Employment

Two Rivers Classical Academy is seeking teachers with a passion for teaching children how to learn. This passion will flow from a teacher’s own love of learning and pursuit of excellence. These traits, inspired and governed by love for Jesus Christ and the world he created, will breathe life into the curriculum and will create an academic culture of joyful excellence.

2022-2023 Academic Year

TRCA is eager to identify candidates for the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year (please contact us regarding your interest!):

Regular Teachers (full days, most subjects, two or three days per week) 

  • Grammar School (K-4)
  • Logic School (5-8)
  • Rhetoric School (9-10)

Subject / Adjunct Teachers for:

  • Math (Middle & High School)
  • Sciences (Middle & High School)
  • Formal Logic & Rhetoric (Middle & High School)
  • Literature & Language Arts (Middle & High School)
  • History and Theology (Middle and High School)
  • Latin Language (High School)
  • Classroom Associate (K-5)
Substitute Teachers (all grades K-10)
 

Administrative Support

  • Campus Secretary
  • Executive Assistant (Full-time)

Application Process

We are currently accepting résumés for all positions. To begin the process:

  1. Read the following:
    1. TRCA’s Statement of Faith
    2. Collaborative Model
    3. Classical Model 
    4. Christian Model
  2. Create a separate document called “Narrative Answers” and briefly explain the following:
    1. Your own familiarity and interest in Classical education;
    2. Your interest and ability to work in a Collaborative model with parent co-teachers; and
    3. Your own faith in Jesus Christ and thoughts on TRCA’s Statement of Faith.
  3. Follow the link below to submit the following documents:
    1. Your Résumé or CV;
    2. Your Narrative Answers; and
    3. Optionally, your Cover Letter

Regular Teacher

Summary

This position has responsibility for one classroom of up to 16 students. The Teacher is responsible for classroom instruction two days per week (Monday and Wednesday), for creating lesson plans and assignments for the full week, for communicating assignments to co-teachers (i.e., parents), and for consultation with co-teachers throughout the week. Curriculum and materials will be provided. This position reports to the Lead Teacher or the Head of School.

Position Type

Part-time (13 instructional hours per week, plus additional preparation time as needed). Some special events, training, and in-service days are also required.

Salary   

$13,000+ over 10 months (minimum base salary; may vary based upon experience and qualifications)

Benefits

 Retirement

Start Date

Classes begin in August. Training for incoming teachers will occur throughout the summer.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at a Classical school
  • Iowa teaching certification/license
  • Advanced degree

Subject / Adjunct Teacher

Summary

The Subject / Adjunct Teacher is a subject-matter expert who teaches a designated subject to one or more grades/classrooms, either one or two days per week. These teachers plan and create lesson plans for the full week (academy and home days), and work to coordinate and integrate subject matter across the curriculum. Examples of adjunct subjects include: Latin, Logic, Math, Fine Arts, and Physical Education, etc.

Position Type

Part-time (from 1 up to 13 instructional hours per week, plus additional preparation time as needed). Some special events, training, and in-service days are also required.

Salary   

Commensurate with expertise, time, and availability

Benefits

Retirement

Start Date

Classes begin in August. Training for incoming teachers will occur throughout the summer.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus subject-matter expertise
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with Classical education
  • Teaching certification
  • Degree in subject matter

Substitute Teacher 

Summary

The Substitute Teacher fills in for the Regular or Adjunct Teacher, following the established lesson plan and maintaining the classroom schedule and discipline.

Position Type

Scheduled as needed, either well-planned or upon short notice. Some training and in-service days are also required.

Salary   

$100 per full day of instruction (base; may be pro-rated)

Benefits

None

Start Date

Classes begin in August. Training for incoming teachers throughout the summer.

Required Qualifications
  • Relevant training or experience
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education
Desirable Qualifications
  • Ongoing contact and engagement with the Academy (e.g., parent)

Classroom Associates

Summary

The Classroom Associate assists the Regular or Adjunct Teacher with classroom instruction, following the established lesson plan, and maintaining the classroom schedule and discipline.

Position Type

Part-time, hourly, and preferably on a regular weekly schedule. Some training and in-service days are also required.

Salary   

$12.00/hour (minimum base salary; may vary based upon experience and qualifications)

Benefits

Retirement

Start Date

Classes begin in August. May participate in training for incoming teachers throughout the summer.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant training or experience
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ongoing contact and engagement with the Academy (e.g., parent)

Executive Assistant

Summary

The TRCA Executive Assistant will fill a role of 32-40 hours per week, and will be available during regular operating hours, typically 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This position may also work additional hours as needed including some weekend hours.  Responsibilities will include serving as the primary assistant to the TRCA Headmaster and coordinating projects and initiatives. This position is distinct from the Campus Secretary, who handles many of the duties of a receptionist. 

The Executive Assistant must maintain confidentiality with TRCA business, including student and family information, faculty/staff information, TRCA board meetings/conversations, and communication with the Headmaster related to these and similar subjects. The Executive Assistant must be proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Suite and be familiar with using databases. The Executive Assistant should be comfortable with virtual collaboration.

Position TypeFull-time, salary
Salary   Commensurate with experience
BenefitsHealth and Retirement
Start DateSpring 2022
Required Qualifications

The Executive Assistant should display Christlike attitudes and actions at all times.  The Executive Assistant must agree with the TRCA statement of faith.  The Executive Assistant should be a part of a culture of joyful excellence at TRCA.  This includes the ability to patiently respond to challenging and stressful situations with love, perseverance, and diligence.  

List of Responsibilities

Assisting the Headmaster:

  • Answering TRCA phones and screening/answering/forwarding calls as appropriate
  • Managing/updating TRCA calendar
  • Scheduling family appointments with Headmaster
  • Coordinating meetings with the leadership team, board, and staff
  • Receiving and managing enrollment inquiries
  • Updating school policy documents
  • Coordinating tasks on behalf of Headmaster – communicating with faculty and staff as needed
  • Serving as a liaison with the general public – vendors, landlords, etc. 
  • Substituting for other roles when needed, such as classroom teacher or campus secretary
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Editing/proofreading communications when requested
  • Coordinating travel arrangements for conferences as needed, such as transportation and hotel
  • Placing orders for necessary TRCA supplies and materials
  • Maintaining an updated substitute teacher list

Coordinating projects and initiatives:

  • Drafting some communications (ex. parent update emails, text notifications, campus notes) 
  • Compiling/publishing school and parent information (eg. uniforms, book lists, school supply list)
  • Working with Headmaster to plan, coordinate, and implement TRCA Events
  • Creating forms, documents, and basic promotional materials for events
  • Scheduling student assessments
  • Updating TRCA website content
  • Maintaining student and faculty files and records within school management system (currently PraxiSchool)
  • Processing mail 
  • Managing library of TRCA-owned books – track the storage and “check outs”

Campus Secretary

Summary

The TRCA Campus Secretary will be responsible to fill the role of a secretary at TRCA on school days (2-3 days per week) during the school year.  Responsibilities include greeting parents and visitors, assisting students with basic first aid, and maintaining office supplies. Working hours may range between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with typical hours between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when school is in session. Schedule will be building-specific and may vary based on day of the week.  This position will have regular hours only while classes are in session.

Position Type

Part-time, hourly

Salary   

$12.00/hour (minimum base salary; may vary based upon experience and qualifications)

Benefits

Retirement

Start Date

Classes begin in August.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant training or experience
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ongoing contact and engagement with the Academy (e.g., parent)

Lunch/Recess Associate

Summary

The Lunch/Recess Associate will assist with lunch and recess related activities as needed while school is in session.

Position Type

Part-time, hourly, Working hours typically range between 10 am and 3 pm when school is in session. Schedule and hours will vary based on grades and campus location.

Salary   

$10.00/hour (minimum base salary; may vary based upon experience and qualifications)

Benefits

None

Start Date

Classes begin in August.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant training or experience
  • Agreement with and support of TRCA’s Statement of Faith
  • Strong commitment to Christian education and the Collaborative and Classical models of education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ongoing contact and engagement with the Academy (e.g., parents and scholars)