Upper School Business Teacher (2022-2023)

Whitestown, IN

Are you looking to join an exceptional team while making a meaningful, lifelong impact in the lives of students? Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS), located on the northwest side of Indianapolis is seeking candidates for a part-time Upper School Business Teacher. 

Located in Whitestown, the fastest growing community in Indiana, TPCS is a fully accredited (ACSI) school serving over 620 students, ages 18 months - 12th grade, from six diverse central Indiana counties. Located on a 25-acre campus, TPCS is training scholars, making disciples and graduating leaders. 

TPCS has held four ribbon cutting ceremonies over the past 5 years commemorating their growth. A state of the art high school with athletic turf, Witham Field, opened its doors in 2017. In 2019, the Reed Athletic Center for strength and conditioning was completed along with the addition of seven new classrooms and in 2020, TPCS expanded once again with a 14,000 sq ft junior high addition.To meet the needs of an ever growing community, TPCS has received a seven-figure private investment to increase academic rigor. 

TPCS believes leading students to excellence will require an investment in exceptional faculty and staff and is positioned and prepared to attract top performers. Head of School, Mr. Paul Williams, says it best, “we want to be a destination for excellence when it comes to our faculty and staff, therefore we are committed to finding and retaining the best.”

The next Upper School Business Teacher will understand the unique opportunity and embrace the challenge of building a healthy, Christ-centered school with a focus on growing academic excellence while making an eternal impact in the lives of students. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY

Providing daily instruction in the following areas: Intro. to Business, Intro. to Entrepreneurship, Principles of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Operations, and Business Management to all assigned students in a manner that is effective, appropriate, and fitting with the mission of Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS). This includes preparing students in the transition process to a career or post-secondary education.  Each teacher should have a complete understanding of the social, emotional, physical and, most importantly, spiritual changes that will occur during these years.

 POSITION GOAL

The goal of this position is to support Traders Point Christian School’s mission to challenge and educate students within the framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Educational and Experience Requirements:

Candidates must be professing and maturing Christians enthusiastically supporting the School’s statement of faith and mission statements.  A bachelor’s degree  in the content area is required and an ACSI teaching certification is preferred.  Candidates should demonstrate a successful career in teaching the subject area in an academic setting.  The ideal candidate will excel at developing collaborative relationships with all constituencies. Excellent communication skills are a must, including writing and presentation abilities.  In addition, the position requires the ability to organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, follow through, and manage multiple priorities to ensure that goals are met in a timely manner.

 Qualifying Characteristics:

The teacher has a clearly biblical testimony of salvation with an authentic and a mature personal relationship with Jesus Christ in both their professional and personal life with a calling and commitment to Christian education. The ideal teacher must have the desire to work closely and nurture a positive relationship with students, teachers, parents, staff, school administrators and community members. The teacher must demonstrate respect for all students and community members. The ability to exercise good judgment, set a good example and comply with school standards is a must as well as the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues in a tactful and professional manner. As a teacher at TPCS, you are expected to instruct and model important religious functions that include Bible instruction, prayer, participation in weekly chapels, and other religious duties. At TPCS, your role as a teacher involves a pastoral element whereby through example and direct instruction, you are acting as a minister of our Christian faith. You must be able to address concerns and offer suggestions in an appropriate and confidential manner.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES

 Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with students as they navigate through social, personal, academic and most importantly spiritual growth.

  • Meet and successfully instruct assigned classes in the locations and at times designated.

  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the available resources.

  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the available resources.

  • Take reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Evaluate student progress and enter scores in FACTS SIS on a regular basis as requested by the building principal.

  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.

  • Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

  • Continue to remain current with updates in technology and technological resources.

  • Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning student’s academic and behavioral progress.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to discuss results of assessments and strategies for individual and school-wide academic improvement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal.

  • Teach classes as assigned following prescribed scope and sequence and curriculum outline.

  • Prepare weekly and unit lesson plans and submit to the appropriate principal as required.

  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum.

  • Use a variety of teaching methods/techniques to meet the needs of various learning styles.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.

  • Acquire and maintain ACSI certification within the first year of employment.

  • Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, committee, faculty, and parent meetings.

  • Attend New Staff Orientation and/or Teacher Orientation as appropriate.

  • Attend appropriate activities as explained in the Teacher Handbook.

  • Maintain open, positive communication with parents, administrators, and peers.

Non-Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Cooperate with Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school. 

  • Maintain accurate attendance records as established by school policy.

  • Keep students, parents, and administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.

  • Maintain the classroom in a clean, attractive, orderly manner.

  • Fulfill any extra-curricular assignments in an efficient manner.

  • Attend special events of the school as deemed required by the school administration.

Physical Requirements:

 Exempt Status: Exempt, salaried

 Work Schedule:  Academic Year