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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 2018-19 academic year. 


Finance Secretary

Job Description:

The Grace Academy Finance Secretary, reporting to the Headmaster, will  oversee and monitor the following financial matters: budgeting, financial reporting, contracts, banking relations, accounting, cash management, payroll, insurance, capital budgets, and risk management.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exhibit a Christian role model in attitude, speech and action toward others

  • Possess a minimum one year of related finance/business experience  preferably in a school setting

  • Prefer an Associates Degree or higher in an appropriate business/accounting field

  • Experience working with Quickbooks

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with CPA to complete annual financial reviews for submission to IRS,  bank, school board, and other organizations as necessary

  • Possess effective collaborative, organizational, oral and written communication skills

  • Possess excellent ability to work productively with faculty, staff, parents, and community

  • Direct and manage all tuition and business-related money to the school. Maintain an effective record and acknowledgment system of financial transactions

  • Gain an understanding of the various programs available using FACTS

  • Oversee the maintenance of up-to-date and accurate records for all financial transactions

  • Maintain international program transactions

  • Maintain income and expense records for all school activities/programs, including athletic, trip accounts, fundraisers, PI, SGA, retreats, performing arts, library, etc.

  • Follow up on all past due accounts with monthly communication

  • Confer with administration for all past due accounts

  • Oversee the FACTS tuition assistance application process

  • Prepare, in collaboration with the school administration, the annual income and expense budget for board approval

  • Advise the school administration of actual spending compared to budget

  • Advise the school administration of trends in receipts and disbursements

  • Prepare long-term budget projections, as needed, to assist the school board and the administration in long-term planning for the school

  • Maintain relationships with vendors

  • Prepare all bills for authorization, confirming reasonableness and accuracy of the bill.

  • Prepare checks for authorized signature

  • Arrange and negotiate all insurance coverage, and handle all insurance claims

  • Invest excess cash in accordance with school board policies

  • Keep authorized signers for financial accounts/transactions current

  • Prepare all bank deposits

  • Reconcile all bank accounts

  • Keep accurate employee payroll records

  • Negotiate benefit rates and options with vendors

  • Monitor liability and workers compensation insurance claims on a monthly basis

  • Evaluate spending for utilities: electric supply contracts, propane gas, and phone/internet services

  • Advise the school administration, and the school board as requested, involving personnel and benefits

  • Prepare benefit information for the school employee handbook

  • Oversee the school’s food services accounts

  • Assist administration in other financial projects as needed

 

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

 


Technology Education Teacher

Provides quality standards-based instruction in Technology Education (Pre-Engineering, Coding, Google Apps, Microsoft Office); assesses and encourages student progress; manages an effective learning environment to maximize student achievement.

Computer Science: Responsible for providing instruction on a wide range of computer science courses, including an introductory Google Apps and Microsoft Office course, Programming with Python, Web Programming (JavaScript, PHP, MySQL), and/or college-level computer science courses.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Must be eligible to work towards obtaining an ACSI and/ or Maryland License with the appropriate endorsement to teach Technology Education. Must have experience in one or more of the following: Engineering and Electronics, Modeling/Simulation, Computer Science, and/or Computer Systems Technology (Networking). Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Teacher will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator.

Job Description:

  • Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in technology education to students.
  • Plans a technology education program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes activities for optimal learning.
  • Instructs students in the proper use, care and safe handling of equipment.
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
  • Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment and tools.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions and field trips. Evaluates each student’s growth in knowledge and skills in the course being taught.
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  • Supervises students in assigned out of classroom activities during the working day.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Administers testing in accordance with testing practices.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Assists the Director of Technology as assigned and needed

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER COACH

Qualificiations:

  • 21 years or older. Soccer coaching experience required. Must pass background check.

Job Description:

  • Follows and maintains knowledge of all MDCC and NFHS policy(ies) and procedures.
  • Instructs and demonstrates skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team achievement in the sport.
  •  Enforces discipline policies and emphasizes sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles.
  • Plans and sets-up activities, practices and games.
  •  Maintains a safe environment and facilities for student athletes at all times.
  • Develops appropriate training programs and practice schedules.
  • Supervises students in locker rooms at home and away games and ensures appropriate behavior.
  • Travels with student athletes on the team bus and or van both to and from games.
  •  Ensures that proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of all athletic equipment and uniforms and updated inventories are adhered to.
  •  Makes recommendations regarding the purchase of uniforms, equipment and supplies.
  • Works with the athletic director in preparing practice and game schedules.
  • Maintains necessary records and completes required paperwork in a specified time and manner.
  • Ensures that proper form(s) (insurance, concussion, medical) obtained and current.
  • Ensures that medical and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff, parents and officials and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
  • Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records and inquiries.
  • Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff and students.
  • Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Responsible for leading spiritual devotions and prayer with team.
  • Demonstrates Christian values in and outside of employment

SCIENCE TEACHER 6-12

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a major or minor in Secondary Science 6-12
  • Interest in coaching Middle and/or High School team sports or extracurricular activities
  • Preference given to teachers with state certification

Job Description:

Grace Academy is a K-12 Christian School looking for a full-time 6-12 Science teacher to develop in each student an awareness of the role of science in society from a biblical worldview; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principals, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving; to discover and develop special God given talents of students in scientific fields, with a biblical world view.  Teacher must be able to teach Biology, Earth and Space Science, and if possible Physics and/or Environmental Science.  The science curriculum is based on Next Generation Science Standards.  

  • Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, earth science, biology, physics, physiology to secondary students
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specific to curriculum and school regulations and procedures of the school
  • Explains a scientific program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, lab experiments; organizes lab activities for optimum learning
  • Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standards or teacher prepared instructional aids
  • Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students and to accommodate where a variety of projects and experiments are being completed simultaneously
  • Instructs students in the proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant/animal life
  • Provides safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for productive classroom management during class, lab, and field trips
  • Evaluates each student's growth in knowledge and skills, and scientific attitudes in course content
  • Selects and request books, instructional materials, instructional aids, science equipment, chemical, and supplies and maintains inventory records as required
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service activities provided by the school
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff in helping students solve problems
  • Participates in curriculum and other development programs
  • Assist students in selection and development of individual research projects
  • Teaches creation from a biblical perspective and identifies Darwin's Theory of Evolution as a scientific theory
  • Cooperates in various science clubs, extracurricular activities, and fairs
  • Communicates with parents and the school guidance counselor on student progress
  • Supervises students as assigned during the school day
  • Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities
  • Participates with the school administration in the formal observation/evaluation process
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the administrator
  • Demonstrates Christian values in and outside of employment

Custodial Position

30 hrs per week / 52 Weeks

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Minimum one (1) years’ experience in the field of building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment to perform minor maintenance and operations duties including the assembling of furniture.
  • Ability to use computer systems to perform work functions including but not limited to receive and send e-mails.
  • Willingness to participate in in-service training programs.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Role Responsibilities:

Working under the direction of the Lead Custodian

  • Maintain the physical plant of a K-12 school.
  •     All phases of interior cleaning by using hand and machine tools.
  •     Acquire and develop knowledge of the school's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  •     Develop proficiency in the function, use, and care of all emergency lighting, fire protection and security systems.
  •     Perform and direct all phases of grounds-keeping including necessary snow removal.
  •    Operate outdoor power equipment
  •    Climb ladders, change ceiling tiles and light bulbs
  •    Make minor repairs to equipment and buildings.
  •    Make monthly safety checks of the entire facility.
  •    Maintain and operate all types of mechanical equipment.
  •    Provide required services to the athletic facilities and programs.
  •    Work closely with the Lead Custodian in the implementation of all duties.
  •    Assist the principal and other professional staff with co-curricular and extracurricular activities as appropriate.
  •     Provide custodial services to groups using schools after hours and on non-school days.

 

  • Essential Job Functions:
  •         Coordinate with Lead Custodian duties to be completed
  •         Complete cleaning during the summer
  •         Communicate regularly with the Lead Custodian
  •         Demonstrate courteous and professional demeanor to all stakeholders of Grace Academy
  •  Other duties as may be assigned.