Jun 24, 2020

Executive Director | Holy Land Ministries Schools (Palestine)

  • Holy Land Ministries
  • Palestine
Faith-Based,   Full Missionary Support   Administration & Leadership

Job Summary & Description

Dr. David A. Wells and the GLOBAL School Consulting Group are pleased to partner with the Board of Directors of Holy Land Ministries (HLM) in the search for a strong Christian leader to serve as the next Executive Director of their schools.  HLM operates two schools, including the Bethlehem Christian Academy (Bethlehem, West Bank) and The Arab Evangelical Home and School (Hebron, West Bank). The role of Executive Director is a missionary position, with some benefits provided by the ministry combined with missionary support raised by the individual.

Holy Land Ministries exists “to glorify God and provide an excellent education in the heart of the Holy Land” through the operation of two Christian Schools, one in Hebron and the other in Bethlehem, both located in what is often referred to as Palestine.  HLM’s involvement in the region began in 1954 with the founding of the Hebron Home & School.  This school was established with an orphanage for boys, but over the years has evolved into a Christian elementary school for boys and girls.  Arabic is the language of instruction and the curriculum is provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Education.  The Bethlehem Christian Academy opened in 2014, and operates under the authority of the Palestinian Ministry of Education, using American curriculum and English as the language of Instruction.  Both schools are committed to “bringing the truth of the Gospel message to our students through the ministry of providing outstanding education.”

Duties & Responsibilities

The Executive Director of HLM Schools serves Holy Land Ministries Ind., a U.S. based non-profit organization.  The position responsibilities include maintaining the ministry vision, functional management, financial responsibility, and accountability to the U.S. based Board of Directors.  Operationally, the Executive Director is responsible for the supervision of the principals, academic director, operations director, and accountant, and must meet all legal requirements of local authorities and government agencies.

Qualifications & Requirements

The successful candidate will be someone who shares HLM’s vision, has demonstrated experience in leadership, and is willing to make a long-term commitment.  This is a missionary position and the Executive Director must raise their own support.  It is strongly preferred that the candidate have an understanding of and experience in Arab culture, some knowledge of Arabic, experience in finance and budgeting, background in an educational environment, and capability to raise funds.  Biblical training and basic computer skills are required, as well as a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, although a master’s in business administration, theology, or education is preferred.  The candidate will have leadership experience in administration, teaching experience in a school or church setting, and experience in working in a cross-cultural context.  They will have leadership and communication schools, and will be a person of strong faith, reflecting personal integrity and a heart for ministry.

Additional Benefits Information

Personal Stipend,   Vehicle,   Travel Allowance,   Expense Account  

Required English Fluency Level

High/Advanced (with test scores and/or recommendation letters),   Fluent (with test scores and/or recommendation letters),   Native Speaker  

Career Experience Level

Head of School/Superintendent/CEO,   Teacher  

Grade Level Group

Elementary,   Middle School,   High School  

Minimum Education Needed


Application Instructions

Applicants should write to Dr. David A. Wells, GLOBAL Search Consultant (daw@globalscg.org). You can also start the process by clicking the APPLY NOW button below.

  • Preliminary Information: A cover letter specific to this position and a current CV to Dr. Wells. 
  • Additional Information: Interested individuals are invited to visit the HLM schools’ website (www.hlmschools.org) the position profile (job description), school profile, and candidate profile, using the links provided.
  • Application Form: Interested individuals may complete and submit the HLM school’s Application Form with their letter of interest and CV, or the Application can be submitted at a later time.

Regional Location

Middle East

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