Adventist Education

A Journey to Excellence
Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy
Nov. 18, 2022
Resumes Due:
Dec. 16, 2022

Description: Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy (MLAJA) is seeking a principal with teaching responsibilities. Daily time will be scheduled for administrative duties along with teaching several humanities area classes. MLAJA is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, two hours east of San Francisco and one hour north of Yosemite National Park. This puts skiing, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities close to the school. At the same, San Francisco and other Bay Area attractions are only 130 miles away. The MLAJA community consists of an active and supportive church, a thriving Early Childhood Education Center, and an expanding Adventist hospital. A full-time office administrator handles day-to-day office duties and communications. The school receives additional support from an established endowment.

Experience: Candidates will value the spiritual emphasis that is central to MLAJA’s mission, have a growth mindset, demonstrate strong organizational skills, enjoy communication and marketing, and be able to amplify the existing strengths of an exceptional staff. Teaching responsibilities may include grades 7-10 Language Arts, Social Studies, or Religion depending on the endorsements of the applicant. (The staff is very talented and are flexible with what they are willing to teach.) Applicants must be active members of the Seventh-day Adventist church and eligible to work in the United States. (Hold current work visa and residency in the US if not a US citizen.) The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: 1) holds or is qualified to receive NAD teaching certification; 2) has or is willing to work on obtaining Administrative certification; 3) maintains a Spiritual presence and commitment; 4) leads by example; 5) knowledgeable of elementary and junior high curriculum; 6) possesses the leadership qualities of organization, follow-through, motivation, and communication; 7) involved in school activities. Please send a resume with a cover letter, a summary of your philosophy of education, at least three references with email and phone contacts, and a copy of your current certification (NAD and/or state). Initial contact will be via email.