Christian Faith School

Equipping the Next Generation

Spring 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

Christian Faith School is looking for a Band Teacher who could serve as a Fine Arts Director. This teacher will work in partnership with classroom teachers to promote the mission of CFS, while teaching junior high and high school students the joy of using their instrumental skills to worship and honor God.  The Band Teacher will teach 4th- 12th grade band and K-3 general  music.

Christian Faith School has a rich history of providing Christian education in the Puget Sound region.  Our preschool through 12th grade program educates 315 students this year; we believe God desires to grow our enrollment each year.  Once a church sponsored school, Christian Faith School is now a  separate non-profit, sharing the building with the original “parent” church.  We still enjoy a strong relationship with the church.

The mission of Christian Faith School is to “offer students a superior Bible-based education that equips them to be socially relevant and fully prepared for higher achievement.”  Teachers promote the mission by accomplishing the attached job description, which focuses on instilling a love for Jesus in each heart while educating the next generation to impact their world for Him.

We will hire someone whose life is committed to the truth of God’s Word, who is a born-again Christian and who has a passion for impacting the lives of K-12 students.   Experience in a Christian school is preferred.

We invite you to complete the attached application for this full-time  position and return it to our HR department:  Stephanie Pond at  stephaniep@christianfaithschool.com.   We anticipate God’s blessing on you and on Christian Faith School as we seek His plan.

Serving Him,
Debbie Schindler, Head of School

 

Fine Arts Director Job Description

Title: Band/Fine Arts Teacher                                                                                                                                                 Department: Administration
Reports to: Head of School
Job Summary

The Band/Fine Arts Teacher is responsible for the continuing excellence of the CFS fine arts program.  He/she promotes each of the areas of fine arts – visual art, drama, vocal music and instrumental music — and provides leadership to the fine arts faculty.  TheBand/Fine Arts Teacher will engage in effective community outreach to expand the voice of CFS in the greater Tacoma/Seattle area. TheBand/Fine Arts Teacher is a member of the Advancement Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Support the mission of CFS through fine arts

· Provide a Biblical world view to the purpose and involvement of CFS in fine arts

· Recruit students for the various fine arts classes and programs

· Recommend to the Dean of Academics the purchase of equipment, music and supplies

· Assist in recruiting and interviewing fine arts teachers who are in agreement with the mission of CFS

· Be available to interview fine arts teachers

· Produce two music concerts and two art shows each year.  (They can be on the same evenings.)

· Prepare students and participate in the ACSI Elementary Music Festival, JH and HS Musicales

· Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

· Must be able to listen carefully and respond with grace and understanding to all members of the school community.

· Must be able to manage time and prioritize daily and weekly tasks.

· Must be a born again, Spirit filled Christian who is in agreement with the CFS mission and vision, doctrinal statement, values, philosophy of education and policies.

Work Hours and Compensation

The Band/Fine Arts Teacher is a part-time, year round responsibility.  The hours vary with the time of year and events being scheduled.  The wage is based on experience, qualifications and obvious skill.

Please Note:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Teacher Job Description:

Responsible to:   Head of School

Type of position: Contracted, exempt employee who is paid on a salaried basis.

Required Spiritual Qualities

It is expected that the CFS teacher will …

· Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God—our standard for faith and practice.

· Acknowledge Christ as Savior and seek to live life as His disciple.

· Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth as evidenced by his or her prayer life, Bible study, and spiritual outreach to others

· Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others (Luke 6:40), including being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct.

· Share the Christian faith with other people.

· Live in a Christ-centered home.

·  Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church.

· Believe and actively support the school’s statement of faith (attached).

· Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in life..

· Have a conviction that God has called him/her to Christian school ministry.

· Reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.

· Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.

· Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.

· Reflect and teach the mission, vision and core beliefs of the school.

Required Personal Qualities/Functions

It is expected that the CFS teacher will …

· Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6, NIV).

· Be an enthusiastic visionary, an encourager, and a self-starter with a high energy level.

· Teach using best educational practices, including teaching to the learning target, student engagement and assessment.

· Manage the classroom and individual students with a firm, grace-filled accountability to high behavioral expectations.

· Manage the details of reporting attendance and grades on the school management software with efficiency and accuracy.

· Demonstrate sensitivity toward staff, parent, volunteers, and children, and an ability to interact effectively with them.

· Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.

· Collaborate with other staff as needing to support open houses, student showcases and development events as requested by the Head of School.

· Understand the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality in the operation of the classroom and school.

· Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with courtesy, patience, friendliness, dignity, respect, and a good sense of humor.

· Defend Biblical principles and convictions in the face of pressure and partisan influence.

· Recognize her/his mistakes and take measures to correct them.

· Be a team player.

· Use acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speak with clear articulation.

· Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.

· Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the school community.

· Place her/his school ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.

· Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, and good taste consistent with school policy.

Please Note:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

To apply for this job email your details to stephaniep@christianfaithschool.com