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Lower School Physical Education Teacher (2024-25)

Job Details

Redlands Christian School/Arrowhead Christian Academy - Redlands, CA
Part Time
4 Year Degree
$27,054.00 - $48,242.00 Salary

Summary & Description

Job Title: Teacher 

Department: School-wide

Category: Faculty; 60% FTE (Part-time); Salary; Exempt

Reports To: Lower School Principal

Summary: Instructs students in one or more subjects by performing essential teaching duties, assuring that the mission of the schools is supported. Models a servant’s heart and promotes an attitude of respect, teamwork and professionalism by speaking well of other faculty and staff members; supporting our entire school system-lower school, middle school, upper school; praying for and with other faculty and staff; encouraging others in Godly living and excellence; lovingly holding others accountable; actively pursuing ways to encourage members of the schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Instructs students by lecturing, demonstrating, and using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the school
  • Assigns lessons and corrects homework, quizzes, tests, projects, etc. in a timely manner
  • Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress
  • Keeps attendance records
  • Maintains discipline in classroom and demonstrates effective classroom management skills
  • Communicates with parents to discuss student progress and problems
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops, and independent educational study for growth
  • Performs related duties such as recess and after school monitoring, small group leadership outside of the classroom, sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, counseling student in adjustment and academic problems

To perform the job successfully, teachers should demonstrate the following qualities:


  • Models a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ in speech, actions, and attitudes
  • Integrates their faith, Christ, and God’s word into classroom lessons
  • Shows support for the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and assists them in that task


  • Demonstrates mastery of the subject matter
  • Uses valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals and promote student learning
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his or her best work while preparing him or her for the next level
  • Uses the maximum amount of class time for instruction
  • Uses homework effectively for drill, review, learning new concepts or project work
  • Assesses the learning of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Communicates student expectations at the beginning of the year (via a syllabus) and throughout the year clearly, and uses school administrative software to post homework and grades as well as other needed information
  • Keeps proper discipline in the classroom, on school premises, and at school activities
  • Experience and/or understanding of At-Risk students; learning interventions, low-achieving students, and motivational strategies
  • Varies teaching strategies to reach all learning styles
  • Demonstrate life-long learning

Non-instructional and Professional

  • Cooperates with the administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operations of the school
  • Maintains regular and accurate attendance and grade records
  • Keeps students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of deficiencies and gives sufficient notice of failure
  • Maintains a clean, attractive, and well-ordered classroom
  • Accepts a share of responsibility for extra-curricular activities as assigned
  • Willing to listen to the counsel of administration, colleagues and parents, and is teachable
  • Attends and participates in scheduled devotional, committee and faculty meetings
  • Arrives at work on time (7:30 am) and stays until the work day is officially complete (3:30 pm)
  • Reports to all scheduled supervision duties
  • Dresses in a professional way that is set apart from the students
  • Contacts parents within 24 hours of initial inquiry
  • Collaborates with other teachers within the system


  • Demonstrates the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, humility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control and perseverance
  • Meets everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism
  • Exercises friendliness and consideration, treating students without partiality
  • Submits respectfully and is loyal to constituted authority
  • Develops rapport with students, parents, and staff to promote a positive learning environment
  • Recognizes the need for good public relations; represents the school in a favorable and professional manner to its constituency and the general public

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Oversees instructional aide if applicable to ensure his or her job description is adhered to.

Education & Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:                                 

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience; or Fifth year college or university program certificate or two to four years related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; valid teaching credential.

Credentials, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A certified teaching credential is required. A combination of education and experience may be considered by the administration in lieu of a credential, dependent upon the teacher’s department and duties.


  • Profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Maintain a positive Christian testimony
  • Be involved in a local church of like faith and practice, consistent with the RCS Statement of Faith
  • Agree with and adhere to the employee handbook
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to meet people comfortably and engage in substantive conversation
  • Must be able to work diligently and independently and make judgments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle financial matters with integrity and with concern for confidentiality
  • Ability to use technology

In addition, in order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of additional knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Computer Skills -

            Knowledge of Contact Management systems; Database software; Spreadsheet software; Internet and Word Processing software, including, but not limited to, Google and Microsoft Suites.

      Language Skills -                                    

            Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical  procedures, or governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

      Mathematical Skills -                              

            Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and  percentages

      Reasoning Ability -

            Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only  limited standardization exists; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,  diagram, or schedule form.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Demonstrates research-based understanding of available resources within the local school community; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to parent/student needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve educational experience; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments as necessary; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Ability to maintain confidentiality and use independent judgment; Ability to manage and impart confidential information as necessary.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Adapts strategy to changing conditions

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands in order to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and is regularly required talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Receipt and Acknowledgment:

I acknowledge and understand that:

  • Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will.
  • The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, that the contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations which would prevent me from performing these functions with or without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.
  • Job duties, tasks, work hours, and work requirements may be changed at any time.
  • Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.