Careers at MCA

Welcome to Maranatha

Maranatha Christian Academy is redefining what school is and can be. We are ready to occupy a space in education where curiosity is applauded, discovery is championed, and influencers are shaped. Our focus is not on what is immediately in front of us, but rather on the vision God has challenged us to pursue for our future.

You see, we are chasing after something more worthwhile than the sea of sameness found in education today—possibility, discovery, and being the people/place that ultimately changes our students for the better. In doing so, we are seeking teachers to join our innovative, forward-thinking, and creative community all based in a biblical worldview.

If this sounds like a distinctively fresh, particularly intentional approach, then consider joining our team. Thank you for your interest in developing the future leaders of tomorrow.

In His Service,

Deb Larson
Head of School


Make a Difference. Change a Life.

Maranatha Christian Academy is truly a place unlike any other. Here, we embrace innovation, ideation, and imagination. Maranatha has been and will continue to challenge the status quo in the education space as we know it. What we have come to find out is people are hungry for this new approach to educating their children, resulting in an ever-increasing enrollment. We also have learned our staff is equally as hungry to create the next generation of world-changers.

Are you interested in working at our highly innovative Christian school? Please view the criteria and follow the link in each job description to apply for our current positions. If there are no current positions, let us know you’re interested in being a changemaker by filling out a general employment application. We're always looking for qualified professionals to join our team! 


Is it work? Or fulfilling your calling?

Our staff, or better yet, our family, is a unique bunch. Yes, they are extremely qualified and masters of their craft, but they all possess special qualities—a true love for learning, fervent faith, tenacity, and most of all, a confidence God has called them to Maranatha. As a school, however, we do not simply rely on what our staff members bring, but we cultivate their talents and broaden their skill set with robust continual professional development programs.

Support. Opportunities. Growth.

One thing research tells us about teaching is that it’s highly complex and isolating at times. We are changing this narrative at Maranatha. We provide our staff members with numerous opportunities for growth, community, and development, while offering the support needed to become all that God has called them to be.

F.I.R.S.T. Program

F.I.R.S.T. stands for Forum for Inducting, Retaining, and Supporting Teachers. This program is Maranatha’s state and regionally recognized onboarding, mentoring, and support program for instructional staff in their first three years at MCA.

Innovation Incubators

Innovation. Change. Progress. All words that are used more and more frequently in every industry. At Maranatha Christian Academy, we have identified the need to develop a new, innovative approach to education to remain a leader in the field. In doing so, we realize that it is imperative to provide our teachers with the tools to teach in ways that maybe have not been considered in the past. Innovation Incubators are comprehensive design thinking cohorts where teachers learn changemaker processes (problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and more) that transfer immediately into the classroom.

Mini-Grant Program

Forward thinking, collaboration, and creativity are showcased in our mini-grant program. Staff members are encouraged to apply for mini-grants ranging from $$500–$$1,500 to innovate in their classrooms while providing additional compensation.

Awards of Excellence

Awards of Excellence recognizes teachers in categories such as education excellence, leadership, and innovation in the classroom based on peer nominations. Recipients receive bonus checks of $$1,000 at an end-of-the-year luncheon.

Compensation and Benefits

Maranatha offers a competitive salary and benefits structure including annual salary increases. Instructional staff also receive a salary increase upon completion of postgraduate work.

Depending on position, benefits may include:

  • Health Care and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement, Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • MCA Tuition Discount


We're Growing! View Our Open Positions.

Other Positions

If you are interested in joining our team and there are no open positions, let us know you're interested in being a changemaker by filling out a general employment application. We're always looking for qualified professionals to join our team!

Paraprofessionals

Maranatha Christian Academy is hiring a full-time paraprofessional. Duties for Paraprofessionals include the ability to work constructively with students, provide innovative and creative play, and the ability to resolve conflict. This position transitions and supervises students from the classroom to the playground and monitors students after school. 

Summary

To prayerfully support the program by assisting the supervisor(s) in coordinating daily activities, materials, and programming in lower school’s auxiliary programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

  • Teach and lead programs as directed by lead paraprofessional, assistant principal, or dean of student life
  • Sign students into and out of X-tended Day per school policy
  • Manage student behaviors at all times
  • Prepare daily activities and materials
  • Understand various health care procedures according to student needs.
  • Bi-annually renew CPR & First Aid training
  • Annually renew blood borne pathogen and harassment training
  • As determined by administration, view or attend other miscellaneous training
  • Be aware and provide a safe environment for all students
  • Mentor students and provide conflict resolution teaching and resolution
  • Follow MCA’s Discipline Policies and Procedures, disciplining in love
  • Provide general student supervision and direction
  • Allow student creativity in a controlled environment
  • Cooperate with administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Maintain a personal appearance that is a role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and in agreement with school philosophy
  • Contribute to the general improvement of the program.

Desired qualifications include experience working with students, social/emotional aptitude, and good communication skills.

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Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach

Summary

Maranatha Christian Academy is an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, and empowering co-creators of tomorrow. The head coach will build a program with a solid foundation that teaches student-athletes technical and tactical skills along with other valuable life skills through competition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop a summer camp and summer training program that you will oversee.
  • Develop a spiritual development plan for the season.
  • Hire and train assistant coaches. Involve them in planning and decision-making. Assign responsibilities.
  • Meet with middle school coaches regularly and develop them as coaches.
  • Complete all MSHSL and MSCHSA coach requirements.
  • Connect with coaches from other schools and build your competition schedule.
  • Keep inventory and a detailed list of equipment. Meet with athletic director to order new equipment.
  • Communicate sport-specific website updates to the athletic department.
  • Schedule and direct a pre-season interest meeting for families.
  • Attending a pre-season meeting with the athletic director.
  • Organize a community outreach team activity.
  • Plan special event nights such as youth night, parent night, senior night, teacher appreciation, etc.
  • Plan a varsity team retreat and team building day.
  • Meet with the strength coach to make a strength and conditioning plan for the season.
  • Send information needed for the media guide to the athletic department.
  • Develop a program-wide, middle school and high school, practice schedule.
  • Train athletes in a productive way that fits within the scope of the philosophy of Mustang Athletics.
  • Develop a youth program.
  • Develop a detailed plan for tryouts and practices.
  • Input game schedules and update scores and stats on required sites.
  • Communicate regularly with families through email, GroupMe, and in-person communication.
  • Work with athletes on setting and reaching their individual and team goals.
  • Connect regularly with athletes about their role and skill development.
  • Name and meet with captains regularly to develop them as leaders.
  • Film home/away games and schedule time to meet with the team to watch film if it is available.
  • Conduct post-season evals of assistant coaches.
  • Submit end of season report to the athletic director.
  • Attend a post-season meeting with the athletic director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                                                       

Manage high school and middle school assistant coaches. Communicate with coaches and develop them in a way that fits the culture of the program. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures as outlined in the MCA Coaches’ Handbook. Responsibilities include training coaches; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance with a post-season eval on assistants; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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Esports Head Coach

Summary

Maranatha Christian Academy is an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, and empowering co-creators of tomorrow. The head coach will build a program with a solid foundation that teaches student-athletes technical and tactical skills along with other valuable life skills through competition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Submit summer camp and training plans to the athletic department.
  • Submit a team basket for the Gala fundraiser.
  • Send a reminder to families with information about summer camp and training.
  • Connect with your athletes in the off-season.
  • Attend summer camp and training sessions.
  • Organize spiritual development plans for the upcoming season.
  • Attend the annual coaching staff meeting.
  • Attend the Mustang Athletics Golf Invitational and promote your program.
  • Keep inventory of equipment and order new equipment if needed.
  • Work with the athletic department to schedule practices and competitions.
  • Communicate any updates to your team webpage.
  • Schedule an interest meeting.
  • Select coach apparel from the BSN store.
  • Plan a team retreat.
  • Determine a tryout plan and how the team will be selected.
  • Create team contact lists and maintain communication with families throughout the season.
  • Communicate weekly with the athletic director.
  • Have athletes complete goal sheets and meet with athletes regularly.
  • Train athletes during practices and prepare them for competition.
  • Spiritual development with the team.
  • Send team results, news, and pictures to the athletic department.
  • Submit an end of season report to the athletic director.
  • Attend a post-season meeting with the athletic director.

 

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Teaching Positions for 2023-24

Maranatha has experienced enrollment growth the past two years. Due to this growth, we have the following positions open for the 2023-24 school year.

Middle/High School Spanish Teacher

Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) is a private school serving Grades Pre-kindergarten through 12 in Brooklyn Park, MN. We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow. MCA has opening for middle/high school Spanish teacher for the 2023-24 school year.

 

Essential Duties

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; models a consistent, daily walk with Jesus Christ in attitude, speech, and actions
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and administration
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements/standards of state and school and submits weekly to principal
  • Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual technology teaching aids to present subject matter to class
  • Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results
  • Assigns lessons, homework, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations
  • Teaches rules of conduct
  • Maintains order in classroom and in auxiliary spaces on campus as well as off-site school-sponsored activities
  • Counsels students when academic and/or behavioral problems arise
  • Discusses students' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
  • Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S..) from four-year college or university in Spanish Education; or secondary education with a Spanish minor.

Desired License: Minnesota state teaching license in Spanish K-12

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Engineering and Innovation Teacher

Summary

Maranatha Christian Academy is a private school serving Grades Pre-kindergarten through 12 in Brooklyn Park MN.  We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators and explorers grounded in Christian faith empowering co-creators of tomorrow.

Established in 1978, Maranatha is a fully accredited school that fulfills its mission by developing students who are self-directed, life-long learners, all the while assisting each student in establishing an unshakeable relationship with Jesus Christ.

The engineering and innovation director provides instruction and direction in spiritual, academic, social, and physical skills by performing the following duties. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and competency satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; models a consistent, daily walk with Jesus Christ in attitude, speech, and actions.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and administration.
  • Motivates students to accept God's gift of salvation and grow in their faith.
  • In an eight-period schedule, teaches six class periods (given two prep periods) plus advisory.
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements/standards of state and school and submits weekly to principal.
  • Review and align curriculum with the school’s overall mission.
  • Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual technology teaching aids to present subject matter to class.
  • Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results.
  • Assigns lessons, homework, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations.
  • Teaches rules of conduct
  • Maintains order in classroom and in auxiliary spaces on campus as well as off-site school sponsored activities.
  • Counsels students when academic and/or behavioral problems arise.
  • Discusses students' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
  • Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school.
  • Completes non-standard information requests for ISP Students (upper school only).
  • Coordinates class field trips.

Facility Management

  • Supervise preparation, use, daily maintenance and security of engineering and innovation (EI) facilities, equipment, components and supplies.
  • Develop and supervise safety and security protocols and general use policies of EI facility, equipment, components and supplies.
  • Evaluate and supervise equipment and component maintenance and repairs.
  • Evaluate needs and make recommendations on the acquisition of new equipment and components.
  • Coordinate major facility maintenance with cooperation of the physical plant manager.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, components and supplies.
  • Order replacement components and supplies as necessary.

Budget

  • Work with upper school administration to establish annual budget.

Development

  • Communicate EI growth and accomplishments associated with application of EI Endowment or restricted gift monies to ACS donors.
  • Provide hospitality and participate as needed with additional development initiatives, both EI and non-EI focused.

Public Relations

  • Participate in events that bring recognition to MCA and EI

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Responsible for extra-curricular activities, FLL, FTC, FRC, Robotics and Engineering Club, Inventors Club, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities                  

This job has supervisory responsibilities over students, student interns, paraprofessionals, extra-curricular coaches, and volunteers.

 

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Substitute Teachers & Substitute Paraprofessionals

Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) is a private school serving Grades Pre-kindergarten through 12 in Brooklyn Park, MN. We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow. MCA is hiring substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

Duties for substitute teachers include carrying out the lesson plans for the teacher and establishing/maintaining order in the classroom to keep the classroom environment conducive to effective learning.

 

Desired qualifications for teachers include previous classroom experience and or an education degree.

 

Duties for Paraprofessionals include the ability to work constructively with students, provide innovative and creative play, and the ability to resolve conflict. This position transitions and supervises students from the classroom to the playground and monitors students during lunch.

 

Desired qualifications for paraprofessionals include experience working with students, social/emotional aptitude, and good communication skills.

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Middle School Math Teacher Long Term Substitute

Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) is a private school serving Grades Pre-kindergarten through 12 in Brooklyn Park, MN. We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow. MCA has a full-time temporary opening for a long-term substitute for middle school math (pre-algebra) for spring (late April-early June) 2024.

Essential Duties

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; models a consistent, daily walk with Jesus Christ in attitude, speech, and actions
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and administration
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements/standards of state and school and submits weekly to principal
  • Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual technology teaching aids to present subject matter to class
  • Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results
  • Assigns lessons, homework, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations
  • Teaches rules of conduct
  • Maintains order in classroom and in auxiliary spaces on campus as well as off-site school-sponsored activities
  • Counsels students when academic and/or behavioral problems arise
  • Discusses students' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
  • Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S..) from four-year college or university in or 5-8 Education or Math Education.

Minnesota state teaching license in 5-8 Education a bonus, but not required.

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Interactive Video Introduction

Interested and eager? Introduce yourself to our team using the video below and let us know why you would like to work at Maranatha Christian Academy. Video submissions are sent directly to our HR and Principals. Other questions about working at MCA? Please email us at [email protected].