Website Pacific Christian Academy

Equipping the Next Generation

Spring 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

Are you looking for a place to educate students in God’s truth while teaching them leadership and life skills? Pacific Christian Academy is looking for a Fine Arts Teacher teacher who will work in unity with committed and passionate staff to accomplish the school mission.

Pacific Christian Academy has a rich history of providing Christian education in the Puget Sound region. Our Early Education through 12th grade program will educate approximately 250 students this fall, in an in-person classroom setting. Once a church–sponsored school, Pacific Christian Academy is now a separate non-profit, leasing space from the original “parent” church. We still enjoy a strong relationship with the church.

The mission of Pacific Christian Academy is to “offer families a superior Bible-based education that equips student to be socially relevant leaders who are 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 the world for Him.

Our desire is to hire a qualified teacher who is a born-again Christian, whose life is committed to the truth of God’s word, and who has passion for equipping students to lead.

We invite you to complete the attached application for this position and return it to our HR manager, Koren Leggett at kleggett@pacifichristianwa.com. We anticipate God’s blessing on you and on Pacific Christian Academy as we seek His plan.

Serving Him,
Debbie Schindler

Pacific Christian Academy
Job Description

Title: Fine Arts Teacher: Vocal and/or Instrumental
Hired by: Head of School
Reports to: Head of School and Dean of Academics
Supervises: Students
Evaluated by: Head of School and Dean of Academics
Work in unity with: Teaching Staff

Job Summary
Every teacher is expected to live a Christ-like life and be a role model as outlined in the Bible. Fine Arts is an amazing place to point students to Jesus, as God Himself is the greatest Creator. Teachers are responsible to accomplish the mission of the school in collaboration with fellow instructors.

Required Spiritual Qualities
It is expected that the PCA 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
o 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.
o Share the Christian faith with other people.
o Have a Christ-centered home.
o Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church.
• Believe and actively support the school’s statement of faith (see PCA website).
• Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people.
• 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 PCA 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 objective/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.
• Attend 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 principles and conviction in the face of pressure and partisan influence.
• Recognize her/his mistakes and take measures to correct them.
• Be a collaborative team player.
• Use acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speak with clear articulation.
• Respectfully submit and be loyal to those in authority.
• Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the PCA and local 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.

Required Professional Qualities/Functions
It is expected that the PCA teacher will …
• Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.
• Hold ACSI certification or be willing to participate in a program to complete the requirements for certification within a specified time period.
• Demonstrate a reasonable level of computer literacy, having a basic proficiency in word processing, creating and using a spreadsheet, producing an attractive newsletter, e-mail, and accessing the Internet.
• Possess evidence of other adequate preparation, background, or experience as determined by the Head of School.
• Seek and accept constructive evaluation of her or his own job performance.
• Attend all PCA Professional Development and workshops recommended by the Head of School.
• Attend all meetings, during and after school, as requested by the Head of School.
• Encourage students by attending school events as able.

General
• Teach classes as requested by the Head of School
• Ensure adequate supervision for students during the school day and for school events
• Facilitate a strong sense of school spirit throughout the school.
• Complete the responsibilities outlined in the Teacher Handbook.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Potential Opportunity
• We are looking for a teacher who could also lead as a Director.

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 PCA mission and vision, doctrinal statement, values, philosophy of education and policies.
• Must be able to manage the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of the job.

Work Hours and Compensation
Teaching position is a full time, year round responsibility. The hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Salary is based on qualifications and work experience. Full benefits include a 50% PCA full time student tuition discount for eligible EE-12 dependents, and 75% medical, dental and vision insurance.

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 kleggett@pacifichristianwa.com