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 Grade School is prayerfully seeking applicants for two part time or a full-time Art position for the 2024-2025 school year.  The position would entail teaching Kindergarten-4th grade and/ or 5th grade-8th grade students. 

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 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 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold or can obtain certifications in Art Education.
  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statement

Job Requirements:

  • Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • 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

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

Pella Christian Grade School is prayerfully seeking applicants for a full-time Middle School Music position for the 2024-2025 school year. This position would be involved in teaching band, choir, and general music in grades 5-8 and possibly some high school. 

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 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 or Secondary Education
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teaching License
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain an Iowa Teaching License
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in Music Education
  • Agree to the Pella Christian Schools Belief Statement

Job Requirements:

  • Be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • 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

Pella Christian High School is seeking a full-time Mathematics Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The teacher in this position would hold a BA in Secondary Education with a Mathematics Endorsement and be able to obtain an Iowa Teaching License. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Individual Requirements:

  • Desire to honor Christ in all teaching and learning activities.
  • Fulfill the mission of Pella Christian High School to educate and nurture each student to serve in God’s world.
  • Demonstrate outstanding content knowledge and an understanding of the teaching and learning process.
  • Establish and carry out learning objectives based on a Reformed Biblical perspective and consistent with student needs, curricular standards, and knowledge of student growth and development.
  • Properly administer and utilize assessments to inform instruction.
  • Improve skill and knowledge based on current trends, research and methods in instructional techniques, technology, problem solving, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, and the greater community.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills with students and colleagues.

Interested candidates may contact Kevin Herdegen herdegenk@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440. Link to PCHS Application.

Pella Christian High School is seeking a part-time Art Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The teacher in this position would hold a BA in Secondary Education with an Art Endorsement and be able to obtain an Iowa Teaching License. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Individual Requirements:

  • Desire to honor Christ in all teaching and learning activities.
  • Fulfill the mission of Pella Christian High School to educate and nurture each student to serve in God’s world.
  • Demonstrate outstanding content knowledge and an understanding of the teaching and learning process.
  • Establish and carry out learning objectives based on a Reformed Biblical perspective and consistent with student needs, curricular standards, and knowledge of student growth and development.
  • Properly administer and utilize assessments to inform instruction.
  • Improve skill and knowledge based on current trends, research and methods in instructional techniques, technology, problem solving, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, and the greater community.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills with students and colleagues.

Interested candidates may contact Kevin Herdegen herdegenk@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440. Link to PCHS Application.

Support Positions

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 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

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

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

Pella Christian is prayerfully seeking applications for a full-time Food Services Director for the 2024-2025 school year.

Job Requirements:

  • Agree to the Pella Christian Belief Statement
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the school, and community
  • Enjoy working with and supporting students and families
  • Have knowledge of or willingness to learn the Federal School Lunch Program
  • Have experience in food preparation and/or food services
  • Have experience working with and providing oversight to other employees
  • Communicate verbally and in writing, with some technology skills 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of Food Service at Pella Christian Schools
  • Maintain compliance with Federal School Lunch program guidelines
  • Work with food and supply distributors to ensure needs are met in a timely manner
  • Work with the Business Office to confirm accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Work directly with building kitchen leads to ensure daily operations of kitchens
  • Oversee all Cafeteria Staff, including hiring, training, and management
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to: Head of Schools

Compensation and Benefits

  • 35-40 hours per week during the school year, contracted hourly
  • Pay depending on skills and experience
  • Insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and PTO
  • Approximate start date of July 1, 2024

Interested candidates may contact Dan Zylstra at zylstrad@pceagles.org or at 641-628-4440. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Link to application.

Pella Christian Grade School Food Service program has an immediate opening for a part-time position for the 2023-2024 school year. This position would be working Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday. Approximate hours are 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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  or 641-628-2414 ext. 229 with inquiries or questions.

PCGS Application for position

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.

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