Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Ridgewood Kindergarten Teacher

We are looking for a nurturing and enthusiastic kindergarten teacher for our newest venture in expanding Ridgewood Preschool to include kindergarten. Our mission is to share the love of Jesus with our community, our students, and families in our program.

Qualifications:

  • A love for Jesus and children.
  • Teaching license for Kindergarten/Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.
  • Child first aid and CPR certified, this can be completed within the first 90 days of hire.
  • Able to lift 35 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all kindergarteners and families with joy and warmth.
  • Oversee the safety and care of the kindergarteners in the classroom in conjunction with the classroom assistant teacher.
  • Encourage and interact with children to explore, investigate, experiment, learn, and create throughout the school day.
  • Plan learning activities that will ignite kindergarteners’ faith, social/emotional, and educational growth.
  • Use play-based/inquiry learning that are led by students’ interests to teach educational concepts related to reading, math, science, social studies, and any additional subject matter on a daily basis.
  • Collaborate with Ridgewood Preschool teachers and assistant teachers on opportunities to encourage growth in our students upon graduation from preschool and moving into kindergarten.
  • Model behavior that will assist kindergartners in navigating social situations and teach positive behaviors for kindergarteners to use in future situations.
  • Attend to each kindergartner’s individual needs and positively engage with them in a variety of situations that may come up.
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with each student in your classroom each school day.
  • Communicate well and regularly with parents.
  • Provide grace-filled consistency with the students and co-workers.
  • Communicate to the Ridgewood Children’s Ministry Director the needs of students and families, as needed, to ensure that we are cultivating a caring environment for them.
  • Assist with light, disinfecting cleaning at the end of the school day.
  • Build teamwork with coworkers and attend staff meeting and trainings.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Laurie Stay at lstay@myrwc.org

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Ridgewood Preschool Lead Teacher

We are looking for a nurturing and enthusiastic teacher for Ridgewood Preschool. Our mission is to share the love of Jesus with our community, the preschoolers, and families in our program. Our students will range in age from 33 months to 5 years/pre-kindergarten.

Qualifications:

  • A love for Jesus and children.
  • Previous teaching will be wonderfully helpful, this qualification is necessitated by our licensing bureau, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and degrees/experience in related fields may be applicable
  • Child first aid and CPR certified, this can be completed within the first 90 days of hire.
  • Able to lift 35 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all preschoolers and families with joy and warmth.
  • Oversee the safety and care of a preschool classroom in conjunction with the classroom assistant teacher.
  • Encourage and interact with children to explore, investigate, experiment, learn, and create throughout the school day.
  • Plan learning activities that will ignite preschoolers’ faith, social/emotional, and educational growth.
  • Collaborate with other Ridgewood Preschool teachers and assistant teachers on opportunities to encourage growth in our students.
  • Model behavior that will assist preschoolers in navigating social situations.
  • Attend to each preschooler’s individual needs and positively engage with them in a variety of situations that may come up.
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with each student in your classroom each school day.
  • Communicate well with parents.
  • Provide grace-filled consistency with the preschoolers and co-workers.
  • Communicate to the Preschool Director the needs of students and families, as needed, to ensure that we are cultivating a caring environment for them.
  • Assist with light, disinfecting cleaning at the end of the school day.
  • Build teamwork with coworkers and attend staff meeting and trainings.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jodi Hogan at jhogan@myrwc.org

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Ridgewood Preschool Assistant Teacher

We are looking for a nurturing and enthusiastic assistant teacher to start in September for the 2023/2024 school year. Our mission is to share the love of Jesus with our community and the preschoolers and families in our program. Our students will range in age from 33 months to 5 years/pre-kindergarten.

Qualifications:

  • A love for Jesus and children.
  • Previous teaching, assistant teaching, or working with kids in a licensed childcare center will be wonderfully helpful, but not required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent with post-secondary education within the field of teaching or early childhood education will be an added bonus.
  • Child First aid and CPR certified, this can be completed within the first 90 days of hire.
  • Able to lift 35 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all preschoolers and families with joy and warmth.
  • Oversee the safety and care of a preschool classroom in conjunction with the classroom teacher.
  • Encourage and interact with children to explore, investigate, experiment, learn, and create throughout the school day.
  • Work closely with lead teacher in classroom to plan learning activities that will ignite preschoolers’ faith, social/emotional, and educational growth.
  • Model behavior that will assist preschoolers in navigating social situations.
  • Attend to each preschooler’s individual needs and positively engage with them in a variety of situations that may come up.
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with each student in your classroom each school day.
  • Communicate well with parents.
  • Provide grace-filled consistency with the preschoolers and co-workers.
  • Help prepare healthy snack foods.
  • Assist with light, disinfecting cleaning at the end of the school day.
  • Build teamwork with coworkers and attend staff meeting and trainings.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jodi Hogan at jhogan@myrwc.org

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Residency

Ridgewood offers a Residency Program for training people in the local church for the local church. For information about our Residency Program or to fill out the Initial Residency Application, click the button below.

 

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