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WELCOME TO CAREERS AT PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Thank you for your interest in Pioneer Valley Christian Academy.

 

FACULTY POSITIONS

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy
Upper School Spanish Teacher
Job Description

Job Summary:
The Upper School Spanish teacher will teach Spanish courses to Upper School students from beginner to advanced levels, using the target language as the primary language of instruction and advancing student’s curiosity and knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Reports to: Upper School Principal

Evaluation: Annual written evaluation conducted by the US principal

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university

Certifications: ACSI; Certified in Spanish Education (preferred).

Criteria: Beyond degree and certification requirements, the Spanish teacher will be a mature Christian with a solid understanding of and commitment to Christian education, a clear support of PVCA’s mission and vision, and a heart of service and humility towards coworkers, students, and families.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Effectively teach multiple levels of Spanish, from beginner to Advanced Placement.
2. Uses Comprehensible Input to prepare materials, write curriculum, and deliver lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students.
3. Encourage students to listen attentively, fully participate, and actively engage in the language learning process.
4. Conduct research on teaching methods, materials, and language activities appropriate for use in the classroom, staying current in developments of best professional practice for language learning.
5. Schedule and prepare students for oral and written assessments.
6. Teach students about Spanish culture, festivals, traditional food, fashion, and social conventions, helping them to cultivate an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures.
7. Organizing fun events where students can showcase their Spanish language skills.
8. Other responsibilities as required. (depending on the number of enrolled students, Spanish language courses may not be a full-time teaching load).

STAFF POSITIONS

Daytime Housekeeper

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Fill out the above application and email to careers@pvcama.org or jkeegan@pvcama.org.

4 hours/day, School days only

Job Details:

Pay: Based on experience

Job type: part-time, school days only

Shift and schedule: Monday – Friday when school is in session, 10AM – 2PM (flexible)

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is a private, non-denominational Christian school in Springfield, Massachusetts serving preschool through grade twelve students. Founded in 1972, the Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The mission of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is to offer a thorough Christian education, based on the authoritative Word of God, with the ultimate goal of training students to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.

The Academy strives to provide a college preparatory, liberal arts curriculum, emphasizing Christian morals and ethics, and Christian standards of discipline and instruction. The Academy desires that students learn the relevance of Christianity to our culture. It aspires to graduate students who are spiritually, academically, physically, and socially mature and prepared to invest their lives influencing society for the glory of God.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The daytime housekeeper must support the mission, philosophy, and vision of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy (PVCA). The daytime housekeeper must model Christian ideals and be committed to uphold high Christian standards, serving as a Christian role model (I Timothy 4:12) both in and out of school. The daytime housekeeper must be a born-again believer of Jesus Christ with spiritual maturity. The daytime housekeeper is responsible for supporting the Facilities Department in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the facilities rooms, furnishings, equipment, and entrances. The daytime housekeeper reports to the Director of Facilities.

REQUIRED SPIRITUAL QUALITIES

It is expected that the daytime housekeeper will:

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

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

· believe and actively support the Academy’s Statement of Faith.

· 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).

· sign and live by the school’s Lifestyle Statement and Declaration of Moral Integrity as a condition for employment and continued employment in this ministry in regard to God’s Biblical standards for sexual conduct.

· evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people.

· share the Christian faith with others.

· actively participate in a local Bible-believing church.

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

It is expected that the daytime housekeeper will:

· have experience in housekeeping services.

· possess a high school diploma or GED.

· possess effective communication skills.

· have the ability to work collaboratively and constructively.

· possess organizational and time management skills.

· maintain a courteous, professional, and respectful attitude in all situations.

· have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

REQUIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES

It is expected that the daytime housekeeper 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.

· understand the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality.

· be committed to Christian education as evidenced by the enrollment of his or her own K-12 school-age children in PVCA.

· respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.

· have the ability to multitask.

· use wise judgement and have the ability to work independently.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONCIBILITIES:

The daytime housekeeper will:

· work under the direction of the Director of Facilities performing cleaning and maintaining of the school building.

· perform work such as daily cleaning of floors, walls, windows, toilets, furniture, vacuums carpets, dry/wet mopping tile floors and other associated work.

· perform work that requires the ability to perform manual labor including emptying trash, occasional lifting and moving furniture, moving supplies and equipment and performs other related duties as requested.

· deliver supplies.

· prepare the building for authorized events.

· provide quality customer service for building users.

· report vandalism, mechanical malfunctions, broken windows, doors, and other building damage.

· aid in maintaining safe and effective building operations.

· maintain regular and punctual attendance.

· perform other duties as assigned.

· demonstrate effective and reliable work habits, including regular and punctual attendance, and shows a willingness to learn new work skills.

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The daytime housekeeper position is physically demanding. The person must possess significant strength and physical ability to lift a minimum of, 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, withstand heat, and perform all duties as assigned.

Disclaimer or provisions: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.

Educational Therapist

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy
Educational Therapist
Job Description

Job Summary:
The Educational Therapist provides instruction and therapy to the assigned learning disabled students using the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) model of intervention.

Reports to: Student Services Director

Evaluation: Annual written evaluation conducted by the Student Services Director

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; advanced degree preferred

Certifications: ACSI; NILD Level I certification is required; pursuit of additional level of certification is expected.

Criteria: Beyond degree and certification requirements, the Educational Therapist will be a mature Christian with a solid understanding of and commitment to Christian education, a clear support of PVCA’s mission and vision, and a heart of service and humility towards coworkers, students, and families.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Conduct regularly scheduled educational therapy sessions as assigned and assign appropriate homework to meet student needs.
2. Conduct initial educational testing and write initial testing reports.
3. Employ those instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for the individual program of the student.
4. Be responsible for management of assigned therapy station and materials.
5. Train the parents of each student in appropriate methods of assisting the student with his/her homework and Rhythmic Writing, conduct a parent reporting conference, and initiate and maintain ongoing communication with parents.
6. Maintain adequate records.
7. Request instructional materials needed for use in therapy.
8. Schedule monthly parent observations.
9. Attend and participate in scheduled faculty meetings and Discovery Program parent meetings.
10. Take advantage of opportunities that will improve professional development, such as graduate courses, seminars, and conferences.
11. Consult with classroom teachers regularly and make periodic observations of students.
12. Attend the regular classroom parent-teacher conference held in November.

 

Marketing Coordinator

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy
Marketing Coordinator
Job Description

Job Summary:

The Marketing Coordinator will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the Academy’s brand identity, ensuring alignment with our mission, vision, and core values. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of marketing expertise, social media management skills, and creative talents to effectively engage with our target audience.

Reports to: Development Director

Evaluation: Annual written evaluation conducted by the Development Director

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field, from an accredited college/university

Additional Qualifications:

1. Beyond degree and certification requirements, the Marketing Coordinator will be a mature Christian with a solid understanding of and commitment to Christian education, a clear support of PVCA’s mission and vision, and a heart of service and humility towards coworkers, students, and families.

2. Proven experience in marketing, preferably in an educational or nonprofit setting.

3. Proficiency in social media management and analytics tools.

4. Strong photography and videography skills.

5. Experience with video editing software (e.g., WeVideo, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro).

6. Familiarity with website management platforms, particularly WordPress.

7. Ability to adapt to new technologies and tools, including the PVCA app.

8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

9. Creative thinker with a keen eye for detail and design.

10. Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

11. Develop and design all print media materials, including brochures, flyers, posters, and event materials, to effectively communicate the Academy’s message and offerings.

12. Continuously evaluate and refine print media strategies to maximize impact and effectiveness.

13. Maintain a library of print media assets and templates for easy access and reuse.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Maintain and enhance the Academy’s brand identity, ensuring consistency across all communication channels.

2. Develop and implement strategies to promote the Academy’s mission, vision, and core values through various marketing initiatives.

3. Manage the Academy’s social media outlets, including content creation, scheduling, and community engagement.

4. Utilize and maintain an editorial calendar to plan and organize content effectively.

5. Experience with Meta Business Suite to optimize social media performance and analytics.

6. Capture high-quality photographs and videos to support marketing campaigns and initiatives.

7. Proficient in video editing to create engaging visual content for social media platforms.

8. Manage and update the Academy’s website, ensuring content accuracy, relevance, and user experience.

9. Experience with WordPress is a plus.

10. Willingness to learn and manage the PVCA app to enhance communication and engagement within the Academy community.

11. Demonstrate strong writing and communication skills to effectively convey the Academy’s message across various platforms.

 

Part-time Preschool Teacher's Aide

We are currently accepting applications for a preschool teacher’s aide. Please fill out the Staff Application 03-20-2023 and send your resume to Elementary Principal, Malissa Feragne at mferagne@pvcama.org.  For more information, call the main office Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-3:00 PM.

 

Substitute Teacher

We are currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers. Please complete the Application for Substitute Teacher and return it to Dr. Joshua Keegan, Head of School.

 

FACULTY POSITIONS

If you are interested in applying for a faculty positions, download the application below and bring it to our admissions office.

For more information, email: jkeegan@pvcama.org

STAFF POSITIONS

If you are interested in applying for a staff position or would like more information about current openings, email jkeegan@pvcama.org

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Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

965 Plumtree Rd. Springfield, MA 01119
P: (413) 782-8031  |  F: (413) 782-8033
admissions@pvcama.org

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Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

965 Plumtree Rd. Springfield, MA 01119
P: (413) 782-8031  |  F: (413) 782-8033
admissions@pvcama.org

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy is one of New England's Private Christian Schools located in Springfield, MA. We offer students access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy stands apart from other outstanding schools in New England by combining an exceptional education with Christian faith.

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the academy. The academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid, athletics, and other school-administered programs.