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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. Deadline is May 19, 2017.


 

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.