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Instructional Librarian - Valor Christian High School - Highlands Ranch, CO

JOB SUMMARY

Valor Christian High School is a decidedly Christian, college preparatory school whose core values honor a biblical foundation. Valor employees are faith-centered, joy-filled believers who are active in a local, Christian church. They are both called and committed to the school’s vision and mission and seamlessly integrate faith into their daily work. You will be most successful if you have a true servant’s heart, a teachable spirit, a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the school’s beliefs and values.

Faculty members at Valor Christian High School are charged with preparing tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ. Valor Faculty live out a compelling relationship with Jesus Christ which is central to daily instruction and interactions with students, parents and team members. The Instructional Librarian supports all aspects of library work and library development, collaborates with faculty across the curriculum, develops students’ information literacy skills, and serves patrons in the library.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
  • Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
  • Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
  • Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School

  • Accept and uphold Valor’s Statement of Beliefs
  • Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
  • Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work

Possess a Commitment to Library Excellence

  • Collaborate with teachers to create engaging learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies
  • Plan and implement information literacy instruction that develops students’ research skills including accessing, evaluating and using information
  • Participate in library advocacy efforts and promotion of reading
  • Staff the circulation desk--circulating materials, answering questions and troubleshooting technology issues
  • Promote and supervise the academic culture in the library
  • Administer library systems and technology
  • Develop the physical space and online systems

Commitment to Student Centricity

  • Demonstrate a love for students and a desire to personally invest in their spiritual, emotional and social maturation
  • Invest in the lives of students through Life Groups, senior prayer partners and other mentorship opportunities
  • Compassionately respond to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each student
  • Consistently partner and communicate with parents in the shared desire of student growth and ensure a successful transition to Valor
  • Engage in ongoing communication and collaboration with Valor team members in order to strengthen student performance and support

Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate

  • Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
  • Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
  • Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
  • Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
  • Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
  • Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins

Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission

  • Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
  • Be a ‘culture- keeper’

Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth 

  • Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
  • Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
  • Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
  • Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing of time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities

EDUCATION/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science is preferred
  • Solid biblical and theological foundation and understanding
  • Library or high school teaching experience preferred
  • Library experience preferred
  • Competency using library systems and technology

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