachers, providing public outreach that positions Great Hearts as the national leader in classical education, and bringing outside resources to Great Hearts including fundraising (in partnership with the Development Department).

These goals are accomplished through programs, publications, and resources that serve Great Hearts and are designed to support the ongoing process of revision and improvement of the Great Hearts program as well as a broader support and promotion of classical education with a constant flow of ideas and best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Programming
    1. Oversee the annual National Symposium for Classical Education (NSCE).
    2. Identifies, creates and solves for providing opportunities for GH teachers to attend and engage in the National Symposium conference.
    3. Generate additional programming (throughout the year), primarily drawing upon the scholars and practitioners who have participated and performed well at NSCE.
  2. Publishing: broadcast materials—both physical and digital—that continually make the case for classical education and promote a greater understanding of classical education for practitioners.
    1. Disseminate newsletters and email communications to inform the growing GH audience of leaders, teachers, families, and friends concerning the GH model in relation to the classical movement at large.
    2. Solicit essays, interviews, and chapters that will highlight classical education and the GH success story.
    3. Seek to place op-eds/make commentary in the service of GH and classical education in prominent national publications.
  3. Research
    1. Produce a robust annual report of the state of classical education in the United States.
  4. Resources
    1. Integrate and actively participate with the Great Hearts Development Team to align fundraising efforts, constituent marketing strategies to leverage national relationships for the advancement of the mission of Great Hearts with a goal of full financial sustainability for the Institute.
    2. With oversight of the development team, implement a constituent management cycle to identify, cultivate and solicit mission advancement support. This may include periodic market based events in each of our operating markets.

Qualities, Competencies, and Strengths

An advanced degree is required as well as a minimum of five (5) years of experience in school leadership and/or academic administration.

The desired candidate will also possess these skills:

  1. Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills; oriented towards detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  2. Experienced and comfortable interacting with individuals/groups at every level of the Great Hearts organization
  3. Donor cultivation/fundraising/development experience desirable but not essential
  4. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders
  5. Achievement-oriented, with a great deal of stamina to work hard and take satisfaction from being productive
  6. Strong analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

The selected candidate must have the ability to travel to the various academies across multiple regions.

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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



From the organization:

Our purpose is to cultivate the minds and hearts of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Great Hearts Academies is the leading provider of classical education in the country. We are dedicated to serving families in the moral and intellectual formation of their children. Please choose your area of interest below.

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