Employment Opportunities

While we’ve been in ministry since 1973, over the last few years, our private Christian school has seen significant growth.

We are looking for passionate, gifted teachers and staff who love Jesus and want to influence the next generation of Christ followers.

Whether you’re trying to find your first teaching job or looking for a new opportunity, consider joining our team if you:

  • Have a passion for education
  • Want to be in a happy environment
  • Are seeking to add to your life
  • Want to reinforce your love of teaching

Want to be a part of our school family?

Purposeful Work

Help provide a high-quality Christian education to students you really get to know, and find joy working toward a collective mission.

Supportive Administration

Benefit from a caring leadership team committed to facilitating professional development opportunities so you can continue learning and growing.

Excellent Community

Be part of a fun, vibrant, and growing community of staff and families sharing an incredible vision for the future.

Rapid Expansion

Join the fastest growing school in the state of Iowa, where we’ve increased enrollment by 250% since 2018.

Is Waterloo Christian School a right career fit for you?

Nurturing, relational, and rooted in truth is how students and families describe our faculty. Indeed, each of our teachers and staff have several characteristics in common, and we hope you share them too.

  • Spiritually mature
  • Servant’s heart
  • Trustworthy
  • High integrity
  • Love of students
  • Engaging personality
  • Desire to innovate
  • Reflective attitude and desire to learn and grow
  • Excellent communicator with students and families
  • Demonstrates fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control)

Additionally, all of our employees accept our Statement of Faith and Employee Lifestyle Agreement.

Why work at Waterloo Christian School?

Whether you live nearby or are considering relocating to Waterloo, IA, for the perfect opportunity, here are just a few reasons to consider our school:

Competitive compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation structure with a base pay similar to area public schools. Our base pay for first-year teachers is $37,000 for the 2024-25 school year.

Outstanding employee benefits:

In addition to 10 paid days off a year, you’ll be off every summer, school holiday, and extended break, for a working calendar of just 180 days. You’ll also qualify for family healthcare coverage and a 401(k) match.

Full WCS tuition coverage:

Full-time employees can send their immediate family members to our school for free. Tuition is covered at 100%.

Professional development stipend:

In addition to all staff professional development programs, you’ll benefit from $1,000 annually you can use to further develop yourself professionally, such as through courses, conferences, and training programs.

Strong parent involvement:

Our parents are supportive, encouraging, and willing to help in the classroom and on campus when the need arises.

Small class sizes:

Our educators benefit from an 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a close-knit school environment where academics, faith, and life-ready skills are prioritized.

Excellent local community:

The Cedar Valley area is a wonderful place to live, find a church community, raise a family, and grow professionally. Additionally, both Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA, have great downtown areas with fun shopping and activities for all ages.

Could You See Yourself Here?

“It’s hard to pick one thing that I love about teaching at WCS!

Top 3 reasons:

1. I get to teach truth unapologetically.

2. My students are absolutely amazing. I love that they are our future leaders!

3. My coworkers are my friends. I love them and I know they are FOR me. We pray for, support, and encourage each other.”

– High School Teacher
“The staff at Waterloo Christian School cares deeply

about you as a person, not just what you can do for the school. They care deeply about the overall health and wellness of their families who attend and are employed, and they are dedicated to providing as much support to their staff as possible in every way. It’s such a blessing to work in a place where prayer, worship, and healthy relationships are regarded as a top priority. “

– Elementary School Teacher
“You get to invest

in the next generation of God’s kingdom here on earth”

– High School Teacher
“I love teaching middle school students at WCS

because of their enthusiasm and willingness to embrace whatever fun learning related game I come up with for the day. They are curious, kind, and so much FUN! And they are honestly interested in learning more about Jesus – a dream to teach!”

– Middle School Teacher

Where could you see yourself making a difference?

If you’re in search of a private Christian school teaching position or another opportunity, we welcome you to consider one of the following openings.

  • Teachers
    • Upper-Level Math (Full-Time)
    • High School English (Full-Time)
  • Administration
    • None at this time
  • Athletics
    • Assistant Football Coach (Seasonal)
  • Support Staff
    • Paraeducator (Part-Time / 22.5 Hours Weekly)
    • Custodian (Part-Time / 20 Hours Weekly)

Ready to Join Our Team?

Start your employment application today!