April 5, 2020

Elementary School Teacher – 1st Grade

Job Purpose:

This person will serve as the First Grade teacher and provide academic and spiritual leadership with the end goal of helping students achieve subject matter competency and positive academic results.

Minimum Qualifications:      

  • Mastery of pedagogical best practices
  • Possess strong oral, written, relational and organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills and literacy (Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite)
    • Proficiency in web-based tools (blogs, emails, video, ipod/ipad applications)
    • Strong, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Required)
  • Masters Degree in Education (Preferred)


  • Hold a valid Michigan teacher’s certification in Elementary Education (K-8)(Required)
  • Prior classroom teaching experience at the elementary level (Preferred)

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Instructional responsibility for all subjects – math, language arts, social studies, science, and Bible
  • Map, revise and update curriculum (when necessary) for courses taught
  • Provide instructional support for students outside of the classroom
  • Develop units and lesson plans
  • Provide individualized instruction in order to meet the needs of each student
  • Engage students in learning through best practice strategies
    • Keep appropriate records of student progress, prepare reports and communicate progress with families
    • Provide spiritual guidance, discipleship and example

Professional Development

  • Participate in ongoing professional development specific to the skills and competencies of the job
  • Maintain up-to-date teacher certifications/licenses/endorsements

Work Schedule and Benefits:

  • 10-month teaching position
  • Hours – 7:40-3:20 daily
  • Vacation schedule coincides with students
  • Sick and Personal days available
  • Comprehensive Health & Dental benefits available
  • Retirement Benefits offered after 2 years
  • Attend Faculty meetings (Monday 3:15-4:00)

During certain times, must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate after hours events-conferences, open houses, award ceremonies, etc.

Interested candidates should send their resume, transcripts, teacher certification and application to: Mary Ellen Alfredson, Director of Human Resources at Southfield Christian School: malfredson@southfieldchristian.org. Please use the Teacher Application. For more information about Southfield Christian School, please visit our web site: www.southfieldchristian.org