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5th Grade Teacher

  • Teacher
  • Midwest

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy

610 Hillcrest Drive, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Position Description

Job Summary
The Teacher shall prayerfully help students learn attitudes, skills and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible Christians. The position demonstrates enthusiasm and advocacy for Hillcrest in all interactions; and plans a program of study that utilizes classical instruction techniques.

Position Requirements
-Reflect the purpose of the school; honoring Christ in every class and in every activity
-Motivate students to accept God’s gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith
-Cooperate with the administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school
-Teach classes as assigned; integrate biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities
-Keep proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises
-Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom
-Plan a program of study that utilizes classical instruction techniques
-Recognize the need for good public relations; represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the public
-Demonstrate enthusiasm and advocacy for Hillcrest in all interactions
-Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity and consideration; communicate student progress effectively
-Follow the Matthew 18 principles regarding questions, concerns, or problems or when dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff and administration
-Maintain a teachable attitude
-Attend and participate in scheduled meetings, trainings, and/or gatherings
-Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature
-Maintain professional appearance and interact cooperatively with others
-Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations and outings, as assigned
-Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
-Support the broader program of the school by attending extracurricular activities
-Place his/her teaching ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities
-Perform other related and non-related tasks as assigned

Personal Qualities
-Have received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior
-Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith and Christian philosophy of education
-Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech and actions toward others; including being committed to God’s Biblical standards for sexual conduct (Luke 6:40)
-Be a member in good standing at a local church that has a Statement of Faith in agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith
-Believe that the Bible is God’s Word and standard for faith and daily living
-Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and be prepared to assist them in that task

Skills and Abilities
-Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with strong constituency building skill; able to interact with students and families from various backgrounds
-Have spiritual maturity, academic ability and personal leadership qualities
-Work without daily oversight
-Confident, enthusiastic, and capable
-Able to manage necessary software and database
-Use acceptable English in written and oral communication; speak with clear articulation
-Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance and punctuality
-Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority

Education and Experience
-Bachelor’s Degree, certified or certifiable
-Previous experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office is preferred

Physical Requirements
-Walking, standing, and sitting throughout the day
-Able to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally
-Able to move safely over various terrain, between buildings, up/down stairs

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