"Passion for Christ,
Impacting the World"
Hinkson Christian Academy exists to assist families by educating and training their children in a Christian environment thereby enabling them to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially in order to serve God and man with excellence and integrity.
Hinkson Christian Academy is looking for teachers who not only love academics, but desire to nurture and disciple young people socially and spiritually in a grace-filled international environment. If you are positive, flexible, and see eternal value in the everyday work of nurture, our school could be a great fit for you!
Do you have a passion for Christ and want to use that passion to impact the world? God could be calling you to serve at HCA. If you have the heart and desire to educate and mentor international students for Christ, we want to hear from you. Please fill-out an interest from below and we`ll start a conversation.
current position openings for 2017-2018 school year:
- 1. Elementary Teacher: 1st Grade
- 2.Elementary Teacher: 4th Grade
- 3.Music Teacher
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- Strong and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- College degree in relevant subject area (Education degree preferred)
- Desire and calling to serve God cross-culturally
- Willingness to raise your own support/salary through donors
Hinkson Christian Academy does not provide a comprehensive salary. All HCA staff are required to raise their own support. HCA does offer a stipend of $10,000 per year for full time teachers.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFor any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do all teachers/staff come through a sending agency?
- Does HCA provide any salary, stipend, insurance coverage or housing?
- What screening does HCA do beyond the application and written references?
- For how long do most teachers come?
- Is HCA only looking for staff and faculty with teaching certificates?
- What is the average age of the staff?
- Does HCA consider special personal situations, i.e. being a single parent or being divorced?
- Is there opportunity to travel?
- What kind of medical care is available?
Do all teachers/staff come through a sending agency?Staff must come through a sending agency or church. Sending agencies help screen and prepare teachers and staff for inter-cultural/international field conditions. They also provide administrative support for donor and contribution management. HCA can assist you in finding a sending agency should you need it. RCE, Resourcing Christian Education, International www.rce-international.org is an organization many of our staff use.
Does HCA provide any salary, stipend, insurance coverage or housing?We do have a $10,000 per year subsidy for most positions. The use of this is determined by the sending agency. We prefer that all teachers have a fully donor supported salary but realize that is not always possible. Donors not only provide obvious financial support, they are often the best source of prayer support.
We require that all incoming personnel have a basic level of medical insurance coverage.
We do helpin locating housing if the sending agency does not do so.
What screening does HCA do beyond the application and written references?If we determine a personal interview is needed, we’ll arrange a face-to-face interview, a telephone interview, or suggest a field visit, if appropriate.
We realize that sending agencies are better suited and more experienced in screening staff for field assignments and therefore we place great value on their findings and recommendations. As an ACSI accredited school we are required to do a criminal background check on all new staff.
We prefer incoming staff to attend the ACSI sponsored Pre-Field Orientation / Third-Culture Kids (PFO-TCK) seminar offered each summer.
For how long do most teachers come?Long-term commitments provide stability and continuity of the school, therefore we prefer teachers to commit to a minimum of two years at the school.
One big advantage of the longer term is having the time and opportunity to get better acquainted with the language and culture of Russia.
Is HCA only looking for staff and faculty with teaching certificates?For a teaching position, a teaching certificate is preferred, especially in the elementary grades. We do consider experience and educational background in evaluating teaching qualifications. At a minimum, a prospective teacher should have a degree in the subject area for which they apply.
HCA also has many non-teaching positions that are critical to the operation of the school, which do not require teacher training.
What is the average age of the staff?It's hard to make a general statement because personnel changes occur regularly. However, we have a good variety - from teachers recently out of college to retirees that love adventure. We have married couples with families already grown and couples with young children. We also have a significant number of singles who are looking at career options.
These things are decided on a case-by-case basis. This could also entail additional references and input.
Is there opportunity to travel?Many of our staff take the opportunity provided by holidays and school breaks to visit other parts of Russia, Europe and the Middle East.
What kind of medical care is available?There are several western style medical centers that provide good preventive and emergency care. Most prescription and non-prescription medicines are available to purchase in local pharmacies