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


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.


JV GIRLS VOLLEYBALL COACH

Requirements/responsibilities:

  • some experience in volleyball.
  • ability to effectively communicate and work with student athletes, parents and staff.
  • reports to the athletic director.
  • some experience working with children and youth preferred.
  • must be 21 or older.

Compensation: This position is a season, stipend-based position. 

Please contact athleticdirector@graceacademyapps.org ASAP if interested!


MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL COACH

Requirements/responsibilities:

  • some experience in volleyball.
  • ability to effectively communicate and work with student athletes, parents and staff.
  • reports to the athletic director.
  • some experience working with children and youth preferred.
  • must be 21 or older.

Compensation: This position is a season, stipend-based position. 

Please contact athleticdirector@graceacademyapps.org ASAP if interested!


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER COACH

Requirements/responsibilities:

  • coaching experience preferred.
  • high school or college playing experience preferrred.
  • ability to effectively communicate and work with student athletes, parents and staff.
  • reports to the athletic director.
  • some experience working with children and youth preferred.
  • must be 21 or older.

Compensation: This position is a season, stipend-based position. 

Please contact athleticdirector@graceacademyapps.org ASAP if interested!


MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER COACH

Requirements/responsibilities:

  • some experience in soccer.
  • ability to effectively communicate and work with student athletes, parents and staff.
  • reports to the athletic director.
  • some experience working with children and youth preferred.

Compensation: This position is a season, stipend-based position. 

Please contact athleticdirector@graceacademyapps.org ASAP if interested!


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. Deadline is July 21, 2017.