Administrator Application Your interest in Polk County Christian School is appreciated. We may also request your college placement file to be forwarded and may contact your references. We also need a background check. If you do not have a current background check, please ask the Administrator for assistance. Follow-up questions as well as an interview may be forthcoming. We realize the key to a successful Christian school is its staff--those who are professionally qualified, really love children, and are Christian role models. It is our prayer that God will fulfill His perfect will in the lives of all applicants. A. Applicant’s Name and Address Full name: Application date: Date available: Address: Phone: Daytime: Evening: Social Security Number: B. Position Desired Full-time Part-time What would you like to be doing five (5) years from now? C. Christian Background Please give a brief account of your personal relationship to Jesus Christ. Do you believe the Bible to be the ONLY inspired and infallible Word of God, our final authority in all matters of faith, truth and conduct? No Yes After reading our Statement of Faith, indicate your degree of support. I fully support the Statement without mental reservations. I support the Statement except for these areas listed and explained: Denominational preference: Local church affiliation: Are you a member and, if so, how long? In what church activities are you currently involved? Describe your personal Bible study and prayer life: D. Professional Qualifications Please attach photocopies of all your college transcripts. Formal Training: What degrees do you hold? Degree Date Received Issuing Institution Your Major(s): Your Minor(s) or Specialty Area(s): Cumulative GPA Bachelors: Graduate Work: Additional Information: To what degree are you familiar with Christian or secular curriculums (i.e., ACE, ABeka, Bob Jones, Saxon math, etc.)? List any other educational advantages that you have, including opportunities for travel: List any books or articles you have read recently which have helped you grow professionally or spiritually: Do you have a state teaching certificate? For which state? List any conferences, workshops or seminars which you have led or participated in recently: Why do you wish to be an administrator in a Christian school? What is your philosophy of discipline? What areas are your strengths? What areas are your weaknesses? E. Employment History Please start with your current or most recent employer and list descending for the past 10 years. 1. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving 2. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving 3. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving 4. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving 5. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving 6. Employer Position Dates of Employment Address Supervisor’s Name and Phone Reason for leaving Please summarize any additional information you would like to present regarding your candidacy for this position: F. Personal References Please list three references that are qualified to speak of your spiritual experience and Christian service. List your current pastor first. (Please do not list relatives.) Name Address Phone Position 1. 2. 3. Please list three references that are qualified to speak of your professional training and experience. List your current or most recent principal or supervisor first. (Please do not list relatives.) Name Address Phone Position/School 1. 2. 3. G. Personal Information Marital: Being a Christian role model in all aspects of life is a major requirement for this position. The Bible is our standard for marriage and sexual conduct. It is bona fide occupational requirement for administrators and faculty to live by those standards. Marital Status: Married Single Divorced Separated Remarried Spouse’s Name (if applicable): Spouse’s Occupation: Years Married: Our school board has adopted a policy that all children of the faculty must attend this school until 5th grade if it has the appropriate grades and programs. Please provide the following information: Number of children: Ages: Fall grade levels: Finances: What was your most recent salary? Will our salary be a problem for you financially? No Yes If yes, please explain: Personal Background: Have you ever been dismissed, resigned to avoid being dismissed or been asked to resign a position? No Yes If yes, please explain: Have you ever been charged in civil or criminal proceedings with improprieties regarding children? No Yes If yes, please explain: Personal Interests: Please indicate memberships, offices and honors obtained in the following: High School: College: List your hobbies and personal interests: List periodicals that you read regularly: Ability to perform job function: You have read the job description and essential functions for this position. Is there any reason why you might be unable to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying? No Yes If yes, please explain: If yes, is there anything the school could do to reasonably accommodate your needs so that you would be qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position? If you are offered a position, will you be able to verify that you are legally permitted to be employed in the United States? No Yes I. Current Issues We live in a pluralistic society with many conflicting beliefs and values. As an administrator, you may be asked specific questions about controversial issues by students at the school. Your answers will come from your personal convictions. We need to know the views of those that would be Christian role models for our children. Please give your personal convictions as a Christian toward the following issues: Wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages: Smoking and chewing tobacco: Marijuana and other illegal drugs: Premarital sex: Divorce and remarriage: Abortion: Homosexuality: Do you strongly hold any doctrines that are not on our Statement of Faith (e.g., instrumental music should not be a part of a worship service, you should not eat pork, etc.)? No Yes If yes, please describe: Frequently Christian schools enroll children from more than one evangelical denomination. How would you handle a child’s questions if you knew that it was theologically controversial and the family’s church held to a different viewpoint than your own? Have you ever led a child or youth to Christ? No Yes If married, how does your spouse feel about you becoming the administrator in a Christian school? Do you understand that this is an application for employment and that no employment contract is being offered at this time? No Yes Signature Date Applicant Verification and Release I recognize that the organization to which this application is being submitted is relying on the accuracy of the information contained herein. Accordingly, I attest and affirm that all of the information that I have provided is absolutely true and correct. I authorize the organization to contact any person or entity listed in this application and I further authorize any such person or entity to provide the organization with information, opinions, and impressions relating to my background or qualifications. I voluntarily release the organization and any such person or entity from liability involving the communication of information relating to my background or qualifications. I further authorize the organization to conduct a criminal background investigation if such a check is deemed necessary. I have carefully read the policy and procedures of the organization, and I agree to abide by them and protect the health and safety of children at all times. Do you have a background check on file? Would there be any reason for there to be a problem with your background check? If so, why? Signature Date Polk County Christian School Administrator – Job Description Administrator: Works with Board to recruit and hire quality faculty. Proposes policy on salary, benefits and other personnel procedures and executes them properly. Promotes professional growth of all faculty and staff by arranging at least two (2) professional development sessions per year. Recruits, makes effective use of, and confirms qualifications of all volunteers (50 hours per year per family encouraged). Recruits volunteer teachers for music, art, Spanish, Physical Education and library. Maintains a safe, healthy and caring work environment. Evaluates teaching personnel with at least one (1) formal and one (1) informal observation per semester; reports problems with teachers to Board; leads in the dismissal procedures of personnel who have unsatisfactory evaluations. Handles grievance procedures diplomatically and professionally. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and personnel, whether paid staff or volunteer workers. Fosters a food working relationship with the pastor and members of the church meeting in the Polk County Christian School facilities. Delegates tasks to administrative assistant, teachers or volunteers as deems beneficial for the school. Conducts exit interviews with families withdrawing from PCCS, or those not returning the following year, to learn reasons and gain insight for improvement. Supervisor: Organizes, motivates and manages the faculty and staff to attain the goals and objectives of the school. Regulates and enforces discipline and encourages Christ-like behavior. Sees that the building and grounds, the books, equipment and furnishings are maintained. Supervises parent to teacher communication and teacher correspondence/newsletters to parents; plans Parent/Teacher conference days. Supervises or delegates coordination of co-curricular activities. Substitutes for teachers in case of abbreviated absence (funeral, emergency, etc.). Arranges for substitute teachers when needed. Establishes school calendar for the coming year in the early spring. Plans or instructs teachers to have opening exercises with Bible study or spiritual application story. Works in conjunction with local health authorities for health screening in the fall semester. Oversees needed correspondence including business, parents, thank you notes to speakers and for contributions/donations made to the school, and so forth. Schedules and/or sees that arrangements are made for school special days and programs including Grandparents’ Day, Fall Harvest Party, Thanksgiving, Christmas Program & parade, Valentines’ Day, Spring Program, field trips, end of school activities (kindergarten graduation and student awards program), and helps teachers coordinate details on specific projects (May Day, 100th Day or other current events days). Oversees teacher and parent projects. Requires that lesson plans for all teachers be turned in previous to the coming week and checks them periodically for quality. Supervises administrative assistant, giving assistance as needed to insure quality performance. Spiritual Leader Seeks the Lord for guidance in running the school and encouraging growth in the students and faculty; prays for faculty, staff and students. Maintains and develops with the Board short term goals and long range plans for PCCS. Maintains a personal standard of excellence and love as outlined in I Timothy 3:16. Understands and exercises the chain of authority, confidentiality and walking by faith. Gives and receives criticism in a Christ-like, constructive manner. Recruits chapel speakers and/or speaks for weekly chapel starting in mid-September. Academic Leader Keeps abreast of current trends in education, is not swayed by the tide of current thinking, but is also not afraid of innovation. Unbiased in view toward educational methods and materials; willing to study other curricular materials and implement them if it is felt the better fit the school’s needs. Attends conferences as deemed beneficial, represents PCCS at ACSI conferences; relates relevant information to Board and teachers. Supervises the instructional process. Responsible for ACSI membership process and working relationship, including utilizing their services, such as Stanford testing and scoring arrangements, legal counsel, teacher seminars and conferences, and working toward accreditation. Administers a standardized testing program yearly and reading assessment with grade equivalency quarterly (except last semester). Mentors first year teachers; monitors their progress carefully by observing their teaching and analyzing their records. Establishes committees such as Curriculum, Safety, etc., to ensure that smooth progression occurs in programs. Orders and distributes curriculum for teachers. Spokesperson Fosters the relationship with evangelical churches in Polk County. Sells the school to the genera public and the academic community. Keeps parents, Board members and other interested parties informed and interested in the school and is knowledgeable about the goals, aims and methods of Christian school education. Encourages the enrollment of new students. Conducts interviews with parents and screening of children to determine if child and family share the school’s philosophy and mission outlook and academic compatibility. Promotes school activities, newspaper articles, monthly or bi-monthly newsletters, message board in entry way, brochures in public buildings/key offices in the community, announcement of activities in the Community Calendar of the local newspaper, etc. Oversees the annual development/printing of the Student and Teacher Handbooks. Fiduciary Carefully controls the budget. Helps with fund raising and financial aid development and assists the Board in awarding financial aid. Carries out financial policies and supervises teacher in this responsibility. Writes or supervises grant writing or proposal letters to prospective businesses or individuals to recruit funds. Statement of Faith – Polk County Christian School STATEMENT OF FAITH Polk County Christian School We believe: There is only one God, the creator and preserver of all things, omniscient and omnipotent, infinite in being and perfection, and existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one essence and equal in power and glory. Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30 God revealed Himself to man in the person of Jesus Christ, who is fully God (divine) and fully man, and who existed with God in creation, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, lived without sin, died for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and is coming again in power and glory to establish God’s purposes of resurrecting all, redeeming the faithful, and ruling in righteousness. John 10:30, Matthew 1:18-32, Isaiah 7;14, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11 God is present in the world today in the person of the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, draws us to faith in Christ, and bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. He indwells us, regenerates us, guides us, empowers us to manifest the likeness and character of Christ, and gives spiritual gifts to the Church for edification of all. John 16:18, Ephesians 4:30, Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 12:7, Galatians 5:22:15 The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and is authoritative in revealing the will of God and the way of salvation to all persons. It constitutes the only infallible guide in faith and practice. It is without error. II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21 We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus are born again by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, and thereby become the children of God. Therefore, we do not approve of, or accept, the cults and secular teachings of the Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians, New Age, Satanists, Christian Science, Scientology, or other cults and secular groups that do not accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. Man was created by God and in the image of God, freely able to choose right from wrong and responsible for his choices. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled and separated himself from God. Therefore, all men are born with a sinful nature and have need of reconciliation with the Holy God. Genesis 1:27, and 2:7, Genesis 3, Romans 3:10-18 Christ provided this reconciliation by His death on the cross for our sins. It is by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ that we are saved, and not by works--a gift to those who repent and believe. This faith is evidenced by a life of faithfulness. Romans 3:22-24, James 2:17, Ephesians 2:8-9 The bodily resurrection of Christ is a historical fact without which “our faith is in vain.” All men both saved and lost will also be raised from the dead. Those who reject God’s grace are separated from God forever. The saved will worship God and fellowship with Him forever. John 11:25-26 and 5:28-29, Luke 24:6-7. All believers are brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. They are children of God. Christ established the Church to take the good news to all mankind, to provide fellowship and nourishment for spiritual growth, to share in teaching the Scriptures, and to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 12:46-50 and 28:18- 19, Romans 8:14 and 15-27, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Galatians 3:26-28, 1 John 5:1-2, Hebrews 10:24- 25 and 13:15, Ephesians 4:12, 1 Peter 3:15 TEACHER PAYSCALE Years of Experience BS BS+16 Masters 1 14,500 15,500 16,500 2 15,000 16,000 17,000 3 15,500 16,500 17,500 4. 16,000 17,000 18,000 5 16,500 17,000 18,000 6 17,000 18,000 19,000 7 17,500 18,500 19,500 8 18,000 19,000 20,000 9 18,500 19,500 20,500 10 19,000 20,000 21,000 11 19,500 20,500 21,500 Benefits: 1. 5 personal/sick days per year; 4 of these may carry over to the next year(s). These may accumulate to 20. Part-time teachers receive the % equivalent to the percentage of the week worked (1/2 time would receive 2 ½ days, etc. 2. 1 birthday day off or $50 for full-time teachers, if a teacher teaches ½ time, ½ day would be given for the birthday benefit or $25 (less than ½ time would be awarded the equivalent % of the week worked 3. 2 professional days 4. All standard school holidays 5. Tuition credit for dependent children eligible for available grade levels 6. Enrollment and curriculum fees waved for children qualifying for tuition credit 7. $500 re-sign bonus with each subsequent re-signing of a yearly contract Authorization for Release of Information I authorize Polk County Christian School, or their respective agent, to solicit background information relative to my criminal record history. I understand that Polk County Christian School may conduct inquiries into my background that may include criminal records, personal references, and other public record reports pertaining to me. I AUTHROIZE, WITHOUT RESERVATION, ANY PERSON, AGENCY, OR OTHER ENTITY CONTACTED BY POLK COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TO FURNISH THE ABOVE MENTIONED INFORMATION. I release Polk County Christian School, their respective employees and agents and all persons, agencies, and entities providing information or reports about me from any and all liability arising out of the release of any such information or reports. Name (print) Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) AKA or Maiden Name: Social Security #: Current Address: City/County/State/Zip Code: Signature: Date: The cost of the reference check is the responsibility of the employee. If the school does the Reference check, the cost is approximately $25. Employees may have a reference check done with the police department and have them submit the report to PCCS.