Houston Christian (HC) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of English Instructor to begin in August 2017. This position reports to the English Department Chair and Principal and works in collaboration with other English Teachers and Faculty. This is a full-time, exempt position. This instructor should demonstrate qualifications and experience to instruct courses for upper-level high school English.
Bachelor’s Degree, in Education, English, or other relevant areas, Master’s Degree preferred.
Teacher certification or equivalent preferred.
Classroom Experience (Experience in a high school classroom and on the Advanced Placement level is beneficial.)
Proficient in basic technology applications, electronic grade book and curricular software and hardware) (i.e. MS Word, Excel). Google Apps knowledge is beneficial (i.e. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail).
Excellent verbal, visual, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Represent the school in a positive light.
Committed to the mission and values of Houston Christian High
Qualified candidates must be skilled and have a passion for providing English instruction. Effective organizational and presentation skills are necessary. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, a willingness to mentor students and the ability to incorporate 21st Century Skills into the curriculum. The successful candidate will be energetic and creative and possess a vision for excellence in academics at the high school level, a strong work ethic, and a desire to achieve success. Contribution to the life of the school outside the classroom is expected. Occasional after school, evening or weekend hours will be necessary. Experience and willingness to coach an athletic sport is beneficial and could be compensated with a stipend.
Interested candidates may complete and submit the Houston Christian Professional Application with the Teacher philosophy questions, a cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions and the application are accessible from the Employment page at www.houstonchristian.org. Resumes are not reviewed without the complete HC application.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations. The School is a Religious Organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and accordingly reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.
HC provides rigorous academic programs that prepare every student for collegiate study, but our community goes beyond the classroom. Our faculty and staff engage students in service and leadership opportunities through student governance, athletics and fine arts that build confidence and skills to assist in developing a life focus. We understand we are training tomorrow's leaders and examine issues that encourage students to seek knowledge and understanding before drawing conclusions. We educate and train leaders with the solid values and convictions that a Christian worldview imparts.
Everyone who works at HC is here because they're passionate about Christian education and shaping young lives. That remarkable dedication is the most valuable aspect of Houston Christian - to offer every student commitment to their success. We hire the best possible teachers, and they demonstrate each and every day that they love students and that teaching and challenging them is their great reward.
Houston Christian High School inspires young people to lead by uniting faith, intellect, and gifts to reach their greatest promise. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from public, private, and parochial schools across Houston. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which houses the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). HC is located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, Texas, 77043.
For more information about Houston Christian High School, visit Welcome to HC.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive to area public and private schools
Houston Christian is an independent day school offering a college-preparatory education to co-ed students grades 9-12.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran... status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations.