Northern Colorado Christian Academy

Teacher Job Description

Job Summary:

Any teacher shall prayerfully seek God’s will in helping students learn attitudes, skills and subject matter that will help students develop as mature, able, and responsible Christian leaders to the praise and glory of God.

Reports to:  

Northern Colorado Christian Academy Administrator

Qualifications:

  1. Must be a “born again” Christian who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:3; I Peter 1:23; Rom 10:9)
  2. Must be a person of true Christian character, experience and example, demonstrating Spirit led maturity, stability, integrity and dependability. (I Peter 5:3)
  3. Must have read and understood the statement of faith of Northern Colorado Christian Academy and must agree not to teach or advocate a position that would be contrary to any of these elements in these statements. Must be in agreement with the statement without mental reservation.
  4. Must faithfully support and attend a local church whose beliefs are in essential agreement with the statement of faith of Northern Colorado Christian Academy. (Hebrews 10:25)
  5. Must demonstrate a sense of God’s calling to the teaching profession and be a person of spiritual maturity with academic and leadership abilities that allow him/her to “train up a child in the way he should go” as an extension of the home.
  6. Must hold a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited postsecondary institution. Must hold or be qualified to hold ACSI certification and/or a teaching credential.
  7. Must possess the necessary subject matter mastery and instructional proficiency to achieve curriculum goals.
  8. Must have a demonstrated love for children and love for the Lord.
  9. As determined by the NCCA Administrator, may evidence other adequate preparation, background, experience, or qualifications.

Spiritual Responsibilities:

  1. Exemplify commitment to NCCA’s mission, vision, core values and educational philosophy.
  2. Faithfully support and attend a local church whose beliefs are in essential agreement with the statement of faith of NCCA.
  3. Serve as a Christian role model in attitude, speech and actions both on and off the job in a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  4. Model the disciplines of Christian life, including scripture memorization and study, prayer, witnessing and unity in Christian fellowship.
  5. Utilize biblical principles, including the Matthew 18 principle, to resolve differences with students, parents, and other employees.
  6. Present the gospel to students so by the will of God students may accept God’s gift of salvation and grow in their faith.
  7. Encourage parents and staff in their spiritual growth as opportunities arise.
  8. Support the role of parents as those primarily responsible before God for their child’s education.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to the development of the whole child-spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social.

Instructional Responsibilities:

  1. Foster treasured partnerships with parents through truthful, positive, effective, and frequent communication.
  2. Maintain and implement applicable curriculum maps.
  3. Develop and sequence long-term and short-term instructional plans that support student learning and meet established instructional goals.
  4. Support a healthy learning environment through effective and appropriate biblical discipline.
  5. Possess a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress through effective and varied learning assessments. Monitor learning, provide appropriate feedback to students and parents, and utilize assessment results to inform instruction.
  6. Keep students, parents, and NCCA administrator adequately informed of progress or deficiencies.
  7. Create an environment that supports student learning through effective management of instruction, procedures, students, class climate, and physical environment.
  8. Utilize effective instructional strategies and activities that maximize learning and reflect sound educational practice.
  9. Meet the individual needs of the students, differentiating instruction and assessment.
  10. Design instruction that evidences subject matter mastery, the Classical Christian philosophy and an awareness of NCCA academic standards.
  11. Integrate a biblical worldview throughout the curriculum.
  12. Utilize professional development and resources to support student learning.

Professional Responsibilities:

  1. Cooperate with the NCCA administrator and the NCCA board of directors in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school. Communicate through the proper channels if policy or procedural conflicts arise.
  2. Contribute to campus safety by following established safety and security protocol, emergency procedures, and child abuse and neglect reporting requirements.
  3. Grow professionally through educational opportunities, self-reflection, and informal and formal evaluations.
  4. Work well independently and collaboratively, handling challenges with grace, patience, understanding and flexibility.
  5. Seet the counsel of the NCCA administrator, and colleagues while maintaining a teachable attitude.
  6. Attend and participate in staff orientation, teacher workdays, accreditation, faculty, and parent meetings.
  7. Maintain positive public relations by representing the school in a favorable and professional manner to all stakeholders and the public.
  8. Maintain standards of professional confidentiality, discernment, and discretion.
  9. Focus on ministry responsibilities during work hours and prioritize the school ministry ahead of outside or volunteer work.