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27 Apr 2019

Principal or Vice Principal Director of Academic Affairs- MBEZ

Edna Martin Christian Center
 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Job Description


Director of Academic Affairs- MBEZ  
The Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) was established as the East Side Christian Center in 1941. In 1946 
the Center became a home mission of the American Baptist Churches, USA. As a result of this affiliation, the 
services and programs of the center expanded to include social services to strengthen families in the 
neighborhood. EMCC is actively seeking a Director of Academic Affairs for the ​Martindale-Brighwood 
Education Zone (MBEZ). This individual will serve as the primary liaison between the MBEZ and the greater 
community, and as the public “face” of the initiative.  
The MBEZ is set to launch in 2019. MBEZ is one of the 7 initiatives from the Martindale-Brightwood 
Community Plan. It seeks to connect families to the resources needed to ensure their children are born healthy 
and meet developmental milestones; access high-quality childcare; are kindergarten ready; achieve 
academically; and are prepared for college and careers. To do this, we continue our work to stabilize families 
through supports offered through Center for Working Families (CWF) , social services, CETA and other great 
head of household services in house and in our community. More than 40 organizations are now MBEZ partners 
with the list of partners growing to meet the needs of families. 
The Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer MBEZ and has overall responsibility for the educational 
advancement of the community. The position is designed to improve the connectivity, vitality and attractiveness 
of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood; actively engage neighborhood residents in educational enrichment 
and community change; and provide opportunities for young people and adults alike with increased access to 
educational opportunities and services. 
The Director provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of the initiative, including academics, finance, 
healthcare, career training and other key areas. School leaders, health care professionals, clergy, and several 
other stakeholders will convene with the Director to measure effectiveness and service delivery. The Director 
works closely with community partners to ensure that the strategic direction and policies of the MBEZ are 
aligned with its mission. The Director reports to the President and Board of Directors in establishing policies to 
guide the initiative. As the Chief Executive Officer, the Director has principal responsibility for the planning, 
development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of all programs and policies.  
Serve as a compelling spokesperson for high quality education within the Martindale-Brightwood 
community and greater Indianapolis 
Be the chief advocate and leader of the community’s mission 
Address and meet the challenges facing education while enhancing offerings and accessibility for 
residents of Martindale-Brightwood 
Lead efforts to enhance and implement the strategic plan 
Cultivate a cohesive steering committee 
Assist in creating partnerships between families, residents, neighborhood-based organizations, 
faith-based organizations, city/state government, health and human service providers, community 
development corporations, job training, and educational institutions, housing, local businesses and other 
community assets 
Oversee the gathering and distribution of data and provide access to information for the benefit of 
residents, groups, organizations and institutions 
Preside over neighborhood meetings specific to educational advancements as related to quality of life 
Engage in neighborhood events for outreach and public relations of MBEZ 
Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities to enhance MBEZ initiatives  
Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Education or related field from an accredited institution required
  • Ed Specialist degree or valid Indiana Administrator License Preferred
  • Familiarity and experience working with the Martindale-Brightwood community
  • Ability to satisfy pre-employment screenings

How to Apply

Please send your Curriculum Vitae, letter of interest and three professional references to the attention of Alexandra Hall at

Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.