Role and Responsibilities * Attain an ACSI 2-year Temporary Certificate within the first year of employment and an ACSI Standard Certificate in your teaching discipline within 3 years of employment. * Display a deep knowledge of Spanish and its application to our lives. * Display the ability to connect Biblical Truth to high school students’ lives. * Demonstrate a passion for ministering to students through teaching Spanish, counseling, encouragement, and mentoring. * Teach Spanish and other classes utilizing the latest research and best practices. * Promote student engagement to inspire and encourage progress while supporting and strengthening the learning capabilities of each student. * Maintain a healthy learning environment for the students in the classroom as well as instruction while monitoring and managing students’ behavior, including appropriate enforcement of student behavior rules. * Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and on career issues. * Teach classes assigned following the prescribed scope and sequence as scheduled by the Administrator/Principal. * Maintain records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance, and behavior. Establish and adjust course syllabi outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines and school goals, modifying plans based on student diagnostic and assessment procedures. * Be open to supervising an extra-curricular activity. * Adhere to Valley Christian policies, procedures/processes, and codes Qualifications, Education and Experience * The candidate must be a professing and maturing Christian enthusiastically supporting Valley Christian’s statement of faith and mission statements. * Must have and maintain a valid level one IVP fingerprint card * Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license * Training in Spanish and best practices in teaching required * A Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Education or a related field from an accredited college is required; Master’s degree preferred. * 3-5 years teaching experience preferred * Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to develop authentic relationships with students, and to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. * The demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, follow through, and manage multiple priorities to ensure that goals are met. * Strong technology skills, in particular thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, is required. Physical Requirements * Must be able to work during prolong periods of standing and sitting * Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times Background Check Statement VCS conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Instructions to Apply Attach a single document, which includes: a cover letter; resume; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Resume should include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/91 to 8/98), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the qualifications of this position. Candidates who do not meet qualifications will not be considered. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE NOTE: Valley Christian Schools™ does not discriminate in the employment of individuals based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. However, Valley Christian Schools is a Christian educational institution and, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. It is our desire to build an employee community of individuals who are currently actively living out their Christian faith.
About Us Valley Christian Schools offer students in grades K-12 big school opportunities in a small school environment. Established in 1982, Valley Christian provides 700+ students a distinctly Christian education with excellent academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine areas and a supporting community that encourages spiritual growth and the success of our students in and out of the classroom. We have campuses in Chandler and Tempe, Arizona. Valley Christian is ranked as one of the Top 50 Christian high schools in the U.S. by The Best Schools. Over the last five years, 97% of students have gone on to college and have averaged more than $55,000 in college scholarships. Beginning in 2018-19, we started a Junior High (grades 7 & 8) in Tempe and in 2019-20 started grades K-6 on another campus also in Tempe. For more information visit, https://valleychristianaz.org/ Valley Christian Schools in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area seeks a full-time High School Spanish Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates must display a deep knowledge of Spanish and how it applies to students’ lives. Individuals must be adept with technology and familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite. The successful applicant will demonstrate a passion for ministering to teenagers through teaching Spanish. Mission Statement The mission of Valley Christian is that students know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, live like Him, and prepare academically, physically, socially, and spiritually, so they are enabled to make a difference in the world.