About LCS

Employment

At Lakeland Christian School, we are always looking for talented and committed individuals to join our team. Please click the link below and submit an application and resume to be considered for future opportunities.

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Leadership Positions

Chief Advancement Officer

General Description 

The primary function of the LCS Advancement Office is to promote the mission, vision and guiding principles of the school by ensuring an excellent future of the institution. The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will oversee all functions which serve to advance the school, including financial and community development, strategic planning and management, marketing and communications. The CAO will also serve as the Administrative liaison to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications 

  • Be a born-again believer with a demonstrated commitment to Christian Education. 
  • Active in local, evangelical church 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Marketing or Nonprofit Leadership
  • Five years fundraising experience or equivalent experience 
  • Public Relations, prospecting, business development and negotiation skills 
  • Ability to interact not only at the executive level but also with all levels of constituents 
  • Outstanding work ethic, self-directed, motivated, and a life-long learner 
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize. 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Financial Development: 

  • Coordination and oversight of all efforts to generate private and public support for Lakeland Christian School.
  • Representation of the school by educating giving constituencies regarding Biblical principles of stewardship. 
  • Planning for and execution of all capital campaigns to support specific school capital projects. 
  • Coordination and oversight of the school’s Viking Fund annual giving campaign. 
  • Coordination and oversight of fundraising for Financial Aid, Gateway Fund, Discovery Program Financial Aid, and the Families in Crisis Fund. 
  • Oversight of all fundraising efforts initiated by school entities. 
  • Development and maintenance of solicitation policies and procedures by and for any school entity. 
  • Promotion of Planned Giving vehicles to appropriate candidates. 
  • Pursuit of all appropriate grant funding avenues. 
  • The growth of the school endowment. 
  • Recruitment, inspiration and training of Board members and other volunteers to assist in all appropriate development efforts. 
  • Oversight of all financial partner appreciation and recognition efforts. 
  • The cultivation and care of relationships with school families, financial partners, alumni, and local civic leadership. 
  • Supervisory oversight of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Associate Director of Advancement, and associated staff. 

2. Strategic Planning and Management:

  • Work with the Administrative team to develop and continually review the schools’ comprehensive Master Plan. 
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team to determine specific usage of school facilities to develop potential new revenue streams. 
  • Work with Administration and staff to explore potential new school service areas. 
  • Development and execution of the funding plan to support both long and short-term capital projects and the growth of the school endowment. 

3. Marketing and Community Relations:

  • Supervise the development of overall strategic marketing plans to expose the school to prospective mission appropriate families and to maintain, broaden, and enhance the schools’ positive, constructive presence and reputation in the community at large. 
  • Supervise the development and implementation of plans for effective marketing of the school to internal publics, such as families, faculty, staff, students and ministry partners. 
  • Supervise the Development and implementation of plans for effective marketing of the school to external publics, such as prospective families, relatives, potential ministry partners, local churches, Alumni and civic/cultural leaders. 
  • Supervising the development and implementation of branding of the school in every respect across every department; from apparel, to signage, to website and social media, to letterhead, e-mails, specialty items, and internal marketing. 
  • Oversee the submission of all informational releases to news media outlets, as well as postings on social media. 
  • Pursue opportunities for positive publicity via appropriate media outlets. 
  • Oversee on-going guest relations training for faculty and staff. 
  • Actively communicate the necessity of a team approach to the advancement function at LCS. 
  • Oversee efforts to develop and maintain an organized Alumni association, to encourage their involvement in multiple school functions and activities, and to encourage giving. 
  • Appropriately use other major school functions, such as the Christmas musical, and Commencement week activities to effectively promote the virtues of the Christian school experience. 

4. Communication: 

  • Provide editorial oversight and assistance to all school publications, brochures and flyers. 
  • Conduct a review of the purpose, format, content and frequency of the Engage magazine. 
  • Review school signage for professionalism and clarity. 
  • Oversee ongoing communications with all school constituency groups, through all media. 
  • Oversee creation and placement of advertising in local media and other appropriate opportunities. 
  • Oversee all website design and content, and the routine maintenance of this content to maintain its accuracy. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of a broad range of development activities. 
  • Knowledge of development software. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written. 
  • Ability to work well with others in the school community. 
  • Critical and Strategic thinking. 
  • Customer/client focused. 
  • Leadership abilities. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility in response to changing conditions. 

Physical Demands 

Some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and some fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires sitting, walking, and standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position. 


We kindly ask all interested applicants to submit the following:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Faith Bio
  • Resume
These items can be emailed to humanresources@elheraldointernacional.com

Faculty Positions

Middle School Math Teacher – Part Time 

General Description

Lakeland Christian School seeks a Middle School Math faculty member, committed to “sharpening minds and shepherding hearts.” The ideal candidate should be able to masterfully teach up to four sections of Math 7 and Pre-Algebra and potentially grow into a Full-time position with the school’s growth. Must have strong content knowledge in Math and the ability to develop skills for a variety of learning abilities. Must be interested in working in collaboration with the rest of the Math Department and with colleagues in Special Programs to keep a cohesive instruction model for the coursework.

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach
  2. Active in local, evangelical church
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Education with a Mathematics endorsement or a related field is preferred
  4. Valid ACSI and Florida teaching certificate or willing to pursue upon hire
  5. Demonstrate an understanding o and appreciation far discipleship and the developmental needs of students
  6. Exhibit the gift of teaching and personality that lends to effective instruction in the classroom, and positive relations with colleagues, administrators, and students
  7. Demonstrate a positive, collaborative attitude
  8. Exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student family matters.
  9. Communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  10. Demonstrates commitment to building a Christ-centered community that values all ethnicities and cultures.
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education
  12. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications
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Piano Teacher

General Description 

Lakeland Christian School seeks a highly experienced Piano Teacher to join our Fine Arts Faculty committed to “sharpening minds and shepherding hearts.” The Piano Teacher will evaluate students’ needs, prepare lessons that will help them achieve their goals, and develop their skills and knowledge to be musically well-rounded. The teacher will assist in preparing students for recitals, exams, and competitions.

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach 
  2. Active in local, evangelical church 
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in music or a related field 
  4. Strong musical ability, as well as proven piano skills and knowledge 
  5. Valid ACSI and Florida teaching certificate preferred 
  6. Exhibit the gift of teaching and personality that lends itself to effective instruction in the classroom, as well as positive relations with colleagues, administrators, and students 
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education 
  8. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Teaching: The teacher has the responsibility to teach the content assigned by the Director of Fine Arts. The teacher is to: 

  1. Teach regularly scheduled lessons/classes as assigned. Be flexible to adjust the schedule as needed. 
  2. Be informed as to the academic, social, spiritual, and behavioral needs of students. 
  3. Employ instructional methods, means, and aids to provide interesting, effective, and enthusiastic teaching/learning. 
  4. Determine student goals, objectives, and needs, and discuss lesson details with the piano department head before committing to a plan. 
  5. Prepare students for exams, recitals, and other events. 
  6. Maintain required professional development and credentials, and further one’s professional competence by being involved in professional growth activities. 
  7. Be open to a remote learning format as conditions warrant. 

2. Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include: 

  1. Adequately preparing for each lesson/class with lesson plans including theory, technique, and repertoire. 
  2. Maintaining all records as required by the School. 
  3. Teaching with methods and style that are consistent with the philosophy of the school, and the goals of the curriculum. 
  4. Following the policies of the school in instruction, homework, discipline, attendance, methods, and procedures so as to maintain an effective educational climate and the desired academic results. 
  5. Attending and participating in scheduled meetings, in-service days, conferences, conventions, workdays and other assigned professional duties. 
  6. Keeping the piano department head informed of the progress of students in the classes, including the needs of the students, the needs of the teacher, and the need for instructional materials. 
  7. Following the master schedule in the time management of the school day, including the specific functions required in those assigned times. 
  8. Providing adequate supervision for assigned students in the classroom and common areas of the school to insure the health, safety, and well-being of the students. 
  9. Maintaining active communication with parents by initiating contact when appropriate and responding to parent communication in a timely manner. 

3. Non-Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include: 

  1. Maintaining all additional records as they pertain to the management of the School and its resources as required by the school administration (inventory/materials/supplies). 
  2. Providing proper supervision of students in bus and car loading areas, on field trips, and other school related activities. 
  3. Attending school events as required to support the total operation of the school, one’s colleagues, and the school student body. 
  4. Providing spiritual counsel to students, parents, and colleagues. Identifying spiritual needs and using the Word of God to meet those needs. 
  5. Maintaining required professional development and credentials, and furthering one’s professional competence by being involved in professional growth activities. 
  6. Meeting other requirements and obligations of the school as indicated by the administration. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  1. Understanding of and appreciation for discipleship and the developmental needs of students. 
  2. Ability to work effectively with a variety of learning styles. 
  3. Fluent sight-reading and musical proficiency with rhythm, theory, technique, and early-advanced piano repertoire. 
  4. Ability to identify and address students’ strengths and weaknesses. 
  5. Experience in use of technology for instruction is preferable. 
  6. Experience as a piano teacher. 
  7. Positive attitude and cooperative spirit with others. 
  8. Ability to exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student/family matters. 
  9. Ability to communicate effectively with verbal and written communication. 
  10. Flexibility in response to changing conditions. 

Physical Demands 

  1. Requires vision to read small print. 
  2. Requires the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects. 
  3. Requires the ability to stand for long periods. 
  4. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 25 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job. 
  5. Is subject to normal inside and outside environmental conditions. 
  6. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position. 
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Piano Teacher- Part Time Adjunct 

General Description 

Lakeland Christian School seeks a highly experienced Piano Teacher to join our Fine Arts Faculty committed to “sharpening minds and shepherding hearts.” The Piano Teacher will evaluate students’ needs and prepare lessons that will help them achieve their goals. The teacher will assist in preparing students for recitals, exams, and competitions. 

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach 
  2. Active in local, evangelical church 
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in music or a related field 
  4. Strong musical ability, as well a s proven piano skills and knowledge 
  5. Valid ACSI and Florida teaching certificate preferred 
  6. Exhibit the gift of teaching and personality that lends to effective instruction in the classroom, and positive relations with colleagues, administrators, and students
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education 
  8. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Teaching: The teacher has the responsibility to teach the content at each grade level(s) assigned by Director of Fine Arts. In implementing that assignment, the teacher is to: 

  1. Teach regularly scheduled lessons/classes as assigned. 
  2. Be informed as to the academic, social, spiritual, and behavioral needs of students. 
  3. Employ instructional methods, means, and aids to provide interesting, effective, and enthusiastic teaching/learning. 
  4. Determine student goals and objectives, and discussing lesson details with them before committing to a plan. 
  5. Structuring individual lessons based on student goals. 
  6. Preparing students for exams, recitals, concerts and other events. 
  7. Provide constructive feedback and adjusting lessons as required. 
  8. Maintain required professional development and credentials, and further one’s professional competence by being involved in professional grown activities. 
  9. May require pivot to remote learning format for the whole class or select students as conditions warrant. 

2. Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include: 

  1. Adequate preparation for each lesson/class Following the Scope and Sequence, Course and Unit objectives, and textbooks as provided or as modified with the permission of the school administration. 
  2. Maintaining all records as required by the School. 
  3. Teaching with methods and style that are consistent with the philosophy of the school, and the goals of the curriculum. 
  4. Following the policies of the school in instruction, homework, discipline, attendance, methods, and procedures so as to maintain an effective educational climate and the desired academic results. 
  5. Attending and participating in scheduled meetings, in-service days, conferences, conventions, workdays and other assigned professional duties. 
  6. Keeping the principal informed of the progress of students in the classes, including the needs of the students, the needs of the teacher, and the need for instructional materials. 
  7. Following the master schedule in the time management of the school day, including the specific functions required in those assigned times. 
  8. Providing adequate supervision for assigned students in the classroom and common areas of the school to insure the health, safety, and well-being of the students. 
  9. Maintain active communication with parents initiating contact when appropriate and responding to parent communication in a timely manner. 

3. Non-Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include: 

  1. Maintaining all additional records as they pertain to the management of the School and its resources as required by the school administration (inventory/materials/supplies). 
  2. Providing proper supervision of students in bus and car loading areas, on field trips, and other school related activities. 
  3. Attending school events as required, and as to support the total operation of the school, one’s colleagues, and the school student body. 
  4. Providing spiritual counsel to students, parents and colleagues. Identifying spiritual needs and using the Word of God to meet those needs. 
  5. Maintaining required professional development and credentials, and further one’s professional competence by being involved in professional growth activities. 
  6. Meeting other requirements and obligations of the school as indicated by the administration. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  1. Understanding of and appreciation for discipleship and the developmental needs of students. 
  2. Ability to work effectively with a variety of learning styles. 
  3. Fluent sight-reading. 
  4. Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses. 
  5. Experience in use of technology for instruction is preferable. 
  6. Previous experience as a piano teacher would be preferred. 
  7. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others. 
  8. Ability to exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student/family matters. 
  9. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written. 
  10. Demonstrate flexibility in response to changing conditions. 

Physical Demands 

  1. Required vision to read small print. 
  2. Requires the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects. 
  3. Requires the ability to stand for long periods. 
  4. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 25 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job. 
  5. Is subject to normal inside and outside environmental conditions. 
  6. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position. 
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Upper School History Teacher

General Description

A Lakeland Christian School teacher is committed to sharpening minds and shepherding hearts of their students. This role requires a commitment to academic excellence, a passion for discipleship and student life, with a focus on equipping students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, service and worship.

Specific Role Description

We seek a content expert in two or more areas of History within our curriculum: American, Ancient World, Modern World/European. Full-time faculty members in the High School teach 6 sections with two prep periods. Full-time faculty in the Middle School teach 5 sections and lead an advisory period (pre-prepared) with two prep periods. Class periods are 45 minutes in length. Ideal candidates would be thought leaders for the department with strong content knowledge and with the ability to teach using multiple modalities in up to 3 courses. The ability to use direct instruction with expertise while winsomely explaining concepts and themes from history in a biblical worldview is critical to the roles. Candidates with experience teaching AP and/or Dual Enrollment courses would be preferred but not required. Currently our department offers three AP courses. We also offer three Dual Enrollment courses through Cedarville University.

Also critical to this role is the ability to contribute to the overall campus life of Upper School students. Opportunities exist in athletics, chapel talks and worship, bible studies, fine arts, and advisory. For the 24-25 school year, all faculty in History will execute unit planning in the model of Understanding by Design by McTighe and Wiggins. Significant training will be offered to all faculty during in-service and pre-service.

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach
  2. Active in local, evangelical church
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  4. Valid ACSI and Florida teaching certificate or be willing to pursue upon hire
  5. Exhibit the gift of teaching and personality that lends to effective instruction in the classroom, andpositive relations with colleagues, administrators, and students
  1. Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education
  2. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teaching: The teacher has the responsibility to teach the content at each grade level(s) assigned by the administration. In implementing that assignment, the teacher is to:

  1. Teach regularly scheduled classes as assigned.
  2. Be informed as to the academic, social, spiritual, and behavioral needs of students.
  3. Employ instructional methods, means, and aids to provide interesting, effective, andenthusiastic teaching/learning.
  4. May require pivot to remote learning format for the whole class or select students asconditions warrant. We have no pending plans to go to this format but understand that situations like those encountered in 2020 require teachers to be nimble.
  1. Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include:
    1. Adequate preparation for each class including the meeting of objectives for each assigned curricular area.
    2. Utilize or redesign the Scope and Sequence, Course and Unit objectives using the Understanding by Design Framework by McTighe and Wiggins.
    3. Maintaining all records as required by the School.
    4. Teaching with methods and style that are consistent with the philosophy of the school, andthe goals of the curriculum.
    5. Following the policies of the school in instruction, homework, discipline, attendance,methods, and procedures so as to maintain an effective educational climate and the desiredacademic results.
    6. Attending and participating in scheduled meetings, in-service days, conferences,conventions, workdays and other assigned professional duties.
    7. Keeping the principal informed of the progress of students in the classes, including theneeds of the students, the needs of the teacher, and the need for instructional materials.
    8. Following the master schedule in the time management of the school day, including thespecific functions required in those assigned times.
    9. Providing adequate supervision for assigned students in the classroom and common areasof the school to insure the health, safety, and well-being of the students.
    10. Maintain active communication with parents initiating contact when appropriate andresponding to parent communication in a timely manner.
  2. Non-Teaching Tasks/Responsibilities Include:
    1. Maintaining all additional records as they pertain to the management of the School and its resources as required by the school administration (inventory/materials/supplies).
    2. Providing proper supervision of students in bus and car loading areas, on field trips, and other school related activities.
    3. Attending school events as required, and as to support the total operation of the school, one’s colleagues, and the school student body.
    4. Providing spiritual counsel to students, parents and colleagues. Identifying spiritual needs and using the Word of God to meet those needs.
  1. Maintaining required professional development and credentials, and further one’s professional competence by being involved in professional growth activities.
  2. Meeting other requirements and obligations of the school as indicated by the administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Understanding of and appreciation for discipleship and the developmental needs of students.
  2. Ability to work effectively with a variety of learning styles.
  3. Experience in curriculum development is preferable.
  4. Experience in use of technology for instruction is preferable.
  5. Teaching certification in related subject area or grade level.
  6. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.
  7. Ability to exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student/familymatters.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
  9. Demonstrate flexibility in response to changing conditions.

Physical Demands

  1. Required vision to read small print.
  2. Requires the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Requires mobility of arms to reach anddexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  3. Requires the ability to stand for long periods.
  4. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 25 pounds and is an infrequentaspect of the job.
  5. Is subject to normal inside and outside environmental conditions.
  6. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position.
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Upper School Master Science Teacher and STEM Lead

General Description

The RISE Institute (Research, Innovation, STEM and Entrepreneurship) and science program at Lakeland Christian School are seeking an experienced teacher and coach to join our faculty in some combination of the physical, earth, and engineering sciences. Experience with and vision for First Tech Challenge Robotics is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a sharpening the minds and shepherding the hearts of middle and high schoolers in the context of a can-do, “how might we…” student-centric, learning environment. Working directly with the Director of the RISE Institute and the Director of Academics, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to lead the cultivation of a robust STEM program, preparing LCS students to pursue God ordained callings in the science, technology, engineering, and applied mathematics.

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach
  2. Active in local, evangelical church
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the discipline or a related field
  4. Valid ACSI and Florida teaching certificate or willingness to work toward certification
  5. Have a minimum of 7 years classroom experience in grades 6-12 with exemplary observationsand/or performance reviews
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for discipleship and the developmental needs ofstudents
  7. Demonstrate the ability to teach utilizing multiple modalities
  8. Demonstrate a positive, collaborative attitude
  9. Exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential and sensitive student/familymatters.
  10. Communicate effectively in verbal and written form
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education

12. Demonstrate a commitment to building a Christ-centered community which values all ethnicities and cultures

13. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A. Teaching:

  1. Provide an engaging, active learning environment designed to cultivate scientific curiosity.
  2. Develop and maintain content mastery of the courses assigned while understanding the LCSteacher is a champion of learning and a partner with students in that learning.
  3. Develop and continuously revise a meaningful Biblical framework for course content,instructional methods, and classroom management practices.
  4. Develop and/or maintain the curriculum map for assigned courses aligned to selectedstandards and the LCS Graduate Profile.
  5. Perform all professional responsibilities as detailed in the Faculty Handbook and prescribedby the Director of Academics and building level leadership.
  6. Actively participate in faculty professional development and spiritual cultivation.
  7. Reflect and foster the LCS Core Value of Christ-Centered Community.
  8. Teach a combination of courses in the physical, earth/space, and engineering sciences.
  1. Leadership and Administration:
    1. Foster a love of science among middle schoolers through experiential learning, science fair participation, and enrichment activities during Middle School Advisory.
    2. Assist the Director of Academics and RISE Director in the creation, development and adoption of courses that support LCS graduates’ pursuit of STEM opportunities both collegiately and professionally.
  2. If FTC Robotics is applicable:
    1. Develop hands-on activities and training for students during middle and high school robotics classes.
    2. Conduct outreach and recruitment to identify talented students with interest in robotics.
    3. Develop a communications strategy for students, parents and the LCS communityregarding FTC robotics.
    4. Contain and maintain parts inventory.
    5. Schedule and supervise team meetings, work sessions, and competitions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A. General:

  1. Google Suite proficiency.
  2. Competency in Understanding by Design curriculum design and the Next Generation ScienceStandards.
  3. Public speaking and presentation skills.
  4. Capacity to lead faculty development in the context of STEM.

B. If applicable, FTC Robotics:

  1. Proficiency or willingness to develop proficiency in Tetrix, Actobotics building materials, Makerbot 3D printing, CAD, and JAVA.
  2. Mechanical and craft capacity for utilizing diverse materials to create like wood, cardboard, styrofoam, metal, fabric, sensors, wires, filament, gasket, etc.

Physical Demands

  1. Required vision to read small print.
  2. Requires the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Requires mobility of arms to reach anddexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  3. Requires the ability to stand for long periods.
  4. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 25 pounds and is an infrequentaspect of the job.
  5. Is subject to normal inside and outside environmental conditions.
  6. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position.
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Staff Positions

Accounts Payable Specialist

General Description The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the oversight of school expenditures. He/she reports to and is evaluated by the Controller. The Accounts Payable Specialist must be able to work independently and be able to interact with parents, administration, faculty and staff.

Qualifications

  1. Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach
  2. Be visibly available in the Christian Community through church, volunteer, or other
activities
  3. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications
  4. Have people skills, use tact and grace in dealing with all customers and have a servant’s heart
  5. Be self-motivated, possess good organizational skills, have ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment
  6. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  7. Grasp new tasks quickly, follow directions and complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  8. Have accounting experience
  9. Have a complete understanding of computer functions, usage of accounting software, and a general knowledge of relational databases
  10. Have a mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel
  11. Be able to work without supervision, balancing workload, and maintaining timely schedules

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receive, review, and process all invoices and check requests.
  2. Submit all invoices to the Controller to initial for payment approval.
  3. Process payments (checks, electronic transactions, etc.) in a timely manner.
  4. Run accounts payable reporting. This includes vendor activity, approved invoices to pay, historical vendor records, and other reports as requested by the business office.
  5. Handle incoming calls from vendors regarding payments.
  6. Track and manage vendor W-9’s to run year-end 1099’s.
  7. Support organizational purchasing through maintaining vendor purchasing accounts, assisting with purchase orders, and managing Amazon and wholesale accounts.
  8. Support business office functions and act as a backup for payroll and student billing.
  9. Manage school-owned credit cards by organizing and collecting receipts for monthly statements and entering data into accounting program and scheduling online payments by due date.
  10. Organize all bus driver’s medical paperwork for CDL license.
  11. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.
  2. Proficient in advanced office skills and exceptional organizational skills.
  3. Verbal, written and communication skills.
  4. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a multi-task environment of frequent interruptions and changes in ask priority.
  5. Deal effectively and courteously with students parents, school employees and the general public.
  6. Be detailed oriented and able to handle multiple priorities at the same time.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to type data, operate business machines, use telephone and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 5-10 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

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Accounting Specialist

General Description: The Accounting Specialist is responsible for the administration of the School’s financial aid process, state scholarships, and monthly accounting functions. In addition, this person will provide data management support and periodic reporting to key stakeholders across school segments to enhance decision making. The Accounting Specialist must be able to work independently and be able to interact professionally with parents, administration, faculty and staff. 

Qualifications:

The Accounting Specialist must: 

  1. Be a born again Christian, living a life in accordance with biblical principles. 
  2. Be visibly available in the Christian community through church, volunteer, or other activities.
  3. Have an Associate’s degree and a basic knowledge of accounting principles; Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  4. Accounting experience preferred. 
  5. Have a complete understanding of basic computer functions, usage of accounting software and show ability to type. Have a mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Financial Aid
    • Review and process all financial aid applications from current and prospective families for the upcoming school year. This will include reviewing reports from the financial aid application provider and presenting award recommendations to the Financial Aid Committee
    • Interface with financial aid applicants
    1. Troubleshoot application login issues.
    2. Answer questions regarding missing information.
    3. Communicate Award/Denial decisions.
    4. Manage Financial Aid Appeals
  2. Assist in design and implementation of online applications. Recommend and implement updates to applications.
  3. Communicate award decisions to business office to be applied to the family’s payment plan.
  4. Run periodic reports on financial aid awards, data, and analytics.
  5. State Scholarships
    • Manage and process all state scholarships awards from current and prospective families for the upcoming school year.
    • Collecting award letters and award information
    • Enroll/Withdraw students in online platforms through Scholarship Funding Organizations
    • Communicate award information to business office to be applied to the family’s payment plan.
    • Communicate with families regarding how to use state scholarships at LCS and act as help desk to assist families in getting awarded and using their funding at LCS.
    • Interface with Scholarship Funding Organizations regarding enrollments, funding levels, and issues with scholarship funding.
    • Ensure accurate accounting of all scholarship accounts on a student-level basis. This includes tracking that all payments have been received and appropriately applied to the student’s account.
    • Compliance
    1. Assist in running annual Agreed-Upon Procedures.
    2. Manage annual standardized test score submissions.
    3. Ensure annual DOE Compliance process.
  6. Data Management, Analytics & Reporting
    • Run Annual and Ad Hoc Reporting for Management and Board Purposes
    1. Admissions
    2. Academic Benchmarking
    3. Financial Aid
    4. Alumni
    5. State Scholarship
    6. Donor/Fundraising
  7. Interface with departments across the school for data analytics and reporting needs
  8. Business Office Support
    • Collaborate with auxiliary departments to maintain rosters, coordinate billing, generate charges, and update accounts.
    • Provide month-end financial support and reconciliations as requested.
    • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Financial Controller and the Chief Financial Officer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others. 
  2. Proficient in advanced detail-oriented office skills and exceptional organizational skills. 
  3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form. 
  4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a multi-task environment of frequent interruptions and changes in ask priority. 
  5. Be able to maintain strict confidentiality and integrity in all areas of sensitive information (income, expenses, financial aid award information). 
  6. Deal effectively and courteously with students, parents, school employees and the general public. 

Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to type data, operate business machines, dial the telephone and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or
move 5-10 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15lbs. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment. 

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Maintenance/Day Porter

General Description:  Responsible for maintaining a clean working environment inside the school and on the grounds of the school to which he/she is assigned.  

Qualifications:
        1.    Be a born-again believer who demonstrates commitment to Christian education
        2.    Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications
        3.    High School Diploma or equivalent.
        4.    Be in good physical health.
        5.    Must be reliable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Uphold and ensure compliance of all LCS policies and procedures
  2. Respond to immediate cleaning and sanitizing requirements during the school day.
  3. Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas daily before and after they are occupied.
  4. Sweep, mop and polish floors.
  5. Assists in the cafeteria, cleaning and emptying trash as needed.
  6. Keeps the building and grounds, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lot and playground areas free from trash and litter.
  7. Assists in light maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs, replacing HVAC filters conducting routine building inspections.
  8. Knows and follow all safety rules and proper procedures associated with the responsibilities of the job.
  9. In addition, other duties and projects that may be required as directed by Facilities Manager.
  10. Use any other skills God may have given you to enhance our maintenance here at LCS.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Some knowledge of cleaning protocols, maintenance and repair work.
  2. Knowledge of proper safety techniques and procedures.
  3. Skill in the operation of a variety of hand tools.
  4. Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions.
  5. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others
  6. Must be organized and manage time well.  

Physical Demands:

  1. Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, reaching and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing
  2. Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, balance.
  3. Frequent standing, walking, use of hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.
  4. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  5. Ability to work in some temperature extremes.
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Bus Drivers (Part Time)

General Description: Responsible for transporting students and teachers to and from school related events while maintaining a safe environment.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born-again believer who demonstrates commitment to Christian education
  • Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 1 + years’ experience driving a school bus (training provided for the right candidate)
  • Current, valid state of Florida Class A or B commercial Driver’s License required with airbrake knowledge test; and P (passenger) and S (school bus) endorsements required.
  • No Type A Violations in the past five years
  • No more than three Type B Violations in the past three years
  • No more than two at-fault accidents the past three years
  • Must be reliable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Uphold and ensure compliance of all LCS policies and procedures.
Transport students for school activities in accordance with the schools vehicle safety program in required time schedules.
Assist in promoting the safety, health, and comfort of students while on bus.
Obey all traffic laws.
Assist students with getting on and off the bus when required.
Observe and report safety hazards and bus maintenance or repair needs to the Facilities Manager.
In addition, other duties that may be required as directed by Facilities Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the Florida Motor Vehicle Code as applied to the operation of vehicles used in the transport of school children.
Knowledge of safe driving practices.
Ability to read and write at a level necessary to successfully perform the required duties
Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions.
Ability to drive a school bus safely and efficiently.
Ability to exercise good judgment and extreme caution while driving.
Must maintain valid certification
Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Physical Demands:

  1. Continuous use of hands, fingers, and wrists repetitively.
  2. Using both hands and legs simultaneously.
  3. Repeated stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  4. Occasional pushing, pulling, and maintaining balance.
  5. Reaching over head.
  6. Rapid mental/muscular coordination.
  7. Verbal, auditory, and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner.
  8. Accurate depth perception.
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Food Service Substitute

General Description:  In the absence of a full time Food Service employee, the Food Service Substitute provides food service assistance and direct services to students.
Qualifications:
          1.    Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach.
          2.    Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications.
          3.    High School Diploma or equivalent
          4.    Knowledge of food preparation and sanitation procedures.
          5.    Be able to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Uphold and ensure compliance of all LCS policies and procedures.
  2. Maintain a professional appearance.
  3. Will perform work assigned as needed that day, duties may include:  serving meals to students, assisting in Ala Carte, washing dishes, overall clean up in dining area and any other duties required by Food Service Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.

Physical Demands:

  1. Ability to kneel, crouch, squat, climb, stand, bend, lift up to 50 lbs.
  2. Ability to work in extreme temperatures.
  3. Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.  

Physical Demands:

  1. Ability to kneel, crouch, squat, climb, stand, bend, lift up to 50 lbs.
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Food Service Dishwasher – Part Time

General Description: 
Responsible for properly washing and sorting dishes and keeping dish area free of clutter and organized.

Qualifications:

  1. Be a born-again believer who demonstrates commitment to Christian education.
  2. Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications.
  3. High School diploma or equivalent.
  4. Knowledge of food preparation and sanitation procedures.
  5. Must be reliable.
  6. Be able to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Uphold and ensure compliance of all LCS policies and procedures.
  2. Maintain a professional appearance.
  3. Maintains a clean kitchen, properly washes and sorts soiled dishes, and preps food as needed.  Keeps dish area free of clutter and organized.
  4. Sets up dish stations, including dish machines and sinks.
  5. Maintains clean/dry floors throughout the shift.
  6. Properly washes, stacks, and stores china, glassware, silverware, cookware, and storage containers.
  7. Changes water of machines and sinks every two hours, or more often as requried and properly uses chemical dilutions.
  8. Assists in the timely storing of food deliveries.
  9. Maintains trash cans throughout shift and removes full trashcans and boxes at the end of each shift.
  10. Mainains the dry storage area and the organization of storage shelves.
  11. Follow the posted daiy dish cleaning duties.
  12. Assist in wiping tables and sweep in dining room.
  13. Assists in food prep and any other duties set forth or requests by Food Service Manager as needed.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.

Physical Demands:

  1. Ability to kneel, courch, squat, climb, stand, bend, lift up to 50 lbs
  2. Ability to work in extreme termperatures
  3. Ability to stand for long periods of time
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Substitute Positions

Substitute Teacher Positions

Substitute teachers play an important role at Lakeland Christian School. When a teacher is ill or away from his/her students due to a professional obligation elsewhere, it is imperative that the school make every effort to keep instruction moving forward in spite of the teacher’s absence. Substitute Teacher Applications are processed throughout the school year when there is a need to add to the current pool of available substitutes. A processing fee of $75 is required to cover the cost of background screening and drug testing, which are required for employment. This is payable when final paperwork is completed and screening appointments are made. If you are interested in a substitute teacher position at LCS, please click the link below.


General Description: To disciple students and actively engage in the LCS community in ways that promote student growth academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and relationally for the purpose of advancing the school’s stated mission:
“To educate students in the light of God’s word to equip them for a lifetime of learning, leadership, 
service and worship.”
The Substitute Teacher is approved upon the recommendation of the Principal and Headmaster. 


Qualifications:
          1.    Be a born-again believer, maintaining a testimony that is above reproach.
          2.    Active in local, evangelical church.
          3.    High School Diploma
          4.    Demonstrate a commitment to Christian education.
          5.    Be in agreement with the Lakeland Christian School Statement of Faith and staff qualifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
        1.    The substitute teacher instructs students and facilitates their learning in the absence of the regular teacher.
        2.    Provides classroom instruction to students as outlined in lesson plans.
        3.    Creates a classroom that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of students.
        4.    Maintains a safe and orderly environment.
        5.    Maintains established routine of the school and classroom procedures in which assigned.
        6.    Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
        7.    Maintains reasonable rules of conduct which encourage self-discipline and responsibility.
        8.    Communicates effectively with parents when needed.
        9.    Completes other duties as assigned.            

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationship with staff and students. 
  2. Ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies.
  3. Must possess a positive attitude and work well with others.
  4. Ability to exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student/family matters.

Physical Demands:

  1. Required vision to read small print.
  2. Requires the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend.  Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  3. Requires the ability to stand for long periods.
  4. Requires lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 25 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job.
  5. Is subject to normal inside and outside environmental conditions.
  6. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position.
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General Teacher Job Description

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If you have questions, please contact Tracy Crosby in the Human Resources office.