Come join us!
Divinum Auxilium Academy is hiring for the following positions for the 2017/18 academic year:
Montessori Primary Directress
Currently the Primary Montessori class is comprised of approximately 15 students between the ages of 3 and 6 years. The limitations on the class size at present have entirely to do with the size of the classroom that we currently have available. We anticipate expansion within the next year however, and expect this class to grow accordingly. It has a waiting list for this year.
Priority will be given to AMI certified candidates, as well as candidates with Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training. If Level 1 CGS training has not yet been obtained, a completion of the training within one year is strongly recommended.
Classical Pre-Grammar School Teacher
Grades 3, 4 and 5
The successful applicant will have a minimum of two years' teaching experience and preference will be given to candidates with an Education degree. At minimum the candidate shall demonstrate the maturity to have discerned a career within the teaching profession.
Given the multi-age classroom setting which combines 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, the ideal candidate will be comfortable and proficient with a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying levels of needs and abilities in the students. The typical school day incorporates whole group discussions, small group lessons, and independent work time during which the instructor is free to work with students one-on-one and in small groups, both presenting new content and providing help and guidance wherever it is needed.
The candidate must be proficient in the subject areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Classical History. Preference will be given to Classically trained candidates including, but not limited to, those with Latin proficiency.
Christ-centered prayer permeates our academic activities. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Therefore, the truth that we are discovering, exploring, and learning in our various academic subjects come from Him and lead back to Him so that we can encounter Him in an ever deeper and richer way.
About Our School:
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a small, non-profit, private academy located at a beautiful facility on thirteen pastoral and wooded acres abutting the Shenandoah National Park in Front Royal, Virginia. Our curriculum encompasses a Montessori foundation through second/third grade and transitions to a traditional and rigorous Classical curriculum thereafter, through the 8th grade. We offer both the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Baltimore Catechism as our programs for Catechism. Our class sizes are small and our curriculum diverse. In addition to core academics, we emphasize a well-rounded program of both fine and practical arts and we employ professional artisans and craftspeople as instructors. (see www.divineassistanceacademy.org)
We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Beyond teaching, duties will include maintaining an edifying and healthy spiritual and emotional classroom environment, periodically organizing group games, assisting in overseeing the schoolyard at lunchtime, helping with dismissal at the end of the day, routine cleaning and maintenance, and attendance at periodic staff meetings, parent teacher conferences and open houses.
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not just their mind! Come join us, not only to teach, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!
Instructions for Applying:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA. A minimum of a 2 year commitment is required. Please direct inquiries and Curriculum Vitae with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.