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Employment Opportunities

 

At Grace Academy, we seek to work with qualified, Christ-centered problem-solvers who enjoy influencing young lives for Christ through quality, Christian education. Please see below for our current employment opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year. 


 MS/HS Physical Education Teacher (Part-time)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid State Teacher Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree with major or minor in Physical Education.

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: To develop in each pupil an understanding of the relationship of good body function and exercise; to motivate each pupil to cultivate physical fitness, and good social and emotional adjustment; to discover and develop talents of pupils in physical achievement; to develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each pupil’s ability.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing course of study and other appropriate learning activities.

2. Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning a balanced physical education program.

3. Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge’s, and strategies of formal sports, games rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.

 4. Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible.  

5. Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to insure the over-all safety of pupils.

6. Maintains control of storage and use of school-owned property.

 9. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.

10. Evaluates each pupil’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution in team sports. 11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school.

12. Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated.

13. Selects and requisitions uniforms, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.

14. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.

15. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

16. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.

17. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

18. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

19. Performs other duties as many, from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Part-time.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Registrar Joann Buwalda at buwaldaj@graceacademyapps.org.  Submissions should include a letter of intent, resume, three letters of reference and a personal philosophy of Christian education.


DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (full-time)

Job Description:

The Grace Academy Director of Institutional Development, reporting to the Headmaster, is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for Grace Academy in order to attract potential investors and underwriters while creating fundraising and grant writing opportunities.  This position participates with the Board of Directors, Headmaster, Upper and Lower School Principal and other leadership staff in enhancing the school image to the faculty, parents and community.   

Personal Qualifications:

  • Exhibit a Christian role model in attitude, speech and action towards others.
  • Establish as a member in good standing at a local evangelical church which has a statement of faith in agreement with the school’s statement of faith.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as market specialist or similar role.
  • BS/BA in marketing, communications or equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing elements (Traditional and SEO/Social media, etc.)
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office, marketing software (Adobe, Creative Suite & CRM) and applications (Web analytics, Google Adwords, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web development tools (ie. Dreamweaver) desired.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the promotion of special events.
  • Develop and implement strategic plan(s) for fundraising and grant writing opportunities.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented with strong commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Directs fundraising and grant writing opportunities.
  • Comprehends the operation and maintenance of various Grace Academy social media sites, latest trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Possess analytical skills to forecast and identify marketing trends and challenges.

Duties:

  • Lead market research efforts to uncover the viability of fundraising opportunities.
  • Liaise with local and regional business and educational managers to create investment and underwriting opportunities with Grace Academy.
  • Coordinate media interest in Grace Academy, in collaboration with outside agencies, to ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Act as Grace Academy Representative to media, business and community events.
  • Lead projects as assigned, such as cause-related special events.
  • Liaise with external vendors to execute promotional events and campaigns.
  • Plan and execute initiatives to reach the target audience through appropriate channels (social media, e-mail, TV, radio, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns
  • Assist in outbound and inbound marketing activities by demonstrating expertise in various areas (content development and optimizations, advertising, events planning, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing and other professionals to coordinate brand awareness and marketing efforts.
  • Undertake individual tasks of a marketing plan as assigned.
  • Compile and distribute financial and statistical information.
  • Grow new leads, including marketing-qualified leads.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread both our brand and content.
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about Grace Academy, competitors, and/or Christian education, both from existing leads and brand new audiences.
  • Explore new ways to engage and identify new social networks to reach target audiences.
  • Track, measure and analyze all initiatives to report on social media ROI.
  • Aid Headmaster on relevant research, surveys, seminars and PR events.

Compensation: 12-month position with competitive salary and complete benefits package commensurate with education and experience.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Registrar Joann Buwalda at buwaldaj@graceacademyapps.org.  Submissions should include a letter of intent, resume, three letters of reference and a personal philosophy of Christian education.


  DEPARTMENT: Grace Academy Athletic Department

JOB TITLE:  HIGH SCHOOL HEAD VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER COACH

REQUIREMENTS: Must have previous coaching experience. Must be at least 21 years old. Finger Printing and Background check.

Experience: High School head varsity coaching experience desired.

Physical Requirements: Eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit. The ability to travel between locations.

REPORTS TO: High School Principal and Athletic Director.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

  1. Assumes responsibility for the spring soccer program which includes:
  2. Coaching the varsity squad and supervising assistant coaches within the soccer program.
  3. Giving guidance to the high school junior varsity program.
  4. Implements MDCC and Grace Academy athletic policies.
  5. Works with the Grace Academy High School Athletic Director and Principal
    1. Communicating of high school soccer schedule
  6. Works with Athletic Director to correlate the practice schedules Varsity squad.
  7. Supervises practice fields and playing fields during and following periods of team participation.
  8. Remains with students and supervises them while traveling to away competitions.
  9. Cares for athletes and injured athletes.
  10. Maintains a positive staff relationship with other coaches
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director and Principal
  12. Communicates with players about personal development during the season as well as the off-season.
  13. Holds meeting with parents to inform them about the program as well as your expectations of them and the players.
  14. Leads by example regarding promotion of sportsmanship.
  15. Promotes the high school soccer program by encouraging participation of players of the upcoming season.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook and reports any discipline to Athletic Director.


DEPARTMENT: Grace Academy Athletic Department​

JOB TITLE: MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD GIRLS SOCCER COACH

Coaching the middle school squad and supervising assistant coaches within the soccer program.

Giving guidance to the middle school soccer program.

Implements MDCC and Grace Academy athletic policies.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have previous coaching experience. Must be at least 21 years old. Finger Printing and Background check.

Experience: Head varsity coaching experience desired.

Physical Requirements: Eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit. The ability to travel between locations.

REPORTS TO: High School Principal and Athletic Director.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Assumes responsibility for the spring soccer program which includes:

     Works with the Grace Academy High School Athletic Director and Principal

       Communicating of middle school soccer schedule

  1. Works with Athletic Director to correlate the practice schedules with middle school squad.
  2. Supervises practice fields and playing fields during and following periods of team participation.
  3. Remains with students and supervises them while traveling to away competitions.
  4. Cares for athletes and injured athletes.
  5. Maintains a positive staff relationship with other coaches
  6. Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director and Principal
  7. Communicates with players about personal development during the season as well as the off-season.
  8. Holds meeting with parents to inform them about the program as well as your expectations of them and the players.
  9. Leads by example regarding promotion of sportsmanship.
  10. Promotes the high school soccer program by encouraging participation of players of the upcoming season.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.
  12. Apply and enforce student discipline during athletic contests, practice sessions, and while on trips off school property in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook and reports any discipline to Athletic Director.