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Pella Christian Grade School exists to partner with parents to challenge their children to develop their individual God-given gifts for a life of service in God's kingdom. This mission guides all of our work at Pella Christian Grade School. We are seeking highly qualified individuals who are in full agreement with the Pella Christian Grade School's Statement of Faith. Pella Christian Grade School is accredited by Christian Schools International (CSI). Applicants must possess or be able to obtain proper licensure/endorsements as described in the job description.

Leadership Positions


Teaching Positions

Pella Christian Grade School and Pella Christian High School (Pella, Iowa) are seeking a shared full-time Instrumental Music Teacher for the 2023-24 school year. The teacher in this position would hold a BA in Secondary Education with a Music Endorsement and be able to obtain an Iowa Teaching License. The primary teaching responsibilities include middle school and high school bands. For contact information or to apply, please visit employment opportunities on the Pella Christian High School website, Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pella Christian Schools, located in Pella, Iowa, are looking for bilingual individuals who are passionate about Christian education. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing immersion program as part of a diverse and united team.


  • Be a committed Christian,   
  • Have educational background (elementary, middle or high school teacher or something related like a Spanish, history, literature, or science professor, etc.),  
  • Be a native Spanish-speaker (or have a high level of Spanish) and speak English.  

We are seeking both specialized middle school and high school teachers, as well as general elementary teachers.  For more information, please write to Lilly Lehr ( 

Application packet for teaching position:

Application for Teaching (Word)

Application for Teaching (PDF)

To make your file complete, Pella Christian Grade School needs the following documents. Please send them to Mr. Ben Dirksen, Principal at

Completed application packet

Cover Letter


College Transcript

Two letters of recommendation

Copy of your Teaching Certificate or Coaching Authorization


Support Staff Positions

Pella Christian Grade School is prayerfully seeking applications for a full-time Custodian/Maintenance Worker for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Job Requirements:

  • Agree to the Pella Christian Grade School Belief Statement
  • Uphold a culture of belonging in the school, and community
  • Enjoy working with and supporting students and families
  • Mechanically competent and attentive to detail
  • Able to stand, walk, and bend for many hours
  • Able to lift heavy objects, climb ladders, and work at particular heights
  • Communicate verbally and in writing, with some technology skills 



  • Oversee all cleaning and building maintenance at Pella Christian Grade School
  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance activities
  • Coordinate outside contracts as needed for inspection/maintenance/custodial purposes
  • Perform routine and non-routine cleaning/custodial activities
  • Perform exterior maintenance, including mowing and playground maintenance
  • Coordinate with and supervise snow and ice removal contractors
  • Provide direction and supervision to part-time custodians and volunteers
  • Report to the Building & Grounds Committee at monthly meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Reports to: Building Principal/Head of Schools & PCGS Building and Grounds


Compensation and Benefits

  • 45 hours per week, contracted hourly
  • $45,000 - $55,000 annually depending on skills and experience
  • Insurance benefits and PTO
  • Approximate start date of May 1, 2023

Interested candidates may contact Ben Dirksen at or at 641-628-2414. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Link to application

Pella Christian Grade School has a part-time opening for a kindergarten aide in the Spanish Immersion program.  This position will be two hours each morning when kindergarten is in session.   Requires some Spanish speaking skills.  Interested candidates or for more information, please contact principal Mr. Ben Dirksen (

PCGS Application for position (pdf)

PCGS Application for position (Word)