General Employment Information
Applicants are requested to provide a resume and cover letter (no more than one page front and back) to include:
- Brief introduction of applicant, including current church membership/attendance
- Reason for seeking a position at Rockbridge Academy
- Why the applicant would be a good fit for this position
Unless otherwise noted, submissions may be mailed to Rockbridge Academy, 911 Generals Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 or sent via email to email@example.com, attaching a Microsoft® Word document or a PDF.
Employment at Rockbridge Academy is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, age, or disability. Rockbridge Academy is a religious educational ministry, permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Rockbridge Academy's mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school's statement of faith and the school's declaration and agreement to ethical and moral integrity.
General Qualifications for Employment
Teacher applicants should have a minimum bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, literature, history, mathematics, or science. Applicants must be members in good standing of an evangelical church, organized, good communicators, and possess a love for children, knowledge, and learning.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, 403(b) plan w/employer matching, long & short term disability, and dental reimbursement program.
Description: Rockbridge Academy is a classical Christian school, located between Baltimore and Annapolis, which seeks to teach students in an academic, Christ-centered environment according to the Trivium. Rockbridge has grown its secondary from one to two class sections per year, and all of the employment positions will be joining an experienced faculty.
Contact: Mr. Roy Griffith, headmaster, Rockbridge Academy; Telephone: (410) 923-1171; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following positions are currently available
Upper School Principal
Rockbridge Academy is seeking candidates for a full-time upper school principal for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will be experienced in, knowledgeable of, and passionate about classical Christian education, firm in his or her own Christian faith, and have a love for children and the teaching environment. His or her skills should include excellent interpersonal communication, organizational and management skills, a commitment to teamwork and collaboration, the ability to be a visionary, and the drive to be proactive in problem-solving. The principal will be involved with all aspects of administering the upper school mission, including, but not limited to: curriculum development and integration, faculty mentoring and professional development, student mentoring, academic coaching, student tutoring, and standardized testing. Prior teaching experience is preferred.
NOTE: The upper school principal position start date is July 1st, 2022.
Rockbridge Academy is seeking a four-day a week experienced art instructor. The art instructional level is for first through sixth grades and aims at excellence in teaching beginning fine art students to identify, describe, and use the elements and principles of design in basic drawing. Familiarity with and awareness of art and art making within the historical context of Western Civilization is desired in the applicant. A bachelor’s degree in art is the preferred educational requirement for this position. He or she will be organized and a clear communicator. A strong art background, teaching experience, a love of young children, and a growing Christian life is a requirement. Experience with photography and pottery a plus.
The Accounting Manager is responsible to oversee the day-to-day accounting processes of the school. Specific duties include supervising the bookkeeper; managing the processes and procedures for QuickBooks file maintenance (journal entries; payables and receivables; setting up budgets; month-end, quarter-end, and year-end period close); tuition and fees billing; payroll; employee benefit funding; preparation for the financial audit; year-end tax compliance; acknowledgment and reporting of donations; and financial planning and analysis for school programs. The Accounting Manager will also assist with financial reporting, budgeting, special projects, and strategic analysis. This position is full-time, year-round, and reports to the director of operations and finance. Qualified candidates will love the Lord, have 3-5 years of accounting experience including financial reporting, CPA a plus; an understanding of accounting principles, standards, laws, and regulations pertaining to non-profit entities; proficiency with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and relevant database management experience; strong problem-solving skills and be detail-oriented; and excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a desire to serve in a Christian school.
Paraeducators for Students with Learning Disabilities
Third-grade student with special needs in an inclusive classroom. The paraeducator will implement classroom modifications to facilitate an accessible curriculum, employ inclusive learning strategies, and promote independence for the student while collaborating with the parents and school staff. The paraeducator must be able to implement classroom modifications, accommodations, and a positive behavior support plan. The qualified candidate will love the Lord, love working with children, be patient, creative, and a quick problem-solver. He or she will have experience working with children in a special needs educational setting. A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred but not required. This position is supervised by the classroom teacher, but also has reporting responsibility to the parents and principal. The work schedule is three school days per week (September 7, 2021 to May 27, 2022) with typical school holidays and breaks, and periodic additional time for lesson preparation and for preparing for and attending meetings and progress reviews.
First-grade student with learning differences in an inclusive classroom. The paraeducator will implement classroom modifications to facilitate an accessible curriculum, employ inclusive learning strategies, and promote independence for the student while collaborating with the parents and school staff. The paraeducator must be able to implement classroom modifications, accommodations, and a positive behavior support plan. The qualified candidate will love the Lord, love working with children, be patient, creative, and a quick problem-solver. He or she will have experience working with children in a special needs educational setting. A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred but not required. This position is supervised by the classroom teacher, but also has reporting responsibility to the parents and principal. The work schedule is 8:00am to 11:30am, five days per school week (September 7, 2021 to May 27, 2022) with typical school holidays and breaks, and periodic additional time for lesson preparation and for preparing for and attending meetings and progress reviews.
Morning Bible Club Leader
Prepare and present a simple bible study for K-6 grade students who are dropped off at school before 7:45 daily. The Bible time will include a brief discussion of a biblical theme, coloring, prayer time and recitation of grammar Bible memory verses. Materials will be provided by the school. This should be a sweet time to engage with children before they go to class. Qualified candidates will love the Lord, love his Word, and enjoy working with children. The Morning Bible Club leader is asked to report to school by 7:00am Monday through Friday. We are open to splitting this position between two people. This position reports to Mrs. Voelp.
After the Bell Homework Club Leader
Oversee homework and play time for K-6 students from 3:20 until 5:30 daily. Responsibilities include serving a light snack, guiding students to observe good study habits, including working in groups with their classmates, helping with Math homework, and checking HAS sheets to ensure that homework is completed. Once homework is completed, the group will play inside, go to the playground, or attend home games being played on campus. Qualified candidates should be highly organized, love the Lord, and enjoy working with children. We are open to splitting this position between two people. This position reports to Mrs. Voelp.
After-hours Phone and Reception Duty
Answer phones, take messages, and operate the main school entrance door from 3:30-5:30 daily (10 hours per week). Qualified candidates will be comfortable operating the phone system, interfacing with visitors to determine the purpose of their visit and directing them to their destination, and being a gate-keeper for the building. This position is open to applicants aged 16 and above and may be split among several people. This position reports to Mrs. Ramsey.
After the Bell Club Programming
Do you have a passion that you would love to share with children? Seeking leaders for children's after-school activity clubs. Activities may include music, art, dance, sports, common arts such as sewing, carpentry or cooking, special interests such as chess, Legos or Lego robotics, and academic interests such as languages and math. Each club will meet one to two afternoons per week from 3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30 (these times are still approximate) on Monday through Thursday. A club may span all three sessions per school year or last for just one or two. Qualified applicants will love the Lord and have a skill or interest that they wish to share with a group of 8-15 grammar students. After the Bell is open to students from both Rockbridge Academy and from the broader community. The After the Bell program coordinator is Mr. Addison Baldridge.