Bring Your Faith to Work

At Pella Christian, your identity in Christ is celebrated and used to build God’s Kingdom. We are a community of professionals who find great purpose in using our God-given gifts to develop students’ God-given gifts and equipping them for lives of service in His Kingdom.

Could the Lord be leading you here?

Employment

If you desire to work in a dynamic environment with colleagues who value excellence, collaboration, and relationships, we’d welcome the opportunity to connect with you.

Pella Christian is rooted in the Reformed faith and firmly believe that God is sovereign over all areas of life and learning, including our curricular and co-curricular activities. To fulfill the PC mission, our teachers and staff are supported by the Teaching for Transformation framework and our coaches are guided by the Coaching for Transformation framework. Recent Professional Development for teachers has focused on Teaching for Transformation, Deeper Learning, Student Support Services, and peer collaboration.

We are seeking highly qualified individuals who are in full agreement with Pella Christian’s Statement of Faith. Pella Christian Grade School and Pella Christian High School are accredited by Christian Schools International (CSI). Applicants must possess or be able to obtain proper licensure/endorsements as described in the job description.

General inquiries concerning openings or working at Pella Christian may be directed to our principals Ben Dirksen (Preschool-8 Principal) or Kevin Herdegen (9-12 Principal). Inquiries concerning Spanish Immersion may be directed to Lucy Prado (Spanish Immersion Point Person). Those interested in coaching may contact Dan Branderhorst (Pella Christian Schools Activities Director).

Please submit the following documents to apply for one of the positions listed below. Documentation may be sent to the email addresses noted above.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed Application (listed under each position description)
  • Signed Faith Statement

In addition, teaching positions are also asked to provide the following items:

  • Three Professional or Personal Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of your Teaching Certificate or Coaching Authorization
  • Official College Transcripts

Teaching Positions

Teacher candidates may be invited to visit campus for an interview and to teach an appropriate lesson. When a visit or teaching opportunity is not possible, candidates may be invited to interview through Zoom and asked to send a video recording of a class they’ve taught.

Pella Christian Schools, located in Pella, Iowa, are looking for bilingual individuals who are passionate about Christian education. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing immersion program as part of a diverse and united team.

Job Requirements

Pella Christian Grade School is prayerfully seeking applicants for teachings positions in the Spanish Immersion track for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Pella Christian Grade School is passionate about our mission of “challenging students to develop their individual God-given gifts for a life of service in God’s Kingdom”.  Our team of first-class elementary educators is committed to living out our mission by creating a culture of belonging, discovery, and growth. We are currently seeking to add a qualified educator who loves Jesus, is passionate about a calling to journey with students, embraces collaboration, and desires to facilitate high-quality, student-centered learning.

Educational Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teaching License
  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statement

Job Requirements:

  • Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Have educational background (elementary, middle or high school teacher or something related like a Spanish, history, literature, or science professor, etc.),
  • Be a native Spanish-speaker (or have a high level of Spanish) and speak English.
  • Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of Pella Christian Grade School.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Commit to building and sustaining positive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Lovingly guide students as they discover and develop their understanding of who God is and who they are.
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the classroom, school, and community.
  • Establish and carry out learning objectives consistent with student needs, curricular standards, and a knowledge of student growth and development.
  • Appropriately administer and utilize assessments to inform instruction.
  • Seek to improve skill and knowledge base in current trends, research and methods in instructional techniques, technology, problem solving, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates may contact Ben Dirksen at dirksenb@pceagles.org or at 641-628-2414.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Link to application

Support Positions

Pella Christian Schools Food Service program has a immediate openings for part-time cafeteria positions for the 2024-2025 school year. This role is flexible and can work well into a parent/grandparent schedule.

Job Requirements:

  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statements
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the school, and community
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Follow-through and self motivated when presented with obstacles
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • The ability to work effectively with school staff, the school community, and other representatives


Contact Taunya Van Maanen, Food Service Director at  vanmaanent@pceagles.org or 641-628-2414 ext. 229 with inquiries or questions.

PCS Application for position

Pella Christian Early Education is prayerfully seeking applicants for a part-time Extended-Care Assistant position for the 2024-2025 school year.  Extended-Care is a service at Pella Christian Grade School which provides bell to bell enrichment care for preschool students when they are not in their preschool classes.

Pella Christian Early Education is passionate about our mission of “challenging students to develop their individual God-given gifts for a life of service in God’s Kingdom”.  Our team of first-class early childhood educators is committed to living out our mission by creating a culture of belonging, discovery, and growth through play-based learning. We are currently seeking to add a qualified team member who loves Jesus, is passionate about a calling to journey with students, and has a heart for service

Qualification Requirements:

  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statement
  • Holds a GED or higher

Job Requirements:

  • Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of Pella Christian Early Education.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Commit to building and sustaining positive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Lovingly guide students as they discover and develop their understanding of who God is and who they are.
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the classroom, school, and community.
  • Has the physical abilities to perform the required job duties
  • Seek to improve skill and knowledge base in current trends, research and methods in instructional techniques, technology, problem solving, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates may contact Ben Dirksen at dirksenb@pceagles.org or at 641-628-2414.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Link to application

Pella Christian Grade School is prayerfully seeking applicants for a part-time Kindergarten Assistant position in the Spanish Immersion track for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Pella Christian Grade School is passionate about our mission of “challenging students to develop their individual God-given gifts for a life of service in God’s Kingdom”.  Our team of first-class elementary educators is committed to living out our mission by creating a culture of belonging, discovery, and growth. We are currently seeking to add a qualified educator who loves Jesus, is passionate about a calling to journey with students, embraces collaboration, and desires to facilitate high-quality, student-centered learning.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statement
  • Holds a GED or higher
  • Fluent in Spanish and good understanding of English

Job Requirements:

  • Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of Pella Christian Schools.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Commit to building and sustaining positive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Lovingly guide students as they discover and develop their understanding of who God is and who they are.
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the classroom, school, and community.
  • Has the physical abilities to perform the required job duties
  • Seek to improve skill and knowledge base in current trends, research and methods in instructional techniques, technology, problem solving, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates may contact Ben Dirksen at dirksenb@pceagles.org or at 641-628-2414.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Link to application

PCGS Application for position

Pella Christian Grade School Transportation Department is looking for an individuals who might be interested in obtaining their Class B CDL, with School Bus and Passenger endorsements, to drive a bus route and/or activity bus for the 2024-2025 school year.  Individual training available by a certified trainer – whom can get prepare you for the Department of Transportation test in a day or two.  If you don’t feel this is for you, please tell someone that might be interested. This is a great opportunity for retired individuals with flexible schedules! Please contact Chris Fynaardt, Transportation Director, at fynaardtc@pceagles.org if interested or with any questions.

Coaching Positions

Pella Christian is seeking a Head Coach for High School Girls Soccer. PC’s student athletes use their gifts and passions for athletics to serve and glorify God while they continue to grow in Him…might you be called to serve through this fast-paced coaching experience? Interested candidates may contact Dan Branderhorst at branderhorstd@pceagles.org or at 641-628-4440. Go eagles!

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