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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. 


HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER (part-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding of the High School History through the critical analysis of historical national and global events.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in History or its equivalent from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome understanding.
  • Successful candidate will be given the opportunity to teach a general psychology class.

Job Responsibilities

Academic:

  • Understand the school’s requirements to teach history to high school students and create corresponding curriculum.
  • Work with school professional development director, lead teacher and high school cohorts to chart out lesson plan requirements and prepare core lesson plans on both a weekly monthly basis.
  • Modify teaching plans according to varying needs of students.
  • Impart biological lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning pace of student.
  • Assist students in understanding and applying historical concepts.
  • Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with biological concepts.
  • Prepare and administer tests and assignments and grade papers according to school schedule.
  • Create reports to chart out students’ progress and communicate their achievements and limitations to parents.
  • Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results.
  • Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that issues are quickly and tactfully addressed.
  • Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts.
  • Develop key incentives to ensure students’ participation in class.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction with content infused with Biblical principles.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st Century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner.
  • Prepare home assignments and test materials, evaluating the tests' results, and creating innovative methods of teaching as per the students' varying backgrounds, learning style, and grasping power.
  • Provide learning material and language reference books to the students, utilizing available resources in school curriculum to monitor, access, and evaluate students' learning abilities.
  • “Flip the Classroom” concept should be employed in special projects, assignments and events corresponding to both classical and contemporary history.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with lead, professional development and fellow high school teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Develop the instructional program pertaining to the current educational trends and updating their knowledge on latest research based educational developments.
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in studying habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parents' meetings as well as other school related activities.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER (part-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding of the High School Biology through the study of structure and function of living systems.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or its equivalent from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome understanding.

Job Responsibilities

Academic:

  • Understand the school’s requirements to teach biology to high school students and create corresponding curriculum.
  • Work with school professional development director, lead teacher and high school cohorts to chart out lesson plan requirements and prepare core lesson plans on both a weekly monthly basis.
  • Modify teaching plans according to varying needs of students.
  • Impart biological lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning pace of student.
  • Assist students in understanding and applying biological concepts.
  • Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with biological concepts.
  • Prepare and administer tests and assignments and grade papers according to school schedule.
  • Create reports to chart out students’ progress and communicate their achievements and limitations to parents.
  • Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results
  • Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that issues are quickly and tactfully addressed.
  • Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts.
  • Develop key incentives to ensure students’ participation in class.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st Century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner.
  • Prepare home assignments and test materials, evaluating the tests' results, and creating innovative methods of teaching as per the students' varying backgrounds, learning style, and grasping power.
  • Provide learning material and language reference books to the students, utilizing available resources in school curriculum to monitor, access, and evaluate students' learning abilities.
  • Prepare and execute lab assignments/experiments. Maintain lab integrity, hygiene and inventory.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with lead, professional development and fellow high school teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Develop the instructional program pertaining to the current educational trends and updating their knowledge on latest research based educational developments.
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in study habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parents' meetings as well as other school related activities.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA II TEACHER (part-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding of the Mathematics through at the middle school level.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or its equivalent from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome understanding.

Job Responsibilities

Academic:

  • Understand the school’s requirements to teach mathematics to middle school students and create corresponding curriculum.
  • Work with school professional development director, lead teacher and middle school cohorts to chart out lesson plan requirements and prepare core lesson plans on both a weekly monthly basis.
  • Modify teaching plans according to varying needs of students.
  • Impart mathematics lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning pace of student.
  • Assist students in understanding and applying mathematical concepts.
  • Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with mathematical concepts.
  • Prepare and administer tests and assignments and grade papers according to school schedule.
  • Create reports to chart out students’ progress and communicate their achievements and limitations to parents.
  • Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results.
  • Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that issues are quickly and tactfully addressed.
  • Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts.
  • Develop key incentives to encourage student participation in class.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st Century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner
  • Prepare home assignments and test materials, evaluating the tests' results, and creating innovative methods of teaching as per the students' varying backgrounds, learning style, and grasping power
  • Provide learning material and language reference books to the students, utilizing available resources in school curriculum to monitor, access, and evaluate students' learning abilities.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with lead, professional development and fellow middle school teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Develop the instructional program pertaining to the current educational trends and updating their knowledge on latest research based educational developments
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in studying habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parents' meetings as well as other school related activities
  • Attend regular chapel and devotional services as instructed.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.
  • Contribute to school safety by fulfilling Drop-off day responsibilities.
  • Attend graduation, Christmas and other school formal events as part of Grace Faculty.
  • Serve as faculty member for selected clubs or sports. Volunteer for school trips, outreaches and international programs.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER (full-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding that the role that information technology plays in the academic experience. Teacher should have thorough and deep knowledge about the basic and advanced concepts of information technology.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology, Support Services & Networking or Education from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience. A current state license/certification is preferred.  CCTE, ITEA or ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome assessment process.
  • Possess excellent communication skills both in both verbal and written form.

Job Responsibilities

The information technology teacher will teach classes at the elementary, middle and upper school levels. The instructor needs to fulfill a wide range of duties and responsibilities as the field of information technology is developing rapidly, with new technology entering the market very often. The following duties and responsibilities of an information technology teacher include:

Academic:

  • Plan, develop and compile a comprehensive informational technology curriculum with the Professional Development Director with quality instruction infused.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st Century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner.
  • Introduce the basic concepts of information technology to the elementary students while familiarizing more complex programming and skills to the upper level student.
  • Understand the current technology so that the teacher can impart the latest knowledge to students depending on the level of the students.
  • Assess the learning capabilities of the students through effective interaction.
  • Perform all the basic day-to-day functions such as preparing teaching lesson plans, course work, projects and student evaluations.
  • Communicate with the parents and guardians of the student about individual progress and growth.
  • Instruct students in the proper use, care and safe handling of equipment.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with Dean of Students, Professional Development Director, Director of Student Success and fellow teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in study habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parents' meetings as well as other school related activities.
  • Attend regular chapel and devotional services as instructed.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.
  • Contribute to school safety by fulfilling drop-off day responsibilities.
  • Attend graduation, Christmas and other school formal events as part of Grace Faculty.
  • Serve as faculty member for selected clubs or sports. Volunteer for school trips, outreaches and international programs.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017. 


MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER (full-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding of the English language through reading, writing and speaking at the middle school level.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in English or its equivalent from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome understanding.

Job Responsibilities

Academic:

  • Plan, develop and compile a comprehensive language based educational program with quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st Century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner.
  • Prepare home assignments and test materials, evaluating the tests' results, and create innovative methods of teaching as per the students' varying backgrounds, learning style, and grasping power.
  • Provide learning material and language reference books to the students, utilizing available resources in school curriculum to monitor, access, and evaluate students' learning abilities.
  • Will be required to teach one High School English Class.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with lead, professional development and fellow middle school teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Develop the instructional program pertaining to the current educational trends and updating their knowledge on latest research based educational developments.
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in study habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parents' meetings as well as other school related activities.
  • Attend regular chapel and devotional services as instructed.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.
  • Contribute to school safety by fulfilling drop-off day responsibilities.
  • Attend graduation, Christmas and other school formal events as part of Grace Faculty.
  • Serve as faculty member for selected clubs or sports. Volunteer for school trips, outreaches and international programs.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


LIBRARY RESOURCES/MEDIA SPECIALIST 

Essential Qualities/Experience:

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching information and technology literacy needed for independent learning.
  •  Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of accountable student outcomes.
  • Ability to organize, catalogue, display, distribute and produce instructional materials.
  • Demonstrate competency with Microsoft Word,  Google Classroom, and learning the Alexandra Database system.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Job Responsibilities:

Academic:

  • Plan/organize annual school wide Book Fair.
  • Develop special events involving local authors coming to the school.
  • Organize the Summer Reading Program.
  • Promote literacy to all students especially for the Upper School.
  • Model effective research habits and promote a love for reading with rich literature.
  • Employ weekly lesson plans for both Lower and Middle School classes.
  • Teach information and technology literacy needed for independent learning.
  • Collaborate with teachers on the

 Administrative:

  • Provide an environment conducive to quick accessibility, good study habits, and development of proficient media users.
  • Apply technology and assist in the integration in the classroom.
  • Develop an environment conducive to quick accessibility, good study habits, and development of proficient media users
  • Collaborate with and supervise T.A.- teacher assistants/volunteers
  • Monitor/Supervise/Assist with students using the library at any time – especially during LEXIA
  • Model effective research habits and promote a love for reading with rich literature.
  • Organize, catalogue, display, distribute and produce instructional materials.
  • Ability to be flexible in order to accommodate teachers, students, parents/guardians/community members.
  • Promote Literacy to ALL AGES – especially Upper School.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS (part-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience:

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about promoting and expanding a competitive athletics program within the Upper school student body.
  •  Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Educational Administration from an accredited university or its equivalent.
  •  Previously directed athletic programs with minimum of two years’ experience or the equivalency in a sports related field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with administration, coaches and boosters to present a quality athletic program.
  • Recruits, trains, supervise and evaluate all coaching staff.
  • Schedules all athletic contests, referees and transportation needs.
  •  Maintains proper and necessary administrative and coaching personnel records including student-athletic medical examinations.
  • Enforces the athletic policies of the administration in cooperation with the regulations of the MDCC.
  • Attends all MDCC athletic director meetings as school representative.
  • Provides supervision for all home contests.
  • Co-ordinates the scheduling of facilities among athletic teams and other school events.
  • Monitors the development and implementation of athletic budget with school principal.
  • Upkeeps all athletic equipment and uniforms.
  • Develop annual “wish” list for Athletic Booster Club.
  • Compiles data concerning scores, participation for purposes of annual sports’ awards.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and annual revision of Coaches Athletic Policy Manual.
  • Responsible for monitoring and managing behavioral or performance issues among athletes, coaches, parents, spectators and officiating groups.
  • Monitor athlete eligibility.

Specific Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Engage boosters for fund raising opportunities.
  • Promote underwriting of all programs with prospective community donor.
  • Attend Principal/Athletic Meetings as assigned.
  • Create pre-season Emergency First Aid training sessions for coaches.
  • Perform post-season evaluation of coaching staff.
  • Continue viability of both novice golf and running programs.
  • Make recommendations for new athletic program.

Pay will commensurate with experience, educational level and availability.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER (full-time)

Essential Qualities/Experience:

  • Demonstrate a good moral character subscribing to the Christian principles and policies of Grace Academy.
  • Passionate about teaching to deepen the understanding of Mathematics at the High School level.
  • Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or its equivalent from an accredited university with 2-4 years of experience with a current state license/certification. ACSI certification is a plus.
  • Apply technology to the classroom as part of the student outcome understanding.

Job Responsibilities:

Academic:

  • Understand the school’s requirements to teach mathematics to high school students and create corresponding curriculum. 
  • Instruct Pre-calculus, Applied Mathematics, Algebra I, and preferably AP Calculus.
  • Work with school Professional Development Director, Lead Teacher and Upper School cohorts to chart out lesson plan requirements and prepare core lesson plans on both a weekly monthly basis.
  • Modify teaching plans according to varying needs of students.
  • Impart mathematics lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning pace of student.
  • Assist students in understanding and applying mathematical concepts.
  • Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with mathematical concepts.
  • Prepare and administer tests and assignments and grade papers according to school schedule.
  • Create reports to chart out students’ progress and communicate their achievements and limitations to parents.
  • Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results.
  • Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that issues are quickly and tactfully addressed.
  • Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts.
  • Develop key incentives to ensure students’ participation in class.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.
  • Utilize the various technological pedagogical tools in an interactive and meaningful fashion to meet the needs of the 21st century classroom with creative classroom management.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment for active student participation, preparing sound lesson plans, while posting timely student progress.
  • Implement and deliver quality instruction to students and execute the instructional program by demanding higher order thinking activities from students in a progressive manner.
  • Prepare home assignments and test materials, evaluating the tests' results, and creating innovative methods of teaching as per the students' varying backgrounds, learning style, and grasping power.
  • Provide learning material and language reference books to the students, utilizing available resources in school curriculum to monitor, access, and evaluate students' learning abilities.
  • Plan, develop and compile quality instruction infused with Biblical principles.

Administrative:

  • Collaborate with lead, professional development and fellow Upper School teachers for creating innovative methods of learning as per the students' abilities and requirements, and identifying the root of behavioral learning problems in students.
  • Optimize the use of Internet and other interactive technology for strengthening and supporting instructional programs with Instructional Technology Director.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy relationship with students, parents, and other working staff members, managing the students' behavior in the classroom and the school premises, and implementing appropriate behavior and dress code management program.
  • Develop the instructional program pertaining to the current educational trends and updating their knowledge on latest research based educational developments
  • Maintain the instructional process and evaluation system of the students per the Grace Academy Leadership Team standards.
  • Submit the students' progress reports and narratives to Sycamore identifying areas of weakness in the student for their overall improvement in studying habits, behavioral issues, and organizational skills.
  • File and upgrade all forms of physical and computerized documents, records, and reports of the students for general and academic records.
  • Participate in all important departmental and parent meetings, as well as other school-related activities.
  • Attend regular chapel and devotional services as instructed.
  • Monitor and supervise classrooms, school hallways, bathrooms and grounds.
  • Contribute to school safety by fulfilling morning drop-off responsibilities.
  • Attend graduation, Christmas and other school formal events as part of Grace faculty.
  • Serve as faculty member for selected clubs or sports.
  • Volunteer for school trips, outreaches and international programs.

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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


UPPER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

The Grace Academy Upper School Principal, reporting to the Headmaster, is responsible for all academic, administrative and cultural events from grades 6-12. Essential duties include curriculum development, scheduling, staffing, and review of faculty performance while creating an atmosphere conducive to all spiritual and scholarly pursuits. The safety and welfare of those assigned to the school is critical while encouraging the on-going betterment of the student body as growing and devoted Christians in a diverse global community. The Principal ensures all school activities are within budgetary guidelines.

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:

  • Complete minimum five years of teaching including lead teacher role with international experience.
  • Possesses a Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate educational field.
  • Effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills, decision making, conflict management and resolution skills.
  • Possesses an experiential centered philosophy of student learning which fosters high expectations for students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the planning and supervision of special school events.
  • Retains the commitment to introduce technology in administrative/teaching environment.

Duties:

  • Manage all day-to-day polices, regulations and procedures as they apply to students, faculty and staff.
  • Collaborate with Office Management Team – Registrar and Executive Assistant - to create a professional atmosphere in the central workplace area.
  • Partner with Leadership Team – Lower School Principal, Controller, Director of Professional Development,  Director of Marketing and Communication, Director of Student Success, Director of International and Special Programs, Dean of Students – to provide strong and visible leadership in the area of enrollment and retention.
  • Oversee the Athletic Program through the Director of Athletics.
  • Direct the supervision of school discipline through Director of Student Success and Dean of Students.
  • Publish a weekly electronic school update through Director of Marketing and Communication.
  • Attend Board Meetings with the School Headmaster as requested.
  • Create multi-level schedule involving Management Team to address all admission requests through the Registrar and the Director of Marketing and Communication.
  • Conduct the Graduation and Baccalaureate Programs via the Registrar/Headmaster, Board Chair.
  • Promote creative Chapel and Devotional programs to include external clergy and school faculty through the Dean of Students.
  • Develop a system of information sharing of student records and narratives with Grace Community through IT Director and Registrar.
  • Team with the Controller and Lower School Principal to approve all professional development requests.
  • Co-manage with Lower School Principal through Building and Grounds Committee (Headmaster, Controller and B&G Supervisor) an annual maintenance and update program with recommendations for upgrades, repairs, and security.
  • Build a visible relationship with Director of International and Special Programs to promote special events including the retention and growth of international student programs.
  • Engage Headmaster as needed for all essential administrative updates.
  • Direct all parental concerns to appropriate school personnel.
  • Interact with families and students with a sense of Christian good will, decency, respect and professionalism.

Salary: 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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.

Grace Academy celebrates its 40th anniversary this academic year and has been committed to quality Christian education since its inception. Located on a 33-acre campus just one mile from I-81 and one hour from Washington, D.C., Grace Academy is a non-denominational, independent school that serves students in the tri-state area age four through grade 12. The school has 11 athletic teams and has won a combined 23 MDCC Championship titles. Grace Academy is accredited by the State of Maryland and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE DIRECTOR (part-time)

Job Description:

The Before and After School program at Grace Academy is offered to serve working parents.  The position of Director is meant to provide oversight to the program and staff and serve as a liaison between the school and the Office of Childcare for the State of Maryland.  The director should establish a safe and effective program in accordance with state regulations and Grace Academy policy.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Exhibit a Christian lifestyle in speech and action.
  • Regularly attend a local church.
  • Agrees with the school’s statement of faith.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • 2 yrs. experience working or serving in a child educational setting.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must pass a Background screening.
  • Be willing to take necessary training outside of program hours to be certified.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the event a parent is late for pick up.

Hours:

Program operates Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. -8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.  On half days, the program operates from 12 p.m. -5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Program operates on a two-hour schedule if the school is operating on a two-hour delay. 

Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a safe and fun environment for kids both before and after school.
  • Plan and implement structured and safe programs.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Supervise assistants.
  • Schedule workers.
  • Submit monthly tuition charts to Business Manager.
  • Enforce school discipline policy and track discipline situations as they arise and report to respective Principal.
  • Maintain up to date files for each student in accordance with policies and regulations set by the Office of Childcare for the State of Maryland.
  • Keep daily snack schedule and purchase food and drink for daily snacks.
  • Maintain up to date training for all staff.
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the Aftercare room.
  • Prepare daily materials prior to the start of Aftercare as well as the disposal and storage of all items after.
  • Along with Administration the director will interview and hire respective staff/assistants.

Compensation:

This position is a P/T hourly position.

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. This position will be considered open until filled, but applications submitted by May 19, 2017 will be given priority consideration.


AFTER SCHOOL CARE ASSISTANT (part-time)

Job Description:

The Before and After School program at Grace Academy is offered to serve working parents.  The position of Assistant is meant assist with the safe and secure care of students who are enrolled in the Before and Aftercare program in accordance with the Office of Childcare for the State of Maryland and the policy of Grace Academy.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Exhibit a Christian lifestyle in speech and action.
  • Regularly attend a local church.
  • Agrees with the school’s statement of faith.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • 2 yrs. experience working or serving in a child educational setting.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must pass a Background screening.
  • Be willing to take necessary training outside of program hours to be certified.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the event a parent is late for pick up.

Hours:

Program operates Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. -8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.  On half days, the program operates from 12 p.m. -5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Program operates on a two-hour schedule if the school is operating on a two-hour delay. 

Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a safe and fun environment for kids both before and after school.
  • Plan and implement structured and safe programs.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Enforce school discipline policy and track discipline situations as they arise and report to respective Principal.
  • Assist with the service of the daily snack.
  • Maintain up to date training.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the Aftercare room.
  • Assist in the preparation of daily materials prior to the start of Aftercare as well as the disposal and storage of all items afterwards. 

Compensation:

This position is a P/T hourly position.

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. This position will be considered open until filled, but applications submitted by May 19, 2017 will be given priority consideration.


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION

The Grace Academy Director of Marketing and Communication, reporting to the Headmaster, is the lead public relations administrator for the school.  The Director is responsible for planning, development and implementation of marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.  This position participates with the Board of Directors, Headmaster, Upper and Lower School Principals and other management staff in enhancing the school image to the community.  The Director of Marketing and Communication is a member of the Grace Academy Management Team.

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:

  • Possesses Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations or an equivalent.
  • Complete minimum two years of marketing/communication, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrates effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills, decision making, conflict management and resolution skills.
  • Ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents and community.
  • Willingness to work extended hours in the promotion of special events.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in fund-raising and grant writing opportunities.

Duties:

  • Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Google-based applications; understanding of Sycamore system and supportive technology a plus.
  • Responsible for creating public relations materials including publications for registrar purposes, international and fine arts programs, athletics and special events.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Grace Academy publications.
  • Coordinate media interest in Grace Academy and 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 marketing and special events.
  • Aid Headmaster on relevant market research, surveys, seminar and PR events.
  • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance.
  • Act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to institutional priorities.

Salary: 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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.