Career Opportunities

Real Life Christian Academy looks for candidates who have a passion for teaching kids, possess great credentials and endless enthusiasm for life. We have a highly selective and competitive hiring process and provide a full benefits package.

Please initiate the application process by completing the form below.

All applicants will submit materials electronically.

You will receive an email reply with instructions to continue the application process upon completing the electronic application.

Disclaimer

Real Life Christian Academy is a ministry of Real Life Christian Church of Clermont. The church and Academy do not discriminate against members, applicants, students and others on the basis of race, color or national or ethnic origin.

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Preschool Director - Kaley Campus

Preschool Director (RLCA- Kaley Campus)

The Preschool Director is responsible for all aspects of operating a full-time preschool program on the Real Life Christian Academy Campus for children ages 3-years through pre-kindergarten. This includes leadership in marketing and advertisement, compliance, staff recruitment, child enrollment processes, communication, curriculum development, classroom management, staff development, and budgeting.

Essential Job Functions

The Preschool Director must:

  • Lead a team of teachers and staff in the establishment and operation of a premier Christian preschool and homeschool.
  • Develop and implement a marketing/advertising plan that creates interest in the preschool and homeschool and fuels strong enrollment.
  • Recruit and train teachers and support personnel as needed to staff the preschool and homeschool.
  • Establish enrollment processes that ensure children are enrolled efficiently, acclimated smoothly, and monitored to ensure success.
  • Function as primary contact person for parents/guardians on enrollment, assimilation, progress, and all other matters pertaining to the preschool.
  • In conjunction with site leadership, regularly select and/or develop high quality curriculum that is engaging, educationally sound, and appropriate for a Christian preschool environment.
  • Implement classroom management practices that ensure a safe, secure, and orderly preschool environment is maintained at all times.
  • Oversee all matters of compliance with all relevant organizations, including those pertaining to the law and accreditation.
  • Regularly monitor, evaluate, and develop preschool staff ensuring that a healthy culture of learning is fostered.
  • Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of children’s ministry facilities and grounds.
  • Develop an annual budget for the preschool ensuring needs are met and profitability targets are realized.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field is required.
  • Possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a leader in a children’s education.
  • Be a strong, collaborative leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion for teaching children, and have the ability to function as an administrator.
  • Be able to integrate a biblical Christian worldview in all subjects and aspects of the curriculum.
  • Must possess, or be able to gain VPK Director Credential.
  • Embrace the mission and core values of Real Life Christian Academy.
  • Must possess a passion for teaching children, have a strong work ethic and knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and special events is a plus.

Other requirements may include a teaching certificate, staff credential, and/or CPR certification.

Extended Care Staff

Extended Care Staff

Real Life Christian Academy is seeking extended care staff for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants must have a high school degree, a clear Level II background check and a strong Christian testimony.

Essential Job Functions

The extended care staff person must:

  • Implement activity plans and other duties while maintaining continuous, proper supervision of students at all times.
  • Partner and communicate with parents to provide the best care for their children.
  • Support the creative use and proactive upkeep of church ministry facilities and grounds.
  • Have a genuine love for students and a positive, can-do, team-oriented attitude.
  • Must maintain a lifestyle consistent with the mission of the church and academy, acting as Christian role models for students.

This is an hourly position reporting to the extended care manager. Hours are M, T, Th, and F 2:45-6 p.m. and W 12:45-6 p.m.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Must posses a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma.
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Embrace the mission and core values of Real Life Christian Academy.

Middle School Tennis Coach

Middle School Tennis Coach

The position of middle school tennis coach is a seasonal, February - April, stipend position.

Applicants must have a high school degree, a clear Level II background check and a strong Christian testimony. Coaching experience in tennis strongly preferred. The RLCA tennis program is developing and this position is integral to the building and launch.

RLCA requires a growing Christian walk, a genuine love for students, and a positive, can-do, team-oriented attitude. The coach must maintain a lifestyle consistent with the mission of the church and academy as they are acting as Christian role models for students.

Interested candidates should email a resume for consideration to Coach Lawson at dlawson@getreallife.com. Appropriate candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Director of Multi-Site Education

Director of Multi-Site Education

Real Life Christian Academy is opening preschool and homeschool extensions on three satellite campuses: East Orlando and Mount Dora. Reporting directly to the Real Life Christian Academy head of school, the director of multi-site education is responsible for oversight in establishing and developing all aspects of preschool and homeschool operations at each site above and offering support to the Clermont campuses as needed. This support includes oversight and leadership in sharing best practices regarding: marketing and advertisement, compliance, staff recruitment, facilities usage, student enrollment processes, communication, curriculum development, classroom management, staff development, and budgeting across all sites.

Essential Job Functions

The director of multi-site education must:

  • Lead multi-site teams in the establishment and operation of premier Christian preschools and homeschool extensions, including day-to-day operation and routine special events.
  • Support the on-site personnel in developing and implementing marketing/advertisement plans that create interest in the preschools and homeschools fueling strong enrollment.
  • Monitor and report on key health metrics.
  • Assist on-site personnel in identifying and maximizing programs’ strengths and identifying and addressing areas of opportunity.
  • Support the on-site personnel in recruiting and training teachers and other personnel as needed to staff preschool and homeschool.
  • Assure preschool and homeschool classroom management practices are safe, secure, and orderly at all times.
  • Assure all matters of compliance.
  • Oversee all aspects of safety including practices, policies, and facilities.
  • Identify and share proven best practices across sites.
  • Establish and maintain regular communication with all stakeholders.
  • Promote a culture that aligns with RLCA core values.
  • Assist and support site personnel in resolving issues as they arise.
  • Serve as a resource for site personnel.
  • Assist in the development of an annual budget for the preschool ensuring needs are met and profitability targets are realized.
  • Support the Real Life mission and school leadership.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Minimum Education and Experience

Applicants must:

  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Possess a minimum of three to five years of experience as a leader in early childhood and/or homeschool education.
  • Possess a master’s degree in education from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or a related field in education is required.
  • Possess VPK Director Credential.
  • Embrace the Mission and Core Values of Real Life Christian Academy.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possessing a passion for teaching children, and have a demonstrated record in educational leadership.

Other requirements may include a teaching certificate and a CPR certification. A working knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and special events is a plus.

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Real Life Christian Academy is seeking substitute teachers for the 2017-18 school year for both the upper and lower school programs. Applicants must have a high school degree, a clear Level II background check, and a strong Christian testimony.

In addition, RLCA requires a growing Christian walk, a genuine love for students, and a positive, can-do, team-oriented attitude. Substitute teachers must maintain a lifestyle consistent with the mission of the church and academy as they are acting as Christian role models for students.

This is an hourly position reporting to the division directors. Primary responsibilities include implementing the teachers' lesson plans and other duties associated with the teaching role. Interviews of candidates will be held on an ongoing basis.

Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Reporting to the head of school, the director of fine and performing arts will oversee all aspects of fine and performing arts at Real Life Christian Academy including program development, quality control, and professional development. This is a 10-month full time position that includes both a manageable teaching load as well as administrative responsibility.

Essential Job Functions

The director of fine and performing arts must:

  • Advise administration regarding strategic and tactical aspects of the arts on campus.
  • Assess and evaluate the state of the academy’s arts program.
  • Provide detailed, timely feedback for arts faculty and administration.
  • Oversee the all strategic aspects of the arts programs Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Ensure that all fine and performing arts events reflect the high standards of Real Life Christian Academy.
  • Assist division directors in matters of scheduling, course development, faculty placement and evaluation.
  • Connect well with parents, colleagues, students, and those outside the RLCA community.
  • Actively and creatively promote RLCA arts programs with students, parents, staff, and the community.
  • Documents student success in the arts using a variety of media.
  • Develop ancillary support aspects for the arts including honor societies, external discipline-specific memberships, and competitions.
  • Cultivate discipline-specific excellence throughout the arts at RLCA.
  • Support teachers at all levels in all arts’ disciplines by visiting their classrooms, meeting with them one-on-one, and attending their events.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the arts staff to ensure alignment to core values.
  • Actively promote a healthy, vibrant culture of learning in and around the arts.
  • Support the leadership of the school.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants must:
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Have a minimum of two years of school arts leadership.
  • Have a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Be collaborative and have demonstrated success in program development.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possessing a passion for teaching children, and have a demonstrated record in educational leadership.

Advancement Officer

Advancement Officer

The position of Advancement Officer is 12 months, full-time, and reports to the Head of School.

Essential Job Function

The Advancement Officer must:

    • Devise and manage a program designed to attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution. The range of oversight may include annual fund solicitation; planned giving programs; corporate and foundation proposals; and planning for major capital gifts.
    • Help develop and coordinate all aspects of the major gifts campaign.
    • Keep the head of school and informed on a weekly basis of the fund-raising activities of this office.
    • Develop a plan to increase alumni and parental support of, and involvement in, the institution.
    • Create a coordinated electronic and print publications, which will most effectively communicate with our various constituencies.
    • Develop a complete program of research into and an action plan of solicitation of the school's key prospects.
    • Oversee processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts, recognition, and the maintaining of giving records of donors to the school.
    • Serve as the inspirational leader for giving on campus.
    • Plan and execute programs that enhance the public perception of Real Life Christian Academy.
    • Cultivate a healthy vibrant relationship between alumni and the academy.
    • Represent the academy at various events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
    • Support the school and its leadership.

Minimum Education and Experience

Applicants must

  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrate a successful history in institutional fund raising.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be collaborative and have demonstrated success in program development.
  • Be capable establishing and cultivating healthy relationships.
  • Embrace the Mission and Core Values of Real Life Christian Academy.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possessing a passion for children and schools.

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