MS/US Permanent Substitute Teacher and Sub Coordinator
Job Details
Main Campus - Smyrna, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Primary Objective:

The permanent substitute teacher will support the implementation of a rigorous academic program for 5th 12th grade students when teachers need to be out of the classroom and will provide opportunities for student development and growth through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The permanent substitute will implement lead teacher directed instructional strategies that will accommodate various learning styles in accordance with the school curriculum and mission statement. This role also has responsibility for coordinating all substitute needs in the middle and upper schools.



Key Responsibilities Sub Coordinator:

  • Coordinate all substitute needs in the middle and upper schools
  • Manage the substitutes daily assignments by arriving no later than 7:30 a.m. to provide the necessary materials to each substitute and be available to answer questions
  • Manage last-minute needs for substitutes, and reach out to Whitefield subs as needed
  • Organize rosters/sub plans and schedules for all substitutes each day
  • Utilize Frontline substitute management system and coordinate with Whitefield's Frontline admin as necessary
  • Collaborate with principal's assistants to ensure subs have access to classroom technology and understand our general student behavior expectations (tardiness, cellphone use, etc.)


Key Responsibilities Permanent Substitute

  • Implement the lesson plans and instructional activities of the absent teacher that contribute to a positive environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Assign classwork and homework as prescribed by the teacher.
  • Instruct using balance of teaching methods that provide students with opportunities to explore, question, investigate, and think critically
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom, in hallways, at lunch, at recess, and at drop off and pick up, if required.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Observe students' performance, behavior, and social development.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Observe and collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Supervise/sponsor co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis
  • Demonstrate stewardship of Whitefield resources and spaces
  • Collaborate with colleagues and staff to support the school community, including participation in admission activities
  • Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by administration


Professional and Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Exhibit a passion for learning and teaching
  • Ability to develop rapport with students
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs). Experience with Smart Board and Schoology (or another learning management system) technology is a plus
  • Desire to lead students outside of the classroom in extracurricular activities such as coaching or the arts is highly desired


In addition, the person should:

  • Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ
  • Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and be a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school
  • Believe and affirm the schools Statement of Faith
  • Commit to exhibiting Whitefield's core value for our students to experience diversity that reflects the body of Christ and support the schools diversity vision that aims at unity in Christ
  • Demonstrate evidence of consistent spiritual activities such as worship at a local church, fellowship with the body of Christ, personal devotional time with the Lord, and individual study of scripture
  • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with other staff members, students, families, and the community at large
  • Be actively involved in a local church


Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A request for reasonable accommodation must be submitted to the HR department.


Work for this position will take place primarily in a classroom, and secondarily in an office. The physical demands of this position include lifting up to 10 pounds intermittently, and between 11 and 50 pounds rarely; carrying up to 10 pounds intermittently, and between 11 and 50 pounds rarely; crawling rarely; pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, reaching, crouching, and kneeling intermittently; stooping regularly; sitting, walking, standing, and bending often. To perform this job the person must be able to work for extended periods of time at a computer/keyboard; must be able to talk, hear, stand, sit, and/or walk for extended periods of time; and must possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Nothing in this job description restricts the schools right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

This full-time position will begin July 28, 2022. To apply please go to under About Us/Employment. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.