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Careers

Ottumwa Christian School, where the heart of education is the education of the heart. This means that we have a different starting point than public schools, and that starting point is God’s Word.  It effects everything we do, and it makes all the difference for those who choose to be a part of our mission. Our focus is not just filling students minds with knowledge but changing their behavior as well. It means that we put more time and effort into the lives of our students, and because of our small class sizes we can do that without overwhelming ourselves. It means that what is most important to us is not how much our students know but Who they know. That doesn’t mean that we relax our emphasis on academics. On the contrary, we hold our students to a high level of excellence, a standard that is usually significantly higher than public schools. We emphasize gratitude and pride in our country. Our families are invested and supportive of our teachers and staff. If you are like-minded and want to get involved, we invite you to apply for an open position or call us to learn more.

The students are great and are so willing to learn. The curriculum is Christian based. The teachers truly care about the students.

Tami Diaz

Christian atmosphere and get to teach from a Christian perspective. Atmosphere is void of foul language, bullying, self-gratification unkindness, meanness, or thoughtlessness.

Lisa Millikan

Small class sizes. An amazing principal who has our back.

Crystal Fellows

Just one of many reasons…we are a Family! We support each other through prayer and we lend helping hands when tough times happen! We get to share God’s words through daily lessons, prayers and fellowship.

April MacQueen

Current Job Openings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Details
Ottumwa Christian School’s Mission Statement:
Ottumwa Christian School exists to provide opportunities for all students to discover their God-given potential and purpose, to become who God intended them to be and to equip them for a life of service.
The 3rd Grade Teacher position at Ottumwa Christian School is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with a small group 8 and 9 year old students to develop their walk with Christ while giving them a world-class elementary education.
Personal Qualifications

  • Is committed to a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit in his/her daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follows the Matthew 18 principle when dealing with students, faculty, parents, and administration.
  • Serves as a Christian role model in conduct and of cleanliness and modesty, in agreement with the OCS Staff Handbook.

Professional Qualifications

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
  • Possesses a current State of Iowa teaching license or is in the process of recertifying/obtaining it.
  • Willingness to continue progress in career development.
  • Knowledge of computer technology or willingness to learn.
  • Provide classroom instruction using the curriculum given and approved by the OCS Board.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and perspectives throughout all curricula from a Biblical worldview.
  • Possess necessary computer skills to use the Chromebooks, PraxiSchool, and Gmail.
  • Maintain clear and professional communication with students, parents, faculty, and administration.
  • Follow all guidelines and procedures set in the OCS Staff Handbook.

Job Type: Full-time
Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Details
Ottumwa Christian School’s Mission Statement:
Ottumwa Christian School exists to provide opportunities for all students to discover their God-given potential and purpose, to become who God intended them to be and to equip them for a life of service.
The Secondary Science Teacher position at Ottumwa Christian School is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with a small group of high school students to develop their walk with Christ while giving them a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and astronomy.
Personal Qualifications

  • Is committed to a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit in his/her daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follows the Matthew 18 principle when dealing with students, faculty, parents, and administration.
  • Serves as a Christian role model in conduct and of cleanliness and modesty, in agreement with the OCS Staff Handbook.

Professional Qualifications

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
  • Possesses a current State of Iowa teaching license or is in the process of recertifying/obtaining it.
  • Willingness to continue progress in career development.
  • Knowledge of computer technology or willingness to learn.
  • Provide classroom instruction using the curriculum given and approved by the OCS Board.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and perspectives throughout all curricula from a Biblical worldview.
  • Possess necessary computer skills to use the Chromebooks, PraxiSchool, and Gmail.
  • Maintain clear and professional communication with students, parents, faculty, and administration.
  • Follow all guidelines and procedures set in the OCS Staff Handbook.

Job Type: Full-time
Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Details
Ottumwa Christian School’s Mission Statement:
Ottumwa Christian School exists to provide opportunities for all students to discover their God-given potential and purpose, to become who God intended them to be and to equip them for a life of service.
The Substitute Teacher position at Ottumwa Christian School is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with a small group of K-12 students to develop their walk with Christ while giving them a world-class education.
Personal Qualifications

  • Is committed to a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit in his/her daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follows the Matthew 18 principle when dealing with students, faculty, parents, and administration.
  • Serves as a Christian role model in conduct and of cleanliness and modesty, in agreement with the OCS Staff Handbook.

Professional Qualifications

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
  • Possesses a current State of Iowa teaching license or is in the process of recertifying/obtaining it.
  • Willingness to continue progress in career development.
  • Knowledge of computer technology or willingness to learn.
  • Provide classroom instruction using the curriculum given and approved by the OCS Board.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and perspectives throughout all curricula from a Biblical worldview.
  • Possess necessary computer skills to use the Chromebooks, PraxiSchool, and Gmail.
  • Maintain clear and professional communication with students, parents, faculty, and administration.
  • Follow all guidelines and procedures set in the OCS Staff Handbook.

Job Type: Full-time
Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Details
Ottumwa Christian School’s Mission Statement:
Ottumwa Christian School exists to provide opportunities for all students to discover their God-given potential and purpose, to become who God intended them to be and to equip them for a life of service.
Volunteer positions at Ottumwa Christian School are an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with K-12 students to develop their walk with Christ while giving them a world-class education.  There are a diverse range of opportunities for you to make a difference at OCS and each with their own required skill set.  If you have a heart for students, then chances are we can find a volunteer position that’s right for you! 
Personal Qualifications

  • Is committed to a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates the Fruits of the Spirit in his/her daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follows the Matthew 18 principle when dealing with students, faculty, parents, and administration.
  • Serves as a Christian role model in conduct and of cleanliness and modesty, in agreement with the OCS Staff Handbook.

Professional Qualifications

  • Maintain clear and professional communication with students, parents, faculty, and administration.
  • Follow all guidelines and procedures set in the OCS Staff Handbook.

Job Type: Full or Part-time
Schedule:

  • Flexible