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The Woodlands Methodist School

  • Head of School

    The primary responsibility of the Head of School is to promote and implement the mission and policies of The Woodlands Methodist School, a ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The Head of School reports to The Woodlands UMC School Board and Senior Pastor. This position is also responsible for executing the strategic vision of the school, overseeing the school’s day to day operations, and guiding each student toward academic excellence while cultivating their God given talents.

    Principle Operational and Administrative Duties

    • Works with The Woodlands UMC School Board to plan development strategies and goals
    • Proposes policies or policy changes, as well as ensures that the policies of the School Board are consistently implemented
    • Directly supervises the Preschool, Lower School and Middle School Director(s)
    • Directly supervises the Director of Admission and School Business Manager and oversee the recruitment, admission and enrollment of students and budget, licensing and accreditation
    • Presents to The Woodlands UMC Finance Committee annual budget and tuition rates in October
    • Develops and manages school budget in compliance with The Woodlands UMC policies and accounting practices
    • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations regarding education, health and safety
    • Oversees the planning and communication of all school wide events
    • Attends Preschool, Lower and Middle School events
    • Maintains all standards consistent with accreditation guidelines
    • Communicates to all parent constituencies to ensure understanding of all school policies and programs
    • Ensures the safety of each student
    • Promotes TWMS to parents, The Woodlands UMC, the community, and other Christian schools
    • Oversees school management policies and processes, which includes TWMS Student Handbook & Staff Handbook
    • Partners with PEO regarding school activities and improvements
    • Advises the School Board and the Senior Pastor regularly
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the School Board or Senior Pastor

    Principle Instructional Leadership and Development Responsibilities

    • Builds and maintains a positive image for The Woodlands UMC and The Woodlands Methodist School
    • Leads the evaluation of the academic curriculum that it reflects the Christian priorities of TWMS
    • Ensures the school attains and maintains applicable accreditations
    • Stays current on latest education and government issues affecting the school
    • Encourages growth of the faculty through in-service opportunities and continued education
    • Represents TWMS to other academic institutions and associations

    Personal and Spiritual Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in education or related field is required
    • Masters or Doctoral degree in education is preferred
    • Demonstrates a growing Christian character, maturity and leadership at home and in the community
    • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, listening and coaching skills
    • An excellent communicator that has a proven record of easily and effectively communicating with children, parents, teachers, staff and superiors

    Requirements

    To qualify the successful Head of School should be a person with strong Christian values, exceptional leadership qualities with teaching and/or administration experience.

    • Proven leadership experiences with regard to leading, supervising, supporting and developing faculty to their fullest potential
    • Experience in administering the school policies and procedures, including disciplinary measures
    • Experience navigating the governance of a large institution with many stakeholders
    • Commitment to high academic standards, character-building and development of faculty and staff
    • Experience in fundraising and development
    • Experience in classroom teaching
    • Experience in Curriculum development
    • School Administration experience preferred

    CLASSIFICATION:

    • This is a full-time, exempt position eligible for benefits.

    All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

  • Intervention Specialist

    The Woodlands Methodist School, a ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church, is looking for an Intervention Specialist.

    The Intervention Specialist is responsible for providing targeted intervention services for small groups of students, selecting and creating intervention curriculum, and building an intervention plan & team.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education
    • Five years experience in intervention, remediation services or special education
    • Growing Christian
    • Ability to work well with parents, teachers, and administrators

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    • Responsible to the school Director(s)

    FUNCTIONS:

    • Create a team to assess academic intervention needs
    • Lead the team in developing guidelines for academic intervention
    • Schedule and provide intervention services<
    • Create and implement targeted lessons to remediate identified academic weaknesses
    • Develop baselines and assessments to identify and monitor remediation needs
    • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support students
    • Communicate individual student progress periodically to families
    • Performs other duties as requested by the administrative staff

    CLASSIFICATION:

    • This is a full-time position that is benefits eligible.

     

    All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

  • Middle School Science Teacher

    The Woodlands Methodist School – Middle School is currently seeking candidates for a seventh and eighth grade science teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

    This position is responsible for providing the best possible learning environment for children. Teachers should have certification in science. Teachers must be committed Christians. This position is responsible to the Director of Middle School and is full-time (benefits eligible).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Each teacher should have a baccalaureate degree and certification in science.
    • Three years or more year of teaching experience is preferred.
    • Teachers must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families.
    • Must meet church and school requirements, which include fingerprinting and an extensive background check.

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Create and maintain a classroom setting that meets TWMS requirements, and national accreditation expectations.
    • Write weekly lesson plans reflecting individual student needs and hands on learning activities while maintaining the developmental philosophy of the program. Lesson plans should include TEKS.
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
    • Collaborate with the Director of Middle School, and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner
    • Plan with and clarify expectations for the classroom assistant and any support staff or volunteer who may be assigned to the class

    All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

  • Lower/Middle Eagle Club Assistant

    The Woodlands Methodist School – Lower/Middle School is currently seeking candidates for Eagle Club Assistant positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Eagle Club is optional extended care for enrolled students. Eagle Club is available to lower and middle school students before school from 7:30-8:30 a.m. or after school until 5:30 p.m. This position is responsible for supervising students during Eagle Club.

    Education and Experience:

    • High School graduate, some college preferred
    • An interest in working with children Kindergarten through 8th grade and a willingness to work under the supervision of the Eagle Club Coordinator
    • Must be a committed Christian comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
    • Must meet licensing requirements; which includes fingerprinting and an extensive background check

     

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Be available for a shift from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Work with and supervise students participating in Eagle Club who will be engaging in art, recreation, games and/or playground activities.
    • Be available to help with homework if needed.
    • Help with arrival and dismissal to Eagle Club
    • Follow daily plans in meeting with the school philosophy
    • Collaborate with the Administrative Services Coordinator and Eagle Club Coordinator in all Eagle Club activities.
    • Meet licensing and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner
    • Cooperate with others who share the classroom, including school staff and other The Woodlands UMC ministries.

     

    CLASSIFICATION:

    • Part time/non-exempt; not to exceed 29 hours/week

     

    All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

  • Director of Athletics

    Function

    The Director of Athletics is responsible for developing, directing and coordinating all school-wide athletic activities.  This will include coordination of all athletic events as well as managing the athletic department budgets for TWMS.  This includes serving as a resource to students and faculty.

    Accountability

    The Director of Athletics reports to Director of Middle School and is also accountable to the Head of School and The Woodlands UMC School Board.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    The following positions report to the Director of Athletics: all coaches and all para-professionals who coach.

    The Director of Athletics also works in close coordination with the following positions concerning athletic policies and programs:  Director of Middle School, Nurses, the School Business Office, and other ministries including Recreation Ministry and Facilities.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required; Master’s degree is preferred
    • Five years’ experience in coaching required, Middle School coaching is a plus
    • Teaching certification necessary
    • Athletic director experience preferred
    • Strong growing Christian who is comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills necessary
    • Management/supervisory experience is required
    • Must meet licensing requirements; which include fingerprinting and an extensive background check

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement athletic program.
    • Develop and update an athletic handbook.
    • Organize middle school teams and schedules for each team.
    • Secure officials and workers for all home games.
    • Notify the administration, staff, and parents of team schedules and any change in practice or game schedules.
    • Recruit and supervise all coaches in Athletics Program.
    • Ensure all coaches follow TWMS guidelines and rules, as outlined in the TWMS Athletic Handbook.
    • Purchase and maintain an inventory of all athletic supplies and uniforms.
    • Supervise all students and make sure coaches supervise all students participating in an athletic event including practice.
    • Teaching any additional classes as needed.
    • Ensuring all coaches include times for prayer and Christian growth.
    • Organize and lead pep rallies and the athletic banquet.
    • Work with Recreation Ministries to coordinate Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club.
    • Attend and lead all athletic booster club meetings.
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    • Approve training requests.
    • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior and serve as a role model for all faculty and students.
    • Meet school and church requirements for professional growth.
    • Oversee student management policies and processes including, TWMS Athletic Handbook, and parent/teacher communications.
    • Develop and manage the athletic school budget in compliance with The Woodlands UMC policies and accounting practices.
    • Interview, select, and supervise coaches.
    • Define expectations, assess, and manage performance of coaches.
    • Foster open communication, comradery, and team building among coaches.
    • Perform other duties as needed.

    All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

Preschool

    If you would like to leave your job application on file, download the application and send your completed application to Jana Graham at jgraham@twumc.org.