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Business Unit Summary 

Position Title: Teacher

Business Unit: PASSAGE Ministries Inc.

Industry: Education

Type: Full-Time

Position Locations: PASSAGE Christian Academy

Job Description

The Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with PASSAGE Christian Academy’s standards.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

  • Identifies selects and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.

  • Assists in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.  Maintains accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.  Observes and evaluates student’s performance and development.

  • Assigns and grades classwork, homework, tests, and assignments.

  • Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.

  • Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment.

  • Encourages and monitors the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies.

  • Provides appropriate feedback on work.

  • Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.

  • Maintains discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.

  • Prepares required reports on students and activities.

  • Uses relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.

  • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.

  • Models spiritual maturity in leading students towards Christ and then spiritual growth.

  • Ensures that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and program classification.

  • Instructs and monitors students in the use of learning materials and equipment.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and schools, as measured by PASSAGE Christian Academy district/school survey results.

  • Assumes responsibility for meeting his/her course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Demonstrates gains in student performance.

  • Participates in training and presentations about online teaching.

  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating.

  • Attends staff meetings and training as required.

  • Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.

  • Participates in extracurricular activities such as social activities, afterschool programs, clubs, and student organizations as directed.

  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.


Education, Certifications, & Work-Related Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;

  • Valid Florida Teaching Certificate;

  • Current CPR/First Aid

  • Teaching and online experience valued;

  • A willingness to share their Christian testimony and instruct others in the faith.


Knowledge-based Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Social perceptiveness

  • Instructing

  • Learning methodologies

  • Active listening

  • Active learning

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem-solving

  • Complex problem solving

  • Certified in the relevant subject area

  • Knowledge of students in a distance-learning environment

  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology

  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and web-related technologies

  • Biblical knowledge required

  • English is the required language.

Technical Competencies & Skills:

  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and others;

  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis;

  • Knowledge and related work delegated or required to accomplish the objective of the total school program;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel & Powerpoint application

  • Working knowledge of Jupiter Grades;

  • Works independently with little direct supervision

  • Works as part of a team

  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic to achieve academy goals

  • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Can utilize all required and recommended PASSAGE Christian Academy computer applications

Physical Requirements:

  • Tasks may involve extended periods at a keyboard or workstation throughout the day.

  • Some tasks require visual perception.

  • Some tasks require oral and written communications ability throughout the day.

  • Sufficiently fit and able to regularly perform bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, and walking throughout the day.

  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs to access classroom daily.

  • Moderate to loud noise level throughout the day.

  • Ability to interact with students during playground activities.

Bona Fide Employment Requirements

PASSAGE Ministries, Inc. is a religious non-profit organization that stands on our Statement of Faith which is provided to staff and is posted for staff to review. Employees are expected to share the Christian faith with their co-workers and clients as appropriate, as well as live a Christian lifestyle during and after work hours. 




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AS A church, PASSAGE Ministries, Inc. takes full advantage of the exemption for Title VII “religious discrimination” afforded to religious organizations. PASSAGE reserves all rights allowed by law to base employment action on the grounds of religious beliefs and doctrine.  

This company is an at-will employer as allowed by applicable state law. If hired, I understand this means that either the company or I may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause. Further, no employee or representative of the company is authorized to enter into an agreement, express or implied, with me or any other applicant for employment for a specified period unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the President of the company or his designee.

PASSAGE Family Church - Main Campus

2020 NE 15th Street

Gainesville, Florida 32609

United States of America

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 2 pm

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