Positions currently available at HLA:

  • Resident Life Staff

  • Baseball Coach

  • Softball Coach

  • Bus Driver


Hillcrest Academy Online Job Application

HLA Job Application
Name *
Christian Background
Are you presently a member in good standing?
Do you believe the Bible is the only inspired and infallible Word of God, our final authority in all matters of faith, truth, and conduct?
Are you capable of teaching a Bible class?
Do you support Hillcrest's statement of faith?
Please carefully read our Statement of Faith and indicate your degree of support. (www.ffhillcrest.org/statement-of-faith)
Personal Qualifications
What degrees do you hold?
List what type of degree, when you received the degree, and what institution issued the degree(s) you hold.
Are you holding, or have you already signed, a contract for next year with any other educational institution?
Employment History
Personal/Professional References
List the name, phone number, and relationship of 3 people qualified to speak to your spiritual experience and Christian Service. List your current pastor first. Do not list relatives.
List the name, phone number, and relationship of 3 people qualified to speak to your professional training and experience. List your current or most recent supervisor/principal first.
Certification and Agreement
I understand that Hillcrest Lutheran Academy does not discriminate in its employment practices against any person because of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. I hereby certify that the facts set forth in this application process are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of any statement or a significant omission of fact may prevent me from being hired, or if hired, may subject me to immediate dismissal regardless of the time elapsed before discovery. If I am released under these circumstances. I further understand and agree that I will be paid and receive benefits only through the day of release. I authorize Hillcrest Lutheran Academy to thoroughly interview the primary references which I have listed, any secondary references mentioned through interviews with primary references, or other individuals who know me and have knowledge regarding my testimony and work record. I also authorize the school to thoroughly investigate my work records and evaluations, my educational preparation, and other matters related to my suitability for the position. I authorize references and my former employers to disclose to the school any and all employment records, performance reviews, letters, reports, and other information related to my life and employment, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I hereby release the school, my former employers, references, and all other parties from any and all claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure. I waive the right to ever personally view any references given to the school. Since I will be working with children, I understand that I must submit to a fingerprint check by the FBI and possibly other federal and state authorities. I agree to fully cooperate in providing and recording as many sets of my fingerprints as are necessary for such an investigation. I authorize the school to conduct a criminal records check. I understand and agree that any offer of employment that I may receive from the school is conditioned upon the receipt of background information, including criminal background information. The school may refuse employment or terminate conditional employment if the school deems any background information unfavorable or that it could reflect adversely on the school or on me as a Christian role model. I understand that this is only an application for employment and that no employment contract is being offered at this time.

At Hillcrest Academy, we look for team members who…

+ Love God and follow Jesus

  • People who recognize their own sinfulness and need of a Savior.
  • People who have experienced the unconditional love of God in Jesus Christ and are not cynical.
  • People who live in daily repentance and grace.

+ Relate to others in God's Grace

  • People who have experienced God's forgiveness and readily forgive others.
  • People who are honest and humble in admitting their own need for growth.
  • People who seek reconciliation directly with those with whom there is conflict.
  • People who are able to gracefully handle challenges that may occur.

+ Genuinely like teens and their parents

  • People who love their students and the students know it.
  • People who assume the care of every student every time.
  • People who remember that we are partnered with parents and the church.

+ Are team players

  • People who desire to serve the whole school, not just their own class or calling.
  • People who inspire maximum achievement and celebrate the success of others.
  • People who do not grumble or complain.

+ Are responsible

  • People who perform routine tasks correctly and well.
  • People who arrive on time and respect the commitments of colleagues and students.
  • People who clean up their own messes.

+ Are Committed to truth, wisdom, and virtue

  • People who value, read, and submit to the Bible as God's inspired and infallible Word.
  • People who desire to know God and to make Him known by Word and deed.
  • People who speak the truth in love.

Essential Duties for Hillcrest instructors Include:

+ Planning and Preparation

  • Displays basic content knowledge and makes connections with other disciplines.
  • Displays occasional use and awareness of resources available through the school or beyond.
  • Develops clear assessment criteria and standards.
  • Uses assessment results to plan for the class as a whole.
  • Uses consistent lesson planning.
  • Resolves student confusion with clarified directions and procedures.
  • Prepares students for further study and teaches in a manner which students understand.

+ Instruction: Planning and Execution

  • Provides vision and leadership in content area.
  • Adapts learning activities using variety of techniques recognizing the importance of student learning methods, instructional goals and recent professional research.
  • Practices structure in lesson planning and implementation.
  • Paces each lesson with defined scheduling for learning benchmarks.
  • Involves students in engaging discussions.
  • Uses technology frequently.
  • Develops and applies strategies to make the curriculum rigorous and relevant.
  • Naturally and regularly integrates biblical principles into his/her subject.
  • Provides more time and support to students needing additional help in order to promote student success.

+ Assessment

  • Uses proposed approach to assess instructional goals
  • Provides enough opportunity for students to demonstrate they understand
  • Provides timely feedback
  • Updates grades and assignments on FAWeb
  • Adheres to school intervention strategies
  • Assesses students fairly and accurately according to stated clear class expectations
  • Prepares students for college readiness

+ Learning Environment

  • Implements classroom procedures to ensure that the classroom is safe and comfortable for all students
  • Provides a classroom environment that is a place of care and respect for all
  • Establishes clear standards of conduct in the classroom
  • Responds to student misbehavior with positive consistent results
  • Establishes a neat and tidy classroom, appropriate for learning
  • Communicates importance of the work assignments
  • Demonstrates a concern for students’ ability and giftedness

+ Professional Responsibilities

  • Keeps state certification and ACSI certification up to date in specific teaching area
  • Completes administrative duties and arrives to meetings on time
  • Dresses professionally
  • Adheres to the school’s required procedures for communicating to parents
  • Makes occasional, successful attempts to engage families in the instructional program
  • Regularly demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude about Hillcrest, its community, Board and administrative decisions, and its activities
  • Expresses a positive attitude toward administrative decisions even when not in agreement
  • Fully engages in faculty meetings and collaboration
  • Respects, works well, cooperates & collaborates with colleagues, staff, and administration
  • Attends conferences/seminars and applies what he/she learns staying current in subject area
  • Formulates decisions based on professional considerations
  • Participates in school events
  • Recognizes unsafe or inappropriate situations and environments
  • Sets and meets annual goals that improve student learning

+ Community Relations

  • Supports and is accountable to the Hillcrest mission
  • Exhibits skill at conferencing with parents and extinguishing conflict
  • Returns phone calls and e-mails in a timely fashion
  • Adheres to school intervention plans for struggling students
  • Stays up to date in what his/her students participate in, and frequently talks to them about it
  • Shares and highlights church participation, God’s work in their life, and answers to prayer
  • Demonstrates clearly the fruits of the spirit

+ Spiritual Formation

  • Has a growing and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrates spiritual maturity and desire to mentor and disciple students
  • Maintains active participation in local Bible-believing church
  • Treats students respectfully, and students indicate that they can approach the teacher outside of class for help
  • Develops discipleship relationships with students

+ Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Click the link below to view and download a paper application

Submit completed applications to employment@ffhillcrest.org

Employment at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, age, or disability. Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is a religious educational ministry, permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Hillcrest’s mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school’s statement of faith and the school’s declaration and agreement to ethical and moral character.